Keith P Smith - Basketball Analysis

Grading The Deal: Elfrid Payton Gets Fresh Start With Suns

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2018 5:53 PM

The Suns will get 25 games of Elfrid Payton to evaluate up close before he becomes a restricted free agent. Read more »

Tags: Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Knicks, Nuggets, Mavericks Each Win With Three-Way Trade

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2018 3:34 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay, Devin Harris and Doug McDermott are each better fits with their new teams. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Cavs Add Rodney Hood, George Hill

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2018 2:34 PM

The Cavaliers were able to add a pair of quality pieces in George Hill and Rodney Hood. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, NBA

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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 »
The NBA Week That Was (Dec. 26-31)

by Keith P Smith

On Boston's run, Lou Williams' excellent week, Stephen Curry's return, two-way contracts and more. Read more »
The NBA Week That Was (Dec. 18-25)

by Keith P Smith

On the Raptors, the best Christmas Day performers and the latest two-way contract maneuverings. Read more »
The NBA Week That Was (Dec. 11-17)

by Keith P Smith

On Chris Paul and the Rockets, Oklahoma City's triple overtime win at Philadelphia, the start of trade season and more. Read more »
The NBA Week That Was (Dec. 4-10)

by Keith P Smith

On Victor Oladipo and Indiana's huge week, Devin Booker's 46 points against Philadelphia and more. Read more »
Grading The Deal: 76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor To Nets In Win-Win Move

by Keith P Smith

The 76ers are past 'The Process' stage of their timeline, while the Nets continue to creatively acquire reclamation projects. Read more »
The NBA Week That Was (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)

by Keith P Smith

On Utah's turnaround, another outstanding week for James Harden, Andre Drummond's big game at Boston, how teams are using the G League and more. Read more »