The combination of Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Real Plus-Minus (RPM) allows for a different sort of look at value: in short, how much are you paying for your talent?
Here, though, is my question: would it be better for me to give up paying attention to sports beyond this Lent? Would I be a more spiritual person? A more productive minister?
The amazing free-agent scramble of 2010 is beginning to sort itself out. What's been fascinating in watching this craziest of all NBA off-seasons unfold is that one player, David Lee, arguably one of the very best players available, has barely rated a mention.