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2020 NBA Draft: On Bias, Tyrese Maxey & Evaluating Shooting

Bias props up frequently in the NBA prospect evaluation process. I’m told it shows up in many other forms of decision-making throughout life as well… Those who are making key decisions are informed by their past experiences and anecdotal knowledge. Their job is to understand how what they see, informed by a grasp of how…

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2020 NBA Draft: Nico Mannion Remains An Underrated Prospect

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan presented at an online coaches clinic on April 1 about his offensive philosophy. There he was asked this question by a viewer, “What is the most difficult transition for a player going from college to the NBA?” Donovan’s answer was a brilliant way to frame the pre-draft process.…

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: The Undersized Underdogs

We’re used to basketball withdrawals in August or September, not mid-March. But here we are, feeling a weird emptiness without the NBA after the league rightfully and smartly shut things down on March 11. It didn’t take long for us to realize how much we love hoops and how much more we’ll cherish it once…

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Coby White is Chicago Bulls’ Bright Spot in Another Lost Season

The best thing about the Chicago Bulls this season has been the jerseys. The colors, the styles, the throwbacks… There is something about the Bulls’ championship heritage mixed with the culture of a great city like Chicago. It just works. But their basketball performance? Meh. Despite some faint postseason hopes among fans at the start…

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Meet the New Chris Paul, Same as the Old Chris Paul

There is a new Chris Paul, but it’s not Alfonso Ribeiro. It’s the old Chris Paul. The one who has rejuvenated his career while leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to an unexpectedly good season. After a notable decline in his numbers last year (his final with the Houston Rockets), Paul has returned to form, somehow…

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Miami Heat’s Kendrick Nunn is Here to Stay

The torrid start to Kendrick Nunn’s NBA career continues opening eyes. Despite their offcourt reasons for initial hesitation, front offices are likely now kicking themselves for not taking a chance on the undrafted Miami Heat shooting guard who’s showed out against the league’s top young talent. What he’s done all year, he also did during…

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