[APBR_analysis] 82games.com cited by Eric Neel
- In keeping with the theme of this message, ESPN Page 2 columnist cited some data from 82games.com on the Suns' surprising start. The article can be found at: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=neel/041215
The "Nash for MVP" debate seems a bit farfetched at this point since he normally crashes toward the end of the season, but he sure is playing like a valid candidate now. The 82games.com reference is about a page down. And we all know the Suns' success is really due to this guy: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=2241&avg=48
Some of the techniques and concepts from sabrmetrics are useful for analyzing basketball. Here's the first time that I think basketball statistics have had an influence or gained the attention of the sabrmetric community.
(I believe that the URL is correct, but a few minute ago the whole site seemed to go down and I can't link to it anymore. %$@$# internet -- and people think it would be an improvement to move this group to a website-only message board?)
- In reference to the Eric Neel 82games article mention, the site was
also mentioned in Sports Illustrated in their issue from 2 weeks ago.
It was an article about Vince Carter, and they were describing the
negative effect Carter has had in Toronto, citing the +/- stats as
Sorry if that's been mentioned....long time reader, first time