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Cleaning the Glass features NBA stats that are:
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  • Easier to use. Aren't familiar with a stat? No problem. Percentiles help you interpret it.
  • Hard to find elsewhere. Stats broken down by transition and halfcourt play, by position, by whether a player was on the court, and more.
  • Front-office quality. Used by NBA teams, agents, writers like Zach Lowe, and fans around the world.
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From former NBA executive Ben Falk

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Leader of the Pack
How Sachin Gupta, the Timberwolves new head of basketball operations, taught me that leadership doesn’t always look like we think it does.
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?
A Roll of the Dice, Part 3
If you’re not thinking about risk when you’re thinking about the draft, you’re missing something key. On Giannis, youth, and uncertainty vs. risk. The third and final part in this three part series about the draft.

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Watch With Me: Preseason, MIN @ MIL
Watch last week's Minnesota-Milwaukee preseason game with me. A new feature where I watch part of a game and point out what I'm seeing, hoping to make it like you're watching the game next to me.
Midseason Draft Review: Luka Doncic
Learn even a little bit about Luka Doncic, and it’s easy to believe in his future superstardom. But dig deeper, and there is plenty to study and discuss.
Battle at the Basket
The fourth quarter of Game 1 between New Orleans and Portland was all about defending the rim out of pick-and-roll. It was a battle New Orleans won in this first game — and it's one that will likely define the series.