1. Parsing the Risk and Reward of NBA Free Agency

    For every safe and sensible signing made on the NBA 's free-agent market, there are a handful of risky additions made for the sake of reaping potentially incredible rewards...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 1,309 reads 1 comments

  2. Under-the-Radar Offseason Additions Who Will Actually Make a Difference

    The entire NBA offseason is dictated by the movement and decisions of a few key players, but the focus on top-tier talent shouldn't sweep the bulk of the league's signings and trades under the rug...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 2,824 reads 7 comments

  3. What Are the Dallas Mavericks Doing?

    The curious fall of the Dallas Mavericks has both been highly criticized and well-documented. Such is inevitably the case when an owner and general manager willingly surrender core ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 5,247 reads 26 comments

  4. Olympics Basketball 2012: 3 Things to Watch in Spain vs. China

    Olympic group play has officially begun, but let's not kid ourselves; while there are plenty of teams worth watching for a variety of reasons, the basketball preliminaries are a drawn-out ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 1,309 reads 1 comments

  5. Timberwolves Stumble into the Hidden Cost of Past Mistakes

    Wesley Johnson is two years into his NBA career, and has yet to post a single-season PER greater than a well-below-average 10.2. His scoring ability is suspect, his efficiency nonexistent and his ball skills wholly underwhelming...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 7,632 reads 41 comments

  6. Lakers Eye a Perfect Complementary Piece in Jodie Meeks

    The Los Angeles Lakers addressed several of their offensive needs in one fell swoop with the addition of Steve Nash, but Nash alone can't cover all of the L.A. bases...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 25,718 reads 112 comments

  7. How Do Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd Factor into New York's Offense?

    It just wouldn't be an NBA offseason if the New York Knicks weren't responsible for some incredible clamor. After being linked to every free agent imaginable (as is the Knicks' custom), New York's summer was ultimately defined by the move not made...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 6,464 reads 50 comments

  8. The Phoenix Suns Begin a Truly Curious Rebuild

    Through significant changes to the roster and coaching staff, Steve Nash was the one constant that had come to define Phoenix Suns basketball since its mid-2000s renaissance...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 11,732 reads 61 comments

  9. Team USA's Real Advantage Is in the Power of Choice

    Now that Team USA has completed its pre-Olympic exhibition tour, we can begin to put together the faintest assumptions of how Mike Krzyzewski 's actual rotation might operate, and what elements of this team's play might prove most conducive to success...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 733 reads 0 comments

  10. Are the Renovated Dallas Mavericks Contenders for the NBA Title?

    Since missing out on signing then-free agent Deron Williams, the Mavs have added Chris Kaman on a reasonable one-year deal, acquired Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones for an outbound ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 9,819 reads 113 comments

  11. Which Rookies Have Benefited Most from the NBA's Offseason Movement?

    Draft night seems like a lifetime ago, and for certain NBA rookies with precarious positions on their respective team's depth chart, it's likely felt even longer than that...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 5,167 reads 9 comments

  12. Washington Wizards Fill in the Depth Chart by Picking Up A.J. Price

    Most of the moves made to fill out NBA rosters are utterly unremarkable—necessary additions, safe pickups, retreaded veterans and uneventful trials...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 2,299 reads 78 comments

  13. Bulls to Fill the Scoring Void with Marco Belinelli

    By most statistical measures, Marco Belinelli is not a particularly effective basketball player. His raw plus-minus, adjusted plus-minus and net rating all definitively point to a net negative impact...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 4,218 reads 14 comments

  14. 2012 NBA Free Agency: Who's Left?

    The initial waves of the NBA 's free-agent financing have come and gone, leaving a few handfuls of qualified candidates unpaid and unsigned while teams around the league take stock of what they have and what's needed...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 9,147 reads 14 comments

  15. 2012 Summer Olympics: Should the U.S. Men's National Basketball Team Be Worried?

    A quick glance up and down the U.S. men's basketball team roster for the 2012 Olympics reveals a glaring flaw: The only player defined as a conventional center is the New York Knicks' ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 3,836 reads 2 comments

  16. Reviewing the Summer League Performance of the Top 10 NBA Draft Picks

    The Las Vegas Summer League slate has finally come to an end, meaning that the NBA 's dog days are officially upon us...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 19,303 reads 31 comments

  17. Kevin Love Has Seen the Greener Grass of Team USA

    Kevin Love played out the 2011-2012 regular season without much incident. Although he wasn't altogether thrilled with the state of the Wolves once injury pulled Ricky Rubio and Nikola ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 15,577 reads 120 comments

  18. NBA: On Positional Tweeners and a Brave New World

    Positional evolution has been an inextricable part of professional basketball for more than a decade. There were once prototypes, slotted roles and assigned bits of on-court real ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 3,848 reads 4 comments

  19. Getting Calls Right Comes at a Price

    Thursday's NBA Board of Governors meeting set in motion a few key changes for the league, all likely to take effect in the coming seasons: There was talk of a new system to penalize ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 5,967 reads 11 comments

  20. Boston Celtics Add Courtney Lee, Breathe Life Back into Offense

    The Boston Celtics have overcome the logistically impossible. After using their midlevel exception on Jason Terry, overcommitting to free agent Jeff Green, and severely handicapping ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 28,969 reads 111 comments

  21. Should the Orlando Magic Keep Looking for a Better Deal for Dwight Howard?

    Seeking out a suitable home for Dwight Howard has seemingly become Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan's full-time job. According to a report by Ric Bucher of ESPN...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 9,978 reads 46 comments

  22. With an Eye to Their Offense, Raptors Court John Lucas III

    Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said it himself in an interview with Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com : If the first year of the Raptors' reboot was defined by a defensive culture ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 5,504 reads 6 comments

  23. What Jeremy Lin's Arrival Means for the Houston Rockets' Offense

    The Jeremy Lin story, regardless of how the coverage may tilt, is no longer one made in New York. The right to manufacture Linsanity by the gallon-full has been signed away and exported, ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 23,366 reads 88 comments

  24. Knicks Let Lin Go and Draw the Line at the Wrong Time

    After days of contradicting sourced reports served to make Jeremy Lin 's future a dizzying unknown, Howard Beck of The New York Times has offered a fairly definitive end to all ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 8,765 reads 56 comments

  25. Las Vegas Summer League 2012: Day 4 Notebook

    The NBA 's Las Vegas Summer League is officially underway, giving a chance for recently drafted prospects to get their rookie seasons off on the right foot and borderline players to work their way into consideration for roster spots...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about almost 2 years ago 3,040 reads 0 comments