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post #24436 of 27206
Funny how ESPN is actually making an effort for Barnwell and Lowe now. Shows how far they were going to screw over Grantland
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Anyone paying attention to the ESPN All-Time #NBARANK? My analytics buddy was one of the 100 voters and telling me about it today; pretty interesting stuff. The system they used was cool - they basically let you vote on pairings and used the results to create an ELO ranking. Also, although the discussion seems not to be focused on that, the voting was based on peak value, not just lifetime contribution so from that perspective guys like Steph and KD do pretty well. My friend just pointed out that, for instance, Steph is shooting 10% higher true shooting (67% vs 57%) than Shaq at age 27 on similar usage. Of course, perhaps some recency bias as well.
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Anyone paying attention to the ESPN All-Time #NBARANK? My analytics buddy was one of the 100 voters and telling me about it today; pretty interesting stuff. The system they used was cool - they basically let you vote on pairings and used the results to create an ELO ranking. Also, although the discussion seems not to be focused on that, the voting was based on peak value, not just lifetime contribution so from that perspective guys like Steph and KD do pretty well. My friend just pointed out that, for instance, Steph is shooting 10% higher true shooting (67% vs 57%) than Shaq at age 27 on similar usage. Of course, perhaps some recency bias as well.

All I know about ELO rankings is that #1 is pretty much inarguable:
post #24439 of 27206
Isn't ELO that guy from Cleveland that Jordan hit "The Shot" over?
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Haha, that's Craig Ehlo.

post #24441 of 27206
The Elo system used to be used for chess rankings. It's also how 538 decides probabilities of wins for their sports forecasts.
post #24442 of 27206
Brian Scallabrine was brilliant on the Woj podcast. Such a great listen, his dive in on the year with GSW is worth the download on its own.
post #24443 of 27206

Kobe's jumper has looked smooth these past few days.

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Anyone that acquires MCW should be fired.
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:(

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No Duncan, No Ginobili, No problem. Spurs HAMMERED Dallas tonight, and the head hunting poodle got ejected.
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Yay, it took a John Wall triple double for us to beat the sixers. We're definitely turning a new leaf :/

 

Looking forward to the Thunder/Warriors game. Westbrook is raring to go, as always; he's the one player with Jordan's killer gene, that 'You're down and you've thrown the towel but I'm still gonna step on your throat' attitude.

 

I just hope there's no injuries; if the Bulls record wasn't a target I recon Kerr would play some Pops mindgames and sit Curry :P

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You guys have been really injured tho
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Yeah, Beal and Nene have been out for most of the season, but that's normal for us at this point.

 

Just annoyed this seasons, too weird things from our coaching staff, like not giving minutes to Oubre and trotting out lineups with Nene and Gortat on the floor, killing our spacing and not really improving our defense anyway. I really wish we'd go after Cousins, he may be a headcase but if we can keep Beal and Wall that'd be a hell of a core. Wouldn't mind getting Thibs as our next head coach either.

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