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Every Play Counts column archives.


February 5, 2010

Every Play Counts: Monta Ellis

by Kevin Pelton

Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson has used Monta Ellis for heavy minutes this season, producing impressive per-game averages but dismal efficiency numbers. The tape helps shed light on how the usage pattern has affected Ellis' game.

November 3, 2009

Every Play Counts: Brandon Jennings

by Kevin Pelton

Milwaukee's rookie point guard, who opted for Italy over NCAA hoops, has turned heads in his first two NBA games. Here's how Jennings has done it.

October 30, 2009

Every Play Counts: Tyreke Evans

by Kevin Pelton

Sacramento's rookie point guard is considered a top contender for Rookie of the Year. His NBA debut goes under the Every Play Counts microscope.

June 9, 2009

Every Play Counts: Defending the Pick-and-Roll

by Kevin Pelton

As we saw late in Game Two, the Lakers' success defending the Magic's bread-and-butter play is a credit to one man's effort.

April 10, 2009

Every Play Counts: All-Defensive Teams

by Kevin Pelton

Combining performance analysis and skills analysis to honor the best defenders in the NBA.

April 9, 2009

Every Play Counts: The Cavaliers' Defense

by Kevin Pelton

Mike Brown's crew has gotten praise for its improvement at the offensive end, but it remains a defensive team at heart.

April 3, 2009

Every Play Counts: Blake Griffin

by Kevin Pelton

Upon closer inspection, the putative first pick in the NBA draft needs to work on his defense.

March 17, 2009

Every Play Counts: Tyler Hansbrough

by Kevin Pelton

The 2008 Player of the Year won't be so honored in 2009, but he still brings many skills to the table.

March 16, 2009

Every Play Counts: James Harden

by Kevin Pelton

Arizona State's All-American guard goes under the microscope as we profile a couple of college stars this week in advance of the NCAA tournament.

February 11, 2009

Every Play Counts: Amar'e Stoudemire

by Kevin Pelton

Perhaps the most attractive player potentially available at the trade deadline, the Suns' power forward has been criticized for his performance this season.

January 21, 2009

Every Play Counts: Shawn Marion

by Kevin Pelton

The Heat forward has been the subject of many trade rumors, as well as speculation as to why his statistics have fallen off since being dealt to Miami.

December 1, 2008

Every Play Counts: Greg Oden

by Kevin Pelton

The Blazers' rookie is coming around after a slow start, becoming a dominant force on the boards and a strong finisher. There are, however, issues he'll need to address to reach his full potential.

November 12, 2008

Every Play Counts: Ron Artest

by Kevin Pelton

The Rockets have been working hard to integrate their new defensive stopper amidst a series of early-season injuries. Here's how it all looked on one night in Portland.

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