Kris Fenrich

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Name: Kris Fenrich
Date registered: 28 October, 2013

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  1. Thaddeus Young’s Lament — 28 February, 2014
  2. Royce White and the Calculus of Second Chances — 31 October, 2013

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Feb 28 2014

Thaddeus Young’s Lament

After Monday night’s 20-point thrashing at the dulled antlers of the league’s worst team–or the team that could credibly claim that mantle before administering said thrashing, the Milwaukee Bucks–Philadelphia had lost 11 consecutive games by an average margin of over 20. Now, it’s at 12.

Last Thursday, GM Sam HInkie committed fully to deconstruction by trading away Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner–the team leaders in games started this season. The assets they received in return–Danny Granger and Earl Clark–were bought out and waived, respectively. The season has degenerated into an NBA version of Brewster’s Millions, with Sam Hinkie as Richard … Read the rest

Oct 31 2013

Royce White and the Calculus of Second Chances

For the past six years, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey partnered with his Vice President, Sam Hinkie, in a hoops version of Moneyball; utilizing analytics as a critical driver of personnel decisions and on-court tactics. Somehow, this chillingly impersonal approach based on reams of data and probabilities led to a case study in the NBA’s ability to accommodate mental health issues. Where one would expect a humane-based nurturing culture to usher the delicate issues of mental health into the league, instead we’ve seen an unbiased, cut-throat methodology of Morey and Hinkie.

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