The New-New Lakers are just the Old-New Lakers

The Lakers shake up their front office and make a move! And sadly it just seems to signal they'll stay bad for a few more seasons.

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DeMarcus Cousins was Undervalued?

DeMarcus Cousins' time in Sacramento is over. And normally we'd be patting the Kings on the back for moving on from an overrated star that will likely command a hefty pay raise come the 2018-2019 NBA season. Except ... somehow I'm going to find myself on DeMarcus Cousins side. The Pelicans got DeMarcus Cousins for a price I'm fine with. Meaning the only thing I'm not surprised by is that the Kings made another silly move.

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The Boxscore Geeks Show - A Bunch of Random Timestamps

Dre, Andrew, and Brian talk the "blockbuster" midseason trades of Mason Plumlee and Serge Ibaka. We also go over some common stat issues.

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Teachable Moments #1: Sample Size and Confounding Variables with Jusuf Nurkic

The Nuggets jetisoned Jusuf Nurkic and acquired Mason Plumlee. On paper, we like this move. Jurkic has yet to be an above average big, whereas we’ve thought Plumlee rightfully deserved a spot on the U.S. National Squad. Kevin Pelton also provided some analysis, which had a different take. And if you want to hear in depth why I disagree, tune into this week’s Boxscore Geeks Podcast. However, in reviewing his analysis I found two common analytics issues, and I figured I’d take this as a teachable moment to discuss them. Today let's talk about sample size and confounding variables!

You can view Kevin Pelton’s Insider Article here. It is behind a paywall.

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The Top Ten Boxscores of the Week

Another week, another top ten boxscores! An amazing triple-double, a whole lotta Cavs, and Jokic is no joke!

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