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Thirty Futures: LeBron James

by Colin McGowan

Oct 13, 2018 12:25 PM

Imagining a cursed Lakers future is glimpsing into a post-LeBron NBA, or one in which he's still around but doesn't matter nearly as much as he used to. It's unnerving to think about, in a value-neutral sort of way. Read more »

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2018 NBA Offseason Review: Pacific Division

by Keith P Smith

Oct 1, 2018 11:51 AM

On the offseason moves by the Warriors, Lakers, Kings, Suns and Clippers. Read more »

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

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What Will A Rajon Rondo Mentorship Mean For Lonzo Ball?

by Jonny Auping

Sep 7, 2018 4:18 PM

Lonzo Ball doesn't need to be the next Rajon Rondo because the Lakers barely need the current Rondo. They have LeBron James. Read more »

Tags: Rajon Rondo, Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

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The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »
Golden State's Gravity Even Now Hitting The NBA Offseason

by Colin McGowan

No LeBron-led superteam has (yet) been built to stop them. Paul George has committed to a franchise that can't touch them. They eve have Boogie now, in top form or otherwise. 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 »
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 »
Kawhi, Isaiah, Kyrie, And The New Superstar Body Plan

by John Wilmes

Industries of their own, superstars have begun to more fully appraise where their money is coming from, and they are increasingly disabusing themselves of older definitions of success and glory. Read more »
Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker Are Adding Layers To The Power Forward Position

by Jonny Auping

This trio from the 2014 draft class came into the league as the evolution of that position, until Draymond Green and the Warriors interrupted that evolution. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Suffering For LaVar Ball's Ambition

by Colin McGowan

Lonzo Ball is obligated live up to an idea that wasn't his in the first place. He gets to be what his father wants for him or something embarrassingly lesser than that. Read more »
Pacific Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

On how the Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, Suns and Kings attacked the offseason. Read more »
D'Angelo Russell's Career Starts Now

by Jonny Auping

D'Angelo Russell was all flash, no substance under Byron Scott and just another young player auditioning for Luke Walton. Under Kenny Atkinson, he can be a productive system player. Read more »
Season Questions: How Can The Suns, Lakers Have Productive Rebuilding Seasons?

by Brett Koremenos

The Suns and Lakers must have a vision for individual players while keeping the big picture of their process in mind over the course of the entire season. It will go a long way in making sure the rebuild efforts of these two clubs donít stall out. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Los Angeles Lakers

by Colin McGowan

If some of the Lakers' plans break good, it will help them get to where they always want to be and feel they belong, which is playing every fourth game on national television and competing for titles. Read more »