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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Larkin most complete point guard in draft

    Ryan Feldman & Jordan Sperber

    Joel Auerbach/Getty ImagesFresh off a trip to the Sweet 16, Shane Larkin may be the draft's most complete point guard. Who is the best point guard available in this year's NBA Draft? After looking at Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams, C.J. McCollu...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  13. Goodwin could be a steal in 2013 NBA Draft

    Ryan Feldman, ESPN Stats & Info

    Mark Zerof/US PresswireArchie Goodwin has flown under the radar leading up to the draft.Archie Goodwin posted respectable numbers during his freshman campaign -- 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game -- yet there hasn't been nearly the s...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  14. McLemore tops 2013 draft class

    Ryan Feldman

    Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesBen McLemore's jump shot has drawn comparisons to Ray Allen.Although opinions vary, advanced analytical data say the best prospect in this year's NBA draft may be former Kansas Jayhawks guard Ben McLemore. McLemore is effic...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  15. NBA Draft: Which 'big' is best?

    Ryan Feldman

    Getty ImagesAlex Len, Nerlens Noel and Anthony Bennett are three notable big men in this year's NBA draft. Who's the best big man in this year's NBA Draft? The answer may surprise you. Using advanced analytical data, let's compare the top big man...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  16. Better duo: Jordan/Pippen or James/Wade?

    Ryan Feldman

    Getty ImagesLeBron James and Dwyane Wade could be on the verge of their second NBA title together, but that doesn't compare to the six rings for Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.Fifteen years ago today, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen led the Chic...

    Blog | June 14, 2013