Hoopscritic Free Agency Round table

  Where will Kevin Durant take his talents this offseason? Where should Kevin Durant take his talents this offseason? Brian Geltzeiler Durant will stay right where he is in OKC.  The financial benefits are too great and OKC represents his best chance to win a title next season.  He’ll sign a 2 year deal with a one year opt out so he can be a free agent with 10 years of service time and get …

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Dad, Where Do Basketball Players Come From? – A Defense of the Draft

If television is to be believed, there is no more terrifying situation for an adult than to be asked by a child, “where do babies come from?” Presumably funny at one time, the trope does little more than obscure a modestly profound philosophical bent: everything’s got to come from somewhere. If you wish to know the answer to that question, click here. If you wish to know where I’m going with this rambling nonsense, read …

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Roundtable Discussion: NBA Trade Deadline

Who was the big winner at the deadline? Jamie The trade deadline itself. You’re damn right that’s a cop out. With the exception of Utah and Phoenix, all the teams involved in a significant trade came out in better shape. It was a remarkable chain of events that led to a lot of teams getting exactly what they needed. Plus, it was loads of fun, something we haven’t been able to say about recent deadlines. …

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Round Table DIscussion: Part 2 – Most Improved Player? Can Clippers Win It All? Who Misses Playoffs?

With 20% of the season to judge, Who’s the Most Improved Player so far? Justin Oppenheim I know what you’re thinking: it’s Jimmy Butler. He’s the leading scorer on a star-laden Chicago Bulls team, he’s averaging almost nine more points per game than last year and he’s managed to increase both his usage and his efficiency against all measures AND he’s an all-around swell guy. But you’re wrong. It’s Brandon Knight. While the rest of …

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Round Table Discussion: Part 1 – Best Team In East? Who Makes WCF? What’s Wrong In Detroit?

Welcome to the first series of our round table discussion. All season long, you will see round table discussions with the staff at Hoopscritic. If you have any questions you would like to submit, comment below and we will answer and tweet you. 1) With Cleveland still figuring each other out and DeRozan out for Toronto. Who’s the best team in the East (and why)? Jacob Noble We actually have a tale of two cities …

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