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John Hollinger, Dean Oliver, and Some Other People Comment on Plus/Minus

March 7, 2010 by


In the March 8th issue of the ESPN the Magazine is an article by John Hollinger on the subject of plus/minus.  In “Fuzzy Math: Plus/Minus Tell a Story, Though Not the Whole One”, Hollinger details the problems with the latest addition to the standard box score.  Unfortunately I was unable to find an on-line version […]

Kevin Durant vs. Carmelo Anthony

March 4, 2010 by


David Thorpe – of – recently wrote a column comparing Kevin Durant to Carmelo Anthony (insider access required).  Thorpe’s analysis considered a host of factors including shooting, scoring, making teammates better, on-the-ball defense, secondary defender, rebounding, and intangibles.  For each category the players were graded on a 10 point scale, and the player with […]

Comments on Books and Other Short Stories

March 3, 2010 by


Not only do I write books, I also like to read once in awhile.  What follows is a brief discussion of several books that I recommend (and yes, I am pretending that other people should be interested in my thoughts on books). Beyond Batting Average Lee Panas – of Tiger Tales (one of my favorite […]

Darko Milicic Now Benefits from Very Low Expectations

March 1, 2010 by


Here is a surprising headline from the Detroit News: Ex-Pistons castoff Darko Milicic has Timberwolves howling (HT: MLive Full-Court Press) The article goes on to state the following: The crowd chanted his name and gave him a standing ovation. A teammate said: “You can see all of his qualities and everything he brings to the […]