The following sentence appeared in an article by David Aldridge in the Philadelphia Inquirer today:
The highly regarded Wages of Wins Web site, which uses statistical analysis to grade NBA players, rated Dalembert an all-star, finding he “produced” 5.9 wins for the 76ers the first half of the season.
The article —Big factors in Sixers’ big turnaround – discusses the “surprising” Philadelphia 76ers.
And for those who read
you know why I put “surprising” in quotation marks.
By the way, Aldridge is a very good writer, so it’s not “surprising” he offers quite a few interesting insights. Included in this list is the observation that the Sixers winning ways has translated into a boost in attendance.
Hat Tip to Peter von Allmen (resident of Philadelphia and co-author of The Economics of Sports).