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Grading The Deal: Anthony Davis Commits To Pelicans Until 2020

by Christopher Reina

Jul 1, 2015 2:47 PM

No team in the NBA has a better five-year title window now than the Pelicans simply because they know they'll have their franchise player under a five-year, $145 million contract. Read more »

Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Kevin Love Re-Signs With Cavaliers

by Christopher Reina

Jul 1, 2015 8:16 PM

Kevin Love's first round injury gave both he and the Cavs time to miss each other. They quickly agreed upon a five-year, $110 million deal instead of a 1+1. Read more »

Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Celtics Sign Amir Johnson To Two-Year, $24M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Jul 1, 2015 6:54 PM

Amir Johnson on a two-year, $24 million deal is an underwhelming first signing for the Celtics as Danny Ainge continues to accumulate role players without a franchise defining player. Read more »

Tags: Amir Johnson, Boston Celtics, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Khris Middleton Re-Signs With Bucks On Five-Year, $70M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Khris Middleton is one of the NBA's best young two-way wings and spending $70 million for five seasons of his prime will turn into a bargain for the Bucks. Read more »
Cliff Alexander And NBA Teams Being Saved From Themselves

by Jonathan Tjarks

Guys like Cliff Alexander are why the one-and-done rule exists and they are why the NBA is going to fight to extend it to two seasons during the next CBA. Read more »
Breaking Down Sacramento's Pick Of Willie Cauley-Stein

by Spencer Oshman

Willie Cauley-Stein has unique attributes on defense to make him worthy of a lottery pick, but was he the best pick available to the Kings at No. 6? Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Money In Trades

by Daniel Leroux

Under the current CBA, each season has its own limit for the maximum amount of cash a team can receive or pay in trades. For the 2015-16 season, this limit will be $3.4 million. Read more »
Justise Winslow Slides To Perfect Situation

by Jarrod Rudolph

Justise Winslow wasn't the top-five pick that many projected him to be, but he won the night and could win a lot more as a member of the Heat. Read more »
2016 Pick Protection Primer

by Daniel Leroux

There are nine traded first rounders for 2016 with pick protections that will be determined by regular season records next season. Read more »
Four Notes Following The Draft

by Brett Koremenos

On the value of late first round picks, Mason Plumlee's new home, no more excuses for the Wolves and three picks finding perfect homes. Read more »
Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Ten Intriguing Undrafted Prospects

by Cameron Schott

Going undrafted gives a player the chance to choose his future team based on the situation and fit. While there are plenty of undrafted players that may surprise, here are ten in particular that could make an NBA roster next season. Read more »
Myles Turner Provides Long-Term Versatility As Pacers Transition Stylistically

by Andrew Perna

Myles Turner may not provide an immediate impact at the age of 19, but the front office fell in love with his versatility and drive. A big man that can stretch the floor on offense and protect the rim on defense, he will prove valuable to the Pacers as he continues to mature. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Daniel Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
NBA 2015 Draft Comparison Guides

by Christopher Reina

Comparisons of draft prospects to current NBA players is always an inexact science, but these projections are a combination of statistical profiles from when the NBA players were at a similar age and from stylistic similarities. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: The Rookie Scale

by Daniel Leroux

The Rookie Scale limits the salaries for first round picks in response to some outlandish contracts, predominantly in the 1990s. That change had greater waves around the league, some positive and some negative. It made young players substantially more valuable and draft picks hotter commodities. Read more »
Introducing The CBA Enyclopedia

by Daniel Leroux

The CBA Encyclopedia will become a one stop shop that can explain the Collective Bargaining Agreement while putting it in proper context. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Preview

by Daniel Leroux

While this draft class does not have any super-high end guys (think the best player on a title team), it should produce a nice amount of starters and high rotation players that help make the league more enjoyable top to bottom. Read more »
Draft Report: Frank Kaminsky Of Wisconsin

by Christopher Reina

There's been a growing belief that the NBA has finally moved to a place where a long, skinny, agile four-year late blooming senior can become a starter-quality player. With the right situation, Frank Kaminsky can surely become a useful player with where the league has gone, but he doesn't have the talent to thrive anywhere. Read more »
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