HoopsHype David Nurse

Emmanuel Mudiay: Made in China

Draft prospect Emmanuel Mudiay passed on college ball to spend one season in China's CBA. How did that go? Skills development guru breaks it down for HoopsHype.

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The secret society of the 3-and-D

If you can play great defense and hit the three consistently, you are likely to find a job in the NBA. Who are the best players in the league with that particular set of skills? Pro shooting coach David Nurse gives us his Top 5.

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The curious case for Swaggy P

Lakers guard Nick Young is much more substance than swag, says skills development guru David Nurse.

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Why is Monta Ellis so much better now?

Skills development guru David Nurse explains the transformation of Monta Ellis from high-volume chucker to the smart and efficient scorer we see in Dallas these days.

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Is time up for Kobe Bryant?

He leads the NBA in scoring, but is NBA legend Kobe Bryant still a superstar? Skills development guru David Nurse answers.

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Lakers head coach Byron Scott couldn't be more wrong about the importance of outside shooting.

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Does Klay Thompson deserve a max contract?

Skill development coach David Nurse breaks down Klay Thompson's game to answer the big question facing the Warriors.

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Who is Kenneth Faried?

The Manimal dominated at the World Cup and is now looking to get paid as a star. But is he one? Skills development coach David Nurse breaks down his game and delivers an answer.

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Everybody is doing and it makes total sense, says skills development coach David Nurse.

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Is Eric Bledsoe a No. 1 guy?

Free agent guard Eric Bledsoe wants a maximum contract. Does he deserve it? Skills development coach David Nurse gives his two cents on the topic.

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Who is Nikola Mirotic?

Skills development coach David Nurse is pretty confident new Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will become the next European NBA star.

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The curious case of Lance Stephenson

There's many flawed perceptions – both positive and negative – about Lance Stephenson as a player, writes skills development coach David Nurse.

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Who is Carmelo Anthony?

There's one place west of New York where the true Carmelo Anthony can finally shine, says skills development coach David Nurse.

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Why the Spurs won

The San Antonio Spurs put on a shooting and passing clinic on their way to the NBA title. Not much Miami could do against that team effort by a first-class squad.

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What's wrong with Dante Exum's game?

Skills development coach David Nurse is pretty sure Dante Exum is going to become an NBA superstar. But that jump shot needs some fixing.

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What's wrong with Joel Embiid's game?

Not an awful lot for a guy that's been playing competitive basketball for just three years, says skills development coach David Nurse.

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What's wrong with Andrew Wiggins' game?

While he has a bunch of obvious flaws, potential No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins has received plenty of unfair criticism, says skills development coach David Nurse.

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Why is Blake Griffin so much better now?

Blake Griffin would be the MVP of the season if not for Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Skills development coach David Nurse explains how the Clippers All-Star forward became such a beast.

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Even the most famous basketball player ever had his flaws. Actually, skills development coach David Nurse says Michael Jordan was overrated.

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How to fix JR Smith's game

Knicks guard JR Smith is extremely skilled, so why is he so inefficient? Skills development coach David Nurse has answers and solutions.

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