When Anthony Davis was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, it was expected that he would become an impact player on the defensive side of the court. A late growth spurt in high school resulted in a unique skillset not befitting a man of his size. After dominating in his … More A Block Party on Bourbon Street
Kevin Pelton joined ESPN Insider as an NBA analyst in January 2013. Along with Tom Haberstroh, he writes the daily “Per Diem” column covering the NBA using advanced statistical analysis. Pelton developed the WARP rating system and SCHOENE projection system for the NBA. Previously, Pelton served as an author for BasketballProspectus.com since the site’s inception … More Q&A with Kevin Pelton, NBA Analyst at ESPN Insider
Greg Kershaw is a basketball operations coordinator for the Washington Wizards. He began as an intern with the team for the 2009-2010 season. A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Greg graduated from The George Washington University in 2007. Greg received his Master’s in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University in 2010, and currently serves on the … More Q & A with Greg Kershaw, Basketball Operations Coordinator with the Washington Wizards
Jason W. Rosenfeld is the Director of Basketball Analytics for the Charlotte Bobcats. He leads the team’s considerable analytic and technology efforts and works to enhance decision making around the draft, free agency, trades, and game strategy. Prior to joining the Bobcats, Jason was the Assistant GM, basketball operations, for the Shanghai Sharks; a basketball … More Q & A with Jason Rosenfeld, Director of Basketball Analytics with the Charlotte Bobcats
It’s no secret that the NBA has been undergoing an analytics revolution for several years, and it’s not just Daryl Morey’s Houston front office, though they might have the most organizational buy-in from top to bottom. I can count only three teams (all three of which are in the Pacific Division) that don’t employ or … More Visualizing NBA Analytics through the Past Decade’s Superstars
Spencer Anderson will be starting full-time as the Manager of Basketball Analytics with the Indiana Pacers in August. He has previous experience as an NBA analytics consultant with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers providing analytics support, advanced statistical analysis, game reports, personnel analysis, and mid-season reviews using advanced metrics and STATS, LLC’s SportVU data.
Dean Oliver is the Director of Production Analytics at ESPN, leading the development of sports analytics for the network. He worked for seven years in the NBA with the front offices of the Denver Nuggets and Seattle Supersonics, using analytics to improve trades, free agency, the draft, and coaching tactics. The contents of his book, … More Q & A with Dean Oliver, Director of Production Analytics at ESPN and Author of Basketball On Paper
Danny Green continues to light it up in this year’s NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, shooting an unheard of 67.9% (19-28) on threes in the Finals. Frustrated Heat fans might be cursing Mike Miller and Dwyane Wade for drifting too far from the Spurs sharpshooter, like Wade does in the picture above, instead of … More Are the Heat Intentionally Leaving Danny Green Open?