Intellectual Theft: Brian Shaw

13 NBA teams will be entering the 2013-2014 season with a new head coach. Each of those coaches will face unique challenges, but should be able to draw on a pool of experience from their previous jobs. Intellectual Theft is a series looking at some specific elements that each coach can bring from … [Read more...]

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...]

Nuggets Use Clever Misdirection for Corner 3

The Denver Nuggets lost to the Golden State Warriors last night, but that doesn't mean there wasn't anything worth noticing on Denver's side of the court. First of all, Ty Lawson was marvelous in scoring 35 points on 50 percent shooting and dishing out 10 assists. Second of all, one of those assists … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets are borderline monomaniacal in their pursuit of shots at the rim. For the fourth time in George Karl's eight seasons as head coach, the Nuggets led the league in field goal attempts in the restricted area. The gap between Denver (3316 attempts, or 40.43 per game) and the team with … [Read more...]