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!