Revisiting the D.R.A.F.T 

June, 24, 2010
06/24/10
10:52
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Today's winners in Stats & Analytics:

Al-Farouq Aminu, Shaquille O'Neal, Marcus Thornton

Today's losers:

Michael Olowokandi, Brandon Rush and hopefully not DeMarcus Cousins

Last year, Insider, led by my Giant Killers colleague Jordan Brenner and hoops genius Tom Haberstroh, launched the D.R.A.F.T. Intitiative -- Data-Related Analysis For Truth -- to dissect the NBA draft from every conceivable angle. Today, we're going to revisit and update this initiative. When you get into arguments at your draft party tonight, at least you'll be armed with the latest in APBRmetric knowledge.

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

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