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Playoff Preview: Thunder-Grizzlies

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | 1 comment

The Memphis Grizzlies are the perfect “dark horse” team of the season. They’ve flown under the radar all year long. With injuries to Marc...

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More Shadows From the Bottom of the Valley

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I took a long, uncomfortable look at what had been the worst single-game performances in this NBA season, according to...

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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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The Unteleported Man: Another Weekly Roundtable

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 | 0 comments

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

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Following a Three-Teamer

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 | 0 comments

There’s a bookshelf in a closet in my parents’ house that sags mightily underneath the weight of binders and binders bulging...

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Jon Leuer Returns Home

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 | 2 comments

When the Memphis Grizzlies came to Minneapolis last Friday, there was a buzz around head coach David Joerger and his return to Minnesota....

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The Smallest Zach in the Room

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 | 1 comment

The Minnesota Timberwolves were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies last Friday, 90-94. Memphis arrived in Minneapolis the evening before...

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Profiles in Coaching: Dave Joerger, Hamstrung

Posted by on Dec 23, 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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Hopelessly Devoted

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 | 1 comment

The Memphis Grizzlies have had a problem with spacing for years. An exquisitely disruptive defense has led to several deep playoff runs...

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#10WordRecaps: December 18, 2013

Posted by on Dec 19, 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 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 11, 2013

Posted by on Dec 12, 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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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 5, 2013

Posted by on Dec 6, 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 3, 2013

Posted by on Dec 4, 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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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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