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  1. Sacramento Kings will seek analysis from the public prior to maki...

    Brian Windhorst

    The Sacramento Kings have launched what is believed to be the NBA's first crowdsourcing program to help make their draft pick.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  2. ESPN Forecast: Sizing up the NBA's top coaches

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Which teams have the best coaches walking the sidelines? Here's what we found out in the first edition of our NBA front office rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  3. NBA - Tracking referees is the next step in NBA analytics

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton breaks down the idea of tracking referees throughout every NBA game.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. Dallas Mavericks prove to be perfect landing spot for Monta Ellis...

    Jordan Brenner

    In ESPN The Magazine, Jordan Brenner writes about how the Dallas Mavericks finally figured out what to do with Monta Ellis.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  5. Is MIT Sloan now the majority party?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Courtesy of Samantha Yanofsky In a few short years, MIT Sloan has gone from "What's that?" to "Who's Who." Two years ago at the 2011 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, an NBA player agent was spotted roaming the halls of the Boston C...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. NBA - Key points from MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton provides the key points from the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  7. NBA -- Ranking each team on corner 3s

    Tom Haberstroh

    The numbers show that teams increasingly see the merits of 3-pointers launched from the corner

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2013
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    John Mitchell of The Philadelphia Inquirer: During the team's search for a new general manager, there was much talk of adding a guy experienced steeped in applying analytics (think baseball's Billy Beane and "Moneyball") to the front office. However,...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  9. Tony DiLeo ready to call the shots as new Philadelphia 76ers GM

    Tony DiLeo worked two decades with the 76ers watching general managers apply every philosophy toward crafting an NBA champion.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  10. Beyond next season, how are Mavs positioned?

    Jeff Caplan

    The ESPN.com Insiders are it again, analyzing today's moves and predicting tomorrow's successes or failures. So how do draft guru Chad Ford and analytics wiz John Hollinger see the Dallas Mavericks' moves -- from the decision not to re-sign Tyson ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  11. Player tracking transforming NBA analytics

    Zach McCann

    You ever wonder what NBA assistant coaches are scribbling on their clipboards during games? They're taking down stats. But not the stats you'll read in any box score. They're logging numbers like touches in the paint, passes per possession, thre...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  12. Rethinking hoops with advanced analytics

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last summer, in the hoops-bereft doldrums of August, Basketball Prospectus recruiting guru Drew Cannon released the findings of a study he conducted on the ways the recruiting "market" -- the coaches and analysts who value players and create the rank...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  13. Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks calls statement at conference 'to...

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban issued a statement on his blog Friday, apologizing for a remark he made last Saturday at a conference in Boston.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  14. Solving for W

    Jim Cavan/KnickerBlogger

    This year's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference featured a bevy of fascinating papers, panels and discussions, a good grip of them basketball-centric. Taken together, they paint a picture of an NBA stats landscape that had even Bill James, Godfather of...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  15. The analytics of NBA fans

    Michael Pina/Red94

    To witness an NBA game in person is to be swaddled in an incomparable atmosphere. Over 15,000 people cram themselves inside a really large space, and almost by accident manage to magnify the game's excitement, manufacturing an authentic and unequaled...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  16. Bullets from the basketball analytics panel

    Scott Sereday/48 Minutes of Hell

    Four years ago, I attended MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference for the first time. At that point, I was embarrassed to tell my geeky friends (sorry guys) exactly what it was that I was attending. Since then the event has morphed into "dorkapalooz...

    Blog | March 05, 2011