First time poster but long time fan. Been following the Pistons closely since Isiah joined in 80-81. Anyway, there was an interesting article in the NYTimes this morning about how a couple of statisticians and economists (I guess they must be NBA fans) developed this algorithm "that measures a player's "wins produced" for his team." According to this article Ben Wallace produced 20.1 wins this year, the highest among the Pistons. to put that in perspective during MJ run of six titles he "produced" 23.4 wins. On the other side AI and Carmelo only produced 13 wins. What's really interesting this guy thinks the Eric Dampier and Antoine Walker will decide who wins the Mavs - Heat series because Dampier's limited contribution produces 7.8 wins and Walker only 2.1 wins. According to the article Stackhouse contribution to the Mavs over the course of the season is in the negatives. Anyway here's the link: [FONT="]http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/10/opinion/10berri.html?ex=1150603200&en=9618ccaa042a6639&ei=5070&emc=eta1[/FONT] I hope it works since this is my first post and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. If not check out today's times at www.nytimes.com in the editorial section.