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Blowout Fatigue In The Conference Finals

by Colin McGowan

May 22, 2018 10:48 AM

These Conference Finals have been, while not wholly uncompetitive in a macro sense, dull on a game-by-game basis. It would be nice if they stopped, one at a time, trading impressive efforts, and played well simultaneously. Read more »

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Finding The Perfect Role Guys For The Playoffs

by Brett Koremenos

Apr 13, 2018 1:01 PM

On how the integration of Luc Mbah a Moute, Quinn Cook, Greg Monroe, Jeff Green and Jonas Jerebko will be key for their team's playoff chances. Read more »

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Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Apr 12, 2018 7:51 PM

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »

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Harden, Dinwiddie And Their Counters To The NBA's Switch Defense Evolution

by Brett Koremenos

It's totally wild that a player like Spencer Dinwiddie, who has nowhere near the same tools and skill set as James Harden, produce similar results in the same action. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Approximately 80 percent of the league will be over the cap. The cap spike that caused multiple teams to have copious amounts of cap space each summer from 2015 through 2017 has now flattened out Read more »
Mike D'Antoni's Continuing Revolution Using Blunt-Force Offense

by Brett Koremenos

Mike D'Antoni's system is fighting back against the league-wide trend of ball and man movement in simply getting his best players the ball the most times and always with the space to do something with it. Read more »
Post All-Star Break Watch List: Western Conference

by Brett Koremenos

On Ryan Anderson, Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gay and Paul Millsap and what their play will indicate about their teams down the stretch. Read more »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

The Jazz, Clippers, Nuggets and Thunder to be the most active teams at the deadline in the West. Read more »
The Houston Rockets And The Righteousness of Vengeance

by Alex Siquig

The Rockets really do feel as close to perfect as a Moreyball team has ever been and possibly can ever be. And yet it's still all prologue. 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 »
The Point God Without His Omnipotence

by Colin McGowan

Chris Paul is welcome to help out, but he's not going to supplant James Harden as the team's most important player. It's time for the Point God to reckon with his messy mortality, to learn to become something other than singular. Read more »
Observations & Overreactions: Rockets Vs. Warriors

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
Season Questions: Can Anyone Actually Beat The Warriors?

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
Southwest Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

The Rockets had the most active offseason of the Southwest Division as the Spurs, Pelicans, Grizzlies and Mavericks made more minor moves. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Houston Rockets

by Colin McGowan

Daryl Morey's approach to team-building could be described as searching for good problems. It's better to have Chris Paul and not quite initially know what to do with him than to not have him at all. 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: 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 Deal: Rockets Trade For Chris Paul

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors still appear to be an immovable, unbreakable force, but the Rockets have taken their high variance three-pointers and layup strategy and plunked Chris Paul down right in the middle of it. Read more »
There's Nowhere For Chris Paul To Go

by Colin McGowan

The very best athletes can let us down while also playing all the way up to their lofty standards. The opportunity doesn't exist, but if Chris Paul could make the same kind of choice Kevin Durant did last summer, would he? Read more »