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  • thead
    started a topic Good Reads - Long Form Articles

    Good Reads - Long Form Articles

    I thought I would add this here as place to dump longer form articles that people read that are interesting. If you want to discuss the articles just create a separate thread. I want to keep this as clean as possible so people can just scroll through and click the links they want.

    So try to stick to a brief description and the link itself.
    Last edited by thead; Wed Jun 24th, 2015, 10:48 AM.

  • Bendit
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    The linked piece is about Brogdon, Bucks, Milwaukee and Giannis A. The timeline was around March '19 so pre the Brogdon trade. Apart from learning more about Brogdon and his off court activities, it also speaks to the culture of Milwaukee city ... also surprising. The Bucks will miss Brogdon in more ways than his play.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ukee-bucks-nba

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  • KeonClark
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    3inthekeon wrote: View Post
    Don't know if anyone but me and the other Keon are interested, but here is Part 2 of the 98-99 lockout, with Charles slapping Charles, back-to-back-to-backs, Pops almost getting canned and Spurs "interns" helping win the 'ship.

    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/2...ew-york-knicks
    Thanks just saw this. Keon to 'keon respect

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  • 3inthekeon
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    Don't know if anyone but me and the other Keon are interested, but here is Part 2 of the 98-99 lockout, with Charles slapping Charles, back-to-back-to-backs, Pops almost getting canned and Spurs "interns" helping win the 'ship.

    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/2...ew-york-knicks

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  • 3inthekeon
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    Some terrific journalism from ESPN on Tim Donaghy betting on NBA games. Despite the league finding little evidence Donaghy actually fixed games, or more accurately fixed the over-under spreads, it's rather obvious the league did their best to sweep it under the rug.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...-fix-nba-games

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  • 3inthekeon
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    Keon Clark posted this somewhere earlier. It's a long read, just finished it last night, but it is a fascinating look at the 98-99 lockout from the viewpoints of many the people involved.

    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/2...n-oral-history

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  • 3inthekeon
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    JimiCliff wrote: View Post
    One great quote:
    And Poeltl sadly summing up the old offence.

    "We were working so hard," says Jakob Poeltl, Toronto's precocious backup center, "for not very good shots."

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  • JimiCliff
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    Another:
    He is delightfully adamant about the playoff utility of a full bench. "I'm still looking for the manual that says you have to play eight guys," Casey says. "Until someone shows me otherwise, we gotta be who we are."

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  • JimiCliff
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    3inthekeon wrote: View Post
    ESPN with a delve into the new Raptors courtesy of Zach Lowe.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...to-raptors-nba
    One great quote:

    "This offense," Valanciunas says, "has made my life better."

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  • 3inthekeon
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    ESPN with a delve into the new Raptors courtesy of Zach Lowe.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...to-raptors-nba

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  • 3inthekeon
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    Putting this here so it doesn't get lost, but an extremely positive analysis of our our new offence and the path forward from an outside observer.

    https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/11/2...ense-thriving/

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  • Bendit
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    A piece on Stephen Curry...a bit of fluff but also some interesting aspects incl. his Under Armor experience.

    http://www.gq.com/story/stephen-curry-the-happy-warrior

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  • 3inthekeon
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    There is a new Ben Falk website recommended by Zach Lowe:
    Very excited to see this project up and running. Follow this man, and learn stuff.
    Very apropos that one of Falks first posts is an in-depth breakdown of the Bucks defensive system. Lowe is right, excellent read.

    https://cleaningtheglass.com/do-the-bucks-stop-here/

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  • DanH
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    3inthekeon wrote: View Post
    There was a back and forth argument between Vantage Sports and Nylon Calculus a year or 2 ago about the Defended FG% stat at NBA.com. Now one of the Vantage guys is working at Nylon Calculus and posted this study, concluding any of the stats outside 6 ft are pretty well useless.



    http://fansided.com/2017/01/12/nylon...trics-actions/
    I can't see their study with at-the-rim shots from work, but whenever I've looked at it myself, I've gotten pretty much complete noise as well. Even those <6 feet plots show pretty rough correlations. I've basically lost any faith in DFG% as a metric that describes a skill. It's an outcome, but mostly driven by luck/variance with only a few exceptions at each end of the scale.

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  • 3inthekeon
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    There was a back and forth argument between Vantage Sports and Nylon Calculus a year or 2 ago about the Defended FG% stat at NBA.com. Now one of the Vantage guys is working at Nylon Calculus and posted this study, concluding any of the stats outside 6 ft are pretty well useless.

    So this leaves us about where we started. Defense is hard to measure and the best approach uses multiple statistics and considers the context in which the players is used. However, most of the player tracking Defended FG% statistics should be left out of the toolbox of defensive evaluation. Unless you’re looking at shots around the basket, the statistics don’t show any stability year-to-year and so it’s hard to tease out the signal from the noise.
    http://fansided.com/2017/01/12/nylon...trics-actions/

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