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Today’s (on) topic: old basketball!
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The 90s Sonics overwhelmed teams with a revolutionary trap-and-switch defense. In this week's breakdown, I explain how it worked, why it's perfect for the modern NBA, and what current teams can learn from its strengths and weaknesses.https://t.co/ez0CeKJHDG pic.twitter.com/Obv8FK9MoZ
Former SB Nation-er Mike Prada has been looking at some of the league’s forgotten members, including these versions of the Seattle Supersonics from the 1990s. In this edition, Prada looks through their trapping/switching defensive scheme and how it would be applied to today’s NBA. The present day Milwaukee Bucks might not adapt anything from it, but you never know!
Today’s (off) topic: professional development
During COVID-19, I’ve been lucky enough to maintain my employment while maintaining my (social) distance from everybody else. This week, I’ve been neck-deep in learning all about data visualization software, and let me tell you: I enjoy it. What about you? What sorts of things do you try to learn for your career? What successes have you found from it? Let us know in the comments!
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