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Houston Rockets Building Upon Strengths With Lou Williams Acquisition

It’s uncommon to see a player in the 12th year of his professional career take the proverbial next step, but Lou Williams appears to have done just that. The veteran combo guard is currently setting career highs in multiple categories, including points per game (18.6), three-point percentage (38.6 percent), free-throw percentage (88.4 percent) and effective …

The Last of the NBA’s Post-Up Scorers

The downfall of the NBA’s back-to-the-basket big man has been well-documented. In the span of two decades, the sport lost the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. That, coupled with the league’s newfound hyperfocus on three-pointers and layups, expedited the untimely demise. Plus, teams are just getting smarter, and post-ups …

The NBA’s Changing Art of Mid-Range Jumpers

The mid-range jumper is dead. Well, maybe dead is too strong a word. But at the very least, it’s locked in Adam Silver’s basement like an NBA version of the Annabelle doll. Equating the mid-range game and a demonic toy may seem audacious, but is it really? With the way we ostracize teams and players who …