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  1. Why is Kobe Bryant so inefficient?

    Ryan Feldman

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is having one of the most inefficient seasons for a high-volume shooter in NBA history. He's on pace for the worst field goal percentage (37.2 percent) by a player averaging at least 20 field goal attempts per...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Lin struggling to create own shot

    Ryan Feldman

    Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesJeremy Lin is scoreless on 14 isolation plays this season.Did Jeremy Lin make a mistake by leaving the New York Knicks and signing with the Houston Rockets? We're only seven games into the season and Lin is still adjust...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  13. Rubio breaks down Sixers defense

    Ryan Feldman

    US Presswire Ricky Rubio was able to find a variety of ways to score against the NBA's top-ranked defense Sunday. The Philadelphia 76ers are the best defensive team in the NBA this season, but fell short of that distinction against Ricky Rubio and ...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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