Dean Oliver is considered by many to be the Godfather of Advanced Basketball Analytics. The author of the groundbreaking book “Basketball on Paper“, Oliver was the first statistical analyst in the NBA. He has worked in the front office for the Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets and Seattle Supersonics. Journey ‘inside the numbers’ on this special edition of The Upside.
4:40 Applying math to sports
9:30 Basketball vs. Baseball analytics
11:25 College analytics
16:43 Balancing strategies
19:56 Strategies of fouling
23:12 Trends of stats
26:18 Impact of the Deep 3
30:00 Statistical analysis’ impact on the game
32:01 The Mid-Range J
36:09 Four factors of improvement in basketball
39:50 Models for projecting players
42:55 Evaluating the evaluators
45:00 Basketball on Paper: The Sequel.