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  1. Morning links: Gates the trendsetter

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Neil Paine of fivethirtyeight.com takes a statistical look at the career of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. Paine calls Gates the second best tight end ever in the NFL behind Tony Gonzalez, a hard point to argue against afte...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. NBA schedule leaves suspense out of sport

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Tom Haberstroh writes about how lack of rest for players harms the NBA product. I suggest you read that, given that it's good. Of particular interest (to me, possibly to you) is Tom's section on research done by the ever-sharp Neil Paine: "Brilian...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Morning links: Highs and lows for Chargers

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Neil Paine of Fivethirtyeight.com recently published his NFL Elo ratings system, a set of computer power ratings for each team. According to that ratings system, the high point of the San Diego Chargers' franchise was Dec. 31, 2006, and...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. Super Bowl XLVIII truly a showcase of powers

    Neil Paine

    Broncos-Seahawks is a rare championship tilt between the NFL's top two statistical teams, writes FiveThirtyEight.com's Neil Paine.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  5. Bulls' chances of a comeback from 3-1

    Neil Paine

    After the first four games of a best-of-seven series, the only way a matchup can be more lopsided than 3-1 is for the winner to have finished their opponents off in a sweep. The 3-1 margin carries the lowest series leverage index of any active situat...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  6. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference has numbers showing that a few years ago, Gilbert Arenas was an MVP candidate, and the most efficient high-usage player in the NBA. Now? "If Arenas was still the Gilbert of old, this would have been just the kicksta...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  7. Tuesday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Neil Paine of Basketball Reference examines whether the Heat's inability to win close games against quality opponents says more about the team's long-term prospects than their capacity to destroy bad teams. One morsel: "In the NBA, dominating good te...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  8. The untold story about the Rangers

    Rob Neyer

    As Neil Paine writes, these Texas Rangers are radically different from the Rangers, not so long ago, who had the game's highest-paid player and their division's worst record. According to Paine, the transformation has been all about priorities: Larg...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On the day the Lakers hold their parade, here's an amazing collection of Laker title celebration videos. Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference on Kobe Bryant as Finals MVP: "I definitely don't think it's fair to say Kobe was 'bad' in the Finals. He di...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  10. Best defensive performance of the season?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How exceptional was the Lakers' defensive performance on Tuesday night? The Celtics were posted an offensive rating of 77.1 points per 100 possessions -- anything under 80 is pretty rare. To measure how rare, I got in touch with Neil Paine of Basketb...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  11. Wednesday bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference is looking into teams that are better in the playoffs than they were in the regular season: "The 2010 Celtics are the second-most improved playoff team ever, having tacked on +7.8 points of estimated efficiency diff...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Some grumbling about the Team USA role earned by the Raptors head coach. Jay Triano works for Bryan Colangelo, whose dad is Jerry Colangelo, who runs ... Team USA. Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference digs deep into the numbers on new Spur Richard Jef...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference with a humbling thought for Shaquille O'Neal: "Coincidentally enough, 37 just happens to be the magic number at which some of history's greatest big men -- Ewing, Olajuwon, Wilt, Robinson, Moses, etc. -...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  14. The Heart Condition that Forced Cuttino Mobley into Retirement

    Henry Abbott

    This is a few days old, but I'm seeing it for the first time today (via Neil Paine). Very interesting indeed:...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  15. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Wow. Wow. Wow. 40.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 10 assists per game. According to Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference, that's what LeBron James would be averaging if he played at the same pace (possessions per 48 minutes) that Oscar Robertson d...

    Blog | February 24, 2009
  16. The Ol' Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan Debate

    Henry Abbott

    Who's better, Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant? Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference.com navigated numbers like points produced per 100 possessions used, the percentage of team possessions used when on the court, points allowed per 100 opponent posse...

    Blog | December 09, 2008