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Dan Feldman author archives.


June 23, 2011

NBA Draft: Who should they take?

by Dan Feldman

Dan continues our mock draft tradition of telling you which players teams ought to take rather than guessing whom they actually will.

June 22, 2011

Board Work: Comparing NCAA Rebounding

by Dan Feldman

In adjustable graphic format, a look at how NCAA prospects in this year's draft rebounded while in college.

June 21, 2011

Premium Article Team Needs: East Playoffs

by Dan Feldman

Using a combination of team performance and player personnel analysis, a look at the biggest needs for the Eastern Conference's plaoyff teams.

June 17, 2011

Premium Article Not Falling: James' Jumper in the Finals

by Dan Feldman

LeBron James struggled from the perimeter during the NBA Finals, but that sample may tell us no more than James' previous six games, when his jumper was on.

Premium Article Team Needs: East Lottery

by Dan Feldman

Using team statistics and personnel issues to analyze the biggest needs for the East's lottery teams.

June 10, 2011

Playoff Prospectus: On the Verge

by Dan Feldman

After knocking off the Miami Heat with another strong fourth-quarter effort in Game Five of the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks are a win away from an elusive championship.

June 9, 2011

Premium Article Replacing Dirk: What Dallas Can Do

by Dan Feldman

The stretches Dirk Nowitzki has spent on the bench have been painful for the Dallas Mavericks in this series. What adjustments can Rick Carlisle make?

June 6, 2011

Finals: Burnout?

by Dan Feldman

Miami is up in the series, but Erik Spoelstra's club may be showing signs overwork.

May 27, 2011

Premium Article Finals: How This Year's Matchup Stacks Up

by Dan Feldman

Dan looks at how the Heat and Mavericks compare to previous championship aspirants.

May 26, 2011

Premium Article Special Scorer: Nowitzki's Playoffs

by Dan Feldman

Most top scorers see their efficiency decline in the playoffs, as top defenses load up to stop them. Not so for Dirk Nowitzki, who has been able to get more good shot attempts.

May 25, 2011

Premium Article Dirk's Rebounding: Nowitzki's Hidden Impact

by Dan Feldman

Because he spends most of his time on the perimeter, Dirk Nowitzki rarely racks up many rebounds. A deeper look suggests that Nowitzki is still helping the Mavericks on the glass.

May 20, 2011

Premium Article Change at the Top: New Conference Finalists

by Dan Feldman

None of this year's four conference finalists won a playoff series the year before, and there's not a lot of precedence for that in NBA history.

May 11, 2011

Premium Article Lakers Passing: Who Does Kobe Trust?

by Dan Feldman

Does looking at Kobe Bryant's assists in the postseason suggest who might be with L.A. going forward?

May 6, 2011

Premium Article Turning Around: Rapid Improvement

by Dan Feldman

The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder are meeting for a spot in the Western Conference Finals just two years after finishing in the league's bottom five. How unusual is such rapid improvement?

April 30, 2011

Premium Article Nowhere to Hide: Bibby Against Boston

by Dan Feldman

The numbers suggest that the Miami Heat has had problems all season long defending teams with two high-scoring guards because if its inability to hide defensive liability Mike Bibby. The Boston Celtics, with Rajon Rondo rolling lately, qualify as a problem.

April 28, 2011

Premium Article Star Turns: All-Stars Increasing Scoring

by Dan Feldman

During this season's playoffs, All-Stars have scored a higher percentage of their teams' points than during the regular season. While that may sound common, recent history shows that it is not the norm.

April 21, 2011

Premium Article Change of Style: How the Playoffs Differ

by Dan Feldman

A graphical look at the changes in the way NBA basketball is played during the postseason.

April 15, 2011

Premium Article Playoff Preview: Orlando-Atlanta

by Dan Feldman

All the metrics favor the Magic, but the Hawks won the season series. What gives?

April 14, 2011

Premium Article Playoff Preview: Oklahoma City-Denver

by Dan Feldman

Midseason trades transformed both the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Denver Nuggets for the better. That should result in a competitive, entertaining opening-round series.

April 8, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Most Improved Player

by Dan Feldman and Sebastian Pruiti

Dan and Sebastian use every visual in the book to explain how Daequan Cook has taken what may be the league's biggest leap over last season.

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