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  1. Is LeBron too passive? Numbers say no

    Ryan Feldman

    LeBron James has often been criticized for being too passive. He's proving lately that the more he passes, the more the Cavaliers win. James was averaging 7.2 assists per game in his first 15 games this season. He's averaging 11.7 assists per game...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  2. What makes these Mavericks so good?

    Ryan Feldman

    The Dallas Mavericks had far from their best offensive performance of the season in their overtime win against the New York Knicks, shooting only 40 percent from the field and 4-of-31 on 3-pointers -- their fewest 3-pointers and worst 3-point percent...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  3. Could these 76ers be worst ever?

    Ryan Feldman

    Are the 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers the worst team in NBA history? After losing by 53 points to the Dallas Mavericks, the 76ers are now 0-8 for the second time in franchise history. Most 50-Point Losses -- NBA History 76ers 5 ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  4. Westbrook's chance to shine for Thunder

    Ryan Feldman & Micah Adams, ESPN Stats & Info

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesRussell Westbrook has improved with Kevin Durant off the floor each of the past five seasons. The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without Kevin Durant, last season's MVP and scoring champion, until at least the end...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  5. Do the numbers back Taylor on Love's 'D'?

    Ryan Feldman

    Howard Smith/USA TODAY SportsKevin Love had the allowed the third-fewest points per play on post-up plays in the NBA last season Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor criticized Kevin Love's defense on ESPN Radio 1500 AM in the Twin Cities on Tue...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. Top stats to know: NBA Draft

    Mark Malzewski and Ryan Feldman, ESPN Stats & Info

    The 2014 NBA Draft is loaded with talent. Here is everything you need to know about the top prospects. Joel Embiid, Center, Kansas Embiid averaged 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds in 2013-14. His accolades included AP 2nd Team All-America, Big 12 D...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. NBA Draft: Who do analytics rate best?

    Ryan Feldman

    There has been a huge analytics movement lately in the NBA - 23 of the 30 teams have analytics departments. Some, but not all, advanced stats translate well from college to the NBA. Which ones translate the best? REBOUND PERCENTAGE Rebound per...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  8. Is Joel Embiid the next Olajuwon or Yao?

    Ryan Feldman

    Getty ImagesJoel Embiid's freshman numbers compare favorably to Hakeem Olajuwon's freshman numbers.All of the talk right now is about Joel Embiid's injury, a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot. The injury has drawn some attent...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  9. Cavs are worst drafting team in NBA

    Ryan Feldman, ESPN Stats & Information

    David Richard/USA TODAY SportsAnthony Bennett is the latest top pick who is under performing for the Cleveland CavaliersFor the second straight year and third time in four years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have the No. 1 pick -- all since losing LeBron ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  10. Top 10 NBA Draft busts

    Ryan Feldman

    Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE/Getty ImagesAnthony Bennett had a rough rookie season after being selected No. 1 overall by the Cavaliers.June 19 is the 30-year anniversary of the Portland Trail Blazers drafting Sam Bowie with the No. 2 pick instead of Mic...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  11. Double teams hurting the Heat defense

    Ryan Feldman

    Robert Duyos/Sun Sentinel/Getty ImagesThe Heat defense has really struggled against the Spurs in the Finals. The Miami Heat defense has been out of sorts in the 2014 NBA Finals - so much out of sorts that the San Antonio Spurs are on pace for t...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  12. Should Lakers trade lottery pick for Love?

    Ryan Feldman

    Kevin Love reportedly has made it clear to the Timberwolves that he intends to become an unrestricted free agent next year and doesn't want a contract extension with Minnesota, leaving the door open for a potential trade this offseason. The Los A...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  13. Brewer: Most unlikely 50-point scorer ever?

    Ryan Feldman

    What do Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Rick Barry and Corey Brewer have in common? They're the only players in NBA history with at least 50 points and six steals in a game (steals became official in 1973-74). Jordan accomplished the feat thre...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  14. Celtics and Sixers exceeding expectations

    Ryan Feldman

    Remember all of that talk before the season about tanking? How the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers were expected to lose a lot of games in order to position themselves for a top pick in the 2014 NBA draft? Well, apparently the players and co...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  15. No. 25? Is Kobe Bryant underrated?

    Ryan Feldman

    David Sherman/Getty ImagesKobe Bryant is entering his 18th NBA season.Kobe Bryant was revealed as the 25th-best player in the NBA this season, according to ESPN.com's #NBArank. Are we really predicting that 24 players will be better than Kobe this...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  16. More post-ups = more success for LeBron

    Ryan Feldman

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesLeBron James has posted up much more often over the last two seasons.In ESPN the Magazine's NBA preview issue, which will be released on Friday, LeBron James commented on how he has plenty of room for improvement in his post-...

    Blog | October 15, 2013