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Hoppin' Aboard the Geek Train ... Help A Brother Out!

Greetings, fellow PTHers! Hope all is well with you as we prepare for the holidays ahead. I am a longtime Hawks fan, but haven't much delved into the NBA's advanced stats. It's time for me to change all that get smarter, and all I want under the tree this Christmas is some friendly crowdsourcing from some of you Internet smart guys!

So tell me, fellow Hawks fans and stat-minded connoisseurs: what was your A-Z journey into stats land, what books, web sites and blogs would you recommend for a fan trying to learn, and which stat categories in general do you think are most important in your analysis - and why?

Final bonus question: how important are stats in your understanding and application of the game compared to the proverbial "eye test?"

Actually, I LIED! The last bonus question is in the form of the poll just below.

Thanks for your help and advice Hawks fans ... and best wishes for a great holiday season with your friends and family. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a Blessed Kwanzaa ... and have the Bestivus Festivus ever!

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