A Snap Judgement on the NBA’s Rookie Class

There’s genius everywhere, but until they turn pro, it’s like popcorn in the pan. Some pop… Some don’t. – Jerry Maguire Isn’t that the truth of it, every year via the NBA draft we get the next generation of stars, flops, busts, role players, specialists, and everything in-between. The higher up in the draft the easier the pick is supposed to be right? Wrong. Every single year someone messes it up, and every single year …

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Round Table Discussion: Part 4 – Addition by Subtraction? Who Will Be Traded Next? How the West Will Play Out?

Via ESPN Why do teams like Toronto and Detroit get better after moving a player like Rudy Gay or Josh Smith? Justin Salkin The upticks seen in Toronto and Detroit highlight the shift of the NBA from its love for high volume and/or inefficient scorers, into today’s efficiency generation. Josh Smith was using 25.2% of Pistons’ possessions. He likes to hold the ball – a problem in today’s drive and kick game — and has …

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