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Ben Taylor, creator of the popular YouTube channel Thinking Basketball (and author of Thinking Basketball the book) goes deeper on basketball analysis, history, philosophy and theory with a variety of guests ranging from journalists to former players. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinking-basketball/support

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Ben Taylor, creator of the popular YouTube channel Thinking Basketball (and author of Thinking Basketball the book) goes deeper on basketball analysis, history, philosophy and theory with a variety of guests ranging from journalists to former players. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinking-basketball/support

    #122: Conference Finals MVPs (Evaluating players in a single series)

    #122: Conference Finals MVPs (Evaluating players in a single series)

    How should we evaluate players in a small sample like the Conference Finals? Should primary creators always be seen as more valuable than finishers. We discuss Kevon Looney and Al Horford versus the Steph Curry's and Joel Embiid's of the world, along with rebounding numbers and the slog of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and Celtics. With Cody Houdek @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    • 54 min
    #121: Why are there so many playoff blowouts this year?

    #121: Why are there so many playoff blowouts this year?

    It seems like there are huge leads and blowouts every night in the 2022 playoffs – what's going on? We discuss the big quarters from the Heat, the Warriors comeback over the Mavs in Game 2, and whether there are indeed more blowouts in the 2022 playoffs than in prior seasons. With Cody Houdek @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    • 48 min
    #120: Dominant help defense! | Conference Finals Game 1 recap

    #120: Dominant help defense! | Conference Finals Game 1 recap

    We break down the opening games of the Conference Finals, fawning over the help defense from the Heat and the Warriors in their home victories. Major takeaways, early tactical wins for teams in the series, and expectations moving forward. With Cody Houdek @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    #119: Kidd out-coaches Monty & the Playoff MVP

    #119: Kidd out-coaches Monty & the Playoff MVP

    We look ahead to the Conference Finals, but first looking back to the Mavs and Celtics victories, Phoenix's inability to adjust to Dallas's counters, the importance of having multiple creators on the floor in the playoffs against these defensive tactics, and the Playoff MVP of the first 2 rounds. Signup with the code THINKING BASKETBALL at sportsbusinessclassroom.com for $300. With Cody Houdek @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    • 56 min
    #118: Big men are under attack!

    #118: Big men are under attack!

    Larry Coon of Sports Business Classroom stops by, but first, we discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's floor-raising, Jrue Holiday's amazing game-saving play, and the continuing trend of slower big men being attacked in space by small ball lineups. How many defenders are safe? Signup with the code THINKING BASKETBALL at sportsbusinessclassroom.com for $300. With Cody Houdek @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    #117: A rock and a hard place | Offensive vs. defensive weaknesses

    #117: A rock and a hard place | Offensive vs. defensive weaknesses

    We go deep on the chaotic and controversial Game 3 between the Celtics and Bucks, compare the defensive battles of the Eastern Conference with the offensive explosions in the West, and also discuss the power of DeAndre Ayton, and whether it's better to have no weaknesses on offense or defense. With Cody Houdek @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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