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  1. 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
  2. NBA Draft: Vonleh, Randle or Gordon?

    Ryan Feldman

    Perhaps the tightest positional race near the top of the NBA Draft this year is among the power forwards - Indiana's Noah Vonleh, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Arizona's Aaron Gordon. OVERALL PRODUCTION Coming into the draft process, Randle was hi...

    Blog | June 22, 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. Should Lakers trade lottery pick for Love?

    Ryan Feldman

    Tom Dahlin/NBAE/Getty ImagesHow would Kevin Love look in Lakers purple and gold next season? Kevin Love reportedly made it clear to the Minnesota Timberwolves that he intends to become an unrestricted free agent next year and doesn't want a contract...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Top stats to know: UConn vs. Kentucky

    Ryan Feldman

    The seven-seed Connecticut Huskies and eight-seed Kentucky Wildcats are set to meet in the men's basketball National Championship Monday. It's the highest combined seeds ever in a National Championship. UConn is trying to become the first seven s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Why Louisville & MSU should be No. 1 seeds

    Ryan Feldman

    It seems clear that Arizona, Florida and Wichita State will receive No. 1 seeds. But which team should be the 4th No. 1 seed? LOUISVILLE Are choosing No. 1 seeds about who the best four teams are? Or are they about selecting the best 4 resumes u...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  10. BPI Talk: Projecting championship week

    Ryan Feldman

    Championship Week can be unpredictable as teams try to improve their NCAA tournament resumes, whether it's to vie for a No. 1 seed or just to get into the field. ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI) measures how well each team performs based on gam...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  11. BPI Talk: Virginia should be No. 1 seed

    Ryan Feldman

    The Virginia Cavaliers are perhaps the hottest team in college basketball right now and are worthy of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. With their win over Syracuse on Saturday, the Cavaliers entered the top five in the Associated Press poll. ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. BPI Talk: Could UNC win it all?

    Ryan Feldman

    Is it possible that the North Carolina Tar Heels could win the national championship? The Tar Heels have the best BPI since Feb. 1. In each of the previous two seasons, the team with the best BPI between Feb. 1 and Selection Sunday went on to win ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  13. How Duke can beat the Syracuse zone

    Ryan Feldman

    When Duke and Syracuse met on Feb. 1, Duke's offensive efficiency was the highest of any team against Syracuse this season. Despite the overtime loss, the Blue Devils executed exceptionally well against the Syracuse 2-3 zone. How did Duke exec...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  14. Why Duke & North Carolina have improved

    Ryan Feldman

    Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesRoy Williams (left) and Mike Krzyzewski (right) have their teams playing well in recent weeks. North Carolina and Duke come into Thursday's matchup as two of the hottest teams in college basketball. Since January 21 (the...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  15. BPI Talk: Why Florida is the best team

    Ryan Feldman

    Which team is the best team in college basketball? And how do we really measure that? Syracuse is No. 1 in the AP Poll, but that is based on the subjective votes of media members. Arizona is No. 1 in BPI and KenPom, and Kansas is No. 1 in RPI....

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. McAdoo and Paige lead UNC hot streak

    Ryan Feldman

    Duke and North Carolina enter Wednesday's matchup as two of the hottest teams in college basketball. Since January 21 (the last three weeks), Duke and North Carolina are No. 1 and No.2, respectively, in BPI. Best BPI Since Jan. 21 Duk...

    Blog | February 12, 2014