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June 2010

Evaluating Trades in Houston in 2009-10

Shawn Ryan is a 24 year old student currently living in Austin, TX and pursuing dual degrees in Computer Science and Economics. He found the Wages of Wins at a time when he had become newly infatuated with the field of behavioral economics, and it has greatly influenced his educational …

Minnesota Discovers it Needs More than Love

Patrick Minton was born and raised in Minnesota.  After graduating with a degree in Psychology, he travelled abroad in Germany.  In Germany he did a number of odd jobs to pay the bills, including coaching basketball at all levels.  He says he has always been a numbers freak, going so …

Kevin McHale and I Agree!

Once upon a time, Kevin McHale was a frequent topic in this forum. McHale led the Minnesota Timberwolves for more than a decade.  And as the following posts indicate, often I disagreed with McHale’s decisions. Kevin McHale and Blogger Power Is Minnesota the Worst NBA Franchise in the History of the League? …

Thoughts on the NBA Finals

Darren Rovell – on his CNBC.com blog (Sports Biz with Darren Rovell) – offered a discussion today of what the NBA Finals tells us about the lack of parity in the NBA. For the fifth time in 30 years (27 to be exact), the Boston Celtics will play the Los …