1. Breaking Down the Bottom of the Eastern and Western Conference Playoff Races

    We're into the stretch run of the season now, and while much attention this year has been lavished on the best of the best in Golden State and Atlanta, there are compelling races going on at the bottom of each conference's playoff bracket...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 days ago 3,231 reads 6 comments

  2. Introducing the 2014-15 NBA No-Stats All-Star Team

    At the end of the season, the NBA will bestow upon various players awards for their performance throughout this season. The league will hand out the MVP, the Rookie of the Year, the Defensive Player of the Year, the Sixth Man of the Year and more...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 21 days ago 52,755 reads 60 comments

  3. The 2015 Advanced-Stats NBA All-Star Team

    The NBA All-Star teams for the Eastern and Western Conference have already been announced and celebrated, but we're not here to discuss the actual All-Star teams. Rather, it's time to honor players whose value is reflected in the margins...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 1 month ago 81,440 reads 87 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 19,440 reads 258 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 13,605 reads 13 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 15,904 reads 38 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 12,148 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 11,697 reads 31 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 15,346 reads 12 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 38,258 reads 50 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 8,627 reads 12 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 22,753 reads 46 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 11,649 reads 46 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 3,680 reads 13 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 8,121 reads 36 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 5,352 reads 26 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 3,828 reads 10 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 24,834 reads 50 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 4,363 reads 11 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 2,410 reads 9 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 6,458 reads 28 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 1,568 reads 6 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 2,882 reads 7 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 7,545 reads 19 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 2,044 reads 11 comments