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Basketball StatHead: May 6, 2011

6th May 2011

Basketball StatHead: May 6, 2011

Today at StatHead (with a little catch-up from yesterday), check out more research on the psychology of the Hot Hand, how Orlando's high-variance style cost them, and the best college coaches of the past 5 years, among other links.

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Basketball StatHead: May 4, 2011

4th May 2011

Basketball StatHead: May 4, 2011

Today's Stathead entries include links to TrueHoop, John Hollinger, and the Wall Street Journal's Daily Fix.

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Basketball StatHead: May 3, 2011

3rd May 2011

Basketball StatHead: May 3, 2011

Today's Stathead entries feature research from Back Picks, ESPN's Stats & Info, and a new edition of JQAS.

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Layups: Trade Histories for Playoff Stars

28th April 2011

Matt Scribbins has an interesting piece today at Hoopdata, regarding the trade histories of some really important players in these playoffs. Many trades involving the picks that eventually became superstars took place years before the player even set foot on NBA hardwood.

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Layups: 2011 Internet Basketball Awards, Results edition

27th April 2011

The results are in for the 2011 Internet Basketball Awards - you can read Kevin Pelton's summary of the voting here.

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Layups: ‘Just For Kids’ Graying Gel (Video)

27th April 2011

Sorry about the lack of posts recently; I've been busy working on the new Stathead Blog. Don't worry, though -- I will have playoff previews and other posts forthcoming, once we find out the matchups for Round 2. And in the meantime, here's a funny video parodying those incessant Clyde Frazier-Keith Hernandez (and now, inexplicably, Randy Johnson) Just For Men commercials. (Note: PG-13 for language.)

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Layups: The Week in NBA Linkage

22nd April 2011

A roundup of this week's links:

April 22, 2011

  • Revisiting tempo-rature in Milwaukee - Brewhoop’s Alex Boeder looks at the relationship between pace factor and the Milwaukee Bucks’ chances of winning. Link
  • Thoughts on Pacers, Heat and Mavs - Wayne Winston gives the +/- and impact ratings from recent games. Link
  • Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks’ Statistical Oddity - As Carl Bialik notes at the WSJ Daily Fix, Jason Kidd might be the poster child for using True Shooting % over raw FG%. Link
  • The Rise of Roy - At BBall Prospectus, Kevin Pelton writes about Brandon Roy’s vintage performance in Game 3. Link
  • Heat get offensive on the glass for big lead - ESPN’s Stats & Info dug up the statistical nuggets on Miami’s big offensive rebounding performance. Link
  • Comparing Bulls/Heat after 3-0 Starts - Hoopdata’s Jeff Fogle looks at the similarities and differences of Chicago and Miami’s 3-0 playoff starts. Link
  • Oklahoma City Has Stars, and Depth - Writing for the NY Times, Rob Mahoney highlights OKC’s supporting cast, who were efficient despite Denver taking away the team’s bread-and-butter isos and pick & rolls. Link
  • Bonus Baseball Link: Mets Get Little Bang for Their Bucks - At the NY Times, I reviewed the Mets’ perpetually bad marginal payroll-to-marginal wins ratio. Link

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Layups: 10 Best Opening-Round Series in NBA Playoff History

21st April 2011

College Crunch has its picks for the 10 Best Opening-Round Series in NBA Playoff History.

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Layups: Statscube

19th April 2011

In case you haven't already seen it, just launched a sweet stat tool called StatsCube:

StatsCube - Advanced basketball statistics for NBA players and teams on

John Schuhmann had been using it in his columns for a while, but now the public can sift through the data for themselves.

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Layups: Charlie Rose’s NBA Interviews

18th April 2011

On April 29, 2011, Google Video is shutting down. While hockey fans will lament the loss of these full-length games (some of which are also available on Hulu), this doesn't mean a lot to the NBA fan -- after all, games like this can also be found on YouTube, and who really wants to see grainy footage of a 2005 Celtics-Sixers game?

However, Google Videos also housed a number of old Charlie Rose interviews with basketball players and writers (Rose, from North Carolina, is a big fan of the game). Here are some that you should watch while you still can:

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