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How consistency guarding the three point line affects winning in the modern NBA

Introduction The NBA in 2021 is very different from what it was in 1979. The introduction of the three-point line changed the economics and strategy of the sport entirely. Despite teams in the NBA taking a long time to fully realize the value that the three-pointer has, and adapt their offense to maximize its use, … Read more

The newest player efficiency statistic: EPCPM

Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane was famously quoted saying, “Adapt or die”, several times in Oscar nominated movie, Moneyball, in reference to the idea that the ideologies around team building in professional sports were changing drastically. Paul DePodesta, played by Jonah Hill in the movie, entered the Athletics’ organization as a data junkie who … Read more