efficiency

wnba

Nneka Ogwumike is the Most Efficient Shooter Ever in Professional Basketball

Nneka Ogwumike finished the WNBA regular season with a true shooting percentage of 73.7 percent, which is absurd.
Howard Megdal
9.19.16
reel talk

The Triumph of LeBron and a Moment with the NBA's Head of Security: Corbin Smith's Review of Online Highlights

An in-depth look at LeBron's seamless, vicious, near-perfect performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and a speculative visit with Jerome Pickett.
Corbin Smith
5.18.16
nba

Watching The Houston Rockets, A Team In Shambles

Last year, the Rockets were annoying but undeniable. This year, their brand of ultra-efficient basketball has collapsed. What's left is odd, but much more human.
Robert O'Connell
3.22.16
reel talk

Reel Talk: Corbin Smith's Review of Online Basketball Highlights Pertaining to Steph Curry

The NBA belongs to Stephen Curry at the moment, and rightfully so. But this does not mean we can't bellyache about it, and praise the divine Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
Corbin Smith
3.2.16
Daytona 500

Louder, Faster, Completely in Control: Three Days at Daytona

Navigating the crowds, the hierarchies, and just the immense size of the Speedway while the Daytona 500 roared around the track.
Jules Bentley
2.23.16
weak in review

David Roth's Weak in Review: On to the Next One

After two weeks that saw precious little in the way of sports and entirely too much bad-faith noise, any green shoot will do. So yeah, bring on Spring Training.
David Roth
2.19.16
nba

Uncertainty Carries The Day At The NBA Trade Deadline

Moves got made, but the NBA's uneventful, anticlimactic trade deadline made clear that teams still don't know how they'll handle the coming salary cap boom.
Blake Murphy
2.19.16
nba

The Houston Rockets Might Really Be This Mediocre

Houston has figured out an efficient and effective way to play on offense, but they let opponents play the same way. The results have been maddeningly meh.
​Jared Dubin
2.1.16
unnecessary reforms

Who Wants The NBA Playoffs To Be More Reasonable?

The movement to reform the NBA playoffs might make for a more fair and reasonable postseason set-up. But what NBA fan really wants the playoffs to make more sense?
Colin McGowan
3.19.15
irritants

What's Really Annoying About The Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have embraced their role as the NBA's most data-driven and opportunistic heels. It's working for them, but it's not much fun for anyone else.
Patrick Redford
2.10.15
hot aesthetic takes

Death to Efficiency, or Against James Harden

James Harden is very good at basketball, but that doesn't mean you have to appreciate the way he plays.
Robert O'Connell
1.9.15