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Cornered Market

Why don’t the Thunder sign big money free agents? Because the market isn’t what it seems. How max and rookie contracts distort the free agency market and alter the NBA landscape.

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.

A Roll of the Dice, Part 2

Scouting beats stats, but scouting plus stats beats anything else. What’s the right way to make front office decisions? There’s actually a science to it. The second in a three part series about the draft.

A Roll of the Dice, Part 1

On Bill Simmons’ podcast, Malcolm Gladwell said that he doesn’t believe there’s “any great predictability” to the draft. Why he’s right – and why he’s wrong. The first in a three part series about the draft.

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.

Working Out Workouts

Draft workouts can be a powerful evaluation tool – but they also are uniquely dangerous.

In the Arena

No coaches were fired this season. That shouldn’t be so notable, and yet it is. Why?

Flipping the Switch

Switching defenses are becoming more popular in the NBA, and have been effective. Perhaps no team plays against them more than the Warriors, but Golden State has been able to attack switches in creative ways. What we can learn from how they’ve done it against San Antonio, the best defense in the league, and what it might mean for a potential Finals rematch.

Size Matters

Houston has led the charge towards a new style of basketball, a style based on playing small and avoiding midrange shots – and the league has mostly followed suit. But one team is going the opposite direction of the rest of the NBA. Who, how, and why?

The Worldwide Leader and the Cap Jump

How do the ESPN layoffs connect to the NBA’s changing financial landscape, and what might they mean for the future of the league? Plus some thoughts on cap management, and what’s really made the difference between where the Warriors and Clippers find themselves now.

On the Outside, Looking In

How do you watch the playoffs as a non-playoff team? A front office perspective. Plus some thoughts on playoff choking: I don’t know if some players choke in the playoffs, but I don’t think you do either.

The Best Adjustment

A break down of the Clippers vs. Jazz series through the first two games, with in-depth video examples and some general thoughts on playoff adjustments.

Do the Bucks Stop Here?

How the Bucks’ defense reveals an underlying strategic tension in the game itself.