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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 …

The NBA Geeks of the Week, week 1

The following is a cross-post from one of Wages of Wins Network sites, The NBA Geek.  In it, Patrick Minton (@nbageek) picks the best win-producers of last week’s games, along with the best rookie. The original article appears here. Also, bear in mind that stats are in per-48 numbers rather …

Are There No “Stars” for Team USA?

Patrick Minton was born and raised in Minnesota.  After graduating with a degree in Psychology, he travelled abroad in Germany.  In Germany he did a number of odd jobs to pay the bills, including coaching basketball at all levels.  He says he has always been a numbers freak, going so …

Minnesota Discovers it Needs More than Love

Patrick Minton was born and raised in Minnesota.  After graduating with a degree in Psychology, he travelled abroad in Germany.  In Germany he did a number of odd jobs to pay the bills, including coaching basketball at all levels.  He says he has always been a numbers freak, going so …