I have to be honest. This might be the most excited I’ve been to write an article for Analytic City. In this blog post, I’ll be highlighting 5 guys and ranking them based on who I would want moving forward. That is, if I’m starting a franchise and have to start it with guys who have fewer than 20 MPG, who am I rocking with?
We graphed the miles traveled per 36 minutes for all players averaging more than 15 mpg and found some pretty interesting data. When accounting for age, we noticed an interesting but expected correlation; Older players tend to move less. Why is this? Are there any outliers to this trend? Let’s dive in to find out.
The underappreciation of Jaylen Brown has gotten out of control. Despite his impressive playoff run and exceptional 2-way play last season, as well as his position at #8 on ppg scoring this year, he still lives in Jayson Tatum’s shadow in the eyes of many basketball talking heads and analysts. I’m here to tell you not only why this lack of recognition is unfair, but why he is the best player on the Celtics and will make an All NBA 1st or 2nd Team this year.
We looked at the best 4 man lineups in the league on each team relative to a number of different statistics. What we found were some pretty interesting phenomena if I do say so myself. Click here to read more!
Rumors had been swirling since the offseason about Harden’s future with the Rockets. Their unconventional strategy, although fun to watch, clearly did not work come playoff time. With a new coach and GM, Harden expressed his uncertainty with the team and his desire to be traded. Now, he gets to start fresh in Brooklyn...