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Cleaning the Glass features NBA stats that are:
  • More accurate. Garbage time and heaves are filtered out.
  • 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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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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Leader of the Pack
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A free preview lesson from my Xs and Os course: learn NBA help principles from the ground up, and improve your understanding of how NBA defense works.
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Passing the Torch
Carmelo Anthony has left the Big Apple and the Knicks are now Kristaps Porzingis' team. But there’s one important way that Porzingis is following in Anthony’s footsteps — and it's not good.
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?
Counters and Confusion
Xs and Os battles are what make the playoffs special. A survey of some of the tactical skirmishes that have taken place so far.