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Ten-Year Efficiency Differential Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Apr 15, 2016 3:13 PM

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, efficiency differential gives a clear picture of team performance. Read more »

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Karl-Anthony Towns As The Messianic Smallball Loophole

by Christopher Reina

Apr 13, 2016 11:41 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns is the unstoppable tactical force that can do everything and go anywhere, the queen on the chessboard. In 2016, Towns is the player you would pick to build a franchise around. Read more »

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

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Notes From The 2016 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

Apr 9, 2016 5:43 PM

On Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac, De'Aaron Fox, Markelle Fultz, DeAndre Ayton, Terrance Ferguson, Wenyen Gabriel and the other notables for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit. Read more »

Tags: Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, DeAndre Ayton, Markelle Fultz, De'Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Tank Yourself Clean: The End Of Sam Hinkie

by Christopher Reina

Injuries, compounding those injuries by drafting too many bigs and not winning a lottery to draft a transcendent talent cost Sam Hinkie his job, but the assets of his ethos will continue to live on in the 76ers indefinitely. Read more »
Kobe Bryant The GM

by Christopher Reina

We uniquely have detailed knowledge of who Kobe Bryant tried to exert his pseudo GM influence for and against during multiple stages of his playing career. Read more »
The Neverending Incubation Of The Thunder

by Christopher Reina

Teams are as good as the aggregate of hundreds of details and the Thunder simply haven't yet won enough of these details to earn themselves a title. Read more »
Giannis And The Science Fiction Future Of Basketball

by Christopher Reina

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a basketball miracle that offers you the most convincing glimpse into the seemingly improbable future of the game in which every player can do everything with fluidity and athleticism at seven feet. Read more »
Asking Anthony Davis To Move Mountains

by Christopher Reina

The Pelicans have nothing to show for four years of roster construction other than Anthony Davis mercifully agreeing to an extension last summer. Fortunately he's a transcendent talent and there's enough offseasons before 2020 to fix it. Read more »
It Takes A Galaxy

by Christopher Reina

There is a wolfishness to how the Warriors and Spurs play collectively on both sides of the floor that overwhelm not just single superstar teams but even teams with a collection of superstars. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
The Prosperous Nihilism Of The Lakers Keeping Kobe Bryant To The End

by Christopher Reina

The Lakers have been rebuilding this entire time behind the veneer of keeping Kobe Bryant a "Laker for Life," which is a remarkable, unthinkable conclusion to his career. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Tristan Thompson Signs Five-Year, $82M Deal With Cavaliers

by Christopher Reina

112 days later, Tristan Thompson received an extra $2 million over five years in an agreement both sides effectively won. Read more »
Kawhi, LaMarcus, The Mid-Range And The Spurs' Next Epoch

by Christopher Reina

Beyond the mere benefit of adding a player of LaMarcus Aldridge's caliber to a team already competing for a title, the greatest impact of his signing is how it elevates what's possible for Kawhi Leonard. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kevin Love Re-Signs With Cavaliers

by Christopher Reina

Kevin Love's first round injury gave both he and the Cavs time to miss each other. They quickly agreed upon a five-year, $110 million deal instead of a 1+1. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Anthony Davis Commits To Pelicans Until 2020

by Christopher Reina

No team in the NBA has a better five-year title window now than the Pelicans simply because they know they'll have their franchise player under a five-year, $145 million contract. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
NBA 2015 Draft Comparison Guides

by Christopher Reina

Comparisons of draft prospects to current NBA players is always an inexact science, but these projections are a combination of statistical profiles from when the NBA players were at a similar age and from stylistic similarities. Read more »
Draft Report: Frank Kaminsky Of Wisconsin

by Christopher Reina

There's been a growing belief that the NBA has finally moved to a place where a long, skinny, agile four-year late blooming senior can become a starter-quality player. With the right situation, Frank Kaminsky can surely become a useful player with where the league has gone, but he doesn't have the talent to thrive anywhere. Read more »
Draft Report: Stanley Johnson Of Arizona

by Christopher Reina

Stanley Johnson can score in a multitude of ways with his blend of strength and quickness from the wing. Johnson has the mentality and body of a big to pair with the traditional skill-set of a wing with his perimeter shooting. Read more »
Draft Report: Willie Cauley-Stein Of Kentucky

by Christopher Reina

Willie Cauley-Stein has a transcendent, on-trend, NBA-ready skill and can transform a team's defensive identity immediately. Read more »