Basketball Articles

How To Fix The Magic Offense In The Short-Term

by Keith P Smith

Dec 2, 2016 1:51 PM

Orlando's defense has been every bit as good as expected this season, but their offense has been dreadful. Here are several proposed fixes for the Magic to improve offensively in the short-term. Read more »

Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA

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DeMarcus Cousins As An Enormous, Looming Backup Plan

by Jonny Auping

Dec 1, 2016 5:20 PM

If the Warriors, Cavaliers or Clippers begin to worry that their level of talent won't be enough to defeat their fellow contenders and are ready for something drastic, they are each uniquely in a position to trade for DeMarcus Cousins. Read more »

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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Kevin Durant's Smooth Road To Contentment With Golden State

by Colin McGowan

Nov 30, 2016 2:37 PM

Talent usually overcomes all else in the NBA, but not at first and not all at once. Kevin Durant with the Warriors has been different as we're watching a transcendent talent quickly self-actualize. Read more »

Tags: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Eric Gordon As The Rockets' Diet Harden

by Michael Pina

The Rockets signed Eric Gordon for two fundamental reasons: 1) to create space for James Harden, 2) to prevent their high-powered offense from melting down whenever Harden needs rest. Read more »
The Rockets' Other Guys

by Brett Koremenos

Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker and Clint Capela have formed a symbiotic relationship with James Harden, providing him with a measure of support that is allowing the all-world guard to showcase his skills. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

by Danny Leroux

Towns vs. Porzingis, Westbrook vs. Wall, LeBron vs. Giannis, Blake vs. AD and Boogie vs. Embiid headline this week's games, while Atlanta at Toronto is the League Pass Game of the Week. Read more »
Mavs Finally Reach The Season Where It Stopped Working

by Colin McGowan

It's all going to hell for the Mavs in that unceremonious way it used to go to hell in the age before franchises started writing off entire seasons in July: a few guys are a year too old, a few guys are injured, and most opponents run them off the floor. They aimed to compete for a playoff spot and ended up buried in under a month. Read more »
How The Clippers' Starting Five Has Become So Dominant

by Brett Koremenos

The Clippers' Big 3 has been very good for many years, but each of them has evolved while they've found productive complementary roles for both J.J. Redick and Luc Mbah a Moute. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Nov. 21-27

by Danny Leroux

The NBA taking Thanksgiving off actually stocks the League Pass pond as it puts more games on the same nights. A fantastic Black Friday (including Spurs/Celtics in the Game of the Week) and a shocking four Blazers games headline a great League Pass stretch. Read more »
Phil Jackson And The Loss Of His Holistic Touch

by John Wilmes

Phil Jackson, a previously untouchable uncle of the game, is an early casualty in the NBA's version of the cultural sea change challenging everything right now. Read more »
Numbers Game: On The Blazers' Offense, Pistons' Rebounding

by Brett Koremenos

The Pistons and Blazers were two teams expected to take a step forward this season. For Detroit, they continue to rebound better without the league's leading rebounder while the Blazers have regressed on offense. Read more »
Jabari Parker Fulfilling His Promise In Year 3

by Keith P Smith

Jabari Parker has changed his body, improved his handle and is now a more willing and capable three-point shooter. Parker is a classic tweener in what is now a good attribute and is on a trajectory of someday being an All-Star. Read more »
The Hubris Of The Oklahoma City Westbrooks

by Christopher Reina

Russell Westbrook is a top-10 talent who plays his heart, soul and body out every night of the season, but the Thunder can't shake the ostensible reality they have one of the NBA's least talented and incompatible supporting casts around him. Read more »
How The Cavs & Clippers Are Improving Their Old Familiar Selves

by Colin McGowan

In the Cavs and the Clippers, we're watching two squads who know they're good but also know they're going to have to be even better this season if they want to challenge the Warriors. All signs are positive so far and perhaps it's due to their continuity. Read more »
Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

by Danny Leroux

The Twitter NBA Show hosted by Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux will be built around nationally televised games, with a halftime show during each game and a postgame show after the final contest of the evening. Read more »
DeMar DeRozan Becoming The Franchise Player Few Expected

by Michael Pina

DeMar DeRozan doesn't evolve every year, so much as he relentlessly enhances what he's already really good at. His career has been an annual step in the right direction. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Nov. 14-20

by Danny Leroux

Several must watch games this week featuring James Harden and the Rockets, Gordon Hayward and the Jazz, and Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Read more »
How Giannis Is Being Groomed To Lead the NBA's Next 'Big Three'

by Jonny Auping

The things that the Bucks are currently doing with the Greek Freak are to develop him into a perfect complement to Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton. If it works the three of them might just take over the NBA. Read more »
Pacers At 50: Ranking Every Player In Franchise History (25-1)

by Andrew Perna

Reggie Miller, Mel Daniels, Jermaine O'Neal, Roger Brown, Paul George and Ron Artest headline the list of the best Pacers in franchise history. Read more »
Pacers At 50: Ranking Every Player In Franchise History (307-26)

by Andrew Perna

Jamaal Tinsley, Jeff Foster, Clark Kellogg, Antonio Davis and David West fell just outside the top-25. Read more »