Keith P Smith - Basketball Analysis

2021 NBA Cap Space: Projecting All 30 Teams

by Keith P Smith

Jan 11, 2021 2:48 PM

A group of nine teams that currently project to have cap space in 2021. Several others could join them, and a handful are going to be over the cap almost no matter what. Read more »

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2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Central Division

by Keith P Smith

Dec 22, 2020 3:37 PM

While the Bulls, Pistons and Cavaliers are rebuilding, the Pacers are trying to get out of the get of the first round, the Bucks have championship or bust expectations. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

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2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

Dec 21, 2020 1:19 PM

While the Mavericks appear to be the only playoff lock in the division, the Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies and Pelicans should all at least be in the Play-In mix. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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20-21 NBA Season Preview: Atlantic Division

by Keith P Smith

On the 76ers and Celtics hoping for a breakthrough, the Nets figuring out what they'll be with Durant and Irving, Toronto running it back without their center vets, and the Knicks embarking a different type of rebuild. Read more »
20-21 NBA Season Preview: Northwest Division

by Keith P Smith

The Nuggets and Jazz will largely look the same, while the Blazers addressed their depth issues, Minnesota looks for a third star, and the Thunder begin their aggressive rebuild. Read more »
20-21 NBA Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Heat hope to return to The Finals, the Wizards, Hawks, Hornets and Magic are in the crowded morass of teams from 7-12 hoping for a spot in the play-in tournament. Read more »
20-21 NBA Season Preview: Pacific Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Lakers are trying to repeat and the Clippers are trying to figure out what wrong, the Suns and Kings are seeking their first playoff berths in ages, and the Warriors want to stave off another gap year. Read more »
2020 NBA Draft Recap, Free Agency Priorities

by Keith P Smith

With the draft now behind us and free agency set to open, letís see what needs were filled and what priorities still remain for each team. Read more »
2020 NBA Draft Preview: Needs And Priorities For All 30 Teams

by Keith P Smith

Each team approaches the NBA Draft from a decidedly different place. Here's where each team stands heading into the long awaited 2020 draft. Read more »
Omer Yurtseven Is Embracing The Long Wait For The Draft

by Keith P Smith

Sixty players will be drafted on November 18. Omer Yurtseven probably won't know until fairly late into the night if he'll be one of them. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Chicago Bulls

by Keith P Smith

If Arturas Karnisovas nails the head coach hire, and holds mostly firm roster-wise, Chicago could hit the 2021 offseason with enough space for a max free agent. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: New York Knicks

by Keith P Smith

Maintaining flexibility for what looks like a terrific 2021 free agent class is paramount for the Knicks. By building up their base, they could be poised to be a destination in fairly short order, just not this offseason. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Detroit Pistons

by Keith P Smith

Beyond retaining Christian Wood, and maybe chasing a restricted free agent, it's going to be the kind of offseason that leaves Pistons fans feeling underwhelmed name-wise. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

The Hawks have a great young core, rotation spots available off the bench and lots of money. Because of this summer's cap environment, Atlanta could overpay a couple of veterans for one year and still have flexibility moving forward. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Keith P Smith

Beyond re-signing Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez, and maybe finding a new home for James Johnson, it's probably going to a quiet offseason for the Timberwolves after making their big move at the deadline. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Keith P Smith

Cleveland has young building blocks worth building around and already made their big offseason move by trading for Andre Drummond at the deadline. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Golden State Warriors

by Keith P Smith

Unless the Warriors make a major move for a star, they will likely focus on replenishing their depleted depth. Read more »
NBA League Pass Games Of The Week (3/2-3/9)

by Keith P Smith

De'Aaron Fox and the Kings make a pair of appearances on this list, as do the short-handed 76ers. Read more »
NBA League Pass Games Of The Week (2/24-3/1)

by Keith P Smith

Luka Doncic and the Mavericks make multiple appearances on our League Pass list this week. Read more »
The Predicament Of Buyouts In An Era Where They've Become Expected

by Christopher Reina and Keith P Smith

Freedom isn't free and the cost of freedom ranges wildly in NBA buyouts. As does its long-term consequences. Read more »