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Channing Frye and the Magical Buffet of Goodness

Mar 24, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye (8) reacts in front of Atlanta Hawks center Pero Antic (6) after hitting a three point shot during the second half at Philips Arena. The Suns defeated the Hawks 102-95. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Channing Frye agreed to a 4-year, $32 million contract with the Orlando Magic today. Here’s why it’s not a bad thing to fall in love with Oladipo, Payton, Gordon, Channing and friends. Continue Reading

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The Sampling Period

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There comes a time in every person’s life where multiple paths are laid out and must be narrowed to one. For some, the traditional path is the one most obviously trodden; others may find themselves, as Robert Frost once did, on a road not taken.

In the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference panel “10,000 Hours vs. The Sports Gene,” authors Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein debated myriad ways in which an athlete transitions from who they can be to the athlete they were meant to be. Continue Reading