As much as it makes Doug Collins want to blow his brains out, the NBA has entered the era of Big Data. Gone are the days where basic counting statistics take precedence over shooting efficiency, per-possession averages and defensive metrics.
As Andy Glockner notes in his new book, Chasing Perfection, the league’s analytics revolution is hardly limited to players’ on-court output. In particular, teams across the Association are placing an increased emphasis on every aspect of player development and wellness, something which former Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie prioritized during his three-year tenure.
In speaking with Glockner, Dr. … Read the rest