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

Olympic Basketball: Expert Predictions and Aftermath
Olympic Basketball: Expert Predictions and Aftermath

After an unpredictable 2019 World Cup in China, we decided to once again gather the opinions of top basketball journalists for the Olympic tournament in Tokyo. 83 basketball journalists and analysts a[…]

Female athletes are invisible to fans (2,117 people survey)
Female athletes are invisible to fans (2,117 people survey)

RunRepeat, in partnership with Beyond Sport, surveyed 2,117 people about their role models in sports. Our hypothesis was that historical media dominance and promotion of male athletes will result in m[…]

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[…]

NBA salaries analysis (1991-2022)
NBA salaries analysis (1991-2022)

We spent 3 months collecting and analyzing 15,161 NBA salaries of 2,516 NBA players from 1990-91 to 2021-22 season. The research presents the most comprehensive analysis of salaries in the NBA league.[…]

NBA Team Values Analysis
NBA Team Values Analysis

In 2022, the value of NBA teams is $74.4 billion in total. Even though the Covid-19 outbreak affected the league by reducing the league's revenue by 19%, NBA teams' value increased by 11.7%. We analyz[…]

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[…]

70 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,504 players analyzed]
70 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,504 players analyzed]

“You can’t teach height” - Red Auerbach We spent 2 months analyzing 24,841 records of 4,504 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 new basketball shoes
Best new basketball shoes

If you want the latest releases of Nike, Converse, Adidas, or Under Armour, you come to the right place. In this special collection, we’ve rounded up and tested the best new basketball shoes out[…]

Best cheap Nike basketball shoes
Best cheap Nike basketball shoes

Nike is second to none when it comes to popularity and dominance in the basketball shoe market. To further widen their reach, they release signature shoes of LeBron, Kyrie, Kobe, and KD at lower price[…]

Best New Balance basketball shoes
Best New Balance basketball shoes

The limited (high-quality) lineup of New Balance basketball shoes is perfect for players who can do it all. Instead of saturating the market with a good quantity of basketball footwear, the NB brand o[…]

Best Reebok basketball shoes
Best Reebok basketball shoes

During its golden years, around the 80s and early 2000s, the Reebok brand was a true force to be reckoned with when it came to basketball shoes and athletic and lifestyle footwear. Although they curre[…]

Best mid top basketball shoes
Best mid top basketball shoes

Mid-top shoes are a great option for all-around players. Lighter than a high top, yet slightly heavier than a low top, the mid-top or mid-cut basketball shoes offer more versatility, allowing you to s[…]

Best low top Nike basketball shoes
Best low top Nike basketball shoes

The Nike brand is the undisputed king of basketball shoes. In fact, more than 80% of the professional players playing in the NBA today are wearing Nike shoes, with legendary names like Lebron James, K[…]

Best basketball shoes for ankle support
Best basketball shoes for ankle support

Support is an important part of every basketball shoe. When a lockdown isn't so secure, sprints become wobbly, shots are unstable, and the whole game just crumbles. Hence, sports shoemakers like Nike[…]

Best outdoor basketball shoes
Best outdoor basketball shoes

Basketball is largely an indoor sport. Officially, it is played on well-maintained hardwood courts. Because of this, brands like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas often produce basketball shoes that are[…]

Best PUMA basketball shoes
Best PUMA basketball shoes

Nike (together with its subsidiary Jordan) and Adidas have long been the most dominant players in the basketball shoe market. However, this did not stop PUMA from re-entering the game in 2018 after ar[…]

Best Adidas basketball shoes
Best Adidas basketball shoes

Adidas is a trusted brand when it comes to sportswear. The Three Stripes’ basketball shoes and other apparel always go neck to neck with the competing Nike products. Basketball, on the other han[…]

Best Nike Lebron basketball shoes
Best Nike Lebron basketball shoes

LeBron James isn’t called ‘The King’ for nothing. His signature basketball shoes dominate the market as much as he dominates the court. With lots of LeBron models available on the ma[…]

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. This makes quite an extensive r[…]

Best cheap basketball shoes
Best cheap basketball shoes

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

Best low top basketball shoes
Best low top basketball shoes

Basketball shoes are often said to be better off as high tops because the high collar is there for more stability. However, scientific evidence does not support this notion. Low-top basketball shoes a[…]

Best basketball shoes
Best basketball shoes

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

Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Nike KD 16
83
Good!
New Balance Hesi Low
80
Good!
Jordan Luka 2
87
Great!
Nike G.T. Jump 2
87
Great!
New Balance Fresh Foam BB
78
Good!
Puma All Pro Nitro
90
Superb!
Adidas Dame Certified
85
Great!
New Balance TWO WXY V4
72
Bad!
Adidas Trae Young 3
90
Superb!
Reebok Shaq Attaq
84
Good!
Reebok Answer IV
85
Great!
Adidas D.O.N. Issue #4
85
Great!
Reebok Answer DMX
89
Great!
Reebok Blast
75
Decent!
Adidas Trae Young 2
78
Good!
Reebok Question Mid
85
Great!
Nike Ja 1
88
Great!
Adidas Harden Vol. 7
91
Superb!
Adidas Harden Stepback 3
88
Great!
Under Armour Lockdown 6
87
Great!
Under Armour Curry Flow 10
88
Great!
PUMA Court Rider
85
Great!
PUMA TRC Blaze Court
72
Bad!
PUMA Rise Nitro
84
Good!
Nike Lebron Witness 7
89
Great!
Nike Lebron NXXT GEN
89
Great!
Nike Cosmic Unity 3
78
Good!
PUMA MB.02
90
Superb!
Nike Air Deldon
80
Good!
Nike Air Max Impact 4
81
Good!
Nike Lebron 20
93
Superb!
Nike Zoom Freak 4
88
Great!
Nike Cosmic Unity 2
84
Good!
Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2
82
Good!
Nike Precision 6
84
Good!
Jordan Luka 1
90
Superb!
Nike Giannis Immortality 2
84
Good!
Jordan Zion 2
89
Great!
Nike KD 15
92
Superb!
Adidas Dame 8
89
Great!