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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 15

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Why Not Make March Madness Picks Based on Rest and Recovery?

March Madness is upon us. For these few weeks each spring, even the most casual sports fans around the country become transfixed with college basketball. Part of what makes filling out tournament brackets so much fun is that nobody has any idea what’s going to happen. On the other hand, this can also be quite…

Behind the Scenes With an NBA Performance Coach

“As a young performance coach, I started off doing it out of the back of my trunk, traveling from park to park, gym to gym, just trying to get as much experience as I could. I never thought I’d ever be doing anything like this. I’m tremendously excited and blessed to be in the position…

NBA’s Top Scorers Getting More Rest in Games

More than halfway through the 2016-17 season, the NBA’s leading scorers this year are a pair of point guards. First on the list is 6’3” Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who’s averaging 30.9 points per game. Second is the Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas, who’s putting up an astounding 29.9 points per contest despite…

New Labor Deals in Pro Sports Reflect Need for Rest and Recovery

Last month, both Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association negotiated new collective bargaining agreements with their respective players associations. Notable changes to MLB’s labor deal include shortening players’ minimum stints on the disabled list from 15 days to 10 days, and eliminating the rule that awarded home-field advantage in the World Series to…

Coaches Need Performance Optimization Too (Not Just Players)

Josh Wright holds a position with the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers that represents a new line of thinking in the world of professional sports. Wright’s official title is “assistant to the head coach,” but his primary job function is much more specific. While the team has a standard training staff on hand to see to…

76ers Too Cautious with Joel Embiid?

Wednesday, ESPN and ABC news reported that as part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement the league and players will form a “wearables committee.” From ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh: “In April, ESPN.com reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers were notified by the league office that guard Matthew Dellavedova was not allowed to wear a device called…

Who Takes the Big Shot?

As a sophomore at Villanova University, Kyle Lowry guided the Wildcats to a 28-5 record and a No. 3 national ranking. Lowry’s squad earned a top seed in the 2006 NCAA tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight before falling to eventual champion Florida. The point guard then declared for the NBA draft, and was…

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