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Kristaps Porzingis on Wizards, Kidd’s Staff, Analytics, National Team

Interview with Kristaps Porzingis on all things concerning the 2021-22 NBA season, the individual work he has put in during the summer and on Latvia’s national team.

September 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Latvieša uzņēmības stāsts: vēstule ‘Instagram’ paver ceļu uz NBA

No Latvijas līdz Nacionālajai basketbola asociācijai (NBA) izsitušies vien valsts talantīgākie basketbolisti, bet pie prakses iespējām vasarās tikuši daži nacionālo izlašu treneri. Pavisam citu ceļu gājis treneris Toms Jēkabsons…

August 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Uzlecošā zvaigzne Kurucs apžilbina kā līgu, tā ‘Nets’ treneri

Sestdien pulksten četros no rīta Šarlotā spīdēt paredzēts Nacionālās basketbola asociācijas (NBA) Uzlecošo zvaigžņu spēles dalībniekiem, starp kuriem redzams būs arī Latvijas basketbolists Rodions Kurucs. Ceļš līdz šai atzinībai latvietim bijis krietni līkumaināks…

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Do Two-Center Lineups Still Work in the NBA?

The DeMarcus Cousins trade between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings from this recent All-Star break was of such magnitude that it is likely to go down in NBA history as one of the most fascinating pre-trade deadline transactions ever.

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Euro Rookies Growing in Bench Roles, Starring Satoransky, Bertans and Bender

Like it has been with almost every NBA rookie class in the recent past, this season’s crop has its fair share of international talent. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid was a candidate for the All-Star Game, despite playing limited minutes and sitting out the…

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ranking the NBA’s Top Chuckers: Who Shoots the Most Often Per Touch and Why

With all of the NBA’s teams past the midway mark in games played, it’s a great time to look at the leaders in some particular statistical categories. Starting players have already clocked more than a 1000 minutes and have attempted hundreds of…

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lineup Breakdown: Hawks Going Small with Millsap at Center

With reports of the front office listening to trade offers for its long-time power forward, the timetable for the Hawks and his free agency might push Millsap out just as Atlanta is stumbling across, perhaps, his most useful utility as a part-time center.

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Kobe Defining Theory: The One Question and Answer

With Kobe Bryant’s career officially over after a Disney-like 60 points in a comeback win, I would like to contextualize his career and him as a basketball player in the manner of one question and one answer. Welcome to my Kobe defining theory!

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

NBA’s Top 7 Chuckers of This Season

Which NBA players shoot the ball the most per the number of touches they receive during the game and why? A breakdown of the top 7 “chuckers” so far.

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Porzingis Could Be the Center of the Future

The league is heading into a direction where skill can trump its size deficiencies. Kristaps Porzingis’s three-point shooting and defensive abilities could make him an awesome player in that environment. A write-up on his game and potential.

December 1, 2015 · 2 Comments