Author archives

NBA Power Rankings: Utah Jazz Surging Into Realm of Elites

With Rudy Gobert protecting the rim and Gordon Hayward playing like an unabashed superstar, the Utah Jazz are on fire. Sure, they dropped games to the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics within their last 10 outings, but a victory over the defending champions and a blowout at the expense of the overmatched Detroit …

The NBA’s Most Valuable Isolation Scorers

It’s one of the NBA’s most exciting plays. A deadly ball-handler directs everyone out of the painted area, clearing the court so he can take his defender in a one-on-one battle. With some flashy handles, a few eye-fakes and terrifyingly quick changes of direction, he creates just enough open space to loft up a shot. …

The NBA’s Most Efficient Passers

Not every assist is equal, and the same is true for seemingly equivalent per-game lines. Two NBA players averaging five assists aren’t identically adept passers. Right off the bat, we’ll admit we’re overlooking plenty of factors here. Passes squeezed into tight spaces count the same as easy feeds in transition. We’re not factoring in turnovers. The players who …

NBA Power Rankings: San Antonio Spurs Ascend to Top Spot

The Golden State Warriors weren’t going to reign forever. Not in the NBA Math Power Rankings, which are intentionally reactionary and weigh recent events just as heavily as what’s come to pass throughout the entire season. But it’s not the Cleveland Cavaliers ascending to the top. No. 1 now belongs to the San Antonio Spurs, fresh …