Basketball Intelligence for 4/12/2023
The Day's Best NBA Reporting And Analysis
Who takes home the hardware for the MVP, ROY and DPOY awards?
Zach Lowe, ESPN+
From Mizzou to the NBA: How Quin Snyder’s first college staff changed basketball
Alex Schiffer, The Athletic
Jeff and Stan Van Gundy’s Long, Strange Journey to Your TV Screen
Steve Rushin, Sports Illustrated
An NBA ref told Stan: “During games you [were] a wack job as a coach, and as an announcer you’re completely rational. And your brother, as a coach, was completely reasonable but as an announcer is a complete wack job.”
5 Players Ready to Shine in Their First NBA Playoffs
Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report
ATL 116, MIA 105
Jared Dubin, Last Night, In Basketball
John Hollinger made an interesting point during the game, noting that the team with more offensive rebounds usually loses. With an offensive rebound rate above 40%, though, teams this season went 28-18. It was 20-14 last season and 10-6 the season before. That tells us both that teams have been pretty consistently winning more often than they lose (0.604 winning percentage) when dominating offensive rebounds to that degree, and that those games have been happening more often.