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Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


I'm trying to get a feel for the way player evaluation is starting to change. The NBA has been transitioning toward advanced stats metrics, and I find it really interesting. I know there are some really smart guys on this board who know their way around this stuff. Any tips for a curious observer?

I'm also interested in trying to figure out the financial side of franchise management, but I figure I'll take one step at a time.







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dgtiger3
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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


82games.com is a great source for actual stats. Click on a team name on the left of the site. It's amazing how in depth they go.

If your trying to actually understand the stats and what they all mean basketball-reference.com has a glossary that I find helpful. They also have a historical database of advanced stats.






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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


Try wages of wins.





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corndeaux
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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


BSS has a great introduction to advanced stats series. I would start there, if you haven't already, for the basics and explanationsbn of the numbers.

B-R, 82Games, and Wages of Wins, as mentioned above, are all great sites. HoopData is another one to check out.

The NBA.com stats page is also a winner. Its probably the most comprehensive of all the sites and the layout is easy to use.






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TigerinATL
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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


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42


Didn't y'all do some Advanced Stats Primer post on BSS or PR at the beginning of last season?






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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


LINK /

We may make it into a page.

I'll prioritize if you like.






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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


Watch out though . . . it's designed to only predict over 60 wins.

Handle with care.






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TigerinATL
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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


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it's designed to only predict over 60 wins.



So it's not for Rockets fans.






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lsutothetop
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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


Just read the Advanced Stats primer on BSS. Really well done series of articles. I understand this a lot better already.

I'd thumbed through a few pages from Arturo Galletti's Wordpress site when I made the thread. I think I'm gonna go check out Wages of Wins next. Thanks for the advice fellas






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re: Anybody have recommendations for reading up on advanced stats?


Honestly, wikipedia is a good start. They usually list the formulas and the rationale behind them.





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