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Keeping Score: They Won a Lot of Games, and Soon a Title – NYTimes.com

2nd June 2011

Keeping Score: They Won a Lot of Games, and Soon a Title

At the NY Times, I highlight the unprecedented group of superstars currently seeking their first ring.

Posted in History, Layups, NY Times, Win Shares | 4 Comments »

NY Times: Underdogs Have Little Bite in N.B.A. Playoffs

8th April 2011

Unlike the NCAA tournament, the NBA playoffs are not set up for "Cinderella" runs:

Keeping Score: Underdogs Have Little Bite in N.B.A. Playoffs

This will be my last weekly column for the New York Times this season, as they will move on to baseball next week. However I might contribute a few pieces during the playoffs. Thanks for reading this season.

Posted in NY Times | 5 Comments »

NY Times: Why Derrick Rose Should Not Win M.V.P.

31st March 2011

A general overview of the MVP race and the statistical argument against Derrick Rose:

Keeping Score: Why Derrick Rose Should Not Win M.V.P. - NYTimes.com

You can catch it in tomorrow morning's paper as well.

And for a similar (longer) take on Rose -- albeit with a different conclusion about who the real MVP is -- John Hollinger also had a good piece at ESPN today.

Posted in Analysis, Awards, Layups, NY Times | 101 Comments »

NY Times: Take Heart, Knicks Fans

25th March 2011

Some Knick fans seem to be convinced that their team will miss the payoffs, but it would take a collapse of epic proportions for that to happen:

Keeping Score: Take Heart, Knicks Fans

Read it in this morning's paper as well.

Posted in NY Times | 1 Comment »

NY Times: Why the Nuggets Are Winning

18th March 2011

The Denver Nuggets are doing just fine without Carmelo Anthony:

Keeping Score: Why the Nuggets Are Winning

Small sample caveats apply, of course.

Posted in NY Times | 11 Comments »

NY Times: Defense Helps Lift the Bulls

11th March 2011

The defense never rests in Chicago:

Keeping Score: Defense Helps Lift the Bulls

Read it in today's print edition as well.

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NY Times: Billups’s Quiet Effectiveness

7th March 2011

I'm posting this a few days late because I was in Boston for the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this past weekend:

Keeping Score: Billups’s Quiet Effectiveness

This appeared in last Friday's print edition as well.

Posted in NY Times | 6 Comments »

NY Times: Big Trades Don’t Come With Guarantees

25th February 2011

It is rare for a player who just played in the All-Star Game to be dealt to another team before the end of the season, but this week it happened twice. For this week's column I took a look at some of the more recent deals involving these players:

Keeping Score: Big Trades Don’t Come With Guarantees

This column appears in today's print edition as well.

Posted in NY Times | 8 Comments »

NY Times: Sizing Up the All-Stars

17th February 2011

The title says it all:

Keeping Score: Sizing Up the All-Stars

Look for it in tomorrow's print edition as well.

Posted in NY Times | 3 Comments »

NY Times: The Story Arc of the 3-Point Shot

11th February 2011

From way downtown...BANG!

Keeping Score: The Story Arc of the 3-Point Shot

Read all about it in Friday's print edition too.

Posted in NY Times | 5 Comments »