The Midrange Theory
The Midrange Theory

The Midrange Theory

By Seth Partnow


288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629379210

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2021)


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Join author Seth Partnow for a signing of his book, The Midrange Theory, at Broken Bat Brewing in Milwaukee, WI.

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The Midrange Theory: Basketball’s Evolution In The Age Of Analytics

By Seth Partnow / Foreword by Tim Bontemps


Contact: Scott King, IPG, 312-568-5423,


To truly understand the increasingly prominent, yet to some, alienating, world of basketball analytics, begin by tossing out your preconceived notions of the term. The word “analytics” has been buzzed about, lauded, reduced, confused, and misapplied over time. Recognizing how to properly incorporate its methods has never been more important to understanding and appreciating the NBA.


In The Midrange Theory: Basketball’s Evolution In The Age Of Analytics, author and NBA analyst for The Athletic Seth Partnow takes fans on a tour through the finer points of how the NBA game actually fits together, not only searching for the ever-evolving answers from within the analytics community but just as importantly, asking the right questions along the way such as:


  • What are the impacts behind the box score?
  • How should defense be evaluated through analytics?
  • What are the “many pitfalls” of the NBA Draft?
  • Who uses analytics?


Covering a breadth of illuminating inflection points in NBA history—from shot selection to pre-draft evaluation to measuring defensive impacts to the importance of considering aesthetics and ethics while doing metrics—The Midrange Theory deftly explores where we are, how we got here, and what might be next in basketball science.


About The Author

Seth Partnow covers the NBA and basketball analytics for The Athletic. He is the former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks.