The Box and One

The Box and One
Basketball, NBA Draft and in-depth X's and O's site dedicated towards elevating the conversation around the game
Created 20 Sep 2021
  • The Box and One Podcast, Ep. 8: Matt Way
    23 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Matt Way (@waymatth) from Detroit Bad Boys joins the podcast to discuss the Detroit Pistons, their young players in Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart, and what the franchis...
  • Out of the gates: Jalen Duren vs. Chet Holmgren
    22 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 1 2
    Early in this scouting season, a narrative is already developing: Chet Holmgren from Gonzaga and Paolo Banchero from Duke are the two best prospects in college basketball. Both were highly-touted guys...
  • From Scratch: How the Houston Rockets Got Here
    19 Nov 2021 • 13 min read
    This publication is part of a long-term case study performed by Ray LeBov and Adam Spinella on team-building efforts in the NBA. The Houston Rockets are one of five teams central to the case study, an...
  • On the Fringes: Nov. 18 Prospect Update
    19 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    While about 90% of attention will be paid to the top 20-30 prospects in this year’s draft, there’s a lot more to scouting than nailing the top of your board. Unearthing gems is what we love about the ...
  • Killian Hayes: Patience & Comfort
    18 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    “Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.” Thanks to a few rookies who have come in a made instant impacts, the NBA has become a cruel breeding ground for impatience with young players. In ...
  • G-League Check-In: November 2021
    17 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Man, the talent in the G-League is at an all-time high. Down in the developmental systems of the NBA are bountiful talents working on their game, simultaneously working to improve their craft and prov...
  • The Box and One Podcast, Ep. 7: Jordan Sperber
    16 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    On this week’s episode of The Box and One podcast, former Division I basketball coach and current college basketball analyst Jordan Sperber stopped by to discuss the ongoing season, different trends h...
  • Watchalong: Gonzaga vs. Texas
    14 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    When we started this substack with paid content, we talked about having some unique new opportunities once games started up. One of them were scouting watch-alongs, ways we could dive into film, point...
  • An Early Check-In on Jaden Hardy
    13 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Earlier this week, someone on Twitter asked us how we felt about Jaden Hardy’s debut and whether it would change our perception of him as our preseason #1 prospect. Our initial response: changing a pe...
  • Debut Tidbits: 9 Standouts from Opening Night
    11 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    It’s finally here. The long-awaited tip-off to the 2021-22 college basketball season has draft junkies and scouts out in full force. Tuesday and Wednesday this week offered the first opportunity to se...
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