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CBA Encyclopedia: Mid-Level Exceptions

by Danny Leroux

Sep 2, 2015 2:09 PM

While Bird rights carry the heavy lifting for teams looking to retain their own free agents, the Mid-Level Exception is often the most powerful tool over the cap teams have to add new talent. Read more »

Tags: NBA, CBA Encyclopedia

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Unearthing 3-And-D Wings Late In The Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 31, 2015 12:09 PM

What Danuel House and Dorian Finney-Smith have in common are physical tools and a skill-set that could allow them to carve out a long career in the NBA as 3-and-D wings. Read more »

Tags: Danuel House, Dorian Finney-Smith, Virginia Tech Hokies, Texas A&M Aggies, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Older Center Prospects Can Be The Exception To The Rule

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 24, 2015 7:43 PM

You have to throw out the stats and focus on skill-set with a player like A.J. Hammons, who is too good of an interior defender and too good of an offensive player to not have a 10+ year career in the NBA. Read more »

Tags: A.J. Hammons, Purdue Boilermakers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Offseason Review: Charlotte Hornets

by Keith P Smith

The Hornets have questions marks all over their roster and there was a significant opportunity cost of not accepting Boston's offer on draft night along with dealing away Noah Vonleh. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Amnesty Provision

by Trevir Nath

A popular and frequently used piece of both of the last two CBA's, the amnesty provision has outlived its usefulness in the current agreement. It appears likely that it will be a part of the next Collective Bargaining Agreement (likely coming in 2017) in some form. Read more »
Offseason Review: Brooklyn Nets

by Keith P Smith

By removing some of their big salaries and replacing them with far smaller deals, the Nets should be able to get under the Luxury Tax. A year after paying over $90 million in tax payments, that is no small accomplishment. To have done it without significantly weakening the team is an even bigger accomplishment. Read more »
Offseason Review: Boston Celtics

by Keith P Smith

Overall the Celtics had a nice offseason, but this roster is far from complete. They have a lot of players who are best served to be somewhere from the 3rd to 8th best player on a contender. Read more »
Utah's Internal Improvement

by Jonathan Tjarks

In an NBA where half of the rosters turn over every season, the Jazz will have a huge edge in continuity and culture. They dont need to wait until declining players hit the open market because they are getting improving players right when they come into the NBA. Read more »
Finding Minutes For The Unorthodox Game Of T.J. Warren

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Suns are going to have to depend on internal improvement to take the next step, but a lot of their young core is blocked in terms of potential playing time in the near future. T.J. Warren is their one young guy with the chance to take a step forward and vault them into the Top 8 out West. Read more »
Offseason Review: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

The Hawks basically had to choose between re-signing Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. The difference in the roster from last season is Splitter in and Carroll out, which makes them bigger but less versatile. Read more »
Ty Lawson And The Rockets' Depth Of Talent In Their Prime

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Ty Lawson trade fits Daryl Morey's modus operandi perfectly; he's taking a chance on a guy based on his basketball skills and figuring everything else will take care of itself. Read more »
The Case For Dante Exum: Tools Over Stats

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dante Exum still shows all the signs of becoming a really good player in the NBA for a long time to come, which makes the Jazz dangerous with all of their overwhelming length and talent. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Contract Options

by Keith P Smith

In many cases, the terms Team Option and Non-Guaranteed contracts are used interchangeably but this is not actually the case. Here's how we can clear up the misconceptions. Read more »
The Second Chances Of Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb

by Jonathan Tjarks

Perry Jones III and Jeremy Lamb were supposed to be part of a second wave of young players who would augment the Thunder core as they started making real money. That's how fast the worm can turn in the NBA - from a key part of the future to yesterday's news in a snap of the finger. Read more »
Reviewing The Orlando Summer League

by Cameron Schott

Myles Turner, Russ Smith, Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon and Joe Young were on RealGM's All-Tournament Team from the Orlando Summer League. Read more »
Merging New Shooters With The Rest Of The Hive

by Brett Koremenos

If the three-point shot is both the present and future of the NBA, the last season's performance beyond the arc by the Hornets must have meant they were stuck in the past. The goal this offseason was fairly straightforward: add as much shooting as possible. Read more »
Mavs Now Paying Bill For Avoiding Reloading Through Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

Mark Cuban has been trying to find a shortcut to relevance over the last few seasons and all he ended up accomplishing was making the journey longer than it had to be. Read more »
Ranking Boston's Draft Pick Arsenal

by Danny Leroux

The Celtics have a nice collection of players and picks but coalescing them into a smaller number of strong assets gets more unlikely each year. Here's a rundown of Danny Ainge's hand. Read more »
How The Pacers' New Identity Will Look

by Brett Koremenos

The Pacers sudden transition from their "power" lineups to a wing-centric roster is nothing but an extreme shift, one that will either look like a hasty, knee-jerk reaction or calculated, brilliant foresight depending on how they sort out the details. Read more »
Analyzing The Exum vs. Smart Summer League Duel

by Cameron Schott

While Marcus Smart and Dante Exum can still improve as jump shooters, both showed why they were such high draft picks on Monday. The sophomores already showed improvement from their rookie seasons and - if they can continue their development - can become valuable NBA point guards with rare size and talent. Read more »
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