Adam Mares

nba summer league

How to Assess NBA Summer League Like a Scout

Every summer, there are Las Vegas standouts who fizzle in the league, and vice versa. What should basketball fans look for—and overlook?
Adam Mares
7.17.17
nba

The NBA's Promising Rookie Point Guard Class Has Starred at Summer League

NBA Draft lottery picks Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell, and Dennis Smith Jr. all impressed during the Las Vegas Summer league.
Adam Mares
7.17.17
nba

How the Rest of the NBA Can Catch the Warriors

Golden State's dominant season and championship run is ushering in a new era of basketball. Here's how the league will adapt.
Adam Mares
6.14.17
NBA Finals

What The Cavaliers Must Do To Stay Alive In The NBA Finals

Cleveland played perfectly in Game 4 to avoid a Golden State sweep. Here's how the Cavs can win Game 5.
Adam Mares
6.12.17
NBA Finals

The Cavaliers Need to Make the NBA Finals Ugly Again

Through two games, Cleveland is getting mollywhomped. Instead of trying to outscore Golden State, LeBron James and Co. should muck things up like it's 2015.
Adam Mares
6.5.17
NBA Finals

Five Things the Cavaliers Need to Do to Upset the Warriors

Golden State enters their much-anticipated Finals series with Cleveland as a solid favorite, but LeBron James and company can pull off a win. Again.
Adam Mares
5.31.17
NBA playoffs

The Celtics Are Just Dress Rehearsal for a Cavs–Warriors Finals

A NBA Finals rubber match between Cleveland and Golden State seems inevitable. Here's what the Cavs can work on against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals to prepare for the Warriors.
Adam Mares
5.17.17
NBA playoffs

How the Spurs and Celtics Can Close Out, and the Rockets and Wizards Can Hold On

San Antonio and Boston have Houston and Washington on the brink of NBA playoffs elimination. Here are the keys for all four teams in a pair of high-stakes Game 6s.
Adam Mares
5.11.17
nba

NBA Defenses Can't Stop the Spread Offense

"Defense wins championships" is an old truism, but it may no longer be the right way to think about the NBA, where teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets are creating nearly unguardable offense.
Adam Mares
5.5.17
NBA playoffs

How LeBron James Has Remained So Unstoppable

At age 32, the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James remains the NBA's best player—and the central story of the playoffs.
Adam Mares
5.1.17
nba

Games Within Games in the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs

From Paul George versus LeBron James to Boston's depth versus Chicago's experience, here are the key first-round postseason subplots to watch.
Adam Mares
4.14.17
nba

How the West Will Be Won: Key NBA Western Conference Playoff Matchups

From Russell Westbrook versus Patrick Beverly to Draymond Green versus Jusuf Nurkic, the first round of the Western Conference playoffs could be decided by the games within the games.
Adam Mares
4.13.17
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