We know the narrative -- the new coach, the new GM, the young talent. In ESPN The Magazine, Jordan Brenner explores the unknowns: where Cleveland is weak, where it is strong and where the King fits in.
Kevin Pelton applies the principles of Jordan Brenner and Peter Keating to the NBA. Using data from the last 11 postseasons, Pelton examines favorites and underdogs to identify potential upsets in postseason play.
Jordan Brenner writes about how Marcus Smart and Doug McDermott fared at the USA Basketball minicamp last week in Las Vegas, and what it means for the two college stars heading into the 2013-14 season.
Most NBA teams don't exactly pore over stats. But in ESPN The Magazine's Analytics issue, Jordan Brenner writes that the Portland Trail Blazers have gone all-in with advanced metrics to rebuild their franchise.
In ESPN The Magazine, Jordan Brenner writes that it's no secret that the Pac-12 has struggled to compete in men's basketball recently. But with several key changes in place, the tide might be about to turn out West.