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Sam Jones in the Clutch

Sam Jones’s glorious Hall of Fame career was notable for how late it started and how Jones performed late in games. To see just how great Jones was in the clutch, I went to basketball-reference.com and looked up every playoff

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Estimating Jerry West’s Career Steals

“The league did not officially keep steals stats until the 1973-74 season – West’s final abbreviated campaign, in which he played only thirty-one games. Even in that abbreviated campaign, West registered 81 steals, a 2.6 average per game. Lakers scorekeeper

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When All-Star Voting Goes Horribly Wrong

From Kobe Bryant to Chris Paul, Blake Griffin to Andrew Bynum, the NBA All-Star game is shaping up as an L.A. story. Two Lakers and two Clippers were voted as starters Thursday for the game, the first time in 15

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Shot Callin’, Big Ballin’: NBA Champs and their Leading Scorers

Photo by Mike Saechang via Flickr Former NBA all-star and general basketball legend Detlef Schrempf critiqued the shot selection and offensive execution of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant from their loss to the Washington Wizards (box score).  Ever curious, I

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The “Best” Draft Class Since the NBA/ABA Merger

This wonderful, glorious and super fantastic analysis was inspired, as usual, by that great water cooler in the cyber sky, Twitter. Like any enjoyable conversation, you’re not entirely sure how it got started or how you encountered the subject. Well,

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Peak Passing and Ridiculous Rebounding

In a continuing quest to see when players peak statistically, this analysis eschews scoring for the other noble hardwood pursuits of rebounding and assisting. Below are the 49 players to have averaged 6+ apg for their career and the 48

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When Do Scorers Reach Their Peak 2: Minutes Played Boogaloo

Recently, I looked at when scorers reach their peach average based on seasons and chronological age. However, the always cerebral Clint Peterson chimed in that I might want to take a gander at this same phenomena but from the perspective

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When Do Scorers Reach Their Peak?

  In this statistical analysis, I tackle the issue of when NBA players reach their peak in terms of scoring prowess. Now, there’s no way on earth I could peruse each and every single player in league history. Nor would

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The Test of Time

Editor’s Note: this article first appeared at Hardwood Paroxysm on December 4, 2011 Earlier this week,the undisputed king of McGridles, Conner Huchton, conducted an impromptu Twitter poll to find out which center people prefer: Joakim Noah or Tyson Chandler. I’d

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