Basketball Analysis

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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The NBA Week That Was (Dec. 4-10)

by Keith P Smith

Dec 11, 2017 1:44 PM

On Victor Oladipo and Indiana's huge week, Devin Booker's 46 points against Philadelphia and more. Read more »

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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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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 »
Suffering For LaVar Ball's Ambition

by Colin McGowan

Lonzo Ball is obligated live up to an idea that wasn't his in the first place. He gets to be what his father wants for him or something embarrassingly lesser than that. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week (Dec. 4-Dec. 10)

by Danny Leroux

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 »
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 »
Lessons In Opportunity, Context: Why Some Players Make It, Others Bust

by Brett Koremenos

Any examination of a player's career is lacking if it doesn't take into account a factor that has a huge influence on how we view a player's ultimate success or failure: context. Read more »
The Downstream Effect Of The NBA's Superteam Era

by Louis Keene

An unprecedented depth of talent in the NBA underpins this rash of breakout seasons as much as the clustering of superstars does. Read more »
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 »
The Week That Was (Nov. 20-Nov. 26)

by Keith P Smith

On the Cavs' surge, Kyrie Irving's big week, Miami ending Boston's win streak and more. 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 »
Reggie Jackson's Trolling In An NBA Of Long-Tailed Narratives

by Colin McGowan

While broad narratives provide stakes and context, we watch sports for the visceral pleasure of watching people perform difficult tasks with improbable skill and bracing invention. 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 »
Prospect Report: DeAndre Ayton Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

DeAndre Ayton has signaled he's taking steps towards developing into a more skilled type of big man; one who can stress his defender with the ability to make shots from all over the floor. 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 »
The Week That Was (Nov. 13-Nov. 20)

by Keith P Smith

On the Celtics continuing to win, LeBron James continuing to carry the Cavs, Joel Embiid's big week and Robert Covington's extension. Read more »
Andre Drummond Against Extinction

by Colin McGowan

Andre Drummond was drafted into a much different NBA than the one he currently inhabits. It's to his credit that he's continuing to add to his game by demonstrating precisely what scouts were worried he lacked. 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 »
The Week That Was (Nov. 6-Nov. 12)

by Keith P Smith

On the Warriors' streak, James Harden's stellar play, Nikola Jokic's big game against Brooklyn, Boston's win over Charlotte and more. Read more »