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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: Pelicans Re-Sign Jrue Holiday On Five-Year, $126M Contract

by Christopher Reina

Jul 1, 2017 10:29 AM

Entering a critical season figuring out the Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins partnership, the Pelicans couldn't afford not to pay Jrue Holiday. Read more »

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2017 NBA Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

by Keith P Smith

May 15, 2017 1:35 PM

With a few solid role players already in place, New Orleans needs to make focused, smart signings this summer. Read more »

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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 »
Boogie's Liberation From The Chaos Of Sacramento

by Colin McGowan

Even if the relationship was difficult at times, the Kings made a lot of money off DeMarcus Cousins. That franchise value ticks ever-upward. Boogie, meanwhile, suffered in a hell that was mostly the Kings' creation. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pelicans Trade For DeMarcus Cousins

by Christopher Reina

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will form one of the NBA's best big man combinations in recent memory and could do so for the next decade. The Pelicans will be big man dominant in a small ball era, yet both Cousins and Davis are capable of spreading the floor as the most enticing bigs of this generation do. 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 »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: New Orleans Pelicans

by Brett Koremenos

New Orleans needs to make a firm assessment on where they stand with Jrue Holiday and then proceed accordingly heading into the deadline and offseason. 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 »
Five Question Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Brett Koremenos

James Harden in the Steve Nash role for Mike D'Antoni, the Spurs in the mid-range, whether Anthony Davis can expand his game, the Grizzlies' three-point shooting and how the Mavs may shift their offense in Harrison Barnes' direction. Read more »
Thirty Futures: New Orleans Pelicans

by Colin McGowan

On the half-decade mark of Anthony Davis' stay in this counterproductive purgatory, the Pelicans will be afforded a soft reset. They can take a breath and think carefully about the sorts of players they want to bring in, and at what cost. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Pelicans looked for healthy bodies, the Spurs, Rockets, Grizzlies and Rockets made significant changes to their core. Read more »
Blazers, Jazz, Pelicans And The Merits Of Middle Class Improvement

by Colin McGowan

There's nothing the Blazers, Jazz or Pelicans can do that would effectively counter Golden State nearly running out an All-NBA team as a starting lineup. It is heartening, though, that a handful of relatively young teams from the NBA's middle class have decided they might as well go about the business of improvement anyway. Read more »
The Trade Value Of Russell Westbrook

by Michael Pina

What could the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook for in the final year of his contract if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere? We look at the seven teams who need a point guard and have an attractive package to offer. 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: New Orleans Pelicans

by Keith P Smith

Given their cap restrictions, the Pelicans' options for external improvement are limited. They'll need to get their draft pick right and improve their depth while hoping for better health next season. Read more »
Unlucky, Injury-Filled Season Finally Ends For Pelicans

by Andrew Perna

The Pelicans have lost nearly 350 games to injury this season, the highest total of any team since at least the 2009-10 campaign. Read more »
Salvaging The Anthony Davis Era

by Colin McGowan

Dell Demps has rushed the team along in a way that's been counterproductive. That's step one. What follows after that is complicated, but with someone new and capable in charge, the ultimate goal becomes achievable. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »