Playoff Roundtable: Picking The First Round

The 2015 Playoffs are finally here. Brian released his playoff predictions yesterday (yes the entire playoffs). The rest of the staff isn’t that bold so we will be taking these games, one round at a time. Here is the roundtable for the first round of the playoffs. EASTERN CONFERENCE (1) Atlanta Hawks vs (8) Brooklyn Nets Justin Salkin It is nice to start the playoffs with a comfortable matchup, and that is what Atlanta gets …

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Hoopscritic Season Awards Part Two: COY, DMVP & MVP

With the 2014-15 season coming to a close, the staff over at Hoopscritic decided to make their picks for each of the NBA’s seasonal awards.  The team at Hoopscritic have done a great job all year providing content to the site and provided excellent sound waves through the podcast (The Pull Up Podcast) and Brian’s many appearances around the country on various sports radio programs.  Before we gear up for the excellent playoff matches and …

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Hoopscritic Season Awards Part One: ROY, Most Improved, 6th Man

With the 2014-15 season coming to a close, the staff over at Hoopscritic decided to make their picks for each of the NBA’s seasonal awards. The team at Hoopscritic have done a great job all year providing content to the site and provided excellent sound waves through the podcast (The Pull Up Podcast) and Brian’s many appearances around the country on various sports radio programs. Before we gear up for the excellent playoff matches and …

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Round Table Discussion: Playoffs, Coaches and Predictions

  Editor’s Note: The season is winding down and we have one more round table before we kick into award season, playoffs and Spring.  Be on the look out for the staff’s picks for Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year and many other awards for the 2014-2015 NBA Season.   Who will land in the 8th seed of the Eastern Conference? Justin Sulkin Indiana.  Boston is a compelling pick because of the addition of …

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Barkley on Analytics, Dragic, and the True Takeaway

The current hot button issue in the NBA is a familiar one: there is a perceived disconnect between players, former players, and analytics.  Whether it’s Charles Barkley, Byron Scott, or Karl Malone, the anti-analytics chatter, up against the backdrop of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, has regenerated as a hot button issue. To preface this commentary, I wish to make one point clear: I am a huge believer in analytics, and think they are …

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