Basketball Articles

2016 NBA Offseason Review: Atlantic Division

by Keith P Smith

Aug 22, 2016 8:30 PM

On the Raptors and Celtics trying to take the next step as playoff contenders, the Knicks working on building around Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, while the 76ers and Nets look long-term. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

The Trade Market For Brook Lopez

by Michael Pina

Aug 23, 2016 6:55 PM

The Nets should trade Brook Lopez. They're awful and need to collect as many long-term assets as they can. The assumption that they can get any by selling Lopez to the highest bidder may be false. He's a pretty good player, but right now an obvious trade partner doesn't exist. Read more »

Tags: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

Projecting Year 2 Of Kristaps Porzingis

by Zachary DiLuzio

Aug 19, 2016 8:29 PM

On a team loaded with veterans, Kristaps Porzingis is by far the biggest X-factor when attempting to project the success of the new-look Knicks. What can Porzingis improve upon in order to begin grasping his potential as a game-changing two way player? Read more »

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA

How Yi Jianlian Fits With The Lakers

by Dave DuFour

During the last five years, Yi Jianlian has proven that while the hype may have been overblown, he is a good basketball player who is worthy of another shot in the NBA. Read more »
Fixing Ben Simmons' Shooting Issues

by Dave DuFour

Ben Simmons may be shooting with the wrong hand, but even if he's not, he can develop his shot similarly to Blake Griffin to operate effectively around the elbows. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 1.0

by Keith P Smith

With a lot of teams using cap space in 2016 and a lower than anticipated 2017 cap, the number of teams with space will be less than expected. But 10-12 teams will still have cap space and several more could join them. Read more »
The Four Techniques Sean Marks Has Used To Begin Rebuilding Nets

by Miles Wray

If Sean Marks has been making the right moves in rebuilding the Nets, here are his techniques for the next generation of rebuilding teams to learn from. Read more »
Olympic Basketball Preview From An NBA POV

by Keith P Smith

With the Olympics beginning, we break down the players on each national team with some sort of NBA Connection. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Russell Westbrook, Thunder Agree Upon $85M Extension

by Christopher Reina

While Russell Westbrook may be stubbornly extending his time with the Thunder, the short-term prudence of the Thunder may set them back by not timing the start of their rebuild with the 2017 draft. Read more »
Why Russell Westbrook Chose His Uniquely Quixotic Task

by John Wilmes

While a superstar changing teams is always the more nuclear, news-exploding story, Russell Westbrook holding pattern in Oklahoma is just as dynamic a statement as Durant starting anew with the Warriors. Read more »
The Westbrook Revenge Tour

by Jonny Auping

Russell Westbrook's skillset is not totally void of system building. He might seem like the Tasmanian Devil, but he has definable talents that an entire offense can function around. Westbrook could become even more effective without Kevin Durant. Read more »
Examining Paul George's Long-Term Contract Status

by Andrew Perna

As Paul George inches closer to the end of his contract, the likelihood of a new longer-term (and much more expensive) deal becomes more likely. Read more »
Utah Jazz: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

Every single acquisition of note pales in comparison to other the big moves that shook the landscape of the league. Yet at the end of this frenetic period, the Jazz may have succeeded in building the deepest and most versatile roster in the entire league Read more »
Team USA Providing Glimpse Into The Future Of DeMarcus Cousins

by Colin McGowan

At this point, Team USA is defined mostly by its ancillary uses: namely, team plane karaoke Instagram videos and operating as a safe space for DeMarcus Cousins. Read more »
So You Want To Be An NBA Scout

by Keith P Smith

The NBA is a 365 day a year job, especially for their scouts, who are asked to evaluate players abilities, athleticism, medical history and more while constantly cultivating relationships at all levels. Read more »
Making Sense Of The Talented Yet Scattered Magic Roster

by Nick Zappulla

With Frank Vogel at the helm, a renewed sense of confidence and accountability, and a pecking order that doesn't have every player trying to get theirs, the future doesn't seem so bad for Orlando. Read more »
How The Rockets Reshaped Their Weird Roster

by Matthew Tynan

This once entertaining, energetic and unpredictable Houston team did quite a bit to pull itself out of last season's hell - enough that a return to 14-15 form is perhaps more likely than not. Read more »
Milwaukee Bucks: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

In the midst of a disappointing second season under Jason Kidd, the Bucks did at least seem to find a direction for their future. With budding superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo set to be the team's offensive engine, Milwaukee needed to build a rotation to complement his unique combination of size and skill. Read more »
Ben Simmons As Present And Future Point Guard Of The 76ers

by Daniel Friedberg

One thing was demonstrably evident throughout Summer League, Ben Simmons' passing is a transcendent skill. To maximize this otherworldly ability, it is essential that he be the primary initiator on offense. Read more »
Why The Celtics Should Hunker Down, Not Disrupt Asset Base

by Michael Pina

At the cost of well-crafted continuity and an undeniably positive culture, would moving, say, two or three rotation players and both Brooklyn picks for Superstar X vault them ahead of the Cavaliers and Warriors? It would not. Read more »