Analytic Breakdown: 1963 Finals Game 6

On April 24th, 1963, the Boston Celtics took the floor at the Los Angeles Sports Arena holding onto a 3-2 advantage in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. For the only time in the history of the league, a Finals team trotted out only  (later to be named) Hall of Fame players: Bob…

Offensive Crashing

Back in high school, it behooved our team to “keep one man back” on offense. The thought process was simple, if the defense were able to get out into transition, our team would at least impede their progress towards the basket with the hopes of them settling into the half-court offense. Sometimes it worked. In…

The Real 2017 NBA Draft Lottery Odds

With the NBA recently announcing the tie-breaking procedures, we finally obtain the draft orders up to the first three spots, decided by the lottery. That is, after the first three teams are selected, the remaining eleven spots of the draft lottery are in order of tie-broken winning percentages. If the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New…

Bryant’s Role In the Lakers Offense

Eleven games into the season, the Lakers’ and their 77 years of NBA experience (average experience 5.13 years) are a meager 2-9. Of the fifteen players on roster, Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace combine for 34 years (19 and 15, respectively) of NBA experience. This means, of the remaining 13 players on roster, the…