Basketball Articles

Three Question Playoff Preview: Spurs Vs. Grizzlies

by Brett Koremenos

On the best ways the undermanned Grizzlies can generate points against the Spurs, how Gregg Popovich will treat the series and whether Lance Stephenson can change his perception. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Hawks Vs. Celtics

by Brett Koremenos

On the Jeff Teague/Amir Johnson battle on switches, Avery Bradley's offensive production and whether we should be bracing for an ugly, low-scoring series. Read more »
Ten-Year Efficiency Differential Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, efficiency differential gives a clear picture of team performance. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Thunder Vs. Mavericks

by Brett Koremenos

On J.J. Barea's scorching form, finding the right fifth player for OKC's core four-man group and whether Billy Donovan can keep up with Rick Carlisle on adjustments. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Warriors Vs. Rockets

by Brett Koremenos

On whether the Rockets should try extreme lineups to find an edge, whether the Warriors will have any fatigue from chasing 73 and how many wins the Rockets can will out in the series. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Raptors Vs. Pacers

by Brett Koremenos

On how Indiana will try to get high value shots against Toronto's scheme, the possible return of DeMarre Carroll to the starting lineup and how Vogel will use one of their best 5-man lineups. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Cavaliers Vs. Pistons

by Brett Koremenos

On how the Cavs will juggle their rotation, how they'll defend Reggie Jackson and how Tobias Harris will be attacked on defense. Read more »
Unlucky, Injury-Filled Season Finally Ends For Pelicans

by Andrew Perna

The Pelicans have lost nearly 350 games to injury this season, the highest total of any team since at least the 2009-10 campaign. Read more »
Karl-Anthony Towns As The Messianic Smallball Loophole

by Christopher Reina

Karl-Anthony Towns is the unstoppable tactical force that can do everything and go anywhere, the queen on the chessboard. In 2016, Towns is the player you would pick to build a franchise around. Read more »
Rick Carlisle's Currency Of Constant Overachiement

by Colin McGowan

The Mavericks-assuredly, year after year-are never less than what they can be, and that's special, whether they're hoisting a trophy or squeaking into the postseason on creativity and guile. Read more »
Bryan Colangelo's New Opportunity With Optionality

by Jake Hyman

Sam Hinkie has gifted Bryan Colangelo with valuable draft selections and options to initiate a Sixers' progression. Here's how his past decisions may predict his future ones. Read more »
How The Spurs Have Been The Opposite Of What We Expected

by Matthew Tynan

While guarding the Warriors looks like hell on Earth, defense isn't the issue for the Spurs. They've been able to stifle Steph and Co. about as well as anyone else; they just can't seem to score on the defending champs. Read more »
CBA Explainer: Bradley Beal And Estimated Average Salary

by Danny Leroux

Bradley Beal's cap hold will be 250% of his 15-16 salary while it would have been 200% if his salary was even $1 over the estimated average. That difference may not seem substantial but it absolutely will be for the Wizards this July. Read more »
Notes From The 2016 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

On Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac, De'Aaron Fox, Markelle Fultz, DeAndre Ayton, Terrance Ferguson, Wenyen Gabriel and the other notables for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit. Read more »
Cameron Payne Hides Slights Behind Infectious Smile

by Andrew Perna

After professing he'll always take the court with the edge of someone who spent many years on the fringes, Cameron Payne insists he's still the same kid that needed a few additional inches to elbow his way into the recruiting picture. Read more »
Tank Yourself Clean: The End Of Sam Hinkie

by Christopher Reina

Injuries, compounding those injuries by drafting too many bigs and not winning a lottery to draft a transcendent talent cost Sam Hinkie his job, but the assets of his ethos will continue to live on in the 76ers indefinitely. Read more »
Kobe Bryant The GM

by Christopher Reina

We uniquely have detailed knowledge of who Kobe Bryant tried to exert his pseudo GM influence for and against during multiple stages of his playing career. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: New York Knicks

by Keith P Smith

Overshadowing all other parts of the offseason is whether Carmelo Anthony remains with New York, especially since the presence of Kristaps Porzingis puts them better positioned to move on than ever. Read more »
The Timetables Of Jahlil Okafor's Trade Value, Joel Embiid's Return

by RealGM Administrator

One season might be enough of a sample size to gauge Jahlil Okafor's future outlook and role on the team while Joel Embiid's positive progress could deem Okafor expendable and give Sam Hinkie a chance to balance out their roster. Read more »
Miami's Full-Time Small-Ball Operation

by Michael Pina

The Heat still don't shoot threes, but they're controlling games by dominating the paint, rebounding and scoring inside. And their stylistic alterations are catching opposing teams off guard. Read more »