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  1. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    So, that Miami win last night was not good for us- it really was a game that they were supposed to lose. For example, fivethirtyeight gave us a 60+ percent chance of making the playoffs before last night with Miami having a below 50%. Now they are giving us both a 56% chance.
  2. Yeah, we are not playing in a style that best suits our supposed "future". Defensively, we have mostly been fine, but I think the last game just illustrated a lot of the offensive issues that this team has. How many desperation last second shots were there? Outright bad passes directly to the opposition? Sloppy, forced play? Also, Gordon needs to pick up his offense. He is shooting below 40% for the month so far. With his skill around the basket, this percentage should frankly be unacceptable. Honestly, it is frustrating to see him again having a below average efficiency shooting season.
  3. Football manager is the only sports game for me right now (save me).
  4. Are we hating on Gordon now? Isaac has only been decent offensively for like a month...
  5. Is this an Isaac game?
  6. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    For Gordon, that is a total of like 45 possessions, which seems like a pretty small sample size. (The defensive numbers seem off though. No one, according to the NBA has defended more than 175 iso possessions. Yet 10 players have more than 200 offensive iso possessions, with Harden having over 1000 already.) Ross is in the 92nd percentile of pick and roll ball handlers, while seeing 3.3 per game. He is also in the 88th percentile for spot up shooting. Scary one: Vuch is in the 44th percentile for post up players, while posting up over 5 times a game. In fact, none of our players should post up as they are all terrible at it. Vuch's 44th percentile is actually the highest. Gordon: 32nd. Bamba: 14th. Isaac: 5th. Thankfully neither Isaac nor Bamba do it frequently at all. Gordon on the other hand has about 140 post ups on the year. Interesting super small sample size items: Vuch and Isaac are both in the 97th percentile for iso scoring. (neither has more than 30 possessions.)
  7. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I prefer Vuch for all of the personality related issues that have plagued Cousins his entire career.
  8. The Magic are the most confusing and frustrating team in the league. I love it. I could watch that 4th quarter again and again. If we make the playoffs, I think we are going to surprise a lot of people.
  9. So I am of two minds here: 1. We very much deserved to lose this game based upon that fourth quarter. Way too much rushing, forced shots, shoddy decision making. 2. There seemed to be some bad calls by the refs there- especially when Isaac was absolutely clobbered after he grabbed the offensive rebound. Maybe I am a bit homerish- but shouldn't that type of play be a flagrant foul?
  10. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    To be fair, Siakam is pretty legit and Wiggins can score in bunches, but can also go very cold.
  11. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    That is probably fair. I'd like to see some on-off stats for him defensively too- I think that usually helps paint the picture of how much a player improves a defense. But 82games, which I usually used in the past, has not updated for 2019.
  12. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    These are all hallmarks of a Clifford team right? Don't allow turn overs, don't allow offensive boards, don't foul. Also, I was just looking at the stats for Iwundu. Of players who have defended at least 100 shots, he has the second best defensive field goal allowed percentage. Are we underestimating how good he has been on defense so far this year?
  13. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    They were letting both teams play very physical. It was a fun game to watch, and I was glad to see Boston lose.
  14. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    This is all just the odds breakdown from fivethirtyeight which factors in the chance to win every game in the future based on their formula (Carmelo ratings). If you change to their pure elo forcast, they actually improve our odds to finishing 40-42 and grabbing the 6th seed with that at a 73% chance to make the playoffs (yeah, they don't think the bottom of the east is going to look pretty). We have a soft schedule to finish out the year, and I think the crap teams are really going to start fielding even weaker lineups to get better draft odds. I think we can finish up there as well, but it is more likely that we finish around 40-41 wins and the 7th-8th seed.
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