All posts tagged corner 3

Is the once innovative Spurs offense now outdated?

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) July 7, 2017 He’s a genius, the NBA’s best coach in recent history hands down. Since Gregg Popovich’s first full season as San Antonio’s head coach, 1997-98, the Spurs have had 20 consecutive playoff appearances, a regular-season record of 1133-459 (a .712 win %), and won 5 titles. One of the […]

Hello Bucks, my name is Corner 3

By Stephen Shea March 1, 2016 This season, the Milwaukee Bucks have given up twice as many corner 3s as they have made. It’s a feat that only two teams have accomplished in the last three years. (The 2015 Timberwolves were the other team.) It’s a mark that only 30 teams have hit in the […]

The subtle brilliance of Portland

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. February 25, 2016   Something special is happening in Portland. Amidst all the hoopla around Golden State, San Antonio, the impressive rookie performances of Towns and others, the impending free agency of Durant, trade deadline rumors, Cleveland’s coach, and Blake Griffin’s fist, that something special is going largely unnoticed. Last offseason, […]

Dear Pelicans, PASS THE BALL!

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. (@SteveShea33) and Christopher Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) October 8, 2015 Ball Movement Generates Open Shots Quicker ball movement helps generate open looks.  We measure a team’s ball movement by taking the average number of seconds a player on the team holds the ball before passing, shooting or otherwise ending his possession.  A shot is […]