Posts tagged "collective bargaining agreement"

Dwight Howard Wants to be The Man on a Championship Team... in Orlando

Dwight Howard Wants to be The Man on a Championship Team... in Orlando
Though the Bulls biggest needs have nothing to do with bigs, it’s that depth down low that is also potential trade bait to acquire the most irreplaceable, game-changing center in the NBA, Dwight Howard. But Howard wants to stay in Orlando, he says. So, for now, we dream: Howard will be a free agent after... Read more »

Catch n Shoot: April 18, 2011 -- Chris F'N Paul, D12 Wins 3rd Consecutive DPOY, Dunk Porn From Crash, NenĂª & ... TD?

Catch n Shoot: April 18, 2011 -- Chris F'N Paul, D12 Wins 3rd Consecutive DPOY, Dunk Porn From Crash, NenĂª & ... TD?
The weekend saw the 2nd-best cumulative performances by road teams in Game 1 of the first round (Neil Paine, Basketball-Reference). #5 Hawks 103#4 Magic 93Box Score | RecapHawks lead series 1-0 #7 76ers 89#2 Heat 97Box Score | RecapHeat lead series 1-0 #6 Knicks 85#3 Celtics 87Box Score | RecapCeltics lead series 1-0 #8 Grizzlies... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: April 12, 2011 -- Fails of the Year, Pre-Playoff Pandamonium, Awards, Alley-Oop Value, Wafer's Monster Fail

HELP SBNATION SELECT THE ‘WTF?!? PLAY OF THE YEAR” FOR THE 2010-11 NBA SEASON. Even if you don’t want to participate, it’s one of the most hilarious NBA-related posts you’re going to see for a while. Amazing compilation of funny. FreeDarko got me back into basketball. Good-bye, old friends. I boycotted basketball for about a year... Read more »
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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: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor
A great case can be made that Tom Thibodeau was the best franchise acquisition of the last offseason. The Bulls moved ahead of the Celtics in BBR’s mathematical power rankings. They’re now sitting in 4th, behind the Spurs, Lakers, and Heat. That said, why was Carlos Boozer still in the game to sprain his ankle... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data

Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data
Horace Grant reminisces 1991. Bulls are 2:1 favorites to win the East, according to Hollinger’s postseason odds on Wednesday morning, with the Celtics at 3:1. He also has the Bulls and Lakers a little worse than 4:1 to win it all, with the Lakers at 19.6% and the Bulls at 18.5%. Matt Olsen offered up... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness

Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness
If the Bulls win a title, I’ll go with Doug Thonus to get that “1.7%” tattoo. “No stat in basketball is perfect, regardless of the complexity of its formulation,” Rob Mahoney wrote, later adding: “The measures themselves are imperfect, but they’re perfect in promoting further research. None of the advanced stats we have today are... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 27, 2011 -- Blake and Love's Record-Setting Double-Doubles, Lockout Looming, and Kendrick Sidelined

Catch n' Shoot: February 27, 2011 -- Blake and Love's Record-Setting Double-Doubles, Lockout Looming, and Kendrick Sidelined
Rip Hamilton would likely be a Bull right now if took Cleveland’s buyout in the Pistons-Cavs deal he sabotaged. Blake Griffin’s the eighth rookie in NBA history to amass 50 double-doubles. The Blakedevil has 22 games to hit Shaq’s 1992-93 record of 68. It’s doable. What’s uncontroversially doable is supplying amazing alley-oops like this without... 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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Prokhorov's Smart Basketball Decision

Prokhorov's Smart Basketball Decision
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov showed his hand and the Nuggets got greedy, while the writing on the wall said the Nuggets didn’t have that power. That power is in the hands of Carmelo Anthony who, despite their peacocking, isn’t as much ‘theirs’ to deal as they’re posturing. Before getting into the details, this guy is... Read more »