All Quiet on the Western Front (For Now)

The NBA Playoffs are fast approaching with only a few games left on regular season schedules. Those few who have already solidified their place are on auto-pilot while a respectable few are also playing hard in the hope of building toward next season (Jazz, Wolves). Then there are the rest (Sixers, Knicks) who don’t seem […]

NBA Doppelgangers: A Look at Current Rosters and How They Compare All-Time

One of the main debates concerning the game of basketball and the NBA revolves around how teams compare to others in history. We often ask ourselves; has there been a team like the 90s Chicago Bulls? Showtime Lakers? Bird Celtics? Shaq-Kobe Lakers? These questions are all great thought experiments but ultimately very difficult to objectively […]

Another Look at Wiggins, Parker, LaVine and Antetokounmpo, 30 Games In

Recently, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight assessed the state of the #1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins. Statistically, Wiggins was viewed in comparison to other 19 year old rookies and how they fared after 30 games of play. This was a brilliant idea as comparable 19 year olds were ranked based off of box score averages, but […]

Is the Point Guard Position the Most Competitive in the NBA?

As an avid basketball fan and statistician, I immerse myself with all things basketball which includes watching and reading popular media such as Grantland, FiveThirtyEight, and (my favorite for the added comedic reasons) Inside the NBA. In the past few weeks, I have heard the claim from basketball analysts on these channels that the point […]

Are DeAndre Jordan and Andre Drummond Top Five Players?

It is no secret that from a pure talent perspective and all-around game that LeBron James and Kevin Durant rank No. 1 and No. 2 in some order. However, what if I told you that a rebound was more valuable than an assist or steal? If I did so, then you would proceed to reweight […]

NBA Player Rankings: A Different Approach

In today’s world of advanced metrics, SportVU player tracking data — and just the general opinions of many regarding the NBA — there are too many instances where players talents are evaluated, compared, and debated based on arbitrary claims and confusion (I’m looking at you, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith). While I too am […]