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30 to 16 to 1:(Part Deux) An Inglorious Blaze

July 31, 2010 by


30 to 16 to 1. Based on a half baked notion, that since the true goal of any NBA season is to turn thirty teams into one champion and as we saw in my earlier piece, what wins in the regular season is not necessarily what  gets you the trophy, my 2010 Playoff Review series […]

30 to 16 to 1: A Half Baked Review of the NBA Playoffs

July 30, 2010 by


30 to 16. When looking at the NBA, we typically focus our energy on what happens in the regular season to turn thirty regular season teams  into 16 playoff teams. This is perfectly understandable but I believe it misses the point somewhat. 16 to 1. The true goal of any NBA season is to turn […]

The Short Supply of Tall People revisited

July 29, 2010 by


This post started as a response to the two of the commenters on the previous post. As I neared 400 words and started to think about adding some tables I decided to make it it’s own post. Enjoy. When I was first exposed to Wins Produced (see detail here), I did not immediately agree with […]

WP48 Tables by Minute Allocation and some Updates

July 28, 2010 by


First off some administrative detail, the Free agent Guide is updated. Reader Alex asks: Arturo – I’m having a little trouble I’m hoping you can help me with.  Let’s say I’m the 10th man on an average team; the team wins 41 games during the season.  I earn 1% of the teams wins, which is […]

Why Tracy McGrady is worth another shot

July 27, 2010 by


Over the last few days there has been much ado about Tracy McGrady and where and if he’s going to play. Media outlets have run with the story, in my opinion unfairly, how he is more trouble than he’s worth at this point in his career. There has been much hand-wringing around his departure from […]

A Half Baked Notion about the difference between the Regular Season and the Playoffs

July 26, 2010 by


The first post I ever wrote for the Wages of Win network was about my beloved Celtics and how people should not be surprised by their success against the Cavaliers (see here). One of the key points in the article was that minute allocation and inefficient use of resources by their coach Mike Brown was […]

The Worst Team since the merger

July 25, 2010 by


Computer crashes. A long holiday weekend. A random flash flood in a shopping mall parking lot. Forgetting your ipod at work. A last minute decision to visit the in-laws. All seemingly unrelated events that lead to the present state of reality where I’m sitting in my mother in-law’s house on my wife’s computer writing a […]