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Stackhouse for Kidd?

February 29, 2008 by


Avery Johnson – the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks – sat Jason Kidd in the final minute of a nationally televised game against the San Antonio Spurs.  Mark Stein – of the Daily Dime – explained the rational for this move as follows: Johnson explained afterward that he wanted to make sure Nowitzki […]

Kevin Martin vs. Reggie Theus

February 29, 2008 by


Mike Moreau of HoopsWorld penned the following column on Thursday (hat tip to Henry Abbott and TrueHoop). The Kevin Martin Mystery In this column – which you should go read — Moreau made the following observations: – Of starting shooting guards in the NBA, Martin is the most efficient scorer. – Yet Martin plays fewer […]

Meet Amir Johnson

February 28, 2008 by


Eli Witus – of Count the Basket – and I are both fans of the Pistons. After my post on Carl Landry, he suggested a similar post on Amir Johnson.  Like Landry, Johnson is a big man who has been quite productive in limited minutes.  Unlike Landry, this production was somewhat expected. The Unexpected Pistons […]

Surviving the Loss of Yao

February 27, 2008 by


On Tuesday morning the Houston Rockets received what seems like the worst possible news.  Yao Ming is not going to play anymore this season.  Since he’s clearly their most productive player, the Rockets (and Tracy McGrady) dream of playoff success are now over. And then on Tuesday night we saw a different story.  The Rockets […]

Hoops Lab and Wins Produced

February 25, 2008 by


For those playing fantasy basketball, here is an interesting article from Andre’ Snellings at Yahoo! Hoops Lab: Breakouts  And yes, it mentions Wins Produced. Hat Tip to Owen Breck – DJ

Meet Carl Landry

February 24, 2008 by


At times it appears Kevin Durant’s path to the Rookie of the Year award is as clear as Raul Castro’s ascent to the presidency of Cuba. Despite questions about qualifications, it’s hard seeing much of an opposition campaign building between now and the RoY election. Currently Durant has a WP48 [Wins Produced per 48 minutes] […]

Trade Thoughts

February 24, 2008 by


Normally when there is a trade I offer a post talking about how the transaction impacts each team.  But this past week there were too many trades for a post on each one.  So here are a few comments on the winners and losers from the flurry of the past week. The Big Winners The […]

Can Kidd Save Dallas?

February 21, 2008 by


A mere twenty months ago the Dallas Mavericks were up 2-0 in the NBA Finals.  Since this time the Mavericks experienced a devastating low (four straight losses in the NBA Finals), a high (best record in the 2006-07 season), and another devastating low (upset in the first round of the 2007 playoffs). Although the playoffs […]

Another Perspective on the Mike Bibby Trade

February 20, 2008 by


Way back in the 20th century, the Atlanta Hawks could be counted on to make the playoffs on a regular basis.  But in the 21st century, playoff basketball has been non-existent in Georgia.  For much of the first-half of the 2007-08 season, though, it looked like this could change.  On January 15 the Hawks defeated […]

All-Star Game Thoughts

February 18, 2008 by


The Western Conference, from top to bottom, is clearly the best conference this season.  But as I noted a few days ago, the stars of the West were not clearly better than their counterparts in the East.  So we should not be surprised that the Eastern stars prevailed in the 2008 All-Star game. The M2P […]