Basketball Intelligence for 10/26/23
Opening night takeaways, Forbes' most valuable NBA teams, and much, much more!
The Most Valuable NBA Teams
Mike Ozanian and Justin Teitelbaum, Forbes.com
Mike Says: The aggregate data shown above would be wildly different for individual teams; small-market teams depend more on national/international media deals, which are usually split equally.
Grading every NBA team’s strengths and weaknesses heading into the 2023-24 season
Law Murray, The Athletic
7 NBA overreactions after one game of the 2023-2024 season
Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation
Hollinger’s NBA All-Breakout Team: Anthony Edwards, LaMelo and more players ready for big jumps
John Hollinger, The Athletic
NBA All-Star Game returns to original East vs. West format
Kendra Andrews, ESPN
Seth's Nerd Nosh: 4th and Rookie Extension
Seth Partnow, Dunc’d On
Risk is never one-sided of course. But when was the last meaningful (and meaningfully-likely to not be matched) offer sheet in [restricted free agency]? To move to a third sport, I remember reading a book on baseball analytics where the author noted that since players scored over 90% of chances they were sent home from 3rd base on potential sacrifice flies, the obvious takeaway is that 3rd base coaches were far too cautious in giving the go sign.
…The analogy is that if incumbent teams are never ever threatened with the loss of players in RFA, they are not using that leverage nearly enough.
ATL: Hornets take advantage of sloppy Hawks effort, Atlanta falls 116-110 in season opener
Wes Morton, Peachtree Hoops