Basketball Analysis

The NBA's Alpha Paradox

by Spencer Lund

Feb 18, 2018 11:35 AM

It's only when great players learn to let a little of that alpha mentality go that they'll find themselves playing in June. It's not easy, either; Contradictions never are. Read more »

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The Evolution Of The G League

by Keith P Smith

Feb 19, 2018 4:01 PM

In a fairly rapid period of less than 20 years, the NBA started and built an almost full minor league system. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Daniel Gafford Of Arkansas

by Rafael Uehara

Feb 14, 2018 6:29 PM

Daniel Gafford profiles as a catch-and-score finisher/rim protector who leverages his athleticism into making an impact near the basket via vertical spacing. Read more »

Tags: Daniel Gafford, Arkansas Razorbacks, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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The Difficulty Of Being In The LeBron James Business

by Colin McGowan

LeBron James realized that he is the most powerful person in the NBA, and while he can't control everything that's said about him, he can control how he's treated by everyone he works with. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Feb. 12-15)

by Danny Leroux

The abbreviated final week of games before the All-Star break has a little extra intrigue this year since it will also be a time to see some faces in new places following last week's trade deadline. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Elfrid Payton Gets Fresh Start With Suns

by Keith P Smith

The Suns will get 25 games of Elfrid Payton to evaluate up close before he becomes a restricted free agent. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Knicks, Nuggets, Mavericks Each Win With Three-Way Trade

by Keith P Smith

Emmanuel Mudiay, Devin Harris and Doug McDermott are each better fits with their new teams. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cavs Add Rodney Hood, George Hill

by Keith P Smith

The Cavaliers were able to add a pair of quality pieces in George Hill and Rodney Hood. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Clarkson, Nance Traded By Lakers To Cavs

by Keith P Smith

While the Cavs reshaped their roster for the current season, the Lakers created cap space and acquired a draft asset. Read more »
NBA's Cap Crunch Exposes Flaws In GM Thinking

by Brett Koremenos

The 2016 and 2017 offseasons have exposed how NBA teams too frequently overvalue middling production. Read more »
How Tanking Has Cultivated The NBA's Excellent Middle Class

by Colin McGowan

We're currently in the midst of one of the best regular seasons in recent memory because the NBA has a deep and fascinating middle class, and that middle class is built on the backs of this year's particularly robust group of tankers. 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 »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

With the Trade Deadline just a few days away, it is time to look at which teams are Buyers, Sellers, Either or Neither. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Feb. 5-11)

by Danny Leroux

The trade deadline looms over this whole week as we all experience a deadline with games all around it rather than the All-Star break. Celtics at Raptors could be the League Pass Game of the Year. Read more »
Prospect Report: Bruce Brown Jr. Of Miami

by Rafael Uehara

While Bruce Brown has concerns on offense, on defense he has the strength, the length and the lateral quickness to be expected to develop into a dominant defender who creates events. Read more »
The Present That LeBron Can Control (And The Future He Can't)

by Jonny Auping

LeBron James came back to Cleveland and pictured a world where life would be good, and basketball would be fun. But those plans were made before the Warriors' dynasty Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pelicans Acquire Nikola Mirotic

by Keith P Smith

Just a few days after losing DeMarcus Cousins for the season, the Pelicans acquired Nikola Mirotic for a reasonable price. Read more »
The Brad Stevens' Impact In Numbers

by Andrew Perna

The Celtics have made a habit of acquiring flawed players and turning them into valuable pieces under Brad Stevens. Read more »
The Gift Of The Blake Griffin Trade

by Colin McGowan

These are two teams shaking things up if not only for the sake of it, then certainly for no great purpose. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pistons Gamble Big On Blake Griffin

by Keith P Smith

The middle is the worst place you can be in the NBA. By clearing the decks and pursuing a max free agent, the Clippers could end up more relevant than they’ve ever been. Read more »