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New Coaches And Freshmen Ranked 41-60

by Dan Hanner

Jan 26, 2015 11:23 AM

New coaches can’t necessarily overhaul the whole roster in year one, but they can at least get their players to compete on the defensive end. Read more »

Tags: Oregon State Beavers, Auburn Tigers, Syracuse Orange, Houston Cougars, UCLA Bruins, NCAA

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Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1)

by Daniel Leroux

Jan 26, 2015 11:04 AM

Even without the stakes we will see later in the season, this stands out as a truly fascinating week of NBA basketball. Top teams in both conferences face off and Saturday includes quality matchups and two fascinating return games. Read more »

Tags: NBA

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Kobe Bryant's Golden Parachute

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 23, 2015 12:31 PM

In a business where rain makers can choose where they want to work, it’s never a bad idea to cultivate a reputation as a place that takes care of its employees. The Lakers are still a family business and their perspective is more nuanced than most. Read more »

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Love, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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Scouting Report: Tyrus Thomas

by Cameron Schott

If he can play with intensity on both ends of the floor, Tyrus Thomas should be able to use his length to rebound, block shots, or score over defenders. It’s a low-risk, high-reward signing that could pay off for both sides. Read more »
Scouting Report: Andre Dawkins

by Cameron Schott

Andre Dawkins will try to follow the paths of elite D-League shooters like Danny Green or Troy Daniels at the next level, carving a niche as an NBA sharpshooter. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Fixing The Magic Offense

by Brett Koremenos

The Magic are on the right track in general, but they can still do better. Here are three suggestions that could push the team’s offense from their inexplicable 28th-place ranking to a more respectable position. Read more »
RealGM's D-League Showcase Wrap-Up

by Cameron Schott

We split the honors into “All-Prospect” and “All-Assignee” teams to prevent an overlap from D-League players looking for a Call-Up and NBA players competing in the event. Read more »
DraftKings $65,000 One-Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

DraftKings is offering RealGM readers a great opportunity to win a share of $65,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for Wednesday's games. Read more »
The Nuggets' Hope Is In Jusuf Nurkic

by Jonathan Tjarks

Rebuilding a team starts with laying a foundation and there are few better cornerstones to have laying around than a 6’11 280 two-way center who is the age of a college sophomore. Read more »
Euroleague Interview: James Anderson Of Zalgiris

by Erildas Budraitis

RealGM sat down with James Anderson in Kaunas to talk about the adjustments in Lithuania, the first half of the Euroleague season, his game-winning shot, tanking with 76ers and his future plans. Read more »
Scouting Report: James Michael McAdoo

by Cameron Schott

While James Michael McAdoo didn't live up to the expectations that he received coming out of high school, he does show NBA potential as an athletic pick-and-roll power forward. Read more »
Freshmen Ranked 61-100

by Dan Hanner

In the preseason, when we see that someone is a Top 100 recruit, we expect them to be great right away. But as these numbers show, not everyone dominates at the college level immediately. A lot of these players will become stars as sophomores and juniors. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 19-Jan. 25)

by Daniel Leroux

While getting some quality Western Conference games should draw your main attention if you like good basketball, this will be a fun clarifying week for two surprising Eastern Conference teams as both the Pistons and Bucks have multiple challenging games. Read more »
Scouting Report: Quincy Miller

by Cameron Schott

Quincy Miller was the best prospect in the D-League after averaging 26.3 points per game and has a chance to stick with an NBA roster. He’s a versatile offensive player that can handle, shoot, and drive. Defensively, he blocks shots and can get out to run the floor. Read more »
Scouting Report: JaMychal Green

by Cameron Schott

JaMychal Green is a productive, high-energy power forward that will make his greatest impact in the pick-and-roll. With Jeff Ayres, Aron Baynes and Matt Bonner in the final years of their contract, Green has a chance to prove he can contribute and earn a roster spot for not only this year but long-term. Read more »
Jrue Holiday's Quiet Mission

by Andrew Perna

Jrue Holiday credits his time in Philadelphia, where he spent his first four professional seasons, for helping ready himself for his role as a younger vet with the Pelicans. Read more »
Last Dance For The King And The Mamba

by Graham Flashner

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James spent Thursday's game smiling and laughing, occasionally even guarding each other, as if Kobe’s Farewell Tour had already begun. Read more »
Scouting Report: Larry Drew II

by Cameron Schott

With the 76ers lacking a backup point guard, Larry Drew II will see plenty of minutes immediately. He brings a different demeanor to the position as a pass-first floor general with a good feel for the game. Read more »
Phil Jackson's New York Burden

by Christopher Reina

The players inherited by Phil Jackson with the Knicks were awful and their location makes properly engaging in a full rebuild of a roster focused on the draft a near impossibility. Read more »
Scouting Report: Dahntay Jones

by Cameron Schott

It’s rare to find a D-League product with the experience of Dahntay Jones. He should help immediately on the wing for the Clippers and could add some leadership during his stint. Read more »