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Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Dec. 15-Dec. 21)

by Daniel Leroux

Dec 15, 2014 5:01 PM

From top to bottom, this should be an excellent week of non-national games featuring matchups of elite teams as well as some with compelling young talent. Read more »

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Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Dec. 8-Dec. 14)

by Daniel Leroux

Dec 8, 2014 3:17 PM

Multiple appearances this week from the Warriors, Raptors, Cavaliers, Clippers, Pelicans and Thunder as you set your League Pass schedule. Read more »

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The Overhyped Specter Of The Repeater Tax

by Daniel Leroux

Dec 4, 2014 1:57 PM

While the new CBA established a heavily punitive repeater rate, it also made getting there incredibly difficult. After the current season, the only way for the repeater rate to come into play is if a team paid the luxury tax in three of the four previous seasons. Read more »

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Handicapping The 2015 NBA MVP Race

by Daniel Leroux

The best predictor of who will win MVP for a given season is not the most valuable but rather the best player on a great team. Stephen Curry currently fits the criteria as the most probable candidate, but who else should join him? Read more »
Non-National Games Of The Week (Dec. 1-Dec. 6)

by Daniel Leroux

Multiple appearance this week from the Bucks, Cavs, Heat, Mavs, Pelicans, Wizards and Thunder. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Nov. 24-Nov. 30)

by Daniel Leroux

Brow vs. Boogie Part II headlines Thanksgiving week, along with multiple appearances from the Raptors, Grizzlies, Rockets and Bucks. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Nov. 17-Nov. 23)

by Daniel Leroux

The Raptors make three appearances this week with critical tests against the Grizzlies, Bucks and Cavaliers. Read more »
The NBA's CBA Battle Begins

by Daniel Leroux

The players and owners have begun their PR campaigns on more equal footing than the last time, but it already feels like at least the public stances so far have lacked the nuance necessary to have this discussion. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Nov.10-Nov.16)

by Daniel Leroux

While the Cavs and Pelicans have become appointment viewing every time they play, DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings are now high on the League Pass rankings. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Nov. 3-Nov. 9)

by Daniel Leroux

Klay Thompson and the Warriors join the Suns, Pelicans, Pistons, Jazz and Blazers with multiple League Pass games worth watching. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Oct. 28-Nov. 2)

by Daniel Leroux

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have the first League Pass recommended game, which is a familiar refrain this week and throughout the season. The Hornets, Suns, Bucks, Rockets and 76ers also make multiple appearances. Read more »
The Torture Chamber

by Daniel Leroux

The Warriors possess a compelling combination of pieces that can be mixed and matched to create problems for their opponents and the Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut five should be the crown jewel sooner rather than later. Read more »
Top-5 Non-National Teams For 14-15

by Daniel Leroux

The top teams to watch on League Pass have to have entertainment value on a game to game basis and fascinating pieces in the form of young talent or new additions. Each of these squads fits that bill and there were a few tough omissions as well. Read more »
On Paul George, Non-NBA Basketball And Player Safety

by Daniel Leroux

Paul George suffering a freak injury during a televised scrimmage does not change the likelihood of something like that happening in a similar event or in some other basketball activity. It just raises awareness of that possibility and potentially could actually lead to some positive changes in terms of on-court player safety. Read more »
Ben Gordon And Non-Guaranteed Contracts

by Daniel Leroux

One of the currently in vogue CBA tricks that has become more prominent this league year, non-guaranteed contracts carry a few fun benefits teams can use to their advantage. Read more »
On Warriors' Big 3 Possibility In 2016

by Daniel Leroux

With Stephen Curry on a below-market contract, the Warriors could comfortably sign a second max contract player in 2016, or even a third if they deal for Kevin Love. Read more »
The Human Element

by Daniel Leroux

The best players in the sport have transitioned from supermen to businessmen to being a business, man, at the same time the league as a whole transitioned from family owned teams to major enterprises. Like it or not, this NBA should be around for a long, long time. Read more »
The Law Of Small Numbers

by Daniel Leroux

While taking a quick glance at the market for Kevin Love around draft day could have led to confidence for the Warriors, any concept that letting the string play out would be to their advantage would be deeply misguided. Read more »
Why Sign-And-Trades Sometimes Aren't Possible For The Incumbent Team

by Daniel Leroux

Teams on the giving end of potential sign-and-trades rarely are unable to participate, but the Nets were unable to with Shaun Livingston's deal with the Warriors. Read more »
The Depth Of The 2014 NBA Draft

by Daniel Leroux

We could see as many as 15 solid starters from the 2014 NBA Draft with an impressive number of solid rotation players behind them. Read more »