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Observations & Overreactions: Rockets Vs. Warriors

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 18, 2017 5:16 PM

On Houston's excellent bench, Nick Young's early 6th Man award candidacy, Golden State's young rotation players, and how these two teams will evolve basketball. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, NBA

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Season Questions: Can Anyone Actually Beat The Warriors?

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 17, 2017 8:10 PM

While the Warriors appear inevitable, the Spurs, Rockets and Cavaliers are the three teams who may have a chance of beating them in a playoff series. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Pacific Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

Oct 16, 2017 10:54 PM

On how the Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, Suns and Kings attacked the offseason. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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The Extinction Of Monta Ellis

by Alex Siquig

The prototype that Monta Ellis typifies is in imminent danger of extinction, the (undersized) ball-dominant slashing guard who doesn't reliably punish you from range. Read more »
The Extra Humanity Of Kevin Durant, Who Is Mad Online

by John Wilmes

Despite his ascendancy to the throne, Kevin Durant is clearly unsatisfied enough by the notion of people being wrong about him on the internet that he pretends to be other people to combat them. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Golden State Warriors

by Colin McGowan

What the Warriors create is an NBA drenched in this ennui. The league doesn't lack intrigue altogether, but it's rendered second-class by the Golden State's unimpeachable greatness. 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 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 Deal: Kevin Durant Takes Major Discount Re-Signing With Warriors

by Christopher Reina

Kevin Durant showed his commitment to winning and loyalty to the Warriors in an extraordinary and seemingly unprecedented level of sacrifice and discount from a player of his caliber. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Warriors Re-Sign Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston

by Christopher Reina

With an assist from Kevin Durant, the Warriors were able to keep their veteran depth by re-signing Andre Iguodala to a three-year, $48M contract and Shaun Livingston to a three-year, $24M deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Stephen Curry Re-Signs With Warriors For $201M

by Christopher Reina

Stephen Curry now comes off the greatest contract of the salary cap era, which also served as ballast for Warriors as we now know them, and immediately signs the richest contract in NBA history. Read more »
Lasting Intrigue Can Only Come From The Warriors Themselves

by John Wilmes

If the Warriors set themselves toward only achieving traditional sports goals that will be rote and predictable. Here's to wondering what, with their great powers before them, they might do that is not. Read more »
Golden State's Decadent Superiority

by Colin McGowan

There are a lot of ways to explain the why and how of the Warriors' dominance, but the most striking thing about them, as they occasionally toiled but mostly calmly outgunned the Cavaliers, was the wearying totality of their talent. Read more »
Golden State Did Not Consciously Become Death But Here We Are

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors put themselves on a cross, then clambered down and picked up a machine gun. They don't cut the figure they think they do, but nor do they care. Read more »
How Popovich's Strategic White Flag In Game 2 Could Lead To An Actual Series Still

by Matthew Tynan

Despite what happened in Games 1 and 2, the Spurs have a reason to believe they can challenge the Dubs juggernaut. Read more »
Appreciating The NBA For More Than Its Champion-Crowning Exercise

by Colin McGowan

The inevitability of it is only a problem in the run-up to the actual event: Golden State and Cleveland are the two best teams in the league, which is what we want in a Finals, right? And they often draw exquisite basketball out of each other. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Warriors Vs. Jazz Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

Can the Warriors continue to use JaVale McGee so effectively against the Jazz, and whether Utah can rely on Iso-Joe again in the second round. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Warriors Vs. Blazers Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

Examining how the Warriors can limit the effectiveness of Damian Lillard in the pick-and-roll, while the Blazers face their own quandary in preventing Draymond Green from being a playmaker on offense. 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 »
Draymond Green As The King Of Zone, Switch-Everything Defense

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Draymond Green is one of the best defensive players in today's NBA as he's taken advantage of rule changes and the league going smaller. Read more »