Why Are NBA Analytics and Mid-Range Jumpers Fighting Each Other?

Twitter is an interesting world. The long-time debate regarding analytics informing shot selection jumped to the forefront once again on Tuesday, as two drastically different worlds chimed in from their respective camps. Matt Moore, (also known as Hardwood Paroxysm and a writer for the Action News Network), responded to a video debate about Zach LaVine…

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Believe in 2019-20 Denver Nuggets as Title Contenders

After coming within one game of a Western Conference Finals appearance this past season, the Denver Nuggets aren’t getting much love as a legitimate title contender heading into the 2019-20 campaign. As of early October, the Nuggets had the eighth-best odds to win this year’s championship (+1800) at Bovada (via OddsShark). They trailed the Los…

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Predicting the NBA’s Top 10 International Players in 2019-20: Giannis Antetokounmpo (2)

A lot is made of passing the baton in sports. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird begat Michael Jordan, Jordan led to Kobe Bryant. After Kobe came LeBron James. James is closing in on the end of his basketball career, and the league is ripe for the taking. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the prime face of…

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Predicting NBA’s 2019-20 DPOY Field

After a summer of roster reshuffling that resulted in many players finding new homes, one thing has remained consistent, Vegas’ odds on the Defensive Player of the Year award. The same three players listed as the favorites for last year’s honor in mid-April, return as this season’s odds-on favorites: Rudy Gobert (+145), Giannis Antetokounmpo (+375)…

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the NBA’s Situation with China

On October 4, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” He had no idea what kind of chain of events that would set off. Rockets governor Tilman Fertitta separated himself and the team from Morey’s position. China’s government denounced it. Many Chinese citizens were reportedly outraged by it.…

How Washington Mystics Can Run It Back in 2020

The Washington Mystics built on 2018’s WNBA Finals appearance and won their first title in franchise history. Mission accomplished. One of the most terrifying offensive attacks in league history won’t take the floor for another seven months, (new collective bargaining agreement pending), but the Mystics have the ingredients of a group that could collect a…

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Kyle Korver is the Perfect Role Player for Milwaukee Bucks

It’s not often we gush about role players making the difference on a new team, but this maybe should be the exception. Kyle Korver and the Milwaukee Bucks are a match made in heaven. Long coveted for his three-point shooting prowess, Korver signed a deal with the Bucks this summer to help provide spacing to…

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