Basketball Articles

Tyler Johnson Reveals NBA Promise, Shedding Overseas Label

by Shams Charania

Tyler Johnson wanted to pursue the NBA, thoroughly and respectably. He became a premium undrafted player, and NBA executives envisioned an aggressive, athletic and two-way guard in the D-League with Sioux Falls. Read more »
Non-National Games Of The Week (Apr. 13-Apr. 15)

by Daniel Leroux

There are still plenty of good games and storylines to watch in the final three days of what has been an incredibly fun regular season. Read more »
Notes From The 2015 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

The depth of future lottery talent in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit wasn't as strong as past seasons, including last year's edition that comprises a good percentage of the draft crop, but there are three potential franchise-changing talents in Skal Labissiere, Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown. Read more »
The NBA Future Of The Kentucky Seven

by Jonathan Tjarks

When you are drafting from a John Calipari team, you want to make sure you are taking guys based off their talent level and skill-set not their proximity to greatness at the NCAA level. So how do the seven guys from this year's team stack up with each other? Read more »
Pick Protection Update

by Daniel Leroux

With the regular season winding down quickly, here is an update on the 2015 first round picks that have trade protection on them with the 76ers have the most at stake. Read more »
Nerlens Noel Emerging As One Of NBA's Premier Big Men

by Wesley Share

Nerlens Noel has remained healthy in his delayed rookie season while showing all of the defensive ability and upside on offense that made him the projected top pick in 2013 before he tore his ACL. Read more »
Shaka Smart Waited For This Chance At Texas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Most college games are won and lost before the ball is ever tipped into play. What Shaka Smart realized was there was no reason to leave the premier job in his conference unless he could get a premier job in one of the bigger conferences. Read more »
College Basketball Crowns A Champion

by Dan Hanner

The hero was a freshman, just not necessarily the one we expected. Read more »
Why Anthony Davis Should Control His Own Destiny

by Daniel Leroux

Anthony Davis has given himself an incredible and almost unprecedented opportunity to take control of his career at a young age. Electing to play on a qualifying offer instead of a max extension gives him the flexibility to choose where he makes his legacy and plays for his entire prime. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Apr. 6-Apr. 12)

by Daniel Leroux

The final full week of regular season basketball features some high profile matchups and plenty of playoff ramifications. Read more »
Wisconsin Vs. Duke

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky vs Wisconsin lived up to the hype and more. Read more »
Euroleague Rookie Ladder

by Erildas Budraitis

RealGM presents Top 10 Euroleague Rookie Ranking, where we ranked the best players who made their debut in Euroleague during the 14-15 season. Read more »
Draft Kings' Free $125,000 Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

DraftKings is offering RealGM readers free access to a fantasy basketball contest for Friday's games with $125,000 in prizes! Read more »
Tournament Wins Come From Smart Coaching In January, February

by Jonathan Tjarks

Justise Winslow's numbers have risen dramatically, in large part because Coach K put him in a position to succeed on both sides of the floor. One guy who has slipped in comparison is Stanley Johnson and it's instructive to see the difference in how they were deployed by their respective coaches. Read more »
Pacers Lose Chance To Control Playoff Destiny

by Andrew Perna

Instead of taking advantage of the opportunity and seizing control their playoff destiny, the Pacers may have coughed up their season over a single 24-hour period. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Post Defense In NCAA Vs. NBA

by Brett Koremenos

Before either getting enamored with the post brilliance of Karl-Anthony Towns or analyzing the merits of Mike Brey's approach, you have to take into consideration a distinct difference in how post up play works at the NBA and college level. Read more »
Karl-Anthony Towns As A Specter Of The Past Or A Vision Of The Future

by Jonathan Tjarks

The biggest question NBA teams will have with Karl-Anthony Towns is whether to utilize him in post-ups or pick-and-rolls. What makes him such a great prospect is it can work either way. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Mar. 30-Apr. 5)

by Daniel Leroux

A surprisingly weak set of games on the higher end means the edges of the playoff picture can get some non-national attention. Read more »
Final Four Is Set

by Dan Hanner

The numbers that suggest Mark Few and Sean Miller are the best active coaches without a Final Four appearance, plus more on Okafor, Blackshear, and the Elite Eight. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

How Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, and Mike Krzyzewski ended up in another Elite Eight, and how Mark Few made the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999. Read more »
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