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2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Aug 3, 2018 4:50 PM

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »

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The Stakes For Carmelo Anthony With The Rockets

by Colin McGowan

Jul 25, 2018 6:03 PM

It would be wonderful, especially for folks who defended Carmelo in his prime, if he could find a way to make it work in Houston. He's a generational talent who hasn't totally gotten his due. Read more »

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Mike D'Antoni Remains The NBA's Best Hope Against Predictability

by Jonny Auping

Jul 15, 2018 3:33 PM

We know why Mike D'Antoni is important. We know- in the broad sense- what he's good at. And we know, even if we've taken it for granted, that he's been trying to save us from predictability for over a decade. Read more »

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Clint Capela's Uniquely Shallow Free Agent Market

by Colin McGowan

Clint Capela's problem, obviously, is that he's a free agent at this very moment. It's lousy luck, because he's a very good player who's had a remarkable rise. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
Dwight Howard's Long, Multi-Stop Journey Into Irrelevance

by Colin McGowan

Dwight Howard's personal peevishness and immaturity aside, the back half of his career has been a long, agonizing decline for someone who was a bona fide star not so long ago. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
All Of The Near Misses For James Harden, Chris Paul, Mike D'Antoni

by Colin McGowan

In the aftermath of the Western Conference Finals, all you can hope for the principals is that it wasn't also their last, best shot. Read more »
Blowout Fatigue In The Conference Finals

by Colin McGowan

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 »
Finding The Perfect Role Guys For The Playoffs

by Brett Koremenos

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

by Christopher Reina

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