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Dan Gilbert Goes To Dentist

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Are you kidding me? Cleveland wins the lottery again? Okay, breath, breath, happy place, happy place. Think of dogs and nice things. This...

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Abolish (Useless) NBA Divisions: Stepping Closer Towards Restructure

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 | 1 comment

I know saying one conference is distinctly better than the other may be considered oversimplification, but the Western Conference, when...

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How Dead Are You, Really?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 | 0 comments

It’s March, which means it’s time for sorry NBA teams to mail in the season and start losing games to improve their draft...

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The Evolution of Scorers

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 | 3 comments

This morning I published a piece at Bleacher-Report, called “A Brief History of Rajon Rondo’s Jumpshot.” As I was...

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The Underpants Gnome? Grading Chris Grant’s Moves As Cavaliers GM

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 | 1 comment

Maybe the timing came as a surprise but it was bound to happen. Today the Cleveland Cavaliers relived General Manager, Chris Grant, of his...

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The Divine Invasion: Another Weekly Roundtable

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 | 1 comment

These weekly roundtables have quickly become a part of our regular routines and we have every intention of extending them through the rest...

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To Peponi from Kuzimu: Group Thoughts on the Andrew Bynum – Luol Deng Trade

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Luol Deng has been traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and three first round picks. The trade was...

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Profiles in Coaching: Mike Brown and the Curse of Average

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 | 0 comments

The fates of NBA head coaches are hopelessly intertwined with the abilities and personalities of their players. For that reason they...

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#10WordRecaps: December 17, 2013

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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#10WordRecaps: December 10, 2013

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 | 1 comment

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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Visualizing Efficiency and the Four Factors

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 | 0 comments

Above is a new version of a visualization I put together last year using team data from Basketball-Reference. On their season summary page...

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#10WordRecaps: December 4, 2013

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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The Mix in my Mind: Kyrie Irving

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 | 0 comments

The Mix in my Mind is a silly combination of players and songs that have become psychically glued on my daily commute. People actually...

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Individual Scoring Variance

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Recently I shared project that had been percolating for awhile, looking at team offensive and defensive not just by efficiency, but also...

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Visualizing Jump Shots, Featuring Hero Ball in Toronto

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 | 1 comment

Last I started to look at the new SportVU data on jump shooting the NBA is sharing with its fans coming from tracking camera now in every...

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Early Returns on Expected Points Per Shot

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 16 comments

This weekend I was finally able to pull together the first round of Expected Points Per Shot (XPPS) numbers for teams, team...

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