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ESPN the Magazine's use of advanced statistics (ESPN/Marvel Series)

I'm sure a number of you have seen the ESPN/Marvel NBA preview, at least for the Magic, where Dwight is portrayed as Wolverine (huh?).  If you haven't, it's an excellent collaboration with some wonderful artwork.  All the covers/previews are at this link:

Ed. note: link removed due to copyright issues, as explained in comments. - BQR

What surprised me, however, is the use of advanced statistics in many of the previews:

player efficiency rating

true shooting percentage

offensive efficiency rating

team defensive efficiency

total rebounding rate

win percentage in close games

team defensive rebounding percentage

defensive rating

 

And one "normal" stat that I've never seen counted before:

charges per game

 

Now, I'm still a stats newbie and I don't know a few of the above mentioned stat categories, but their presence in a national magazine surprised me.  I don't read ESPN the Magazine normally, or at all, so maybe this is the norm, but I didn't think so.

Just something that I thought was very cool and progressive.

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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