Prada's Pictures

Picture breakdowns of the NBA, by Mike Prada.

What makes Pekovic such a load?

8

It's more than just his size. We break down the work he does in the post before he catches the ball.

The one-man zone

28

Joakim Noah's defensive impact didn't always live up to his reputation, but that has changed in a big way, thanks to his growth over the past couple seasons.

No-stats All-Star 2.0

13

Amir Johnson averages a pedestrian 10 and 7 for a lottery team, so why do his +/- numbers say that his team is significantly better when he's in the game? Because he excels in one area that traditional stats don't track.

The overlooked missing piece

1

The departure of Steve Nash was the biggest reason the 2012-13 Suns tumbled to the bottom of the league, but don't underestimate the impact of losing Channing Frye's shooting.

Turning garbage into gold

26

How Thaddeus Young is able to slither his body into spaces around the basket that other teams aren't watching.

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The pest

The New York Knicks were a better team last season when Pablo Prigioni was on the court. We examine all the reasons why that's the case.

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The art of Rondo's stop and go

Examining how the Boston Celtics' star point guard keeps defenders off-balanced without a consistent jump shot.

The Heat's spacing dilemma

7

LeBron James did his best work in a thrilling Game 6 with Dwyane Wade on the bench. Dwyane Wade has often done his best work in these Finals with LeBron on the bench. Why does that happen, and how does Miami figure out a practical solution?

How Danny Green keeps getting open

8

Danny Green has already shattered the record for most three-pointers in an NBA Finals series, and he still keeps getting open looks. How does this happen? We break down Miami's defensive breakdowns.

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The blueprint of Miami's attack

There was a method to LeBron James' and Dwyane Wade's madness in Miami's bounce-back win in Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals. We analyze how they did much more than just hit a few more jumpers.

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