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  1. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    NBA hopefuls, and LaMarcus Aldridge, take note: An above average NBA 3-point shooter is far more valuable to his team than an above average 2-point shooter. Ian Levy writes for Hardwood Paroxysm about how we are funny in how we perceive 3s: "Corey B...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
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  3. The Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs

    Ian Levy

    "Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom." -- Clifford Stoll Over the past two days at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, I've sat through explanations of mathemati...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  4. Celtics attacking the rim

    Henry Abbott

    In a very interesting post about the Celtics' surprisingly effective offense post-Rajon Rondo, Ian Levy of Hickory High notes that the Celtics are getting the ball to the rim more often. A key way they are doing that? Having the ball-handler in th...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  5. Special plays

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images Dig through Synergy Sports play type analysis -- and discover the magic of James Harden. On Hardwood Paroxysm Ian Levy has pretty pictures of teams' most effective plays, compared to how often they run them. Some lesso...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    At Hickory-High, Ian Levy asked readers to pick the MVP based on statistics alone. No names. Yesterday he revealed the results: LeBron James in a landslide. Tony Parker has been mentioned as an MVP candidate, which he says makes him laugh. On Twi...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  7. Language and concepts

    Ian Levy/The Two Man Game

    BOSTON -- The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference means different things to different people. For some this is an incredible opportunity to learn more about sports, the events and actions that our eyes miss, and those our brains misunderstand. For ...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  8. You, me, Synergy, the Big 2 and the Big 3

    Ian Levy/Two Man Game

    NBA roster building is driven by a hybrid of financial concerns, talent evaluation and the almighty "fit." Each team weighs those factors according to its own equation when adding, subtracting and trading players. Looking around the league, you'll se...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  9. Monday Bullets

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Jeremy Lin is having much success while racking up the turnovers. So is Kyrie Irving. Turnovers are bad, but turnover-prone rookies often have brilliant careers. What gives? Ian Levy of Hickory High explores what high TOs mean per a young player's de...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  10. Looking ahead to the 2012 season

    Five NBA writers explain who's the best player in the NBA and predict the 2012 champion.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011