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Week ending on Thursday, November 8 2012.


Thursday, November 8

Premium Article Stuckey's Slump: A Historically Slow Start

by Kevin Pelton

Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey made just one of his first 23 shots this season and is still struggling from the field. The math shows just how unlikely Stuckey's poor shooting has been.

Premium Article Hornets: Should Anthony Davis Play the Three?

by Bradford Doolittle

In ESPN Insider piece, Bradford examines the idea of whether playing this season's rookie on the wing might help his long-term development.

Premium Article Big Man Barometer: Week Ending 11/6/12

by Bradford Doolittle

In a weekly ESPN Insider feature, Bradford highlights the top performance by NBA big men for the season's first full week and projects the top performances for the week to come. He also looks at which teams are playing the smallest and the biggest lineups according to his "true position" system.

Wednesday, November 7

Calling the Race: The Reliability of Early Returns

by Kevin Pelton

Just like our political peers, NBA analysts must separate misleading early results from ones that herald meaningful results. How quickly can we do so at the team level?

Tuesday, November 6

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Unextended

by Kevin Pelton

Wrapping up a series on last Wednesday's deadline for business related to rookie contracts, a look at the key fourth-year players who did not see their contracts extended and what comes next for player and team.

Monday, November 5

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Rookie Options

by Kevin Pelton

Teams had to decide by last Wednesday whether to pick up their options on the third and fourth seasons of players' rookie contracts. A surprising number of 2010 first-round picks will now become unrestricted free agents next summer.

Friday, November 2

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Evaluating Extensions

by Kevin Pelton

Wednesday was the deadline for teams to agree on contract extensions for players entering the final season of their rookie contracts. Using the past relationship between WARP and extension salary, a look at several fair deals and one that looks like trouble.

Premium Article Knicks: Stoudemire's Injury an Opportunity for Woodson

by Bradford Doolittle

With a little creative lineup making, the New York Knicks can not only withstand the injury to Amar'e Stoudemire, but they can emerge as a stronger team in the long run. Bradford examines in an ESPN Insider feature.

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