NBA, NBA Draft, philosophy

The Art and Science of “Feel” in Basketball

My first ever philosophical piece, in which I discuss a neuroscientific approach to defining "feel" and "basketball IQ." Includes thoughts on developing feel and some suggestions for future work.

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Ranking and Projecting the Chicago Bulls Young Players

John Paxson left the Bulls with a fairly promising young core, but the jury is out on whether these pieces can coalesce to form a winning whole. “There is no quick fix.” The words ring in the ears of Bulls fans to this day. Although John Paxson is no longer making the decisions, these words remain… Continue reading Ranking and Projecting the Chicago Bulls Young Players

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Kira Lewis Jr. Scouting Report

Background and Measurements: 6'3, 165lb Sophomore Point Guard 6'7 wingspan Played 2 seasons at Alabama Averaged 19.6 points/5.1 rebounds/5.6 assists/0.6 blocks/1.9 steals per 40 minutes as a sophomore per College Basketball Reference Sophomore but still extremely young. Was the youngest player to appear in a Division 1 game last year 19 years old at time… Continue reading Kira Lewis Jr. Scouting Report

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Onyeka Okongwu Scouting Report

6'9, 245lb Freshman Big 7'1 Wingspan Played high school ball at Chino Hills HS with the Ball brothers Used to a fast paced, transition heavy style of play ESPN had him as a 5 star recruit, 20th overall coming out of HS Played 1 season at USC Averaged 21.2 points/11.3 rebounds/1.4 assists/3.5 blocks/1.6 steals per… Continue reading Onyeka Okongwu Scouting Report

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Tyrese Maxey Scouting Report

Background and Measurements: 6'3 , 198lb Combo Guard from Garland, TX + standing reach 24/7 had him as the #10 overall recruit and the #3 combo guard in his high school class Played 1 season at University of Kentucky 19 YO at time of draft Offense: Primarily played off-ball at Kentucky but managed to provide solid… Continue reading Tyrese Maxey Scouting Report

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Making the Most of a Lost Season

Things haven’t gone quite as expected this season for John Paxson, Gar Forman, and Jim Boylen. After receiving praise around the league for off-season roster moves that brought Thaddeus Young, Tomas Satoransky, and Luke Kornet to Chicago, many thought that the Bulls could make a push for a low-seed in the playoffs in a weak… Continue reading Making the Most of a Lost Season