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November 2010

Questions and Answers with J.C. Bradbury

With the Holiday Season upon us it is time to start thinking about what gifts to give and what you hope Santa brings to you.  The answer to both questions might by Hot Stove Economics.  J.C. Bradbury’s latest combines both economics and the study of baseball statistics in an exploration …

The Amazing Rookies of the LA Clippers

The LA Clippers have played 14 games this season and only won once.  The team’s efficiency differential [offensive efficiency (points scored/possessions) – defensive efficiency (points surrendered/possessions)] is currently -9.9, a mark that ranks last in the NBA.  And of course, one has to wonder…why are the Clippers so bad? Well, …

The Amazing Landry Fields

The amazing Landry Fields is the subject of a Wall Street Journal article by David Biderman.  For those who have not been paying attention, Fields was the 39th player chosen in the 2010 draft.  Despite being drafted in the second round, Fields has started every game for the Knicks this …