but I still enjoyed this piece on Shane Battier in the NYTimes by Michael Lewis. Lewis let the world in on the stat-geekery going on in the Oakland A’s front office in the 90’s in Moneyball (also WFS approved) and this is a similar look at the Rockets.
I’ve been playing with NBA numbers a lot lately to sharpen my skills with stat software I use for school so this was of interest to me. It’s also a good read for the casual basketball fan to understand there’s more to winning a game than scoring points and grabbing rebounds. That’s something I tried to take to heart when I played (or should I say practiced) in high school, but I’ve since given up for prolific 3 point hoisting.