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Tuesday Truths: "Statistically extreme" edition

Welcome to Tuesday Truths, where I look at how well 120 teams in the nation’s top 10 conferences are doing against their league opponents on a… 3,313 more words

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How Kenny Atkinson has built a modern offense for the Brooklyn Nets, now and for the future

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The Brooklyn Nets are in flux. By rebuilding, the Nets are not just signing new players and staff. The entire franchise is changing. 3,050 more words

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Q&A: Sani Sakakini, Palestine’s First Pro-Basketball Player

With good news coming out Palestine becoming unfortunately rare, one Palestinian’s story offers a glimmer of hope for anyone with a dream. Despite coming from a country constantly being pulled apart, Sani Sakakini has not only made a name for himself on the court, he’s managed to put Palestinian sports on the radar. 1,416 more words

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Russell Westbrook Not Being In This Year All Star Game

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Russell Westbrook will not start in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. This is big news because Westbrook is averaging a triple-double, and he’s one of the favorites to win this year’s MVP award—along with James Harden, who’s having an absolutely ridiculous season with his new head coach, Mike D’Antoni. 71 more words

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Jackson Christian Falls to St. Philip Tigers

The Jackson Christian girls basketball team hosted the St. Philip Fighting Tigers on Friday night and were looking to pick up another victory on the season. 213 more words

Beyond the RPI

Jim Van Valkenburg’s creation of the Ratings Percentage Index in the fall of 1980 marked an analytic and administrative triumph. Van Valkenburg was working in an information economy of near-total deprivation, with little or no supporting data at hand beyond wins, losses, and points. 1,314 more words

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