Dave wonders if Larry Brown doesn’t like using “advanced stats” in the NBA because he’s been exposed to the wrong ones.
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Arturo gives you a quick Wins Produced Poster for game 1 of the Playoffs
Dave Berri writes about paying NCAA athletes, NCAA coach salaries, and NCAA competitive balance over at Freakonomics.
Devin explains why prediction is hard, using the Rudy Gay trade as an example.
Devin takes a look at the NBA players who produced the most wins after their 35th birthday.
Devin takes a look at which players should have been selected for the Rising Stars Challenge.
Dave offers his suggestions on ways to improve the basketball analysis of reporters and TV personalities
Dre looks at how teams do on average and how much they vary.
To paraphrase John Von Neumann,truth is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations. Case in point, it is a simple truth that everything in the Wins Produced Model comes from the Boxscore. All the math is based on actual measurable events that occur and are measure on a basketball …
Here is something we occasionally hear from time to time: “If your model is so good then predict the next season to prove it!” In the past, members of the WoW network have tried to do just this. But as I will note in the moment, this exercise is mostly …