NBAGeek Moves to Cleveland

Over the weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Philadelphia 76ers finalized the trade that sent Kevin Love to Cleveland. The trade also included the rights to my fan hood, which went from Minnesota to Cleveland (in exchange for future considerations).

I grew up in Minnesota, but I moved away long ago. By the time I left, I wasn't a fan at all, and I barely followed the team. It was only Kevin Garnett that roped me back in. And when that Kevin left, I transferred my fandom to Boston. It was fun to watch all the longtime Celtics fans realize that Bill Simmons was full of it. Remember this, Celtics fans?


NBAGeek Takes ALS Challenge

Not much basketball today, I'm afraid, but I did get on the Slacktivism bandwagon to help raise a little money for ALS:


The Boxscore Geeks Show: Drake, the Turnover Era, and Robert Horry

The Boxscore Geeks show is back. We dive into historical numbers, "debate" Robert Horry's Hall of Fame accolades, and give Drake diplomatic immunity.


Robert Horry: The Box Score Geek Hall of Fame Vote

Is Robert Horry a Hall of Fame Player? A footnote in the Boston Globe prompted the question (h/t Truehoop):

Count Da Ringz.

Dre, Arturo and Patrick get together to discuss if Horry truly belongs in the Hall of Fame.


The Turnover Era in BoxScoreGeeks

For advanced analytics fans, 1977 was an important year in the NBA. In 1977-78, the NBA started tracking individual turnovers in the boxscore. So when I began updating the BoxScore Geeks database to add historical data, it made sense to start with the 1977-78 season.

Image from FatShawnKemp.