The NBA, as most professional sports, revolves around extremes. We either focus our attention on juggernauts like Cleveland winning 60+ games or watch with guilty pleasure as we wonder whether the Nets will manage to escape being the worst team in NBA history. Real life, however, makes us focus more on the average, the plain, the [...]
Those of us who follow the NBA and try to make it easier for ourselves and our fellow fans to understand the game seem to be on a permanent search for the perfect statistical formula to determine a team’s success. With the increasing attention devoted to poring over numbers, I’m reasonably sure the Mavericks’ staff can give [...]
This is Contest #1 of several contests that we’ll be running in our site’s partnership with the NBA during the Playoffs.
Having a “yo-yo” in basketball terms is having exceptional dribbling skills. Some players that come to mind to me are Deron Williams, Jamal Crawford, and Jason Williams. An extra bonus is given to players that [...]
This was a no brainer. Rick Sund was doing cartwheels when Golden State agreed to the trade when they sent Acie Law and Speedy Claxton to them for Crawford.
More on the story here.
I had Jamal Crawford ranked quite high in my pre-season 6th Man of the Year list from the old magicrockets.com site:
Championships are [...]
Here's my NBA GM of the Year, Sam Presti of the Thunder. He OWNS my GM Rating formula coincidentally.
((CurrentSeasonWins * 2) + (CurrentSeasonWins – LastSeasonWins) + (AvgPointDifferential * 5))/ (TeamPlayerSalaries * AllstarPlayerBonus)
Let me preface this by stating that I don’t believe I’m an expert on statistical analysis or creating formulas. If anyone disagrees with [...]
He’s quick, he has uncanny range, and he’s not from Earth. Okay he’s from Seattle but no one is sure if that’s on Earth as well. As a Rockets fan, I’m proud to have him be apart of the team’s future. The only downside of his great play is that it might make Kyle Lowry eager [...]
I, just like everyone else, have a drunk friend. You know the type. Drinks a few too many cold ones while waiting for dinner, starts acting up midway through the meal and by the time everybody is enjoying dessert he goes on a rant about what he’d do to the waitress and starts making inappropriate racial [...]
During Game 2 of the Thunder – Lakers game, Doug Collins was talking about Durant’s efficient scoring on the night. He supported his observation with a points per field goal attempt stat that’s so obviously flawed that Charles Barkley had to make a point to expose it. You don’t have to be Kevin Pelton to see [...]
I’ve spent a few hours poring NFL Draft-related information in order to be able to give you guys some impressions after the first round, and some of the ”common knowledge” has caught my eye. This is more of a rant than an actual article, but I’m sure a bunch of readers will agree with some, if not all, [...]
2010 NFL schedules have been released. I’m going to predict the Falcons’ W/L for each game on the new schedule. Of course you have to account for injuries that might occur. The draft has yet to happen, but let’s have a little fun and do some predictions
Week 1 – @ Pittsburgh: L (0-1)
No Big Ben will [...]