Ben Taylor

is creating NBA videos, podcasts and analytics

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Access podcast extras and Patreon-only posts on -- these often consist of additional research and deep-dive thoughts that don't make it into videos or podcasts. Also provide input on any future GOAT profiles and content in general.   


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Access producer benefits AND the following:

-Early access to videos (when available)   

-All my propriety stats in one place for every player and team since 1955, including the Backpicks Box Plus-Minus model, advanced team stats before 1974 and WOWY runs for over 200 hundred players.   

-The Thinking Basketball Discord forum, where you can bounce ideas around with me and other basketball lovers 

-GOAT seasonal rankings database -- see (and discuss) every yearly valuation I made for the Backpicks GOAT 

Includes Discord benefits


per month

Access all producer and insider benefits, in addition to: 

-Daily leaderboards for my proprietary statistics. Includes top players, playmakers, scorers, player tendencies, plus-minus data and more

-A monthly Live Q&A with me on the Thinking Basketball Discord forum

Includes Discord benefits



About Ben Taylor

Hey everyone -- thanks for stopping by and for your continued support. Since 2010, basketball content has been an obsessive hobby of mine, and now, thanks to you, it is a full time commitment. Your Patreon support helps pay the bills and keeps the content flowing, and it can (hopefully) help me hire more talented people to generate additional content. 

So if you've made it this far, maybe you're willing to go a little farther. (Because it's never too early in the day for a Shawshank reference.) There are currently 3 membership tiers:

  1. "Producers" ($2) -- Basic support, access to private articles and occasional other perks.
  2. "Insiders" ($4) -- Access to a ton of data, early videos and our Discord community.
  3. "Deluxe" ($7) -- Access to everything, including our monthly Live Q&A in the Discord.
My preference is to keep your contribution relatively small and produce more through volume, so please continue to share my work and Patreon page on twitter, reddit, etc. to help promote the cause. Thanks again! I feel incredibly lucky to have your support.


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