Every once in awhile I get the urge to yammer about basketball. Normally, I’ve done this whenever Britt Robson posts something over at MinnPost, but that’s not always a great option (though it gets my comments seen by more people than I could hope for otherwise). Rather than post my thoughts here, I’ve gone ahead and started a new site where I’ll be discussing upcoming Timberwolves opponents, breaking down some basic plays with video, and talking about some advanced statistical metrics that I believe can provide some insight into why certain teams succeed where others fail.
Part of my motivation for doing this also involves finding out what kind of data access and APIs are available to bloggers – I wish I was a better at making pretty things on the web, so it’s as good a place as any to create my own canvas. So if you want to hear my thoughts on various hoops-related stuff, check out 5 Wolves. Just don’t ask me about the name. I also have a new Twitter account that I’ll be tweeting from – primarily to stop annoying those who follow me for non-basketball reasons.
By the way, the site is going to be a perpetual work-in-progress, but I promise it will look better than its current state within a week or two. Hey, it’s the content that matters, right? I’ve got my first preview up and will be adding a quick breakdown of a play or two before the game tomorrow.