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Notes from a Panel Discussion on Blogging About Sports and Economics

July 20, 2010 by


A few weeks ago, the annual meeting of the Western Economic Association was held in Portland, Oregon.  From what I understand, this is second largest meeting of economists (the meetings of the American Economic Association are the largest).  To put the size of the meeting in perspective – the NAASE (North American Association of Sports […]

Are We Allowed to Say that John Wall Has Yet to Produce?

July 18, 2010 by


Here is a simple question: Can we separate how a player has performed from how we think he will perform in the future?  For example, I think it is possible to simultaneously argue Kevin Durant did not perform well in the 2007 summer league. Although Kevin Durant was named Rookie of the Year in 2008, […]

The Winners and Losers (thus far) in the NBA’s Free Agent Market

July 18, 2010 by


Editor’s Note: Arturo Galletti has been tracking the NBA’s free agent market. Recently he reported at his blog – Arturo Silly Little Stats (part of the Wages of Wins Network)– the teams he believes have been the winners and losers in the free agent market (thus far). For those who have not been reading Arturo’s […]

Summer League Analysis from Ty Willihnganz (the Courtside Analyst)

July 17, 2010 by


Editor’s Note: For those interested in Summer League results, Ty Willihnganz—of Courtside Analyst (a blog I have included in The Wages of Wins Network)–  has examined some of the numbers.  I have taken the liberty of re-posting his analysis below.  In looking at these numbers, keep in mind that two years ago I did a […]

If David Stern and the Owners Win, Will NBA Ticket Prices Fall?

July 16, 2010 by


This is the title of my latest column for Huffington Post.  The column addresses the belief that ticket prices in the NBA are high because players are paid so much.  It also touches on the current labor dispute between the owners and the player’s union.  Look for more on this subject in the future. – […]

NYK Mistakes Joins the Wages of Wins Network

July 15, 2010 by


Tonight I was told there is another blog willing to join the Wages of Wins network.  Andrew Shookhoff – at NYK Mistakes — will be covering the New York Knicks from the perspective of Wins Produced. Andrew has already offered the following two posts. As the Knicks start off by ruining free agency Just when […]

Carlos Boozer vs. Al Jefferson and other great stories from The Wages of Wins Network

July 15, 2010 by


The Wages of Wins Network current consists of the following five blogs: Arturo Silly Little Stats Courtside Analyst Nerd Numbers The Blog Roblog The NBA Anti-Expert In the past few days a number of excellent posts have been offered in these forums.  As already noted, Shawn Ryan has offered a tremendous review of the 2010 […]

Warriors Stumble On 50 Wins?

July 14, 2010 by


Jeremy Britton, an SF Bay Area interaction designer at ZURB, fell in love with NBA basketball as a kid while watching Eric “Sleepy” Floyd drop 28 fourth quarter points on the Lakers in front of a bank of TVs at a Bay Area Price Club with dozens of Warrior faithful. The Warriors took that thrilling […]

A Delayed Analysis of the 2010 NBA Draft

July 14, 2010 by


A few weeks ago, Shawn Ryan – who provided tables for the brief column posted in this forum on the NBA draft – sent along a complete analysis of the 2010 NBA draft.  And he was told – by the worthless editor in this forum – that it would be posted. Well, that was going […]

35, 34, 33, 32! How about Powe & House?

July 13, 2010 by


Editor’s Note: Nicholas Yee sent along this wonderful post in June, soon after the NBA Finals concluded.  But the editor of this forum – who appears to be worthless – never got around to posting what Nicholas sent along.  That error has now been rectified and the editor has promised to try harder in the […]