Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2011«

The Biggest Losers

February 28, 2011 by


We’re staying close to yesterday’s topic today. Yesterday we talked about NBA teams late season attempts at Kaizen (Japanese for “change for the better”) better known as the trade season. Today we’re going to focus on Muda. Muda is the japanese word for an activity that is wasteful and doesn’t add value. Keeping in mind […]

Late Season Kaizen Report

February 26, 2011 by


“Where there is no standard, there can be no kaizen“- Ohno Taiichi Kaizen. It is an important concept in my life. Japanese for “change for the better”, it is the one word term for the philosophy of continuous improvement that true lean manufacturing organizations make their way of life. In the simplest term, the idea […]

Fanservice: Net NBA Starters

February 23, 2011 by


Sometimes there really aren’t enough hours during the day. But we have to make time somehow for the important things in life. Regular readers know, I’ve been playing around with tracking monthly and weekly performance for NBA players (see here, here and here). The last one was a rookie post. Which people seemed to like. […]

The Rookie Progress Report

February 21, 2011 by


Working today while you gringos are on holiday. So here’s a little something to tide you over. You may recognize the format. I took the table for the last MVP Post and filtered it for rookies. Lessons learned? Blake and Landry really good. Omer Asik, Paul George, Davis and Turner are rounding into shape. Cousins […]

Champions and Contenders

February 19, 2011 by


Yesterday I gave you Championships Produced and it was cool. Dre thought it wasn’t quite right, asked me for the files and did a quick remix and it was also cool. But it wasn’t quite there yet. I think that got it done. Couple of points: You need a gold or silver player to win. […]

The Measure of a Champion

February 19, 2011 by


Arturo: Who is the Best Basketball player of all time? I-Ching Response: This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be. If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed […]

Roster Breakdown by player across the season so far

February 17, 2011 by


Little busy tonight so this post is exactly what the title says. We’re being literal tonight. The table that follows takes the average WP (for every two week period of the season) of every player who’s played more than 800 minutes for a team this season and sorts it by teams and by minutes played. […]

The Best Player in the League hands down

February 16, 2011 by


“Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his power level?” -Nappa “It’s OVERR NINE THOUSAND!!!!!!!” -Vegeta “What ? There’s no way that can be right!!!!!” -Nappa Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール, Doragon Bōru) He broke my damn spreadsheet. But I’m getting ahead of myself, let me give you some nice exposition first before we get […]

The Wild Wild West and a roster by roster breakdown

February 14, 2011 by


S. Quentin Quale: There’s only one law in the west: the law of blood and bullets. It’s either shoot or be shot. What are we gonna do? Joseph Panello: Sue ‘em! S. Quentin Quale: I give you my solemn word as an embezzler I’ll be back in ten minutes. S. Quentin Quale: Time wounds all […]

Quick Post: Wins Produced Breakdown for the Eastern Conference

February 13, 2011 by


Quick Post as I wait for the Heat-Celts throwdown. First go check out a special edition podcast with: The Super Stats Team: Mosi Platt – Dr. David Berri – Andres Alvarez - We talk blogging,Heat-Celts, Homecourt and other fields. Here’s a quick visualization I threw together for Wins Produced for the Eastern Conference: […]

30 to 16 to 1: An Early Playoff Preview

February 12, 2011 by


“Here we are, Born to be kings, We’re the princes of the universe, Here we belong, Fighting to survive, In a world with the darkest powers,” -Queen Princes of the Universe 3o to 16 to 1. 2011. Playoffs. It’s on like Donkey Kong. Over 50 games into the season it’s time to start thinking about […]

Visualizing Nerdnumbers

February 11, 2011 by


Andres Alvarez changed my life. Let me explain. Back in April of last year, Prof. Berri had a contest. Pick the best Win Producer for a day and get a prize. I participated and built what I thought was a nifty tool in excel to aid me. Dre went out and gave us the power […]

NBA Now rankings as of 02/08/11

February 10, 2011 by


It’s that time again. No not Hammer Time silly, it’s time for me to break out the excel and rank all the NBA teams and to do it forcefully!!! I’m on vacation right now so I’ll keep it brief. By now, you know the drill. I’ll put up something funny (see above), they’re might be […]

A Consistent Soul

February 9, 2011 by


A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance. Benjamin Disraeli I caused a bit of a ruckus with yesterday’s post on the 100 Greatest players in the Turnover Era. Apparently there’s no way that Michael Jordan cannot be the number 1 player on the list (even though he missed the better part […]

Fanservice: The 100 Greatest Players of the Wins Produced Era (Poster Version)

February 7, 2011 by


I needed a short quick post today. My reader’s of course obliged. Reader Mark Wylie asked: Is there somewhere you have the all time wins produced list with WP48 and minutes played? I’m really interested in seeing that and the highest wins produced seasons and Wp48 seasons. I really thought I had put this up […]

The Visual Rookie Year

February 6, 2011 by


I had to work today. This was not cool. What this means is that an upcoming series I’ve been working on is pushed back a few days. Again not cool (but trust me it’ll be worth the wait). What is cool is the fact today’s post is a continuation of the visual theme for this […]

A Starry Night

February 4, 2011 by


“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” — Vincent van Gogh I dreamed of something last night. From the Basics:All articles use Wins Produced and WP48 [Wins Produced per 48 minutes] to evaluate player’s performance.* This measure uses three key components to evaluate a player: The player’s per minute box score statistics The […]

Visualizing Wins Produced

February 3, 2011 by


I’m a sucker for seeing information presented in cool new ways. But you knew this. Our friends at hoopism put something fantastic up , a visualization of every slam dunk contest. In honor of how awesome that is I decided to do a cool infographic myself (or at least what I think is cool, I […]

Regressing to the Mean

February 2, 2011 by


“There’s only one thing more beautiful than a beautiful dream, and that’s a beautiful reality.”-Ashleigh Brilliant Something is coming. That something is one of those posts that’s gonna get crossed of my bucket list. I’ve thrown hints about it on twitter and the thing is done. But I’m not quite ready to talk about it […]


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