Understanding & Evaluating Tight Ends At A Deeper Level

Andrew Beck. (Justin Wells/IT)
Andrew Beck. (Justin Wells/IT)

When you want to know whether a player in the NBA can play extended minutes “going small”, the question isn’t whether your 3 can score on a post player. We know he can. The question is whether he can hold up defending on the other end and what he costs you elsewhere. Giving up 35 to score 30 isn’t smart basketball.

If you’ll extend that thinking to basketball-on-grass, tight end has its own cost-benefit calculus.

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