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April 2008

A Eulogy for the Knicks of Isiah Thomas

In the April 6 edition of New York Magazine (on newsstands Monday) is the following article by Jeff Coplon: Absolutely, Positively the Worst Team in the History of Professional Sports: A eulogy for Isiah Thomas’s New York Knickerbockers. This is a lengthy article (more than 6,000 words) that I know …

More on KG and the M2P

A couple of weeks ago Andre’ Snellings – of Yahoo! Sports and RotoWire.com– asked me to evaluate the top candidate for the MVP award.  Snellings was primarily interested in where Wins Produced ranked Kevin Garnett.  His column (Hoops Lab: MVP Talk IV – The Heart) covered far more than the Wins …

Missing the Obvious on KG

Who is the best player in the NBA?  The search for the best typically begins with the best team.  This year, the best team is the Boston Celtics.  And the best player on that team is Kevin Garnett.  So should KG be MVP? Sportswriters – the people charged with choosing …

The Data Ain’t Lying

Henry Abbott of TrueHoop posted the following earlier in the week: What a Time to Be a Sixer — Part One  No one disputes the same basic series of events. The team was in fairly dire straits. They had done a lot of losing. The few signs of hope were …