Micah Wimmer - Basketball Analysis

CJ McCollum, Khris Middleton, Klay Thompson And The Freedom To Fail

by Micah Wimmer

This trio of secondary stars are all crucial to their respective team's success. Yet they also operate on a level without the burden of legacy building. Read more »
Kawhi Leonard Has Nothing To Prove

by Micah Wimmer

The Raptors need Kawhi Leonard more than he needs them, which makes his impenetrable nature all the more compelling. Read more »
For Joel Embiid, It May Be Now Or Never

by Micah Wimmer

Joel Embiid is both a throwback and a renunciation of present trends in basketball strategy. He also could be running a race against his own body. Read more »
Nikola Vucevic And What Makes A Good Player A Star

by Micah Wimmer

Nikola Vucevic does everything well, just a shade less well, and a few shades less engagingly than his peers. Read more »
Player Empowerment For The Select Few

by Micah Wimmer

When we talk about the NBA being a players' league where the players appear to have more power than ever before, we need to be more conscientious of firstly, just how limited that power is relative to ownership and secondly, how few players we're talking about. Read more »
The Ballad Of Boogie Cousins

by Micah Wimmer

DeMarcus Cousins now single-handedly provides a reason for fans otherwise tired of Golden State's dominance to cheer for the Warriors, adding a patina of fun and joy to their seemingly inevitable Finals triumph. Read more »
DeMar DeRozan: The All-Star Anachronism

by Micah Wimmer

There's something almost admirable about DeMar DeRozan's distinctiveness, his apparent desire to refine his own style rather than attempt to fit into the prescribed idea of who he, or any modern guard, should be. Read more »
The Evolution Of NBA Star Jerks

by Micah Wimmer

Without intending to, Draymond Green and Jimmy Butler both show us how limited our patience today is for players acting like jerks, unlike in the Jordan/Kobe eras, how we now believe such behavior may be entertaining without being edifying. Read more »