NBA Podcast: Kevin Pelton on the Lakers

Kevin PeltonAmong the websites devoted to covering the NBA from a statistical perspective, BasketballProspectus.com does some of the most detailed, interesting and well-researched work.

In order to examine how some of the more advanced statistics apply to the 2009-10 Lakers through 34 games, we dialed up the site’s lead NBA analyst, Kevin Pelton.

Pelton broke down the plus/minus metric and how it applies to Ron Artest in particular, Kobe Bryant’s increased scoring this season, L.A.’s improved overall defense and more.

To listen, just click “play” below.