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April 2010

Another Familiar Award Story?

Once again an award has been given by the NBA. And once again, the leading scorer eligible for the award is the winner. Tyreke Evans – who led all rookies with 1,450 points scored – has been named Rookie of the Year.  Stephen Curry – who finished second in scoring …

A Fun LeBron Story in the Wall Street Journal

Here is a fun story from David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal.  In “LeBron’s So Great, Can We Share Him?” , Biderman asks an interesting question:  What if the Nets and Knicks both hired LeBron for next season?  Biderman went through the schedule and established that it’s possible for …

A Familiar Award Story

This story sounds very familiar, so I will make this brief. Jamal Crawford was the overwhelming choice of sportswriters for the 6th Man Award.  Of the 122 sportswriters who voted, 110 chose Crawford for this award.  The official press release from the NBA explains why Crawford was so popular with …

ESPN Milwaukee Today

I am scheduled to be on ESPN Radio in Milwaukee at 3:40 EST (yes, in about 10 minutes).  We will be discussing the Milwaukee Bucks (and Stumbling on Wins). Sorry for the short notice on this.  Here is a link to the website where you can listen live. 540 ESPN …

Carmelo Anthony Says He Needs Help

The notion that Carmelo Anthony is not Denver’s most productive player has been noted in this forum in the past.  And this past year this story has remained the same.  Anthony finished the 2009-10 season with a 0.112 WP48 [Wins Produced per 48 minutes] and 6.1 Wins Produced.  Of the …

Aaron Brooks is Not the MIP in 2009-10

It will be a few more days before I complete my analysis of the 2009-10 regular season.  That analysis will include updating the Wins Produced model with the 2009-10 team data and evaluating each player’s productivity.  So the numbers I have right now will change a bit (not very much, …

A Winner in the Fourth Contest!!

And we have a winner!! The fourth contest in the Stumbling on Wins promotion was as follows: There are four NBA playoff games on Sunday involving Orlando, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, LA Lakers, San Antonio, Dallas, Portland, and Phoenix.  Which player – in these games – will post the highest PAWS? …

A Comeuppance Comment

The 2010 True Hoop Stat Geek Smackdown has begun.  In introducing this year’s line-up, Henry Abbott made the following statement: “….2009 champion David Berri is all over the Web promoting his book about the foolish mistakes of professional sports executives. I’ve had a few e-mails from NBA front-office people eager …