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Ben's experience and expertise provide a lens for fans to view the game at a level normally reserved for coaching staffs and front office executives.
Here's what makes Ben unique: you'll come away having learned something tiny about an individual player or team — and something that will make you rethink the nature of the sport itself.
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Success and Failure
Announcing important changes to Cleaning the Glass: I’ll no longer be writing articles for subscribers—when I have something to say, it will be free to everyone. I'll be spending most of my time on the stats site instead.
Size Matters
Houston has led the charge towards a new style of basketball, playing small and avoiding midrange shots - and the league has mostly followed suit. But one team is going the opposite direction. Who, how, and why?
"You F*** Up Sometimes"
Something to think about as scouting season gets underway: we all make mistakes in the draft. We shouldn't run from them, but learn from them.

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Bucking the Trend
How, in an NBA obsessed with long range looks, does the best defense give up the most threes? The answer lies in a subtle but very important change over the last few years of NBA basketball.
Red Flagged
Michael Porter Jr.'s slide in the draft reveals a blind spot in team draft process: the right way to think about injury risk.
Friday Film: Xs and Os Elegance
At first glance, Houston's 21 Nash set just looks like a simple middle pick-and-roll. But there are reasons why it's so effective — reasons that can teach us a lot about the modern NBA.