If you ask any Golden State Warriors fan what the most reliable shot is that they see game to game, number one is probably a Steph Curry three. Somewhere near the top, though, you’ll also see a Shaun Livingston post-up. Whether it’s a spin to the hoop or a fadeaway, the backup point guard’s post […]Read more "Always Back Down: The Effectiveness of Shaun Livingston Post-Ups"
LeBron James, as usual, will probably waltz into the Finals again this year without much trouble. The Pistons made games interesting, but ultimately couldn’t hang.The Hawks might make it interesting, but I’m not sure yet that I buy them as a true challenger. James is still the best basketball player in the league, even if […]Read more "NBA Playoffs: LeBron and the Broken Jumper"
This past Tuesday, April 26th, Marc Stein announced (read: tweeted) that Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors would be named the 2015-16 Coach of the Year, despite having coached only half the season due to health issues. Kerr won out with 381 total points, beating the closest second, Terry Stotts of the Portland Trailblazers, who had […]Read more "End of the Bench: Comparing the 2015-16 Coach of the Year Frontrunners"
Derrick Rose is not a great basketball player anymore. When he won his MVP, whether you believe he deserved the award itself, he was a great player. He’s very different now, after a few very rough years with recurring major injuries. He’s a good point guard. The problem is that things like his history and […]Read more "The Curious Case of Derrick Rose"
ICYMI: Here’s Part 1, on Eastern Teams There’s no real rhyme or reason to how or why I first thought of comparing NBA playoff teams to breakfast foods. Maybe it was because I live near an IHOP. Maybe it’s just because I was hungry in the morning. Either way, the counterparts for the San Antonio […]Read more "National Breakfast Association: Imagining NBA Playoff Teams as Breakfast Foods-Western Conference."
Here’s part 2, covering the Western Conference playoff teams! There’s no real rhyme or reason to how or why I first thought of comparing NBA playoff teams to breakfast foods. Maybe it was because I live near an IHOP. Maybe it’s just because I was hungry in the morning. Either way, the counterparts for the […]Read more "National Breakfast Association: Imagining NBA Playoff Teams as Breakfast Foods-Eastern Conference"
I don’t enjoy watching James Harden play basketball. I realize that he’s a great scorer. He’s a very good passer, well-sized for his position, rebounds well, and generally great to have on the offensive end. Hell, when he tries on defense, he can be pretty good at it. But I don’t think he’s fun to […]Read more "System Exploits: On the Watchability of James Harden and Floyd Mayweather Jr."