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So You Drove the Ball to the Net. What next?

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What happens when DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry drive the ball?


The Raptors and the NBA’s Shooting Revolution – the Nylon Calculus Shot Charts

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Greg Mason takes a look at how the Raptors fare in the latest production of the analytics world – the Nylon Calculus shot charts.


Quick Note About DeMar DeRozan’s Clutchness and Shooting

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Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, left, drives past Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Very brief look at DeMar DeRozan’s clutchness.


Contextualizing Gay and Derozan’s Cold Starts

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“Shots and bricks can break my bones, but stats will never hurt me”


The defensive stopper is overrated

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Injecting one good-to-great defensive player as a remedy for a poor defensive unit sounds like a bad strategy, and one the Raptors have been guilty of too often.


Don’t give up on Marco

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You know that Seinfeld when George lies about being handicapped to get the job, and when they later find out that he’s not, they can’t fire him because he’s under contract so they lock him out of his office? Something similar could be done for Marco Belinelli. I’m joking, of course, I love Marco.


Who are we “supposed to” beat?

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Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

Yeah, we know how to use Excel. Strength of schedule per month. For every peak there’s a valley. November is tough but life will get easier, not by much, but thing will even out for the team and we’ll have a chance at netting a respectable record provided we beat the teams we’re supposed to   …Continue Reading


Building with Bosh and Bargnani as the core

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Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

Whenever this issue comes up there are the naysayers who maintain that the two cannot coexist on the same team. The arguments made are numerous. The popular ones include that they’re too perimeter oriented to complement each other, or that they play the same position forcing one of them to play out of position, or   …Continue Reading


Introducing the Line-O-Meter

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OK, you’re probably sick of us plugging the Stat-O-Meter all the time so I thought we’d create another, simpler tool which everybody can find a use for, not just stat-addicts. I made a new little tool which answers questions that I always ask How is a player doing in a certain stretch? For example, What’s   …Continue Reading


No news so let’s look at some stats

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Team USA’s looking rather unbeatable. LBJ, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard are just too good for anybody and its not a stretch to think that this team can win each game by 25+. Never say never but I don’t think those Argentians can back-cut this team to death like they did against Antonio Davis and   …Continue Reading


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