The Boxscore Geeks Show: Too Hot for TV

We talk more of the NBA offseason, the Olympics, and more!

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The Boxscore Geeks Show: Guest Lecture from Dave Berri

Dave Berri stops by to talk about some common issues in regression analysis.

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Adventures in Analytics: Descriptive vs. Predictive Stats

Today I address a common issue I see in the "advanced stats" community. Is a stat supposed to be descriptive or predictive? An oddly straightforward question that many have handled incorrectly for a while now.

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The Boxscore Geeks Show: Mixed Metaphors

We talk bad NBA contracts, the Olympics, and the politics of fans.

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The 10 Worst Top Contracts in the NBA

The NBA has a salary cap, so it's important for every team to spend their money wisely. The NBA is also a star driven league, so it's key to find a star and pay them right. You'd assume the highest paid player on each NBA team would be a star, or at least quite good. Of course, you'd be wrong. I went through each NBA team and looked for the highest paid player (in terms of per-year salary for 2017, not total contract) and ranked which are the worst.

A note, I rated these based on the performance and age of the player when they signed the contract, not how they've played since. So players like Paul George are off the list. With that, here we go!

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