Trade Deadline Redux: What Happened, and What Didn’t

The NBA trade deadline came and went.  While some saw it as underwhelming, several significant moves did occur, all of which showed the direction in which multiple teams seem to be headed.  The deadline, by virtue of its relative quiet (no superstars or elite players were moved) also may signal that we have a busy summer ahead.   Here is a look at the trades, and what they mean going forward.   Magic and Pistons …

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TRADE DEADLINE ADVICE: CELTICS, CLIPPERS, KINGS, & PELICANS

The best week of the NBA regular season is here – the NBA trade deadline.  History tells us that the deadline may be robust, and full of deals, or paltry, and full of rumors that do not come to fruition.  Regardless, there will be a lot of talk about rumored deals, roster shaping, and ideas teams have to pull of major heists. Inevitably, like any other year, some teams have more assets, and are in …

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Ranking all 30 NBA GM’s

The trade deadline is a few short weeks away.  And whether you’re the Warriors or the Nets, what comes with the trade deadline is an opportunity to make roster changes. Coming into the deadline, which teams are in the best hands as they face future changing decisions? The worst hands?  This article will rank all 30 NBA GM situations. In ranking the GM’s the following factors have been considered: Knowledge of the CBA: The critical …

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Why the Warriors Success Starts With Owner Joe Lacob, and What Other Owners Can Learn

The Golden State Warriors are continually presented as the team who got lucky. Whether we would like to admit it or not, that idea is a perpetuation of our preconceived notions. The idea exists that championships are won, and dynasties are born, by dominant defenses manned by behemoth bigs, and offenses built around the isolation play of a post player or large transcendent wings. The idea that size matters. The idea that offenses built around …

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Scott Skiles: The Right Man In Orlando

Since trading Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic, prior to this season, had largely gone nowhere.  Their record in the three seasons after dealing Dwight: 20-62; 23-59; and 25-57.  Such marginal improvement, for a team so low in the standings, was indicative of a team going in circles, rather than forward.  And the reality with a young team is that you cannot keep it together forever unless you believe it can win, because extension years come …

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