2015 Power Rankings: March 9th

Let’s begin out journey with two teams, the 35-28 Washington Wizards and the 35-28 Oklahoma City Thunder. On November 23rd, the Westbrook-less, Durant-less, and seemingly hopeless Thunder fell to 3-12 after a hard fought loss to the mighty Golden St Warriors. Around that same time, Washington was sporting a nifty 9-3 record after convincing wins over the Bucks and LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. A month later, things weren’t much different, even though OKC had a …

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10 Underutilized NBA lineups

As the lines that define traditional positions get more and more blurred, the range, diversity, and creativity of lineup combinations that NBA coaches use become more and more fascinating to study. With point guards, power forwards and centers giving way to combo guards, wings, stretch-4s and bigs, studying five-man lineup combinations becomes as educational as it is a rabbit hole. Many times the How and What are much clearer than the Why. Through the wonder …

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