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Reviewing the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009-10: A Deceptive Step Forward?

May 21, 2010 by


Jamie Vann Struth is an economist based in Vancouver, BC. He owns an economic development consulting firm and crunches sports statistics for fun. His history with the Grizzlies goes back to the beginning, when they were born in 1995 at the exact time that he arrived in Vancouver to attend graduate school at Simon Fraser […]

A Post on Future Posts

May 21, 2010 by


Here is a post entirely (well, almost entirely) devoted to future posts.  Over the next few days we are going to have a two-part post on the Memphis Grizzlies from Jamie Vann Struth. a post from Arturo Galletti on the spending habits of the Phoenix Suns (and every other NBA team). a post from Benjamin […]

Wins Produced For the Playoffs and the Yay! Points! Thesis

May 19, 2010 by


And it keeps getting bigger and bigger (and better and better)… Andres Alvarez has expanded his Wins Produced site (please see prominent link on the right).   You can now see Wins Produced and WP48 numbers for every player from 2005-06 to 2009-10.   And the numbers aren’t just for the regular season.  Alvarez has also calculated […]

Is John Wall the Obvious Number One Pick for the Wizards?

May 18, 2010 by


Ted Leonsis – the new owner 0f the Washington Wizards – has endorsed Stumbling on Wins and said he reads this blog.  And now he has the number one pick in the 2010 draft. If Leonsis listens to the general consensus his choice is easy.  He simply has to pick John Wall.  The numbers, though, […]

LeBron + Bulls = Contender?

May 17, 2010 by


Jeff Van Gundy argued this weekend that adding LeBron to the Chicago Bulls wouldn’t be enough to transform the Bulls into a title contender.  Kevin Ferrigan – who was asked to respond to this story – disagrees. Kevin is a third year law student at William & Mary Law School.  He is originally from Maine, […]

LeBron & Cavs in Pomp and Circumstance

May 16, 2010 by


The Wins Produced numbers from Andres Alvarez were posted on Saturday night.  And we already have our first post using these numbers.  Arturo Galletti is an electrical engineer and statistician by education (masters in electrical and computer engineering), by vocation (he was worked across the past ten years  for the US government — as well […]

Automated Wins Produced!!!

May 16, 2010 by


The following our pages detail the stories I have told each of the past four summers. NBA Team Reviews 2005-06 NBA Team Reviews 2006-07 NBA Team Reviews 2007-08 NBA Team Reviews 2008-09 For each team in the NBA, I would write a review of the prior season from the perspective of Wins Produced.  By the […]

The Sports Nickel Interview and Other Discussions in the Media

May 15, 2010 by


Last week I received an e-mail from Brian Guerra of Sports Nickel.  In this e-mail Brian noted that was not a well-designed website.  Furthermore, he would be willing to re-design our site in exchange for a free copy of Stumbling on Wins and an interview that he would post at Sports Nickel.  Brian’s re-designed […]

How Many Stars Do You Need to Win a Title?

May 14, 2010 by


Once again, ilikeflowers has asked a good question: The Cav’s are very top heavy this year and last. Has any team ever won a title when they only had one player in excess of wp48 0.200? If we define a “star” as a player with a WP48 in excess of 0.200, then we can rephrase […]

The Second Half Suns

May 13, 2010 by


Of the more than 40 people who volunteered to write about an NBA team (with the Wins Produced numbers provided by Andres Alvarez), no one selected the Phoenix Suns.  So as I watch the final moments of the Cavaliers-Celtics game (damn Cavaliers), I thought I would write a quick post on the Suns. After 41 […]