The Pelicans are killing fools on the backs of the league’s third-best defense, and it makes sense. With Brandon Ingram and Trey Murphy firing from…View More Making Sense of the Pelicans’ Shockingly Good Defense
Last year’s Memphis Grizzlies were one of the great success stories of the league. Despite a host of injuries, the Grizz rode their elite depth…View More John Konchar, Rebounding Machine and Terrible Businessman
Defensive Player Of The Quarter: Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks Stillness. Many observers mistake activity for solid defense, but too often, that activity is reactive, making…View More NBA 2022-23 First Quarter Awards
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 1) YUTA THE SHOOTA! Yuta Watanabe has long been a fascination of mine, a whirling dervish of flailing…View More 4 NBA Things I’m Grateful For
Here’s something strange: Portland’s defense is way better than last year despite giving up almost the same shot distribution to opponents: loads of threes and…View More Portland’s defense is different, but the same
Nothing about the Sacramento Kings makes sense. They hired Mike Brown to fix a defense that hasn’t been better than 18th since the 2005-2006 season…View More Are The Kings Maybe, Kind Of, Possibly Good?
Folks, we’ll get back to the analytical content soon, but it’s time to talk about jerseys! League Pass junkies like myself are often desperate for…View More The Best and Worst NBA City Edition 2022-23 Jerseys
It’s typical to say that dominant teams “can’t be stopped,” but that’s not quite right for the Milwaukee Bucks. They’re actually relatively easy to stop,…View More Milwaukee’s Monotonous Domination
The Brooklyn Nets’ firing of Steve Nash created our first coaching casualty of the year (not including Ime Udoka). Each NBA season usually sees a…View More How Hot Is Your Coach’s Seat?
We are roughly seven games into the season, and already we’ve had some happy stories. Today I wanted to shine a light on four guys…View More Four Players Making The Most Of Their Chances
The Dennis Smith Jr. Revival Is Here It’s always fun watching players take advantage of a second (or third) chance. Dennis Smith is still only…View More A Tale Of Two (Backup) Point Guards
Utah Jazz CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge can’t be happy. After two blockbuster trades and several smaller ones landed the Jazz a boatload of…View More The Jazz Are Winning. Oopsie.
The best basketball in the world is here (as are the Spurs)! It’s been an incredible first couple of days, with wild comebacks, surprising performances,…View More Winners And Losers From The First Few Days
As before, these are presented in order of how I expect the teams to finish in the regular season. Check my Eastern Conference preview haikus…View More 2022-23 Western Conference Preview Haikus
Milwaukee Bucks Crown rests with Giannis No Chick-fil-a nugs last year Middy’s health the fix? Giannis is the consensus best player in the NBA, and…View More Eastern Conference Preview Haikus
A quick plug before we get to the usual article: I was thrilled and honored to host a podcast with NBA analyst nonpareil David Thorpe,…View More 21 Wild Predictions
It used to be that if you had one plus skill, you could be a role player in the NBA. Think sweet-shooting but sedentary power…View More The Death Of The Defensive Specialist Is A Harbinger Of Things To Come
After a half-season of back-and-forth with the Philadelphia 76ers over whether or not Simmons was faking mental distress to force a trade, in which neither…View More Ben Simmons Is Back, But Is He Different?
Here’s a fun chart I made! This is the % of total points scored in the NBA, split by position. For example, in 2021-2022, the…View More Positional Scoring Trends
A lot has happened in the NBA recently. I recapped some of the major stories here, and today I’m following up with some thoughts on…View More Ime Udoka and Bojan Bogdanović