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The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 5.0

by Keith P Smith

Jun 30, 2016 6:48 PM

The Lakers, Nets and 76ers have the most cap space as the offseason begins. Read more »

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Salary Converter For NBA's Rising Cap

by Christopher Reina

Jun 30, 2016 6:27 PM

With the salary cap jumping from $70 million in 15-16 to at least $94 million in 16-17 and $110 million in 17-18, there is a recalibration of what player salaries are actually worth in relation to the cap. Read more »

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The Warriors' Two Distinct Offseason Paths

by Danny Leroux

Jun 30, 2016 6:06 PM

At a fundamental level, the Warriors have two basic paths for the 2016 offseason: they can either clear enough space to make a max offer, or function as an over the cap team to take advantage of those benefits. Read more »

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An Updated Scouting Report On Dario Saric

by Rafael Uehara

Dario Saric is expected to join the 76ers this offseason. Here is how he's developed in the two seasons he was drafted in 2014. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Lakers Move Early With $64M Deal For Timofey Mozgov

by Christopher Reina

Timofey Mozgov was impactful in his first few months with the Cavaliers during the 14-15 season but rushed back after offseason knee surgery and wasn't the same impact center. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Keith P Smith

The natural inclination when you win a championship is to bring all the guys back and make a run at another title. The Cavaliers seem no different. Read more »
The Trade Value Of Russell Westbrook

by Michael Pina

What could the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook for in the final year of his contract if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere? We look at the seven teams who need a point guard and have an attractive package to offer. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Golden State Warriors

by Keith P Smith

Being at the top of the league affords you a lot of flexibility and gives you a longer rope than other franchises. With Green and Thompson signed long-term and every intention of making Curry a max offer to keep him in Oakland, the Warriors can afford to dream big a little bit. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Keith P Smith

The most important story in the NBA will on Oklahoma City until Kevin Durant makes a decision, and that domino will start the chain reaction around the league. Or it will simply delay until next summer when we get to do it all over again. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Thunder Trade Serge Ibaka To Magic

by Christopher Reina

Four years after trading away James Harden, the Thunder made a similar deal involving Serge Ibaka as they enter the most important offseason in franchise history. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pacers Trade For Thaddeus Young

by Christopher Reina

The Pacers' long, excessively deliberate signaled quest to improve their offense moved forward yet again hours before the draft when they traded the 20th overall pick and a future second rounder to the Nets for Thaddeus Young. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2016 NBA Draft Media Day

by Andrew Perna

On Jaylen Brown's confidence, Domantas Sabonis' experience overseas and in college, the versatility of Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn's reliance on family. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Centers

by Rafael Uehara

Center has good depth but not a lot of star potential, headlined by Jakob Poeltl, Deyonta Davis, Domantas Sabonis, Ivica Zubac and Cheick Diallo. Read more »
Upperclassman May Rule 2016 Draft, But Trend Unlikely

by Andrew Perna

Since the NBA instituted the current age limit, experienced college players and high school superstars have been replaced atop the draft with one-and-done supernovas. This year's different with Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine and others. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Knicks Trade For Derrick Rose

by Christopher Reina

The Knicks wanted to improve their backcourt and have done so in name only by acquiring Derrick Rose while further limiting their ability to build a sustainable supporting cast around Kristaps Porzingis. Read more »
Danny Ainge's Immaculately Appointed Used Car Lot

by Colin McGowan

All Celtics' talk has a provisional tone since every player is on the market. Every possibility is in play and they have the pieces to sort out the logistics of just about any transaction. And yet, the Celtics do have to become an actual basketball team sometime. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Teague To Pacers, George Hill To Jazz, 12th Overall To Hawks

by Christopher Reina

It is a win for all three teams on the surface as the Pacers slightly upgrade at point guard, the Jazz definitely upgrade at point guard and the Hawks acquire a lottery pick, albeit in a weak draft, for a player that was no longer in their plans. Read more »
Could Zach LaVine Help Extend LeBron's Cleveland Reign?

by Jonny Auping

If the Cavs decide to move on from Kevin Love this offseason, trading him back to Minnesota for Zach LaVine could create an improbable win-win for all involved. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Power Forwards

by Rafael Uehara

Breaking down Ben Simmons, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Henry Ellenson and Skal Labissiere, the top power forwards in the 2016 NBA Draft. Read more »