10 NBA questions still to solve

3/1/2013 - NBA
The Nuggets, who display significant home/road splits, can muddy the water when evaluating teams. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

When the NBA's analytics community gathers Friday in Boston for the first day of the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, it does so with the intent of expanding its knowledge of the game it loves. In that spirit, this seems like an appropriate time to consider the most important questions statistical analysis can help shed light on in basketball -- and give a progress report on where we stand in attempting to answer them.