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How Important Is the Pick-and-Roll in Today's NBA?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Pick-and-rolls are everywhere in today's NBA. Slowly, surely, they have become one of the most common plays offenses run. Five years ago, during the 2009-10 season, the average team ran pick-and-rolls that ended in a shot, turnover or foul 16.4 percent of the time, according to Synergy Sports (subscription required). By the end of last year, that number had climbed to 21.8 percent. With 22 hours

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Ranking the Best International 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

Bleacherreport.com  -  One of the most exciting aspects of the NBA draft is learning about the top international prospects sprouting up across Europe and beyond.The 2015 crop is no exception, as it offers a terrific mix of playmakers, skilled wings and imposing big men.Latvia boasts a couple of the best frontcourt assets—most notably a stretch 4 prodigy who could land in the top 10 picks.Meanwhile, their Mediterr 2 days

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How B/R's New Rebounder Rating Proves Not All NBA Boards Are Created Equal

Bleacherreport.com  -  Rebounds, unlike men, are not all created equal, and Bleacher Report's new Rebounder Rating proves it. As a statistical measure, rebounds can be misleading. On the surface, they’re all the same—it's just grabbing a missed shot. But some are harder to get than others, and the box-score numbers don't reflect that. My Bleacher Report colleague, Adam Fromal, and I developed a ne 2 days

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Predicting All-Star ETAs for Top NBA Rookies

Bleacherreport.com  -  There's a decent chance we get a few All-Stars out of the 2014 NBA rookies. It just might take a little bit of time. We aren't looking at any Damian Lillards here, given how young most of these rookies are.I picked the five most likely guys I expect to eventually make an All-Star team and gave each an estimated time of arrival.Considering most of the top prospects were taken based on long-te 2 days

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NBA 2K15 'What If?' Trailer Shows Jordan, Bird & Chamberlain on Same Team

Bleacherreport.com  -  Have you ever wanted to build the ultimate NBA team? You can with NBA 2K15 "MyTEAM" mode.In a new trailer narrated by Shaquille O'Neal, 2K Sports shows off the game mode with a series of hypothetical situations, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Wilt Chamberlain all on the same team.[NBA 2K, h/t Dime Mag]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com 2 days

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Adande: Re-examining NBA racism campaign

Espn.go.com  -  Why hasn't the NBA vigorously tried to identify the source of the Luol Deng comments? J.A. Adande examines. 2 days

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Two African-American NBA general managers come to Danny Ferry's defense

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s release of Danny Ferry’s actual recorded words confirms what Adrian Wojnarowski already reported on Wednesday: Ferry was more than certainly the brains behind the needless and insulting comments about then-free agent forward Luol Deng, and the entire Atlanta Hawks franchise is in flux as a result.When I navel-gazed regarding Ferry’s future with the Hawks and the 4 days

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Ric Bucher Builds His Ideal NBA Franchise

Bleacherreport.com  -  Bleacher Report asked Ric Bucher to build his ideal NBA franchise from the bottom up, carefully choosing where to play, whom to build around and who to run the organization. What does his ideal franchise look like? Tune into the video above to find out.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com 4 days

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