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Heat Produced: Breakfast by the Bay

April 29, 2011 by


The following comes from Mosi Platt of the Miami Heat Index Before Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James said it was time for the Miami Heat to “finish their breakfast” and advance to the next round of the playoffs. Well, they did just that with a 97-91 win in Miami. Let’s recap Game […]

Reviewing Denver vs. Oklahoma City

April 29, 2011 by


The following post is from Andres Alvarez. Well the Denver Nuggets fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder and with that so did my hopes in the Wages of Wins Smackdown. This series felt oddly similar to the Indiana-Chicago series with a slight difference. Denver let game 2 go but was remarkably close in every game […]

The Wages of Wins Network Weekend Podcast (April 28 edition)

April 29, 2011 by


The following is from Mosi Platt of the Miami Heat Index.  If it’s the weekend, then it’s time for another Wages of Wins Network podcast! You can listen to the podcast one of three ways: By downloading it from, Subscribing to the RSS feed or Going to iTunes. The Cast: Dave Berri from the […]

Knicks-Celtics: A 30 to 16 to 1 Series Post Mortem

April 28, 2011 by


The following was originally posted at Arturo Galletti’s Amazing Stats. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. -Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in November 1942 Has it really almost been a year? The first post I ever wrote for […]

Cap Room and Player Evaluation: Summer Keys For The Pacers

April 28, 2011 by


Ian Levy is a Third-Grade teacher by day and amateur basketball analyst by afternoon (he usually sleeps at night). Ian suffers from a rare psychological condition known as Anti-Homeritis which renders him incapable of rooting for hometown teams. He grew up in Upstate New York and has therefore been a lifelong Indiana Pacers fan. He […]

Reviewing the Chicago-Indiana Series

April 27, 2011 by


The following post — which we hope is a regular feature during the playoffs — is from Andres Alvarez: This year — thanks to an increase in staff — the Wages of Wins Network is able to offer series wrap-ups as each playoff round finishes. Inspired by Arturo’s 30-16-1 pieces from last year, we’ll take […]

The Hornets Did Not Surprise in the Regular Season

April 25, 2011 by


Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher debated the following question at Who will make a Bigger jump in 2012: Nets or Clippers? (insider access required). The debate begins with the following comment from Chris Broussard: Every season there’s a surprise team in the NBA, one that comes “out of nowhere” to either reach the postseason […]

The Wages of Wins Network Weekend Podcast

April 23, 2011 by


The following is from Mosi Platt of the Miami Heat Index.  Bloggers from the Wages of Wins Network got together for their regular weekend podcast to discuss the NBA playoffs, Derrick Rose, the Dead Basketball Poets Society, Best (and Worst) Defensive Players of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year as well as the Most (and […]

The Tragedy of Kevin Love

April 22, 2011 by


The following post is from Andres Alvarez.  And since Dre gave us Automated Wins Produced, it is these numbers he uses to tell the story of Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves. For over half the league the season is still going on. For a select few the season is over. For an even more […]

The Handcrafted Wins Produced Numbers for 2010-11

April 21, 2011 by


Last November I posted the “handcrafted” Wins Produced numbers for 2009-10.  As I noted last fall… ….these numbers are slightly different from the numbers Andres Alvarez posts throughout the season.  The numbers from Andres are referred to as “automated Wins Produced”.  This is partially because the position adjustment Andres employs is derived from an algorithm […]