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Statistics in Basketball

I've been busy lately, but I've also been voraciously consuming the content from Lookout Landing and Field Gulls, our sister sites for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, respectively. I've mentioned before the difficulty in utilizing statistics for a dynamic sport, such as basketball. In my admittedly limited experience in analysis, tape usually seems to provide a more perfect picture. So, I ask you, the members of the one and only, the fabulous, the magnificent UW Dawg Pound to answer this question for me (and doubt you not, it will certainly influence the way I cover games): are advanced statistics in basketball more so, less so, or equally as valuable as advanced statistics in the other "major" sports in our country?