Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s present (Feb. 15, 2018), FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver is again to assist break down the newest within the NBA with Neil and Kyle. First, the Utah Jazz are on an 11-game profitable streak. The crew takes a take a look at what’s going proper for the Jazz — and the way it would possibly come to a halt. Subsequent, the All-Star Recreation is almost right here, and The Lab’s members are taking it to the lab: preserving what they like, slicing what they don’t and throwing out some loopy concepts (Eight-year-olds selecting groups! one-on-ones!) that may make watching it extra pleasant. Plus, a small-sample-size phase on the brand new Cleveland Cavaliers.
Listed here are hyperlinks to what was mentioned this week:
- Control our 2017-18 NBA predictions, up to date after each recreation.
- ESPN’s Zach Lowe wrote about what’s real and what’s not for the Utah Jazz.
- To get in on the All-Star Recreation enjoyable, you’ll be able to draft your own team.
- ESPN’s Dave McMenamin goes contained in the new Cavaliers team.