Browsing Archives of Author »Arturo Galletti«

NCAA Advanced Stats (Take 1)



I did promise NCAA Player Metrics right? Here you go. These are live thru 2/3/2015 and fully interactive. Let’s give you some screenshots. Best players in the NCAA per minute with at least 150 minutes played: Frank Kaminsky, Willie Cauley-Stein and Jahlil Okafor are our top three per minute players in the NCAA. We have three […]

NBA Mid-Season Rankings and Report Cards



Jeffrey Goines: There’s no right. There’s no wrong. There’s only popular opinion. -12 Monkeys The season is actually way past the Mid-point. As of the monday after the Super Bowl (02/02/2015, yay Pats!), 723 of the season’s 1230 games are already gone the way of the dodo for 59% completion tally for the 2014/15 season. […]

The Social Barrier



“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays One of the white lies that we like to tell ourselves is that what happens on the field of play is a fair an accurate determination not only of […]

The All World Team (non-USA edition that is)



“Why don’t they take their ass-whuppin like people and go home? …. We’re gonna have a little revenge in our hearts, for ’72 and ’88, but David (Robinson) can’t say that, because he’s a Christian.” -Charles Barkley The Dream Team A friend of the blog (and a great follow on twitter Daniel Leroux) was apparently […]

The Rudy Gay Rule



“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream  One of the things , I consider an unique (and pleasant) feature in my life is that I’m constantly getting smart and interesting basketball questions from very smart people. Questions, you […]

The Fair Line Application



You may be noticing that I’m spending a lot of time getting some of my toys out there. There is a definite plan. I know you’re expecting projections. What if I made an app to project out the fair line based on daily updating power rankings? That would be cool! I could run the fair […]

The Hidden Variable



(Editor’s note: this is a companion piece to a video prepared by Coach Nick. It’ll be over at bballbreakdown soon. You get a sneak peek because I like you.) “Random chance plays a huge part in everybody’s life.” – Gary Gygax When we talk about sports, we spend a lot of time and energy arguing […]