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January 2010

The Top 6th Man after 41 games

Last week I posted the WP48 and Wins Produced numbers for each player on each team in the NBA.   From these numbers we could see that the current MPP (Most Productive Player) is LeBron James (13.8 Wins Produced).  And the current MPP for Rookies would be DeJuan Blair and Tyreke …

Is Derrick Rose Already a Star?

As noted yesterday, Rose currently has an 0.053 WP48 [Wins Produced per 48 minutes].  Such a mark is well below average (average WP48 is 0.100).  Of all the players selected for the sophomores in the Rookie Challenge, Rose was the least productive.  And now he has been promoted to the …

Disagreeing with Doug Moe

Doug Moe is synonymous with the Denver Nuggets.   No one had a longer tenure as coach of this team. And no coach led this franchise to more victories.  So one suspects Moe knows the Nuggets. Recently the “Big Stiff” (as Moe is known) was asked who is the greatest player …

Who is not MVP in 2010?

The NBA has essentially reached the midpoint.  As of last night, only five teams – Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Golden State, and Milwaukee — have yet to play 41 games.  As each team reaches the 41 game mark I have measured the productivity – via Wins Produced – of each player …

The Shooting Guard Penalty

So you want to be “like Mike?”  As noted by David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal, there is a downside to this objective.  It appears that shooting guards – relative to the other four positions the NBA employs — are getting ‘short’-changed. Biderman’s article draws upon a story we …

Mixed Messages on Chris Bosh

One of the prizes in the 2010 free agent market is Chris Bosh.  His status in the market can be seen when we consider that across the past four seasons Bosh has averaged at least 22 points per game. been named to four All-Star teams. been named second team All-NBA …