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Stats guru explains why the NBA should move 3-point line back | The Jump

Former San Antonio Spurs VP of strategic research and current ESPN analyst Kirk Goldsberry to promote his new book, “Sprawlball,” and explain (0:34) why the NBA should move the 3-point line back, and (3:01) how he feels about his former team in its first-round 2019 NBA playoffs series vs. the Denver Nuggets. #TheJump ✔ Subscribe Continue Reading…

NBA player poll results: Most overrated, 2018-19 NBA MVP | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Kevin Arnovitz and Byron Scott of The Jump react to a poll in The Athletic in which 122 NBA players made their NBA MVP pick between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, then chose a pair of players — Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green and Oklahoma Continue Reading…

NBA trade deadline: Debating whether the Wizards and Mavs should be buyers or sellers | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Byron Scott of The Jump preview the 2019 NBA trade deadline, and whether the Washington Wizards — who are without John Wall for the season following heel surgery — should be buyers or sellers. They then (2:48) ask the same question for the Dallas Mavericks, who are reportedly fielding offers Continue Reading…

NBA Christmas Day matchups feature stars and storylines | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Amin Elhassan discuss Christmas Day matchups in the NBA and choose whether Paul George or James Harden is playing better right now, who is tougher to guard between Joel Embiid and Kyrie Irving and how likely Lakers-Warriors is to be a blowout for the defending champs. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN Continue Reading…

Worst NBA Free Throws Ever | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Byron Scott and Brian Windhorst of The Jump play “Make/Miss,” discussing the final season of Dwyane Wade’s career with the Miami Heat, a very unfortunate travel by Bam Adebayo in Heat vs. Rockets, Montrezl Harrell in Clippers vs. Mavericks, and John Wall not moving in Wizards vs. Rockets. They then (2:18) use a Continue Reading…

A message to NBA GMs mad about LeBron James’ comments on Anthony Davis | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Byron Scott of The Jump react to the report that some small-market NBA GMs are upset over comments made by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James about New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis, and what it means for the future of NBA free agency and trades. ✔ Subscribe to Continue Reading…

Will LeBron James struggle to recruit 2019 NBA free agents to Lakers? | The Jump

Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Byron Scott break down the Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers game in 2018 NBA preseason and whether Warriors vs Lakers is a legitimate rivalry (0:00). They also discuss what will be a successful season for Lonzo Ball (2:20), and whether superstar 2019 NBA free agents will want to Continue Reading…