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NBA writer for ESPN. Co-host of the Fabulous @peltoncast. Pocket square enthusiast. Using numbers to learn about the game.

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last season saw the nba s dunk rate surge to its highest point in the 23 seasons for which nbastats has data
Last season saw the NBA's dunk rate surge to its highest point in the 23 seasons for which @nbastats has data.
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worth noting that hollinger never intended per to be used for players of russell s era when blocks and steals
@franfraschilla Worth noting that Hollinger never intended PER to be used for players of Russell's era when blocks and steals weren't tracked.
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jrue would be a lot more difficult but the pacers seem like a good bet to sign justin given they can offer him
@ZachMcDaniel_ Jrue would be a LOT more difficult but the Pacers seem like a good bet to sign Justin given they can offer him more money than just about any other contender.
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unsigned nba free agents who played the most minutes in 2018 19
Unsigned NBA free agents who played the most minutes in 2018-19:
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i found some highlights on youtube and looks like i remembered which game i m thinking of wrong because the 3
@kenpomeroy I found some highlights on YouTube and looks like I remembered which game I'm thinking of wrong because the 3-point #s near halftime were almost even.
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rounding up nba moves over the past week including the ben simmons extension espn
Rounding up NBA moves over the past week, including the Ben Simmons extension: (ESPN+)
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taking a closer look at the set of the jump i m on the middle part of today s show which starts now on espn
Taking a closer look at the set of The Jump. I'm on the middle part of today's show, which starts now on ESPN.
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my comment to someone who brought this up at dinner last night was they accidentally got the shooting they nee
@DanFeldmanNBA @theJumpBallnetMy comment to someone who brought this up at dinner last night was they accidentally got the shooting they needed all these years.
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with summer league in the books i took a look at the best and one worst trend of the rookies in vegas espn
With summer league in the books, I took a look at the best (and one worst trend) of the rookies in Vegas: (ESPN+)
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it s nice to know that the gm quoted in buzz piece for is a reader i first made the centers rb comparison here
It's nice to know that the GM quoted in @SherwoodStrauss' buzz piece for @theathletichq is a reader:

I first made the centers/RB comparison here:

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lonzo ball had 36 points and 11 assists before tonight no player in realgm s summer league database since 2004
Lonzo Ball had 36 points and 11 assists. Before tonight, no player in RealGM's summer league database (since 2004) had a 30-10 assist game.
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i feel sorry for people who are too busy complaining about lonzo ball hype to enjoy watching him play
I feel sorry for people who are too busy complaining about Lonzo Ball hype to enjoy watching him play.
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steph curry scoring tonight before and after kevin durant s injury as of the 4 29 mark of the 4th before 9 poi
Steph Curry scoring tonight before and after Kevin Durant's injury as of the 4:29 mark of the 4th ...

Before: 9 points, 4-14 shooting, 1-8 3s
After: 14 points, 5-6 shooting, 2-2 3s
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lillard s 3 was listed at 37 feet
Lillard's 3 was listed at 37 feet.
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pop and messina and udoka clearly yells to foul starting at about the 19 second mark and lamarcus aldridge nev
Pop (and Messina and Udoka) clearly yells to foul starting at about the 19-second mark and LaMarcus Aldridge never seems to notice, despite Bryn Forbes also appearing to yell at him. Then Pop sort of concedes and stops yelling with 11 seconds left. Bizarre sequence.
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if an nba team develops a physical defensive system to contain the murray state point guard who had a triple d
If an NBA team develops a physical defensive system to contain the Murray State point guard who had a triple-double today, it will of course be known as the Ja Rules.
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3 pointers this series oklahoma city 9 damian lillard 8
3-pointers this series:
Oklahoma City 9
Damian Lillard 8
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a box and one in the nba finals is probably the ultimate testament to steph curry s gravity
A box-and-one in the NBA Finals is probably the ultimate testament to Steph Curry's gravity.
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per bballref steph curry has tied nba records for games with 8 3s 6 and 9 3s 2 in a season it s december 5
Per @bball_ref, Steph Curry has tied NBA records for games with 8+ 3s (6) and 9+ 3s (2) in a season. It's December 5.
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russell westbrook s third quarter 19 points 5 9 shooting 7 8 free throws 4 steals 3 assists 0 turnovers
Russell Westbrook's third quarter: 19 points, 5-9 shooting, 7-8 free throws, 4 steals, 3 assists, 0 turnovers.
Total(1) => 0.36946702003479 f_f_QM(2) => 0.14218306541443 indS(2) => 0.061578035354614 indM(2) => 0.078372001647949 indM_1(2) => 0.02790904045105 indM_2(2) => 0.00073385238647461 indM_4(2) => 0.0019838809967041 indM_5(2) => 0.0034940242767334 indM_6(2) => 0.0032939910888672 indM_7(2) => 0.003216028213501 indM_8(2) => 0.0013151168823242 indM_9(2) => 0.019050121307373 indM_10(2) => 0.017014980316162 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.22344589233398 f_f_dT(20) => 0.22314023971558