Rafael Canton - Basketball Analysis

Top-5 Restricted Free Agents In 2021 NBA Draft Class

by Rafael Canton

Jul 31, 2021 10:13 PM

John Collins, Lonzo Ball, Duncan Robinson, Devonte' Graham and Jarrett Allen are at the top of the restricted free agency board. Read more »

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Devin Booker's Breakthrough As A Modern Throwback

by Rafael Canton

Jun 25, 2021 5:48 PM

The days of Devin Booker being an empty stats, bad team star are over. He's become one of the more complete offensive guards in the NBA, helping a deep Phoenix squad overachieve in every possible way. Read more »

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Rudy Gobert And The Case Against Defense In The MVP Race

by Rafael Canton

May 22, 2021 10:43 PM

The NBA has historically had a tough time rewarding elite defenders with limited or low usage style play on the offensive end. Rudy Gobert was the most valuable player on the team with the best record in the NBA but was nowhere near the MVP conversation. Read more »

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The Memeification Of Paul George

by Rafael Canton

It's not so much that Paul George has lost in the playoffs, but it's also the way that he's lost. There's still time for George to change his story. Read more »
Victor Oladipo Looking To Get Back On Track In Miami

by Rafael Canton

In a lot of ways the buzzword of "culture" within Miami's ecosystem can also work against Victor Oladipo if he fails in their system. That future max contract might prove to be elusive and slip from his grasp. Read more »
Blake Griffin's Quest To Rediscover His Game

by Rafael Canton

Blake Griffin has looked like a shell of himself, failing to prop up a young and inexperienced Pistons team. But there might be a late career role player in there if he can find the right situation. Read more »
How Jerami Grant Betting On Himself Is A Repeat Of NBA History

by Rafael Canton

Jerami Grant was certain to receive the reps to try and grow into a bigger role, but he's done even more than that. Grant has exceeded expectations. Read more »
Five Players From 2018 NBA Draft Class Entering Pivotal Pre-Extension Season

by Rafael Canton

With Luka Doncic and Trae Young virtually guaranteed to sign max extensions in 2021, the focus will instead turn to whether Marvin Bagley, Deandre Ayton, Wendell Carter, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Michael Porter can elevate their play to join them. Read more »
10 Biggest Draft Night Trades In NBA History

by Rafael Canton

From Bill Russell and Kevin McHale to Kobe Bryant and Scottie Pippen, many future Hall of Famers and All-Stars were dealt on draft night. Read more »
Five Biggest Storylines For 2020 NBA Offseason

by Rafael Canton

Between Giannis Antetokounmpo's supermax decision, how the Clippers will retool, Miami looming as a free agent destination in 2021, Victor Oladipo's future and Golden State's reboot, the 2020 offseason Read more »