Category Archives: addenda

My stance on tanking

Many of you have expressed confusion over my stance on ‘tanking’ in recent days.  I’m writing this here because 140 characters won’t suffice.  You’ll most likely see me link to this as reference during our chats, as the season progresses. When I promote ‘tanking’, it should be understood that I mean that that is what [...]

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What is Basketball Related Income (BRI)?

This post is an addendum to ‘An Explanation of the Houston Rockets’ Salary Cap Situation.’ What does BRI entail?

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The importance of ‘creating’ off the dribble

[NOTE: This post is intended as a supplement to 'Assessing Ariza.'] Why is the ability to ‘create’ off the dribble so important? The answer should be fairly obvious after last season when the Houston Rockets routinely failed to score late in the 4th quarter of close games. The NBA is distinct from college basketball in [...]

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The difference between ‘creating’ and ‘slashing with the ball’

[NOTE: This post is intended as a supplement to 'Assessing Ariza.'] Another huge misconception that is fueling the unwarranted expectations lies within the distinction between ‘creating’ and ‘slashing.’ Most fans see instances of ‘slashing’ and either presume that it is the same thing as ‘creating’ or rather that it is indicative of the ability to [...]

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The Confusion Over ‘Creating’

[NOTE: This post is intended as a supplement to 'Assessing Ariza.'] There is a widespread assumption that a player can simply practice over the offseason and develop the ability to ‘create’ off the dribble. More than just misunderstanding the essence of this skill, this really demonstrates an overall lack of appreciation of the extreme talent [...]

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