Hot Links: October 16, 2008

First, a couple of great articles from Basketball Prospectus:

• Kevin Pelton examines the importance of preseason numbers and finds they may be more important than you might think.
• Pelton discusses the coaching moves by the Pistons and Mavericks and investigates how similar moves in the past have worked out.
• A look at overall league trends. looks at the best team in history for every franchise, sorted by division:


And last, but certainly not least:

John Hollinger’s individual player projections. More excellent work by him over at Not only does he have the numbers, but he also recaps every player’s season last year, gives a scouting report, and discusses the upcoming season. Every. Single. Player.

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