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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. […]