Clustering NBA Teams by Shot Selection

Written by John McCool (@Desertrose28) Shot selection, which includes any field goal attempt from a layup to a three pointer, is a vital component to the game of basketball. NBA teams that consistently take open or high percentage shots around the basket will likely have an advantage over their competition. Teams should also play to their strengths.… Read More Clustering NBA Teams by Shot Selection

Colangelo is King: An NBA GM Draft Analysis

  By: Tyler Wellener On April 6, 2016 Sam Hinkie stepped down from his position as General Manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, provoking a variety of emotions among fans the following summer.  Hinkie had taken the 76ers on a three-year journey dubbed “The Process” – losing season after season (after season) to improve their draft… Read More Colangelo is King: An NBA GM Draft Analysis

NBA Finals 2016: A Fresh Lebron is the Best Lebron

By: Maksim Horowitz (@bklynmaks) The NBA finals seemed as though it was coming to an end before Game 5 on Monday night. Luckily, for anyone who is not a Warrior’s fan, the basketball gods answered the prayers of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With Monday night’s win, the Cavs made this series MUCH more interesting. According to… Read More NBA Finals 2016: A Fresh Lebron is the Best Lebron

Controlling the Pace Doesn’t Help NBA Teams Win Games

By: Mohin Banker (@mohinthelawn) As the 2016 NBA Playoffs progress, you are going to see analysts and commentators compare and predict matchups by looking at a team’s pace and contrasting it with their opponent’s pace. For example, going into the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors played at the fastest pace of 101.6 possessions per game,… Read More Controlling the Pace Doesn’t Help NBA Teams Win Games

Defense in the Paint: The Numbers Behind the Portland Trailblazers’ Rim Protection

By: John McCool This season the Portland Trailblazers finished with 44 wins in a once again highly competitive Western Conference. Utilizing the strong guard play of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, who scored a respective 25.1 and 20.8 points per game, the Trailblazers managed to make the second round of the NBA playoffs. During the regular… Read More Defense in the Paint: The Numbers Behind the Portland Trailblazers’ Rim Protection