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October 8, 2009, 06:55 PM ET
The Book is Here! The Book is Here!

by Kevin Pelton

OK, unlike Navin Johnson in The Jerk, you can’t hold it in your hands quite yet. Nonetheless, we could not be more thrilled to announce that the Pro Basketball Prospectus 2009-10 is on sale now in .PDF form. You can purchase the .PDF for download for $9.95, while the print version–which should be available via CreateSpace within the next few days–will run $19.95 (plus shipping and handling).

Either format will offer 370 pages chock full of insightful NBA statistics and unique analysis you won’t find anywhere else. For a better idea of what the book offers, check out our Pro Basketball Prospectus 2009-10 page, which includes a sample team essay (for the Houston Rockets) and sample player comments (for the Oklahoma City Thunder).

In addition to what was mentioned in the introduction to the book, we’re happy to report a few fun surprises. Rockets GM Daryl Morey was kind enough to write the foreword (also available as a sample). Also, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus/Football Outsiders fame contributed a great breakdown of microfracture knee surgery. Other essays include Brian Doolittle on fantasy players to watch (aided by SCHOENE’s projections), Bradford Doolittle on the NBA’s economic situation and Kevin Pelton on how adjusting the enforcement of hand-checking rules has changed the way the NBA game is played.

To purchase the .PDF, you’ll be directed to the Baseball Prospectus store. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to quickly and effortlessly sign up for a BP basic (free) account, which will come in handy down the road. In addition to downloading now, you’ll be able to return to that link if we publish an updated version.

Please direct any questions about the book, or any typos you find while reading, to hoops.beta@basketballprospectus.com.

Thanks and happy reading!

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