Posts tagged "billy hunter"

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'
The most crucial next step in basketball analytics is discovering expected value (EV) Unlike baseball, where we have a game of a somewhat comparable sort of repetition but also knowledge of how many runs produce wins and players routinely move to and from a highly developed minor league structure, basketball analysis still struggle with a relativity... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 25, 2011 -- BBR Rankings, Looming Lockout, Buyouts, and Bone Thugs-n-Beasley

Catch n' Shoot: February 25, 2011 -- BBR Rankings, Looming Lockout, Buyouts, and Bone Thugs-n-Beasley
Tim Duncan to the big kids out there: the backboard is there; use it. Bulls remain 5th in the BBR Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings after Thursday. The Heat remain at the top, followed by the Spurs, Celtics, and Lakers Of course, I love the result of Thursday’s Bulls-Heat game, but as a basketball fan,... Read more »

NBPA Proposes Lottery Teams Get Two First-Round Draft Picks

NBPA Proposes Lottery Teams Get Two First-Round Draft Picks
Owners and union representatives had a closed-door meeting in L.A. this All-Star Weekend. “While there wasn’t much negotiating during the meeting and very little progress was made,” Alex Kennedy reported Saturday at HoopsWorld, the players proposed a complete overhaul of how the annual draft functions. The NBPA suggested that non-playoff teams receive two picks in... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: December 15, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 15, 2010
BBR’s Player Season Finder just got a little more awesome. Today is the first day when players signed new contracts between July 1 and Sept. 15 can be traded. When the NBA sector of the interwebz becomes a replicant of a cage filled with poo-flinging moneys. Here’s a list of the 105 players newly eligible... Read more »

NBA Players Voting Toward Union Decertification

NBA players are voting to hold a vote to disband the union before the current agreement with the league expires to hold the league to antitrust laws instead of laws. I prefer to keep these spaces with analysis of stuff on the court and fun stuff away from it, but didn’t want to just put... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: November 23, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: November 23, 2010
No posting on Monday because I had a long travel day. I’m in the Greater Phoenix area now through the holiday. Unfortunately, I won’t have access to the Bulls-Lakers game, but I’ll be front-and-center for the Bulls-Suns matchup. I’ll post as things catch my eye over the week. Other than Wednesday’s game against the Suns,... Read more »
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