The Warriors Might Actually Play Some Offense This Year. Thank God.

You'd think the mere presence of a shooter and playmaker like Steph Curry would guarantee you a top 10 offense. Last year, you would've thought wrong. Despite surrounding Curry with Klay Thompson, Swiss Army Knife Andre Iguodala, and a couple of skilled big men in David Lee and Andrew Bogut, Mark Jackson's Warriors… » 10/28/14 10:07am Tuesday 10:07am

How Rick Carlisle Turns The Misfit, Mismatched Mavs Into Contenders

Every team loves rooting around for under-appreciated, undervalued, post-Moneyball players; the Mavericks have simply taken it to an extreme. Under Rick Carlisle, Dallas has thrown out conventional fit in order to focus strictly on value, the way you might in baseball, but which has failed again and again in the NBA. » 5/04/14 1:21pm 5/04/14 1:21pm

Terry Stotts, Reinvented: How A Retread NBA Coach Became Cutting Edge

Players get better, and players get worse. This is a fundamental truth, and an arc we've always understood, analytics or not, as part of the fabric of not just sports, but performance and ability in general. Sometimes you get better at your job, sometimes you fall off. But we don't really look at coaches in this way;… » 4/23/14 2:17pm 4/23/14 2:17pm

The Nets Are Very Old, But Their Defense Is Next Level

The average age of the Brooklyn Nets preferred starting lineup right now is 32.4. Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Deron Williams have seemingly been in our collective consciousness for decades. Even Shaun Livingston, the fifth member of that quintet, is best known for a gruesome knee injury that occurred … » 4/22/14 11:10am 4/22/14 11:10am