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August 25, 2011

NBA negotiations in a handy chart: TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott posted a neat graphic illustrating the offers made so far in the CBA negotiations.

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August 22, 2011

Malcolm Gladwell on the NBA lockout: At Grantland, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the ‘psychic benefits’ of owning an NBA team, and why those can offset actual losses in the minds of some owners.

August 5, 2011

Half-a-season of NBA? Great idea!: Although admittedly not an NBA fan, Tangotiger has a point when it comes to randomness and the NBA… Pro basketball is so inherently deterministic that 32 NBA games is the equivalent of 162 MLB games in terms of W-L matching true talent levels, with the leftover 50 games amounting to little more than overkill. So an abbreviated lockout season would actually bring the NBA more in line with baseball and hockey when it comes to balancing drama with determinism in the standings.

July 25, 2011

The Latest from The Wages of Wins Journal: At WoW, Mosi Platt writes about lockout myths, and Arturo Galletti converts Wins Produced to net points.

July 22, 2011

Percentage of League Games That Were Back-to-Backs: Since 1999, how many games in each season featured at least 1 team playing its second game in two nights? BBR has the answer.

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July 21, 2011

Five Teams Endangered by Free Agency ($): These teams could be in deep trouble when the lockout ends and their free agents scatter, FO’s Rivers McCown writes at ESPN.

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July 11, 2011

Do the Players — and Cities — Really Need the NBA Owners?: From the Wages of Wins, another look at whether the owners are really necessary for high-level basketball to be played in the U.S. this season.

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The Busiest Parts of the Season: From Weak Side Awareness, research into the “busiest” stages of a typical NBA season (in terms of transactions).

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July 7, 2011

Rebuttal to the Rebuttal: The Wages of Wins’ Arturo Galletti takes on the claims the NBA made in response to Nate Silver’s NYT post.

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July 6, 2011

N.B.A. Disputes Forbes Analysis Suggesting League is Profitable: No surprise — the NBA is denying many of the claims made in yesterday’s Nate Silver post about the league’s financial situation.

July 5, 2011

Calling Foul on N.B.A.’s Claims of Financial Distress : Nate Silver of the NY Times analyzes the discrepancy between Forbes’ estimate of the NBA’s financial health and the money-hemorrhaging image the owners are trying to paint in the media.

The Free Market Alternative: Arturo Galletti of the Wages of Wins examines the economic feasibility of NBA players starting their own league during the lockout.

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July 1, 2011

StatsCube is Down: One of many sad lockout casualties: NBA.com StatsCube is no longer operational.

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June 30, 2011

Taking a look at the numbers behind the NBA labor dispute: At the Wages of Wins, a detailed breakdown of the financial math behind the NBA’s current lockout situation.

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June 29, 2011

Back to the Internet ‘stone ages’ for the NBA: Kevin Arnovitz of TrueHoop wrote about a bizarre consequence the lockout will have for NBA.com, specifically its player stat cards.

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June 20, 2011

Lockout sure to burn blitzing, complex defenses: Writing for NBC Sports, FO’s Mike Tanier devised a “simplicity score” for defenses, to measure which teams will be hurt most by the lack of team preparation time during the lockout.

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June 2, 2011

Tricky offenses could be casualties of lockout: Writing for NBC Sports, Mike Tanier explains why simple offenses will be better suited to survive the lockout, and concocts a “Simplicity Score” to rank team playbooks.

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June 1, 2011

Young superstars will feel the next CBA’s sting: TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott on the likely economics of the NBA’s next CBA.

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April 22, 2011

NFL Career Length and Average Age versus Average Life Expectancy

TBL’s Jason Lisk with more research on the average NFL player’s career length. Link

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April 19, 2011

Career Length in the NFL and the Labor Battle

TBL’s Jason Lisk analyzes 2 different definitions of average career length. Link

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