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15 Things the 2014/15 NBA Regular Season Taught Us

15 Things the 2014/15 NBA Regular Season Taught Us

Oi! Chris Paul is really freaking good The 2014-15 regular season was arguably the most enjoyable season we’ve ever had. LeBron came home. More teams moved the ball. Detroit cut Josh Smith and formed a F****** Wall. Hassanity happened. Klay Thompson dropped 37 in a freaking quarter.  Kyrie Irving slaughtered the Spurs in the most outrageously competitive regular season game… Read more →

Minister of Defence: The DPOY Discussion using Advanced Metrics

Minister of Defence: The DPOY Discussion using Advanced Metrics

Six weeks ago a couple of Kirk Goldsberry’s Harvard University colleagues presented a paper at this year’s MIT Sloan Sports Conference in Boston. The paper focused on the lack of data to analyse defensive performance. It’s very easy to measure a player’s impact on offense, they argued, but aside from tallying blocks, steals and defensive rebounds, a typical NBA box… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Playoffs Preview

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Playoffs Preview

Welcome to the Playoffs! With the regular season in the books the boys preview the first round matchups and give their thoughts on who will advance to the second round. Click here to subscribe via iTunes. Click here to access the podcast via Stitcher. If you enjoy the show, feel free to tell the world by rating and reviewing the podcast on iTunes.  … Read more →

Starting Five: Impact Additions

Starting Five: Impact Additions

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of experts – which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria - takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. As the regular season draws to a close, the Starting Five assess the in-season acquisitions that will have the biggest impact in the NBA Playoffs.   Liam Santamaria: Timofey Mozgov When Cleveland GM David Griffin traded for Timofey… Read more →

Primed for the Playoffs

Primed for the Playoffs

Only two days remain of the 2014/15 regular season – this time next week the Playoffs will be underway!   It’s been a season full of wild twists and turns; historic performances, winning streaks, injury nightmares, losing streaks and more #LeaguePassAlerts than you can poke a stick at.  But now it’s time for the serious stuff. As always the Playoffs… Read more →

The Quick and the Dead: Best Case Scenarios for the Western Conference Playoff Teams

The Quick and the Dead: Best Case Scenarios for the Western Conference Playoff Teams

It was just one game on a road back-to-back for the Warriors, but their destruction at the hands of the Spurs last Sunday was a reminder that nobody is safe in the Western Conference. Before the defending champs awoke and Kawhi Leonard decided to devour any dribble in his proximity, multiple analysts were suggesting that the Warriors could run the… Read more →

Starting Five: Rookie of the Year

Starting Five: Rookie of the Year

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of experts – which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria - takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. As we get to the pointy end of the regular season, the Starting Five assess the candidates for the Rookie of the Year award.   Liam Santamaria: Andrew Wiggins Oh, what might have been! In a preseason edition… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: White Chocolate

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: White Chocolate

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria discuss the NCAA Championship game, PG-13′s return, the Rookie of the Year race and the candidates for the All-NBA First Team. The boys also discuss the playoff matchups they’d most like to see and how they’d go about guarding Barack Obama. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, #DearGandT, the Truth Hurts… Read more →

Cleveland and the Soul of Success

Cleveland and the Soul of Success

“Basketball is a great mystery. You can do everything right. You can have the perfect mix of talent and the best system of offense in the game…. but if the players don’t have a sense of oneness as a group, your efforts won’t pay off” – Phil Jackson Phil Jackson, he of 11 rings and Eleven Rings, preaches and practices that winning basketball is… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 24

Music of the Traffic – Week 24

As I sat at Barclays Center on Tuesday night (Wednesday AU), watching my Pacers battle the Nets for the final playoff spot in the East, I started thinking about how important each and every play can be at this time of the year. Sure, neither Brooklyn/Indiana are realistically competing for a title this season, but when the playoffs start, anything… Read more →

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