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Game Two Thoughts: More on Powe and Kobe

June 9, 2008 by


In the regular season Leon Powe posted a 13.68 Win Score per 48 minutes [WS48].  WS48 for an average power forward is 10.45, so Powe’s PAWS48 [Position Adjusted Win Score per 48 minutes] was 3.23.  And that would be very good. Across the first three rounds the playoffs, though, Powe’s WS48 fell to 5.31.  This […]

The Fairness of the NBA Draft Lottery

June 9, 2008 by

9 provides the following definition of the word “fair”: free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice When I talk to my students about what is “fair”, I note that people often define bias and injustice – or impartial and justice – in terms of their personal viewpoint.  A transaction is often perceived as “fair” if people […]