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The Atlanta Celtics Make Their Long-Awaited Return In Houston

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 24, 2014 5:34 PM

Ten years ago, if you had told Josh Smith and Dwight Howard they would wind up on the same NBA team, they probably would have figured they would win a title. They would have no reason not to. Read more »

Tags: Josh Smith, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, NBA

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How James Johnson Resurrected His NBA Career, Choosing D-League Instead Of Overseas

by Shams Charania

Dec 24, 2014 10:25 AM

From out of the NBA and nearly overseas, to becoming a top contributor with the Grizzlies last season and a guaranteed $5 million deal now with Toronto, James Johnson is the best case going of career resurgence. Read more »

Tags: James Johnson, Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Waiting On Al Horford

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 23, 2014 4:49 PM

Al Horford is the glue that makes everyone around him better, an extremely versatile big man with a complete skill-set who can impact the game on offense and defense. This makes it easy to put a team around him. Read more »

Tags: Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, NBA

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Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Dec. 22-Dec. 28)

by Daniel Leroux

Even with a national holiday full of national TV games, we have an excellent week of matchups on League Pass. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Rondo's Debut, Spurs' Zone, Sluggish Boris

by Brett Koremenos

Rajon Rondo's debut with the Mavericks gave us a look on how Rick Carlisle may use him, as well as the Spurs' zone and a sluggish Boris Diaw. Read more »
The Inadvertent Contenders

by Christopher Reina

The Raptors have the best record in the Eastern Conference, but would be in the middle of a rebuild if not for the Knicks having too much respect for Masai Ujiri's GM jumper. Read more »
Danny Goes To Market: Is Rondo In Tow?

by Elrod Enchilada

The Celtics are being rebuilt, so marshalling assets, managing the salary cap, and accruing young talent and future no. 1 picks is the name of the game. Danny Ainge's decision on Rajon Rondo remains the defining issue. Read more »
How Nicolas Batum Continues Evolution Of His Game, Mindset

by Shams Charania

All around the Blazers, they’re pushing Nicolas Batum to be more assertive, to find the next echelon, and he promises one thing on his health and his game. “It’s coming.” Read more »
Coach's Corner: Can The Nets Be Fixed?

by Brett Koremenos

So is this middling squad what Brooklyn really is? Or can they find a panacea -- via trades or internal adjustments -- to regain their competitive footing? Read more »
Coach's Corner: Get Over It, Afflalo's Underutilized Post Game

by Brett Koremenos

On defending the pick-and-pop with a 'show-and-over' strategy, along with the Nuggets not using Arron Afflalo's postgame to increase their offensive efficiency. Read more »
Greg Monroe's Inevitable Pistons' Future

by Shams Charania

Greg Monroe never wanted to return to the Pistons, but Stan Van Gundy wanted a chance to make it work with their trio of big men while risking losing Monroe for nothing in 2015. Read more »
The NBA's Last High School Class

by Jonathan Tjarks

Gerald Green, Monta Ellis, Lou Williams and Amir Johnson were part of the final high school class to go straight to the NBA. Talent was never the issue for any of these guys, but it took them awhile to find their place as they were caught between two eras. Read more »
Klay For Love Revisited

by Daniel Leroux

While the Warriors' front office should be thrilled with Klay Thompson’s strong play and the team looking dominant early in the season, the rationale for making the Kevin Love trade still stands. Read more »
Bradley Beal's Rise A Credit To Unique Blend Of Talent, Maturation

by Shams Charania

From trying times to a contending team, Bradley Beal has been the perfect co-star for John Wall and these Wizards, fresh of talent and his own sense of self. Read more »
The Basketball Treasure That Nearly Never Was

by Christopher Reina

Anthony Davis is the NBA’s most incredible prodigy (possibly ever) despite a late development in which he almost left the game. Read more »
Coach's Corner: The Jerebko Conundrum

by Brett Koremenos

The Pistons seem to have enough talent to mould a playoff team if Stan Van Gundy pushes the right buttons. The early returns on Jonas Jerebko’s play in SVG's high-low system have been fantastic. Read more »
Cheat Codes

by Christopher Reina

Just as Chip Kelly is rethinking the quarterback position, Erik Spoelstra has kept enough components of his system on offense to withstand losing LeBron James. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Stagnant Suns; Let 'Em Shoot

by Brett Koremenos

How the Suns replaced floor spacing and passing with more scoring by letting Channing Frye and Ish Smith leave and adjusting to that, while the Celtics tried to stop the Mavs by letting Monta Ellis shoot. Read more »
Forced To Learn On The Job, Solomon Hill Showing Promise

by Andrew Perna

Solomon Hill played sparingly as a late first-round pick on a championship contender, but things changed very quickly this offseason. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Beware Of The Wolves, To Foul Or Not To Foul

by Brett Koremenos

The Wolves' roster is one of the few in the league that can be adjusted on a game-to-game basis to counter whatever the opposition throws at them, while we look at fouling up three. Read more »