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Care to Read More About Carmelo Anthony and Advanced Statistics?

Actually, this Slate piece doesn't so much try to answer the question of whether Carmelo Anthony is a bona fide superstar or (as some claim) a ball hog that shoots just 42 percent from the field (as others claim) as much as it serves as a primer on advanced basketball statistics, and the debate over which methods of number crunching are more valuable than others. That said, its author, Dave Johns, found something of a consensus on Anthony. Writes Johns, "[N]early all of the NBA stats experts I interviewed saw Melo in about the same way: an elite offensive threat who underperforms on defense, especially in zone coverage." [Slate]

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