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Notes On The Prospects From 2017 Summer League

by Keith P Smith

Jul 24, 2017 11:06 AM

With a loaded 2017 draft class, NBA Summer Leagues received record levels of television ratings and attendance. Here are notes on 2017 Lottery picks, other standout players from the class and a few key veterans. Read more »

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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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The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams (Version 7.0)

by Keith P Smith

Jun 30, 2017 8:49 PM

The Kings, 76ers, Heat, Nets, Wolves and Bulls have the most projected cap space as free agency begins. Read more »

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2017 Offseason Preview: Boston Celtics

by Keith P Smith

The Celtics hope to sign one, if not two, superstars this offseason. If they don't, they still have all those assets. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: San Antonio Spurs

by Keith P Smith

The Spurs have one of the NBA's very best players to build around in Kawhi Leonard and a track record of 40 plus years of excellence. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Washington Wizards

by Keith P Smith

Drafting, developing and retaining your own players is the preferred method of team building, but it can get pricey as the Wizards are realizing this offseason with their Otto Porter decision. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Utah Jazz

by Keith P Smith

The Jazz will go in one of two almost entirely different directions depending on what Gordon Hayward decides in free agency. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Houston Rockets

by Keith P Smith

Even if the Rockets don't get Chris Paul or Paul George, you can bet Daryl Morey will continue to tinker with the roster throughout the summer and all the way up to the trade deadline. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 6.0

by Keith P Smith

Teams will have even less cap space now that the 17-18 salary cap has been reduced to $99 million. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

by Keith P Smith

The Raptors have two starters and two of their top reserves becoming free agents. Without viable backups ready to step in behind them, that puts added pressure on Masai Ujiri to retain each player. 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 »
2017 Offseason Preview: Chicago Bulls

by Keith P Smith

The Bulls are stuck between inadequately building around Jimmy Butler and trading him away for a full fledged rebuild. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

For a franchise that fancies themselves as Spurs East, the challenge facing Travis Schlenk is taking the Hawks from good to great. And that jump is often a lot harder than making the leap from bad to good. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

by Keith P Smith

While the current run of success has established the Grizzlies as a clear playoff team, it seems to have also put a cap on the upper bounds of their abilities. The roster is expensive and old, which is a dangerous combination for a team that is short of being a title contender. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Keith P Smith

Outside of possibly re-signing Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City is likely to add veterans on minimum deals and will look similar to how they looked at the end of last season. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

by Keith P Smith

Outside of Jabari Parker's recovery, the new GM walks into a spot where the Bucks are as well positioned as any young team in the league. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

by Keith P Smith

Damian Lillard is a star and CJ McCollum is on his way, but the rest of the Blazers' roster is limited to high-performing role players, which makes their cap situation all the more problematic. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Indiana Pacers

by Keith P Smith

The Pacers are undergoing a transition at the very top with Kevin Pritchard replacing Larry Bird. His first major decision isn't an easy one. How he handles Paul George could set the franchise path for years going forward. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Miami Heat

by Keith P Smith

The Heat with cap space is a scary thought for the rest of the NBA. It gives Pat Riley the best tool to add to his roster. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Denver Nuggets

by Keith P Smith

The Nuggets aren't carrying any bad contracts and have good cap flexibility. After a period of down years and instability at the top of the organization things are looking up. Read more »