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DeMar DeRozan Drops 40: Thoughts on the NBA for 1/23/14

  DeMar DeRozan dropped 40 points last night, and Drake is wit’ it and ’bout it. The 40 spot was a career-high for DeRozan and helped the Raptors to a win over the Mavericks. Just as impressive as the point… Continue Reading

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Steep Grade Ahead: Coaches, Players and the Folly of Summative Assessment

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Grades. Basketball fans love to give them. We like to grade trades and drafts and a team’s offseason moves and the first half of a coach’s season and players after a game based on their contributions. We tick off the… Continue Reading

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NBA Trade Rumors: Andrea Bargnani now likely to stay with the Toronto Raptors?

Since Bargnani’s role has has now been deemed “changed,” it’s looking more and more likely that he’s going to stay with the Toronto Raptors past the deadline and potentially through next season. With the Raps apparently wiping the Carlos Boozer-for-Bargnani deal off the… Continue Reading

NBA Power Rankings: 1/3/11

Ladies and gentlemen, another week of NBA action is upon us, which means more power rankings! And now that the new year is here, it’s time for some teams to make their move if they want to be contenders come… Continue Reading

Expectation Series: Part 1 (Most Disappointing Teams)

Over the next four days, I’ll be writing on what I call my Expectation Series — a four-part set of rankings for the following: most disappointing teams, most surprising teams, most disappointing players, and most surprising players. The playoffs are arriving,… Continue Reading