Jordan Brenner writes about how Marcus Smart and Doug McDermott fared at the USA Basketball minicamp last week in Las Vegas, and what it means for the two college stars heading into the 2013-14 season.
Most NBA teams don't exactly pore over stats. But in ESPN The Magazine's Analytics issue, Jordan Brenner writes that the Portland Trail Blazers have gone all-in with advanced metrics to rebuild their franchise.
In ESPN The Magazine, Jordan Brenner writes that after wing Evan Turner has a slow rookie season in Philadelphia, he's finding his groove with the 76ers and helping the team regain control of the Atlantic Divsion.
Syracuse has spilled out of the brackets more than a few times when favored for a Final Four run. But this season Jim Boeheim's crew may just be built to last, writes Jordan Brenner in ESPN The Magazine's Choke Issue.
Do you think the NBA playoffs can tell you something about the following season? Hold that thought. The Mag's Jordan Brenner shows how much we overvalue playoff performance and why we're so inclined to do so.