All posts for the month May, 2014

Dario Saric Profile

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. The Ping Pong balls have bounced and the draft order is set.  Remarkably, Cleveland has landed the first overall pick.  That’s three number 1s and five top 4s in four years, but who’s counting?  This could be a franchise-saving draw.  Might Andrew Wiggins be the backcourt mate that finally brings out […]

SVI End of Season Update

by Stephen Shea, Ph.D. Following up our on our playoffs SVI update, here are the end of season SVI scores for all players that played at least 20 games, at least 20 minutes per game, and scored at least 8 points per game from Drives (D), Catch and Shoot (C&S) and Pull Up Shots (PU) […]

SVI Playoff Update

by Stephen Shea, Ph.D. Throughout the season, we have been using NBA.com’s new player tracking statistics to calculate a player’s Scoring Versatility Index (SVI).  SVI measures the degree to which a player balances his points from Drives (D), Catch and Shoot (C&S) and Pull Up Shots (PU).  It is best used in evaluating perimeter players. […]

Outlook Not so Grim in New York: Fixing the Knicks (Part I)

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. When asked what must happen for Phil Jackson to have a chance of fixing the Knicks, several NBA.com contributors were not optimistic.  Steve Aschburner wrote “a fistful of compromising photos of Mr. Dolan?”  Fran Blinebury responded, “Pigs must fly.  Hell must freeze over.”   John Schuhmann suggested, “a lot of time must […]