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
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
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.
The Toronto Raptors have a center ranked in the top 30 of our total points added (TPA) hierarchy, but it’s not Jonas Valanciunas. While the starting 5 sits at No. 269, sandwiched directly between Joffrey Lauvergne and James Michael McAdoo, Lucas Nogueira has risen sharply.