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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

One Round to Rule Them All

When the lineup for this year’s Slam Dunk Contest was announced, there was nothing but crickets coming from casual basketball fans. No Blake Griffin? No LeBron James? More dedicated followers of the NBA were maybe less surprised. Defending your dunk… Continue Reading

Some Quick Notes on the Draft

On the eve of the Draft, trade talks and prospect related discussions continue to heat up. Here are some of the most recent rumors to keep your eye on: Jonas Valanciunas has a buyout in place; however that agreement will… Continue Reading