Ben Taylor (@ElGee35), founder of Backpicks.com, dropped by the show to discuss his book, "Thinking Basketball," which focuses on the way we think about basketball (often in the wrong way or using the wrong mental lens), as well as the importance of supporting casts, and his new metric for measuring offensive creation using box-score data, the aptly named, Box Creation. Finally, we touch on the Kyrie Irving trade and both make our claims as Kyrie optimists. Ben with a bit more data to back his claims.
Here are the links to the things discussed in the show.
1. Ben's book, "Thinking Basketball" (seriously, if you're listening to this show, buy this book, you'll thank me later): https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Basketball-Ben-Taylor/dp/1532968175
2. "Supporting Casts are More Important Than Stars": http://www.backpicks.com/2017/07/06/supporting-casts-are-more-important-than-stars/
3. "Measuring Creation with the Box Score": https://fansided.com/2017/08/11/nylon-calculus-measuring-creation-box-score/
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