1. Play That Man! NBA Players Who Deserve More Run This Season

    The opening salvo is all about experimentation. Sure, every NBA team would like to kick off the regular season by winning one game after another. But it's even more important to set the stage for success down the road...

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  2. NBA Metrics 101: LeBron, Curry and More Hit New Milestones This Season

    Whenever I'm asked why I prefer the NBA to its collegiate counterpart, one answer always rises to the top. Forget style of play (although watching slow-it-down NCAA squads like Wisconsin can grow torturous)...

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  3. Every NBA Team's Biggest Mistake of Past Decade

    Even the NBA 's model organizations make mistakes. No franchise can nail every single draft pick for an entire decade—in this case, the relevant time frame extends back to the start of the 2008 offseason...

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  4. Metrics 101 History: Best NBA Teams That Didn't Win the Title

    The NBA doesn't hand out participation trophies. Only one team can walk away with a championship during any given season, which means plenty of dominant outfits get left out in the cold...

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  5. Metrics 101: Greatest Shooting Seasons in Modern NBA History

    More and more every year, the NBA is becoming a shooter's paradise. Whereas big men once ruled the league, teams can no longer win without plenty of floor-spacing options and players who knock down triples...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. 1 Way Every Team Can Improve During 2017-18 NBA Season

    Look, we just want to help. We want to facilitate the growth of championship contenders and playoff hopefuls seeking to be more competitive from the get-go...

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  7. The NBA's Worst 1-and-Done Draft Picks of All Time

    During the NBA draft, nothing is more exciting than untapped potential. Teams covet upside just as much as collegiate or international production, since that not-yet-reached ceiling offers a greater chance of landing a legitimate superstar...

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  8. Metrics 101: Greatest Center Seasons in Modern NBA History

    Need a rebound? Want to get a stop on the interior? Looking for a post-up move that can embarrass a defender? You might want a dominant center...

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  9. All 30 NBA Teams' Biggest Flaw as Training Camp Opens

    Perfection is difficult to attain. No NBA team is ever going to enter a season in flawless fashion. Not with the salary cap restricting how many stars can play together and talent ...

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  10. Projecting the Most Dominant NBA Starting 5s in 5 Years

    Five years is a long time. Heading into the NBA 's 2022-23 campaign, we'll probably be excited to watch a few players who aren't even on the radar yet...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 22 days ago 128,582 reads 0 comments

  11. Metrics 101: Greatest Power Forward Seasons in Modern NBA History

    Power forwards today play a different game than their predecessors. Dating back to 1973-74, which serves as our cutoff for the modern era because that was the advent of expanded ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 23 days ago 45,190 reads 0 comments

  12. Ranking Every NBA Franchise on Historical Success

    Recency bias does not apply here. The events that transpired in the 2016-17 NBA season carry the same weight as those that unfolded back in the 1950s...

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  13. Metrics 101: Greatest Small Forward Seasons in Modern NBA History

    Small forward has become the NBA 's do-everything position. Since 1973-74 — our cutoff for the modern era, since that's when statistical tracking expanded —the best ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 30 days ago 50,695 reads 0 comments

  14. Ranking Every NBA Team's Starting Backcourt Ahead of 2017-18 Season

    As the NBA moves further and further into the three-point revolution, having guards capable of spacing the floor, setting up their teammates and shutting down others who can do the same has only grown increasingly important...

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  15. Which NBA Players Will Sniff 1st-Time All-Star Status in 2017-18?

    Unfortunately, not all of these 12 players will make the 2018 All-Star Game. The majority of them will watch the proceedings from afar since they're contending with established superstars who represent their respective conferences year in and year out...

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  16. Metrics 101: Greatest Shooting Guard Seasons in Modern NBA History

    Get ready for some scoring champions. Since 1973-74 — our cutoff for the modern era, since that's when statistical tracking expanded — plenty of high-scoring shooting guards have lined up in the NBA ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 61,482 reads 0 comments

  17. From Duds to Studs: NBA Sophomores Ready to Break Out

    NBA rookies typically struggle as they adjust to play at the sport's highest level. The game is that much faster, requires significantly more discipline and can punish players for even the tiniest of mistakes...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 75,195 reads 0 comments

  18. Projecting the NBA's Top 5 Breakout Players at Every Position

    How boring would the NBA be if everyone stagnated year in and year out? This sport is massively entertaining—in part, at least—because of the ebbs and flows. Players regress as they get older or move into less advantageous schemes...

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  19. Hall of Fame Chances for Each of the NBA's Top 15 Players

    Making the Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor for an NBA player, even if the league's premier contributors are currently far more focused on winning MVP and helping their teams earn a shot at the 2018 title...

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  20. Metrics 101: Greatest Point Guard Seasons in Modern NBA History

    Even within the modern portion of NBA history—1973-74 through the present day (when the scope of box scores expanded), point guards have seen their roles change dramatically...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 73,666 reads 0 comments

  21. 2017-18 NBA MVP Odds: The Path for Each Top-10 Favorite to Take Home the Trophy

    Right now, every NBA player has a chance to win MVP. Of course, many of the league's lesser contributors will quickly be eliminated from contention. They can only dream about a massive breakout for so long...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 53,931 reads 0 comments

  22. Over? Under? Predicting Records for Every NBA Team Against Vegas Odds

    In a few years, we might be allowed to encourage you to put your money where our mouth is. " My sense is the law will change in the next few years in the United States," NBA commissioner ...

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  23. NBA Metrics 101: Best Active Players to Never Win a Title

    Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker have four apiece—more than all but 26 players in NBA history. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem have three of their own...

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  24. B/R's Favorite Underrated Players in NBA History

    History isn't always kind. Far too often, great NBA players get brushed under the rug and fail to receive the recognition their stellar play merits...

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  25. Building the All-Time Depth Chart for Every NBA Franchise

    And you thought the 2017-18 Golden State Warriors were stacked. Building the all-time depth charts for each of the NBA 's 30 current franchises is no easy task. But with a few exceptions, they're all loaded with talent from top to bottom...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 2 months ago 76,970 reads 0 comments