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October 2010

Eddy Curry and Losing Money in the NBA

A few weeks ago, Jeff Pearlman wrote a column at Sports Illustrated that claimed Eddy Curry was young, talented, and a complete waste.  When I saw this column I thought I should write something.  And today I finally did at the Huffington Post.   My basic argument… fans of the Knicks …

Can Chris Paul Win in the Big Easy?

Arturo Galletti  — from Arturo’s Silly Little Stats – offers the following review/preview of the New Orleans Hornets.  As one can see, there is some hope that life in New Orleans will go better than life in Cleveland (and freechrispaul.com doesn’t need to be taken). “The Mardi Gras memories Of …

Is there another dominant team in Florida?

Andres Alvarez – from Nerd Numbers the Blog – offers the following review and preview of the Orlando Magic.  His analysis suggests that there might be two dominant teams in Florida. Sometimes I have trouble letting go. In Tuesday’s podcast I asked if Camby for Vince Carter would be good …

Fear the Deer? and Forecasting the NBA

The Milwaukee Bucks won 46 games in 2009-10.  This result was a surprise to the pundits, who expected the Bucks to be among the worst in the NBA.  So how is it the NBA came to “Fear the Deer”?  Ty Willihnganz at Courtside Analyst summarized Milwaukee’s 2009-10 season last April …

Al Jefferson and Diminishing Returns

Sekou Smith at NBA.com has snapped. While debating the merits of Al Jefferson over Carlos Boozer as the low post catalyst for the Utah Jazz, someone informed me that Jefferson’s numbers on losing teams don’t compare the stats Boozer put up in a winning situation in Utah the last six …