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Layups: Team 3-Point Ability, Colley Matrix-style

Posted by Neil Paine on January 8, 2009

Some of our readers who are also college football fans will be familar with Wes Colley's system for ranking teams, which is one of the best unbiased methods out there and is actually included in the BCS rankings (although I'm not sure if that boosts the method's credibility or not). Anyway, our friend Ryan Parker of the up-and-coming stats site BasketballGeek.com has applied Colley's methodology to NBA teams' 3-point shooting numbers. The results? The Spurs are good at making the trey; the Hawks do a nice job of defending against it.

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