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, [...]

2019-20 NBA Awards: Part 1 (MVP, All-NBA, Sixth Man, Most Improved)

2019-20 NBA Awards: Part 1 (MVP, All-NBA, Sixth Man, Most Improved)

On today's episode of the Premium Hoops podcast, we debate the first half of the 2019-20 NBA Awards. We normally have very similar ideas, but today, we had by far our most discourse! While Giannis and LeBron were clearly above the rest, how did we fill out our MVP ballots? Did Dennis Schroder deserve the [...]

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 [...]