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A Partial Defense of Huge: Putting the NBA’s Video Box Scores in Perspective

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There’s an oft-cited but poorly provenanced assertion about music journalism that says writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It seems most often attributed to Elvis Costello, but whether it was him or somebody else, you could probably substitute “writing” and “music” with “blogging” and “basketball.” Continue Reading

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Steep Grade Ahead: Coaches, Players and the Folly of Summative Assessment

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Grades. Basketball fans love to give them. We like to grade trades and drafts and a team’s offseason moves and the first half of a coach’s season and players after a game based on their contributions. We tick off the… Continue Reading