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  1. ‘The Grantland Basketball Hour’: James Harden Is Rock...

    Grantland Channel

    We all know how effective James Harden is as a scorer, but Kirk Goldsberry demonstrates what a phenomenal facilitator and creator Harden is....

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  2. NBA Rookie Watch: Christmas Sweaters, Angry Moms, and Stress Frac...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    It's been a month, and the most promising rookie class in years is struggling. There's no instant superstar, no dominant scorer. There have been frustrating injuries and lots of losses. On the other hand, we've seen the youngsters...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. What Can the Triangle Offense Do for Carmelo Anthony?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    If you ask Carmelo Anthony where he places himself in the NBA constellation, he'll tell you he's the most underrated superstar. Maybe. He's definitely the weirdest superstar. As a scorer, he's phenomenal, but a...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Second Tier of First-R...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at the scoring tendencies of the top tier of tonight's draft class. Today, let's take a look at the second tier of scorers in this unusually deep group. Unfortunately, since data is available only for those who...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Mercy Rule: Please Don’t Freak Out About OKC

    Andrew Sharp

    There may not be a single team in the NBA that's more fun to talk about than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Because Kevin Durant is one of the greatest scorers of all time. Because Russell Westbrook is a radioactive point guard who's hazar...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  6. The Rocket Killer: Breaking Down LaMarcus Aldridge’s Playof...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    There are two things you should know about LaMarcus Aldridge: (1) He's an incredible scorer who balances a freakish midrange game with strong interior offense, and (2) he's playing the best basketball of his life right now. Aldridge is kill...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. Dirk Is 10th on the All-Time Scoring List; Celebrate With Lil Poo...

    Jason Gallagher

    I discovered two important things last night. First, there are depths of my soul that can only be awoken by Dirk Nowitzki doing incredible things like becoming the 10th-highest scorer in NBA history. Second, it turns out I'm not...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  8. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, a...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    14. Dallas Mavericks Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose skeptically review Mavs owner Mark Cuban's latest attempt to field an NBA championship roster and consider what Monta Ellis can provide as a second scorer. Plus, Clairvoyant Bill sees a big year comin...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  9. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose skeptically review Mavs owner Mark Cuban's latest attempt to field an NBA championship roster, consider what Monta Ellis can provide as a second scorer, and Clairvoyant Bill sees a big year coming from Dirk Nowitzki. NOTHI...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  10. Shooting Blanks: The Players With the Worst ShotScore

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at ShotScore, a new method to identify the NBA's best scorers. You can read the full piece here, but in a nutshell, the method compares the actual point yield of an individual NBA shooter against an estimated tally of what an aver...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Finding the Right Destination and the Right Price for the Versati...

    Jared Dubin

    Being able to put NBA players into neat little boxes helps fans, writers, and executives alike conceive of their value, be it around the league or to a particular team. Rim-protecting bigs, 3-and-D wings, pure point guards, bench scorers; when a play...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  14. 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
  15. NHL Playoff Preview: Who Will Be the Kings This Year?

    Katie Baker

    In the next few hours, a winning-goal scorer will think briefly about his accomplishment, and he will shrug and toothlessly smile. "Hey, that's playoff hockey," he will say, as if that explains it. In another room not far away, a heavy and defeated d...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  16. NBA Countdown: Who Will Be the NBA's Top Scorer?

    Grantland Channel

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons break down the suddenly tight race for the NBA scoring title between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant. They also explain how Melo and Durant were born to score baskets the way sharks were born to kill fish....

    Blog | April 09, 2013