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The Nets’ Fatal Flaw?

Over the weekend, the LeBron-and-AD-less Lakers blew out the Harden-less Nets by 25, surprising just about everybody in the basketball world, including, I suspect, even LeBron and AD, who were in street clothes on the bench and were clearly loving every single minute of the game. Andre Drummond bullied LaMarcus Aldridge inside, and Dennis Schroder […]

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The Lakers Somehow Just Blew Out the Nets

Wow: the final from Brooklyn, Lakers 126, Nets 101. The Lakers were obviously without LeBron and AD, and Kyle Kuzma, Marc Gasol, and Wesley Matthews also missed the game. The Nets, despite having KD and Kyrie, were missing James Harden. Nobody expected this outcome. I think most people expected this game to be Nets 126, […]

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NBA Player Rankings: 4/8/21

I decided to tweak the TNC formula to factor in the percent of a player’s made field goals he is assisted on. I just feel like the current formula is still a bit skewed towards big men. A thought occurred to me, after updating the rankings and seeing that Bam Adebayo was ranked ahead of […]

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Could Steph Curry Really End Up on the Lakers?

Much was made of the fact that the 2021 All Star Game was the first time even that LeBron and Steph had been on the same team. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that LeBron picked Steph for his team because he wants Steph to join the LA Lakers. This set off a buzz in the […]

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What is the Impact of Andre Drummond Signing with the Lakers?

When the Lakers opted against making a move for Kyle Lowry at the trade deadline, many in the sports media saw it as a missed opportunity. The Lakers needed to inject some legit talent into that roster, as with LeBron and AD hurt, they’re clearly unable to win games against all but the worst teams […]

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NBA Team Statistical Rankings: Mar. 29, 2021

Now that I have finished my NBA player statistical rankings, I can do my NBA team statistical rankings, since individual stars factor heavily into the team rankings. Like with my NFL team statistical rankings, these team rankings reflect the average of where a given team ranks 1-30 across a select group of team-based statistics. For […]

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Introducing the “Total Net Contribution” Stat

During the NFL season, I compiled team statistical rankings so that I could get a more objective read on which teams were the best and which teams were overrated. It was fairly predictive, although not perfect, but the one thing I’ll credit it with was convincing me to not give up on the Tampa Bay […]

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Zion Williamson is Insanely Efficient

Remember when people used to doubt Zion? “His weight!” “He doesn’t shoot the three!” “Injury-prone!” Well, he’s played 41 of 41 games now this year and is averaging the following: 25.7ppg 7.0rpg 3.4apg 62.6% eFG 65.9% True Shooting 9.9 made field goals per game, 15.9 field goal attempts per game 27.3 PER 25.7 points per […]

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Giannis Signs 5yr/$228m Supermax Extension With Bucks

Just in: Shams has the contract details. And actually, if you look at the timestamps on both tweets, Shams broke the news before Giannis himself did: So he’s staying in Milwaukee after all. The contract has a player option after the 4th year. At that time Giannis will be 30 years old. So Milwaukee is […]

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James Harden to Philly?

Woj just reported today that James Harden is open to being traded to the 76ers or another contender. But the 76ers were specifically named: Then that last part “Daryl Morey’s been adamant he wants to keep his two young stars.” Well, yeah. Of course you’re not trading both Simmons and Embiid for Harden. If the […]

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