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NBA Blind Comparisons: Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a continuation of comparing players using Per 100 stats, Advanced stats, and Situations around these players. Oftentimes I’m trying to portray an underrated or overrated player.    Comparison 1Player A: Per 100: 33.4 points (50.8 FG%, 41.8 3P%, 80.8 FT%, 62.3 TS%), 0.4 ScoreVal, 8.3 assists, 10.7 Box Creation, 6.5 Passer Rating, 0.7 PlayVal, 4.3 turnovers, 6.7 rebounds (0.8 ORB, 5.9 DRB, 1.6 contested rebounds), 2.7 deflections, 1.1 steals, 0.9 blocksAdvanced: +2.4 RAPTOR (+3.7 OFF, -1.3 DEF), +2.9 EPM (+3.3 OFF, -0.4 DEF), +0.11 LEBRON (+1.52 OFF, -1.4 DEF), +0.86 RPM (+0.92 OFF,...

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Top 5 Offensive Players In The NBA

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe game of basketball has been changing since 1949 when the NBA was created and is continuing to evolve. The offensive playstyle today compared to how the game was played in the 1990s is completely different due to the growing use of the three-point shot. The incorporation of this shot has led players like Steph Curry and Damian Lillard to create insane plays that have gone down in history. The offensive aspect has grown tremendously in the past few years, which makes it harder to decipher who the best offensive player is. In this past season...

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NBA Awards: Who Should Have Won

Reading Time: 3 minutes After another season of Basketball, there is more debate on who should have won each award. That being said, here is my opinion on who should have won each award. MVP: Nikola Jokic – Jokic combines scoring volume and efficiency with some of the best playmaking in the league. Jokic led the league in pretty much every advanced stat, and he played every game. He led in “+/-” stats and “Wins Provided.” To put it simply, Jokic was the most valuable player in the league. Per 100: 37.7 points (56.6 FG%, 38.8 3P%, 86.8 FT%,...

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Who is the NBA’s Best Player?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ah yes, the age-old question. One that has had a solid variety of answers over the course of the past few months. But, questions need answers. That is what I will be doing today. Who is the best NBA player, right now?The CandidatesStephen Curry – 32.0 PPG, 5.8 APG, 5.0 RPG, 65.5 TS%LeBron James – 25.0 PPG, 7.8 APG, 7.7 RPG, 60.2 TS%Kevin Durant – 26.9 PPG, 5.6 APG, 7.1 RPG, 66.6 TS%Kawhi Leonard – 24.8 PPG 5.2 APG, 6.5 RPG, 62.2 TS%How It Will WorkI will make the case for each player to be...

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Scottie Barnes’ Incredible Two-Way Potential

Reading Time: 2 minutesScottie Barnes is considered one of the safest prospects in the NBA Draft after his efficient year coming off the bench at Florida State. But, what really draws teams to Scottie Barnes? 1. Body and Athleticism – 6’9″, 227 lbs, 7’2″ Wingspan Similar to Jonathan Kuminga, Scottie Barnes is built like an NBA veteran. He has a solid body and uses it to bully smaller defenders. This also comes in handy when driving as he does not get pushed easily. He is also long, giving him an advantage over many defenders. He also has big hands...

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