Basketball

Fred Hoiberg, Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, And The Post-Thibs Bulls

I'll be completely honest, before the season started I would have bet money on Fred Hoiberg being fired by the end of the 2016-17 NBA...

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Not quite three of a kind: the back three and the...

In England, the back three (or the use of three center-backs, as opposed to a back four of two center-backs and two full-backs) is...

Serie A Mid-Season Analysis: Who are the Best Teams?

Hillary Clinton is running for president. José Mourinho has left Chelsea by mutual consent. And in keeping with the 2007 theme, Roberto Mancini is...

Weekly Roundups

Basketball: Frank Vogel Falls Victim To Larry Bird's Warped Thinking Gregg Doyal discusses the circumstances behind Frank Vogel's firing. He posits that it was Larry Bird's experience in the 1980s, which was significantly warped by his team's talent, that resulted in...
Basketball: Accounting for Complementary Skill Sets When Evaluating NBA Players’ Values to a Specific Team Joseph Keuhn discusses how certain players utilize skills that make them more valuable to their teams. He refers to players like this, especially those who are...
Basketball: How The Trail Blazers Became The Hottest Team In The NBA: Love, Learning, and Losses Jason Quick discusses the route the Blazers took to becoming an effective NBA team. According to his analysis, it started this summer when the team...
Basketball: Russell Westbrook Wasn’t Supposed To Get Better Than Kevin Durant Neil Payne analyzes situations where a team's "robin" has overtaken its "batman" in terms of talent. What he finds is that unlike Scottie Pippen taking over for Michael Jordan, Pau...
Basketball: Kyrie Irving Shines Brightest ON Kobe-LeBron Night Dave McMenamin studies the relationship between Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving. Kobe Bryant's tutelage directly when Kyrie Irving came into the NBA effected the latter's development of a midrange game. Critiquing A Friend: Lakers'...

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