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Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 5, 2018 4:05 PM

With the Trade Deadline just a few days away, it is time to look at which teams are Buyers, Sellers, Either or Neither. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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The Gift Of The Blake Griffin Trade

by Colin McGowan

Jan 30, 2018 5:42 PM

These are two teams shaking things up if not only for the sake of it, then certainly for no great purpose. Read more »

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Pistons Gamble Big On Blake Griffin

by Keith P Smith

Jan 30, 2018 9:47 AM

The middle is the worst place you can be in the NBA. By clearing the decks and pursuing a max free agent, the Clippers could end up more relevant than they’ve ever been. Read more »

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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The Mystifying Avery Bradley

by Brett Koremenos

There are certainly roles Avery Bradley fits into in which he's extremely helpful, but those aren't quite the plug and play type ones his reputation suggests. Read more »
2017 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors, Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and 76ers enter 2018 as the top-5 teams in terms of players and assets. Read more »
Reggie Jackson's Trolling In An NBA Of Long-Tailed Narratives

by Colin McGowan

While broad narratives provide stakes and context, we watch sports for the visceral pleasure of watching people perform difficult tasks with improbable skill and bracing invention. Read more »
Andre Drummond Against Extinction

by Colin McGowan

Andre Drummond was drafted into a much different NBA than the one he currently inhabits. It's to his credit that he's continuing to add to his game by demonstrating precisely what scouts were worried he lacked. Read more »
The Flaw In The Pistons' Mega-Scouting Approach

by Miles Wray

The Pistons have scouted well with their unprecedentedly deep department, but their consistent overpays doesn't allow them to net any surplus value. Read more »
Central Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

The Central Division saw Kyrie Irving, Paul George and Jimmy Butler exit over the offseason. Read more »
Season Questions: Which Players Coming Off Injuries Have The Most Intrigue?

by Brett Koremenos

On the questions facing Ben Simmons, Reggie Jackson, Chandler Parsons and Rudy Gay. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Detroit Pistons

by Colin McGowan

It would seem more productive for everyone involved if a coach were a little too comfortable in his job rather than killing himself and the team's future trying to do two of them at once. Read more »
Season Questions: Which Unheralded Young Players Could Be Key For Contenders?

by Brett Koremenos

DeJounte Murray, Daniel Theis, Wade Baldwin IV and Luke Kennard could play critical roles for contending teams this season. 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 »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Detroit Pistons

by Keith P Smith

The Pistons are already staring at an expensive and somewhat limited roster and that's before they re-sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and address their point guard situation. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: Detroit Pistons

by Brett Koremenos

The Pistons came into this season looking to take another step forward, but instead tumbled back, in part to some concerning performances by their two franchise pillars. So instead of doubling down on a perplexing present, Detroit would be wise to start finding answers to questions about their future right now. Read more »
When Reggie Jackson Realizes What He Can't Do

by Colin McGowan

Reggie Jackson is excellent at nothing and deficient enough as a shooter that good defenses can smother him. He's fine, in other words- a member of the fraternal order of point guards whose teams are always open to replacing them. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. Read more »