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2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Jul 18, 2017 1:19 PM

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 »

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Grading The Deal: Clippers Hand Over Franchise To Blake Griffin With $173M Contract

by Christopher Reina

Jun 30, 2017 9:42 PM

The Clippers always felt like they were one player away during the Lob City era, but now they are in for a minor reset going all-in with Blake Griffin and a restructured supporting cast. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Rockets Trade For Chris Paul

by Christopher Reina

Jun 28, 2017 12:37 PM

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 »

Tags: Chris Paul, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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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 »
2017 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

by Keith P Smith

The Clippers are in a situation where they'll have to embrace a full rebuild if either Chris Paul or Blake Griffin decide to leave. Read more »
Some Fundamental, Putrid Clippers-ness Always Arrived

by Colin McGowan

A team that's so talented and capable of producing basketball that's both aesthetically heady and nerd-pleasingly efficient shouldn't be defined by what's depressing about them, but at the conclusion of each successive season, the Clippers bow out as an ever-deepening bummer. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Clippers Vs. Jazz Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

How Utah can produce offense whenever Jamal Crawford is on the floor and how the Clippers will keep track of the way the Jazz use misdirections. 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 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 »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

There are a number of teams on the fringes of the playoff picture such as the Kings, Nuggets, Blazers and Mavericks, which makes predicting their deadline goals difficult. 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 »
DeMarcus Cousins As An Enormous, Looming Backup Plan

by Jonny Auping

If the Warriors, Cavaliers or Clippers begin to worry that their level of talent won't be enough to defeat their fellow contenders and are ready for something drastic, they are each uniquely in a position to trade for DeMarcus Cousins. Read more »
How The Clippers' Starting Five Has Become So Dominant

by Brett Koremenos

The Clippers' Big 3 has been very good for many years, but each of them has evolved while they've found productive complementary roles for both J.J. Redick and Luc Mbah a Moute. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Pacific Division

by Brett Koremenos

Bringing out the best in Julius Randle, Marquese Chriss' dark horse ROY case, Golden State's young depth, Sacramento's improved ball movement and the Clippers' giant hole at small forward. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Pacific Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Warriors improved a 73-win team by signing Kevin Durant and the Clippers largely preserved the status quo, the Lakers, Suns and Kings are trying to accelerate their rebuilds. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Los Angeles Clippers

by Colin McGowan

Something happens to teams that inhabit a narrow strata of very goodness for too long. For the Clippers, it's being reminded each postseason that they are upper-middle class, not rich. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kevin Durant Leaves Oklahoma City For The Warriors

by Christopher Reina

Signing Kevin Durant with an existing team so young and talented that just won a record-breaking 73 regular season games is an NBA miracle. Durant's legacy will now be playing within the greatest offense in the history of basketball and however many titles they win. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

by Keith P Smith

Despite the cap jump, the Clippers aren't expected to benefit in the same way other teams will. With Paul, Griffin and Jordan all making over $20 million next season, cap flexibility is limited and that's why they're a candidate for a major trade. Read more »
How Neil Olshey Has Found And Developed The Type Of Players The Clippers Need

by Jonny Auping

The only Neil Olshey acquired players left on the Clippers are Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Meanwhile, Portland is full of the type of players the Clippers should have been targeting. Read more »