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How do NBA defensive rotations work?
January 5, 2021
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.
In the Bubble
October 6, 2020
Should we be reacting to the results of the bubble the way we would a normal postseason? My thoughts on the unique challenges in evaluating bubble basketball, and the importance of maintaining perspective.
The Rising Suns and the Rising Star
August 11, 2020
Breaking down the two biggest surprises of the bubble: The biggest key to the Suns' future, and some thoughts on a breakout star.
The Midrange Debate
October 17, 2019
Zach LaVine's recent comments touched off another round of the debate over midrange shots. There's an important element missing from all of the discussion, though: context.
The Wide-Ranging Raptors
August 1, 2019
How did the Raptors pull off such a surprising championship run? Because, among other things, they were incredibly adaptable.
Possibility vs. Certainty
February 12, 2019
In my experience, NBA executives tend to fall into two different camps. It's a distinction that explains a lot about the moves made at this trade deadline.
How to Watch Basketball
October 16, 2018
Want to watch basketball like a coach or scout? Here's how I learned.
October 3, 2018
Think you know basketball? Here's your chance to prove it.
The Perfect Truth
September 4, 2018
On its surface, The Perfect Pass is a book about football strategy. But dig deeper, and it provides valuable lessons about basketball, coaching, and defeating conventional wisdom.
Eliminating the Limit
July 26, 2018
The NBA is thinking about getting rid of the 19-year-old age limit for the draft. Here's my proposal for how they can do so while mitigating the problems of the original preps-to-pros era.
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