GoodHoops’ official 2018 NBA playoff preview, with the first round in focus and who we think will win it all.
Last we thought about Gregg Popovich, the sage head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, he was spending what little postgame press conference time making coherent, pointed criticisms of white American complacency in a discussion about racism. This was after the game. There hasn’t been much to talk about with the Spurs — not that […]Read more "GREGG POPOVICH’S CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST"
The 2013 NBA Draft was a strange and peculiar one, and to this day it remains unparalleled in its unconventionality. A potential all-time great taken at No. 15, borderline all-stars at Nos. 2, 3, 10, and 12, even a perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate taken at No. 27. Yet, despite all of these […]Read more "The NBA Gave up Too Early on Anthony Bennett"
AVA (Average Value of Assist): Computed value of a given player’s assists Replacement Level: 0.462 DPG: Average of a player’s steals and blocks Replacement Level: 0.75 MACUMUR (Minimally Adjusted CUMU Rating: Essentially SACUMUR with fewer factors. Replacement Level: 7 SACUMUR (Substantially Adjusted CUMU Rating): Measuring/Prediction model based on ratings formulated from a player’s per-36 minute usage adjusted statistics […]Read more "Statistical Glossary"
NBA fans feel lost in an era of superteams. With “tanking,” they find new hope in competing.Read more "Tanking gives NBA fans ownership of their team’s future: GoodHoops Take"
True point guards are a lost art these days. What’s taken its place?Read more "The Death of the Pass First Player: The Statistical Rebuttal to the Overvaluing of Assists"
I know hardly anybody reads this blog, but I think I’ve got something important to say. In this age of Trumpian nationalism, no sports league — not even the NFL — has less to lose than the NBA when it comes to political self-expression. In fact, noting the general lack of competence or political empathy […]Read more "POLITICS AND THE NBA"