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Looking Back at the 1995 Draft or An Antidote for the Potential Drug

October 14, 2007 by


The 2007 exhibition season has now started and fans are finally getting their first glimpse at the players taken in the 2007 NBA draft. And already many are drunk on the “potential” drug.  Although dreaming about potential is fun, a stroll down memory lane suggests that many of the players we think have “potential” today are going […]

The Best Suns Team

October 14, 2007 by


It has become a standard doctrine in the “church of basketball stats” that efficiency differential – or offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency (or points per possession minus points surrendered per possession) – is a pretty good approach to team evaluation.  You see this basic argument in the writing of Dean Oliver and John Hollinger (and […]