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  1. NBA Awards Watch

    The NBA Awards Watch is a constantly updated list of potential candidates for the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Player of the Week: Defense and Improved....

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  2. The stats behind the ESPY candidates

    Andrew Davis

    Adam Pretty/Getty ImagesThis is what they hope to win.With the ESPY Awards almost upon us, let's take a look at three of the top categories to provide statistical insight into who may walk away with the trophy as Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlet...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. Melo Ball goes back to the future

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    There was a time when it didn't look as if Carmelo Anthony would be so sought after at age 30. When he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks in February 2011, he was the bane of the advanced-stats community, his reputation sliced ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. Top stats to know: NBA Draft reaction

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Getty ImagesAndrew Wiggins (center), Dante Exum (left) and Julius Randle all found NBA homes Thursday night. After Andrew Wiggins joined Anthony Bennett in Cleveland (both the only Canadian-born players to be drafted first overall), the 2014 NBA Dra...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. 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
  6. NBA Draft: Top comparables for top picks

    Jungkyu Lee

    Even without the consensus top-3 prospects participating, the 2014 NBA Combine produced plenty of drama and record-breaking performances. As the NBA Draft nears, ESPN Stats & Information looks at which current NBA players this year's prospects...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. What to expect from top-10 in NBA Draft

    Ken Woolums, ESPN Stats & Info

    Lofty expectations from ownership make the NBA Draft a high-stakes affair for general managers and coaches. The perceived wrong move can doom the job of the guy who makes the final decision. What can teams rightly expect to get with the top pick ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  8. NBA Draft: Specialists can be found late

    Jungkyu Lee

    The 2014 NBA Draft has been touted as one of the best in years. However, just like every year, there are prospects who are projected to go late first round or second round as specialists. We highlight a few players who may fit this category. Glenn...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Fixing weaknesses for 7 teams in draft

    Jungkyu Lee

    Cleveland Cavaliers - Post presence According to Synergy Sports Technology, the Cavaliers averaged 6.0 post-up points per game last season, 26th in the league. On the defensive end, they ranked second-to-last in blocks per game. Best fit - Jabari...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Why Cavs should pick Jabari Parker

    Ryan M. Grace, ESPN Stats & Information

    US PresswireJoel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are expected to be early picks in the 2014 NBA Draft.By jumping from the ninth spot to first in the NBA Draft Lottery, the Cavaliers expect to get a better player who makes a long-term impact....

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  14. 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
  15. What's ahead for the Heat

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/MCT/Getty ImagesThe Miami Heat lost in the NBA Finals this season, and might have a whole new look next year.Not long after the buzzer sounded to end Game 5 of the NBA Finals and the 2013-14 NBA season, the talk turned t...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  16. Spurs historically dominant in 2014 Finals

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Spurs became the fifth NBA franchise to win at least five championships.The San Antonio Spurs ended the Miami Heat's run at a historic threepeat, and also made a little bit of a history of their own en route to a fifth...

    Blog | June 16, 2014