Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett Have Been Awful But There’s No Way You Could Have Predicted This


See that chart above? That’s a visualization of the career PER arc of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the former Boston Celtics that the Brooklyn Nets traded for this offseason in the hopes of erasing their spacing and defensive issues that doomed them last season. But both Garnett and Pierce have stumbled out of the […]

In Defense of Math and Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets

I’ll admit I was once a non-believer. A little less than a decade ago after reading Michael Lewis’ Moneyball and watching the 2003 Boston Red Sox –- with noted statistician Bill James as part of their front office team -– collapse in the playoffs against the New York Yankees, I questioned why there was a […]