Very little news has permeated today, as the lockout is all but at a standstill and players are still weighing their options behind the scenes.
The WoW crew created another statistical derivative of their Wins Produced metric. This time around, Galleti examines how each player's opponents did against him vs the rest of the league. I'm sure some more synthesis of this stat is in order, because the results are downright weird.
Well, we have to rank something, right? At least Kevin Durant still represents well.
The purveyors of the secondary ticket market, those guys who help streamline and make efficient the market for NBA tickets, do not have a Plan B if the lockout persists. ESPN won't be cutting them a check if play does not resume.
Ziller defends Dennis Rodman, who contributed mightily to his team's defense and rebounding but not much anywhere else. Is that enough to be enshrined?
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Rodman will be arriving at the award ceremony by helicopter. No word yet on whether he will be sporting Velentino or Vera Wang.
One writer finally reaches the end of his hope with Terrence Williams. I've had a few players like that myself - the most notable was Derrick Coleman, who could have been an all-timer if he had bothered to care.
CBS continues with its own top 100 list, and they're now halfway done. Two of the newly minted world champs make an appearance.
Here is another look at what some of the players are doing in their off-season, most notably some former UCLA players, including Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, and Baron Davis. Good on all of them, but I have to say that Baron looks like the proud papa who is dropping his kids off for fall semester.
Prada provides his next entry into his look back at seasons past. This time out, he watches a game from the 1995-96 season, featuring two young upstart teams at a time before Washington changed their name and logo. Even in their dysfunction, this Bullets team was kind of stacked.