Basketball Articles

A Simple Defense Of The Triple-Double

by Colin McGowan

The points-rebounds-assists construction lacks many descriptive elements, but what it lacks in nuance it makes up for with a kind of beautifully crude legibility. Besides, Westbrook's six-month immolation of the NBA has primarily been about the joy and terror it has produced. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Phoenix Suns

by Keith P Smith

The best strategy for the Suns is to stay the course, make a smart draft pick, and then, if the opportunity presents itself, move the vets for players who can help down the line. Read more »
Notes From The 2017 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

While it was largely the Michael Porter Jr. show this week, Wendell Carter Jr., Mohamed Bamba, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Collin Sexton had notable showings. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 5.0

by Keith P Smith

Pat Riley and the Heat are expected to have the second most cap space in the offseason. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

by Keith P Smith

Because of limited cap space, the Lakers' entire offseason hinges on keeping their pick at the lottery. Read more »
Preparing Ourselves To Wring Meaning Out Of The First Round

by Colin McGowan

There's a strong chance the lower seeds will be swiftly decapitated by their betters and we don't think about them again until the offseason. But the amount of basketball we have left no longer seems infinite and we should treasure what remains. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Brooklyn Nets

by Keith P Smith

By staying the course and taking shots at restricted free agents, low-risk signings of unrestricted free agents and building through the draft, the Nets will get back to being a playoff team. Read more »
Looking To Start A Fire, Pacers Turn Back To Lance Stephenson

by Andrew Perna

Will the Pacers get the Lance Stephenson that flirted with an All-Star appearance or the one that has averaged fewer than thirty games in his tenures with his last five teams? Read more »
Finding Reasons For Optimism In Brooklyn

by Brett Koremenos

Brooklyn should take a hard look at what Brook Lopez and Kenny Atkinson have done with a roster made up on unproven NBA contributors and imagine what a few talented veterans can do to help. Read more »
No One Can Take Our MVP Debates From Us

by Colin McGowan

If you can get beyond the bromides of the rudimentary who-ya-got MVP discussions that abound, there is the democratic nature of them. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Mar. 27-Apr. 2

by Danny Leroux

There are still plenty of worthwhile, interesting and important games though, including Nuggets/Blazers and a big week of road games for the Wizards, which includes the Game of the Week in Oakland on Sunday. Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: Detroit Pistons

by Brett Koremenos

The Pistons came into this season looking to take another step forward, but instead tumbled back, in part to some concerning performances by their two franchise pillars. So instead of doubling down on a perplexing present, Detroit would be wise to start finding answers to questions about their future right now. Read more »
Rondo Doing Vintage Rondo Things Since The Break

by Michael Pina

The one-two punch of a shifting league and Father Time have already won Rajon Rondo's battle. But this stretch may just save Rondo's career. Put the ball in his hands, surround him with shooters, and decent NBA offense can be yours-in limited minutes. Read more »
The Dad Mystique Of LaVar Ball

by John Wilmes

LaVar is preceding his sons' feats with a reel of hyperbolic myth-making that turns them into more than athletes. Before any of them have taken a shot in the NBA, the Ball family have already become legend. Read more »
How Early Success Spoiled Paul George's NBA Experience

by Andrew Perna

As strange as it sounds, the success and continuity that Paul George enjoyed in his first four seasons may now be a detriment as they attempt to keep him over the long-term. Read more »
Player Rest And Needlessly Caring About The NBA As A Saleable Good

by Colin McGowan

This rest predicament is a compelling argument for capitalism's counterproductiveness. The NBA could be more enjoyable to watch, but it will choose to be more profitable instead. Read more »
Prospect Report: Markelle Fultz Of Washington

by Rafael Uehara

Markelle Fultz will give his team's general manager some flexibility for how to build a team around him. Here's how he would fit in with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Suns. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Mar. 20-Mar. 26

by Danny Leroux

This week features quality matchups of the leagueís best teams, including Wizards/Celtics and Jazz/Clippers in the Game of the Week, along with a few important games closer to the fringes of the playoff picture. Read more »
Five NCAA Tournament Players Off Draft Boards With An NBA Future

by Brett Koremenos

Nothing is more rewarding than finding a diamond in the rough, that college player no one else gets excited about but you know is going to be a pro one day. Read more »
Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Calipari & The NBA Age Limit

by Jonny Auping

There are three parties in this equation: The NCAA (and their coaches), the NBA, and the players. They all have money to make or lose under any system. Read more »