All Star Weekend needs a serious makeover, and it has needed one for a while now. The dunk contest is underwhelming, the skills challenge is a joke, the game itself isn’t much of a game at all, and the 3 point contest, well… we’ll keep the 3 point contest. I’ll also propose an event that, if added, would be perhaps the most exciting event of the NBA season and would change All Star Weekend as we know it!
I’m sure you’ve already read like 5 “midseason awards” articles (as I have), so I decided to change it up a little bit and do a rookie version of NBA midseason awards! To be considered for these awards, you have to have played more than 15 games and average more than 10 minutes per game.
The discussion and debate surrounding the NBA’s best rim protector is misinformed and, quite frankly, very frustrating to listen to sometimes. I think a lot of casual fans don’t understand the difference between a shot blocker and a rim protector - and yes, THERE IS a difference. We took a shot at ranking the 5 best rim protectors in the NBA.
We’re already almost at the halfway point of the NBA season, which means it’s time for some 5-man lineup superlatives! In this article we’ll be looking at the best and worst (highest and lowest) 5 man lineups in the league in various categories: minutes, pace, assist percentage, offensive rating, and defensive rating.
Isolation scoring has become a staple of NBA basketball. As fans, we are WOW’ed every single night by the mind-boggling offensive arsenals of an increasingly large number of NBA players. Furthermore, teams have shown a reliance on 1v1 basketball in the most crucial games of the NBA season. Isolation frequency (the percentage of possessions that a team goes isolation on offense) has increased from the regular season to the playoffs for the past 3 seasons, as has score frequency on isolation plays (the percentage of isolation plays that end in a score - this accounts for free throws). In other words, teams not only go to isolation more often in the playoffs, but are more effective with it then as...