Basketball Analysis

How Nicolas Batum Continues Evolution Of His Game, Mindset

by Shams Charania

Dec 17, 2014 2:40 PM

All around the Blazers, they’re pushing Nicolas Batum to be more assertive, to find the next echelon, and he promises one thing on his health and his game. “It’s coming.” Read more »

Tags: Nicolas Batum, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, National, National World Championships

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NBA Limbo

by Brett Koremenos

Sep 15, 2014 4:19 PM

Limbo is the best way to describe the area where players whose skill and production have them vacillating back and forth between starring on the top teams in Europe or filling out the bottom half of NBA rosters. In this Basketball World Cup, Milos Teodosic, Emir Preldzic, Ante Tomic showed us (or reminded us) that they can contribute to NBA teams. Read more »

Tags: NBA, International, National, National World Championships

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USA Fully Restores Order In Basketball Universe

by Jonathan Tjarks

Sep 15, 2014 2:05 PM

The scariest part about the United States' performance is that this wasn’t even the team Mike Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo envisioned sending to Spain, yet they still haven't lost a game since 2006. Read more »

Tags: NBA, National, National Olympics, National World Championships

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The 250-Pound Swiss Army Life Of France And San Antonio

by Jonathan Tjarks

Boris Diaw served as France’s primary playmaker and one of the main hubs of their offense in their upset win of Spain. The upset is a culmination of a remarkable year of basketball for Diaw, both internationally and in the NBA. Read more »
Jonas Valanciunas As Franchise Player

by Jonathan Tjarks

You can count the number of centers in the NBA with more two-way ability than Jonas Valanciunas on one hand - Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah, Tim Duncan. The scary part is that he’s only scratched the surface of his potential. Read more »
Surprises And Disappointments Of The 2014 FIBA World Cup Group Stage

by Erildas Budraitis

After all of the teams played five games and got ready for the playoffs, RealGM took a look at some of players, who despite their team success struggled to reach expectations, and others, who unexpectedly were very productive. Read more »
Spain And The Beautiful Game

by Jonathan Tjarks

Everyone in Spain’s rotation is an NBA-caliber player and they can all shoot, pass and make decisions on the fly. If they keep this level of play up, they could go down as the best international team of the modern era. Read more »
The Storylines Of The Basketball World Cup

by Brett Koremenos

Every national program involved enters this tournament with the goal of trying to make their country proud. For some countries, that means toppling the mighty U.S.A. For others, it’s one last shot at glory. And a few programs lurking in the shadows are hoping to use this platform to announce themselves as the world’s newest global power. Read more »
RealGM Interview: Goran Dragic Of The Suns

by Erildas Budraitis

RealGM caught up with Goran Dragic in Europe to talk about the Suns’ offseason, Slovenian basketball, what is it like to play with his brother and much more. Read more »
Team USA's Big Problem Playing Small In World Cup

by Jonathan Tjarks

Ever since taking over as the head coach of Team USA, Mike Krzyzewski has made a philosophical commitment to playing small. But instead of Durant, LeBron, George, Love and Carmelo, he finds himself with Parsons, Faried and Gay. Read more »
USA 2016 Will Threaten 1992 For Best Team Ever Assembled

by Christopher Reina

LeBron James Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant will presumably be at their peaks in 2016 at the ages of 31, 30 and 27 respectively, and the depth of talent joining them will be remarkable and similarly in their prime. Read more »
One Last Chance For Argentina's Golden Generation

by Jonathan Tjarks

While Team USA was turning over its entire roster every two years, the same core of Argentine players have been getting older. Now, in Friday’s Olympic semifinal, the “Golden Generation” has one final chance to defeat the Americans. It will be a much harder task in 2012: Team USA has been built in their image -- except faster, stronger and more athletic. Read more »
Why The Owners Want Olympic Basketball Marginalized

by Jonathan Tjarks

After driving the NBA to the brink of a lost season in order to maximize their revenue streams, the owners are at it again with their World Cup of Basketball pursuit. If Mark Cuban wants another paycheck in the summer, he can earn it himself on the Shark Tank. Read more »
RealGM Interview: Jose Calderon Of The Toronto Raptors

by Erildas Budraitis

RealGM sat down with Calderon to talk about the Raptors, his Spanish national team and EuroBasket 2011. Read more »