1. Are the Hawks Really as Good as the Warriors?

    The Atlanta Hawks are the hottest team in the NBA . They've won 13 games in a row and now comfortably occupy the catbird seat in the East: They hold a five-game lead over the second-place Wizards with a record of 34-8...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 10 days ago 19,138 reads 258 comments

  2. The NBA's Best and Worst Halftime Adjusters

    Halftime adjustments are a big part of any NBA game, as they are in all sports. Taking what has happened in the first half and applying changes within the context of your offensive ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 28 days ago 13,576 reads 13 comments

  3. NBA's Top Creators Find Assists in Unexpected Targets

    When a basket happens, most of the credit most often goes to the shooter. He's the guy who put the ball through the hoop, after all...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 1 month ago 15,898 reads 38 comments

  4. LeBron James Cruises at His Own Speed Wherever He Goes

    Pace is a topic that comes up more often than it used to on NBA broadcasts these days, and in different contexts...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 12,136 reads 11 comments

  5. When NBA Bigs Commit to 3-Point Shot, Big Things Can Happen

    You hear about it every offseason. [NBA Big Man X] is going to try adding the three-point shot to his arsenal to better round out his offensive game...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 11,693 reads 31 comments

  6. DeMarcus Cousins, MKG Come Out on Top in New Way to Measure Fouls

    For years, free-throw attempts per game were the only way to measure a player's foul-drawing ability, but as the analytics movement took hold, measurements like free-throw attempts ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 4 months ago 15,300 reads 12 comments

  7. Dual-Point Guard Lineups Better Than Single-Point Guard Lineups in Today's NBA

    Because of the rule changes that have been instituted, as well as the new defensive systems NBA teams have adopted to combat them over the last few years, ball movement and perimeter passing has never been more important...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 4 months ago 38,245 reads 50 comments

  8. How Washington Wizards Can Seamlessly Integrate Paul Pierce

    The Washington Wizards made a few key tweaks to their roster this offseason, but none will change what the team looks like on the court more than the move to replace Trevor Ariza on the wing with Paul Pierce ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 8,623 reads 12 comments

  9. Without LeBron James, Chris Bosh's Role Set to Evolve Again for Miami Heat

    When Chris Bosh came to the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010, he did so as one of the best and most well-rounded scorers in basketball. He was coming off a season in which he averaged 24...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 22,749 reads 46 comments

  10. Why Atlanta Hawks Are a Real Threat in Remade Eastern Conference

    The Cleveland Cavaliers , regardless of whether they make their long-rumored trade for Kevin Love, are considered the presumptive favorites in the Eastern Conference...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 11,615 reads 46 comments

  11. Breaking Down What Isaiah Thomas Brings to Phoenix Suns

    Immediate reaction to the Phoenix Suns ' signing of Isaiah Thomas was extraordinarily polarized. On the one hand, you had the people who recognized the incredible value of the four-year, $27 million deal for a player of Thomas' caliber...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 3,672 reads 13 comments

  12. Breaking Down What Chandler Parsons Brings to the Dallas Mavericks

    Much has been made of Chandler Parsons ' value in the wake of his move to the Dallas Mavericks from the Houston Rockets , especially after comments made by Parsons himself, Dwight Howard and James Harden ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 8,118 reads 36 comments

  13. Breaking Down What Lance Stephenson Brings to Charlotte Hornets

    Lance Stephenson was one of the most unusual free agents in recent memory. A second-round pick hitting free agency early is not unusual in and of itself; Chandler Parsons was a free agent this summer, too...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 5,350 reads 26 comments

  14. Why Phoenix Suns Have to Do Whatever It Takes to Keep Eric Bledsoe

    Restricted free agency is a tricky business. The overall concept is fairly intuitive —the "home" team has the right to match any offer sheet the restricted free agent signs ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 3,826 reads 10 comments

  15. Breaking Down the Key Second-Tier Players in 2014 NBA Free Agency

    With half of the league seemingly placing its free-agent focus primarily on LeBron James and/or Carmelo Anthony, now is as good a time as any to remember that there are other fish in the sea as well...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 24,824 reads 50 comments

  16. How Carmelo Anthony Would Fit in Every Potential Free-Agent Destination

    Much ink has already been spilled about Carmelo Anthony 's free agent future, and much more will be spilled over the next few weeks about his decision on whether to opt out of ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 4,357 reads 11 comments

  17. Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green Key in Spurs' Game 3 Romp over Heat

    Right from the start of San Antonio's Game 3 rollicking victory, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green put the pressure on Miami...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 2,406 reads 9 comments

  18. How Heat Used LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Bounce Back vs. Spurs

    While there were numerous factors that contributed to the Miami Heat 's 98-96 Game 2 victory to knot the NBA Finals at one game apiece, there can be no doubt that the greatest factor was the world's best player dominating on the offensive end...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 6,451 reads 28 comments

  19. Fouls and Turnovers Doom Indiana Pacers in Game 4 Loss to Miami Heat

    In the wake of his team's 102-90 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George had plenty to say, most of it about the way the game was called by the referees...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 1,567 reads 6 comments

  20. How Spurs Took Out Thunder in Game 1

    The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, 122-105 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 2,882 reads 7 comments

  21. LeBron James Picks Apart Nets Defense in Game 4 Win

    There are some nights where LeBron James just has everything going and there is nothing the defense can do. Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets was one of those nights...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 7,541 reads 19 comments

  22. Brooklyn Nets Defense Comes Up Empty vs. Miami Heat in Game 1

    The Brooklyn Nets entered the season expecting to be a top-10 defensive team for a number of reasons but mostly because the presence of Kevin Garnett on a roster has essentially guaranteed that status for a while now...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 2,043 reads 11 comments

  23. Breaking Down the Wild Final Minutes of Mavericks-Spurs Game 4

    Early in the third quarter of Game 4, the San Antonio Spurs pushed their lead over the Dallas Mavericks to 20 points...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 12,764 reads 12 comments

  24. Tony Allen's Defense, Cuts and Chaos Key Grizzlies' Game 2 Victory over Thunder

    It's not very often that a player who attempts only four shots swings the outcome of a playoff game, but that is exactly what Tony Allen did for the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 3,199 reads 25 comments

  25. How the Unconventional Brooklyn Nets Offense Works

    The Brooklyn Nets finished the regular season ranked 14th in offensive efficiency, according to NBA.com , having scored 104.4 points per 100 possessions...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 10 months ago 4,803 reads 5 comments