Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2010«

Leonsis calls for fans of the Wizards to know their owners

October 24, 2010 by


Ted Leonsis – owner of the Washington Wizards – had this response (and the following is his entire response) to the last post on Eddy Curry and the NBA owners: Stats Are One Thing – Details Are Another It is the Pollin family NOT the Pollard family. Just saying. Show some respect. Do some basic research. Thank […]

Eddy Curry and Losing Money in the NBA

October 22, 2010 by


A few weeks ago, Jeff Pearlman wrote a column at Sports Illustrated that claimed Eddy Curry was young, talented, and a complete waste.  When I saw this column I thought I should write something.  And today I finally did at the Huffington Post.   My basic argument… fans of the Knicks shouldn’t be disappointed that Eddy […]

Can Chris Paul Win in the Big Easy?

October 21, 2010 by


Arturo Galletti  — from Arturo’s Silly Little Stats – offers the following review/preview of the New Orleans Hornets.  As one can see, there is some hope that life in New Orleans will go better than life in Cleveland (and doesn’t need to be taken). “The Mardi Gras memories Of creole tunes that filled the […]

Is there another dominant team in Florida?

October 21, 2010 by


Andres Alvarez – from Nerd Numbers the Blog – offers the following review and preview of the Orlando Magic.  His analysis suggests that there might be two dominant teams in Florida. Sometimes I have trouble letting go. In Tuesday’s podcast I asked if Camby for Vince Carter would be good for Orlando. My brother said […]

Andres Alvarez Reviews the Atlanta Hawks and LA Clippers

October 20, 2010 by


As I noted earlier in the week, teams in the NBA have been reviewed via Wins Produced each summer since 2006.  Reviews from this past summer, though, are incomplete.  Fortunately, Andres Alvarez – at Nerd Numbers the Blog — and Arturo Galletti – at Arturo’s Silly Little Stats – have come through in the clutch […]

Major League (A Cleveland Cavaliers Team Preview)

October 19, 2010 by


Arturo Galletti – of Arturo’s Silly Little Stats (which are certainly not silly) – is a wizard when it comes to spreadsheets.  He is also fairly amazing when it comes to blog posts.  And this morning he figured out how to import one of his blog posts into this forum (and this means what Arturo […]

Review and Preview of the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs

October 19, 2010 by


Beginning in 2006 each NBA team was reviewed each summer via Wins Produced. With the season rapidly approaching, though, the reviews of the 2009-10 season are incomplete.  Prior to today, the following teams have not been reviewed in this forum: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, LA Clippers, Miami, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, San Antonio. Fortunately, […]

Fear the Deer? and Forecasting the NBA

October 18, 2010 by


The Milwaukee Bucks won 46 games in 2009-10.  This result was a surprise to the pundits, who expected the Bucks to be among the worst in the NBA.  So how is it the NBA came to “Fear the Deer”?  Ty Willihnganz at Courtside Analyst summarized Milwaukee’s 2009-10 season last April with the following comment: Berri […]

Al Jefferson and Diminishing Returns

October 15, 2010 by


Sekou Smith at has snapped. While debating the merits of Al Jefferson over Carlos Boozer as the low post catalyst for the Utah Jazz, someone informed me that Jefferson’s numbers on losing teams don’t compare the stats Boozer put up in a winning situation in Utah the last six years. I snapped. Seriously, I […]

The Megatron Myth and Ranking Quarterbacks at the Quarter Pole

October 14, 2010 by


My latest at the Huffington Post focuses on the Calvin Johnson myth.  People believe (at least fans of the Lions believe) that Johnson – or Megatron – is an elite wide receiver.  The numbers, though, suggest otherwise (at least, the numbers so far in Megatron’s career suggest otherwise). Beyond this story, I thought I would […]