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Has Philly Already Won the Lottery?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 | 0 comments

The NBA played the final games of the regular season last night. For fans of the worst teams their long regional nightmare is over with...

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Abolish (Useless) NBA Divisions: Stepping Closer Towards Restructure

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 | 1 comment

I know saying one conference is distinctly better than the other may be considered oversimplification, but the Western Conference, when...

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How Dead Are You, Really?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 | 0 comments

It’s March, which means it’s time for sorry NBA teams to mail in the season and start losing games to improve their draft...

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More is More: Why Philadelphia Wants Your Picks

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 | 0 comments

The thing about this year’s trade deadline is that it was revealing for what it was rather than what it wasn’t. No “marquee” players...

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Following a Three-Teamer

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 | 0 comments

There’s a bookshelf in a closet in my parents’ house that sags mightily underneath the weight of binders and binders bulging...

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A Kamikaze Season

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 | 1 comment

The Philadelphia 76ers flew to Los Angeles and Oakland, playing the Clippers and Warriors, respectively. It seemed like a great way to...

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Profiles in Coaching: Brett Brown, the Right Man for the Job

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 | 0 comments

The fates of NBA head coaches are hopelessly intertwined with the abilities and personalities of their players. For that reason they...

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#10WordRecaps: December 16th, 2013

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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#10WordRecaps: December 11, 2013

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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Visualizing Efficiency and the Four Factors

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 | 0 comments

Above is a new version of a visualization I put together last year using team data from Basketball-Reference. On their season summary page...

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#10WordRecaps: December 3, 2013

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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Individual Scoring Variance

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Recently I shared project that had been percolating for awhile, looking at team offensive and defensive not just by efficiency, but also...

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Visualizing Jump Shots, Featuring Hero Ball in Toronto

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 | 1 comment

Last I started to look at the new SportVU data on jump shooting the NBA is sharing with its fans coming from tracking camera now in every...

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Early Returns on Expected Points Per Shot

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 16 comments

This weekend I was finally able to pull together the first round of Expected Points Per Shot (XPPS) numbers for teams, team...

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#10WordRecaps: November 20, 2013

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 0 comments

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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#10WordRecaps: November 18, 2013

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | 0 comments

Another day, another installment of #10WordRecaps. Every week night we will be collecting game recaps on Twitter, (in 10 words less) from...

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