Grading the Tobias Harris Trade

Grading the Tobias Harris Trade

To the casual fan Tobias Harris is good player, but among NBA front office personnel he is often debated as to how good he really is. It’s also still debated as to whether he is better suited at the three or four. He is playing more minutes at the four this year due to the abundance of wing players on the team, but his numbers are lower. His minutes are down by about two per game, but his points per game has dropped off from 17.1 to 13.7, according to Basketball-Reference.com.

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Hope for a Once Royal Mess

I have been living in Sacramento for most of my life. I can tell you that there’s not too much that happens in the city. It’s the second most diverse city in the United States, and it’s a quiet, calm area. Maybe it’s because of the lack of things to see that makes this town breathe basketball. As a young kid, I remember when the Sacramento Kings were the talk of the town during the Webber era. Everywhere you went the Kings basketball was being discussed. In such a diverse city where our differences could tear us apart, basketball held us together.

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Using Analytics to Pave the Way for Positionless Basketball

Using Analytics to Pave the Way for Positionless Basketball

In the near future basketball players wont be limited to height, weight, and speed measurements. They will play wherever their skill set allows them to play, regardless of their physical measurements. In this article, I will discuss how analytics will aid in the evolution of basketball into a positionless game.

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2015 NBA Draft Report Cards

2015 NBA Draft Report Cards

 

Atlanta Hawks

Acquired: Tim Hardaway Jr. (via trade with New York), Dimitrios Agravanis at No. 59, two future 2nd-round picks

It doesn’t seem like the Hawks made the best use of the 15th pick. They traded down to get two future second rounders. They could have drafted someone with more potential. Oubre could have fit in nicely with the team, as he’s a possible 3 and D type player with crazy athleticism and measurements.

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Eastern Conference Finals Preview

Eastern Conference Finals Preview

Thanks to a banged up Cavalier team, we might be in store for more of a competitive series than in the Western Conference Finals. Cleveland should be writing thank you letters to the NBA for scheduling the start of the Eastern Conference Finals five days later from Game 6 against the Bulls. Kyrie needed some time off, since he looked hobbled in the last series.

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Western Conference Finals Preview

Western Conference Finals Preview

You could make the argument that the better team between the Clippers and Rockets lost the series. It's not a common sighting when that happens in a 7 game series. In fact it happened only so many times in the last decade that you could count them on one hand. Nonetheless, Houston played some of their best basketball sparingly in the last three games in this series. As much as we want to laugh at the Clippers for chocking their trip to the Conference Finals away, the Rockets deserve major credit for pulling through. They showed major heart with some luck can get you a long way in this league, but it will take a bit more of both to get past the Warriors.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preview

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preview

When looking at first round match-ups we often look at what happened between the teams in the regular season. That’s not always a good indicator. Just look at how the Wizards ripped the Raptors to shreds, even though they lost most of the regular season meetings. In this case, I believe the Warriors will do what they did against the Grizzlies in their last two meetings: embarrass them.

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