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A New Era
My time working with Terry Stotts taught me a lot about how a coach should interact with stats—and what it means to be a coach in the modern era of the NBA.
Making the Transition
The Cavs broke about every transition defense rule in the book in the Finals…and that might be reason for optimism. On transition defense in general, the Cavs' in particular, and what it tells us about what they do now.
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Draft workouts can be a powerful evaluation tool - but they also are uniquely dangerous.

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The end of the Mavs/Spurs game turned into a chess match over one of the NBA’s trendiest plays. Watch it with me.
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.
Is the Magic Real?
The Orlando Magic are 5-2, but how seriously should we take them? And what does answering that question tell us about early season results in general?