Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.
yes, let's hear it for the most delusional fans in the world!
Lakers are 2nd
not this year. we have moved on to the fifth stage of grief: acceptance.
denial ended when kobe was re-injured. anger, bargaining and denial flew by in that endless losing streak.
now it is what it is and we'll wait for three years from now.
Ha! Laker fans has been quiet here and that is why the thread is dead. I think all the Lakers fans here know the team sucks tremendously.
Threads not dead. Just less polluted.
Nah, it's dead.
I only bump it up with occasional news and no one even replies for the most part. There was discussion a few days ago and it was pretty much just me and indesertum talking to each other.
There are days that the thread doesn't get bumped too, that means it is practically dead. And I would know because I only have a handful of subscribed threads that show in the front page of SF for me and this thread just never goes back up there like it used to.
Hell Steve hasn't even been around to update the title.
Should be renamed "The Official Nick Young Thread".
Fair weather fans
I'm actually up against Steve this week in fantasy.
This thread does have less traffic, but I still see plenty of posts. Less "team baby, team" which can get confused for substance.
swaggy p is the best
Overall, the thread just isn't busy. A year ago, everyone still offered up their predictions and top 8 in each conference, sleeper teams, players to watch out for, etc...
Every drama in the NBA were posted, every draft-picks, college games/teams, trades, trade rumors, etc... It wasn't always about homerism, even then most trolls just goad fans when they actually cheer and their teams win so it snowballs to a circle jerkfest but for the most part there were news, analysis and just general fans talking about the game.
Now, it's just empty.
I think that's a statement about the forum in general, not just this thread.
There are too many 'protected' assholes in a lot of threads and people stay away because of it, me included. For example, the guy that posts in the car thread incessantly about his BMW, or the guy that thinks he owns the architecture thread. Don't let me get started on the wine thread, I mean, they make sure everyone stays out save for a few tyrants. Even the audiophile thread gets polluted with it. The stock trading thread seems to be one of the few that's spared the wreckage, but it shouldn't be long before its also shat on.
Back to Bball... anyone seen Rondo play? How does he look?
When the Rudy Gay trade happened, there was a conversation about analytics that proved Gay was worse for teams because he handles the ball too much w/o producing much. Now that the Kings are something like 9-1 when he score 20 or more points, I am curious the analytics numbers are after the trade or more recently when he is accustomed to the team and they are finally winning some games?
well if you look at the opposite side the raptors are 10-5 post gay trade and are outscoring opponents by 5 points best for 9th in the league. so i guess it was good for both sides. also kings are doing well because of it2 post vasquez trade and demarcus really stepped it up. so somehow they're using gay really well. gay is really efficient after the trade. in the 12 games after the trade he's posting like true shooting percentage of over 50%. usage rate has gone down and he isn't the primary scorer any more so that probably has to do with it, but gay is also performing better possibly unsustatinably
I get that but his analytics showed him being worst for the Grizz as well. I said that it was due to the coach and how they position the player and Gay is shooting less but at a higher percentage with the Kings, his production is down overall outside of extra point or two so he probably handles the ball less and the Kings are winning more. I'm curious if analytics has change on him and if his analytics numbers got better?
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