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  1. NBA: What Phil Jackson needs to know about his role

    Dean Oliver

    With Phil Jackson in a management role, Dean Oliver discusses some ways Jackson can be successful.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  2. NBA: Advice for Phil Jackson's coaching search

    Dean Oliver

    Dean Oliver discusses three things that should matter to Phil Jackson when it comes to picking a coach.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  3. Why LeBron shouldn't have passed to Bosh

    Dean Oliver

    In the closing seconds of Game 5 on Wednesday, LeBron James drove into the lane and elected to pass the ball to Chris Bosh for a corner 3-point attempt. JamesOver the last two days, there has been a debate about whether or not LeBron should've tak...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  4. NBA - How the analytics movement has evolved in the NBA

    Dean Oliver

    Dean Oliver, one of the pioneers of the NBA's analytics movement, offers an insightful overview of how numbers have changed the game and where they might be going.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  5. Is Victor Oladipo the next Michael Jordan?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    Getty ImagesIn laying out a comparison for Victor Oladipo, we looked no further than the Indiana-Michigan State game in which ESPN broadcasters Magic Johnson and Dick Vitale lauded Oladipo as the next Michael Jordan. While Jordan's NBA career was...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  6. How good is Trey Burke?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    Trey Burke scored 19 points per game as a sophomore at Michigan, leading his team almost as far as it could have gone, falling only in the NCAA championship game to Louisville. He put his scoring skills on display with 24 points in that final game. B...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  7. Is Nerlens Noel worth the No. 1 pick?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    The short answer is yes. But you're not here for the short answer. At 6-foot-11 and a feathery 201 pounds, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has stats and physical characteristics that compare to four players: Tyrus Thomas, Derrick Favors, Greg Oden ...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  8. Where did all the 20-10 players go?

    Steven Martinez and Dean Oliver

    Learn About Tableau As the visualization above shows, the NBA hasn't always had a problem producing 20-point, 10-rebound seasons. But this season, for the first time in since rebounds became an official statistic (1950-51), we did not see a player...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  9. The origin of "no layups"

    Henry Abbott

    Dean Oliver (pioneer of NBA advanced stats, author of the seminal book "Basketball on Paper," former member of the Nuggets brain trust and current Director of Production Analytics for ESPN Stats & Information) once had a website where he wrote ab...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  10. Don't blame Westbrook for Game 2 loss

    Alok Pattani and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty ImagesAccording to the numbers below, Russell Westbrook should not be blamed for the Thunder's Game 2 loss.After the Oklahoma City Thunder's loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2, many people are placing the blame on Rus...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  11. Value plan: Draft's best bargains

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty ImagesJordan Williams' ability to crash the glass could make him a steal late in the first round of the draft. Finding value with a pick late in the NBA draft is difficult. There may be available players who stick in...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  12. Is age a factor in the NBA draft?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Over the past 20 years, the NBA draft has changed dramatically. There has been an influx of young players coming from overseas and, until recently, straight from high school. This has led to many conversations among key decision makers: Do you draft ...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  13. Who's the best shooting guard in the draft?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Mark D Smith/US PresswireColorado's Alec Burks may have more versatility ... but Wazzu's Klay Thompson has the NBA range.The consensus top shooting guard prospects in the 2011 NBA draft are Colorado sophomore Alec Burks and Washington State junior Kl...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  14. Board game: Is Faried a lottery pick?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Kenneth Faried was the best rebounder in the NCAA. Can he clean the glass in the pros, too? Morehead State is a relatively small school, with about 9,000 students located on its campus in Morehead, Kentucky. Kenneth F...

    Blog | June 18, 2011
  15. Will Jimmer's skills translate to next level?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Jimmer Fredette was the best scorer in college basketball ... but will that be enough in the NBA? Jimmer Fredette led the NCAA in scoring as a senior, averaging 28.9 points per game. But scoring doesn't necessarily trans...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  16. Get to the point: Knight vs. Walker

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    US PresswireKemba Walker won the battle at the Final Four, but is Brandon Knight the better draft prospect? Kemba Walker might be the most polished collegiate player in this year's NBA draft. He won the 2011 NCAA title with Connecticut, he finished ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011