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  1. NBA Draft: Who do analytics rate best?

    Ryan Feldman

    There has been a huge analytics movement lately in the NBA - 23 of the 30 teams have analytics departments. Some, but not all, advanced stats translate well from college to the NBA. Which ones translate the best? REBOUND PERCENTAGE Rebound per...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. NBA: Advice for Phil Jackson's coaching search

    Dean Oliver

    Dean Oliver discusses three things that should matter to Phil Jackson when it comes to picking a coach.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  3. NBA: What Phil Jackson needs to know about his role

    Dean Oliver

    With Phil Jackson in a management role, Dean Oliver discusses some ways Jackson can be successful.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 2014 NBA draft - ESPN Insider's 360-degree NBA draft prospect pro...

    ESPN Insider

    ESPN Insider's NBA draft experts offer a guide to their 20-plus prospect draft profiles.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  6. Monta Ellis: I love proving people wrong

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- His critics have been quieted, but Monta Ellis can still hear them. Nobody refers to Ellis as an analytics antihero anymore or calls him a selfish gunner who values volume scoring over winning after he's played a critical role in the Dal...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Notebook: Sully shoots from hip

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has tried to distance himself a bit from a reputation as an analytics guy and there's maybe no better example than his unwavering support of Jared Sullinger shooting 3-pointers. Consider that, in the thr...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  9. Some executives fear reliance on stats keeping ex-NBA players out...

    There is a growing concern that the rise in the popularity of basketball analytics has led to more stat-based personnel hires rather than ex-players becoming general managers.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  10. Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond is a social media star - ESPN The ...

    Sam Alipour

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Sam Alipour writes about the Pistons Andre Drummond, a social media All-Star.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  11. Writing to a different beat

    Amin Elhassan

    Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal discusses the challenges of covering the Knicks as an "analytics" beat writer and being one of the few black voices in the analytics community....

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  12. Pace, turnover ratio among key stats to watch in finding fantasy ...

    John Cregan

    John Cregan discusses how the pace and turnover ratio stats can help unearth potential fantasy basketball gems.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  13. What to do about PEDs?

    Performance-enhancing drugs were a hot topic at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Here, Warriors assistant GM Kirk Lacob (who studied "science, technology and society") at Stanford suggests to Ethan Sherwood Strauss that the NBA should be op...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. MIT Sloan 2014: Oh, the humanity

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference isn't about stats anymore. Not coincidentally, it's much-improved. Stats really never stood a chance at Dorkapalooza. As Danny Nowell demonstrated, a belief in information as currency quickly begets a relu...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  15. Playing defense with team data

    Daniel Nowell

    Aside from the media, there are two classes of people at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: people who have jobs and currency, and the people who would like jobs and currency. The difference between these classes, behaviorally, is disclosure: The...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  16. Adam Silver talks to Malcolm Gladwell about tanking

    Aaron McGuire and Timothy Varner

    Today's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference featured a one-on-one interview of Adam Silver (AS) conducted by Malcolm Gladwell (MG). In their wide-ranging discussion, Gladwell asked Silver about the problem of tanking in the NBA. What follows is a t...

    Blog | March 01, 2014