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WHAT'S NEXT: Minnesota Timberwolves

WHAT'S NEXT: Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves on top of the West and their roster is rapidly getting expensive. Keith Smith takes a look at the Timberwolves' future financial outlook, sustainability and title contention.

Keith Smith  |  February 27
2024 NBA Spending Power Projections: Post Trade Deadline Update

2024 NBA Spending Power Projections: Post Trade Deadline Update

A look at the spending power teams currently project to have for the 2024 offseason now that the NBA Trade Deadline and come and gone.

Keith Smith  |  February 15
2024 NBA Buyout Market (Updated)

2024 NBA Buyout Market (Updated)

A look at some key players to keep an on eye on for the 2024 NBA buyout market.

Keith Smith  |  February 10
Clippers Buy A Prospect From Nuggets

Clippers Buy A Prospect From Nuggets

Breaking down the trade that sent Draft Rights For Ismael Kamagate from the Nuggets to the Clippers in exchange for cash considerations

Keith Smith  |  February 10
Pacers Help Warriors Save Millions

Pacers Help Warriors Save Millions

Breaking down the trade that sent Cory Joseph, 2025 Hornets second-round pick and Cash Considerations from the Warriors to the Pacers in exchange for 2024 second-round pick

Keith Smith  |  February 10
Blazers Help Celtics Save Some Money

Blazers Help Celtics Save Some Money

Breaking down the trade that sent Dalano Banton, Cash Considerations from the Celtics to the Trail Blazers in exchange for future top-55 protected second-round pick

Keith Smith  |  February 10
Boston Takes A Flyer On Springer

Boston Takes A Flyer On Springer

Breaking down the trade that sent Jaden Springer from the 76ers to the Celtics in exchange for 2024 second-round pick

Keith Smith  |  February 09
Kings Help Bucks Save Some Money

Kings Help Bucks Save Some Money

Breaking down the trade that sent Robin Lopez, Cash Considerations from the Bucks to the Kings in exchange for Draft Rights to Dimitrios Agravanis

Keith Smith  |  February 09
Bucks And Sixers Swap Backup Point Guards

Bucks And Sixers Swap Backup Point Guards

Breaking down the trade that sent Patrick Beverley from the 76ers to the Bucks in exchange for Cameron Payne, 2027 Bucks second-round pick

Keith Smith  |  February 09
Suns Acquire Royce O’Neale In Three-Team Trade

Suns Acquire Royce O’Neale In Three-Team Trade

Breaking down the three-trade that sent Royce O’Neale, David Roddy to the Suns, Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Goodwin, three future second-round picks to the Nets and Chimezie Metu, Yuta Watanabe to the Grizzlies

Keith Smith  |  February 09
Thunder Acquire Gordon Hayward

Thunder Acquire Gordon Hayward

Breaking down the trade that sent Gordon Hayward from the Hornets to the Thunder in exchange for Davis Bertans, Tre Mann, Vasilije Micic, two future second-round picks

Keith Smith  |  February 09
Mavericks Acquire PJ Washington For Grant Williams, Future First

Mavericks Acquire PJ Washington For Grant Williams, Future First

Breaking down the trade that sent P.J. Washington and two second-round picks from the Hornets to the Mavericks in exchange for Grant Williams, Seth Curry, and 2027 first-round pick

Keith Smith  |  February 08
Nets Acquire Dennis Schroder For Spencer Dinwiddie

Nets Acquire Dennis Schroder For Spencer Dinwiddie

Breaking down the trade that sent Dennis Schroder, Thaddeus Young from the Nets to the Raptors in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie

Keith Smith  |  February 08
Sixers Acquire Buddy Hield; Doug McDermott To Pacers In Three-Team Trade

Sixers Acquire Buddy Hield; Doug McDermott To Pacers In Three-Team Trade

Breaking down the three-trade that sent Buddy Hield to the 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz, Doug McDermott, three future second-round picks to the Pacers, and Marcus Morris and a second-round pick to the Spurs

Keith Smith  |  February 08
Knicks Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks From Pistons For Quentin Grimes

Knicks Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks From Pistons For Quentin Grimes

Breaking down the trade that sent Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks from the Pistons to the Knicks in exchange for Quentin Grimes, Ryan Arcidiacono, Malachi Flynn, Evan Fournier and picks.

Keith Smith  |  February 08
Pistons Acquire And Waive Danuel House From Sixers

Pistons Acquire And Waive Danuel House From Sixers

Breaking down the trade that sent Danuel House, 2024 second-round pick from the 76ers to the Pistons in exchange for 2028 second-round pick.

Keith Smith  |  February 08
Mavericks Acquire Daniel Gafford From Washington For Richaun Holmes, 2024 First

Mavericks Acquire Daniel Gafford From Washington For Richaun Holmes, 2024 First

Breaking down the trade that sent Daniel Gafford from the Wizards to the Mavericks in exchange for Richaun Holmes, 2024 first-round pick.

Keith Smith  |  February 08
Raptors Acquire Ochai Agbaji, Kelly Olynyk From Jazz

Raptors Acquire Ochai Agbaji, Kelly Olynyk From Jazz

Breaking down the trade that sent Ochai Agbaji, Kelly Olynyk from the Jazz to the Raptors in exchange for Kira Lewis Jr., Otto Porter Jr., 2024 first-round pick.

Keith Smith  |  February 08
Timberwolves Acquire Monte Morris From Pistons

Timberwolves Acquire Monte Morris From Pistons

Breaking down the trade that sent Monte Morris from the Pistons to the Timberwolves in exchange for Shake Milton, Troy Brown Jr. and a 2030 2nd-round pick.

Keith Smith  |  February 07
Celtics Acquire Xavier Tillman From Grizzlies

Celtics Acquire Xavier Tillman From Grizzlies

Breaking down the trade that sent Xavier Tillman from the Grizzlies to the Celtics in exchange for Lamar Stevens, a 2027 2nd-round pick and a 2023 2nd-round pick.

Keith Smith  |  February 07
Pistons Acquire Simone Fontecchio From Jazz

Pistons Acquire Simone Fontecchio From Jazz

Breaking down the trade that sent Simone Fontecchio from the Jazz to the Pistons in exchange for Kevin Knox, 2024 2nd-round pick and draft rights to Gabriele Procida.

Keith Smith  |  February 07
Grizzlies Trade Steven Adams to Rockets To Create Future Flexibility

Grizzlies Trade Steven Adams to Rockets To Create Future Flexibility

The Houston Rockets acquire Steven Adams from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Victor Oladipo and three 2nd-round picks.

Keith Smith  |  February 01
Western Conference Buyers and Sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline

Western Conference Buyers and Sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline

Breaking down the Western Conference buyers and sellers as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches.

Keith Smith  |  January 29
Eastern Conference Buyers and Sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline

Eastern Conference Buyers and Sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline

Breaking down the Eastern Conference buyers and sellers as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches.

Keith Smith  |  January 25
Heat Acquire Terry Rozier For Kyle Lowry

Heat Acquire Terry Rozier For Kyle Lowry

Breaking down the trade that sent Terry Rozier from the Hornets to the Heat in exchange for Kyle Lowry and a 2027 1st-round pick.

Keith Smith  |  January 23
Pacers Acquire Pascal Siakam

Pacers Acquire Pascal Siakam

Breaking down the trade that sent Pascal Siakam from the Raptors to the Pacers in exchange for players and three first round picks.

Keith Smith  |  January 17
2024 NBA Trade Deadline Primer

2024 NBA Trade Deadline Primer

Breaking down each NBA team's cap/tax picture, draft pick situation and player most likely to be traded as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches.

Keith Smith  |  January 17
Pistons Trade Marvin Bagley To Clear 2024 Cap Space

Pistons Trade Marvin Bagley To Clear 2024 Cap Space

The Pistons trade Marvin Bagley III, Isaiah Livers and picks to the Wizards for Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala

Keith Smith  |  January 14
2024 NBA Contract Guarantees To Watch

2024 NBA Contract Guarantees To Watch

Breaking down NBA contract guarantees: Who is likely to have their salary guaranteed? Who could potentially be waived before their salary guarantees?

Keith Smith  |  January 05
10 Day and Two-Way Candidates to Know

10 Day and Two-Way Candidates to Know

As the 10-day contract period opens up in the NBA and with Two-Way spots still open, Keith Smith provides a list of candidates you should know.

Keith Smith  |  January 02
Knicks Acquire OG Anunoby for RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley

Knicks Acquire OG Anunoby for RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley

The Toronto Raptors kicked off the NBA trade season by sending OG Anunoby to the New York Knicks for RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley.

Keith Smith  |  December 30
Fixing The Pistons

Fixing The Pistons

The Pistons are a mess and just made history (not in a good way). Keith Smith takes a stab at trying to fix the Pistons.

Keith Smith  |  December 27
Short-Term Roster Options for the Cavaliers

Short-Term Roster Options for the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have found themselves in a pickle; they are in the middle of the standings yet just took a massive blow losing Garland and Mobley to injury. What are their short-term options moving forward?

Keith Smith  |  December 16
NBA Trade Season Unofficially Opens

NBA Trade Season Unofficially Opens

NBA trade season unofficially opens with the vast majority of players who signed over the summer become trade-eligible. Who should you be keeping an eye on?

Keith Smith  |  December 14
Next Contract Series: De’Aaron Fox

Next Contract Series: De’Aaron Fox

Breaking down what De'Aaron Fox's next contract could look like.

Keith Smith  |  December 11
NBA Expansion Series: Expansion Draft Rules

NBA Expansion Series: Expansion Draft Rules

Part 2 of the NBA Expansion Series takes a look at the expansion draft rules.

Keith Smith  |  December 06
Breaking Up The Bulls

Breaking Up The Bulls

It's time to break up the Chicago Bulls. Keith Smith breaks down the Bulls' trade assets and creates five possible trade scenarios.

Keith Smith  |  November 30
NBA Expansion Series: How NBA Expansion Works

NBA Expansion Series: How NBA Expansion Works

Part 1 of the NBA Expansion Series takes a look at how expansion works and the process involved.

Keith Smith  |  November 22
Next Contract Series: Tyrese Maxey

Next Contract Series: Tyrese Maxey

Breaking down all of the scenarios for Tyrese Maxey's next contract.

Keith Smith  |  November 15
2024 NBA Spending Power Projections

2024 NBA Spending Power Projections

An early look at the spending power teams currently project to have for the 2024 offseason.

Keith Smith  |  November 08
Clippers Finally Acquire James Harden

Clippers Finally Acquire James Harden

Breaking down the trade that sent James Harden to the LA Clippers in exchange for four players and picks.

Keith Smith  |  October 31
2020 NBA Draft Class Rookie Scale Extensions

2020 NBA Draft Class Rookie Scale Extensions

Recapping, breaking down and analyzing the 2020 NBA Draft Class Rookie Scale Extensions.

Keith Smith  |  October 24
Next Contract Series: Klay Thompson

Next Contract Series: Klay Thompson

Breaking down all of the scenarios for Klay Thompson's next contract.

Keith Smith  |  October 20
NBA Northwest Division Rotation and Roster Questions

NBA Northwest Division Rotation and Roster Questions

Rotation and roster questions for each team for the NBA's Northwest Division.

Keith Smith  |  October 19
NBA Central Division Rotation and Roster Questions

NBA Central Division Rotation and Roster Questions

Rotation and roster questions for each team for the NBA's Central Division.

Keith Smith  |  October 12
NBA Pacific Division Rotation and Roster Questions

NBA Pacific Division Rotation and Roster Questions

Rotation and roster questions for each team for the NBA's Pacific Division.

Keith Smith  |  October 10
Explaining Exhibit 9 and Exhibit 10 Contracts

Explaining Exhibit 9 and Exhibit 10 Contracts

Explaining what an Exhibit 9 and Exhibit 10 contract is in the NBA.

Keith Smith  |  October 03
NBA Atlantic Division Rotation and Roster Questions

NBA Atlantic Division Rotation and Roster Questions

Rotation and roster questions for each team for the NBA's Atlantic Division.

Keith Smith  |  October 03
Celtics Acquire Jrue Holiday

Celtics Acquire Jrue Holiday

Breaking down the trade that has Portland re-routing Jrue Holiday to Boston for Robert Williams III and Malcom Brogdon and picks

Keith Smith  |  October 01
Damian Lillard Trade Analysis

Damian Lillard Trade Analysis

Breaking down the three-team blockbuster trade that sent Damian Lillard to the Bucks to join forces with Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Keith Smith  |  September 27