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The Handle Podcast – James Donaldson: 08/20/16

James Donaldson describes his journey from joining his high school basketball team only as a junior to becoming an NBA All-Star. We also discussed the late 1980s Dallas Mavericks, the Winnebago Wall of James, Jack Sikma and Lonnie Shelton, and why…

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Joe Hassett: 07/15/16

Providence Friars legend Joe Hassett came on the podcast to talk about his successful NCAA career, being the most prolific 3-point shooter during the first years of the line’s existence in the NBA and how it was to be a long range shooter back then.

July 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rick Pitino’s Celtics Full-Court Press vs. Bulls (1997)

The 97-98 Celtics are the last NBA team to employ the press to such a heavy degree. Boston recorded 12.0 steals per game for the season, the third best mark in league history according to Basketball-Reference. A look at their body of work against the Bulls for a full game.

July 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Looking Back at Marvin Williams Posting Up Smaller Players

Marvin Williams was the league’s second most productive post player in the 2015-16 regular season. The 11-year veteran recorded 1.16 points per possession in the post by bullying any smaller player matched up against him.

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking Back at Jeremy Lamb’s Uneven Defense

Despite ranking sixth in the league among shooting guards in defensive real plus-minus, Jeremy Lamb tends to be spotty on defense. What are his main flaws and how good is he overall?

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking Back at Nicolas Batum’s Up-And-Down Defense

Nicolas Batum had a great season for the Charlotte Hornets. However, there’s still room for improvement and we also need to acknowledge his stints of poor defense.

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking Back at Jeremy Lin’s Recovery and Weakside Blocks

With 130 blocks total in the last four years combined, Jeremy Lin is among the best shot blockers ever for his size. Lin even recorded a career-high 42 shots blocked shots for the Hornets in the 2015-16 season.

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

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