Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 1/13/12
by Kyle Stack / @KyleStack We’re nearly at the three-week mark in this NBA season, which brings the obvious questions. Who’s healthy? Who’s tired? Who’s scoring is up or down? How much more interesting could this season be with Rasheed Wallace? A couple of those questions are tackled here in this week’s Stack’s Stats. Referee’s schedules, lower scoring and a new scoring milestone from a future Hall of Famer are discussed. And if you flip it to the second page, you’ll find an interview with Roland Beech, the Dallas Mavericks’ director of basketball analytics. The founder of 82games.com, Beech consulted with the Mavericks for several years before joining them full-time for the 2009-10 season. In a phone interview from his hotel room in Detroit, one day after the team visited the White House to be honored for their 2011 Finals championship, Beech discusses his role on the Mavs and his philosophy in what types of statistics he values. The Main Dish The Referees’ Schedules When I spoke w...
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