Offense To Defense: An Investigative Report On How Each Side Of The Ball Relates To Success In The NBA

An oft-repeated adage in the NBA states: “Offense wins eyes, but defense wins games”. While this type of platitude has become a commonly perpetuated cliché throughout NBA circles, its statistical applicability is rarely, if ever, challenged. In order to investigate whether there is some kind of significant difference in how offense, as opposed to defense, relates to wins altogether, I decided to investigate, with the 2014-15 NBA season serving as my personal guinea pig. Using …

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Hoopscritic’s Staff Mid Season Awards

by Oliver Maroney & Jacob Noble It’s just past the mid-way point in the NBA season and it feels like it just started! Here at HoopsCritic we had all of our contributors and writers vote on their mid-season awards favorites. From the MVP, to the Rookie of the Year, we all voted for respective players and while some were a landslide (MVP?), others were certainly closer. MVP – Stephen Curry Every one of us put …

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Triple Double Tuesday – Weekly Column 1.12.16

Most sports fans are spending the weekend watching the NFL playoffs but not us over at Hoopscritic. We are keeping our eyes on the potential playoff landscape for the NBA. A couple of teams have turned it on in the Eastern Conference and the West appears to be sending a .500 team or below into the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 lockout season where the Timberwolves went 25-25 for the 8th seed. …

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