Keith P Smith - Basketball Analysis

Oklahoma City Thunder: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

The Thunder will likely be very limited in what they can accomplish this offseason. Their best bets for 2020 are better health and a suddenly wide-open West. Read more »
Brooklyn Nets: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Brooklyn has done better than anyone could have expected in rebounding. How this summer goes will determine the next several years for the Nets. Read more »
Orlando Magic: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is about being smart about balancing the present versus the future for the Magic with key decisions on Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross. Read more »
Detroit Pistons: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

The Pistons primary needs are adding scoring and shooting on the perimeter and depth behind Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. Read more »
Indiana Pacers: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is about adding the pieces around Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner to enable the team to take the next step. The ability to do so is there this summer given their cap situation. Read more »
Charlotte Hornets: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Both Kemba Walker and the Hornets have a complicated $221 million question to deal with this summer that will determine just about everything for both parties. Read more »
Miami Heat: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

With few free agents and only Ryan Anderson as a real roster decision, it could be a quiet start to the offseason for the Heat. Read more »
Sacramento Kings: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This summer is about taking the next step by adding more talent around the young core, especially if they can find a backup combo guard. Read more »
Washington Wizards: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

With John Wall out and Bradley Beal playing at nearly an All-NBA level, the Wizards are too good to tank but not good enough to be a real contender. This offseason is about hiring the right GM and beginning to put a long-term plan in place. Read more »
Los Angeles Lakers: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

There are multiple paths available to the Lakers this offseason, all of them involve a quick turnaround to maximize the presence of LeBron Jame. Read more »
Minnesota Timberwolves: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

The Wolves now have a new front office lead, but this offseason will likely be more of a subtle reset than significant overhaul. Read more »
Atlanta Hawks: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Building through the draft is usually an exercise in compiling as much talent as possible and letting things sort themselves out over time. For the Hawks, they have been doing this while also assemblings players who complement each other. Read more »
Dallas Mavericks: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is about retaining Kristaps Porzingis on as team-friendly a contract as possible, and then filling out the roster with depth. Read more »
New Orleans Pelicans: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is all about finding the right Anthony Davis (and possibly Jrue Holiday trade) to immediately begin building around Zion Williamson. Read more »
Memphis Grizzlies: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

The Grizzlies officially begun their rebuild by trading Marc Gasol. It is expected to get fully going this offseason with a Mike Conley deal. Read more »
Chicago Bulls: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is about adding the right players to the mix and pushing the rebuild forward. If the Bulls do that, they might snap this mini-playoff drought quicker than most expect. Read more »
Cleveland Cavaliers: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Beyond their high draft pick, this offseason for the Cavaliers is expected to be about course correction and trading the contract of J.R. Smith. Read more »
New York Knicks: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

With the best odds to land Zion Williamson and the most cap space in the NBA with Kevin Durant strongly linked, this is a historically fascinating offseason for the Knicks. Read more »
Phoenix Suns: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This will be another rebuilding offseason for the Suns. The best hope is to add a point guard of the future to pair with Devin Booker, and let the young core grow together. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »