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Nuggets Numbers - Previewing Nuggets versus Spurs with Jacob Goldstein

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Jacob Goldstein drops by to discuss analytics, the San Antonio Spurs, and how the young Nuggets will perform in the playoffs

The playoffs are officially here! In this episode, I am joined by one of the inspirations for starting the Nuggets Numbers podcast. Jacob Goldstein, contributor to BBall Index and Nylon Calculus and creator of the Player Impact Plus-Minus (PIPM) advanced metric, drops by to discuss a range of topics. First, we delve into the world of analytics, discussing what makes PIPM valuable and identifying the best metrics to use when evaluating players and teams. Then, we discuss the statistical profile for the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs, two interesting teams with a lot of depth that operate in different ways. Finally, we evaluate the head-to-head matchups and pick the series winner.

Enjoy!

4:00 - The value of Advanced Metrics, including Jacob’s picks for the best NBA metrics available today

14:30 - Denver Nuggets statistical profile and questions

19:20 - San Antonio Spurs statistical profile and questions

31:00 - Head-to-Head matchups and series predictions.