Basketball Articles

Finding The Right Combination For The NBA's Best Big 3

by Jonathan Tjarks

If the NBA was a 3-on-3 league, the Thunder would be the favorites to win it all. The question is whether they can get the right combo of players to complement them. Read more »
Marcus Smart And Boston's Playoff Chances This Season

by Matt Lurie

Getting the Celtics to a higher level of play this season will be largely based on the progression of Marcus Smart and how Stevens can put him in the right spots on offense. Read more »
Rick Carlisle's Adaptability Amid Annual Overhauls

by Brett Koremenos

How exactly does Rick Carlisle continue to keep the Mavericks competitive despite the annual overhauls? Well this year, one set run for one of his new additions perfectly encapsulates Carlisle's underrated brilliance. Read more »
The World Of Possibilities Of Karl-Anthony Towns

by Jonathan Tjarks

Karl-Anthony Towns is the first player since LeBron who could theoretically do all five things from all five positions. His ceiling is KG with the ability to play center full-time and knock down 3's at a high volume. He has no ceiling. Read more »
Fred Hoiberg And The Bulls' Price For Workplace Harmony

by Colin McGowan

Gar Forman wanted to install a head coach who was, like him, respectful of the chain of command. He wanted a Reinsdorfian philosophy of compliance to permeate the franchise. Read more »
Minnesota's Dry Run

by Danny Leroux

The dry run concept acknowledges that Minnesota's path to long-term success runs through Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. As such, their primary focus the rest of the season should be to prepare those talents for their eventual role in situations that resemble their future in terms of opposition and surrounding talent. Read more »
Learning To Love J.J. Redick

by Michael Pina

Perpetually overlooked as the necessary yet replaceable starter on a team that features two HOF-caliber talents, J.J. Redick now moonlights as his team's second best player, and the Clippers are seemingly as potent as ever. Read more »
College Basketball Finding Parity Without Elite Big Men

by Jonathan Tjarks

There's a reason there's less excitement about the draft in NBA front offices than there has been in some time and it's tied directly to parity. There aren't any great big men out there and the returns on this year's lottery don'tt project to be nearly as high as they were a year ago. Read more »
Thankfully Boston Has The Brooklyn Lifeline

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Celtics are trying to make the jump from good to great - the hardest leap to make in the NBA - without any of the pieces on the roster necessary to make that possible. You can't follow the Hawks' blueprint without having the Hawks' big men. Read more »
The Blazers' Unusual Rebuild

by Keith P Smith

Portland correctly read the market quicker than most and focused on what would eventually be considered good deals. Read more »
The Strange Path Of C.J. Miles

by Andrew Perna

A shooting guard first and small forward second throughout his career, Frank Vogel has asked C.J. Miles to man the four at times as the Pacers play small. Read more »
The Mystery Boxes Of Highly Rated Draft Prospects With Limited Minutes

by Jonathan Tjarks

At this point, NBA people would probably prefer if Cheikh Diallo and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk go back to school, but a weak draft means they might still be able to secure first-round contracts worth millions of dollars without ever getting much playing time at Kansas. Read more »
Rolling Back The Kevin Love Trade For Cleveland

by Jonathan Tjarks

There's just not a lot of room for what Kevin Love brings to the table when the Cavs are playing the best teams in the league and what they could really use is another 6'7+ wing defender who could slide between the 3 and 4 positions and push LeBron down to the 4 and the 5 more often. Read more »
A Five-Step Plan To Fix The Nets

by Brett Koremenos

With limited draft assets, a middling roster without much upside and no vision for the future, it's hard to imagine the Nets becoming relevant anytime in the near future. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Disabled Player Exception

by Danny Leroux

The DPE stands out among the CBA exceptions because teams have to apply for it, leading to one of the more interesting processes with an NBA-appointed doctor to make the ruling. Read more »
Mavericks' Future Revolves Around Maximizing Chandler Parsons

by Jonathan Tjarks

If the Mavericks want to get the most out of Chandler Parsons they should be targeting another 3-and-D player at SF and a better version of JaVale McGee at center. Read more »
Figuring Out What Happened To The Bucks' Defense

by Matt Lurie

The Bucks remain extremely talented, but when Jabari Parker and Greg Monroe are manning your front-line, playing a super-aggressive defense is probably not ideal. Read more »
Draft Kings' RealGM Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

All RealGM readers are invited to play in an exclusive RealGM fantasy basketball contest on Friday night. Prove your basketball knowledge against other RealGM fans and writers. Read more »
How Is Will Barton Happening?

by Michael Pina

In December, Will Barton averaged 20.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Zero starts. How did a 25-year-old blade of grass become one of the NBA's most terrifying threats off the bench? Read more »
Cal's Talent, Cal's Issues

by Jonathan Tjarks

With a lack of three-point shooting and their coach's desire to play a low-possession game and you have the formula for a team that plays down to their competition, one that can beat anyone and lose to almost anyone. Read more »
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