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October 26, 2010

The Works Discusses PBP 10-11

Filed under: pbp2010 — Kevin Pelton @ 4:34 pm

AOL Fanhouse’s daily “The Works” column features two friends of BBP, Bethlehem Shoals and Tom Ziller. Yesterday, Shoals took on Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11.

Stats are only part of the story here, and each team is treated as just that: a past that can be poked, prodded, and recalled, and a future that stats can help bring into focus. You can read Pro Basketball Prospectus cover-to-cover without even glancing at the numbers, and still come away refreshed and ready for 2010-11. Or, if you want to be one of the smartest guys in the room, someone whose opinions about the game aren’t based solely on conventional wisdom and human fallibility, you can take a crash course in the numbers. They aren’t there to contradict or limit your love of the game; if anything, the added clarity, and new pockets of detail, will give you that much more to talk about.

Pro Basketball Prospectus can tell you that someone like Shane Battier is a valuable contributor. That’s the drab part, and the image that the stats revolution really doesn’t deserve. Bringing to light what an underrated defender Brandon Jennings is? If you saw that coming, well, congratulations. Sometimes, I think that not even the author of PBP did.

In a fun coincidence, the book co-written by Shoals, Ziller and the rest of the FreeDarko team–FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History–was officially released today. I’m working my way through a review copy, but it’s already clear that this book is going to join The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac as a must-have for NBA fans. Conveniently, Amazon.com suggests bundling them with PBP 10-11.

October 13, 2010

Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 now available at Amazon.com

Filed under: pbp2010 — dpease @ 1:59 am

Have you been waiting to take advantage of Amazon.com’s cheap, fast shipping? Wait no more, as Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 is now available at Amazon.com. Buy two copies, get fast free shipping, and give the extra to your favourite basketball fan. Please do rate and review the book there if you are able.

October 9, 2010

Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 paperback now available

Filed under: pbp2010 — dpease @ 5:17 am

The Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 paperback is now available from Createspace. The book should be available on Amazon.com in a few days.

October 6, 2010

Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 updated PDF released

Filed under: pbp2010 — dpease @ 7:46 am

We’ve posted version 2 of the Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 PDF, with some minor typo fixes. If you’ve purchased the PDF, you can get the most up-to-date version at any time by visiting your manage profile page at Baseball Prospectus. As always, all updates are free for purchasers. To report a typo or send us question or comment, please email hoops.beta@basketballprospectus.com. Thanks again for your support.

October 4, 2010

Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 Available Now

Filed under: pbp2010 — Kevin Pelton @ 10:31 am

We’re proud to announce the release of Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11 in .PDF format, available now via download for $9.98. Click here for much more information and sample chapters from this year’s annual. If you’d rather wait for the print edition, we anticipate it being available via CreateSpace.com next week and on Amazon.com later this month.If you have any questions about purchasing, e-mail us at hoops.beta@basketballprospectus.com

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