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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

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Saving the Skyhook Podcast #8

Last night myself and staff writer Sam Kuperman ran the two man game for Saving the Skyhook Podcast #8. We kicked off the show discussing the Raymond Felton drama, then moved on to potential destinations for buyout candidates such as… Continue Reading

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Saving the Skyhook Podcast #7

The usual crew wasn’t able to make it last night, so I scrounged up some special guests to join the show. With me last night were Sean Highkin (@highkin) of USA Today and Eric Buenning (@ericbuenning) of SB Nation’s Brew… Continue Reading

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Sixers Trade Spencer Hawes to Cavs For Two Second-Round Picks

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded big man Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for two second-round draft picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The move allows the rebuilding Sixers to stockpile draft picks while giving the… Continue Reading

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NBA Power Rankings Part One

30: Milwaukee Bucks Did I actually once say that Bucks forward Khris Middleton was a poor man’s Kevin Durant? Unfortunately I did. That was when Middleton was at Texas A&M though, so does it really count? It does? Damn it!… Continue Reading