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May 10, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Posting Up Russ

by Sebastian Pruiti

Could post ups involving Russell Westbrook against the smaller Mike Conley help the Oklahoma City Thunder's late-game offense? Sebastian Pruiti explores.

April 22, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: C's Struggling on Glass

by Sebastian Pruiti

Poor defensive rotations have cost the Boston Celtics during the first two games of their series with the New York Knicks, especially on the defensive glass.

April 12, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Lakers' Poor Pick-and-Rolls

by Sebastian Pruiti

Phil Jackson has contributed to the Lakers' recent losing streak by calling more of one of the team's least efficient plays, the pick-and-roll for Kobe Bryant.

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.

April 5, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Why Can't DeRozan Make Threes?

by Dan Feldman and Sebastian Pruiti

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is having one of the worst three-point shooting seasons ever, but he's actually been quite effective a step inside the arc. Two BBP contributors dig into the numbers and video to figure out why.

April 1, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: The Young and Improving

by Sebastian Pruiti

Thaddeus Young of the Philadelphia 76ers has developed as a player this season by shooting fewer three-pointers and doing a better job of finishing when posting up.

March 25, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Isolations Hurting Hawks

by Sebastian Pruiti

When he replaced Mike Woodson as Atlanta's head coach, Larry Drew vowed to decrease the Hawks' dependency on isolation sets. He's done so, but the team's inability to score on isos this year has caused its offense to tank.

March 22, 2011

Premium Article Creating the Contact: How Martin Gets to the Line

by Sebastian Pruiti

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Martin is so efficient largely because of how often he gets to the free throw line for a perimeter player. What is it about Martin's game that makes him so effective at drawing fouls?

March 18, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Kris Humphries' Offensive Improvement

by Sebastian Pruiti

With nary a Kim Kardashian crack in the text, Sebastian looks at why the Nets have been able to turn their power forward position to a former part-time player.

March 15, 2011

The Clipboard: The Bucks Stop There

by Sebastian Pruiti

A maddening tendency to settle for jumpers has contributed to Milwaukee's status as the NBA's worst offensive team.

March 11, 2011

The Clipboard: Lakers' Pick-and-Roll D

by Sebastian Pruiti

The Los Angeles Lakers have adjusted how they use Andrew Bynum to defend pick-and-rolls. Our video analyst thinks the change could make a big difference against San Antonio in the playoffs.

March 8, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Post-trade Knicks Getting Stops

by Sebastian Pruiti

Even ardent supporters of New York's acquisition of Carmelo Anthony acknowledged that he wouldn't help much on the defensive end. Guess what? So far, the Knicks' revamped roster is actually defending better since the deal.

March 1, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: How Mike D'Antoni Can Make the Melo-Amar'e Combo Work

by Sebastian Pruiti

With a few tweaks, the Knicks may be able to capitalize on their new high-scoring combo that, at first glance, doesn't seem like a great fit.

February 22, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Augustin Owns the Pick-and-Roll

by Sebastian Pruiti

Raymond Felton got the headlines early, but his replacement with the Charlotte Bobcats has come on strong recently thanks to his ability to beat opponents multiple ways off the pick-and-roll.

February 18, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Jazz Lack Pizzazz on the Boards

by Sebastian Pruiti

A big part of Utah's decline this season has been a poor showing on the defensive glass. Sebastian uses video, images and good, old-fashioned text to explain why this has happened.

February 15, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Baby is Big Enough

by Sebastian Pruiti

Despite going against taller defenders on a nightly basis, Boston's Glen Davis has become a master of finishing at the rim.

February 11, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Sloan's Xs and Os

by Sebastian Pruiti

A tribute to Jerry Sloan after his sudden resignation takes a look at the long-time Jazz coach's most effective plays coming out of timeouts.

February 8, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Nets' Morrow Adds to His Arsenal

by Sebastian Pruiti

Improvement in his mid-range game has made New Jersey's Anthony Morrow a more complete offensive player.

February 4, 2011

The Clipboard: Mavericks Thrive in the Zone

by Sebastian Pruiti

Zone defense is generally considered to be a desperation option for weak-defending teams, but Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has successfully made the zone a primary part of his defensive arsenal.

February 1, 2011

Premium Article The Clipboard: Mike Miller's Rebounding

by Sebastian Pruiti

Even while Mike Miller searches for his vaunted perimeter shot, Miami's unique combination of talent has allowed him to become a factor on the offensive glass.

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