Kevin Pelton writes that Ryan Anderson compares favorably to a young Dirk Nowitzki in many ways, and that although he's not the "next Dirk," there are reasons to believe Anderson could be a breakout player if given the chance.
Kevin Pelton studies the tape of the Heat's late-game struggles and offers up some solutions. Getting rid of isolation plays would be a good start, he writes, as would adjusting the personnel on their pick-and-roll sets.
Kevin Pelton writes that with three of four conference finalists very young by historical measures, we'd expect them to be back next season. But history also says you can never count on a return trip just because youth was served the first time.