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February 2010

A Red Flag on the Wall

If you are fan of one of the losers in the NBA (like the Nets, T-Wolves, Pistons, etc…), your thoughts are probably already turning to the NBA draft.  And judging by what people are saying, it’s likely such thoughts are focusing on John Wall. As Peter May states: “(the) Kentucky …

The Ages of Wins Strikes the Celtics

On Christmas day the Boston Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic.  With this victory the Celtics record improved to 23-5.   Glen Davis played less than five minutes in that victory.  After that game, though, Davis has logged more than 10 minutes in all but two contests.  And the Celtics record has …

The Final Quarterback Rankings for 2009

As I watched the Saints defeat the Colts in the Super Bowl it occurred to me that I had forgotten to post the final quarterback rankings for the 2009 regular season.  So for those who are interested, here you go. Table One: Final Quarterback Rankings for the 2009 Regular Season …

Are the Nets the Worst Team Ever?

After 48 games the New Jersey Nets have only managed to win four times.  Such a record projects to about seven wins across an entire season, or a record that would set the NBA’s mark for regular season futility.  And this begs the question, are the New Jersey Nets of …

The Most Improved after 41 Games

One of the interesting aspects (at least, interesting to me) of basketball performance is the consistency we see across time.  Relative to what we see in baseball and football, year-to-year performance in basketball is simply more stable.  Although consistency is the general trend, exceptions do happen.  Players can decline because …