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April 2011

Heat Produced: Breakfast by the Bay

The following comes from Mosi Platt of the Miami Heat Index Before Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James said it was time for the Miami Heat to “finish their breakfast” and advance to the next round of the playoffs. Well, they did just that with a 97-91 win …

Reviewing Denver vs. Oklahoma City

The following post is from Andres Alvarez. Well the Denver Nuggets fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder and with that so did my hopes in the Wages of Wins Smackdown. This series felt oddly similar to the Indiana-Chicago series with a slight difference. Denver let game 2 go but was …

Reviewing the Chicago-Indiana Series

The following post — which we hope is a regular feature during the playoffs — is from Andres Alvarez: This year — thanks to an increase in staff — the Wages of Wins Network is able to offer series wrap-ups as each playoff round finishes. Inspired by Arturo’s 30-16-1 pieces …

The Hornets Did Not Surprise in the Regular Season

Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher debated the following question at ESPN.com: Who will make a Bigger jump in 2012: Nets or Clippers? (insider access required). The debate begins with the following comment from Chris Broussard: Every season there’s a surprise team in the NBA, one that comes “out of nowhere” …

The Wages of Wins Network Weekend Podcast

The following is from Mosi Platt of the Miami Heat Index.  Bloggers from the Wages of Wins Network got together for their regular weekend podcast to discuss the NBA playoffs, Derrick Rose, the Dead Basketball Poets Society, Best (and Worst) Defensive Players of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year as …

The Tragedy of Kevin Love

The following post is from Andres Alvarez.  And since Dre gave us Automated Wins Produced, it is these numbers he uses to tell the story of Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves. For over half the league the season is still going on. For a select few the season is …

The Handcrafted Wins Produced Numbers for 2010-11

Last November I posted the “handcrafted” Wins Produced numbers for 2009-10.  As I noted last fall… ….these numbers are slightly different from the numbers Andres Alvarez posts throughout the season.  The numbers from Andres are referred to as “automated Wins Produced”.  This is partially because the position adjustment Andres employs …