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Layups: Anatomy of the ’09 Blazers Offense

Posted by Neil Paine on September 3, 2009

From Blazers Edge, a very interesting and detailed post about the Portland offense a year ago. At first glance it seems a bit dissimilar to the stat stuff we do here (there are a lot of Xs and Os, play diagramming, and game-film analyses involved), but in the end you'll see that it's not really that different at all -- good analysis is good analysis, no matter what approach it takes... Because we're all about allowing ourselves to pause for a moment and acknowledging that the owl's claws are the same ones that once drew blood from the shoulder of Pallas.

(Hat tip to Henry and TrueHoop.)

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2 Responses to “Layups: Anatomy of the ’09 Blazers Offense”

  1. Jason J Says:

    Anyone who is interested in the strategy of the game and hasn't visited this link yet really should. A tremendous break down of how the Blazer's played last year and what Andre Miller may mean to them this year using a ton of clips in the explanations. Also the Watchmen quote is a nice read.

  2. Neil Paine Says:

    What can you say, I had to squeeze a Watchmen reference into the blog somehow. :)