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The sabermetrics of the NBA draft

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The NBA has certainly taken the analytics from baseball and run with it. The paper here describes a methodology of modeling ideal NBA drafts over the past ten seasons and determining a profit/loss over the model per team. tl;dr Only two teams have outperformed their ideal picks in the NBA version of WAR. The Bulls were #1. The Bucks came in seventh place. The suck... no projection of the idea 2014 draft.

Reminder of simpler times

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I was going through Amazon looking for Bucks merch to add to my wish list when I came across this. I remember when I was mildly excited about this.

90s Bucks Fiction Starring Big Dog & Others

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I'm writing a series of stories starring Macadamia Charles, a basketball P.I. who solves basketball mysteries. In the latest installment, Mac's job is to figure out who vandalized Glenn Robinson's DJ Screw mixtape. Features appearances by Tyrone Hill, Ray Allen, Chris Ford, and other late-90s Bucks.

NZ's Tom Abercrombie to trial with Bucks

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New Zealand Breakers star swingman Tom Abercrombie is taking the first step in what he hopes will be his NBA journey. The athletic 25 year-old is making his way to Chicago where he will prepare himself for trials with several NBA clubs.

S-Jax over at Ball Don't Lie

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Steven Jackson injures himself while tripping over a waitress who appears to have been serving popcorn to the NYC mayor. While I don't wish injury on S-Jax or anybody else, this was too awesome to not pass on.

On the tantalizing Larry Sanders

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My column on the tantalizing Larry Sanders and his play in the Bucks' past two games.

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