Takeaways from Bucks vs. Rockets

Takeaways from Bucks vs. Rockets

Last night, the Houston Rockets gutted out a win against the league best Milwaukee Bucks, 120-116. The Rockets were out-rebounded by 29, outscored in the paint by 40, and shot 9% worse from the field (40% compared to 49%). This Rockets team is fun. They defy basketball norms, and while they can certainly be irritating, [...]

Does Luguentz Dort Have the NBA’s Most Valuable Contract?

Does Luguentz Dort Have the NBA’s Most Valuable Contract?

Luguentz Dort, who spent his rookie season on a two-way contract with Oklahoma City, recently inked a four-year contract with the Thunder. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Dort's deal is worth $5.4 million and steadily increases each year. Dort's entire deal (if fully guaranteed) is less than the average yearly player [...]

Projecting The NBA Power Rankings for the Next 3 Seasons

Projecting The NBA Power Rankings for the Next 3 Seasons

Welcome to another edition of Premium Hoops! On today's episode we create tiers (Contenders/One move away/Playoff teams) and separate out teams into the tiers we think they'll most likely fit into over the next three(ish seasons). Tune in for basketball discourse, hoops humor, analytical thought & on court analysis, as well as bitching about the [...]