Basketball Intelligence For 8/21/23



Dean Oliver on analytics, coaching, and much more
Ray LeBov/Mike Shearer, Basketball Intelligence


International basketball is booming. But how did we get here?
Jake Uitti, HoopsHype

To begin 2022-2023, 120 international players (about ¼ of the NBA) from 41 countries filled league rosters. Compared to 1980 when only 1.7% of the league was foreign-born. But how exactly did basketball get to this position?

It starts, as many things in basketball history do, with Spencer Haywood.

African teams out to prove continent’s growth at FIBA World Cup
Leonard Solms, ESPN

Anthony Edwards Showed Why He’s The Guy For Team USA Against Germany
Robby Kalland, Dime

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