The shooting guard is often credited with turning the sport around in the 1990s, but now he’s on the defensive end.
And that’s a problem for the league.
In a new ESPN Insider piece, we delve into the stats that measure shot blocking.
The study is based on the data of a new statistical model that uses player tracking data and video analysis to analyze and quantify shooting, defense and offensive rebounding.
It is designed to find out which teams have shot the best, and which ones are getting the worst.
Here’s a look at what the results might say.
We’re going to start with the teams that have shot best over the past decade.
It’s not easy to rank teams in the NBA, and we’re not trying to do that here.
We’re looking at the data from teams that are currently in the playoffs, but that hasn’t changed since we started the study.
The teams that were eliminated from the playoffs for the second straight season are ranked in the order of their shot-block rating: 1.
Dallas Mavericks: 8.6%