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Grading the Derrick Rose Trade for Both New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls

June 22nd, 2016
On Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks agreed to a trade that will send Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick to the Big Apple for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant. For the Bulls, the trade marks a clear intention ...

Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the Houston Rockets

June 17th, 2016
The Houston Rockets are set to engage in their biggest free-agent season since acquiring Dwight Howard in the summer of 2013. With his impending departure and the massive cap boost, general manager Daryl Morey will have a ton of money to spend, setting the course for Space City’s future. According to Jonathan ...

Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the Chicago Bulls

June 9th, 2016
The Chicago Bulls, fresh off a disappointing season, will be looking to make the necessary changes to get back into the playoffs. Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah, their starting and backup centers from last season, are both free agents as of July 1. According to his brother (h/t John Martin of 929ESPN), ...

What the Houston Rockets’ Dream Offseason Looks Like

June 3rd, 2016
There are two kinds of dreams: the kind you wake up from and want to return to immediately, and the kind that shocks you from your slumber in a cold and clammy sweat. Fans of the Houston Rockets are probably having both this offseason. With Mike D'Antoni on board as the head ...

What the Chicago Bulls’ Dream Offseason Looks Like

May 27th, 2016
The Chicago Bulls should have a different offseason priority than in recent years, and one can only hope that the front office's Gar Forman and John Paxson know it. Their goal this year should not be to “get better” or “put in that last piece of the championship puzzle.” It should be ...

The Hardest Working Player on Every NBA Conference Finals Team

May 16th, 2016
“He does the things that don’t show up in box scores.”  Those are the words we’ve used to describe the player who works as hard as anyone on the court but doesn’t have the statistical glory to prove it. Their labor is evident if you know what to watch for, but ...

Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Indiana Pacers

May 12th, 2016
The Indiana Pacers' season is over. In the grand scheme of things, it has to be considered a success. They made the NBA playoffs in spite of an offseason overhaul and change of direction. They lost a hard-fought series with the Toronto Raptors in which they were just one score down with ...

Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Houston Rockets

May 6th, 2016
The Houston Rockets had a catastrophic season in which they lost even when they won. Now with a chance to rebuild around one of the NBA’s best scorers in James Harden, they can rebound. They’ll have to do that without a first-round pick, though. They lost that when they won the chance ...

Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Detroit Pistons

May 5th, 2016
The Detroit Pistons got swept in their opening-round series with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but their season was a success. It was their first postseason visit in seven years, so it was just nice to have an opening-round series to be swept in. As head coach Stan Van Gundy’s philosophy took hold, ...

Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Milwaukee Bucks

April 29th, 2016
The Milwaukee Bucks are in the middle of a truly awkward rebuild. Two years ago, they were the worst team in the league. A year ago, they were in the playoffs and everyone’s sexy pick to break out. Now they’re a team that is struggling to find its identity and figure ...