Basketball Articles

Draft Report: Kristaps Porzingis Of Sevilla

by Christopher Reina

Kristaps Porzingis is a prodigy capable of having one of the NBA's most unique skill-sets as a floor stretching big that will also protect the rim. While he's NBA-ready to contribute, Porzingis is more of a gadget player than he is a franchise-changing centerpiece. Read more »
Draft Report: Justise Winslow Of Duke

by Christopher Reina

Justise Winslow is the type of player who is going to find a role on any team, but the team drafting him may get a deluxe role player instead of a true two-way star for their core. Read more »
The Paradigm Shift For NBA Backup Centers

by Jonathan Tjarks

Every team is going to need a small-ball center capable of switching pick-and-rolls and making plays in space. Dakari Johnson is what backup centers in the NBA looked like 10 years ago - Jordan Mickey is what they will look like 10 years from now. Read more »
Draft Report: Emmanuel Mudiay Of Guangdong

by Christopher Reina

Emmanuel Mudiay has a high bar for the certainty of his combination of skill and athleticism, but the true question is whether he can sustain his level of play on a nightly basis to become a high efficiency 20, five and eight player. Read more »
Orlando's Draft Options As Franchise Hopes To End Rebuilding Era

by Spencer Oshman

With Scott Skiles and a maturing core, the Magic hope this will be their last high lottery pick. Orlando figures to select a wing or a floor-stretching complement to Nikola Vucevic at No. 5. Read more »
Draft Report: D'Angelo Russell Of Ohio State

by Christopher Reina

D'Angelo Russell plays with as confidence as anyone in this draft and can evolve into a combination of Harden and Wall with an efficient NBA offense built around him if he can also maximize his potential physically. Read more »
Draft Report: Karl-Anthony Towns Of Kentucky

by Christopher Reina

Karl-Anthony Towns is perhaps the most jack of all trades center prospect in NBA history and he really could become a master of them all to become one of the best two or three players in the league. Read more »
Draft Report: Jahlil Okafor Of Duke

by Christopher Reina

People watch Jahlil Okafor's preternatural post game and think he just wasn't made for these times. Outside shooting has never been more important, but low post scorers that command a double team can be transformative to an offense. Read more »
Bucks In Position To Take Next Step Forward

by Andrew Perna

After a .500 regular season record and an admirable effort against the Chicago Bulls in the postseason, the Bucks are armed with significant cap space, a mid-first round draft pick and several tradable contracts as they enter the new league year. Read more »
Why We Shouldn't Assume Roy Hibbert Will Opt-In

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers want Roy Hibbert to opt-out of his $15.5 million option for the 15-16 season. Hibbert has become unpredictable on the court, which is why he just might decide to end his tenure with the Pacers prematurely. Read more »
Three Important Takeaways From Game 6

by Benjamin Cantor

A replication of Game 4, speed kills again for the Warriors and a final wrap on the 2015 NBA Finals. Read more »
Smaller, Faster, Better

by Jonathan Tjarks

Instead of a league where big teams dictate the action against smaller ones, faster teams can now dictate the action against slower ones. It's all about being able to defend and shoot at a high level from every spot in the floor. Read more »
All Hail Smallball Thou Shalt Be King Hereafter

by Christopher Reina

Everything for an NBA champion begins and ends with that team's best player, but Draymond Green was undoubtedly the Warriors' good to great factor all season and was the key to unlocking a title for a smallball team. Read more »
LeBron's Cleveland Odyssey Continues

by Christopher Reina

There has been so much evangelism for the necessity of having multiple superstars in order to compete and win titles, most of it justifiable, but maybe LeBron James was brought to the NBA to break that wheel. Read more »
Three Important Takeaways From Game 5

by Benjamin Cantor

On David Blatt going small without Timofey Mozgov, a tale of two halves and a vintage Stephen Curry performance in the fourth quarter. Read more »
LeBron, Steph & The NBA's Constant Darwinian Struggle

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Cavs have been stripped down to the bone, but it still takes an almost flawless team to beat LeBron's team four times in seven games. The exciting thing about the NBA these days is that it is producing teams capable of doing just that. Read more »
Three Important Takeaways From Game 4

by Benjamin Cantor

The Warriors found success in speed defeating size, while they also made the "other guys" on the Cavaliers beat them. Read more »
Making The Case For Phil Greene IV

by Cameron Schott

While Phil Greene IV is still far from a lock to be drafted, he's done enough to spark some late NBA interest. He has the intangibles and work ethic to become a true sleeper in the upcoming draft. Read more »
How The Warriors Figured Out Game 4, What The Cavs Can Do To Adjust For Game 5

by Jonathan Tjarks

If Golden State was going to go down, it almost had to be this way. They became a title contender when they replaced David Lee with Draymond Green, going from a three-out team that couldn't space the floor or switch pick-and-rolls to a four-out team that could. Read more »
Andre Iguodala Becomes Rewarding Proposition For Kerr, Warriors

by Shams Charania

Steve Kerr had to make this move on Thursday during a team lunch: Andrew Bogut out. Andre Iguodala in. A championship run saved for now. Read more »
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