About the Team

The BBall Index team was assembled during the summer of 2018 to launch this project. The site and its consulting operations is built around the hard work by this team.

Tim / “Cranjis McBasketball"

Tim has a background in business and a passion for basketball. Toward the end of his tenure working at the college level for four years, Tim broke into the Twitter world in March 2017 under the pseudonym “Cranjis McBasketball,” and has since produced an abundance of written and video content, along with a podcast and many, many tweets.

Tim’s role for his D1, Power 5 university expanded from operations to include opponent scouting and analytics, eventually leading to him orchestrating the team’s analytical operations.

Since Tim’s graduation from grad school, he has consulted with AAU, high school, college, international, NBA, and even 2K Pro-AM teams and coaches on both setting up team analytics and bettering team Xs & Os to fit personnel and optimize efficiency.

Tim also leads the team’s consulting efforts with numerous NBA agents on utilizing data to help players evaluate opportunities, market themselves to teams, negotiate contracts, push for more playing time, and more. Tim also consulted to work on designing the team playbooks used in NBA 2K18 for 20 of 30 NBA teams.

Tim’s has produced written work on Nylon Calculus, LakerFilmRoom, and Forum Blue & Gold. He co-hosts the Lakers Exceptionalism podcast to cover the Lakers from a scheme and analytical point of view, and hosts the BBall Index podcast occasionally when the team wants to cover some cool new data on a pod.

Tim does what he does to better the game and the experience of those watching and competing, and BBall Index is no different. This team was assembled to equip great writers with the technical expertise and analytical prowess to unlock supreme written content, as well as provide value adding gambling model content for the NBA, WNBA, and college basketball.

Tim guides day to day operations of the site and leads the strategic side of the operation. His mind has been tapped to varying degrees for all of the content the site produces, as well as the competency based player evaluation model. Tim will also serve the site as an editor.

Tim can be followed on Twitter at @Tim_NBA. Feel free to reach him via email as well, where inquiries/propositions can be directed to Cr.McBasketball@gmail.com.

Krishna Narsu

Krishna Narsu brings experienced coding and basketball knowledge to the BBall Index team. Krishna is a former analytics consultant for the Dallas Mavericks, as well as current contributor at Nylon Calculus.

Krishna’s expertise is being tapped into for our player profile dashboards and new metric creation, seeking to better evaluate teams and coaching staffs as well as player fit.