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Reggie Jackson's Trolling In An NBA Of Long-Tailed Narratives

by Colin McGowan

Nov 21, 2017 6:25 PM

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 »

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Andre Drummond Against Extinction

by Colin McGowan

Nov 14, 2017 9:46 AM

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 »

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The Flaw In The Pistons' Mega-Scouting Approach

by Miles Wray

Oct 25, 2017 5:46 PM

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 »

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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 »
How Andre Drummond's Defense Is Keeping Detroit From Taking The Next Step

by Spencer Lund

Why is one of the greatest physical specimens in the NBA today, someone who seemed to be ascending into superstar status earlier last season, dragging his team's defense down so much this season? Read more »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
Figuring Out Detroit's Reggie Jackson Problem

by Brett Koremenos

The players around Reggie Jackson have combined to show glimpses of a better, more balanced offensive approach. If Jackson fails to gel with this group and the team continues to sputter, it could mean that an up-and-coming young team may need an unexpected overhaul. Read more »
Numbers Game: On The Blazers' Offense, Pistons' Rebounding

by Brett Koremenos

The Pistons and Blazers were two teams expected to take a step forward this season. For Detroit, they continue to rebound better without the league's leading rebounder while the Blazers have regressed on offense. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Detroit Pistons

by Colin McGowan

Stan Van Gundy seems happiest when he's operatically exasperated. Even the best coaches, the sharp ones, the ones with self-awareness and success and a sense of humor- sketch a grim model for living: an insular, continual shoveling of debris into a hole within you that fills up for only so long. Read more »