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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 »
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 »
14-15 Euroleague Power Rankings: Small Forwards

by Erildas Budraitis

Emir Preldzic, Alessandro Gentile, Sonny Weems, Andres Nocioni and Nemanja Bjelica headline the best players in Euroleague at small forward. Read more »
Draft Kings' $30,000 1-Day Fantasy Contest For Opening Night

by RealGM Staff Report

Assembling a winning team while staying under the salary cap allows RealGM readers to take advantage of their deep NBA knowledge with Draft Kings' 1-Day fantasy basketball. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Rockets' Big Man Rotation, Utah's Shot Tweeners

by Brett Koremenos

The Rockets find themselves now with more questions than answers when it comes to their depth, while we also examine "shot tweeners." Read more »
Draft Kings' $30,000 1-Day Fantasy Contest For Opening Night

by RealGM Staff Report

Assembling a winning team while staying under the salary cap allows RealGM readers to take advantage of their deep NBA knowledge with Draft Kings' 1-Day fantasy basketball. Read more »
A Solution To The NBA Draft Lottery

by Neema Hodjat

The answer is to keep the current system in place, while implementing rules that prevent teams from getting top picks in successive seasons to prevent sustained tanking. 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 »
Coach's Corner: Celtics' Open Offensive System, LeBron's Lab, Malik Rose

by Brett Koremenos

Why Brad Stevens' system will maximize the skill sets of Boston's ecletic group of players, how LeBron experiments in preseason and fallout from Philadelphia's tanking. 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 »
Mavericks Regained Contender Status With Nostalgic Summer

by Sam Yip

The Mavericks enter the new season with a revamped roster and high expectations, thanks to the addition of Chandler Parsons and the trade to bring back Tyson Chandler. Read more »
14-15 Euroleague Player Rankings: Power Forwards

by Erildas Budraitis

Dario Saric, Viktor Khryapa, Georgios Printezis, Linas Kleiza and Jan Vesely headline the top power forwards in Euroleague this season. 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 »
Coach's Corner: Warriors' Change Of Tempo Style, The Triangle's True Difficulty

by Brett Koremenos

The Warriors played fast last season, but any player has the freedom to "rip-and-run" under Steve Kerr, while the Triangle could be a bad fit for Derek Fisher and the Knicks even if they run it right. Read more »
College Basketball Preview Summary And Updates

by Dan Hanner

Over the past 12 weeks, we've released a number of conference previews for the upcoming 14-15 college basketball season. Here are a few updates on what's changed since that project began. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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