Should Team USA or Spain Be the FIBA Favorites?

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With the loss of Paul George and Kevin Durant recently and superstars Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and others deciding to sit this one out, it’s going to be a lot tougher for Team USA this time out. Should they be the favorites? I’m not so sure and here is what NumberFire had to say on the matter: Where were you … Read More

Using Real Plus-Minus to Project Lineups for the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Some very interesting metrics from NumberFire to project the most effective line-ups for Kyrie Irvings Cavaliers next season:   Everyone that even remotely follows basketball has a strong opinion about the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. There’s a ton of unknown variables – LeBron James’ new “Big 3” is comprised of two players who haven’t played a truly meaningful game in … Read More

Is There a Good Basketball Reason for Team USA to Pick Mason Plumlee Over DeMarcus Cousins?

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There have been many differing opinions on whether Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets is a better fit for the US National team than DeMarcus Cousins, after watching the abbreviated scrimmage I tend to think Mason wins out because he runs the floor while Cousins tends to take plays off and also the fact Mason does not take bad shots. … Read More

The NBA is Overflowing With Young Point Guards, Perhaps Like We’ve Never Seen Before Including Kyrie Irving

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It’s a golden age of point guards in the NBA currently, with Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, John Wall and the like the position is experiencing a rebirth. Here is an article from the folks at NumberFire that discusses just that: The NBA is absolutely loaded at point guard. Earlier this week, I looked at how difficult Coach K’s cuts at … Read More