Chris and Dre discuss problems in the NBA in regards to identifying talent thanks to things like racism and the eye test.
Arturo and Dre put Wins Produced in terms of points to help you understand game by game splits.
James finds another stereotype keeping a player from being a top prospect.
Vivek looks at how to improve the woeful Wizards with a little help from the West.
Wayne Winston has a short post on John Hollinger’s Player Efficiency Rating. Hollinger’s PER Ratings Demystified Here is Wayne’s entire post (in case you didn’t feel like clicking over): I have had a great time teaching a sports and math class to Kelley School of Business students at Indiana University. …
Dre recounts a tale of meeting a hero at Sloan.
Dre checks in from Sloan.
Jeremy Lin has certainly captured people’s attention. And this attention has led people to wonder about how talent is evaluated in professional sports. Recently, both Stephen Dubner in the Freakonomics forum and Jonah Lehrer at Wired Science took essentially the same approach. Each writer began talking about Lin. But then …
Dre imagines a world where the Pistons rebuilt their franchise properly.
Dre looks at underplayed big men in the NBA and how Karl is the biggest offender.