Jeremy Lin is having much success while racking up the turnovers. So is Kyrie Irving. Turnovers are bad, but turnover-prone rookies often have brilliant careers. What gives? Ian Levy of Hickory High explores what high TOs mean per a young player’s development, giving you what to take away on give-aways.
From the Economist, what does Linsanity mean in China? It’s more complicated than you think.
Okay, maybe Tom Haberstat isn’t the best name pun, but the man deserves some kind of properly reverential moniker. He stops me mid jog with this: “Wade's 1st-half PER: 36.3, Wade's 2nd-half PER:16.5.“
After you click this link, he’ll no longer be the best coach you’ve never heard of. Well, you could possibly count “reading” as different from “hearing.” But still.
Zach Harper with a delightful HoopSpeak piece on an oft-used hoops term. The “puzzle” of building a contender is so different from an actual puzzle that the metaphor’s popularity is puzzling.
Screen usage is an under explored aspect of basketball. Jared Dubin puts on the Jacque Cousteau wet suit and dives deep on how Lou Williams converts picks to points.
This is probably as good a time as any for an amusing Knicks podcast.
I’ll take it easy on the Nuggets, who were down a few horses in last night’s loss to OKC. RBMC is not so forgiving of a less than stellar defense.
From the venerable James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom: Can Keith Smart un-brash the young Kings?
Tim Kawakami asks, “Why don’t the Warriors play Ekpe Udoh more?” and adds some trenchant analysis to the question.
From Zach Lowe's analysis of a potential Pau Gasol trade: "I have not read a single Gasol trade rumor that makes any real sense, unless the Lakers are punting this season for (long-term) salary purposes or end up moving Gasol in conjunction with a Howard deal. And punting this season is problematic, since the Lakers, even with the amnesty clause still in their pockets, cannot work their way to any cap room until the summer of 2013."