In ESPN The Magazine's Championship Drive Issue, Numbers columnist Peter Keating discusses why it's far better statistically to be a catch-and-shoot team than, say, a Kobe-led one. Keep your eye on one team in particular.
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.
In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Peter Keating writes that the new kingdom of NBA owners abides by one economic rule that Donald Sterling never learned: The more you invest in your franchise, the more you make.
In throwing Donald Sterling out of the NBA for life, commissioner Adam Silver is appropriately exercising his powers as broadly as his job description will allow. But what took the league so long, Peter Keating asks.
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.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating uses statistical analysis to determine the most dominant athletes and teams in each sport over the past 15 years, then compared the winners across sports to name the single best performer in the Mag's lifespan.