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These Beautiful Charts Show How Well Your NBA Team Spreads The Ball

In another cool application of SportVU technology, Andrew Bergmann of the Hangtime blog on has put together some beautiful charts showing how often different NBA starters pass to each other.

The line thicknesses above represent the relative number of passes between two players (in either direction; not all of these are two-way streets). They're impressively intuitive graphics, giving you an immediate sense of the NBA's biggest combos (Rubio-Love, Paul-Griffin), which teams spread the ball well (Indiana, Houston, Miami, and Orlando, among others), and which teams might be having some issues (Denver, Milwaukee, New Orleans, and Philadelphia—you'll also notice that the Trail Blazers continue to avoid Robin Lopez).


Go check out all the teams over on Hangtime; they're worth a look.

[ | via Fast Company]

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