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December 2006

The Return of the Lakers?

In 2005-06 the LA Lakers won 45 games. This past summer the Lakers made very few changes to their roster, leading one to expect very little change in the outcome we were going to observe this season. After 20 games, though, the Lakers were 14-6 and appeared to be on-pace …

Artest for Maggette?

It has been reported that the Sacramento Kings and LA Clippers have discussed the trade of Ron Artest for Corey Maggette. Although it has also been reported this trade is not going to happen it doesn’t stop us from looking at who would get the better of this hypothetical deal. …

The Decline of Kevin Garnett?

In the first seven seasons of Kevin Garnett’s career he produced 108.7 wins and posted a Wins Produced per 48 minutes [WP48] of 0.262. An average NBA player only offers a WP48 of 0.100, so Garnett was clearly well above average. In the past four years, though, Garnett has gone …

Is Vince Carter the Problem in New Jersey?

The Nets won 49 games last year and fully expected to dominate a very weak Atlantic Division. But after 29 games the Nets have only won 11 contests and find themselves in third place in the weakest division in the history of professional team sports. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports …

Take the Grizzlies Job!!

An NBA coach is hired to be fired, a lesson Mike Fratello just learned from his good friend Jerry West. The Memphis Grizzlies were the first NBA team (and probably not the last) to fire its coach this season. Typically taking over a struggling team in mid-season is an iffy …

Taking Requests — The Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks after 28 games. Okapi asked yesterday for an analysis of the Mavericks this year. After looking at the data there are few surprises about this team. As expected, the Mavericks are one of the better teams in 2006-07. Last year this team was led by Dirk Nowitzki, with …

Week Sixteen Quarterback Rankings

The Week Sixteen Quarterback Rankings The Overall Rankings The Averageness of Young and Leinart ESPN the Magazine has listed the 2006 Rose Bowl as the top story of this past year. The game featured two quarterbacks – Vince Young and Matt Leinart — taken in the top 10 of the …

Reviewing the Signing of Big Ben

Yesterday I posted on how we can use offensive and defensive efficiency to evaluate a team and its players. In that post I said that I would begin offering evaluations of how teams have performed thus far in 2006-07. The first two teams I would like to analyze were involved …