Basketball Analysis

The NBA's Not-So-Great Flux Of 2019

by Colin McGowan

Feb 15, 2019 9:11 AM

The business of the NBA, it seems more and more every year, is business rather than basketball, and the second thing- the reason we're all here in the first place- is suffering for it. Read more »

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

From Warehouse To NBA Arenas, Kevin Huerter Keeps Up With His Shooting

by Alec Lewis

Feb 15, 2019 8:59 AM

Kevin Huerter had been enjoying life in the NBA to the point he forgot he was going to be paid. Read more »

Tags: Kevin Huerter, Atlanta Hawks, NBA

The Most Difficult Way To Acquire A Superstar

by Andrew Perna

Feb 8, 2019 4:31 PM

A team is more likely to acquire a superstar through the draft or trade than they are using outright cap space. Read more »

Tags: NBA

Tobias Harris & Turning 'The Process' Into An Exciting Championship Contender In Philadelphia

by Colin McGowan

After drifting around the league for six-and-a-half seasons, Harris is finally being given a chance to show what he can do playing consequential basketball. Read more »
NBA Defense Is Un-American

by Spencer Lund

We extoll NBA offense simply for the scoring- no nicknames, pop star girlfriends, or on-court histrionics necessary. That's because it's so American, so individualistic. Unlike defense. Read more »
Give Kyrie A Break

by Andrew Perna

Kyrie Irving may have backtracked on his public commitment to the Celtics, but any criticism of his waffling is unfounded. It's simply how the modern-day NBA works. Read more »
Dirk Nowitzki Rises To The Occasion At The Garden One More Time

by Colin McGowan

Dirk Nowitzki has a ring. There is nothing left for him to accomplish. Which does not mean the work is not enjoyable, or that he does not savor it, at this late stage. Read more »
Anthony Davis Decides To Choose His Own Destiny

by Colin McGowan

We know how awesome Davis can be because he has to do so much for the Pelicans, but we also do not have a solid idea of how awesome Davis can be when everything is a little bit easier on him. Read more »
The Solace Indiana Can Find

by Colin McGowan

There's no getting around how disappointing it is to lose Victor Oladipo, but the Pacers are well-equipped to muddle through the disappointment with some dignity. Read more »
The Modern NBA Hegemony Of The Three-Pointer

by John Wilmes

The standards for player effectiveness have shifted so remarkably that entire typologies of the game are fading from existence during this stylistic hegemony. Read more »
Kyrie Irving's Oddly Familiar Leadership Traits

by Colin McGowan

It's strange yet predictable that Kyrie Irving fancies himself the NBA's most creative thinker, but is falling back on the old Treat The Young Guys Like Idiots strategy. 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 »
Lonzo Ball And Dennis Smith Are Just Trying To Grow Next To Greatness

by Jonny Auping

Not only are Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith Jr. going to be better than they currently are, but the greatness of their greatest skills have yet to be debunked or diminished. Read more »
The Timberwolves Rediscover Fun, Happiness, And Freedom Without Thibs

by Colin McGowan

The process of moving on does not always pan out, but in the in-between stage, there is at least, a profound feeling of relief. The Wolves are free, and they'll play like it. Read more »
The Spurs Against Three-Point Conventional Wisdom

by Matthew Tynan

Basketball has changed drastically over the last decade-plus, and the Spurs have been right there at the forefront of the movement the entire time. But now they're pivoting away from the three-point trend. Read more »
A Final Appreciation Of The Wizards' Fascinating, Disastrous Season

by Colin McGowan

The Wiz are not, like Orlando or Phoenix, a lousy young team that is a little bit interesting on the basis that they are still figuring stuff out. No, they are fascinating in a painful way. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA's salary cap is projected to jump from just under $102 million for the 18-19 season to $109 million for the 19-20 season. Read more »
Steph, Kyrie And Their Contributions To The Crumbling Of Reality

by Colin McGowan

When Steph Curry says he doesn't think we landed on the moon, and Kyrie backs him up, it is, on its own, just two famous people saying stupid stuff, but it also contributes to a larger societal problem. Read more »
How LeBron Made Winning Harder For Himself While Improving Life For The Stars

by John Wilmes

In freeing himself from old concepts about franchise loyalty and how you're allowed to move around the league, LeBron James has forged his own kind of kingdom that other ad-campaign-worthy stars see and want for themselves. Read more »
Enjoying Dame And CJ In The Rings Or Nothing Era

by Jonny Auping

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are very good, very entertaining and win a lot of games. But in 2018, the gut reaction is to view them through particular lenses: That they aren't good enough. Read more »