Posts tagged "nbpa"

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: 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Refuting the 'Suffering Small Market Team' Myth

It’s in owners’, players’, media and fans’ best interest that the league be competitive because of things on the court and intelligent decisions off the court. That the game isn’t rigged by dishonest officiating, but also not by the depth of a few pockets. In fact, success in the NBA is little different from the... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: December 27, 2010

Ron Artest did auction off his 2010 championship ring for “over $500,000” and already made out the first $50,000 check from the proceeds to aid awareness and treatment of mental health issues with children. Kevin Durant’s sloppy start was over a while ago. LeBron-less Cavs go from second-most popular to least popular team on the... 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 »