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December 2007

Deron Williams for MVP?

Kenny Smith, at Yahoo! Sports (and an analyst with TNT), posted a list of MVP candidates this week.  The list begins with Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, and LeBron James.  It also includes Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and the subject of yesterday’s discussion, Kobe Bryant.  In the midst of …

Andrew Bynum is Getting Even

Kobe was the story of the summer.  First he demands a trade.  Then he comes back to the Lakers.  Then Jerry Buss tells us that he’s willing to trade Kobe. Through it all, Kobe didn’t go anywhere.  Despite telling people that his teammates weren’t good enough, Kobe really didn’t get …

Getting Too Much to the Point in Memphis

The Memphis Grizzlies were the worst team in the NBA in 2006-07.  And this was not an accident.  Not only did this team lead the NBA in losses, it also posted the worst efficiency differential [offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency] in the Association. When we look at Wins Produced, we …

The Bulls Forget How to Score

The Disappointment of the 2007-08 season has been the Chicago Bulls. Chicago was expected to contend with the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference.  Yes, I thought the Celtics would be better, but I thought the Bulls were clearly the second best team in the conference before the season started.  …