Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2011«

A Rose does not Equal Love – Revisited

March 31, 2011 by


Editor’s Note: The following is from Andres (Dre) Alvarez of NerdNumbers I decided to look at Chicago’s Win Produced numbers after I heard for the millionth time that Rose was MVP (Thanks to the Stat Heads who dispute this!) There was no way Kevin Love could be considered MVP An amazing thing stood out to […]

What Do We Know About Melo and the Knicks after Twenty Games

March 30, 2011 by


David Biderman – of the Wall Street Journal – has looked at how often teams with two starting All-Stars have played as badly as the Knicks have played since Carmelo Anthony came to the Big Apple.  The answer… not often. Okay, the Knicks – despite defeating the Magic in Monday night – have not been […]

How Can the Jazz Replace the Production of Deron Williams?

March 27, 2011 by


The Utah Jazz entered the All-Star break with a 31-26 record and a playoff berth a real possibility.  And then Deron Williams – the teams leading scorer – was sent to the New Jersey Nets.  Since this trade happened, the Jazz have only won 5 out of 17 games.  Such a mark has dropped the […]

Wages of Wins Network Weekend Podcast

March 26, 2011 by


If it’s the weekend, then it’s time for another Wages of Wins Network podcast.   Mosi Platt once again served as moderator. What follows is his summary of our conversation.   You can listen to the podcast one of three ways: By downloading it from, Subscribing to the RSS feed or Going to iTunes. The […]

Rudy Gay Teaches the Memphis Grizzlies a Familiar Lesson

March 25, 2011 by


After the 2009-10 season, Rudy Gay had posted the following career numbers (in four NBA seasons): 10.6 Wins Produced 0.045 WP48 [Wins Produced per 48 minutes] Average WP48 is 0.100, so these numbers say that Gay was below average.  Despite these numbers, Gay was signed to a contract for about $82 million.  Of course, the […]

Should Kyle Lowry be part of the MVP discussion in 2011?

March 22, 2011 by


Andres Alvarez – of Nerd Numbers and the Automated Wins Produced – sent along the following observation:  Kyle Lowry’s game on Sunday night was the 15th best of the season and better than any Derrick Rose has put up so far this season. Additionally, since the New Year, Kyle Lowry has put up .25 more […]

Carmelo Anthony is Not Entirely Happy in New York?

March 20, 2011 by


Well, that didn’t take long. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, some problems have already appeared with respect to Carmelo Anthony’s behavior in New York.  Here is some of what Berman had to say about Melo. Anthony’s pouty behavior in Friday night’s 99-95 loss to the Pistons, his bad oncourt body language, […]

Friday Podcast on the Wages of Wins Network

March 18, 2011 by


If it’s the weekend, it’s time for another Wages of Wins Network podcast  (click on the link to listen!!) On Friday the cast was as follows:   Mosi Platt from the Miami Heat Index Andres Alvarez from NerdNumbers Arturo Galletti from Arturo’s Amazing Stats and me (from this forum) Mosi moderated the podcast and prepared […]

What Donald Sterling is Teaching the Maloof Brothers

March 17, 2011 by


Why would the Maloof brothers take the Kings from Sacramento – and reportedly some of the best home fans in the NBA – and move to Anaheim?  After all, fans in the LA area are not known for their passion.  For an answer (that goes beyond what I said earlier in the week), let’s look […]

The Kings Try to Win Despite Losing and NCAA Tournament Thoughts

March 16, 2011 by


How the Sacramento Kings Hope to Win While Losing is the title of my latest for the Huffington Post.  The Kings have seen total revenue decline across the past few seasons.  This decline – as I note in the article – is tied primarily to a decline in gate revenue.  And the decline in gate […]