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The Highest Peaks Reached by NBA Power Forwards in the Modern Era

Power forwards didn’t always have to space the floor. Believe it or not, back-to-the-basket moves once reigned supreme. Just over a decade ago, while Dirk Nowitzki was coming into his own, beasts such as Elton Brand and a young Kevin Garnett ruled the hardwood. Before that, Karl Malone and Shawn Kemp claimed positional supremacy. Earlier …

NBA Meta: The Evolution of The 4

The 1990s and 2000s were riddled with dominant power forwards. Karl Malone, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett represented the archetypal 4: a dominant big who could score in myriad ways and stall an offense with his impeccable defense. However, another future Hall of Famer broke from this strain. Dirk Nowitzki, though not the first jump-shooting …

Absolute Value with NBA Math, Episode 4: Dallas Mavericks with Isaac Harris

http://media.blubrry.com/nbamath/p/nbamath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/absolute-value-nba-math-episode-4.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | RSS Our fourth episode of Absolute Value with NBA Math features Isaac Harris (The Smoking Cuban) talking with NBA Math Editor in Chief Adam Fromal about the surging Dallas Mavericks. What was it like to witness Dirk Nowitzki hitting 30,000 career points and where does …