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Tweaking the Championship Equation,2011 Contenders rev1.1 and Young Stars

September 30, 2010 by


Yesterday, I came up with the Championship Equation: Win 52 or more games (Houston is an aberration that can be explained in one word: Hakeem) Have two star points (either >2 Stars, > Star + Superstar or > 2 Superstars) Do this and win the title. It was good.It wasn’t perfect . Therefore,today, I want […]

The Championship Equation and the 2011 Contenders rev1

September 29, 2010 by


Over the past months, I’ve written many a piece about the NBA playoffs and how to build a championship team. As a result of this, a curious thing has occurred. In my mind, an equation formed of what it takes to win a championship in the NBA and this equation permeated my work. The existence […]

A mission from God (The Bulls 2011 Team Preview)

September 28, 2010 by


Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses. Jake : Hit it. –The Blues Brothers The Plot One of the great things about how the NBA off-season has played out this year is that the 2010-11 NBA Season comes […]

30 to 16 to 1: (End of the road:The LA Lakers) 6 for 24 and why size does matter

September 27, 2010 by


The Basics: 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 […]

Build me a winner rev. 2

September 25, 2010 by


“Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen (improvement)” – Taiichi Ohno One of my defining traits as a person is that when exposed to something long enough I can’t help but break it down, analyze it and look for ways to improve it. I am a apostle of Lean manufacturing which wikipedia […]

Half-Baked Outliers

September 24, 2010 by


An outlier is an observation that is different from the rest of a data set. An outlier is an exception to a rule. Typically, in statistics we look for outliers either to protect from their effect where their presence does not indicate false conclusions but rather noise to be discounted or to identify where our basic […]

The Good, The Bad & the Ugly (featuring the Denver Nuggets)

September 23, 2010 by


Recently , ESPN has been running a feature in which they have the fans pick the best players for each NBA team and then run a playoff for the teams picked (which sounds suspiciously  more than a bit like the Time Travel Playoffs, Andres Alvarez ran in his blog, take a bow Andres). As part […]