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Basketball Index’s 2024 All-Defensive Teams

Presenting Basketball Index’s 2024 All-Defensive Teams. These results are a combination of BBI staff ballots as well as a ballot submitted for LEBRON are all in one metric. We have a third All-Defense team because it never made sense to us why there were only two.   A few metrics that will be cited heavily…

Basketball Index’s 2024 ALL-NBA Teams

Presenting Basketball Index’s 2024 All-NBA Teams. These results are a combination of BBI staff ballots as well as a ballot submitted on behalf of LEBRON our all-in-one metric. A few metrics that will be cited heavily in the article are LEBRON, Playmaking Talent, and Shooting Talent/Shot Making. LEBRON is our all-in-one metric that takes the…

The Evolution Of Shooting Stats

Way back when shooting stats were very straightforward. Points and field goal percentage were king. Fast forward a few decades and the addition of the three-point line created a problem with FG%. A player could make fewer shots but produce more points if the majority of their makes came behind the 3-point line. In the…

February NBA Power Rankings

Taylor Wyman (@taylormetrics) uses advanced luck-adjusted net rating to help sort through the league and provide more accurate power rankings. ALA net rating attempts to predict net rating for the rest of the season using the 4 factors but with eFG% split out into shot quality and shot making. It’s more predictive because it will…

Taylor Wyman’s 2024 Mid-Season Player Rankings

I’m doing things a little bit different this time. I’ve tiered every above-average player in the league, the tiers go from A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, and C+. On top of that, I’ve ranked the top 48 players in order. The reason I stopped there was because in the lower tiers things are more…

December NBA Power Rankings

Taylor Wyman (@taylormetrics) uses luck-adjusted net rating to help see through the noise of the early season in his December power rankings. Luck-adjusted net ratings work by looking at factors like shooting variance often coming in the form of 3pt shooting.    Tier 1 1. Boston Celtics The Celtics have been dominant to start the…

Stripping The Bulls For Parts

The Bulls look like a team on the cusp of blowing things up. They were a shade under five hundred last year and have struggled out of the gate (4-8 record) this season. They are the worst thing an NBA team can be, mediocre.  On the bright side, they do have several useful players that…

Taylor Wyman’s 2023-24 Breakout Players

Here are my four breakout candidates for the 2023-24 season. I broke them down into four categories: star, scorer, role player, and defender. Love it? Hate it? Let me know on Twitter @taylormetrics   Breakout Star: Franz Wagner Franz has had a fantastic start to his career and looks like a true building block for…

NBA Top 75 2023 Mid-Season Rankings

NBA Top 75 2023 Mid-Season Rankings By Taylor Wyman (@TaylorMetrics)   This is the first iteration of my top 75 players. The objective is to rank players by who provides the most on-court value when it comes to winning a championship right now (contracts are not taken into account). The results are a combination of…

The Lakers’ Offseason: What It Means for this Organization

I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer.  I spent these traditionally fun-filled months refreshing my Twitter feed in anticipation of a Russell Westbrook trade.  Maybe you took a summer vacation to a location you consider paradise.  For me, paradise would have been Myles Turner and Buddy Hield joining Pat Beverley in a Lakers uniform.  But…