Our scout tells you why the 12th man matters, and who some of his favorite career "role players" are.
Our scout analyzes the game of the Raptors' Rafer Alston, the playground legend who's had a difficult adjustment to NBA starting point guard.
Our scout explains the benefits of the Cuttino Mobley-Doug Christie deal. Also, who are the NBA's best perimeter defenders?
A few teams excel at running the fast break, and our scout explains who the best are and how they do it.
What if Vince Carter and Shareef Abdur-Rahim swapped teams? A look at each player's strengths and weaknesses.
It's too late for adjustments. The Lakers must match the Pistons' intensity or pack it in.
Insider's playoff scout explains how Detroit's defense has shackled the Lakers, and what L.A. can do about it.
Brian James, Insider's playoff scout, believes how the Pistons play in Game 3 will determine the outcome of the Finals.
Brian James, Insider's playoff scout, explains how Detroit dominated Game 1 and what L.A. has to do even things up.
NBA assistant coach and scout Brian James has been tracking the NBA playoffs for Insider, now he breaks down the Finals
Longtime NBA assistant coach and scout Brian James breaks down the series as it heads into Game 4.
Longtime NBA assistant coach and scout Brian James breaks down the Eastern Conference finals.
Longtime NBA assistant coach and scout Brian James breaks down the Western Conference final.