On December 27, I talked about NBA teams seeking lottery seedings and teams looking for a playoff berth. After three months of the season, it appears that it has become harder and harder to lose games in the NBA … really? ###
The analytic invasion taking place in the NBA will last awhile but, eventually, it will pass and here is part of the reason why. In one of Robert Caro’s (extraordinary) books on President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn, is quoted as saying this about LBJ: “He […]
Today in the NBA we have “playoff teams” trying to win and, or so some say, “lottery teams” trying to lose. That, folks, is where we are and no one much seems to mind.###
When I was scouting for the Golden Sate Warriors, we drafted Monta Ellis out of [Jackson MS Lanier] high school [2nd round, 40th pick overall]. We thought, if wired right, he could become an excellent defensive player. In the Dallas-Phoenix game Saturday night, he guarded no one. Like most young […]
Remember the movie, No Country for Old Men? Now, we have no league for “big” men.
Tonight during the first half of the Chicago Bulls/Miami Heat game broadcast on TNT TV, these provocative words were uttered by game time analyst Reggie Miller: “Michael Beasley has never been coached hard”.
ANALYTIC GUYS VERSUS NBA GUYS
The NBA transformation going on now is almost comical. The Analytics want to eliminate the mid-range jumper because you get more bang for your buck shooting 3s. Here are some other […]
If you are stressed about NBA “back-to-back” games, and believe the NBA didn’t exist before David Stern took over as Commissioner, check this Philadelphia 76ers’ eight-game road trip at the end of the 1963-64 season: