Double Pick-and-Roll Pays Off

Last night was a momentous one for pick-and-roll nerds. (All three of us) Another double P&R. All 4 teams tonight. — Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) May 1, 2013 At 1:07 AM Eastern, the Clippers became the fourth out of the four teams playing to run a double pick-and-roll. I counted six times this … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers embody many different identities. They're an explosive bunch -- often specified by the popular moniker, Lob City -- that ironically thrives when the pace is slowed down. They were a surefire threat in December, going 16-0 and compiling a 17-game winning streak that somehow … [Read more...]

The Key To John Wall’s Developement Lies In His Pick And Roll Game

John Wall is back on the court after a stress reaction in his knee kept him out for the early part of the season. It's clear that he is one of the best young point guards in the game, but there are questions as to whether he can be a franchise cornerstone for the Wizards. He struggled a bit last … [Read more...]

Chris Paul Will Take What the Defense Gives Him and Smother Them With It

When you think of efficient shooters, what type of shot distribution do you typically imagine they have? (Just play along here and pretend you both A. think of efficient shooters and B. imagine their shot distributions in your spare time.) Chances are, you imagine something that looks very much like … [Read more...]

Offensive Templates For Austin Rivers

Any way you slice it, Austin Rivers' rookie season has gotten off to a disappointing start. While many elements of his statistical profile seem perfectly reasonable for a rookie - 9.8 points per 36 minutes, 36.0% on three-pointers, 3.4 assists per 36 minutes, a turnover percentage of just 13.7% - … [Read more...]