Basketball Articles

Grading The Deal: Tony Snell, Bucks Quickly Agree Upon Four-Year $46M Deal

by Christopher Reina

Tony Snell is a perfect example of how a wing with switchability and the ability to hit open three-pointers has never been more valuable and now he's signed a deal that's below average for a starter. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pelicans Re-Sign Jrue Holiday On Five-Year, $126M Contract

by Christopher Reina

Entering a critical season figuring out the Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins partnership, the Pelicans couldn't afford not to pay Jrue Holiday. Read more »
Paul George's Tenure With Pacers Ends With Surprise Trade To Thunder

by Andrew Perna

Time evaporated Paul George's value and the move they ultimately made feels like an undersell. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wolves Sign Jeff Teague To Three-Year, $57M Deal

by Christopher Reina

Jeff Teague is basically your league average point guard in 2017 but he conceptually fits what the Wolves need at point guard. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Stephen Curry Re-Signs With Warriors For $201M

by Christopher Reina

Stephen Curry now comes off the greatest contract of the salary cap era, which also served as ballast for Warriors as we now know them, and immediately signs the richest contract in NBA history. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Paul George Traded To Thunder On Low Cost Gamble

by Christopher Reina

Even if Paul George becomes a one-year rental for the Thunder, the cost of acquisition is way too low to pass up. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Clippers Hand Over Franchise To Blake Griffin With $173M Contract

by Christopher Reina

The Clippers always felt like they were one player away during the Lob City era, but now they are in for a minor reset going all-in with Blake Griffin and a restructured supporting cast. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams (Version 7.0)

by Keith P Smith

The Kings, 76ers, Heat, Nets, Wolves and Bulls have the most projected cap space as free agency begins. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Jazz Trade For Ricky Rubio As Wolves Make Way For New Point Guard

by Christopher Reina

While the Jazz now have insurance against George Hill leaving, the Wolves can target a free agent point guard that fits their roster composition. 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 »
2017 Offseason Preview: Boston Celtics

by Keith P Smith

The Celtics hope to sign one, if not two, superstars this offseason. If they don't, they still have all those assets. Read more »
Lasting Intrigue Can Only Come From The Warriors Themselves

by John Wilmes

If the Warriors set themselves toward only achieving traditional sports goals that will be rote and predictable. Here's to wondering what, with their great powers before them, they might do that is not. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: San Antonio Spurs

by Keith P Smith

The Spurs have one of the NBA's very best players to build around in Kawhi Leonard and a track record of 40 plus years of excellence. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Tampering

by Christopher Reina

Tampering can take many forms both publicly and privately. It is believed that the most egregious forms of tampering are never discovered and are in a gray area of league rules, making it difficult to interpret let alone punish. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Washington Wizards

by Keith P Smith

Drafting, developing and retaining your own players is the preferred method of team building, but it can get pricey as the Wizards are realizing this offseason with their Otto Porter decision. Read more »
Danny Ainge Is High On His Own Supply But He Still Knows What He's Doing

by Colin McGowan

If there's been a legitimate recent critique of Danny Ainge, it's that he's trigger-shy and seems to fetishize his own value-multiplying trade wizardry in lieu of assembling an actual team. Read more »
The Lakers' Unworkable Paul George Quandry

by Andrew Perna

The Lakers risk allowing Paul George to play for a contender in 17-18 and not wanting to leave. If they do make the Pacers an increased offer the young talent around him will be diminished significantly. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Utah Jazz

by Keith P Smith

The Jazz will go in one of two almost entirely different directions depending on what Gordon Hayward decides in free agency. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Rockets Trade For Chris Paul

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors still appear to be an immovable, unbreakable force, but the Rockets have taken their high variance three-pointers and layup strategy and plunked Chris Paul down right in the middle of it. Read more »
Blazers Could Already Be Done With Offseason

by Erik Garcia Gundersen

Portland's two picks in the frontcourt indicate a new direction as well as a little insurance, with Ed Davis (unrestricted) and Noah Vonleh (restricted) entering contract seasons amid their well documented cap issues. Read more »