Basketball Analysis

La Decision: A Marketing Strategy Made Out Of Flesh

by Colin McGowan

Jun 14, 2018 5:56 PM

The reason people hated The Decision and why they're immensely annoyed with Antoine Griezmann's version is that it takes attention-as-currency to its logical, nauseating conclusion. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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Prospect Report: Kevin Huerter Of Maryland

by Rafael Uehara

Jun 13, 2018 2:46 PM

Kevin Huerter's stock has been on the rise over the last month and after a very strong appearance at the 2018 Combine, he is now expected to end up as a top-20 pick. Read more »

Tags: Kevin Huerter, Maryland Terrapins, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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LeBron James' Path To Podium Greatness

by Spencer Lund

Jun 12, 2018 9:20 PM

You could make the case LeBron James' all-around game has never been better. But his off-court game has reached the same rarefied air. And that might even be more impressive considering where he started off eight years ago. Read more »

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, NBA

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The Warriors Are Not Normal

by John Wilmes

Imagine the 72-win Bulls replacing Luc Longley with Shaquille O'Neal. Kevin Durant and the Warriors have shown a path toward a title that is wholly new in its elision of competitive resistance. Read more »
Prospect Report: Josh Okogie Of Georgia Tech

by Rafael Uehara

There is a chance more than a few teams view him as a point guard prospect, or at least as the sort of wing who might be able to develop the ability to run offense in a pinch and unlock jumbo personnel in the perimeter. Read more »
LeBron James Closes Chapter 3 As We Wait For Chapter 4

by Jonny Auping

When LeBron James finally retires, his career will look less complicated than most of us anticipated in the moment, while we were deconstructing his every move. That career will consist of four separate chapters. We just concluded the third chapter. Read more »
Golden State's Broad Margin For Error

by Colin McGowan

It's possible many non-partisans no longer feel much of anything at all about the Warriors. You eat the same dinner enough evenings in a row and your taste for it deadens. Read more »
Prospect Report: Aaron Holiday Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

After attending the 2017 Combine, Aaron Holiday returned to UCLA for his junior year and did well in terms of making the shots and passes that he was probably advised to focus upon. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jalen Brunson Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Itís hard to find another 21-year-old American below the pro level as accomplished as Jalen Brunson. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Video And Statistical Scouting

by Danny Leroux

Creating a methodology for analyzing film and statistics for prospects with the goals of reducing sample bias and understanding context is a critical part of the draft process. Read more »
Prospect Report: Donte DiVincenzo Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Donte DiVincenzo was the 124th ranked prospect in the 2015 high school class. Three years later, he is now expected to end up a first round pick in this year's draft. Read more »
Eric jr Vs. The Blog Boys: The Great Leveling Force Of NBA Twitter

by John Wilmes

It's as if Bryan Colangelo and all the Eric jrs out there, whether he pretends to be one amidst their millions or not, are chasing more similar ghosts than one might suspect. Read more »
LeBron Continues To Delay A New Dawn In The East

by Andrew Perna

The Celtics and 76ers represent the future of the East, but LeBorn James is its past, present and very possibly its future as well. Read more »
All Of The Near Misses For James Harden, Chris Paul, Mike D'Antoni

by Colin McGowan

In the aftermath of the Western Conference Finals, all you can hope for the principals is that it wasn't also their last, best shot. Read more »
How The Star-Studded Celtics Have Become An Inspiration For Squads Without Stars

by Andrew Perna

You'd have to go back to the 2004 Pistons to find a potential Finals participant with this balanced of a roster. You can still advance deep into the playoffs without a high-usage player. Read more »
Blowout Fatigue In The Conference Finals

by Colin McGowan

These Conference Finals have been, while not wholly uncompetitive in a macro sense, dull on a game-by-game basis. It would be nice if they stopped, one at a time, trading impressive efforts, and played well simultaneously. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mikal Bridges Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

After redshirting his first year, the six-foot-seven wing improved year-over-year the next three seasons, graduated and now leaves Villanova as a two-time National Champion. Read more »
These Celtics Are An All-Time Pain In The Ass Squad

by Colin McGowan

The Celts are astonishingly good at making you forget their predicament and instead focus your attention on what they do well, which is to say they're persistent and don't make many mistakes. Read more »
How The Feeling Out Process Has Worked For LeBron James

by Andrew Perna

As we have come to expect, LeBron James was better in Game 2 than in Game 1 but it still wasn't enough to level the series. Read more »