Category Archives: Player Evaluation

On Rudy Gay’s Defense

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gay block

Looking at stats and video to evaluate Gay’s defensive chops.


What’s Wrong with DeMar DeRozan?

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jose

DeRozan is mired in a major slump. What’s behind it?


The Wing Rotation

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rossdunk

Sit Kleiza and Pietrus for good.


Gameday: Raptors @ Jazz, Dec. 7 + Big Man Blind Taste Test

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Yeah, that happened last time.

Which big man is which, and who should play how much? Also, a loss to the Jazz.


Andrea and the Dreaded B-Word

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andreabargnani

Why don’t you take a seat. Take a seat, right over there.


The Synergy of Amir and Jose

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jose amir

The narrative has always been that Amir and Jose play very well together. Do the stats back it up?


More Evil Stats! BP’s SCHOENE Projections for the Raptors

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The namesake, Russ Schoene.

Basketball Prospectus has released their 2012-13 SCHOENE player projections, and they’ve kindly allowed me to share the odd nugget with the Republic.


Will Landry Fields’ 3FG% Improve?

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Fields' three-point opportunities should be of a higher quality in Toronto.

Landry Fields saw his three-point shooting effectiveness drop off dramatically in his sophomore season. Should we expect it to bounce back?


DeMar DeRozan’s Unique TS% Path

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Can Demar follow Dunleavy's path?

DeMar DeRozan’s career path has been odd thus far, as he’s one of a small group of players to experience True Shooting % decreases twice so early in his career.


Wages of Wins: Raptors a Potential 4th Seed

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2nd worst in the NBA? C'mon Son!

Blake reflects on the recent Wages of Wins model that predicts the Raptors to win 43-45 games and finished 4th in the East.


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