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The Combine's Context
As NBA teams descend on Chicago for the Draft Combine, they’ll get a rare look at prospects. But as they gather information, it’s critical that they also recognize the limitations of what they learn.
The Whole is Greater than the Sum
Why Robin Lopez, Mike D'Antoni, and a game played on beaches should change the way we discuss fit — and sports in general.
Thank You
The subscriber response to Cleaning the Glass has been incredible — thank you for making this possible. Plus three site announcements.
Sloan's Evolution
What the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is — and what it is not. On the evolution of a conference and an industry, and the tensions it's now experiencing.
Deadline Dynamics
What happens behind the scenes during the trade deadline? The story of a deadline deal that changed the trajectory of a franchise.
Midseason Mindset
This is the time of year when NBA teams conduct their midseason draft review. What is a midseason review, and what's the right approach to take when evaluating prospects in January?
How to Get a Job in the NBA
It is the most frequent question I get asked: how can I get a job in the NBA? My advice, based on lessons from my story and experience working for teams.
"You F*** Up Sometimes"
Something to think about as scouting season gets underway: we all make mistakes in the draft. We shouldn't run from them, but learn from them.
Introducing Insider
Welcome to the next phase of Cleaning the Glass: Insider. What exactly is Insider? And why did I decide to go this route?
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.