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October 2020

How the Los Angeles Lakers Beat the Miami Heat Zone Defense – Premium Hoops

September 2020

This is the Perfect NBA Offense – Premium Hoops

Historical Milwaukee Bucks Season Ends With a Whimper. What Went Wrong? – Premium Hoops

August 2020

Should Kristaps Porzingis be the Defensive Player of the Year? – Premium Hoops

How the Clippers Defend Anthony Davis – Premium Hoops

July 2020

LeBron’s Trick to Counter the Milwaukee Bucks’ Defense – Premium Hoops (85th)

Behind the Box Score: Ben Wallace 3.4.04 – Premium Hoops

June 2020

How Good was Peak Andrei Kirilenko – Overtime Heroics

April 2020

Did Grant Hill Have an All-Time Peak? – Overtime Heroics

March 2020

Historical Film Study: Mookie Blaylock – Overtime Heroics

February 2020

NBA Notable Plays of the Week: 01/26 – 02/01 – Overtime Heroics

January 2020

Notable Plays of the Week: LeBron at Center and Booker’s Passing – Overtime Heroics

Brandon Clarke: An Analysis of His Two-Point Scoring – Overtime Heroics

Mitchell Robinson: The Worst Passer in the NBA? – Overtime Heroics

Marc Gasol: a Top Five Passer in the NBA? – Overtime Heroics

NBA All-Decade Team Part 3: The Final Three Players – Overtime Heroics

December 2019

Eric Bledsoe to Return Against the Chicago Bulls – Vavel

NBA All-Decade Team: First Four Off the Bench – Overtime Heroics

NBA All-Decade Team: The Starters – Overtime Heroics

Appreciating Zach Lavine’s Clutch 4th Quarter Against the Clippers – Vavel

Film Study: The Poor Offensive fit of Team USA – Overtime Heroics

Davis Bertans Leads the NBA in Catch-and-Shoot Threes – Vavel

Toronto Raptors Continue to Underachieve with Lowry in the Lineup – Vavel

November 2019

State of the Boston Celtics Since Hayward Injury – Vavel

Mavericks Defeat Rockets as Dallas Continues with Historically Great Offense – Vavel

76ers Defeat the Spurs: Popovich’s First Ever 8-Game Losing Streak – Vavel

The Philadelphia 76ers’ Defense is Historically Dominant Overtime Heroics

October 2019

Opening Night Observation: Fred VanVleet’s Left Hand – written for Overtime Heroics

Increase Your NBA Knowledge with Improved Statistics – written for Overtime Heroics

This is the End of the Point Guard Era – written for Overtime Heroics

September 2019

Player Spotlight: Alonzo Mourning (~1,600 Words) written for Overtime Heroics

August 2019

Player Spotlight: Doug Christie (~1,400 Words)

July 2019:

Player Spotlight: Horace Grant (~1,100 Words)

How to Build a Team When Any Player is Available (Is it Really Okay to Cut Kobe Bryant?) (~900 Words)

June 2019:

Who Are the “Best, Nth-Best” Players? (~1,100 Words)

The Best Player is Not Always the Best Player (~900 Words)

January 2019:

Harden is Surging, but Giannis is Still the MVP (~1,000 Words)

December 2018:

The Definitive Introduction to Impact Metrics (~4,000 Words)

November 2018:

The Simulation League: Comparison to Reality After 1/4 of the Season (~1,100 Words)

October 2018:

Simulation League Part 3 (~2,300 Words)

Simulation League Part 2: Teams 6-17 (~2,300 Words)

The Simulation League: Setting the Rosters Part 1 (~1,300 Words)

August 2018:

Finding My Niche: Unveiling a New NBAcademic Project (~850 Words)

July 2018:

A Late Response to Kevin Durant’s “Blog Boys” Comments: Gatekeeping, Learning Targets, and Strawmen (~2,300 Words)

June 2018:

August 2017:

The Morality of Watching, Analyzing, and Enjoying Basketball (~1,000 Words)

Second-Tier Universe Cup Part 7 (~3,000 Words)

Second-Tier Universe Cup Part 6 (~2,700 Words)

July 2017:

Second-Tier Universe Cup Part 5 (~1,600 Words)

Second-Tier Universe Cup Part 4 (~1,700 Words)

Second-Tier Universe Cup Part 3 (~2,200 Words)

June 2017:

Second-Tier Universe Cup Part 2 (~1,700 Words)

Second-Tier Universe Cup Part 1: Setting the Groundwork and Selecting the First Player (~1,400 Words)

NBA Theory: Player Archetypes and Team Construction Part 3 (~2,100 Words)

NBA Theory: Player Archetypes and Team Construction Part 2 (~1,700 Words)

NBA Theory: Player Archetypes and Team Construction Part 1 (~1,700 Words)

April 2017:

My Vote for the 2016-17 MVP: Stephen Curry (~1,700 Words)

December 2016:

Pick Two: The One Year, Five Year, and Ten Year Selections (~2,200 Words)

September 2016:

Who Retired the Greater Player: Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan? (~1,600 Words)

August 2016:

Building a Super Team and Other Observations (~1,600 Words)

April 2016:

The 2015-2016 Salary Cap Team (~1,500 Words)

March 2016:

The Universe Cup Part 5: In Defense of the Cuts (~3,300 Words)

The Universe Cup Part 4: The Final Three Roster Spots (~2,000 Words)

February 2016:

The Universe Cup Part 3: The Four No-Hesitation Bench Players (~2,300 Words)

The Universe Cup Part 2: The Rest of the Starters (~1,700 Words)

The Universe Cup: Part 1 (~1,300 Words)

December 2015:

The Great “Greatness” Debate: Tracy McGrady Vs. Kawhi Leonard (1,300 Words)

November 2015:

Aesthetics, Metaphysics,”The Matrix,” and the NBA (1,400 Words)

NBA Power Rankings: Fountain of Youth Addition (1,600 Words)

October 2015:

The Definitive Post-Season Award Predictions (~2,000 Words)

Fantasy Basketball Theory 101: Intro to Picking Categories (~1,600 Words)

September 2015:

Reaching the Promised Land: Remembering the Hall of Famer Moses Malone (~1,100 Words)

Historical Players on Current Teams Part 5 (~1,500 Words)

Historical Players on Current Teams Part 4 (~1,300 Words)

August 2015:

Historical Players on Current Teams Part 3 (1,300 Words)

Historical Players on Current Teams Part 2 (~2,000 Words)

Historical Players on Current Teams Part 1 (~2,100 Words)

July 2015:

Wild Wild Free Agency Part 2: Why the Milwaukee Bucks will be Championship Contenders in Five Years (~1,600 Words)

Wild Wild Free Agency Part 1: Portland, Dallas, San Antonio, and Los Angeles (~1,100 Words)

June 2015:

In Defense of the Frank Kaminsky Pick and 7 Other Observations from Last Night’s Draft (1,400 Words)

The Play for Keeps Playoffs: Part 5 (~1,100 Words)

The Play for Keeps Playoffs: Part 4 (~1,300 Words)

Year in Review: Looking Back at the 2014-15 Season, and Looking Forward to the Future (~1,400 Words)

The Play for Keeps Playoffs: Part 3 (~1,100 Words)

It’s Time For Stephen Curry to get his Hands Dirty (~700 Words)

May 2015:

Remembering the Possible Kevin Love for Klay Thompson/David Lee Trade (~1,200 Words)

The Cleveland and Golden State Matchup: Why I am Cheering for the Cavaliers (and why you should too) (~1,000 Words)

The Play for Keeps Playoffs: Part 2 (~1,000 Words)

Steve Nash or Stephen Curry? (~1,000 Words)

The Play for Keeps Playoffs: Part 1 (~1,000 Words)

Minnesota Timberwolves: Moving Forward with the #1 Pick in the Draft (~550 Words)