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 (for PER and Win Shares), (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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