We have a huge 11-slate for Friday NBA action. With the trade deadline passing, we are still too close to travel time for some of these traded guys to be in uniform. The bigger concern here for teams that made deals is how many players they will have in uniform and the caliber of those players.

The Orlando Magic are a good example of this. When you trade away multiple starters — who also happen to be your best scorers — it leaves a hole. It also makes things a little tougher to break down. We have no data to lean on for rotations, change in offensive and defensive efficiency, and even what pace the remaining players will be playing at. Predictive analytics is based on using the knowledge you have to forecast the future. Until we get...

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