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 Basketball shoes for men
Best Basketball shoes for men

Given the popularity of the NBA and its roster of star athletes, basketball is a sport more readily associated with men than women. Hence, it comes as no surprise that shoes and other apparel created[…]

Best White basketball shoes
Best White basketball shoes

Best Pink basketball shoes
Best Pink basketball shoes

Best Black basketball shoes
Best Black basketball shoes

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Best Kyrie shoes
Best Kyrie shoes

Kyrie Irving is easily among the most popular players in the league. He is known for his quirkiness and being very nimble on the court. He has unconventional beliefs and style as well. His shoes aren&[…]

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. We got our hands on over 90[…]

Best Kobe shoes
Best Kobe shoes

If you are Kobe Bryant, not even retirement or death can stop your shoes from saturating the market. Up to this day, the best Kobe shoes are still being sold like pancakes by both online and offline r[…]

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 over 20 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 reviewed over[…]

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

Adidas Dame 7
90
Superb!

Who should buy the Adidas Dame 7 The Adidas Dame 7 is for: Signature shoe hunters on a budget Shifty players Outdoor hoopers Who should NOT buy the Adidas Dame 7 The Dame 7 is not for you if you are h[…]

Nike Lebron 18
89
Superb!

Who should buy the Nike LeBron 18 The Nike LeBron 18 is good for: heavier players who need supreme cushioning players who do not engage much in quick direction changes and lateral movements Who should[…]

Nike LeBron 17
88
Great!

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

Adidas Exhibit A
71
Bad!
Nike Lebron 19
67
Bad!

You know something's amiss when the signature player himself gives up on his signature shoe. LeBron James has not been wearing the LeBron 19s in his games, and it looks like it's for good measure. The[…]

Adidas D Rose Son Of Chi
85
Great!

In a nutshell, it can be said that the Adidas D Rose Son of Chi delivered on the big stuff (at least for guards), but it kinda messed on the little things. You know how it is with the "little things"[…]

Adidas Pro Model 2G Low
80
Good!

Adidas made the right decision to bring back the Pro Model 2G Low to life. This shoe is fortified with modern tech to make it more competitive on court, and players are very accepting of it. It's quit[…]

Adidas Trae Young 1
84
Great!

Trae Young's first signature shoe is a fair indoor performer. A major concern is that different versions of the shoe also perform differently. Buyers may want to dig deeper into the specs of the Adida[…]

Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra
77
Good!

The name Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra is quite a mouthful, and this is quite indicative of how it performs. You see, it has all the good stuff, but these parts don't seem to come together nicely. This sh[…]

Nike KD Trey 5 IX
80
Good!

The price of Nike KD Trey 5 IX is lowered and, unfortunately, it comes with a little compromise in terms of quality. Specifically, this shoe has issues when it comes to traction and bounce. This, howe[…]

Under Armour Lockdown 5
81
Good!

Potential buyers shouldn't be fooled into thinking that cheap shoes entail subpar performance. This definitely is not the case with the Under Armour Lockdown 5. This basketball shoe is so well-rounded[…]

Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run
77
Good!

Basketball players and even sprinters won't feel cheated when they wear the Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run. True to its name, this basketball shoe is equipped with features that make running more energized an[…]

Nike Renew Elevate 2
65
Bad!

Because it's quite affordable, the Nike Renew Elevate 2 is used by many people, though not always for basketball. Some use it at work, some use it as their shoes for walking. Hence, we can't say just[…]

Nike Giannis Immortality
80
Good!

The Nike Giannis Immortality is a budget model, and it shows especially in how it performs. Don't get us wrong, it's not really THAT bad. However, it sure still leaves a lot to be desired. After all,[…]

Air Jordan XXXVI
82
Good!

The Air Jordan XXXVI is not perfect, but it does not have real performance issues either. It effortlessly checks all the right boxes, and its wearer is guaranteed to have a really good time on the har[…]

Under Armour Curry 3Z5
80
Good!

The Under Armour Curry 3Z5 is a takedown model and it's more affordable. Luckily, this price drop did not put the design and materials of this shoe in jeopardy. Players, especially guards, will truly[…]

Nike Kyrie Low 4
84
Great!

The Nike Kyrie Low 4 is quite hard to resist. Its weaknesses are well compensated for by how noteworthy the shoe's actual strengths are. In simpler words, this shoe is another case of the advantages o[…]

New Balance TWO WXY
79
Good!

The New Balance TWO WXY is a shoe that guards or lighter players who love court feel will truly appreciate. There aren't serious performance issues to speak of so this shoe from NB Hoops is definitely[…]

Adidas D.O.N. Issue #3
81
Good!

Frankly speaking, the Adidas DON Issue #3 is a shoe that is not as versatile as we would have wanted. It's built for one player, and that's Donovan Mitchell. People have to be similar to him in terms[…]

Puma Court Rider
56
Bad!

The reviews seem to tell us that the Puma Court Rider is better used as a sneaker rather than a performance basketball shoe. There are basketball shoes that are better suited for on-court action, and[…]

Adidas T-Mac 2.0 Restomod
81
Good!

The Adidas T-Mac 2 Restomod is among 2021's most celebrated performance basketball shoes, but wearers talk about its nostalgic aesthetics more than its on-court performance. Because of this, we are su[…]

Nike Kobe 6 Protro
83
Good!

Nike is right in bringing back the Nike Kobe 6 in its Protro version because the anticipation and eventual reception are crazy! Boy, the shoe surely did not disappoint, especially performance-wise! Ko[…]

Puma Dreamer 2
81
Good!

The fact that there are just a few Puma Dreamer 2 reviews available is an indication that this shoe is one that can easily be overlooked. It may be good, but it does not create enough buzz to be inter[…]