May 3, 2019 Uncategorized Useful, strange, and pretty Posted by CrumpledPaperJumper These are links to everything I’ve written about basketball. For FiveThirtyEight: JaVale McGee Is No Joke NBA Teams Are Resting Players Earlier And Earlier How The Milwaukee Bucks Brought Their Offense Into The 21st Century Is Virginia Too Slow? For The Athletic – Bay Area: Explaining Stephen Curry’s extra trips to the free-throw line The Warriors have revolutionized small ball, but are they really small? How will Nick Young do with the Warriors? For The Step Back: My Personal NBA Top 50: How to Build the Best The NBA’s White Elephants The NBA Before-and-After Name Game The Influential Curses and Blessings of the BasedGod Joel Embiid’s Mask Is The First Of Its Kind Modern Moves: Rajon Rondo’s Behind-the-Back Fake A History of NBA All-Star Game Fashion Bill and Ted’s excellent NBA MVP adventure The Tenochtitlan Triple-Double A complete history of jumping over things in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest The Golden State Warriors had the best third quarter of the season What does it take to become an NBA All-Star? Rudy Gobert And The All-NBA Body Parts Team Why Charles Barkley Hates Jump-Shooting Teams The 10 greatest mustaches in NBA history Seven-Feet High And Rising: What’s Next For KAT? How Free Agency Changed NBA Team Building For Nylon Calculus: Regression to the mean can even fool NBA coaches Basketball’s optimal stopping problem Optimizing NBA lineup fit Reviewing the NBA trade deadline with an eye on recent trends More lessons from NBA rebound tracking More fun with NBA passing charts Introducing triple-threat charts Predicting injury recovery for Klay and Durant Grouping players by offensive role, again Did lottery reform actually curb tanking? Tossing a wet blanket on the hot hand Charting player passing lanes Could the Warriors score 200 points in a game? When does it pay to stagger your stars’ minutes? A Thanksgiving meal for every NBA team Defining 23 offensive roles using the NBA’s play-type data What if each conference had its own MVP? Why Aren’t You Using PBPstats.com? When Can We Start Calling Somebody a ‘Future Hall of Famer’? Color-mixing and Lineup Synergies Did the Warriors Really Ruin the NBA? Steve Kerr Coaches Like a Role Player Looking for an NBA Defensive Player of the Year The Evolution of Stephen Curry Dispelling Playoff Myths In Pursuit of the Divine Stat Line A Thanksgiving Meal to Represent Every NBA Team Harrison Barnes is an Iso Threat Balancing the value of volume scoring with efficiency Ranking the best and worst scorers in every offensive role In search of the ideal talent distribution for an NBA roster Charting the first week of NBA Free Agency Remembering the first Superteam in NBA history LeBron, Curry, and the mentality of missing The Warriors might be the most volatile team ever In defense of radar charts Andre Iguodala is a throwback Sixth Man of the Year candidate Golden State’s offense before and after All-Star Weekend Tracking the imbalance between conferences Stephen Curry, a case study in visualizing plus-minus Warriors’ new defense is different, but still very good Visualizing lineup rotations for the Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant’s shooting has gone from good to great The Golden State Warriors are heating up Was Yao Ming’s career unusually short for a Hall of Fame inductee? What if Michael Jordan had joined a super-team instead of the Wizards? NBA Players at the Olympics Russell Westbrook is fixin’ to win the MVP Does Durant make the Warriors a better shooting team? Harrison Barnes is getting paid A visual history of Game 7 results for the best teams in NBA history The NBA’s best closers Patterns in All-NBA Team voting The Warriors are a cresting wave Steve Kerr: Lineup Wizard Marreese Speights: Newest member of The Splash Family Tree Why last year’s Golden State Warriors are the best analog for the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls Stephen Curry, the Most Improved, Most Valuable Player in NBA History? For Nightingale: The Journal of the Data Visualization Society: Injuries and rest in basketball For Vice Sports: We Did the Math: Not Even Alien Invasions Will Keep Golden State from 60 Wins Is This the Worst USA Basketball Team of the NBA’s Olympic Era? The Warriors Have Been Lucky with Injuries How Close did the Warriors get to the Best NBA Season Ever? For NBA.com: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolves? For Hardwood Paroxysm: Ghostwriting E-40’s next Warriors verse For Fansided: Harrison Barnes is an iso threat Is There Home-Field Advantage At The Summer Olympics?