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Hello! I hope you have been enjoying the 2014-15 Boxscore Geeks NBA season so far. We aren't quite done yet (as of 5 PM E.S.T on 10/28/2014 25 of 30 previews are in the can). Expect the final few to be coming tomorrow.
You've probably noticed that we've been mission-focused on getting out all the previews in a very short amount of time.
There is something to be said, however, for being able to easily look back and find everything in one place in the future. Case in point, here are all the win projections we used for our team season previews in one handy dandy chart:
Oh, and here's a version done after the Steve Nash Injury:
Now, don't panic. An explanation of the method used is in the queue and forthcoming in the next few days (after our very strenous peer review is done).
Additionally, here's a link to all thirty of our reviews that are either up or will be up in the next 48 hours.
- Atlanta Hawks
- Boston Celtics
- Brooklyn Nets
- Charlotte Hornets
- Chicago Bulls
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Dallas Mavericks
- Denver Nuggets
- Detroit Pistons
- Golden State Warriors
- Houston Rockets
- Indiana Pacers
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Miami Heat
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- New Orleans Pelicans
- New York Knicks
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Orlando Magic
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Phoenix Suns
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Sacramento Kings
- San Antonio Spurs
- Toronto Raptors
- Utah Jazz
- Washington Wizards
In the interim you might be interested in viewing some of the innovative tools we built as part of doing our season previews as you tick off the minutes to tip-off.
First, we have an interactive chart showing who each team was last season using the Game Based Wins Produced metric, which is at the core of our previews:
San Antonio was pretty darn awesome last year.
Second, we have an interactive chart that shows who is on each team for this season, and their numbers from last season (again using Game Based Wins Produced):
Milwaukee versus Philadelphia: a tank off for the ages!
Finally, we put together an interactive chart using the same metric for the 2014 preseason to give us some indication of how players are actually performing so far this year. For Example:
Napier, Noel and Kyle Anderson are our best rookies so far. Another example:
Golden State looks good.
That should be good enough to tide you over until the games get started, right? If not feel free to pull up a chair, read a preview or play with any of the interactive charts. Feel free to share any fun views in the comments below.