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March 15, 2011

The Clipboard: The Bucks Stop There

by Sebastian Pruiti

A maddening tendency to settle for jumpers has contributed to Milwaukee's status as the NBA's worst offensive team.

March 11, 2011

The Clipboard: Lakers' Pick-and-Roll D

by Sebastian Pruiti

The Los Angeles Lakers have adjusted how they use Andrew Bynum to defend pick-and-rolls. Our video analyst thinks the change could make a big difference against San Antonio in the playoffs.

March 8, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Post-trade Knicks Getting Stops

by Sebastian Pruiti

Even ardent supporters of New York's acquisition of Carmelo Anthony acknowledged that he wouldn't help much on the defensive end. Guess what? So far, the Knicks' revamped roster is actually defending better since the deal.

March 1, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: How Mike D'Antoni Can Make the Melo-Amar'e Combo Work

by Sebastian Pruiti

With a few tweaks, the Knicks may be able to capitalize on their new high-scoring combo that, at first glance, doesn't seem like a great fit.

February 22, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Augustin Owns the Pick-and-Roll

by Sebastian Pruiti

Raymond Felton got the headlines early, but his replacement with the Charlotte Bobcats has come on strong recently thanks to his ability to beat opponents multiple ways off the pick-and-roll.

February 18, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Jazz Lack Pizzazz on the Boards

by Sebastian Pruiti

A big part of Utah's decline this season has been a poor showing on the defensive glass. Sebastian uses video, images and good, old-fashioned text to explain why this has happened.

February 15, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Baby is Big Enough

by Sebastian Pruiti

Despite going against taller defenders on a nightly basis, Boston's Glen Davis has become a master of finishing at the rim.

February 11, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Sloan's Xs and Os

by Sebastian Pruiti

A tribute to Jerry Sloan after his sudden resignation takes a look at the long-time Jazz coach's most effective plays coming out of timeouts.

February 8, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Nets' Morrow Adds to His Arsenal

by Sebastian Pruiti

Improvement in his mid-range game has made New Jersey's Anthony Morrow a more complete offensive player.

February 4, 2011

The Clipboard: Mavericks Thrive in the Zone

by Sebastian Pruiti

Zone defense is generally considered to be a desperation option for weak-defending teams, but Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has successfully made the zone a primary part of his defensive arsenal.

February 1, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Mike Miller's Rebounding

by Sebastian Pruiti

Even while Mike Miller searches for his vaunted perimeter shot, Miami's unique combination of talent has allowed him to become a factor on the offensive glass.

January 28, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Utah's Declining D

by Sebastian Pruiti

The Jazz's rough patch of recent play can largely be traced to the defensive end and in particular poor help defense.

January 25, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Evans Regresses

by Sebastian Pruiti

An over-reliance on an inconsistent jumper has undermined the efficiency of Sacramento's Tyreke Evans.

January 21, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Team Thibs

by Sebastian Pruiti

In his first season as an NBA head coach, Tom Thibodeau’s philosophies on pick-and-roll defense has the Bulls on top of the league’s defensive rankings.

January 18, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: How does Kevin Love do it?

by Sebastian Pruiti

Minnesota's beast of the boards isn't the tallest or most athletic player in the NBA, but few are better at employing the tricks of the rebounding trade.

January 14, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Cleveland D Getting Beaten Three at a Time

by Sebastian Pruiti

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been historically poor at defending the three-point line this season. Sebastian checks the video to figure out what they're doing wrong.

January 11, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Bosh's Post Defense

by Sebastian Pruiti

Chris Bosh no longer has to guard centers now that he's in Miami and it's resulted in a much stronger defensive showing.

January 7, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: No D in Oklahoma City

by Sebastian Pruiti

A sound defense helped carry the Oklahoma City Thunder to last year's playoffs, but a check of the video shows the Thunder is no longer executing defensively against isolations and spot-up shots.

January 4, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Chandler's Changes

by Sebastian Pruiti

Some subtle refinements to his game and some higher-quality teammates have led to a breakout campaign for New York's Wilson Chandler.

December 31, 2010

Premium Article The Clipboard: How Pop Polished San Antonio's Steady System

by Sebastian Pruiti

After churning out the same sets for over a decade with a great deal of success, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich installed a new offensive system this year and the results have been amazing.

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