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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2011-2012 All NBA Teams

Using the niftiest of advanced metrics, here are the 3 All-NBA Teams for the just completed NBA season, and then the additional 20 best players in the NBA this year.

1st Team
C D.Howard
F  L.James (MVP)
F K.Durant
G C.Paul
G R.Westbrook

2nd Team
C A.Bynum
F K.Love
F B.Griffin
G D.Wade
G J.Harden

3rd Team
C A.Jefferson
F P.Gasol
F. P.Millsap
G K.Bryant
G T.Parker

And now the next 20 best players in the NBA for 2011-12.

16.G.Monroe
17.M.Gortat
18.D.Nowitzki
19.T.Chandler
20.R.Anderson
21.J.Smith
22.L.Aldridge
23.J.Noah
24.M.Gasol
25.T.Duncan
26.P.Pierce
27.C.Anthony
28.T.Lawson
29.C.Boozer
30.K.Garnett
31.D.Granger
32.A.Iguodala
33.S.Nash
34.R.Gay
35.J.Johnson