Tuesday night, the NBA season will begin in Boston as the Celtics play their rivals, the 76ers. In anticipation of that and the team previews (which will be released fairly shortly), we at GoodHoops present our final standings and team awards. EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston Celtics – Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward are great additions to a team […]Read more "GOODHOOPS’ NBA SEASON PREVIEW: TRUNCATED EDITION"
It’s been a hiatus for GoodHoops, mainly due to analysis-paralysis and personal reshuffling, but we have returned to deliver our best NBA content from as informed a perspective we can provide. This past season was one for the books: player pettiness, the emergence of rookie and anti-rookie narratives and the thrilling postseason that devolved into […]Read more "2018-19 NBA PREVIEW"
GoodHoops’ official 2018 NBA playoff preview, with the first round in focus and who we think will win it all.Read more "OUR HASTY 2018 PLAYOFF PREVIEW"
Last we thought about Gregg Popovich, the sage head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, he was spending what little postgame press conference time making coherent, pointed criticisms of white American complacency in a discussion about racism. This was after the game. There hasn’t been much to talk about with the Spurs — not that […]Read more "GREGG POPOVICH’S CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST"
The 2013 NBA Draft was a strange and peculiar one, and to this day it remains unparalleled in its unconventionality. A potential all-time great taken at No. 15, borderline all-stars at Nos. 2, 3, 10, and 12, even a perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate taken at No. 27. Yet, despite all of these […]Read more "The NBA Gave up Too Early on Anthony Bennett"
AVA (Average Value of Assist): Computed value of a given player’s assists Replacement Level: 0.462 DPG: Average of a player’s steals and blocks Replacement Level: 0.75 MACUMUR (Minimally Adjusted CUMU Rating: Essentially SACUMUR with fewer factors. Replacement Level: 7 SACUMUR (Substantially Adjusted CUMU Rating): Measuring/Prediction model based on ratings formulated from a player’s per-36 minute usage adjusted statistics […]Read more "Statistical Glossary"
NBA fans feel lost in an era of superteams. With “tanking,” they find new hope in competing.Read more "Tanking gives NBA fans ownership of their team’s future: GoodHoops Take"