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  1. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Is Stephen Curry the MVP of the playoffs?

    Ryan Feldman

    John Leyba/The Denver Post/Getty ImagesStephen Curry helped the Warriors win a playoff series for the second time in the last 22 years.When David Lee tore his right hip flexor in Game 1, many thought it would be an uphill battle for the Golden State ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  16. Has Kobe ever been better than right now?

    Ryan Feldman

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty ImagesKobe Bryant has scored a combined 78 points in his last two games. Since a Sports Illustrated article was published on Thursday in which Kobe Bryant guaranteed that the Los Angeles Lakers will make the playoffs, Kobe has ...

    Blog | February 24, 2013