Iso Heavy Offense Dooms Nets in Game 2

In their Game 1 victory over the Bulls, the Nets went 8-for-10 on isolation plays against one of the best isolation defenses in the league, per mySynergySports. Most of those isolation baskets came early in the shot clock (i.e. the first 10 seconds, where the Nets, like nearly all teams, score … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Chicago Bulls

Caleb Nordgren is a proud Chicagoan, a journalism student at Michigan State University, the editor of Pippen Ain't Easy, a reporter for The State News and an avid Twitterer. He should probably get a life, one of these days. - Ed. The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are a strange team. I don't really get … [Read more...]

Playoff Preview Capsules

The regular season is coming to a close this week, which means its just about playoff time. To help ring in the postseason, HoopChalk will be bringing you team-specific capsules for each and every team in the playoffs this season. The goal is to provide a breakdown of the ins and outs of each team's … [Read more...]

How To Beat Miami’s Pick And Roll Defense: Or, Tom Thibodeau, Offensive Genius

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A common refrain in evaluating Miami Heat losses focuses on rebounding. They can't rebound, they won't rebound, what have you - within which lies an assumption, grounded in nothing, that rebounds and victories are linked by causation, the former to the latter. Because in today's world of half-baked … [Read more...]

The Bulls go high-low like a wheel of death

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls

Okay, I'm not quite certain what a wheel of death is but I'd imagine it's something that looks like the play I'm going to show you or when Nikola Pekovic is hold a salad plate. The Bulls have big men who are talented passing the basketball and great at moving without the basketball. When you have … [Read more...]

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