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  1. Jeremy Lin on the Rockets Part II: Turnovers in Transition and De...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Yesterday we looked at Jeremy Lin and why his ability in the pick-and-roll could wind up warranting the contract that the Houston Rockets gave him. With regard to the Rockets' half-court offense, Lin and his pick-and-roll play is a very good match. H...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  2. How Will Howard, Bynum, and Iguodala Fit In With Their New Teams?...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The news that Dwight Howard is heading to the Lakers in a four-team trade means our long national nightmare is over. It also means that with the particulars of the deal — Howard to L.A., Bynum to Philadelphia, and Iguodala to Denver — thr...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  3. Breaking Down Russia's Alexey Shved and His NBA Potential

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Alexey Shved has shown during these Olympics that he is an interesting prospect, one who should make the Timberwolves even more exciting to watch. Throughout the men's basketball competition, we've seen the good Shved — a 16-point, 13-assist ga...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. The London Olympics and Jonas Valanciunas's Potential for the Rap...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Since the Toronto Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas fifth overall in 2011, the curiosity about the 20-year-old Lithuanian has only grown among basketball fans. With the news that he would make his NBA debut this season, the interest in his performanc...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  5. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: France

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the basketball competition of these Olympics, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and chances of these pos...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  6. How Can Team USA Use Blake Griffin Effectively?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, and James Harden secured the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, beating out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, and no. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis. Griffin may be the most interesting selection, because, mo...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  7. 2012 NBA Draft: Evaluating the Big Men

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Bigs tend to be selected based on potential more than any other type of player in the NBA draft. If you have size and athleticism, you are nearly a lock for a lottery selection. Thus, teams make their choices based on projected skill, and scouts must...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  8. 2012 NBA Draft: Evaluating the Point Guards

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Of all the positions in the NBA, maybe the toughest one to project is the point guard spot. The pro game is very demanding on point guards, constituting a real leap from college, especially in terms of the defense the players face. The most interesti...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  9. Simple does it for the Thunder

    Beckley Mason

    The San Antonio Spurs were clobbered in the fourth quarter of Games 3 and 5 by one play that the Thunder ran over and over and over. Over on Grantland, Sebastian Pruiti expertly uses video to show how this simple play can have a variety of outcomes -...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, the New York Knicks, and the one X fac...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Miami Heat's 3-point defense, the Los Angeles Lakers' big bodies, and much, much more.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  11. Ricky Rubio, Kyrie Irving, and the final NBA Rookie Rankings of t...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In the final edition of Rookie Rankings, we pick the top 10 first-year players of 2012.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  12. Kenneth Faried, Isaiah Thomas, and the best from this year's NBA ...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Kenneth Faried has been "dunkin' since a young'n," but he needs to challenge outside shots better.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  13. NBA Rookie Rankings with Iman Shumpert, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    With Ricky Rubio and Kyrie Irving injured, other players rise to the top.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  14. What's Different About Kevin Love?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Kevin Love has had a fantastic season, averaging 26.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. But for the month of March alone, over a 16-game span, he averaged 30.7 PPG and 13.9 RPG on 46.4 percent shooting, including 44.9 percent shooting from the 3-poi...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  15. Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, and the rest of this week's top NBA ...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Isaiah Thomas keeps moving up the list.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  16. A Look at Oklahoma City's Late-Game Struggles

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are a very good offensive team — so good, actually, that they average 107.5 points per 100 possessions, the best offensive efficiency in the league. Despite their overall success, the Thunder struggle in one specific a...

    Blog | March 28, 2012