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May 9, 2012

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: Closing Out

by Dan Feldman

The Indiana Pacers lived up to expectations and finished off the Orlando Magic with relative ease back home for Game Five, pulling away in the fourth quarter behind Darren Collison's star turn.

May 8, 2012

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: Shrinking Big Men

by Dan Feldman

The Memphis Grizzlies did not get the kind of dominant production they need from their starting frontcourt of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, dooming them in an overtime loss that gave the Los Angeles Clippers control of their series.

May 4, 2012

Playoff Prospectus: Rested and Ready

by Dan Feldman

The Miami Heat survived with LeBron James in foul trouble during the third quarter, and when he returned, a fresh James helped Miami pull away from a New York team that struggled to score without Amar'e Stoudemire.

May 3, 2012

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: Evening the Score

by Dan Feldman

The Memphis Grizzlies avoided the nightmare scenario of another L.A. Clippers comeback by overcoming the Clippers' hot shooting with their dominance in the paint.

May 1, 2012

Playoff Prospectus: Puncher's Chance

by Dan Feldman

Over the first two games of their series, the Miami Heat have beat the New York Knicks in both an up-tempo game and a half-court style, leaving the Knicks searching for answers as the series shifts to MSG.

April 25, 2012

Lottery Odds: April 25

by Dan Feldman

Using our simulation of the rest of the season to get an updated look at where teams are likely to pick in the upcoming NBA Draft after the Draft Lottery.

April 13, 2012

Premium Article Trading Places: Bucks and Knicks Switch Identities

by Dan Feldman

The battle between the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks for one of the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference pits an offensive-minded team against one winning with defense, but those labels have swapped since last season.

March 14, 2012

Premium Article Trades Worth Making: Five Ideas

by Dan Feldman

On the eve of the trade deadline, Dan comes up with five trades he thinks could help both (or sometimes all four) teams.

March 1, 2012

Goaltending: By the Numbers

by Dan Feldman

Dan Feldman goes to the play-by-play to figure out which players goaltend most frequently. As you might guess, the leader is the same player who drew guffaws with his recent goaltend.

February 21, 2012

Popular Target: Westbrook's Dishes to Durant

by Dan Feldman

While Russell Westbrook doesn't accumulate many assists for a point guard, he does frequently set up teammate Kevin Durant. Maybe that's why Durant isn't buying the notion that he and Westbrook can't coexist.

February 17, 2012

Premium Article Most Tradeable: Players Teams Should Look to Move

by Dan Feldman

Using statistical analysis and charts, a look at the five players teams should be looking to shop the hardest as the trade deadline approaches.

February 3, 2012

Premium Article Defending the Three: Meaningful Stat?

by Dan Feldman

Alvin Gentry doesn't believe in three-point defense, at least as measured by opponents' three-point percentage. What do the numbers have to say?

December 15, 2011

Transaction Analysis: Paul to the Clippers

by Dan Feldman

The Los Angeles Clippers gave up a ransom to bring Chris Paul to L.A. Was it worth it for the Clippers? And what can the Hornets make of new star guard Eric Gordon?

December 9, 2011

Premium Article Bouncing Back: Tayshaun Prince's Value

by Dan Feldman

Tayshaun Prince has declined in value each of the last four seasons. Based on that, can we expect enough of a bounce back to justify the $7 million a year the Detroit Pistons are expected to pay him?

December 7, 2011

Premium Article Awards Parity: Does It Exist?

by Dan Feldman

Taking a look at which teams have been most over and underrepresented by the results of the NBA's individual end-of-season awards.

October 31, 2011

Ranking Rookies: Past Performance vs. #NBARank

by Dan Feldman

ESPN recently finished ranking all 500 players in the NBA. Beckley Mason of Hoopspeak argued rookies were underrated. Dan Feldman takes a look at the numbers to evaluate that claim.

October 11, 2011

Logos Through the Years: Best and Worst

by Dan Feldman

Inspired by a recent OrlandoMagic.com, Dan ranks the best and worst of NBA logos through the years--and shows why that might matter more than you think.

August 12, 2011

Premium Article A Graphical Look: Turnovers

by Dan Feldman

Plotting how teams and players performed in terms of taking care of the basketball (or not) last season.

August 5, 2011

Premium Article A Southern League: Where NBA Players are Produced

by Dan Feldman

Taking a look at where American NBA players come from in graphical form shows the dominance of the Southern part of the United States.

July 18, 2011

Premium Article Historical Luck: How NBA Teams Rank

by Dan Feldman

When it comes to exceeding or underperforming their point differential, which NBA teams have had the best luck and which ought not head to Las Vegas?

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