In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that it's oh so vogue for NBA teams to flush their seasons down the drain to get a franchise-saving lottery pick. There's only one problem with this strategy: It doesn't work.
Kevin Pelton applies the principles of Jordan Brenner and Peter Keating to the NBA. Using data from the last 11 postseasons, Pelton examines favorites and underdogs to identify potential upsets in postseason play.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that the Rockets are rising thanks to the bold moves of owner Leslie Alexander. And if he lands Dwight Howard this summer, Houston could once again have liftoff.
Peter Keating's next-level statistics and analytics blog explains how not all blocked shots are created equal; in the process, we learn that Dwight Howard could be considered "overrated" and a guy like Theo Ratliff just the opposite.