Brett Koremenos - Basketball Analysis
Lessons In Opportunity, Context: Why Some Players Make It, Others Bust
Any examination of a player's career is lacking if it doesn't take into account a factor that has a huge influence on how we view a player's ultimate success or failure: context. Read more »
The Vision: A Thoughtful Rotation (On The Bledsoe Trade, Part 3)
We've identified three key ideas that Jason Kidd should consider in order to get the most out of Eric Bledsoe. Read more »
Bucks' Defense: Seeing The Forest For The Trees (On The Bledsoe Trade, Part 2)
When zooming back to the big picture, the Bucks' fastest route to the top of the East is by making a marked improvement to a defense that's been problematic for much longer than just the early part of this season. Read more »
The Enigma: A Deep Dive (On The Bledsoe Trade, Part 1)
After looking a bit more under the hood on what Eric Bledsoe's game brings, it makes it easier to really assess what this means for the Bucks going forward. Read more »
Observations & Overreactions: Rockets Vs. Warriors
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 »
Observations & Overreactions: Celtics Vs. Cavaliers
Here are five of our best (worst?) observations and overreactions from the Cavaliers' narrow win on opening night over the Celtics. Read more »
Season Questions: Can Anyone Actually Beat The Warriors?
While the Warriors appear inevitable, the Spurs, Rockets and Cavaliers are the three teams who may have a chance of beating them in a playoff series. Read more »
Season Questions: Are The Raptors Still The East's 3rd Best Team?
Though it's not as sexy as what other clubs have done this summer, Toronto's commitment to continuity has them in an enviable spot out East. Read more »
Season Questions: Which Players Coming Off Injuries Have The Most Intrigue?
On the questions facing Ben Simmons, Reggie Jackson, Chandler Parsons and Rudy Gay. Read more »
Season Questions: Can The Clippers And Jazz Survive The Loss Of Their Star Players?
It's hard to see either the Clippers or Jazz dropping out of playoff contention entirely. Considering the losses of Chris Paul and Gordon Hayward, that in itself is something of a moral victory. Read more »
Season Questions: How Can The Suns, Lakers Have Productive Rebuilding Seasons?
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 »
Season Questions: Which Unheralded Young Players Could Be Key For Contenders?
DeJounte Murray, Daniel Theis, Wade Baldwin IV and Luke Kennard could play critical roles for contending teams this season. Read more »
Season Questions: How Will The Results Of 'The Process' Impact Decisions Of Other Teams?
The entire league will likely be keeping an eye on how the Sixers blatant tanking -- a strategy that literally forced the NBA to change its rules -- plays out. Read more »
Season Questions: Does Melo Make OKC Title Contenders?
The Thunder need to build a scheme and rotation where Carmelo Anthony can be a star, albeit in a defined role. And if OKC does that, it may give the club a real chance to at a special season. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Warriors Vs. Jazz Series Preview
Can the Warriors continue to use JaVale McGee so effectively against the Jazz, and whether Utah can rely on Iso-Joe again in the second round. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Spurs Vs. Rockets Series Preview
Looking at how the Spurs can keep Ryan Anderson quiet and whether Houston can slow down Kawhi Leonard in the pick-and-roll. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Cavaliers Vs. Raptors Series Preview
On Dwane Casey's difficult decision on when and how much to play Jonas Valanciunas and whether the Cavaliers should trap DeMar DeRozan instead of continuing their conservative approach on defense. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Celtics Vs. Wizards Series Preview
How the Wizards will stop the Isaiah Thomas-Al Horford pick-and-roll and how Boston will prevent Iso-John Wall from taking over the series. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Rockets Vs. Thunder Series Preview
On Oklahoma City defending the Ryan Anderson pass and follow, while the Rockets will try to make Russell Westbrook on defense. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Celtics Vs. Bulls Series Preview
How the Celtics can combat Rajon Rondo's length versus Isaiah Thomas in the pick-and-roll and the Bulls finding good post ups for Jimmy Butler. Read more »