The 15-Footer 11/25/15: NBA’s big pre-Thanksgiving slate


There is no NBA action on Thanksgiving Day, so most of the league plays on the Wednesday beforehand. Zach Lowe and Shane Battier talked about how it’s neat that the NFL has Thanksgiving and the NBA has Christmas. I do enjoy… Continue Reading


Portraits of Empty Minds


Last week I diagnosed at length the mental and mechanical flaws of some of the NBA’s most infamous free throw shots—specifically those of Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan, and Dwight Howard. I compared their anxious, twitchy missteps to the smooth, elegant shooting forms of legendary in-game shooter Kyle Korver and legendary out-of-game shooter Tom Amberry (the one-time world record holder for consecutive free throws made, a tally that reaches into the thousands). Continue Reading


Atlanta Hawks: A roster ripe with turnover

“New-look” would be an understatement when describing the Atlanta Hawks roster for the upcoming season. Of the 13 players currently under contract, only 4 players were on last seasons team. Josh Smith, Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Zaza Pachulia all… Continue Reading