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Nice paper on dynamics within NBA teams

See Basketball Teams as Strategic Networks. The paper uses the first round of the 2010 playoffs to build network models of team dynamics. The graph nodes model players and edges represent ball...


Honor this team

By now we have ample evidence that this season there are probably more accomplished teams with more accomplished players, teams that have won more games and that will probably win more. This season...


How do our guys stack up against the West?

  With the season 3/8ths over, it seems like ample statistics are available to begin examining what has gone down this season. This post summaries some statistics say about how the Blazers'...


By Position Effectiveness

Prior to flying to Tokyo on Sunday, I downloaded the Blazers' "Production by Position" statistics from last season from 82games, thinking that rummaging through these statistics would be more fun...


What's going right?

  Given the despair and hand-wringing following the loses to two of the most experienced teams in the league, it seems worthwhile to review some of the things that are going right this season....


Oden NY Times article

It talks about his visit to rookie orientation, his recuperation from surgery, and the expectations for next season--mainly a human interest story. The article speaks very highly of Roy and...


Shooting Guard Query

Last season, as everyone know, shooting guard was a real strength for the Blazers. In fact, 82games ranks the Blazers 4th in the league on the basis of net PER last season:   Net Rank Team PER...


Handicapping the Active List

While it is premature to say much before even the first summer league game, what will the Blazer's active roster look like on opening day? As of this minute, and barring any further Kevin...


McMillan and our Success

This post (my first) muses about some of the threads since the 2008 NBA draft, viz., how many wins should we expect for Portland next season, who will be on the Black and who on the White units,...

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