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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.
LeBron Reads the Defense
A small demonstration of LeBron’s incredible basketball IQ: 30 seconds from Game 4.
Finals Notebook: Games 1 and 2
Three keys for Game 3, plus some subtle things you may have missed.
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 perhaps no team plays against them more than the Warriors. But Golden State has been able to attack switches in creative ways.
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?