These NBA players have depth, danger, flaws and hidden values. The Safdie brothers would definitely describe them as uncut gems. There’s a really good interview with the Safdie brothers about Uncut Gems. All interviews with the Safdie brothers are good because of the general disorderliness of their train of thought, but this one with Vulture
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Each NBA season is a sprawling story with thousands of characters and infinite arcs, large and small. How can we organize this massive narrative? The NBA season itself is an eight-month slog of daily basketball. Tack on another four months of draft prognostication, free agent shenanigans and optimistic offseason ramblings. That stretches the story of
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Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images As the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline creeps closer, here’s a look at five veterans currently buried within their team’s rotations that could help a contender. The NBA Trade Deadline is just around the corner, which means there’s never been a better time to scour every team’s roster to try and
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New data on NBA player passing tendencies can help us visualize the structure of an offense in a new way. Last season I experimented with charting players’ passing tendencies by tracing the path of their assists from the origin of the pass to the point where the scorer caught the ball. But, because I was
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The Miami Heat are looking primed for a deep playoff run. How can they add some extra depth at the trade deadline? The Heat are off to a strong start this season, currently holding the second-best record in the Eastern Conference and building momentum for what they hope will be a deep playoff run. However,
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The Sports Oscars recognize the best performances of the year — on the court/field/pitch or otherwise — in sports. The Oscars are great if you love film, but if you spend every waking hour watching sports, the award show can be a bit…inaccessible. You know Marriage Story and Joker memes from Twitter, but you might be
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