Can Drake Bring the Jay-Z/Nets Strategy to Toronto?

This upcoming NBA season will mark the Toronto Raptors’ 20th anniversary of joining the league, as well as the second year in the Drake era. Aubrey “Drake” Graham, Grammy Award winning singer and rapper, was nine years old during the Raptors inaugural season in 1995-1996. The Canadian entertainer was brought aboard the franchise before the … More Can Drake Bring the Jay-Z/Nets Strategy to Toronto?

5 Things We Learned from Georgetown Basketball’s Season Opener

1. L.J. Peak is the real deal. It has been my opinion for several months now that of all current Hoyas, Peak has the best chance to 1) get drafted and 2) have a successful career in the NBA. But the 6-5, 215 pound freshman wing was even further ahead of his developmental schedule than … More 5 Things We Learned from Georgetown Basketball’s Season Opener

A Legacy of Greatness

The 2013-2014 San Antonio Spurs are arguably one of the greatest teams ever assembled, not just in basketball history, but in all of sports. The reasons range from obvious to subtle, but, in the end, it is their overwhelming team synergy that places them over nearly every other team that has hoisted a championship trophy.

Steals, Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus, and Ignoring Position

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the findings of this FiveThirtyEight article praising the value of the steal in the evaluation of players (in the piece, a steal is even claimed to have the value equivalent of 9.1 points in terms of irreplaceability). The biggest question regarding the analysis appears to be this: … More Steals, Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus, and Ignoring Position