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5.0 out of 5 stars If you're an NBA fan then buy this book
Forget the magazines, this is the preview guide you want if you're an NBA fan. The statistical analysis is fascinating and every player in the league is covered along with overviews of each team. And it's not just a dry reference - the writing is full of wit and humor. This is my favorite sports book and I look forward to it each year.
Published on October 6, 2005 by Dylan Ginsburg

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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this
For the love of God don't waste your time. Hollinger couldn't be more bias, at least not in a more accurate way. The man honestly believes that the Cavs will somehow finish ahead of both Detroit AND Indiana to win the Central Division. Gets worse though, he actually thinks that the Suns won't make the play-offs! Wake up, Amare isn't sitting out the whole season, and...
Published on October 26, 2005 by C. Williams


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're an NBA fan then buy this book, October 6, 2005
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This review is from: Pro Basketball Forecast: 2005-2006 (Paperback)
Forget the magazines, this is the preview guide you want if you're an NBA fan. The statistical analysis is fascinating and every player in the league is covered along with overviews of each team. And it's not just a dry reference - the writing is full of wit and humor. This is my favorite sports book and I look forward to it each year.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There should be more books/annuals like this, November 18, 2005
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This review is from: Pro Basketball Forecast: 2005-2006 (Paperback)
In the past, I always enjoyed the Bill James Baseball Abstract annuals. These days, in each of the three major sports, there are quality annuals that try to follow in James's path. Baseball Prospectus, Pro Football Prospectus and John Hollinger's Pro Basketball Forecast. These are all annuals that look at the game from an intelligent, statistical standpoint. It's not all numbers though - it's the numbers that he uses to tell the story of a team or player. Having read Hollinger's previous annuals, I'm getting used to his style and some of the stats that he came up with. He's not afraid to give an opinion, even a very negative one...and that is GREAT for the reader! I will continue to pick up his annuals before the start of every basketball season. Leave the annual basketball magazines alone, and pick up this one. It's more expensive but more than worth the price compared to those magazines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is amazing!, December 22, 2005
This review is from: Pro Basketball Forecast: 2005-2006 (Paperback)
Similar to Pro Football Prospectus 2005, this book is FULL of revolutionary statistics AND opinion based on those stats. Who cares if the author prefers the Cavs, that's a prediction, and this book contains so much pertinent data that it doesn't matter who he picked . . . this book is ideal for any basketball fan who is tired of the usual points, rebounds and assists (per game) that you are used to seeing for the last 30-40 years.
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6 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this, October 26, 2005
This review is from: Pro Basketball Forecast: 2005-2006 (Paperback)
For the love of God don't waste your time. Hollinger couldn't be more bias, at least not in a more accurate way. The man honestly believes that the Cavs will somehow finish ahead of both Detroit AND Indiana to win the Central Division. Gets worse though, he actually thinks that the Suns won't make the play-offs! Wake up, Amare isn't sitting out the whole season, and Steve Nash is still alive. I'd advise getting anything else, unless you're a Cavs fan of course...
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Pro Basketball Forecast: 2005-2006 by John Hollinger (Paperback - September 23, 2005)
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