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San Antonio Spurs’ 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

September 28th, 2016
The San Antonio Spurs looked absolutely dominant in the first round of last season's playoffs, but they quickly ran into a speed bump thanks to the Oklahoma City Thunder's athleticism and youth. With all-timer Tim Duncan retiring this summer, general manager R.C. Buford and the rest of the front office quickly ...

5 NBA Teams That Can Take the Next Step with One More Deal

August 4th, 2015
The bulk of NBA free-agent shopping is now complete, with over $2 billion spent on new talent in the first 10 days of the period alone. By now, there aren't many options left on the free-agent market, but that doesn't mean all 30 rosters are perfectly settled. That leaves the trade route ...

New Faces in Big Places Have Immediate Pressure to Thrive in Today’s NBA

August 4th, 2015
Kristaps Porzingis' introduction to the NBA left a little something to be desired in the fan enthusiasm department. The 7-foot project drew a chorus of boos from New York Knicks fans packing the Barclays Center on draft night, an unfortunate first impression that probably said more about the fans and ...

Pierre Jackson Shaping Up as Philadelphia 76ers Starting Point Guard in 2015-16

July 18th, 2015
NBA life has officially come full circle for Pierre Jackson. The Philadelphia 76ers selected him with the 42nd overall pick in 2013, and this month the organization offered him a four-year, partially guaranteed contract. More than a little adversity transpired during the interim, making this deal all the sweeter despite its ...

Early Impressions of Stanley Johnson from 2015 NBA Summer League

July 18th, 2015
It's time to forget all about the Detroit Pistons' 32-win season, time to get over a postseason absence that's lasted since 2009. Team president and head coach Stan Van Gundy is looking to usher in a new era during his second season, and he just might have the personnel to ...

Are Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks Headed Down Inevitable Road to Divorce?

July 14th, 2015
A year after the New York Knicks inked franchise face Carmelo Anthony to a five-year, $124 million contract, team president Phil Jackson has used this summer's wealth of cap space to build around his lone superstar. Now the question is whether that star approves of the organization's strategy, and it's a ...

Realistic Expectations for Rashad Vaughn’s Rookie Season with Milwaukee Bucks

July 11th, 2015
General manager John Hammond handed incumbent swingman Khris Middleton a five-year, $70 million contract this month, but it's another shooting guard who's garnering attention during Las Vegas Summer League competition. A rookie no less. The organization selected Rashad Vaughn with the No. 17 overall pick in last month's draft, adding a shooter ...

Time to Shine for Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel Following Joel Embiid’s Setback

July 11th, 2015
We've always known that the Philadelphia 76ers' road ahead would be a long and trying one. And now that it may have gotten a bit longer, teammates Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel have become indispensable. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey reported on Saturday that big man Joel Embiid "will have a second ...

Emmanuel Mudiay’s Arrival Expedites Ty Lawson’s Departure from Denver Nuggets

July 11th, 2015
By the numbers, Ty Lawson was pretty good last season. He added a career-high 9.6 assists to his respectable 15.2 points per contest. He made 34.1 percent of his three-point attempts. And he didn't completely implode amid a rough 30-win season. The one thing he didn't do was lock up his ...

Best Remaining Free-Agent Targets for San Antonio Spurs

July 7th, 2015
The San Antonio Spurs' reported acquisition of power forward David West has quickly solidified this summer as the most productive offseason in recent franchise memory. The draft-and-stash selection of Nikola Milutinov last month was uneventful enough, but everything changed as July's free-agency bonanza began to take shape. General manager R.C. Buford ...