Podcast: Pelton of Basketball Prospectus

Kevin Pelton

If you’re looking to find some meaning in advanced statistics that apply to your favorite NBA team, you can’t go wrong with the guys at Basketball Prospectus, which is why we had the site’s Kevin Pelton on to break down the Lakers.

Alongside co-author Bradford Doolittle, Pelton wrote extensively on each team for this season’s Pro Basketball Prospectus 2011-12 book, and we picked out several topics from the pages to discuss. Among them: what makes Matt Barnes effective; Pau Gasol’s elite efficiency; why Andrew Bynum provides the Lakers with renewed optimism; Kobe Bryant’s uniqueness; what Pelton likes about Josh McRoberts; and more.

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