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An analytical look at the value of balanced offense distribution

When you think about a balanced offense, the first team that comes to mind is probably the San Antonio Spurs. Popovich’s beautiful passing offense truly feels like every player touches the rock and gets offensive opportunities. This well balanced sharing based offense has been not only well respected by many peer coaches, but has also produced one of the most consistently successful franchises in NBA history. With a resumé like that it should be easy to argue that the aim of every basketball team should be to have a balanced offense. But it’s also hard to deny the fact that having a superstar on the floor can also have some pretty profound effects on a team’s success.

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2017: The Year of the Wildcats

It is never too early to talk College Basketball, and even though the championship game was a little over a month ago, I’m making my prediction for 2017. The ARIZONA Wildcats, baby. I heard that in Dickie V’s voice as I wrote that. Now, perhaps I’m biased, being a graduate from the UA, myself. That is correct; I hold a degree from the University of Arizona: The Harvard of the West. But it’s official, Coach Sean Miller has built a team poised for greatness. I am ALL-IN on the Cats.

Let me explain. Look at the recruiting class. The number 3 recruiting class in the nation, mind you. With five commits. Five of the strongest commits to go to the desert in years. This is bigger than D-Will. Remember D-Will? Derrick Williams? Who Coach Miller proved his coaching prowess over and got him, despite the fact he had already committed to USC? Sure, he might be a journeyman in the NBA now, currently playing for the Knicks, but I remember that epic block during the whiteout game, very well. But I digress. Continue reading “2017: The Year of the Wildcats”