Why Losing is Winning in the National Basketball Association
The purpose of this paper will be twofold: first, to modify the Taylor and Trogdon model to test in the 2001-02 regular season whether those teams that were eliminated from the playoffs still had a higher probability of losing than those teams that had a chance at making the playoffs, and second, to show that the revisions of the draft's lottery system in 1993 and 1995 should have provided most non playoff-bound teams with more incentive to lose than they had previously.
Date of Completion
Lin, Stan, "Why Losing is Winning in the National Basketball Association" (2003). Economics Theses. 2.