• Conference Finals Preview

    Conference Finals Preview

    The Conference Finals are set. Rematches of the 2020 Bubble playoffs: Nuggets vs. Lakers, Celtics vs. Heat. Arguably, the four deepest teams in the league have made their way back, despite questions surrounding health, coaching and chemistry persisting throughout the season. In the west, a matchup of midseason roster changeups and full-season longevity. Health has… Read more

  • LG Hoops Community Re-Draft of 2018-2022 Classes

    LG Hoops Community Re-Draft of 2018-2022 Classes

    The LG Hoops team got together to have some fun and do a 64 pick redraft of the 2018-2022 Drafts! There is SO MUCH young talent in today’s NBA and it’s safe to say the league is in good hands. Check out the complete list below and the thought process of each writer as well!… Read more

  • LG Hoops Advanced Metric 3.0

    LG Hoops Advanced Metric 3.0

    I have played around with various forms of machine learning and predictive algorithms to find the most accurate and logical NBA all-in-one advanced metric but have ran into a number of issues that caused me to re-think my process. I started to research different popular advanced metrics such as BPM, LEBRON, RAPTOR, and even PIE… Read more

  • Celtics – 76ers Preview: Things to Look For

    Celtics – 76ers Preview: Things to Look For

    We are headed for the 3rd chapter of the modern Boston Philadelphia rivalry. Boston beat the Sixers in 2018 and in 2020 so Philly will certainly be looking for some revenge. Tim Bontemps previewed the series on ESPN and I want to dive into a little more detail on a few of these important points.… Read more

  • LG Hoops Advanced Metric 2.0

    LG Hoops Advanced Metric 2.0

    Check out the most recently updated LG Hoops Advanced Metric! I’ve updated the logic to include Plus/Minus% and stats like deflections, along with cutting down on some more double-counted statistics. The stats are all pulled from the NBA API (the NBA website), and are considered free data. The metric is found through the use of… Read more

  • Underrated Playoff Performers Thus Far

    Underrated Playoff Performers Thus Far

    The 1st Round of the NBA playoffs have been electric so far in 2023, and it will only get crazier as teams advance to the next few rounds. Guys like Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, Steph Curry, and others have obviously shown out – but there have been a ton of underrated or even surprise playoff… Read more