Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.


Articles

Gloomy Future for Domestic Players in EuroLeague
Gloomy Future for Domestic Players in EuroLeague

After analyzing the influence and continued growth of American players in the EuroLeague, we decided to look at the evolution of domestic players in the highest European basketball competition. We ana[…]

Unexpected Benefits of the NBA Bubble [injury analysis]
Unexpected Benefits of the NBA Bubble [injury analysis]

172 games were played in the Orland bubble, 89 seeding, and 83 playoff games. We analyzed the first 89 games of each of the past 5 seasons (corresponding with 89 bubble seeding games), along with 5 pr[…]

"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons
"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons

We analyzed 2,581 players from 85 Euroleague teams from 2000-01 to 2019-20 season. The focus was on players from the USA, and their continued growth over the years. Summary: USA players dominate the E[…]

82 Stats on Dunks in the NBA
82 Stats on Dunks in the NBA

"I always used slam-dunking as a tool for intimidation." - Dominique Wilkins The purpose of this page is to provide detailed stats about dunks in the NBA league. Feel free to use this information as l[…]

FIBA WC 2019 Quarterfinals - Visualized
FIBA WC 2019 Quarterfinals - Visualized

We decided to dive into statistics and create visual head-to-head comparisons of the World Cup quarterfinalists. Radar charts are created for easier H2H comparison of the opposing teams through offens[…]

FIBA World Cup 2019 - Journalist Roundup
FIBA World Cup 2019 - Journalist Roundup

We conducted a 7-day survey among journalists from 32 countries participating in the basketball World Cup. The journalists gave us answers to 12 questions regarding team and individual performances on[…]

The Ultimate Analysis of NBA Salaries [1991-2019]
The Ultimate Analysis of NBA Salaries [1991-2019]

Summary We spent 3 months conducting the largest research on salaries in the NBA league. The database contains 12,211 NBA players’ salaries dating from 1990-91 to the 2018-19 season, with a tota[…]

21st Century NBA Team Values Analysis
21st Century NBA Team Values Analysis

In 2001, the NBA generated $2.5 billion in revenue from its teams. Ten years later it was $4 billion, and in 2018, the revenue grew to $8 billion. NBA teams are earning more and more money for their o[…]

Shortest vs Tallest NBA Player -Dive Into the Extremes of the NBA
Shortest vs Tallest NBA Player -Dive Into the Extremes of the NBA

Will you have a better playing career if you are the shortest or tallest NBA player? It seems logical that the game played "above the rim" should be more suitable for the "giants". However, we did an[…]

150 Basketball Movies - the Ultimate Guide
150 Basketball Movies - the Ultimate Guide

"Basketball is like poetry in motion; cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he's fallin back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, "What?" " - Jesus Shuttleswo[…]

The Most Popular Euroleague Teams
The Most Popular Euroleague Teams

Summary: Fans of Euroleague teams fill 68% of their arenas capacities on average Only 2 teams (Zalgiris and Maccabi) gather more than 90% of their arena's capacity 7 teams in total have above the aver[…]

69 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,379 players analyzed]
69 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,379 players analyzed]

“You can’t teach height” - Red Auerbach We spent 2 months analyzing 24,489 records of 4,379 NBA players during 69 NBA seasons in order to show how the game of basketball evolved thro[…]

Guides

High-top vs. Low-top Basketball Shoes
High-top vs. Low-top Basketball Shoes

After spending over 100 hours summarizing 30 scientific studies and analyzing over 450 models from RunRepeat’s shoe database, we’re delivering an ultimate guide that will answer all of you[…]

Best Nike basketball shoes
Best Nike basketball shoes

When it comes to sports footwear, Nike leads. This holds true even in performance basketball where the brand and its subsidiary Jordan hold more than 80% of the market. How we come up with the top 10[…]

Best Cheap basketball shoes
Best Cheap basketball shoes

Getting more for less is always appealing to consumers. Because of this, brands such as Adidas, Under Armour, and even industry leader Nike make cheap basketball shoes available for everyone. How we c[…]

Best Basketball shoes
Best Basketball shoes

Basketball is a combination of running, jumping, quick stops, and abrupt direction changes. Other shoes support some of these movements, but only the right basketball shoes support them all. Why baske[…]

Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Adidas Dame 7
90
Superb!

The verdict from 6 experts and 100+ users The Dame 7 has “no serious weaknesses,” but experts can’t stop comparing it to others that are better. Although a “very solid shoe&rdq[…]

Nike Lebron 18
87
Great!

The verdict from 3 experts and 13 users The Nike LeBron 18 is a much hyped shoe that simply did not live up to the expectations of many. While all experts agree that this is “definitely a big bo[…]

Nike LeBron 17
90
Superb!

The verdict from 13 experts and 100+ users Experts are cautious because the shoe just performs inconsistently overall. They say that they “look forward to taking them off” after a game and[…]

Reviews

Jordan Zion 1
83
Great!

Players are definitely excited for the new Jordan signature line for Zion Williamson, but they still saw a lot of room for improvement. They compare it with other signature shoes from Nike such as the[…]

Under Armour Spawn 3
82
Good!

The Under Armour Spawn 3 is a well-received shoe, and players don't have qualms recommending it to others. Yes, there are issues here and there, but they surely are not that significant to be dealbrea[…]

Nike KD 14
82
Good!
Jordan One Take II
83
Great!

Even with just a few reviews in, the Jordan One Take II is already not having the best welcome. Of course, it has its strengths, but major performance issues are easily pointed out. Even at its relati[…]

Nike Cosmic Unity
81
Good!

Players say that the Nike Cosmic Unity is a generally good performer. It delivers what a basketball shoe should, albeit not in exceptional terms.

Under Armour Embiid One
84
Great!

Joel Embiid's signature line from Under Armour is off to a good start with the Embiid One. It is obviously built for a big man, but the shoe is still flexible enough to catch the interest and patronag[…]

Nike Zoom Rize 2
86
Great!

The Nike Zoom Rize 2 is a good pick. It performs well overall, but it's surely not perfect. There are points where improvement is needed, but they are still not significant enough to stop players from[…]

Nike Lebron Witness 5
83
Great!

The Nike LeBron Witness 5 is truly affordable, given the usual prices of signature LeBron shoes. It provides the basics, but the price cut apparently comes with a significant downgrade in terms of ove[…]

Nike Kyrie Flytrap 4
74
Good!

Yes, the Nike brought the price of the Kyrie Flytrap 4 down, but it's at the expense of quality and performance. From the cheap-feeling materials down to the inconsistent traction, it brings more prob[…]

Jordan Why Not Zer0.4
88
Great!

A shoe with serious flaws - this is how the Jordan Why Not Zer0.4 is characterized. With this, it's clearly not the best choice. The Under Armour Curry 8 and the Jordan One Take are only two of the ba[…]

Nike PG 5
87
Great!

They may explain it in different ways, but players agree that the Nike PG5 is the redemption needed after the disappointment that was the PG4. They even predict that the fifth PGs will be among the to[…]

Puma Clyde All-Pro
84
Great!

The Puma Clyde All-Pro is assessed to be even better than, or at least comparable to, the Nike Kobe 9, which critics say is among the greatest basketball shoes. The All-Pro's bad points are either eas[…]

Under Armour Curry 8
85
Great!

The Under Armour Curry Flow 8 is a "phenomenal hoop shoe" for guards. The traction, cushion, and even the support features are all geared toward the needs of quicker and lighter players. Heavier playe[…]

Adidas Harden Vol. 5
73
Decent!

The Adidas Harden Vol. 5 is very difficult to love. It fails in almost all aspects that matter to a basketball player. One still has to be nitpicky to come up with good things to say about it. Though[…]

Adidas D Rose 11
92
Superb!

The D Rose 11 basically puts the D Rose line back on the map after a series of flops since the D Rose 8. Even so, it still pales in comparison to other basketball shoes because some of its features ar[…]

Nike Air Precision 2 NBK
80
Good!

The Air Precision 2 NBK is another affordable and high-performing offer from Nike. This mid-top just offers an ample amount of support, comfort, and traction. It simply delivers more than its $70 pric[…]

Under Armour HOVR Havoc 3
84
Great!

The third HOVR Havoc from Under Armour seems like a shoe for quick guards. It provides a lot of a court feel and is quite grippy on indoor courts. It is also quite supportive. Bigger players who need[…]

Nike KD 8
87
Great!

The Nike KD 8 was expected to deliver, and it surely did not disappoint. The materials and Nike technologies used to create it have worked together to deliver high levels of support, comfort, traction[…]

Nike Kybrid S2
85
Great!

While irresistibly attractive, the Nike Kybrid S2 still leaves so much to be desired performance-wise. It didn't help that the similarly priced Kyrie 7, which arguably has better specs, debuted only a[…]

Nike Kyrie 7
83
Great!

Even with a downgraded traction, the Nike Kyrie 7 still stands as the overall better option than the Kyrie 6. The 7 just performs well on aspects that matter. It's already a bonus that it looks good e[…]