Nylon Calculus

Andre Drummond, #3, Cleveland Cavaliers, (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) If the Cleveland Cavaliers want to get the most out of Andre Drummond, they have to work on getting him elbow touches. After acquiring him at the trade deadline, the Cavaliers had just eight games from Andre Drummond before the season was interrupted. Cleveland’s dismal
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Anthony Davis, #3, Los Angeles Lakers, (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Using hand-tracked player locations to examine two different approaches that NBA teams are using to balance offensive rebounding and transition defense. Dwyane Wade stands in the foreground with his arms outstretched, nonchalantly waiting for his pass to find its mark. LeBron James — midair
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Zion Williamson, #1, New Orleans Pelicans, (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Even if the NBA regular season is canceled, we’ve seen enough to start assessing the first seasons of notable rookies. What did the New Orleans Pelicans see from Zion Williamson? Zion Williamson’s rookie debut was going to be a spectacle, especially after he conducted a
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Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat,(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Regression to the mean has the potential to fool everyone, even NBA coaches building systems of positive and negative reinforcement. These are challenging times, but one thing I’ve enjoyed about sheltering-in-place has been having some extra time to read. I find it really satisfying to learn about
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Cam Reddish, #22, Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Even if the NBA regular season is canceled, we’ve seen enough to start assessing the first seasons of notable rookies. What did the Atlanta Hawks see from Cam Reddish? The Hawks did some draft-night maneuvering, coming away with two wings — De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish
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Even if the NBA regular season is canceled, we’ve seen enough to start assessing the first seasons of notable rookies. What did the Miami Heat see from Kendrick Nunn? A month into the basketball-less abyss of the suspended season, Heat rookie Kendrick Nunn made a bold statement. If you watched him at all this year
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With the 2019-20 NBA season suspended, we’re taking a look back on a few players who deserve more of the spotlight. Today, we examine Miami Heat sharpshooter Duncan Robinson. As the days go by, it’s looking more and more likely that we have seen the last games of the 2019-20 NBA season. While hope still
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Even if the NBA regular season is canceled, we’ve seen enough to start assessing the first seasons of notable rookies. What did the Memphis Grizzlies see from Brandon Clarke? The young Grizzlies’ core gelled into a playoff contender more quickly than anyone anticipated, turning all their optimistic upside into a 32-33 record and a hold
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