1. Celtics Going Forward with a Familiar Core as Jason Terry Signing Looms

    At season's end, this summer seemed likely to be the end of a brilliant era of Celtics basketball. Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen both stood as unrestricted free agents, and with ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 4,517 reads 23 comments

  2. Raptors Get Cute in Halting Nash-to-NY, but Did They Get Too Cute?

    How about this for creative managerial work: The Phoenix Suns were rumored to be interested in the Knicks ' Landry Fields—as part of a package, mind you—in a potential sign-and-trade for Steve Nash ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 7,245 reads 21 comments

  3. Jeremy Lin Predictably Drops Out of Team USA's Select Team

    Back in May, Jerry Colangelo and USA Basketball offered Jeremy Lin a token—and understandable—invite to play for Team USA's Select Team...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 1,666 reads 4 comments

  4. Winners and Losers of Joe Johnson to Brooklyn Nets Trade

    As multiple sources have reported and confirmed , the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a deal in principle that would move Joe Johnson to Brooklyn and an assortment ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 40,952 reads 95 comments

  5. Philadelphia Sixers Have the Gall to Sign Lavoy Allen to a Perfectly Fair Deal

    Free agency is a wicked dance of news leaks, negotiation and overpayment, and the Philadelphia 76ers —so early in the process, no less—had the audacity to sign an unheralded ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 13,011 reads 15 comments

  6. 2012 NBA Free Agency: Why Not Steve Nash?

    For so many teams, free agency is an opportunity for rebirth—or, at the very least, rejuvenation. It's an opportunity to inject young blood into an aging core, find a replacement ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 2,070 reads 3 comments

  7. Chicago Bulls Face Tough Decision on Omer Asik Offer Sheet

    As has been reported and confirmed by multiple sources, the Houston Rockets plan to sign Chicago Bulls center and restricted free agent Omer Asik to a three-year, $25...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 6,919 reads 49 comments

  8. Jordan Farmar Curiously Set to Turn Down $4.3 Million Player Option

    Player option calculus is typically exceedingly simple: If a player's option is worth more than a basic estimation of their market value, the player in question will almost always take their option and the guaranteed money that comes along with it...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 7,050 reads 23 comments

  9. O.J. Mayo Slips into Unrestricted Free Agency

    O.J. Mayo 's time in Memphis has long appeared short, and yet it still came as a slight surprise to see that the Grizzlies opted not to extend Mayo a qualifying offer for next ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 4,521 reads 14 comments

  10. NBA Draft 2012: A Look at 5 Instant-Impact Rookies

    Anthony Davis is slated to reverse the course in New Orleans from day one, but he isn't the only draft prospect who can be expected to make a reasonably quick splash on the NBA scene...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 30,128 reads 51 comments

  11. A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the NBA Rookie Salary Scale

    The negotiating period for NBA rookies is often little more than a formality, thanks to the fact that the league employs a mandatory rookie scale...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 23,875 reads 13 comments

  12. NBA Draft 2012: Stroke of Luck Brings Thomas Robinson to Sacramento Kings

    We have yet to see the NBA draft really shaken up by a legitimate draft-night trade, and yet there was enough shuffling in the top four picks to bafflingly push Kansas' Thomas Robinson to the Sacramento Kings and the No...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 3,416 reads 6 comments

  13. NBA Draft 2012: Wizards and Cavaliers Differ in Their Adherence to Draft Script

    Provided he was available when the No. 3 pick came around, the Washington Wizards were certain to select Bradley Beal . It was just a fit that made too much sense...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 3,504 reads 3 comments

  14. Charlotte Bobcats Play for the Sure Thing with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    This—among others—was the draft selection that the Charlotte Bobcats really could not afford to botch...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 4,195 reads 26 comments

  15. 2012 NBA Draft: What Would Sam Presti Do?

    It's hard to find a more highly touted draft-day genius than Sam Presti . The Thunder are the team of the present and future directly because of Oklahoma City's deft draft-day selections, ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 1,251 reads 1 comments

  16. NBA Draft 2012: Oklahoma City Thunder in the Running for Bradley Beal?

    The pre-draft flurry is never short on chatter, and the latest bit of rumor— per ESPN's Andy Katz —involves the Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder and ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 40,404 reads 177 comments

  17. Houston Rockets Keep Inching Toward Bigger Score

    Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is nothing if not committed to the prospect of using the assets available to obtain incrementally superior assets—all in the hope of landing the kind of score he's been waiting his entire post-Yao tenure for...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 13,479 reads 30 comments

  18. 2012 NBA Draft: What's the Point of the Green Room?

    The "green room," a collection of players believed by the league to be likely lottery picks, is an annual fixture at the NBA draft...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 2,705 reads 2 comments

  19. Should Teams Save Their Money for 2013 Free Agency?

    The team-building process is in the NBA is an enterprise both incredibly delicate and terribly precise. It requires careful planning, diligence and patience above all—not to mention raw luck and the power of persuasion...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 17,990 reads 42 comments

  20. NBA Free Agency Rumors: Finding a Fit for Brandon Roy

    Apparently, Brandon Roy 's curious semi-retirement is coming to a close. Months of rumors have made Roy's return seemingly inevitable, but his path back to the NBA became all the ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 8,690 reads 20 comments

  21. Finding Value in the 2012 NBA Free Agent Class

    So often, the movement of the premier free agents helps to build up competitive teams, all while the value signings passing under the radar ultimately boost the league's contenders; ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 3,757 reads 4 comments

  22. Indiana Pacers Pull off Seamless Regime Transition

    Although we'd like to pretend that the changing of the guard is as seamless of a process as the most popular narratives often suggest, transitions of that kind are often unspeakably clumsy...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 1,224 reads 1 comments

  23. Cheapest Franchise in the NBA

    Frugality has many forms in professional sports. While the cheaper teams and ownership groups may not be as glaring in the NBA as they are in other pro leagues, there's nonetheless an interesting correlational relationship between winning and spending..

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 2,472 reads 1 comments

  24. J.R. Smith First of the Knicks' Dominoes to Fall

    The New York Knicks are in need of some serious rotation help, and though they won't really have an opportunity to fill out their roster until the beginning of free agency (the Knicks ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 3,984 reads 7 comments

  25. NBA Continues Its Flirtation with Las Vegas

    Parking a sports franchise in the modern capital of the gambling world poses pretty obvious problems, and yet the NBA can't seem to stop hinting at the possibility of a Las Vegas-based team with their ongoing involvement within the city limits...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about 2 years ago 5,445 reads 44 comments