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  Where will Kevin Durant take his talents this offseason? Where should Kevin Durant take his talents this offseason? Brian Geltzeiler Durant will stay right where he is in OKC.  The financial benefits are too great and OKC represents his best chance to win a title next season.  He’ll sign a 2 year deal with a one year opt out so he can be a free agent with 10 years of service time and get …

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No Place Like Home: An Investigative Report On The Degree To Which NBA Players Are Affected By The Hostilities Of The Road

The NBA regular season is one heck of a marathon. From the dawn of October all the way through the ides of April, NBA teams compete in eighty-two 48-minute basketball contests—41 in their hometown venue and another 41 in a range of various road cities and stadiums. Out of this, a natural “home-court advantage” tends to materialize. Teams, for as long as the Association has been around, have been more successful at home than on …

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Home Vs. Road: A Quick Primer on What’s to Come

The NBA regular season is one heck of a marathon. Starting from the end of October and running all the way through the middle of April, NBA teams are tasked with competing in eighty-two 48-minute basketball contests—41 in their hometown venue and another 41 in a range of various road cities and stadiums. Out of this, a natural “home-court advantage” tends to materialize. Teams, for as long as the Association has been around, have been …

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Taking Attendance: An Investigative Report On How Certain Intrinsic Variables Dictate The Rates At Which NBA Fans Show Up For Games

Amongst NBA fans and players alike, fan attendance is often a matter of much back-and forth. Diehard NBA supporters often lament fanbases of other franchises for being fair-weather or fickle in their loyalty, while platitudes such as “we have the best fans in the world” or “our fans stick by us no matter what” are a common feature of post-game press conferences and preseason rallies. While such commentary has largely become synonymous with NBA culture …

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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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