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League Pass Games Of The Week (Dec. 11-17)

by Danny Leroux

Dec 11, 2017 7:01 PM

The NBA season is still taking shape but this is a nice time to take stock of different teams and players at varying levels of success. Victor Oladipo's big week earns the Pacers a few appearances on the list but the headliner is Cavs/Wizards on Sunday. Read more »

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What The Nets Gave Up In The Okafor-Booker Trade

by Danny Leroux

Dec 11, 2017 2:22 PM

Trevor Booker uniquely functions as a salary dump and a talent upgrade. That type of situation could have elicited a bigger return for the Nets at the deadline. Read more »

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League Pass Games Of The Week (Dec. 4-Dec. 10)

by Danny Leroux

Dec 4, 2017 3:21 PM

A month and a half into the season, we are getting a better sense of where teams are but also experiencing the buildup of injuries around the league. Some of the matchups this week will be fundamentally shifted by who returns. Read more »

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CBA Encyclopedia: Over 38 Rule

by Danny Leroux

The Over 38 Rule focuses on a way teams could circumvent the NBA's soft cap structure with older players. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Nov. 28-Dec. 3)

by Danny Leroux

The NBA turns the calendar from November to December with a solid week of League Pass games. Read more »
How The Suns Waited Too Long To Trade Eric Bledsoe

by Danny Leroux

The Eric Bledsoe situation certainly appears to be a teachable moment about the importance of honesty in self-evaluation for front offices because failure to do so can lead to serious consequences. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Nov. 20-Nov. 27)

by Danny Leroux

There are some interesting East vs. West games, including Blazers/Wizards, Pistons/Thunder, Clippers/Knicks and Trail Blazers at 76ers, but the Game of the Week is Celtics at Heat. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Nov. 13-Nov. 19)

by Danny Leroux

The NBA season enters its second month and this League Pass week features a series of division matchups, including Nuggets/Blazers, Wizards/Heat, Pistons/Bucks and Rockets/Grizzlies, the Game of the Week. Read more »
Book Excerpt: How The Warriors Went From Black Sheep To Gold Standard

by Danny Leroux

The Warriors underwent massive changes entering the 14-15 season and it paid off with their first title in 40 years. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Nov. 6-Nov. 12)

by Danny Leroux

The first full week of November means something different in the new NBA calendar, as we have already seen about ten games from every team. Read more »
Rookie Scale Option Decisions

by Danny Leroux

On the difficult Rookie Scale decisions facing several teams on players such as Jahlil Okafor, Mario Hezonja, Kevon Looney, Bobby Portis, Cameron Payne and more. Read more »
League Pass Game Of The Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

by Danny Leroux

An unusual week of League Pass games because a vast majority of the best contests feature a small number of teams. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Rookie Scale Contracts

by Danny Leroux

The first two seasons are fully guaranteed at a scale based on draft sloat and the final two seasons are team options. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Oct. 23-Oct. 29)

by Danny Leroux

Return games help lead the Week 2 slate as both Paul George and Paul Millsap face their former teams along with multiple Giannis games. Read more »
League Pass Game Of The Week (Oct. 18-Oct. 22)

by Danny Leroux

The early part of the season brings intrigue for every team and the first week features some of the stars in new places. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Rookie Scale Extensions

by Danny Leroux

It makes sense for the league to have different rules for rookie scale extensions because those players have an identical set of circumstances that are somewhat different from players who join the league other ways. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Designated Veteran Contracts

by Danny Leroux

There are three requirements for a player to be eligible for a Designated Veteran contract or extension. Read more »
Leroux's 2017 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

The 76ers, Wolves, Mavericks, Kings, Raptors, Lakers, Warriors and Jazz highlight the great drafts, while the Hawks and Bulls have the worst draft nights for the trades each team made. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Mar. 27-Apr. 2

by Danny Leroux

There are still plenty of worthwhile, interesting and important games though, including Nuggets/Blazers and a big week of road games for the Wizards, which includes the Game of the Week in Oakland on Sunday. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Mar. 20-Mar. 26

by Danny Leroux

This week features quality matchups of the league’s best teams, including Wizards/Celtics and Jazz/Clippers in the Game of the Week, along with a few important games closer to the fringes of the playoff picture. Read more »