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Hoops Lab: On My Way to Sloan!

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

On my way to Sloan!

For those that have been reading the Hoops Lab for awhile, you know that I'm a basketball nerd in every sense of the term. I'm a scientist/engineer with a bent for statistics by training, and of course I'm a basketball junkie. Put those two things together, and it's less than shocking that I've been all over the APBR-metrics movement in the NBA.

For those that don't know, APBR-metrics is the movement to identify new ways to quantify "good" play and productivity in basketball, similar to the SABRmetrics and Moneyball mindset that started sweeping baseball a bit more than a decade ago. The process is more complicated in basketball, though, because of the dynamic and inter-related nature of the game. In baseball, everything can be broken down to a 1-on-1 matchup between the pitcher and the batter, and the box scores contain just about all of the information that a SABR-metrician would need to do their analysis.

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