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  1. The Great NBA Free-Agency Migration

    Kirk Goldsberry

    With the marquee names and sheer volume of movement, NBA free agency has become its own second season. Just fewer than 100 NBA players have signed fresh deals. Some have chosen to stay in place, while others are moving on to new teams. By ta...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  2. CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Who are the best shooters in the league this year? Below is the answer, according to the ShotScore metric we introduced earlier this season. Also, I imposed a few criteria: I only considered players who are healthy (which, sadly, disqualified Al Horf...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. LeBron James on the NBA's most highly evolved offense

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The world's best player breaks down the NBA's most highly evolved offense.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  4. So, LeBron Has a Dirk-Step Now

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Dallas Mavericks are the last team to have ousted the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs. As we all know, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs bested LeBron James and the Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals, clinching their first championship on Miami's...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  5. Kirk Goldsberry introduces a new way to understand the NBA's best...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A new way to understand the NBA's best scorers.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  6. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: The Best Shooters

    Kirk Goldsberry

    DeAndre Jordan led the NBA in field goal percentage in 2012-13, but what does that actually mean? Field goal percentage remains our best proxy for shooting ability, but when we ignore the key interactions between court space and shooting percentage, ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  7. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: Leading Scorers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Carmelo Anthony led the NBA in scoring this season, but not everywhere. Every player has their own sweet spots — Shane Battier loves the corners, and Al Jefferson is in love with the left block. After an entire season of play, it's interesting...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  8. CourtVision: When LeBron Attacks

    Kirk Goldsberry

    With exactly five minutes left in the fourth quarter, LeBron James held the basketball about 30 feet from the rim. The Heat were beginning to "run clock" as they fought to close out the Bucks in Game 4 of their first-round series. James stood calmly ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. CourtVision: It Was the Best of Shots, It Was the Worst of Shots

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A look at the two most important shots from last night's Game 1. It Was the Best of Shots In their biggest possession of the year, the Spurs were surely going to come up empty. A sequence that began with a pair of screens designed to free Tony Pa...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  10. CourtVision: How the Heat and Spurs Score

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A comprehensive guide to the key players in the season's NBA Finals. MIAMI Miami is a great scoring team that is especially dominant in the two key areas: near the basket and beyond the 3-point line. Their three main scorers, James, Wade, and...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  11. CourtVision: Roy Hibbert, the Protector

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Pacers coach Frank Vogel's decision to sit Roy Hibbert for the last defensive possession of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals was perhaps the most infamous substitution in NBA playoff history. Immediately after LeBron James's left-handed layup ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  12. CourtVision: Gravity's Rainbosh

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Less than 90 seconds into Monday's Game 4 between the Bulls and Heat, something seemingly uneventful happened. Dwyane Wade had just received an entry pass down on the right block, where he was doubled by Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer. Joakim Noah w...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  13. CourtVision: Just How Good Are Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The first reason I like Steph Curry is that he's a relatively normally sized human being who has figured out a way to become an NBA superstar. When you look at guys like Dwight Howard, LeBron James, or Dirk Nowitzki, it's easy to see why they might b...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  14. How LeBron James transformed his game to become a highly efficien...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    LeBron explains how he transformed himself into a ruthlessly efficient scoring machine.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  15. We Went There: Heat-Celtics, Comic-Book-Style

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The NBA is churning out a wonderful product right now, and last night's game in Boston serves as a perfect example. LeBron James, the league MVP currently in the midst of an incredible winning streak with his Miami Heat, arrived in the city of his mo...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  16. CourtVision All-Stars Part 1: The Eastern Conference

    Kirk Goldsberry

    So, it's All-Star weekend and the teams have already been chosen. But, I want to use this symbolic time on the NBA calendar to pay tribute to the guys who are having the most efficient shooting performances this season. I've selected my own all-star ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013