Basketball Analysis

Prospect Report: Miles Bridges Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Apr 23, 2018 5:50 PM

Miles Bridges' draft stock is about the same as it was in 2017, but it's very curious how he was pretty much a completely different player as a sophomore than he was as a freshman. Read more »

Tags: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

When You Haven't Been Constructing A Switch To Flip

by Colin McGowan

Apr 24, 2018 5:36 PM

This is a strange thing to say about a stat-chaser who believes strongly in the persuasive power of regular season numbers, but perhaps no star in the league believes less in the utility of November and January and March basketball as a means of fine-tuning what will need to work perfectly in the playoffs. Read more »

Tags: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

What Your Coach Of The Year Choice Says About You

by Spencer Lund

Apr 20, 2018 3:02 PM

Assessing an NBA coach is akin to measuring the size of an ethereal vapor that's already been lost to the wind. It's so far removed from the end result, there's more of us in the appraisal than the coach's we're trying to rate. Read more »

Tags: NBA

The Pacers' Ascent And How Our Opinions Are Always Late

by Colin McGowan

The Pacers are more legitimate than they were a week ago and in decent position to upset the Cavs, which is remarkable considering the consensus preseason expectations. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mohamed Bamba Of Texas

by Rafael Uehara

Mohamed Bamba could become a special talent on defense while providing complementary finishing and floor spacing on offense. Read more »
Oklahoma City's Last Stand To Stay Within History

by John Wilmes

The sheer amount of how much has happened in the Thunder's brief existence has been downright cosmic. Read more »
Creating Space For Giannis

by Andrew Perna

The need for space in the halfcourt around Giannis Antetokounmpo has been magnified during the first two games of the playoffs. Read more »
Lance, LeBron & The NBA's Most Lopsided Rivalry

by Jonny Auping

To Lance Stephenson, LeBron James is one thing: a rival. It might be the NBA's most entertaining rivalry. Read more »
Denver's Mix Of Raw Doubt, Raw Hope

by John Wilmes

Denver missing the playoffs by one year again isn't the sort of disappointment that begs for start-over or vast structural change; it is the kind that promises to be transformative as motivator. Read more »
Celtics Have No Choice But To Lean On Al Horford

by Andrew Perna

Al Horford has been the glue that holds the Celtics together since he arrived and is the reason why injuries haven't completely derailed them. Read more »
Inspiration And Gloom Collide As The Wolves Return To The Playoffs

by Alex Siquig

A brand-new existence of post-season aggravation that had been forbidden from Minnesota's supporters for five-thousand and sixty-seven days is about to reveal itself. Read more »
Finding The Perfect Role Guys For The Playoffs

by Brett Koremenos

On how the integration of Luc Mbah a Moute, Quinn Cook, Greg Monroe, Jeff Green and Jonas Jerebko will be key for their team's playoff chances. Read more »
Previewing The Extension Market For The 2015 NBA Draft Class

by Keith P Smith

From Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis to Devin Booker and Myles Turner, the draft class of 2015 becomes eligible to sign contract extensions for this summer. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Toronto Versus A Vulnerable East And Their Own Playoff History

by Colin McGowan

The Raptors have convinced no one south of Ontario that this is the year they're making a Finals run because that's not something they can do with even an immensely impressive regular season. Read more »
The Score-Pass Balance Of Trey Burke's Renaissance

by Brett Koremenos

Trey Burke has shown that it doesn't take drastic measures to turn a career around and positively impact a team. Read more »
Washington's John Wall Question

by Brett Koremenos

Because the sample size isn't big enough to concretely say "John Wall doesn't make the Wizards better," it means the playoffs are going to matter more for Washington than we think. Read more »
The Machine That Makes Legacies

by Colin McGowan

We've granted the playoffs argument-settling powers. What transpires during them takes on a hyper-truthful quality. Read more »
Kawhi, Isaiah, Kyrie, And The New Superstar Body Plan

by John Wilmes

Industries of their own, superstars have begun to more fully appraise where their money is coming from, and they are increasingly disabusing themselves of older definitions of success and glory. Read more »
The Ground Floor With Dennis Smith Jr.

by Colin McGowan

Dennis Smith's rookie year stands out for how typical it is- considerable promise, encouraging developments, lots of tightening and polishing to be done- against the spectacular seasons Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell are having. Read more »