Phoenix Suns keeping track of high fives

PHOENIX - Analytics have rooted themselves in sports, like it or not.

The Phoenix Suns appear to be embracing the trend.

Head coach Earl Watson recently said the Suns are keeping track of high fives. Yes, the Sun shave a high five stat.

Watson said on the Suns website:

“We have a high-five stat,” Head Coach Earl Watson said following the 91-86 victory. “I’m being honest with you. This is true. So we want to keep track of how many high-fives we get per game to each other.”

The story continues:

Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, in 2015 took one game of every NBA team at the start of the year and coded all of the fist bumps, embraces and high fives.


“Controlling for how much money they’re making, the expectations that they would do well during that season, how well they we’re doing in that game,” Keltner said. “Not only did they win more games but there’s really nice basketball statistics of how selfless the play is.”

So the thought is the more high fives, the more team camaraderie.

I just want to know if there's a stat for how many times a guy is left hanging.

Am I right?

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