Basketball Analysis

Observations & Overreactions: Rockets Vs. Warriors

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 18, 2017 5:16 PM

On Houston's excellent bench, Nick Young's early 6th Man award candidacy, Golden State's young rotation players, and how these two teams will evolve basketball. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, NBA

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Observations & Overreactions: Celtics Vs. Cavaliers

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 18, 2017 12:51 PM

Here are five of our best (worst?) observations and overreactions from the Cavaliers' narrow win on opening night over the Celtics. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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League Pass Game Of The Week (Oct. 18-Oct. 22)

by Danny Leroux

Oct 18, 2017 9:38 AM

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 »

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Season Questions: Can Anyone Actually Beat The Warriors?

by Brett Koremenos

While the Warriors appear inevitable, the Spurs, Rockets and Cavaliers are the three teams who may have a chance of beating them in a playoff series. Read more »
Reasons To Watch All 30 NBA Teams In 17-18

by Keith P Smith

Despite the likelihood of the Warriors/Cavs in The Finals for the fourth straight season, several teams are going for it and want to be in the mix. That makes the entire regular season worth it. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Milwaukee Bucks

by Colin McGowan

With Giannis, as with everything, too many of us are trying to get out in front of the plot, forgetting that the plot isn't what's most important anyway. Read more »
Pacific Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

On how the Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, Suns and Kings attacked the offseason. Read more »
Season Questions: Are The Raptors Still The East's 3rd Best Team?

by Brett Koremenos

Though it's not as sexy as what other clubs have done this summer, Toronto's commitment to continuity has them in an enviable spot out East. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Colin McGowan

Isaiah Thomas is fired up. He always is. But that's largely irrelevant: a player thoroughly self-made now needs luck more than anything else. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Philadelphia 76ers

by Colin McGowan

Despite their pivot toward genuinely competing, the Sixers remain fitfully difficult to discuss because everything about them is conditional. Read more »
Central Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

The Central Division saw Kyrie Irving, Paul George and Jimmy Butler exit over the offseason. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Portland Trail Blazers

by Colin McGowan

The thing about Dame Lillard that makes him as great as he is now and as great as he's going to be in three or four years is that he's not going to let himself down. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Denver Nuggets

by Colin McGowan

Nikola Jokic's outward dopiness makes his elaborate feints and spinning fadeaways even more spectacular than they already are, and a little bit silly. Read more »
Season Questions: Which Players Coming Off Injuries Have The Most Intrigue?

by Brett Koremenos

On the questions facing Ben Simmons, Reggie Jackson, Chandler Parsons and Rudy Gay. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Utah Jazz

by Colin McGowan

The Jazz operate under the following conditions: outsmart everybody if you want to keep your head above water, and if you want to truly compete, pray like hell for luck that's unlikely to arrive. Read more »
Season Questions: Can The Clippers And Jazz Survive The Loss Of Their Star Players?

by Brett Koremenos

It's hard to see either the Clippers or Jazz dropping out of playoff contention entirely. Considering the losses of Chris Paul and Gordon Hayward, that in itself is something of a moral victory. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Miami Heat

by Colin McGowan

The Heat are led by three veterans who elude categorization and can't be counted on to do anything in particular- good or bad. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Washington Wizards

by Colin McGowan

It's a steep and perhaps impassable route, taking the Wizards from where they are now to the pinnacle of the sport, but John Wall intends to make this his career-defining struggle. Read more »
Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon Need To Bring The Best Out Of Each Other

by Jonny Auping

Orlando's future and present are tied to two players in Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, who aren't currently good and don't have long to prove they're not bad. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Memphis Grizzlies

by Colin McGowan

If last year was the beginning of the end of the Grit & Grind Grizz we've grown so familiar with, then this season marks the beginning of something else that won't communicate an ethos as clearly what came before it did. Read more »