Basketball Intelligence For 12/29/23
Today's Best NBA Reporting And Analysis
Wemby-Scoot II and a Glimpse Into the Future of the NBA
Sean Highkin, Rose Garden Report
Wembanyama? There aren’t enough superlatives for the first in-person look at what that’s going to be.
The final stat line—30 points on 9-of-14 shooting, six rebounds, six assists and seven blocks in only 24 minutes—doesn’t fully capture it.
The Blazers and Spurs are both in the beginning stages of their rebuilds. Portland’s roster is much further along, much more competitive on a night-to-night basis and makes much more sense than San Antonio’s does. But they don’t have Wembanyama.
All the breathless hype that’s built up around this kid over the past two years undersells what seeing it in person is like. This is the future.
NBA Christmas Best Sets
Gibson Pyper, Half Court Hoops
Does the NBA Have a Free Throw Problem?
Zach Kram, The Ringer
According to Steve Kerr, NBA basketball is turning into a “parade” to the foul line. We dug into the data to see whether he has a point
3 points: Ja Morant is back, the Bulls are alright and the Bucks need to be better
Yaron Weitzman, Fox Sports
Kevin Durant, Devin Booker talk Suns’ struggles; 1-on-1 with Pacers’ Bruce Brown
Kelly Iko, The Athletic
NBA Power Rankings entering 2024: New Year's resolutions for every team
Scott Rafferty/Gilbert McGregor/Stephen Noh, Sporting News
NBA game notes for games that were played on December 28
Justin Kubatko, Statitudes
Aesthetics vs Analytics: The battle of style vs substance
Brian McCormick, Hard2Guard
Production vs Potential
Tyler Metcalf, No Ceilings
So much of the NBA draft is betting on the unknown. It's an inexact science that is ruled by what a player could become. Eventually, though, that potential must manifest into production
NBA Teams Need to Change How They Make Their Draft Boards
Steven Bagell, The Lead
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