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Microeconomics  February 18, 2013 – 03:11 pm
A Pocket Full of Change

On Friday, at Hickory-High, Ming Wang put together a really interesting piece sharing an interesting new strategy for examining the tradeoff between production and cost for the contracts of NBA players. Here’s the rationale and method in his own words:

A few weeks ago, Kevin Pelton of ESPN looked at the best contracts in the NBA by multiplying a player’s WARP (wins above replacement level) by the average amount that teams pay for each WARP. I’d like to approach this same problem from a different angle: namely, how much value are teams getting out of the salaries they pay their players? Instead of looking at WARP, I’ll focus on win shares, another metric of player value. While Pelton’s methodology assumes that the overall NBA salary market is priced correctly (therefore attaching a value to each WARP a team pays for), my method makes no assumptions about overall pricing accuracy and instead seeks to evaluate relative player salary and performance.

At a basic level, my goal is to quantitatively evaluate the best and worst contracts in the NBA. To do so, I construct a simple metric that I call the “value ratio.” This is defined as: (Player Salary/Median Salary)/(Player Win Share/Median Win Share). In effect, I am comparing the amount over (or under) which a player is being paid vs. the median NBA player with that player’s production over (or under) that of a median player. Comparing salaries and win shares with median values serves as a way of normalizing these metrics and making them more readily comparable to each other. A simple way to think about this metric is the following: if the ratio is less than 1, the player is undervalued; if the ratio is greater than one, the player is overvalued; if the ratio equals one, the player is properly valued. In short, the most valuable players will be those with the smallest value ratios.

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You can take the car to your mechanic

If the seller agrees.
If the seller doesn't agree, don't buy that car. There are legitimate times for a seller not to agree, say when they have very little time, are selling the car well below market, and know it will sell quickly.
Those cars are very rare, and you need to be able to evaluate a car on your own in order to spot one.
Most of the time, when a seller doesn't want y... it stop rolling? If not, bad shocks.
Does it shift smoothly (if automatic)?
Do gears grind when shifting or is there clutch chatter (if manual)?
Does it drive well and do you like how it drives?
Not all of the above mean don't buy it, but all represent a cost to you.
If the car seems okay, then have a mechanic look it over.
If it doesn't seem okay, walk away.

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