Statistical Analysis. Humor. Knicks.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Monthly Archives: August 2004

Blog Vacation

Folks, I just don’t have the time now to write, which is good since nothing big is going on. Dampier isn’t coming to NY. Vin Baker resigned, but for the life of me I can’t find how much the Knicks are paying him. The Vince Carter rumors are just that: rumors. Isiah may be cooking up another deal, but even if he does pull off a trade the first preseason game isn’t until October 14. Until then I’m taking a blog vacation, which is good because I have a lot going on with my life. Things will be back to …continue reading

Dog Days Of Summer

The Internet can be an interesting thing at times. For the most part. I write my blog without any user feedback. For my last blog regarding Frank Hughes’ insane article, I received a lot of emails. Other than that, since I haven’t added a comments section or a message board, I’m almost in a vacuum. But sometimes I can get feedback from places that the reader might not even be aware of. My favorite source of feedback is from my referrals. Basically if you click on a link to get to my web page, in all likelihood, my site counter …continue reading

Step 1. Conclusion – Step 2: Look At The Facts

Bad writing is when an author writes an article with a biased conclusion before looking at any of the facts. The worst misuse of statistics is cherry picking ones that support your point, while ignoring any facts that reject your hypothesis. Enter ESPN.com columnist Frank Hughes, and his article “These moves aren’t so smooth.” Now I’m not such a Knick fan that I would let my fandom get in the way of an objective and intelligent argument. However luckily for me, Hughes’ article was neither of these. Hughes sets the tone with the first line: “With all due respect to …continue reading

It’s Official

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Jamal Crawford is a Knick. The deal is exactly as reported a few days ago, and Crawford accepted a 7 year $55M dollar deal. New York acquires Crawford and Williams for Frank Williams, Othella Harrington, Dekembe Mutombo, and Cezary Trybanski. Frank Williams played well in New York before Marbury came over, who took away most of his minutes. Williams will compete against #3 overall pick Ben Gordan for backup minutes to Hinrich. The other three players total about $9M in expiring contracts for Chicago. In Crawford, New York gets insurance for Allan Houston, and …continue reading

Aaron Goodwin

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned Jamal Crawford’s agent 9 times. However not once did I mention his name: Aaron Goodwin. This small time (but big city) blogger that has nothing to write about decided to do some serious research on Mr. Goodwin. Especially when Mr. Goodwin is stalling a deal that the big city (but small time) blogger could use to write a column about in a slow (only for his team) offseason. The California based Goodwin represents such NBA players as LeBron James, Gary Payton, Dwight Howard, Damon Stoudmire, Shareef Abdur-Rahim & Vin Baker. He was listed as one …continue reading

Risky Business

The Good News: The Knicks and Bulls have agreed on a deal to send Jamal Crawford to New York The Bad News: Jamal’s agent has rejected the deal because he wants a better contract. The Mercury News is reporting that Paxson & Isiah have sorted out the players involved in the highly awaited Jamal Crawford deal. The problem this time is Crawford’s agent, who doesn’t want to accept the contract the Knicks are currently offering. The article reports a few relevant details, none of which I can verify, but let’s assume they’re true for hypothetical reasons. The deal the Bulls …continue reading

Net Loss

NOTE: Grammar edited after a full night’s sleep. :-) I was going to write a lengthy discussion on the Nets recent moves, but there isn’t anything to say about the Nets loss of Martin and now Kittles that hasn’t been said by the best blog done by a Nets fan: These Days. Shaddax’s blog covers everything from basketball to football to baseball to boxing to hockey. Although he specializes on the New York area teams, These Days seems to cover just about everything happening in every league. If that isn’t enough to make you want to peek over and see …continue reading