Basketball Articles

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Charlotte Hornets

by Keith P Smith

May 22, 2017 5:41 PM

In many ways, this could be the last go around for this group of players together. That means the Hornets should be focused on smart additions to add depth this summer and getting back to the postseason. Read more »

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The Future Of The Spurs In The Golden State Age

by Colin McGowan

May 23, 2017 6:38 PM

The Spurs have an exceedingly tricky balance to strike- keeping Kawhi's faith and remaining competitive while also not doing anything too rash that might sink the possibility of a Kawhi-centric contender in 2021. Read more »

Tags: San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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How Popovich's Strategic White Flag In Game 2 Could Lead To An Actual Series Still

by Matthew Tynan

May 20, 2017 3:23 AM

Despite what happened in Games 1 and 2, the Spurs have a reason to believe they can challenge the Dubs juggernaut. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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LeBron Makes Good On Promise, Cavaliers Hand Celtics Historic Loss In Game 2

by Andrew Perna

What's in store for Games 3 and 4 if the Cavaliers can play better? 140 points? More than 25 made threes? Can LeBron best Michael Jordan's 63, or is he playing too efficiently to take on that type of the scoring load? Read more »
Celtics Run Off Home Floor By Cavs In Game 1

by Andrew Perna

The lack of a rim protector was something the Celtics were able to get away with during the regular season and the early rounds, but was a badly exposed flaw by LeBron and the Cavs. Read more »
Washington's Future Pushing Against Their Own Limitations

by Colin McGowan

The Wizards were miserable to start the season, unleashed some of the best basketball in the league over the winter, then settled into acceptable Pretty Goodness the rest of the way. Read more »
Celtics Win Game 7, Approach Current Ceiling

by Andrew Perna

The hard truth is that the Celtics have achieved as much as they can this season. It will be compelling to see what they can do against the Cavaliers and who on the roster shows an ability to give them hope against the defending champions going forward. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

by Keith P Smith

With a few solid role players already in place, New Orleans needs to make focused, smart signings this summer. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Dallas Mavericks

by Keith P Smith

Because Mark Cuban won't fully rebuild until Dirk Nowitzki retires, it puts the Mavericks in a tricky spot. They want to be competitive, but can't hamstring the roster long-term. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jayson Tatum Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Jayson Tatum's biggest selling point is his individual scoring and positional flexibility with his size on the wing. Read more »
Celtics Clean Up Errors, Use Collective Effort To Win Game 5

by Andrew Perna

You can typically determine how the Celtics will fare based on three very basic stats -- threes, rebounds and turnovers. They won all three in Game 5. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Keith P Smith

The Wolves enter the offseason with a lottery pick and a ton of cap space to help build around their core of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Read more »
Appreciating The NBA For More Than Its Champion-Crowning Exercise

by Colin McGowan

The inevitability of it is only a problem in the run-up to the actual event: Golden State and Cleveland are the two best teams in the league, which is what we want in a Finals, right? And they often draw exquisite basketball out of each other. Read more »
How The Blazers Turned Damian Lillard And CJ McCollum Into Clones Of Each Other

by Erik Garcia Gundersen

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have so many surface similarities, but it's the differences between that have served as a road map for ways each can improve. Read more »
Prospect Report: De'Aaron Fox Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

De'Aaron Fox is a tremendous talent off the dribble and defensively with only his perimeter shot keeping him from going even higher in the draft. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Sacramento Kings

by Keith P Smith

The Kings are relaunching their rebuilding process yet again. This time around Buddy Hield, a host of young bigs and two lottery picks. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Warriors Vs. Jazz Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

Can the Warriors continue to use JaVale McGee so effectively against the Jazz, and whether Utah can rely on Iso-Joe again in the second round. Read more »
Some Fundamental, Putrid Clippers-ness Always Arrived

by Colin McGowan

A team that's so talented and capable of producing basketball that's both aesthetically heady and nerd-pleasingly efficient shouldn't be defined by what's depressing about them, but at the conclusion of each successive season, the Clippers bow out as an ever-deepening bummer. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Spurs Vs. Rockets Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

Looking at how the Spurs can keep Ryan Anderson quiet and whether Houston can slow down Kawhi Leonard in the pick-and-roll. Read more »
A Series 22 Years In The Making

by Matthew Tynan

Can the Spurs effectively corral James Harden in the pick-and-roll while still defending the smorgasbord of shooters Houston puts on the floor? The Rockets will have issues of their own in how to defend Kawhi Leonard. Read more »