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February 2008

Marty Burns Ranks the Best

This past week I have been traveling about the country.  So my attention to the Wages of Wins Journal has waned a bit.  Thursday night, though, I finally got home.  And once I got home (and said hi to my wife and daughters), my thoughts turned back to this forum …

The Assistant Coaches Choose the Best?

The All-Star game starters are chosen by the fans.  The All-Star reserves are chosen by the coaches.  And the assistant coaches get to choose the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge rosters.  Previously I looked at the choices of the fans and coaches in terms of Wins Produced.  Today I am going to …

Semi-Random Weekend Thoughts

Here are a few semi-random weekend thoughts: More on Shaq and Marion A few days ago I posted a comment on the Shaq trade.  In this column was the following argument: Let’s imagine that Shaq and Steve Kerr are right.  The issue was a lack of motivation in Miami and …

Questions about Memphis

Today’s post is devoted to questions about the Memphis Grizzlies.  I would emphasize, all I have here are questions.  For the answers you have to go someplace else. Let me explain.  Shades of Blue is a site devoted to this team. Although this site is quite new, I think it …

Thoughts on the Shaq Trade

The Phoenix Suns have traded Shawn Marion (and Marcus Banks) for Shaquille O’Neal.  Scanning the coverage of this story, a consensus has emerged. The Trade Consensus and Wins Produced 1. The Phoenix Suns currently have the best record in the Western Conference. 2. Marion is younger, cheaper, and more productive …

The Bucks Are Stopped Here and Now

Before the season started I offered a crude forecast of the playoff picture in each conference.  In the West I was quite specific.  I saw eight teams that were clearly better than everyone else.  And at the midpoint of this year, those eight teams – Phoenix, New Orleans, San Antonio, …

Weekend Bullets for February 2-3

Last week I provided a column that was so weak I thought it was a good idea to provide links to people who had better insights.  The list of links led a couple of people to ask if I could post links on a regular basis.  So this weekend I thought …