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January 2011

Aaron Afflalo Should Have Been an All-Star!!!

Andres ‘Dre’ Alvarez — of NerdNumbers — offered a post this week that generated some attention. His discussion of the merits of Derrick Rose led a number of people to suggest that he start watching basketball.  In response to this argument, Dre offered the following at NerdNumbers (which is re-posted …

Understanding Jazz

The Utah Jazz haven’t won a game since January 14th, a streak of six consecutive games.   Prior to this streak, the Jazz were 27-13 and appeared to rank amount the top teams in the West. But after losses to Washington, New Jersey, and Philadelphia – below average teams in the …

A Very Early Look at the 2011 NBA Draft

On Saturday night I watched Jimmer Fredette (who scored 42 points) and BYU defeat Colorado State (where Martin Schmidt, Stacey Brook, and I received our Ph.Ds back in the 1990s).  Throughout the broadcast I got to hear much about the greatness of Fredette.  And that led me to wonder, how …