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January 2012

Thinking Fast and Slow about basketball

The following is another cross-post from me (@nbageek) on our sister site, The NBA Geek. Since my last post on the Illusion of Validity caused so much discussion in the comments, Dave asked me to re-post my latest article on it. Today, I talk about how the illusion of validity …

Defending Defense

It’s time to talk a pet peeve of mine. When we talk basketball a topic that comes up over and over is defense. It’s used as an explanation of why basketball stats are behind other sports. It’s the biggest complaint used as a “flaw” in Wins Produced. Anyway I want …

It’s not 2008 anymore

This post uses the Wins Produced metric. For longtime fans we’ve made a few changes in the offseason, you can read up on them in the walkthrough. For all fans you can find up to date numbers at the NBA Geek. I listened to a very enjoyable video cast over …