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NBA Power Rankings: Golden State Warriors Cementing Spot Atop League

Welcome to NBA Math’s inaugural power rankings. We’re determining how all 30 teams stack up in wholly objective fashion, using our Team Rating metric to evaluate both season-long performances and the levels the squads have played at in the last few weeks. Power rankings do have to weigh recent events more heavily, after all. As such, placements will …

Nikola Jokic’s Fouling Problems for the Denver Nuggets

It’s no secret NBA Math loves Nikola Jokic. He was a statistical darling during his rookie season and finished No. 19 in Total Points Added (TPA), sandwiched between DeAndre Jordan and Isaiah Thomas. Now, he’s proving his scoring efficiency, slick passing and defensive acumen weren’t the least bit fluky. After Christmas Day, he ranked No. 20 in TPA, and he …

NBA Math’s All-TPA Teams for Week 4 (Nov. 14-20)

During the first month of the NBA season, 39 different players have populated the 15 spots on the All-TPA teams. We’ve seen plenty of stars showing up, but also a few surprises—Mike Muscala, Larry Nance Jr. and Lucas Nogueira chief among them. Only one has made the podium during each of the four relevant segments: …

NBA Math’s All-TPA Teams for Week 3 (Nov. 7-13)

Stephen Curry is back in the three-point business, while superstars such as Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and James Harden continue to shine. We’ve even got LeBron James re-entering your life after his brief Week 2 hiatus. Plus, there are more surprises. Last week, it was Larry Nance. Now, if you’d bet on Lucas Nogueira making …