How much would a standings slide hurt the Lakers’ title chances?

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

Time for another edition of the NBA mailbag.

Throughout the NBA season, I will be answering your questions about the latest, most interesting topics in basketball. You can tweet me directly at @kpelton, tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to [email protected]

This week we take a look at:

  • The impact dropping in the standings has on the Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff chances in a year where home-court advantage doesn’t mean as much as it traditionally does

  • An update on back-to-back sets between teams

  • 50-40-90 team games

  • A tweak to the box score

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