Nylon Calculus

Andre Drummond, #3, Cleveland Cavaliers, (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Remember when Andre Drummond was a facilitator?

Ian Levy
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Nylon Calculus: Conjunction and disjunction bias in the NBA draft

Nylon Calculus: Reactive teams in the NBA playoff bubble

Nylon Calculus: Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball have special chemistry

Anthony Davis, #3, Los Angeles Lakers, (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: To crash the glass or get back on defense?

Todd Whitehead
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Austin Rivers, #25, Houston Rockets, (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: The rarest statistical combinations of NBA player traits

Ian Levy
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Russell Westbrook, #0, James Harden, #13, and Kevin Durant, #35, Oklahoma City Thunder, (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: How close was each team to an NBA title this decade?

Thomas Bassine
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Zion Williamson, #1, New Orleans Pelicans, (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Pelicans see from Zion Williamson?

Ian Levy
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Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat,(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Regression to the mean can even fool NBA coaches

Todd Whitehead
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Cam Reddish, #22, Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Hawks see from Cam Reddish?

Ian Levy
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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 03: PJ Washington #25 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a shot during the fourth quarter of the game against the San Antonio Spurs at Spectrum Center on March 03, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Hornets see from P.J. Washington?

Ian Levy
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 08: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors stands for the National Anthem prior to the start of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on March 08, 2020 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Would shorter NBA playoffs be a recipe for upsets?

Thomas Bassine
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Kendrick Nunn #25 of the Miami Heat dribbles against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Capital One Arena on March 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Heat see from Kendrick Nunn?

Ian Levy
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Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat and Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat high five each other during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 13 , 2019 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Spotlight: Duncan Robinson was a difference-maker for the Heat

Arjun Balaraman
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CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 09: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers reacts after being fouled during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 09, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Basketball’s optimal stopping problem

Todd Whitehead
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 11: Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Chase Center on November 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Warriors get from Ky Bowman and Jordan Poole?

Ian Levy
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - FEBRUARY 28: Kevin Porter Jr. #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at the Smoothie King Center on February 28, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Cavaliers see from Kevin Porter Jr.?

Ian Levy
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MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 23: Brandon Clarke #15 of the Memphis Grizzlies in action against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena on October 23, 2019 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Grizzlies see from Brandon Clarke?

Ian Levy
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Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Nylon Calculus: Most surprising NBA scoring performances of the decade

Dashiell Nusbaum
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TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 22: Terence Davis II #0 of the Toronto Raptors applauds during the second half of an NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks at Scotiabank Arena on December 22, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Raptors see from Terence Davis?

Ian Levy
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Eric Paschall #7 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on February 05, 2020 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Brooklyn Nets defeated the Golden State Warriors 129-88. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Golden State Warriors see from Eric Paschall?

Ian Levy
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 08: Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball on offense against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half at Barclays Center on March 08, 2020 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Chicago Bulls see from Coby White?

Ian Levy
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 16: Michael Porter Jr. #1 of the Denver Nuggets looks on during the second half against the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on January 16, 2020 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Denver Nuggets see from Michael Porter Jr.?

Ian Levy
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MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 26: Jarrett Culver #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 26, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Timberwolves see from Jarrett Culver?

Ian Levy
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MEMPHIS, TN - JANUARY 28: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies dribbles the ball up court during a game against the Denver Nuggets at FedExForum on January 28, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis defeated Denver 104-96. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Grizzlies see from Ja Morant?

Ian Levy
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 10: Matisse Thybulle #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center on December 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the 76ers see from Matisse Thybulle?

Ian Levy
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Rui Hachimura #8 of the Washington Wizards looks on prior to playing against the Atlanta Hawks at Capital One Arena on March 06, 2020 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Wizards see from Rui Hachimura?

Ian Levy
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MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 29: Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat looks on prior to the game against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Arena on February 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Heat see from Tyler Herro?

Ian Levy
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