View Full Version : Moneyball Revolution in Basketball

08-16-2004, 09:35 PM
You have to watch a commercial and get a day pass to Salon.com to read it, but this is a must-read article by King Kaufman on the applicability of "Moneyball" theories to saving money in the NBA, something I've mentioned before that has taken on new meaning in this summer of fiscal irresponsibility.

The article starts out "Steve Nash signs a $66 million deal with the Suns that will pay him until he's 36, an age at which point guards not named John Stockton simply don't play well anymore. His replacement in Dallas will be Marquis Daniels, a backup last year as a rookie after going undrafted. Daniels signs a six-year contract worth $38 million.

The list goes on and on. What's going on here? This NBA free-agent season is looking like baseball offseasons used to, with aging, mid-level or unproven players signing long, massive deals. Where is the "Moneyball" revolution in the NBA?"

Moneyball Revolution (http://www.salon.com/news/sports/col/kaufman/2004/07/22/thursday/index_np.html)


For those of you who are not familiar with Kevin Pelton's work you will find tons of analysis covering every aspect of the NBA including player features (Mavs), statistical analysis, player ratings (VORP, WARP), transaction analysis, etc:

PELTON ARCHIVE (http://www.sonicscentral.com/archivehoopsworld.html)

08-17-2004, 08:15 AM
Daniels won´t be Nashs replacement and wasn´t signed as such.

08-17-2004, 03:14 PM
That's nitpicking.

Did you read the Moneyball article?

Big Boy Laroux
08-17-2004, 05:18 PM
i was looking at our salaries on hoopshype. you gotta think that howard is pissed that he's making so much less than daniels...

08-17-2004, 05:24 PM
Well since they live together (at least they did last year)... i would be pissed when i came time to pay rent. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif