Which teams are the most efficient spenders in the NBA? While teams like Utah and San Antonio have become small-market success stories, teams like the New York Knicks are woefully inefficient.
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What factors matter most when predicting success at shooting threes in the NBA? The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective demonstrates that to evaluate shooting talent, free throws are essential.
By Henry Johnson The NBA playoffs have arrived at last. With the first round series set, basketball analysts are looking to regular season results for information about postseason matchups. NESN, for instance, points to the Bulls...
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2016: A (Mostly) Statistical Year in Review
By Andrew Puopolo As 2016 winds to a close, we take a look back on 55 reasons why this year was a particularly crazy year in the world of sports. NFL 1.) Both teams that made the Super Bowl failed to make the playoffs the...
By Adam Gilfix and Henry Johnson Twitter and the NBA go together like Jordan and Pippen. Not only has the NBA made Twitter an open highlight repository, the site also serves as a public forum for major announcements, conspiracy...
By Kurt Bullard With last night’s slate of games in the books, the 2016 NBA season has officially begun. While at the beginning of each season, each fan base is usually filled with some feeling of hope and optimism for the...
By Henry Johnson Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson aren’t just two of the sharpest shooters in basketball—they’re also NBA legacies. Dell Curry, Steph’s father, is the leading scorer in Charlotte Hornets history, and Mychal...
Derrick Rose Was the Most Overpaid Player in the NBA in 2015 – Regressing Win Shares Against Pay
By Kurt Bullard It’s crazy to think that the world is only one week removed from the instant classic that was Game 7 of the NBA Finals. But with the draft having come and passed, the basketball world has all but moved on to...
With “The Rematch” of the 2015 NBA Finals finally upon us tonight, we in the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective wanted to take a look at the upcoming series á la old Grantland shootarounds (RIP), using a predominantly...
By Kurt Bullard Ever since its inception, John Hollinger’s PER statistic has been a widely-used advanced metric that attempts to quantify a player’s overall performance. While the statistic has some practical use, one of its...