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Jackson Frank

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Jackson Frank is a freelance NBA writer located in Philadelphia and has been covering the NBA for nearly 7 years. Previously, he's written at places such as Dime UPROXX, The Athletic and SB Nation. He enjoys a good burger and will always have a soft spot for defensive-minded wings with a shaky jumper.

Articles by Jackson Frank (45)

Isaiah Hartenstein Can Help Take The Thunder To A New Level

Key Highlights During the second round of the playoffs, the Oklahoma City Thunder held a plus-5.3 net rating with Chet Holmgren on the floor and a minus-15.0 net rating when he was on the bench The Thunder finished 27th in offensive rebounding rate last season, while Isaiah Hartenstein ranked in the 92nd percentile individually Hartenstein […]

Jackson Frank  •  11 Jul 2024
4 Thoughts On Paul George’s Fit With The Sixers

Key Highlights Paul George has agreed to a four-year, $212 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers George shot 45.4 percent on catch-and-shoot threes in 2023-24 According to Cleaning the Glass, he’s ranked in the 90th percentile or better in steal rate 10 times throughout his 14-year career After months of speculation and increasingly firm reporting, […]

Jackson Frank  •  02 Jul 2024
The Thunder Made A Home Run Move In Acquiring Alex Caruso

Key Highlights The Oklahoma City Thunder are acquiring Alex Caruso from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Josh Giddey Caruso has ranked in the 94th percentile or better in Defensive Estimated Plus-Minus each of the past four seasons He’s made an All-Defensive Team the last two years (first in 2023, second in 2024) According to […]

Jackson Frank  •  20 Jun 2024
Jayson Tatum Found Himself In Game 5 And Led The Celtics To A Title

Key Highlights Jayson Tatum dropped 31 points, 11 assists (two turnovers), eight rebounds and two steals in Game 5 to power the Boston Celtics past the Dallas Mavericks and win the 2023-24 NBA Finals Despite shooting 1-of-7 from beyond the arc, Tatum was 10-of-17 on two-pointers, including 8-of-11 at the rim Jayson Tatum’s Game 5 […]

Jackson Frank  •  18 Jun 2024
3 Questions For Game 5 Of The NBA Finals

Key Highlights The Dallas Mavericks‘ 133.3 offensive rating in Game 4 was their highest of the playoffs They posted a 38.9 percent offensive rebounding rate, which was their second-best mark of the playoffs The Boston Celtics‘ 85.7 offensive rating was their second-lowest number of the year, including the regular season and playoffs Standing toe-to-toe with […]

Jackson Frank  •  17 Jun 2024
How The Celtics Picked Apart The Mavs In Game 3

Key Highlights Despite the absence of Kristaps Porzingis, the Boston Celtics posted their best half-court offensive rating of the series in Game 3 (108.9) Jaylen Brown starred again with 30 points, including 10-of-13 shooting inside the arc Behind 31 points, Jayson Tatum broke out of his shooting slump, while adding six rebounds, five assists and […]

Jackson Frank  •  13 Jun 2024
Jaylen Brown Was The Celtics’ Tone-Setter In Game 1

Key Highlights Jaylen Brown dropped 22 points, six rebounds, three steals, three blocks and two assists in the Boston Celtics‘ Game 1 rout of the Dallas Mavericks Brown served as Luka Doncic‘s primary defender and forced two turnovers against him The Celtics outscored Dallas by 12 points during Brown’s 37 minutes Game 1 required mere […]

Jackson Frank  •  07 Jun 2024
5 Storylines That May Shape The 2024 NBA Finals

Key Highlights The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks faced off once this season following the trade deadline, when Boston won, 138-110 Dallas’ now-vaunted defense struggled to contain the Celtics, which hit 21 threes and posted a 136.6 offensive rating Despite the blowout loss, Luka Doncic was terrific with 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists […]

Jackson Frank  •  05 Jun 2024
Game 5 Was The Ultimate Affirmation Of The Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving Experiment

Key Highlights Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving combined for a playoff-best 72 points on 69.1 percent true shooting in the Dallas Mavericks‘ Game 5 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves The Mavericks’ 129.8 offensive rating in the half-court was the second-highest mark Minnesota has allowed all season Doncic and Irving put on a shot-making extravaganza, attempting […]

Jackson Frank  •  31 May 2024
Jrue Holiday Is Showing Exactly Why The Celtics Traded For Him

Key Highlights Jrue Holiday averaged 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists (2.3 turnovers) and 1.2 steals per game during the Eastern Conference Finals He shot 77.2 percent on two-pointers, 41.7 percent from deep, and 100 percent at the line (73.4 percent true shooting) His 74 points in the series marked his most across any four-game […]

Jackson Frank  •  30 May 2024