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post #20716 of 27247
All the credit to Carlisle and Cuban for being ahead of the anal craze in NBA

They were the Oakland As that actually won it all
post #20717 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

All the credit to Carlisle and Cuban for being ahead of the anal craze

Right up your alleyway.
post #20718 of 27247
basically stats and analysis has played a huge huge part of the last four nba champions having a big say in everything from draft selection and free agent signings to how many minutes a player gets, where they get those minutes, who plays against which lineups, which shots players should take, how to improve on defense, which defensive schemes to use
post #20719 of 27247
You could argue that 2010 Lakers with predominant Kobe volume shooting is the last team to win in spite of stats, numbers, etc. Who knows how the super team of Kobe, Nash, Gasol, and Howard would have worked though...

The abundance of 3 point shot attempts and stretch 4s really morphed the game. Throw in a cutter and competent big man; you got a team nowadays.
post #20720 of 27247
i'm surprised this hasn't taken off sooner. considering how many of the owners are from finance you would think analytics would have taken over sooner

i think the big tradeoff with a stretch 4 is that generally stretch 4s aren't good at defending (cuz either you have a small forward/shooting guard in a power forward body or you're trying to change a traditional 4 into a guy who can shoot threes) or simply by being on the perimeter as a stretch 4 means less kobe assists


also Kobe on the latest BS Report and honestly i'm enjoying it
post #20721 of 27247
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

mavs, spurs, clippers do have a chance tho and i would put all three of them up against any eastern conference team

i think the only two teams without gaping weaknesses is golden state and memphis. okc and portland have big injury concerns.
i don't really give the mavs any chance of winning 3 series in a row. spurs and clippers you can't out but i seriously doubt either of them can pull it off. eastern conference is a different deal
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post #20723 of 27247
I like the Mavs so this might just come off as bias but I'd pick them over the Clips solely for the fact that they have a lot players that have been in those high pressure games before. Talent of the Clippers aside; you're talking about the likes of Dirk, Chandler, Barea, Rondo, and not to mention Carlisle who took the eventual champions last year to 7 games. CP3 and Griffin have reached 2nd round at most if I'm not mistaken.


Or else screw all of our analyses because Western Conference will come down to match-ups!
post #20724 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

All the credit to Carlisle and Cuban for being ahead of the anal craze in NBA

They were the Oakland As that actually won it all


Raw Sewage Flooded The Locker Rooms In Oakland Yesterday
post #20725 of 27247
its only a matter of time before the financial geeks who took over baseball (hell two goldman sachs guys ended up buying the Tampa Bay Rays and going full money ball but on a totally different level than oakland) start creeping into the GM positions of NBA teams.
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post #20727 of 27247

Damn, this is a closeout if I ever saw one :eek:.

 

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post #20728 of 27247
I love love the new goldsberry article. He writes about measuring defense. I love the anti shot chart.
post #20729 of 27247
rose tore his R meniscus, gonna have surgery. originally tore his L acl, then his R meniscus. timeline TBD.

bulls are done. east is gonna be hawks or cavs, nobody else has a real chance.

edit: really, this is honestly terrible news. horrible to almost know for certain that the youngest MVP ever will never get back to his old form. i wasn't a huge rose fan, but he was often super exciting to watch and did incredible things on the court. realistically now, a good case for his career is something like post-injury grant hill, maybe. worst case is obviously he plays tentatively while being afraid of getting hurt, then keeps getting hurt, then retires. i guess like brandon roy.
post #20730 of 27247
Fuck this.

Looks like I'm gonna be joining edmorel in the "no hopes" table.
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