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What To Expect For The Mavs With Rajon Rondo

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 19, 2014 11:45 AM

The Mavericks have been looking to replace all the different things Jason Kidd brought to the table since the day he left. Rajon Rondo is about the closest thing you are going to find to that in the modern NBA. Read more »

Tags: Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, NBA

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David Lee's Exit Unclogged Drain For Steve Kerr

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 17, 2014 3:23 PM

Without David Lee around to get in everyone’s way on offense and get lit up on defense, the Warriors have gotten off to the best start in the NBA. Read more »

Tags: David Lee, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Why The Pelicans Have Plenty Of Time To Build Around The Brow

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 11, 2014 7:14 PM

There’s a lot of talent in New Orleans and it’s still very young. If the spread pick-and-roll is the future of the NBA, the Pelicans have most of the pieces in place to run that offense at a very high level. Read more »

Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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Larry Brown's Mission Of Building NBA Factory In Dallas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Larry Brown basically has an NBA coaching staff trying to improve the prospects of marginal prospects in order to get them a fighting chance to get into the league. Read more »
The Blueprint For Beating Kentucky

by Jonathan Tjarks

John Calipari’s team may eventually break the record for most players drafted in a single season, but that doesn’t mean they are unbeatable. Texas helped provide a formula despite their double-digit loss. Read more »
Magic Find Free Money In Evan Fournier

by Jonathan Tjarks

If Evan Fournier had spent three seasons at Indiana playing next to Cody Zeller, he would be pretty well regarded like Victor Oladipo. Rob Hennigan has again found free money as he did with Tobias Harris and Nik Vucevic. Read more »
Alex Len And Why The Tools Are There To Wait

by Jonathan Tjarks

Miles Plumlee’s emergence should have made people more leery of writing off Alex Len, not less. After all, what was the oldest Plumlee doing when he was 20, the same age as Len? Read more »
Wolves' Long Road Trip Begins Long Season

by Jonathan Tjarks

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are the first pair of 19-year-olds to start for an NBA team since Josh Smith and Marvin Williams in 2004. The next few months are about survival. Read more »
Arizona Brings Balance, Experience, NBA Prospects At Every Position

by Jonathan Tjarks

Even without Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson, this year is unfinished business for "The Other Wildcats". They can do everything - they can play big, they can play small, they can play fast and they can play slow. Read more »
Antawn Jamison & The Floater Game

by Jonathan Tjarks

Antwan Jamison was an athletic 6’9 with a high basketball IQ who knows how to put the ball in the basket - a guy like that can be a really good player for a really long time. As he exits, the closest guy to him in the last 17 years is entering the league in T.J. Warren. Read more »
Joe Johnson Beyond The Contract

by Jonathan Tjarks

Joe Johnson is well on his way to a Hall of Fame career and he still can dominate an individual match-up in the playoffs. He hasn't been overpaid as much as LeBron and others are underpaid. Read more »
LeBron At 30

by Jonathan Tjarks

The biggest difference between LeBron James at 26 and at 30 is he can think the game on a whole different level, seeing two and three moves down the road. Everything he does is about setting himself up for two to three weeks in May and June. Read more »
Internal Improvement Candidates: Atlantic Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Raptors were the poster boys for the benefits of internal improvement last season. Terrence Ross, Iman Shumpert, Mason Plumlee, Michael Carter-Williams and Tyler Zeller can offer their teams improvement from within. Read more »
Internal Improvement Candidates: Northwest Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

All five teams in the Northwest have committed to building through the draft and Steven Adams, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton, Gorgui Dieng and Trey Burke are young players that can offer their teams improvement from within. Read more »
Internal Improvement Candidates: Southwest Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Terrence Jones, Jae Crowder and Jon Leuer represent the Pelicans, Spurs, Rockets, Mavs and Grizzlies as young players who are poised to grow and assume bigger roles this season. Read more »
Thunder Finally Approaching Prime Contention Seasons

by Jonathan Tjarks

With two of the top-5 players in the NBA and an elite defensive big, the Thunder aren’t just set up to win a championship this season - they are set up to win the next few. Read more »
Why The Mavs Have A Shot Again

by Jonathan Tjarks

Even at this stage in their careers, Dirk Nowitzki is the best offensive 7’0 in the NBA and Tyson Chandler is one of the best defensive 7’0. Chandler covers up Dirk’s flaws on defense and Dirk makes Chandler a much better offensive player. Read more »
How The Morris Twins Will Be Phoenix's Major Contract Showdown

by Jonathan Tjarks

Under Robert Sarver, Phoenix has been notorious for pinching pennies and they might be able to take advantage of Marcus and Markieff’s desire to play together as they negotiate extensions. Given their struggles apart and their success as a unit in the NBA, it’s hard to see the twins wanting to be split up. Read more »
Jonas Valanciunas As Franchise Player

by Jonathan Tjarks

You can count the number of centers in the NBA with more two-way ability than Jonas Valanciunas on one hand - Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah, Tim Duncan. The scary part is that he’s only scratched the surface of his potential. Read more »
Dario Saric's Best Case Scenario

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dario Saric is a unique player with very defined strengths and weaknesses, which gives his NBA career a wide range of possible outcomes. Maybe the biggest reason for optimism is his age, as he is one of the youngest players at the World Cup. Read more »
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