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Losing Season Puts Wizards At Epicenter Of Player Development Debate

by Kevin Broom

Apr 17, 2009 4:30 PM

The Wizards were out of contention for nearly the entire season, but weren't especially aggressive in giving young players floor time. Read more »

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What?s In The Number 13?

by Kevin Broom

Feb 13, 2009 5:02 PM

In honor of Friday the 13th, we look at the eerie misfortune of NBA GMs who have struck out with the 13th overall pick in various drafts. Read more »

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Wizards Deal For Present And Future

by Kevin Broom

Dec 11, 2008 6:32 PM

The Wizards hope Mike James can give them an immediate lif, while Javaris Crittenton has a high ceiling and is showing signs of improvement. Read more »

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Wizards Rearrange Deck Chairs

by Kevin Broom

In the category of redecorating the cabin while their cruise ship sinks, the Washington Wizards have fired head coach Eddie Jordan. Read more »
'Improved' Wizards Defense Is A Fallacy

by Kevin Broom

Read a mainstream media account about the Wizards, and you would think they were a significantly improved defensive team. The numbers tell a very different story. Read more »
Finding The True MVP

by Kevin Broom

This MVP column looks strictly at what advanced stats can tell us about which player actually has the most value to his team, with the strong emphasis being on ?his team.? Read more »
Are The Wizards Better Without Gilbert Arenas?

by Kevin Broom

If the Wizards are demonstrably worse on the offensive end, how are they 17-12 without Gilbert Arenas? The answer is simple ? improved defense. Read more »
Wizards vs. Bulls -- True Defensive Stars

by Kevin Broom

If you want to know the offensive value of Gilbert Arenas or Tyson Chandler, take a look in the box score published in any newspaper. If you want to know their defensive contributions, enter the Twilight Zone of opinion and guesswork. That is, until now. Read more »
Evaluating the Wizards Defense

by Kevin Broom

Evaluating individual defense has long been one of the more difficult tasks for basketball coaches, team decision-makers, and fans. Read more »
Winning At The Margins

by Kevin Broom

The Phoenix Suns have the best cost per win rate in the entire NBA. Read more »
Diamonds In The Rough

by Kevin Broom

Recent break out stars have included players such as Michael Redd and Zach Randolph. Read more »
International Players Are Closing The Gap

by Kevin Broom

International players like Dirk Nowitzki are beginning to be a threat to Team USA. Read more »
Pistons Interrupt Coronation With A Palace Coup

by Kevin Broom

I use three key measures to determine a team?s relative team strength. The first of these is average scoring margin. The Pistons had the league?s second best mark (+5.84) ? nearly two points better than the Lakers?. Read more »
David Stern?s Random Conspiracy

by Kevin Broom

The lottery results are amusing because they give several teams precisely what they want ? high picks ? but little of what they truly need. Read more »
2003-2004: Season In Review

by Kevin Broom

With the NBA playoffs winding into the second round, it?s a good time to look back at the regular season. By nearly any measure, this was Kevin Garnett?s season. Read more »
Opus In Leagues Minor

by Kevin Broom

Torraye Braggs, who was recently released by the Wizards to make space on the roster for Gilbert Arenas, is one of those players trying to make the league. Read more »
What Lies Beneath

by Kevin Broom

Jason Kidd's poor relationship with Byron Scott led to his dismissal. Read more »
Assembly Required

by Kevin Broom

Since being the first pick of the 2001 NBA Draft, Kwame Brown has been a disappointment. Read more »
How Good Are The Wizards?

by Kevin Broom

Five games into the season, the same question has been asked repeatedly ? Are the Wizards really this good? Read more »
What?s He Worth?

by Kevin Broom

Kevin Garnett is the most valuable player in the league based off Kevin Broom's formula for judging performance. Read more »