1. The Best 1-2 Punches in the NBA Playoffs so Far

    The first round of the NBA playoffs has been strange. Not because some series are unexpectedly competitive, but because few of the typical dynamic duos have showed up. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry haven't thrived for the Toronto Raptors...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 6 months ago 43,036 reads 0 comments

  2. NBA Metrics 101: Which Playoffs Studs Have Needed More Rest?

    Sometimes it's hard to remember, but even NBA stars are human. They might be capable of extraordinary feats of athleticism and precision, raining down three-point buckets with ...

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  3. Most Overhyped NBA Players at the End of 2016-17 Season

    Perception does not always equal reality. In general, the basketball-watching world is in the ballpark when evaluating most NBA players. It knows LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden are legitimate superstars...

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  4. Blow It Up or Nah: Which NBA Lottery Teams Need to Start Over This Offseason?

    Not all lottery teams are created equal. Some are trending in the right direction, growing through internal development and slowly acquiring the right pieces to eventually earn status as contenders...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 6 months ago 85,857 reads 0 comments

  5. Metrics 101: Best NBA Players Who Never Made the Playoffs

    Almost every great NBA player eventually experiences the postseason. Most studs advance to the playoffs early in their careers or during their primes...

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  6. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Ranking Top 100

    You've seen how the league's best point guards stacked up against one another, learning whether Russell Westbrook or James Harden reigned supreme and how far down in the pecking order Stephen Curry sits on the heels of back-to-back MVPs...

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  7. Metrics 101: Who's the NBA MVP?

    Triple-doubles. That's the last time they'll be mentioned throughout this article, because they shouldn't serve as the crux of any argument about the NBA MVP...

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  8. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Centers

    Youth continues to reign supreme for NBA centers. Though a few wily veterans have maintained spots near the top, five of the 10 best have yet to celebrate their 25th birthdays...

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  9. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Power Forwards

    They don't make power forwards like they used to, and not just because so many modern players qualify at the 4 because of their use in small-ball lineups. Even a decade ago, the "stretch 4" moniker was something only a few could earn...

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  10. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Small Forwards

    Can anyone dethrone LeBron James ? The Cleveland Cavaliers small forward has graced the top of the positional rankings for quite some time now, but he has a host of challengers in 2016-17...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 192,580 reads 0 comments

  11. Metrics 101: Who's Really the NBA's Most Improved Player?

    The criteria for the NBA 's Most Improved Player award is always amorphous. Some years, it's handed to a player who maintained his level of play (or even regressed slightly) while filling a much bigger role...

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  12. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Shooting Guards

    Modern NBA shooting guards are supposed to do more than their eponymous role. Ideally, they can also serve as lockdown defenders, help create shots for their teammates and crash the glass to end possessions...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 201,436 reads 0 comments

  13. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Point Guards

    The NBA is overflowing with high-quality point guards. While the top ones are competing for MVP, the men directly behind are still All-Stars...

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  14. Every NBA Contender's Biggest Liability

    No one can be perfect. Whether it's a player with a prominent rotation role or an individual aspect of the team's overall play, every NBA contender has a weakness that can be exploited during the postseason...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 84,247 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA Metrics 101: Best Seasons That Didn't Result in MVP

    Not every great season in NBA history is rewarded with an MVP trophy. This year, another all-time campaign will go unrecognized...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 184,589 reads 0 comments

  16. Ranking the NBA Careers of NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Players

    Maybe Lonzo Ball will lead UCLA to a title in this year's NCAA tournament and then become the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Perhaps Sindarius Thornwell and Derrick Walton Jr...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 79,044 reads 0 comments

  17. Metrics 101: The Top 5 NBA Defenders at Every Position

    Don't test these guys. Though offense often reigns supreme in today's NBA , especially with the ceaselessly expanding use of three-point jumpers, some players can slow down almost anyone...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 152,739 reads 0 comments

  18. NBA Awards Race: What If MVP Really Stood for Most Valuable Player?

    Winning MVP is no easy task in the NBA , especially given the ever-changing criteria used for selection. Will Russell Westbrook get the crown if he finishes with a season-long ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 130,552 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking the Top 10 Free-Agent Targets of the 2017 NBA Offseason

    After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hands the Larry O'Brien Trophy to the 2017 champions, the entire focus of the sport shifts—first to the draft, then to the free-agency pools, which will suck in millions and millions of dollars...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 100,333 reads 0 comments

  20. Underrated NBA Draft Prospects to Watch for in March Madness

    March Madness has something for everyone. While NBA fans are inevitably watching their brackets unravel, they'll be keeping their eyes on the future waves of professional players...

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  21. NBA Metrics 101: The Worst 5 Defenders at Every Position

    NBA players are incredible at scoring the basketball. That should go without saying, but it often gets brushed under the rug...

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  22. Thursday NBA Roundup: Spurs Will Be Fine Whether or Not They Steal No. 1 Seed

    The San Antonio Spurs are going to be just fine. An outing against the (previously) struggling Oklahoma City Thunder could've been an opportunity for them to further close the gap on the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 29,857 reads 0 comments

  23. The Biggest X-Factor for Every 2017 NBA Playoff Contender

    If an NBA team has a legitimate chance to make the playoffs, it should still be looking for every possible way to get better...

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  24. Ranking the Top 10 College Basketball Programs by Their Current NBA Talent

    Cutting down the nets is overrated.* This is the title every collegiate basketball program really wants.** Throughout the 2016-17 season, players from 117 different colleges have suited up at the sport's highest level...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 143,004 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Metrics 101: Ranking Late-Season Additions by Biggest Projected Impact

    Not every NBA acquisition is equal. Some are all hype without the corresponding production. There are those who flew below the radar but will prove more important than expected...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 49,702 reads 0 comments