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2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Aug 3, 2018 4:50 PM

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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2018 Eastern Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Jul 26, 2018 10:37 AM

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Eastern Conference teams. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Jun 4, 2018 12:10 PM

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »

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Previewing The Extension Market For The 2015 NBA Draft Class

by Keith P Smith

From Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis to Devin Booker and Myles Turner, the draft class of 2015 becomes eligible to sign contract extensions for this summer. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Approximately 80 percent of the league will be over the cap. The cap spike that caused multiple teams to have copious amounts of cap space each summer from 2015 through 2017 has now flattened out Read more »
The Evolution Of The G League

by Keith P Smith

In a fairly rapid period of less than 20 years, the NBA started and built an almost full minor league system. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The 10 Least Tradable NBA Contracts Of 2018

by Keith P Smith

Unlike the Most Tradable Contracts, this list could have easily been 25 deep. But this list is led by Luol Deng, Chandler Parsons and Joakim Noah. Read more »
The 10 Most Tradable NBA Contracts Of 2018

by Keith P Smith

Despite the no max contract criteria, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid headline this year's list. Read more »
The NBA Week That Was (Jan. 15-21)

by Keith P Smith

On Joel Embiid and the 76ers, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, trade deadline buzz and more. Read more »
The Unavoidable Start From Scratch Option For Memphis

by Keith P Smith

Trading Marc Gasol and Mike Conley for assets and to clear up the cap, along with a high pick this year, would set Memphis on the quickest course to building a contender. Read more »
The NBA Week That Was (Jan. 8-14)

by Keith P Smith

On Miami's surge, Lou Williams' career year keeping the Clippers afloat, the growing trade deadline buzz and more. Read more »
The NBA Week That Was (Jan. 1-Jan. 7)

by Keith P Smith

On the 76ers, DeMar DeRozan, Stephen Curry and Milwaukee's series of transactions on contract guarantee day. Read more »