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August 23, 2011

Best and Worst Means Something Different for Each NBA Team: At the Wages of Wins Journal, David Berri writes about efficiency differential, looking at each team’s best and worst seasons by the metric since 1974.

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August 22, 2011

Commenting on ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating (QBR): WoW’s David Berri offers his take on ESPN’s Total QBR.

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August 15, 2011

Defending Rodman: According to a Wages of Wins metric, Dennis Rodman had the two most productive seasons of any player since 1978.

August 12, 2011

Today at the Wages of Wins…: James Brocato ranks the top teams from the original NBA Jam (* according to Wins Produced), and Patrick Minton questions the need for parity.

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August 11, 2011

Introducing Wins Prevented: At the Wages of Wins Journal, Arturo Galletti calculates Wins Produced for the man a player was matched up against.

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August 10, 2011

NBA Owners Do Not Understand Competitive Balance: At the Wages of Wins Journal, David Berri analyzes a statement from the owners that seems to be contradicted by recent league history.

August 9, 2011

The Wages-of-Wins-iest Tandems: Andres Alvarez of The Wages of Wins looks at the top tandems at various combinations of positions, according to Wins Produced.

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August 8, 2011

Race & NFL QB Bias: Does race play a role in NFL front-office decision-making about quarterbacks? The Wages of Wins seems to think so. But Brian Goff of The Sports Economist detects a different source of bias — not specifically against African-American QBs, but against mobile quarterbacks in general.

August 4, 2011

The Top 25 peak players (*according to wins produced): The Wages of Wins’ James Brocato ranked players’ peaks based on their 6 best Wins Produced seasons.

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August 2, 2011

The Last Playoff Ranking: At Wages of Wins Journal, Arturo Galletti ranks every playoff team relative to how they either lost to the Mavericks or lost to a team that lost to the Mavs.

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July 29, 2011

Killing their Team: At the Wages of Wins Journal, Arturo Galletti writes about players who posted the worst Wins Produced numbers.

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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 20, 2011

Your NHL Goalie doesn’t matter (much)!: At The Wages of Wins Journal, David Berri analyzes goalies’ inherent inconsistency, concluding that there isn’t much difference between an average goalie and the best goalies over time.

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July 18, 2011

North Carolina and UCLA Alums Had the Most Wins Produced in the NBA: Another post from the Wages of Wins Journal, this time looking at schools whose alumni had the highest Wins Produced totals since 1978. (Also, go here, here, and here for a Win Shares-based take on the same topic.)

Games of the Season (*according to wins produced) – 1986 to 1997: At The Wages of Wins Journal, Andres Alvarez goes through the top-ranked Wins Produced games of each season from 1986-1997.

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July 14, 2011

LeBron Units: WoW’s Andres Alvarez Arturo Galletti measured players according to “LeBron Units”, or the fraction of LeBron’s Wins Produced average win metrics that the player had.

July 12, 2011

More on the NBA Player Rankings Front: BBR’s Neil Paine followed up on his 2012 APBRmetric player rankings by posting a position-by-position breakdown. Meanwhile, WoW’s Arturo Galletti created his own team-by-team rankings by averaging various win estimators.

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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Wins Produced Team Adjustment: Andres Alvarez writes about the team adjustment process used by Wins Produced.

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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 5, 2011

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

2011 Overpaid Players: Andres Alvarez of the Wages of Wins now lists players who are glad Wins Produced isn’t being used to divvy up salaries.

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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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100 Greatest Wins Produced Players since 1978: At the Wages of Wins, Arturo Galletti posted a chart showing the leading players by total Wins Produced since 1978.

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June 29, 2011

2010-11 Top Underpaid Players (*according to wins produced): At The Wages of Wins, a list of players who really wish salaries were handed out according to wins produced.

June 28, 2011

The Greatest Wins Produced Seasons and The Wins Produced All NBA Teams: At The Wages of Wins, Arturo Galletti puts the best Wins Produced seasons in graphical form and lists the chronology of the top players at each position by that metric.

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June 22, 2011

The Skinny on the top NBA Draft Prospects using Berri Factors and Intuition: At The Wages of Wins Journal, Ty Willihnganz ranks the draft prospects.

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June 21, 2011

Making the Case for Jeremy Tyler: At The Wages of Wins Journal, Andrew Lowman looks at Tyler’s stats from Japan to determine his pro potential.

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June 20, 2011

The Latest From the Wages of Wins: From The Wages of Wins Journal, a look at Win Score for 2011 draft prospects and a note about player aging curves that the Chicago Bulls are taking to heart.

June 17, 2011

Remembering Mike Mitchell: David Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal looks back at the production of the late Mike Mitchell.

June 15, 2011

Don’t Blink: A Review of the NBA Finals: Andres Alvarez recaps the Finals at The Wages of Wins Journal.

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June 14, 2011

Notes and Links on the 2011 NBA Finals: The Wages of Wins’ notes on the Finals.

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June 10, 2011

One Advanced Stat Favors Stockton Over Malone: The Wages of Wins Journal’s David Berri weighs in on the Karl Malone vs John Stockton debate.

June 8, 2011

Rebounding is a Mental Skill: Dave Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal suggests that rebounding may not be an easily-teachable skill.

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June 6, 2011

An Elite Duo in Miami: How Often Does this Happen?: The Wages of Wins Journal’s Andres Alvarez looks at “Big Threes” “Big Twos” from the past.

Is it worth it to take a foreign player in the lottery?: That’s what James Brocato is asking at The Wages of Wins Journal.

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June 3, 2011

The Missing Greatness of Shaq and Superman: David Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal wonders how productive Shaq and Dwight Howard would have been if they made free throws at an average rate.

May 31, 2011

Tons of Finals Previews: NBA Finals previews from (in alphabetical order): Back Picks, Bball Prospectus ($), Basketball-Reference, DStats, Hoopdata, HoopsAnalyst, and the Wages of Wins.

May 26, 2011

May 25, 2011

Is the NBA a Point Guard Dominated League? (follow-up): Weak Side Awareness follows up on an earlier post about whether PGs dominate the NBA.

May 20, 2011

Latest from The Wages of Wins Journal: At WoW, The Sport Skeptic comments on the value of scoring, and a look into the Pistons’ future.

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May 19, 2011

Is the NBA a Point Guard Dominated League?. James Brocato of The Wages of Wins Journal attempts to answer the question.

May 17, 2011

What if your team Lost its Leading Scorer?: The impact of losing a scorer is overstated, according to David Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal.

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May 16, 2011

The Best in the West are Essentially the Same: David Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal writes about how evenly-matched Dallas and OKC are out West.

May 13, 2011

The MVP — or MPP — of Every NBA Team: Dave Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal lists every team’s Wins Produced leader.

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May 11, 2011

Why are the Lakers Already Home for the Summer?: More on the Lakers’ loss from Andres Alvarez and The Wages of Wins Journal.

May 10, 2011

Explaining the Lakers Collapse: At The Wages of Wins Journal, David Berri writes about L.A.’s failed 3-peat bid.

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May 6, 2011

Derrick Rose was Not the MVP on Wednesday Night: Dave Berri on Derrick Rose’ Game 2 performance and how the media portrayed it.

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May 3, 2011

Explaining the Memphis Grizzlies: Andres Alvarez explains Memphis’ surprise playoff success at the Wages of Wins Journal.

April 29, 2011

30 to 16 to 1: Writing for the Wages of Wins Journal, Arturo Galletti looks at differences between the regular season and playoffs.

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April 28, 2011

Pacer Wages: Two Indiana links from the Wages of Wins today – First, Andres Alvarez’s review of the Chicago-Indiana series; then Ian Levy’s keys to the Pacers’ summer.

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April 21, 2011

Handcrafted Wins Produced Numbers

Dave Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal releases “handcrafted” wins produced data for 2011. Link

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April 15, 2011

WoW Awards

Dave Berri of The Wages of Wins Journal hands out his 2011 NBA awards. Link

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April 12, 2011

Does Perkins Deserve All the Credit in OKC?

At WoW, David Berri seeks the reason for the Thunder’s surge. Links