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NBA Now Rankings as of 12/28/2010

December 31, 2010 by


184 days. 175 post . 97,000 page views. Sometimes it’s just about getting in the reps. The NBA season (much like keeping a blog) can be a grind. You may be exhausted and frustratedĀ  sometimes but you keep at it. It’s a long season and things can change in an instant. Which is why when […]

The unfair advantage

December 29, 2010 by


Some things in this life are just not fair. In my last post I referred to one of those things in the following paragraph: “Value in basketball terms for a player to me can be easily defined in terms of Wins Produced for the team and we know those are highly correlated to point differential. […]

The MVP Race (so far)

December 27, 2010 by


I get bored very easily and when I’m bored it’s hard to keep my attention focused. My mind wonders until I find something of interest to keep me entertained (exhibit A: this blog :-)) I bring this up because I got bored at one point for a few hours during the weekend during a christmas […]

The Quest for the One Number

December 24, 2010 by


“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring […]

Pre-Christmas Silliness

December 23, 2010 by


I’m off to my office X-Mas party. But first some X-mas silliness for My readers:   Merry Christmas to all!

Opponent WP48 and Opponent adjusted WP48 for 2010

December 23, 2010 by


I screwed up in the last post. It’s really not the first time and it won’t be the last . But it was the good kind of screw up, the kind that makes me go out and break out some maths and some datasets. So feel free to grab a drink, review the Basics or […]

Best Players right now and Defense Adjusted WP Part 2

December 21, 2010 by


In a hurry today, so this’ll be quick (but I hope great fun). AsĀ  reader of this blog, you might now that I’ve been playing around with Win Produced game splits and adding in defense. The driver for this has been the fact that currently Wins Produced divides defense up at the team level for […]