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June 2010

Some Post NBA Draft Analysis

Editor’s Note: Shawn Ryan sent some thoughts before the 2010 draft.  But time ran short and these thoughts were not posted.  Shawn, though, was nice enough to use his analysis to create the post-draft tables.  What follows are tables based on his analysis, some of his pre-draft thoughts, and some …

The Washington Wizards Build for Something

While some teams are looking at this year’s free agent market to rebuild their franchises, the Washington Wizards are taking a different approach.  In the past week, the Wizards have drafted John Wall, acquired Kirk Hinrich, and now traded for Yi Jianlian. The results… well, not impressive.  At least, that …

Rasheed Wallace Retires and a Preview of the Next Week

Rasheed Wallace has announced his retirement.  Wallace was the 4th player selected in the 1995 draft.  Across the next 15 seasons he posted the following numbers: $150 million in salary (according to Basketball-Reference.com) 1,088 games played 35,947 minutes played 15,860 points scored 68.2 Wins Produced 0.091 Career WP48 [Wins Produced …

Gordon Hayward in the Lottery?

The Utah Jazz took Gordon Hayward with the 9th pick in the NBA draft.  Imagine a world where Butler does not advance to the Final Four.  In such a world, does a sophomore from Butler — who averaged only 15.5 point per game and shot less than 30% from the …

The Trade of the Century?

Editor’s Note: The recent trade between the Kings and Sixers will be discussed from two perspectives.  The following is from Mike Madden, a fan of the Kings.  An upcoming post – from Sam Cohen –  will discuss this trade from the perspective of the Sixers. Mike Madden is a noble …

Not So Final Thoughts on the 2010 Finals

Here are the final Wins Produced numbers for the 2010 NBA Finals. And for those who are interested, here are the WP48 marks for players who played at least 10 minutes in Game Seven: Pau Gasol: 0.452 Derek Fisher: 0.283 Lamar Odom: 0.116 Kobe Bryant: 0.110 Ron Artest: 0.095 Andrew …