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February 2011

Conversation with Links (Mosi Platt and I Talk the NBA)

The line-up for this week’s podcast was the minimum necessary to actually have a conversation.  For 45 minutes, Mosi Platt of the Miami Heat Index and I discussed a whole host of NBA issues.  To listen, follow these links: http://www.nerdnumbers.com/podcasts/STAT_02_25_2011.mp3 of if you are using the RSS feed: http://www.nerdnumbers.com/podcasts/stat_feed.xml Mosi …

More Melo Musings

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal asks: Does Adding Anthony Mean Wins? His answer begins with the following observation: The megadeal that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks has in many ways become a battle between the old and new schools of understanding basketball. On one side, some so-called …

Quick Thoughts on the Melo Trade

Carmelo Anthony is going to the Knicks.  Finally.  Here are the details (as reported by ESPN.com). The New York Knicks Receive: Carmelo Anthony Chauncey Billups Shelden Williams Anthony Carter Renaldo Balkman Corey Brewer The Denver Nuggets Receive: Raymond Felton Wilson Chandler Danilo Gallinari Timofey Mozgov First Round Pick in 2014 …

The NBA Anti-Awards at the All-Star Break

Editor’s Note: The following is from Ian Levy (of Hickory High), who has created the NBA Anti-Awards.  These are awards for actions that people tend not to focus upon (because often these are actions that don’t earn players much praise and don’t really help teams win games).  What follows is his …

A Comment on Coaching and Learning

Henry Abbott – at TrueHoop – had a nice column Tuesday on the “Punitive Coach”.  The story focused on a specific high school coach and the tactics she used to elicit better performances from her players.   For anyone who has watched sports, the tactics are not surprising.  Yelling and punishments are …