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May 2011

The Best in the West are Essentially the Same

When the playoffs started, the top contenders in the West were believed to be the LA Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. Those teams, though, are already out playing golf.  The two teams that have survived – the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder – were not counted by many to …

Why are the Lakers Already Home for the Summer?

The following is from Andres (Dre) Alvarez. Were you surprised by Dallas beating LA?  For most people — including the Lakers — surprise is the right word.  But Arturo Galletti — the only person between the Wages of Wins Smackdown and Truehoop Smackdown that had Dallas winning this series — …

Wages of Wins Network Podcast for May 6

The following is from Mosi Platt (with an assist from Andres Alvarez): If it’s the weekend, then it’s time for another Wages of Wins Network podcast. You can listen to the podcast three different ways: By downloading it from nerdnumbers.com, Subscribing to the RSS feed or Going to iTunes. The …

Derrick Rose was Not the MVP on Wednesday Night

Teachers (and professors) often assign papers to their students.  And in general, the day the assignments are made is different from the day the assignments are due. If you work in the media, though, it is a very different story.  On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks.  …

Explaining the Memphis Grizzlies

The following is from Andres Alvarez. Here’s a twitter conversation that lead to today’s post Bouncex3 J. O. Applegate Before the season everyone would say someone like Horford, but Z-Bo is (was) by far the most underrated player in the league. NerdNumbers Andres Alvarez @Bouncex3 I’d say Z-Bo is more …