Matt Lurie - Basketball Analysis

How The Hornets Have Come Back Against Miami

by Matt Lurie

Apr 27, 2016 8:12 AM

The Heat have the deepest collection of wings in the league, and the Hornets were now scrapping along with one of the weakest. What the Hornets did have, however, was an assortment of big-men, and a head coach that has established a sound defensive system and an ultra conservative offensive style. Read more »

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, NBA

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Bradley Beal And The Wizards' Bench Unit

by Matt Lurie

Mar 24, 2016 1:53 PM

When Bradley Beal is playing well and shooting the lights out, the Wizards are a ferocious slash and kick machine. When he no-shows, the Wizards are thin in the playmaking department. Read more »

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Kemba Walker And His Newfound Space

by Matt Lurie

Mar 11, 2016 1:14 PM

The Hornets did well bringing in the right supporting cast to complement Kemba Walker's game, but this stuff doesn't happen accidentally overnight. Read more »

Tags: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, NBA

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How Good Can The Jazz Become

by Matt Lurie

When the core four of Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood and Rudy Gobert are all healthy and playing together, this team brings one of the most stifling defenses in the entire league, coupled with a very improved offense. Read more »
Marcus Smart And Boston's Playoff Chances This Season

by Matt Lurie

Getting the Celtics to a higher level of play this season will be largely based on the progression of Marcus Smart and how Stevens can put him in the right spots on offense. Read more »
Figuring Out What Happened To The Bucks' Defense

by Matt Lurie

The Bucks remain extremely talented, but when Jabari Parker and Greg Monroe are manning your front-line, playing a super-aggressive defense is probably not ideal. Read more »
How Toronto's Offense Remains Efficient Without Ball Movement Beauty

by Matt Lurie

What the Raptors' lack in ball-movement they make up for with getting to the free-throw line and not turning the ball over and it all begins with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Read more »
The Ground & Pound Offense In The Small Ball Era

by Matt Lurie

The Grizzlies were once an identity-driven organization surrounding their Grit & Grind, but are now the paradigm for an NBA franchise that has failed to conform to the ever-changing nature of the league. Read more »
The Remade Miami Heat

by Matt Lurie

Miami's defense has looked fantastic with Hassan Whiteside now fully acclimated to the system, which has become strikingly conservative from their helter-skelter LeBron era. Read more »