Author Archives: David Gold

Choosing a First-Half MVP for Each Team: Western Conference

This  is a follow-up to our previous post on the top player for each Eastern Conference team so far this year. Again, the primary statistical resources used were basketball-reference.com (for PER and Win Shares), 82games.com (for opponent PER and Net +/-), … Continue reading

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Under the Radar Players of the Year

We spotlighted a few of the NBA’s premier glue guys in our annual Trashmen feature, and as the regular season has come to a close, we’d like to honor a few more players that we think deserve more shine (or … Continue reading

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The Worst Offensive Players in the NBA

The shortened 2011-2012 season has offered fans the excitement of more frequent games, but the constant travel and limited rest have taken a toll on the quality of play. Offensive efficiency overall is significantly lower than last year. Additionally, with … Continue reading

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Is James Harden Headed for Greatness?

With all due respect to Kyle Lowry, Ryan Anderson, and the rest of this season’s pleasant surprises, history suggests that one player’s 2011-2012 breakout will lead to far greater accomplishments. James Harden is averaging career highs of 16.6 points, 4.2 … Continue reading

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Why Preseason Predictions Are Wrong, and 2011-2012 Season Predictions

The NBA shouldn’t be that hard to predict. 5 franchises have won 26 of the last 30 championships. 7-game playoff series limit the effect of randomness. And David Stern decides well ahead of time how everything is going to play … Continue reading

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Tournament of Cities: Which Metro Areas Produce the Best NBA Players?

I couldn’t be more excited for the Capital Punishment showdown–the Drew League vs. Goodman league bout we’ve been anticipating for years. Pro ballers representing for their home/adopted cities is an awesome idea I will always be behind, to the point … Continue reading

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AGR’s 2010-11 All-NBA Teams

Because why not, we watched a lot of basketball this year.

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