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Two Week Windows: A Basketball Evaluation Manifesto

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 | 3 comments

We’re proud to share this guest post from Brad Stenger, a Rochester, New York, journalist and researcher. You can find more from...

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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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Drives in SportVU: Where Evan Turner is Not Looking For the Pass

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 | 1 comment

Back in the days of yore before SportVU video tracking data was available to fans, like September, I was doing a series on shot creation...

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Weekly NBA Stat Pack

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 | 0 comments

We are back with another group of of statistics that found a way to fly under the radar for the week that was in the NBA. No player is...

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The r-squared Podcast: Episode 4 with Tom Sunnergren

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 | 0 comments

Today’s episode features a conversation with Tom Sunnergren, who covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Hoop76, part of ESPN’s...

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30/8/5 on 50/40/90: Another Weekly Roundtable

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 | 2 comments

  These weekly roundtables have quickly become a part of our weekly routines and we have every intention of extending through the...

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At The Ground Floor: A Philadelphia 76ers Season Preview

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 | 1 comment

  This year, for the first time, Hickory-High will be tackling the challenging of crafting season previews for all thirty NBA teams....

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Shot Selection Round-Up: Part 1

Posted by on May 10, 2013 | 2 comments

  Shot selection and specifically shot locations have become a larger and larger part of the basketball conversation. It’s a...

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Interview with Herb Magee

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 | 2 comments

  I recently talked with a very special man in the basketball world – 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee known as the “shot...

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Weekly Stats Recap

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 | 0 comments

  This week I took a look at which statistic had a greater impact on a game’s outcome, transition points or points in the paint. I...

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The Previews Of The Roundtable: Atlantic Division

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 | 2 comments

  NBA basketball is going to be here before you know it and the staff of Hickory-High is licking their chops. This is the second...

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Making Change

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 | 0 comments

  Last week, I laid out a theoretical experiment at Hardwood Paroxysm for the basketball laboratory of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James....

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Boston and Philadelphia: Game 2 Video Playbook

Posted by on May 15, 2012 | 2 comments

  Over the next few weeks, Jordan Kahn will be providing video breakdowns of key sets and plays from many of the playoff games. Check...

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Last Night’s Numbers – 5/14/12

Posted by on May 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Kyle Soppe also writes about the NBA for Pickin’ Splinters. Follow him on Twitter. On some nights, the MVP of a given game is tough...

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Chicago and Philadelphia: Game 6 Video Playbook

Posted by on May 12, 2012 | 0 comments

  Over the next few weeks, Jordan Kahn will be providing video breakdowns of key sets and plays from many of the playoff games. Check...

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Last Night’s Numbers – 5/7/12

Posted by on May 7, 2012 | 0 comments

  Kyle Soppe also writes about the NBA for Pickin’ Splinters. Follow him on Twitter. Hopefully you had some time this weekend...

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