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November 2013

Tweeting Thoughts on the NBA

My sense is that not everyone who reads this blog follows me on Twitter.  So I thought I would share some of what you are missing (so you can feel good about your choice :) To summarize what you will see below: Russell Westbrook hasn’t been good this year. Pacers …

I Believe He Can (Butter) Fly (Again)!

The field of sports economics has grown dramatically over the past few years. Unfortunately, much of this research (being published in academic journals and/or presented at academic conferences) is often not accessible to non-academics. To help remedy this issue, the Wages of Wins Journal has elicited the help of Jill …

Shouldn’t the Pistons Be Better?

Once upon a time the Detroit Pistons were title contenders.  In fact, this team did more than contend.  The Pistons – unlike a significant number of NBA franchises – have actually won NBA titles. In recent years, though, the Pistons have struggled.  The Pistons have not had a winning record …

A Very Early Look at the Top 10 Rookies

Josh Blakely is an attorney in the Milwaukee area.  He topped out as a bench player for a small Wisconsin high school, but has continued to play in intramural and pick-up games to this day.  His closest brush with basketball greatness was quizzing John Hammond on what he saw in …

And Your Top Performer is Rudy Gay?

Last night Rudy Gay did something few people in NBA history has ever accomplished.  He took 37 shots from the field and managed to get only 11 to go through the hoop.  Many people took to Twitter to celebrate this accomplishment.  Here is some of what people said: ‏@TheNBAUpdate Rudy …

Superstars or Superbeards?

The field of sports economics has grown dramatically over the past few years. Unfortunately, much of this research (being published in academic journals and/or presented at academic conferences) is often not accessible to non-academics. To help remedy this issue, the Wages of Wins Journal has elicited the help of Jill …