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The Latest in NBA Data Analytics

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If you’re the kind of sports stat-head who loves that the Bill James movement has become mainstream in baseball, and you wonder why basketball doesn’t pay more attention to analytics, you may be pleased to read this article and this one about the annual Sports Analytics Conference at MIT Sloan. Yes, the stat-heads are gradually gaining acceptance in the NBA, and are being aided by technology that better tracks the ball and the players themselves. This is something we wrote about a while back in a column about the Celtics’ data man, Mike Zarren.