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Prospect Report: Marvin Bagley III Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Aug 15, 2017 8:30 PM

Marvin Bagley's biggest appeal at this point of his development is his agility and coordination, which are above average for someone his size. Read more »

Tags: Marvin Bagley III, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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A Kingmaker After All

by Nick Zappulla

Aug 14, 2017 7:45 PM

Maybe the Kings didn't win the DeMarcus Cousins' trade, but the pieces are now there for a hapless, much maligned franchise to turn it around in a relatively short period of time. Read more »

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA

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Prospect Report: Miles Bridges Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Aug 10, 2017 7:57 PM

Miles Bridges hasn't yet developed into someone who can check all the boxes Draymond Green does, but there is no other prospect out there who looks like he is on his way to becoming something close to that sort of player down the line. Read more »

Tags: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Spartans, NBA

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Prospect Report: Luka Doncic Of Real Madrid

by Rafael Uehara

Luka Doncic is a giant shot creator whose biggest value is as someone who runs offense on lineups that go super big across the perimeter, but who can also share the floor with a smaller point guard and space the floor. Read more »
The Cultural Curiosities Attached To Kyrie Irving

by John Wilmes

Now 25, Kyrie Irving is ostensibly ready to walk away from automatic championship contests every June for the more self-as-business glory of earnestly bowing out, but doing more on the court and for longer, every April or May. Read more »
Prospect Report: Michael Porter Jr. Of Missouri

by Rafael Uehara

Michael Porter Jr. dominated in high school due to his athletic prowess but also showed an appealing level of skill for someone his size. The combination of dribble moves and shot making he displayed, even if still in its infancy, makes his scoring potential tantalizing. Read more »
The Cavaliers Have One Unhappy Star And Three Options

by Colin McGowan

The Cavaliers have few not-so-straightforward solutions available. There's a way out of this Kyrie Irving mess, even if it's only theoretical. Read more »
Notes On The Prospects From 2017 Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With a loaded 2017 draft class, NBA Summer Leagues received record levels of television ratings and attendance. Here are notes on 2017 Lottery picks, other standout players from the class and a few key veterans. Read more »
Lonzo Ball's Court Vision Passes The Eye Test

by Dave DuFour

Lonzo Ball is entering the league as a top 10 passer. The ability to make your teammates better is an incredibly important skill, particularly on a team this young. Read more »
Carmelo Anthony's Third Act

by Colin McGowan

The way we think now, Carmelo Anthony is a remarkable talent whose best years were squandered primarily on unremarkable teams. But turn that logic over in your head and let it settle into a fresh orientation: is beauty, rare as it is, ever really wasted? Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Signs One-Year, $18M Deal With Lakers

by Christopher Reina

The best part of this deal for the Lakers is they get to preserve their 2018 cap space while acquiring their starting shooting guard of the present, and potentially the future if they're unable to sign two max players. Read more »
The Knicks Could Choose Not To Knick Their Way To Decadent Mediocrity

by Colin McGowan

New York would hypothetically be a place good players would want to play if the franchise wasn't trapped in a perpetual cycle of erecting waterfalls and speeding over the edge of them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wizards Match Otto Porter's $106.5M Offer Sheet With Brooklyn

by Christopher Reina

Otto Porter's value comes from an uncomplex combination of playing the NBA's thinnest position, off the ball efficiency, defensive versatility, and the lack of options for the Wizards to replace him and remain a top-4 team in the East. Read more »
Grading The Deal: James Harden, Rockets Commit To $228M Extension

by Christopher Reina

The Rockets have provided James Harden the infrastructure of an imaginative GM and a committed owner where the dead ends that have plagued team and superstar combinations have been avoided. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Thunder Get Andre Roberson, Patrick Patterson On Value Contracts

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder were going to get better no matter what by virtue of the Paul George trade, but they're continuing their excellent offseason run by signing Andre Roberson and Patrick Patterson to affordable deals. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Warriors Sign Nick Young, Omri Casspi

by Christopher Reina

Nick Young and Omri Casspi give the Warriors a pair of rotation wings who can shoot three-pointers and be versatile on defense. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Kings Sign Pair Of Veterans In George Hill, Zach Randolph

by Christopher Reina

The Kings did well identifying and actually signing their veteran targets, but there is a clear opportunity cost in using resources on two players that won't be on their next playoff team. Read more »
Tom Thibodeau's Shot At Getting The Exec-Coach Hybrid Right

by Colin McGowan

The executive-coach hybrid experiment has yet to work out in the modern NBA, but the Wolves are on the right track so far with a roster good enough to win-now and also pursue grander ambitions down the road. Read more »
Celtics Set Course For More Decisions After Landing Gordon Hayward

by Andrew Perna

There is a good chance the Celtics will be the only team in the East capable of claiming they've improved this offseason. But there are roster balance issues and a decision on Isaiah Thomas still to make. Read more »