After the Denver Nuggets won their fourth straight game, Ryan brought on Bleacher Report writer and Founder of NBA Math Adam Fromal to discuss how the Nuggets are performing so well. The two talked in depth about Nikola Jokic and his progression as a player, the weirdly elite defense, Adam’s projects on NBA Math, and more.

This was a great conversation for analytics fans, discussing what goes into Adam’s Total Points Added metric and why Jokic performs so well analytically.

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2:00 – Guess the Nugget

4:20 – Discussing Nikola Jokic, his passing prowess, and analytics

18:00 – Talking about NBA Math and how Adam is doing analytics different

28:30 – Nuggets win predictions, could Jokic be an All-Star, and more