Nylon Calculus

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

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

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

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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CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 09: Darius Garland #10 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates with teammates during during player introductions prior to the game against the LA Clippers 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 Rookie Review: What did the Cavaliers see from Darius Garland?

Ian Levy
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: RJ Barrett #9 of the New York Knicks looks on during the first half against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden on February 06, 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 Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus Rookie Review: What did the Knicks see from R.J. Barrett?

Ian Levy
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MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 29: De'Andre Hunter #12 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on October 29, 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 we see from De’Andre Hunter?

Ian Levy
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 04: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles the ball against Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center on April 4, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bucks defeated the 76ers 128-122. 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: Will a delayed NBA postseason let contenders rehab?

Ian Levy
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Nylon Calculus: Who is winning the head-to-head battle for NBA MVP?

Ian Levy
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Nylon Calculus: Tracking the evolution of offensive style

Ian Levy
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DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets warms up before taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Pepsi Center on February 23, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. 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 Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Optimizing NBA lineup fit

Todd Whitehead
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Nylon Calculus: Categorizing NBA teams by offensive style

Ian Levy
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SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 03: Jayson Tatum of USA reacts during the 1st round Group E match between USA and Turkey of 2019 FIBA World Cup at the Oriental Sports Center on September 3, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: The history of NBA birthplaces

Dashiell Nusbaum
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Robert Covington #33 of the Houston Rockets, formerly of the Minnesota Timberwolves, warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, 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 Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Reviewing the NBA trade deadline with an eye on recent trends

Todd Whitehead
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: PJ Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets looks to grab the rebound against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 29, 2019 at the Smoothie King Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Who plays center for the Rockets now?

Ian Levy
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 30: Jamal Murray #27 and Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets share a laugh in the first half against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on November 30, 2019 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 Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Are Jamal Murray and Gary Harris really shooters?

Ian Levy
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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 27: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons grabs the rebound against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 27, 2020 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. 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 2020 NBAE (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: More lessons from NBA rebound tracking

Todd Whitehead
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 03: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks and Kristaps Porzingis #6 react against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at the Smoothie King Center on December 03, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: NBA midseason play-type frequency and success by team

Dashiell Nusbaum
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 22: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans warms up prior to playing the San Antonio Spurs at Smoothie King Center on January 22, 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 Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Zion Williamson’s debut puts him in rare company

Ian Levy
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PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 20: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots a free throw against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 20, 2020 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. 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 2020 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Not all 50-point games are created equally

Ian Levy
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Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Jaylen Brown’s shooting has helped him embrace his new role

Vijay Vemu
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DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on January 10, 2020 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. 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 2020 NBAE (Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: More fun with NBA passing charts

Todd Whitehead
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DETROIT, MI - MARCH 3: Marc Gasol #33 of the Toronto Raptors looks to pass the ball during the game against Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons on March 3, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. 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 Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: How long does it take traded players to adjust to their new team?

Dashiell Nusbaum
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TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 25: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics warms up before the game against the Toronto Raptors on December 25, 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: Jaylen Brown is finally an off-the-dribble creator

Ian Levy
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WASHINGTON, DC -  JANUARY 1: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Orlando Magic shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards on January 1, 2020 at Capital One Arena 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nylon Calculus: What does a fully optimized Markelle Fultz look like?

Ian Levy
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Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Nylon Calculus: What do the numbers say about Trae Young’s defense?

Sebastian Pycior
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