Basketball Articles

The Advent Of Hassan Whiteside

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 28, 2015 11:44 AM

Playing in Erik Spoelstra’s system has turned Hassan Whiteside from a fringe NBA player to one of the most valuable players in the league. That’s the beauty of playing 4-out basketball and allowing guys to operate in maximum space. Read more »

Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat, NBA

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Scouting Report: Lorenzo Brown

by Cameron Schott

Jan 28, 2015 11:09 AM

Lorenzo Brown was due for a Call-Up after his impressive play at the D-League Showcase, where he earned First-Team honors. He might have the highest ceiling among D-League point guards, but will need to prove he can shoot it from three better this time around. Read more »

Tags: Lorenzo Brown, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, D-League

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Scouting Report: Chris Johnson

by Cameron Schott

Jan 28, 2015 11:06 AM

Chris Johnson is a classic glue guy. His upside is as a “3-and-D” corner specialist, but can still improve offensively. While he’s still raw, Johnson is averaging an impressive 20.1 points per game in the D-League to compliment his stellar defensive play. Read more »

Tags: Christapher Johnson, Utah Jazz, NBA, D-League

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How Brandon Knight Got Himself Into All-Star Conversation

by Andrew Perna

Brandon Knight is what you get when you combine intelligence, NBA-level athleticism and unrelenting desire. Read more »
Coach's Corner: A Twist On Hero Ball, Trey Burke, Mozgov

by Brett Koremenos

End of game situations become easier for superstar shotmakers who play 'Hero Ball' when the offense cuts help defenders out of a driving gap. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1)

by Daniel Leroux

Even without the stakes we will see later in the season, this stands out as a truly fascinating week of NBA basketball. Top teams in both conferences face off and Saturday includes quality matchups and two fascinating return games. Read more »
Kobe Bryant's Golden Parachute

by Jonathan Tjarks

In a business where rain makers can choose where they want to work, it’s never a bad idea to cultivate a reputation as a place that takes care of its employees. The Lakers are still a family business and their perspective is more nuanced than most. Read more »
Scouting Report: Tyrus Thomas

by Cameron Schott

If he can play with intensity on both ends of the floor, Tyrus Thomas should be able to use his length to rebound, block shots, or score over defenders. It’s a low-risk, high-reward signing that could pay off for both sides. Read more »
Scouting Report: Andre Dawkins

by Cameron Schott

Andre Dawkins will try to follow the paths of elite D-League shooters like Danny Green or Troy Daniels at the next level, carving a niche as an NBA sharpshooter. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Fixing The Magic Offense

by Brett Koremenos

The Magic are on the right track in general, but they can still do better. Here are three suggestions that could push the team’s offense from their inexplicable 28th-place ranking to a more respectable position. Read more »
RealGM's D-League Showcase Wrap-Up

by Cameron Schott

We split the honors into “All-Prospect” and “All-Assignee” teams to prevent an overlap from D-League players looking for a Call-Up and NBA players competing in the event. Read more »
The Nuggets' Hope Is In Jusuf Nurkic

by Jonathan Tjarks

Rebuilding a team starts with laying a foundation and there are few better cornerstones to have laying around than a 6’11 280 two-way center who is the age of a college sophomore. Read more »
Euroleague Interview: James Anderson Of Zalgiris

by Erildas Budraitis

RealGM sat down with James Anderson in Kaunas to talk about the adjustments in Lithuania, the first half of the Euroleague season, his game-winning shot, tanking with 76ers and his future plans. Read more »
Scouting Report: James Michael McAdoo

by Cameron Schott

While James Michael McAdoo didn't live up to the expectations that he received coming out of high school, he does show NBA potential as an athletic pick-and-roll power forward. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 19-Jan. 25)

by Daniel Leroux

While getting some quality Western Conference games should draw your main attention if you like good basketball, this will be a fun clarifying week for two surprising Eastern Conference teams as both the Pistons and Bucks have multiple challenging games. Read more »
Scouting Report: Quincy Miller

by Cameron Schott

Quincy Miller was the best prospect in the D-League after averaging 26.3 points per game and has a chance to stick with an NBA roster. He’s a versatile offensive player that can handle, shoot, and drive. Defensively, he blocks shots and can get out to run the floor. Read more »
Scouting Report: JaMychal Green

by Cameron Schott

JaMychal Green is a productive, high-energy power forward that will make his greatest impact in the pick-and-roll. With Jeff Ayres, Aron Baynes and Matt Bonner in the final years of their contract, Green has a chance to prove he can contribute and earn a roster spot for not only this year but long-term. Read more »
Jrue Holiday's Quiet Mission

by Andrew Perna

Jrue Holiday credits his time in Philadelphia, where he spent his first four professional seasons, for helping ready himself for his role as a younger vet with the Pelicans. Read more »
Last Dance For The King And The Mamba

by Graham Flashner

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James spent Thursday's game smiling and laughing, occasionally even guarding each other, as if Kobe’s Farewell Tour had already begun. Read more »
Scouting Report: Larry Drew II

by Cameron Schott

With the 76ers lacking a backup point guard, Larry Drew II will see plenty of minutes immediately. He brings a different demeanor to the position as a pass-first floor general with a good feel for the game. Read more »