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  1. The origin of "no layups"

    Henry Abbott

    Dean Oliver (pioneer of NBA advanced stats, author of the seminal book "Basketball on Paper," former member of the Nuggets brain trust and current Director of Production Analytics for ESPN Stats & Information) once had a website where he wrote ab...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  2. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    How to make the All-Star team while playing for a losing team. Ramone Shelburne of ESPNLA on Dwight Howard at the line: "According to ESPN Stats & Information, Howard has taken nearly half of the Lakers' free throws in crunch time situations (d...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  3. Western playoff seeding cheat sheet

    Henry Abbott

    Peter D. Newmann of ESPN's NBA Statistics and Information Research dug through all the scenarios so you don't have to. With one night of basketball and all eight Western playoff teams in action, there are five Western playoff seeds up in the air. Her...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN Stats and Information Group, and Elias Sports: Jerry Sloan has been the head coach of the Jazz since December 9, 1988. Forty current players were not yet born when Sloan took over as coach of the Jazz. He has coached 133 players and seven A...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  5. The Thunder make free throws

    Henry Abbott

    Michael C. Lynch of ESPN Stats & Information e-mails: The Thunder are shooting an incredible 85.1 percent at the free throw line this season entering Monday. Sound ridiculous? It pretty much is. According to the 2010-11 NBA Guide, the single-...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  6. NBA playoff scenario: Untangling the season's final night

    Henry Abbott

    Tuesday night's play made the playoff picture slightly less foggy. But there are still plenty of moving pieces -- too many to track without a crib sheet. Which, thankfully, ESPN statistics and information researcher Peter D. Newmann has created...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  7. Putting Your Teams' Chances of Winning the Lottery in Familiar Te...

    Henry Abbott

    Alok Pattani of ESPN Statistics and Information Research has done something fabulous: He has come up with basketball things that are about as likely as this or that team winning the lottery: The Kings are 25% likely to win the top spot, which is ab...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  8. A.B.C. Teams: All But the Championship

    Henry Abbott

    Tom McKean, a researcher for ESPN's Stats and Information group, has looked at elite NBA teams that never won titles, and writes: In May 2006, the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns were the class of the West, battling in the conference cham...

    Blog | April 06, 2009