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October 2010

The WoW Network Predicts the Post Season Awards

A few days ago, the won-loss predictions of the Wages of Wins Network were reviewed.  Today we want to review predictions for post season awards.   Andres Alvarez – at Nerd Numbers the Blog – has collected these predictions.  And his post reviewing these predictons is offered below. Make sure to …

Derrick Rose Likes to Call His Own Number

Here is a quick, less formal, and not entirely conclusive study after the first game of the season. The Chicago Bulls attempted 93 shots from the field in their opening day loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Of these, 31 were attempted by Derrick Rose.   The most taken by another …

Can the Nets Make the Playoffs in 2011?

This past summer (and parts of the fall), reviews of almost every NBA team – using Wins Produced – were posted in this forum (these are all listed at the NBA Analysis Page).  The lone exception was the New Jersey Nets. So with this quick post, every team will have …

RaptorsHQ and I Talk Basketball

RaptorsHQ published a Q&A today.  The questions I answered were asked over several weeks, and the topics cover such issues as how did I become interested in sports economics and basketball? variations in the Wins Produced metric (different ways people have changed the measure) the value of Andrea Bargnani will …

How Does the Injury to Mike Miller Impact the Heat?

Arturo Galletti – at “Arturo’s Silly Little Stats” – has offered a review/preview of the Miami Heat (reposted below).  The big question he addresses: How will the injury to Mike Miller impact the Heat’s pursuit of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls?  The answer… well, the Bulls record will probably stand for …

Rookie Preseason Statistics

Arturo Galletti – at “Arturo’s Silly Little Stats” – has offered a few studies of rookies recently (see his “Prove me Wrong” series HERE, HERE, and HERE).  His latest – reposted below – is a quick look at the preseason rookie numbers.  In the next day or so I am going …