The Least Valuable First Team

Earlier I compiled a list of the worst values in the NBA according to my Value Rating stat. Value Rating is based on a player’s Composite Score and salary, and higher VR’s are better. All of the numbers can be found at
With that being said, here is the Least Valuable […]

Trade Deadline Thoughts

• Just before the deadline, a deal was agreed to that sent Rafer Alston to the Magic, Kyle Lowry and pieces to the Rockets, and a first round pick to the Grizzlies. This deal shows that Orlando is serious about being a championship contender this season. Clearly Anthony Johnson and Tyronn Lue were not […]

Observations about PAC, Continued

Today I’m going to list some more things I’ve noticed as I’ve gone through my PAC data…
(To see my PAC system in action, go to
• A look at some of the players in the recent Toronto-Miami trade (something I talked about seemingly an eternity ago): Jermaine O’Neal is listed as an outside shooter, a […]

Analyzing the Disappointing Teams Part IV: Toronto Raptors

Toronto has received a lot of attention on this blog recently, but they are arguably one of the most disappointing teams in the league this season and are perfect for this series. After some high expectations in the offseason, the Raptors have stumbled to a 16-28 record. Making the playoffs isn’t an […]

Rumor: Jermaine O’Neal to Miami?

It’s been reported in numerous places, including today in Yahoo! Sports by Adrian Wojnarowski, that the Heat and Raptors have been discussing a Jermaine O’Neal for Shawn Marion trade. Even though it’s just a rumor and there’s a good chance it will never happen, I thought it would be fun to analyze this potential […]