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May 2010

Rodney Stuckey Equals Rajon Rondo?

Ben Gulker is a Program Director for a statewide AmeriCorps program in his home state of Michigan, where he was born and raised. He’s a lifelong Pistons fan that grew up during the Bad Boy era, suffered through the “Teal” era, and spends his current fan time reading up on …

A New Hope in Indiana?

Ian Levy is a Third-Grade teacher by day and amateur basketball analyst by afternoon (he usually sleeps at night). Ian suffers from a rare psychological condition known as Anti-Homeritis which renders him incapable of rooting for hometown teams. He grew up in Upstate New York and has therefore been a …

Game Changing Draft Picks since 1977

Arturo Galletti – who has contributed two stories to the WoW Journal (see HERE and HERE) – and Andres Alvarez (who has created the automated Wins Produced website and posted this column) have been looking at my calculation of Wins Produced from 1977-78 to 2009-10.  Soon (not sure how “soon” …

The Potential Contenders in 2009-10

About ten days ago I posted a brief comment examining how many “stars” and “super-stars” a team needs to win a title.  Looking at the teams that won an NBA title from 1980 to the present, we see that only three teams – the 1994 Houston Rockets, the 2006 Miami …

Sunday in the Deseret News

Doug Robinson of the Deseret News published a lengthy (and I naturally think, quite excellent) article on my research on Sunday: SUU economics professor uses stats to debunk conventional sports wisdom Readers of this forum are likely familiar with all these stories.   But I wanted to note the picture that …

The Value Proposition in the NBA

Arturo Galletti is an electrical engineer and statistician by education (masters in electrical and computer engineering), by vocation (he was worked across the past ten years  for the US government — as well as Baxter and Johnson & Johnson — to convert data into information and improvement actions),  and by …

Should the Grizzlies Go Forward with Rudy Gay?

Jamie Vann Struth is an economist based in Vancouver, BC. He owns an economic development consulting firm and crunches sports statistics for fun. His history with the Grizzlies goes back to the beginning, when they were born in 1995 at the exact time that he arrived in Vancouver to attend …