NC Watchability Rankings: Golden State Games Dominate The Top Five

Feb 8, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic (1) during the second quarter at US Airways Center. The Suns won 122-109. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the third week of Watchability Rankings, an attempt to project which games each week will be the most or least-entertaining. The formula explained in the first post was once again left unchanged, which means to no surprise that… Continue Reading


Lucky Misses: Contesting Three Point Shots

Dec 22, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford (11) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs point guard Cory Joseph (5) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Only Damian Lillard from the top ten this year even sniffs the top ten percent last year. Andre Roberson has become a defense plus/minus star, but last year his three point contest numbers were one of the worst in the league. Part of this is a function of a small sample size for individual players, but the lack of convergence to any ‘real’ ability over a season and a half is enough to question the reliability of this number as a predictor of anything. Continue Reading