http://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/ en-usMorten JensenMorten Jensen's stories. I cover a wide variety of subjects within the NBA.Copyright 2019 Forbes LLChttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dede43441dd432e0bbe469e7abb231a4?s=400&d=mm&r=gMorten Jensenhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/feed/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/11/12/should-luka-doncic-have-less-responsibility/ Should Luka Doncic Have Less Responsibility With Mavericks?Luka Doncic is an MVP candidate who does literally everything for the Dallas Mavericks. But is his workload too big?Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5dcafd7cd9f70c00064425afTue, 12 Nov 2019 19:55:50 +00002019-11-12T19:55:50ZLuka Doncic is an MVP candidate who does literally everything for the Dallas Mavericks. But is his workload too big?https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/11/09/load-management-for-kawhi-leonard-is-working/ Load Management For Kawhi Leonard Is WorkingLoad management has been a frequent topic of debate lately, but lost in conversation is the fact that Kawhi Leonard is enjoying a career-year because of it.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5dc703fae948a80007f465f3Sat, 9 Nov 2019 20:56:41 +00002019-11-09T20:56:41ZLoad management has been a frequent topic of debate lately, but lost in conversation is the fact that Kawhi Leonard is enjoying a career-year because of it.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/11/06/nikola-mirotic-enjoying-hot-start-in-spain/ Nikola Mirotic Enjoying Hot Start In SpainNikola Mirotic is currently tearing up Spain in domestic play, and all of Europe in Euroleague competition. living up to the hype coming in. Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5dc2ecdc44c9c20006c08b0aWed, 6 Nov 2019 17:18:39 +00002019-11-06T17:18:39ZNikola Mirotic is currently tearing up Spain in domestic play, and all of Europe in Euroleague competition. living up to the hype coming in. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/10/31/wendell-carter-jr-is-a-future-atypical-nba-star/ Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. Is A Future NBA Star, But Not A Typical OneThe Bulls have been a mess. However, a bright spot has emerged in the form of second-year center Wendell Carter Jr.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5dbac1193d54ab0006119d2cThu, 31 Oct 2019 13:23:17 +00002019-10-31T13:23:17ZThe Bulls have been a mess. However, a bright spot has emerged in the form of second-year center Wendell Carter Jr.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/10/30/how-nba-rookies-did-in-their-first-week/ How NBA Rookies Did In Their First WeekThe first week of the new NBA season has concluded, and with that in mind, it’s time to take a look at how this year’s rookie class have looked over their first seven days.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5db700d2f9fd7e00064e5832Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:42:38 +00002019-10-30T11:42:38ZThe first week of the new NBA season has concluded, and with that in mind, it’s time to take a look at how this year’s rookie class have looked over their first seven days.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/10/23/nba-rookie-contract-extensions-first-impression-on-value/ NBA Rookie Contract Extensions: First Impression On ValueNine NBA players signed rookie contract extensions with their teams, raging from $29-170 million. What's the value outlook like?Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5db0726294c78c0007eb0629Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:21:05 +00002019-10-23T21:21:05ZNine NBA players signed rookie contract extensions with their teams, raging from $29-170 million. What's the value outlook like?https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/10/21/celtics-betting-big-on-jaylen-brown-extends-contract-for-four-years-115-million/ Celtics Betting Big On Jaylen Brown With Four-Year, $115 Million Contract ExtensionJaylen Brown has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Boston Celtics worth $115 million, which means the Celtics are betting big on the youngster.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5dae0c52bfe6ea00062db11eMon, 21 Oct 2019 20:31:29 +00002019-10-21T20:31:29ZJaylen Brown has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Boston Celtics worth $115 million, which means the Celtics are betting big on the youngster.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/10/20/nba-season-preview-what-to-watch-for-in-the-southeast-division/ NBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Southeast DivisionNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Southeast Division - Included: Bradley Beal, Jimmy Butler, Aaron Gordon, and Atlanta's young core.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5dace886d6344200076458fdMon, 21 Oct 2019 01:30:19 +00002019-10-21T01:30:19ZNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Southeast Division - Included: Bradley Beal, Jimmy Butler, Aaron Gordon, and Atlanta's young core.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/10/16/nba-season-preview-what-to-watch-for-in-the-central-division/ NBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Central DivisionNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Central Division - Included: Zach LaVine, Collin Sexton & Darius Garland, Luke Kennard, Myles Turner, and Khris Middleton.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5da74e03bd7761000620f6dbWed, 16 Oct 2019 23:19:15 +00002019-10-16T23:19:15ZNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Central Division - Included: Zach LaVine, Collin Sexton & Darius Garland, Luke Kennard, Myles Turner, and Khris Middleton.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/10/09/nba-season-preview-what-to-watch-for-in-the-atlantic-division/ NBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Atlantic DivisionNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Atlantic Division - Included: Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown, and - I guess - the Knicks?Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d9dbef03f22d7000612c71aWed, 9 Oct 2019 20:26:12 +00002019-10-09T20:26:12ZNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Atlantic Division - Included: Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown, and - I guess - the Knicks?https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/09/30/nba-season-preview-what-to-watch-for-in-the-southwest-division/ NBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Southwest DivisionNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Southwest Division - Included: Russell Westbrook, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, Jrue Holiday, and DeJounte Murray.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d926f2aea331200066873e6Mon, 30 Sep 2019 23:34:15 +00002019-09-30T23:34:15ZNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Southwest Division - Included: Russell Westbrook, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, Jrue Holiday, and DeJounte Murray.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/09/28/nba-season-preview-what-to-watch-for-in-the-pacific-division/ NBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Pacific DivisionNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Pacific Division - Included: D'Angelo Russell, Kawhi Leonard & Paul George, Kyle Kuzma, Deandre Ayton, and the Kings' young core.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d8fd8cb05e9cb0009621f85Sun, 29 Sep 2019 01:23:31 +00002019-09-29T01:23:31ZNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Pacific Division - Included: D'Angelo Russell, Kawhi Leonard & Paul George, Kyle Kuzma, Deandre Ayton, and the Kings' young core.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/09/25/nba-season-preview-what-to-watch-for-in-the-northwest-division/ NBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Northwest DivisionNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Northwest Division - Included: Michael Porter Jr, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Portland's bench, and Donovan Mitchell.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d8bcb712c4f0e0009898460Wed, 25 Sep 2019 22:06:59 +00002019-09-25T22:06:59ZNBA Season Preview: What To Watch For In The Northwest Division - Included: Michael Porter Jr, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Portland's bench, and Donovan Mitchell.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/09/22/how-the-nba-could-extend-their-global-reach-by-installing-leagues-on-every-playable-continent/ How The NBA Could Extend Its Global Reach By Installing Leagues On Every Playable ContinentThe NBA could extend their current reach by installing leagues or cups on every playable continent, ultimately creating a World Cup for club teams, all with NBA branding.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d7e62e8ca577f00096806f1Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:30:07 +00002019-09-22T23:30:07ZThe NBA could extend their current reach by installing leagues or cups on every playable continent, ultimately creating a World Cup for club teams, all with NBA branding.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/09/19/hornets-bismack-biyombo-on-what-he-does-off-the-courtand-the-many-hats-he-wears/ Hornets’ Bismack Biyombo On What He Does Off The Court And The Many Hats He WearsBismack Biyombo juggles being an active NBA player, the vice president of the NBPA and a humanitarian in Congo.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d7f8e41ecb80a0008e138fcThu, 19 Sep 2019 21:57:57 +00002019-09-19T21:57:57ZBismack Biyombo juggles being an active NBA player, the vice president of the NBPA and a humanitarian in Congo.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/09/05/the-chicago-bulls-should-sign-carmelo-anthony/ The Chicago Bulls Should Sign Carmelo AnthonyThe Chicago Bulls have struggled with injuries of late, and are thin on the wing, which means signing Carmelo Anthony should at least be on the table.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d7176fe6147930008d05a01Thu, 5 Sep 2019 21:56:03 +00002019-09-05T21:56:03ZThe Chicago Bulls have struggled with injuries of late, and are thin on the wing, which means signing Carmelo Anthony should at least be on the table.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/09/02/how-the-toronto-raptors-have-plenty-of-options-moving-forward/ The Toronto Raptors Have Plenty Of Options Moving ForwardThe Toronto Raptors may have lost Kawhi Leonard this summer, but they have plenty of ways to improve over the next few years.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d6d6bb918bc2d0009d0657fMon, 2 Sep 2019 21:17:59 +00002019-09-02T21:17:59ZThe Toronto Raptors may have lost Kawhi Leonard this summer, but they have plenty of ways to improve over the next few years.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/08/31/montrezl-harrells-uncertain-future-puts-pressure-on-clippers/ Montrezl Harrell's Uncertain Future Puts Pressure On ClippersMontrezl Harrell can leave the Clippers next summer, which means now's the time to maximize his presence.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d63a936b580e000087e954bSat, 31 Aug 2019 16:51:05 +00002019-08-31T16:51:05ZMontrezl Harrell can leave the Clippers next summer, which means now's the time to maximize his presence.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/08/26/nets-score-big-with-caris-levert-extension-worth-525-million/ Nets Score Big With Caris LeVert Extension Worth $52.5 MillionCaris LeVert's new three-year $52.5 million extension provides the Nets with great contractual stability moving forward.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d63a944b580e000087ea264Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:43:00 +00002019-08-26T10:43:00ZCaris LeVert's new three-year $52.5 million extension provides the Nets with great contractual stability moving forward.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/08/20/playoff-dreams-how-the-chicago-bulls-need-to-come-out-hot-to-start-the-season/ Playoff Dreams: The Chicago Bulls Need To Come Out Hot To Start The SeasonThe Bulls have a brutal late-season schedule in 2019-20, meaning they will need to hit the ground running if they have playoff aspirations.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d5bc4292847b400095fa793Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:42:50 +00002019-08-20T11:42:50ZThe Bulls have a brutal late-season schedule in 2019-20, meaning they will need to hit the ground running if they have playoff aspirations.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/08/12/the-ncaa-could-easily-be-betterassuming-they-wanted-to/ The NCAA Could Easily Be Better—Assuming It Wanted ToThe NCAA's recent memo to tighten requirement for agents representing NBA prospects is another bad look for the old-school organization.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d5159e5361a8d0009520e0aMon, 12 Aug 2019 13:38:21 +00002019-08-12T13:38:21ZThe NCAA's recent memo to tighten requirement for agents representing NBA prospects is another bad look for the old-school organization.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/08/06/how-the-portland-trail-blazers-played-all-their-cards-right-this-summer/ How The Portland Trail Blazers Played All Their Cards Right This SummerIn an era of player empowerment, which has led to increased player movement, the Portland Trail Blazers stayed loyal to their stars, and they responded in kind.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d4940cddd13e9000a85a679Tue, 6 Aug 2019 10:18:03 +00002019-08-06T10:18:03ZIn an era of player empowerment, which has led to increased player movement, the Portland Trail Blazers stayed loyal to their stars, and they responded in kind.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/07/23/bradley-beal--the-wizards-conundrum/ Bradley Beal And The Wizards' ConundrumAll-Star guard Bradley Beal has a big decision to make. Depending on what that decision is, maybe so do the Wizards. Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d377780f53b2d0009b13a4aTue, 23 Jul 2019 23:00:31 +00002019-07-23T23:00:31ZAll-Star guard Bradley Beal has a big decision to make. Depending on what that decision is, maybe so do the Wizards. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/07/21/despite-constant-drama-the-lakers-are-set-up-well-financially/ Despite Constant Drama, The Lakers Are Set Up Well FinanciallyDespite all the drama, the Lakers are set up well financially over the next few years, which could go a long way in building a four-star team.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d342fb8a13be70008d4ac72Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:30:00 +00002019-07-21T11:30:00ZDespite all the drama, the Lakers are set up well financially over the next few years, which could go a long way in building a four-star team.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/07/16/the-value-of-nba-draft-picks-and-how-teams-can-trade-them-smarter/ The Value Of NBA Draft Picks And How Teams Can Trade Them SmarterSome teams are willing to trade all of their draft picks for stars who can leave after two years. Others could spend their draft picks differently, if they wished to trade themselves into relevance.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d2dc169e307aa0009689cecTue, 16 Jul 2019 13:39:53 +00002019-07-16T13:39:53ZSome teams are willing to trade all of their draft picks for stars who can leave after two years. Others could spend their draft picks differently, if they wished to trade themselves into relevance.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/07/10/mission-impossible-fixing-the-nba-max-contract-system/ Mission Impossible: Fixing The NBA Max Contract SystemNBA max contracts are tricky, and will often handcuff a team financially when a player enters his 30's. Finding a solution to this problem is easier said than done.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d261764063e9e000990409eWed, 10 Jul 2019 19:23:49 +00002019-07-10T19:23:49ZNBA max contracts are tricky, and will often handcuff a team financially when a player enters his 30's. Finding a solution to this problem is easier said than done.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/07/07/nba-teams-nailed-2019-free-agency/ NBA Teams Nailed 2019 Free AgencyWith a virtually unlimited pool of money available this summer, NBA teams surprised by mostly spending them logically and having set plans for the future. Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d226980d92e5900084d7387Sun, 7 Jul 2019 22:22:20 +00002019-07-07T22:22:20ZWith a virtually unlimited pool of money available this summer, NBA teams surprised by mostly spending them logically and having set plans for the future. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/29/nba-superstars-have-taken-control-of-free-agency/ NBA Superstars Have Taken Control Of Free AgencyNBA superstars are playing to their own tune, which has left NBA teams as mostly passive bystanders in today's league. Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d179f3267033200094c4b23Sat, 29 Jun 2019 18:53:20 +00002019-06-29T18:53:20ZNBA superstars are playing to their own tune, which has left NBA teams as mostly passive bystanders in today's league. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/25/los-angeles-clippers-nba-free-agency-kawhi-leonard/ Clippers NBA Free Agency Preview: How Los Angeles Could Land Kawhi LeonardThis off-season is a big one for the Los Angeles Clippers, a rumored destination for Kawhi Leonard.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d0fe714cd8d3f00089d1641Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +00002019-06-25T12:00:00ZThis off-season is a big one for the Los Angeles Clippers, a rumored destination for Kawhi Leonard.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/22/identifying-the-right-veterans-for-the-chicago-bulls/ Identifying The Right Veterans For The Chicago BullsThe Chicago Bulls have a young core in need of proper leadership. In this free agency class, there are three names that could help bolster their culture.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d0ded0acd8d3f0008973009Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:02:03 +00002019-06-22T10:02:03ZThe Chicago Bulls have a young core in need of proper leadership. In this free agency class, there are three names that could help bolster their culture.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/21/2019-nba-draft-notes-random-thoughts/ 2019 NBA Draft Results: 11 Takeaways From A Wild Night Jam-Packed With TradesThe 2019 NBA Draft has come and gone, and what a show it was.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d0caf51cd8d3f00082bef22Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:35:21 +00002019-06-21T11:35:21ZThe 2019 NBA Draft has come and gone, and what a show it was.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/15/anthony-davis-traded-to-lakers-pelicans-receive-major-haul/ Anthony Davis Traded To Lakers; Pelicans Receive Major HaulThe Los Angeles Lakers acquired All-Star Anthony Davis and gave the New Orleans Pelicans Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart along with the No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft and at least two future first-round picks.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d05884a1ab718000982a819Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:07:38 +00002019-06-16T00:07:38ZThe Los Angeles Lakers acquired All-Star Anthony Davis and gave the New Orleans Pelicans Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart along with the No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft and at least two future first-round picks.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/14/nba-free-agency-is-about-to-go-haywire/ NBA Free Agency Is About To Go HaywireLong-term injuries to both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson could have a drastic effect on this year's free agent market.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5d03eeb7024be80009e1b464Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:00:07 +00002019-06-14T19:00:07ZLong-term injuries to both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson could have a drastic effect on this year's free agent market.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/09/orlando-magic-nba-draft-preview/ Orlando Magic NBA Draft Preview: Kevin Porter And Nickeil Alexander-Walker Among Targets At No. 16The Orlando Magic had a surprising 42-40 campaign in 2018-19, which resulted in their first playoff berth since 2012. The organization is looking to build on the success, and that starts on June 20 with the NBA draft.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cf814498b65a40088122d07Sun, 9 Jun 2019 19:00:00 +00002019-06-09T19:00:00ZThe Orlando Magic had a surprising 42-40 campaign in 2018-19, which resulted in their first playoff berth since 2012. The organization is looking to build on the success, and that starts on June 20 with the NBA draft.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/06/07/theres-only-one-loser-in-the-hawksnets-trade-the-knicks/ There's Only One Loser In The Hawks-Nets Trade: The KnicksThe Hawks and Nets completed a trade, and surprisingly, the loser of the trade was a team not even involved: the New York Knicks.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cfaf58c5f9b1d0009a001b1Fri, 7 Jun 2019 23:47:15 +00002019-06-07T23:47:15ZThe Hawks and Nets completed a trade, and surprisingly, the loser of the trade was a team not even involved: the New York Knicks.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/05/31/sacramento-kings-clean-cap-sheet-presents-many-opportunities/ Sacramento Kings' Clean Cap Sheet Presents Many OpportunitiesThe Sacramento Kings can benefit greatly from their clean cap sheet, both this summer and next.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cf17f1b8a70c000839ed334Fri, 31 May 2019 22:00:00 +00002019-05-31T22:00:00ZThe Sacramento Kings can benefit greatly from their clean cap sheet, both this summer and next.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/05/29/chris-paul-is-patient-zero-for-rockets-financial-woes/ Chris Paul Is Patient Zero For Rockets' Financial WoesThe Houston Rockets are open for business and that's in large part because they decided to hand Chris Paul a four-year contract last summer which is now killing their future.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5ceeed10c8558b0084d34667Wed, 29 May 2019 22:08:00 +00002019-05-29T22:08:00ZThe Houston Rockets are open for business and that's in large part because they decided to hand Chris Paul a four-year contract last summer which is now killing their future.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/05/27/nba-draft-atlanta-hawks-could-have-a-set-core-this-june/ NBA Draft: Atlanta Hawks Could Have A Set Core This JuneThe Atlanta Hawks could solidify their young core via their two Top 10 draft picks in next month's NBA Draft.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cec3865c8558b0084d33c80Mon, 27 May 2019 20:40:00 +00002019-05-27T20:40:00ZThe Atlanta Hawks could solidify their young core via their two Top 10 draft picks in next month's NBA Draft.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/05/23/nba-supermax-contracts-vs-repeater-tax-penalties-somethings-gotta-give/ NBA Supermax Contracts Vs. Repeater Tax Penalties: Something's Gotta GiveThe NBA have provided teams the opportunity to hang onto their stars, by giving them a significant financial advantage by way of the supermax. However, their strict repeater tax might defeat the entire purpose.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5ce6f29ac8558b0084d3331cThu, 23 May 2019 21:48:00 +00002019-05-23T21:48:00ZThe NBA have provided teams the opportunity to hang onto their stars, by giving them a significant financial advantage by way of the supermax. However, their strict repeater tax might defeat the entire purpose.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/05/21/identifying-the-right-mike-conley-trade/ Identifying The Right Mike Conley TradeTrading Mike Conley is easy, but finding the right trade package for him will take some doing. The Grizzlies will need to be careful, and consider their own long-term situation, before pulling the trigger on a deal.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5ce441a13628e700835a4ec0Tue, 21 May 2019 20:42:00 +00002019-05-21T20:42:00ZTrading Mike Conley is easy, but finding the right trade package for him will take some doing. The Grizzlies will need to be careful, and consider their own long-term situation, before pulling the trigger on a deal.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/05/09/winning-the-margins-how-the-chicago-bulls-can-turn-their-franchise-around/ Winning At The Margins: How The Chicago Bulls Can Turn Their Franchise AroundThe Chicago Bulls are not a well-run organization, and part of why is their lack of willingness to take risks.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cd47b3a301be500844387dfThu, 9 May 2019 20:49:00 +00002019-05-09T20:49:00ZThe Chicago Bulls are not a well-run organization, and part of why is their lack of willingness to take risks.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/05/05/rough-cap-situation-can-risk-stagnation-in-portland/ Rough Cap Situation May Keep Portland Trail Blazers From Building On SuccessThe Portland Trail Blazers are enjoying tremendous success in the NBA Playoffs these days, but their cap situation makes a repeat of that success extremely difficult.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5ccefc63ad1564008330536aSun, 5 May 2019 16:48:00 +00002019-05-05T16:48:00ZThe Portland Trail Blazers are enjoying tremendous success in the NBA Playoffs these days, but their cap situation makes a repeat of that success extremely difficult.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/04/30/how-adding-a-special-third-round-to-the-nba-draft-could-help-poorly-run-teams/ How Adding A Special Third Round To The NBA Draft Could Help Poorly Run TeamsAdding a third round to the NBA draft, that plays under a different set of rules than the first two could help poorly run teams acquire much-needed assets.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cc80d756842580086eb7d3eTue, 30 Apr 2019 10:25:00 +00002019-04-30T10:25:00ZAdding a third round to the NBA draft, that plays under a different set of rules than the first two could help poorly run teams acquire much-needed assets.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/04/27/big-summer-looming-for-denver-nuggets-with-funky-salary-cap-situation-could-they-swing-for-kawhi/ Big Summer Looming For Nuggets With Funky Salary-Cap Situation; Could They Swing for Kawhi?The Denver Nuggets find themselves going into the 2019 summer with a funky salary cap situation. Could they use their situation to swing for a Kawhi Leonard signing?Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cc4ebc36842580086eb7502Sun, 28 Apr 2019 01:23:00 +00002019-04-28T01:23:00ZThe Denver Nuggets find themselves going into the 2019 summer with a funky salary cap situation. Could they use their situation to swing for a Kawhi Leonard signing?https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/04/24/three-years-later-teams-still-dealing-with-2016-free-agency-consequences/ Three Years Later, Teams Still Dealing With 2016 Free Agency ConsequencesIn 2016, several NBA teams made poor long-term investments in players that are now hurting their salary cap situation. A lot of teams will have money to spend this summer, but the amount of talent does not equal the amount of available talent, suggesting the possibility of a repeat of 2016.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cc04019e53bd70083e5498cWed, 24 Apr 2019 12:12:00 +00002019-04-24T12:12:00ZIn 2016, several NBA teams made poor long-term investments in players that are now hurting their salary cap situation. A lot of teams will have money to spend this summer, but the amount of talent does not equal the amount of available talent, suggesting the possibility of a repeat of 2016.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/04/21/pascal-siakam-will-help-toronto-survive-potential-loss-of-kawhi-leonard/ If Kawhi Leonard Leaves Raptors, Pascal Siakam Will Help Toronto SurviveShould Kawhi Leonard end up leaving the Toronto Raptors this summer, the organization will not have to start over from scratch thanks to the evolution of Pascal Siakam.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cbc91e4e53bd70083e53fc9Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:07:00 +00002019-04-21T17:07:00ZShould Kawhi Leonard end up leaving the Toronto Raptors this summer, the organization will not have to start over from scratch thanks to the evolution of Pascal Siakam.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/04/17/the-anthony-davis-conundrum-is-he-a-leading-man/ The Anthony Davis Conundrum: Is He A Leading Man?Anthony Davis has won just 48.9% of the games he's played in over the past five years. Is that a result of poor roster construction, or simply Davis not being as good as believed?Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cb7a7bde53bd70083e53639Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:41:00 +00002019-04-17T23:41:00ZAnthony Davis has won just 48.9% of the games he's played in over the past five years. Is that a result of poor roster construction, or simply Davis not being as good as believed?https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/04/10/magic-johnsons-resignation-could-open-door-to-lebron-james-trade/ Magic Johnson's Resignation Could Open Door To LeBron James TradeWIth Magic Johnson having resigned in Los Angeles, the Lakers could now be looking at an opportunity to turn their franchise around - starting by trading LeBron James.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5cae0be7699e520088174006Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:42:00 +00002019-04-10T16:42:00ZWIth Magic Johnson having resigned in Los Angeles, the Lakers could now be looking at an opportunity to turn their franchise around - starting by trading LeBron James.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/2019/04/07/the-nbas-rookie-scale-is-a-bigger-asset-than-one-might-think/ The NBA's Rookie Scale Is A Bigger Asset Than One Might ThinkNBA rookies benefit their teams by more than just being productive on the court. Their rookie scale contracts can help a franchise take the next big step forward.Morten Jensen, ContributorMorten Jensen, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/mortenjensen/5ca92da5da7dcd0081323733Sun, 7 Apr 2019 14:25:00 +00002019-04-07T14:25:00ZNBA rookies benefit their teams by more than just being productive on the court. Their rookie scale contracts can help a franchise take the next big step forward.