Up at BlogaBull: Let Jimmy Be Harden

Since Derrick Rose has gone out with his newest knee injury, the Bulls have returned to last year’s Joakim Noah centric offense. They should fight against that impulse to rely on the familiar, because this year Jimmy Butler has shown he can handle a much bigger role. In fact, even when Rose is back, it would serve the Bulls well to allow Jimmy to handle more and more of the offense.

http://www.blogabull.com/2015/3/2/8126435/jimmy-butler-chicago-bulls-stats-james-harden-rockets

Up at Nylon Calculus: Introduce DRE: A (Hopefully) Better Simple Metric

An expanded explanation of the motivations for and the methodology behind my simple linear weights metric, dubbed “Daily RAPM Estimate” or “DRE.”

http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/02/23/introducing-dre-a-hopefully-better-simple-metric/