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  1. Odin

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    No, was more of a "what would his numbers look like if he wasn't playing next to Barrett who shoots half again as many shots as he does, yet only averaged 2 more points a game"? Perhaps I should have gone with that.
  2. Odin

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    I mean sure. I was thinking more on the same level of competition though. That's like saying "I wonder what types of numbers Curry would put up on a less stacked team", and someone responding "Yeah, he would destroy the G-League/Euroleague".
  3. Odin

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Ha. Fine. Be that way.
  4. Odin

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Makes me wonder what types of numbers Zion would be putting up on a less stacked team. Maybe it wouldn't be that much more, but surely his production, at least in pure counting numbers, is down as there are other "top talents" on the team with him. He is only taking ~13 shots a game and is still putting up over 20 a game.
  5. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Just FYI- it should be "piqued my interest" not "peeked my interest". And these companies ask for money because they are companies and want to be paid for their work. I think synergy specifically markets itself as for teams and journalists anyway. I don't think people like us are their target audience. Other people who publish their numbers on-line either are doing it to try to prove their statistical models and ideas, angling for a job, or getting paid in some other way.
  6. Odin

    Trade Thread

    That's all well and good, but they still only have a 14% chance at the #1 pick.
  7. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Man, was just looking at the schedule for today. The game is going to be over before I even leave work. Stupid early games on holidays that lots of people don't have.
  8. Odin

    Trade Thread

    Shouldn't it be important to note that the numbers seem to be a function of the role he is being asked to fill? Last year he had an assist % of 29.5% and a turnover rate of 14.9% This year: 22% and 20.7% Rozier, on the other hand, has never had an assist rate of over 17.5%. Sure, he has a lower turnover rate, but he isn't really functioning in the way of a PG. Those are more ball handling SG numbers. Fournier, for example, has a higher assist rate this season than Rozier ever has had. Obviously, the increased turn overs are somewhat worrisome, but they are not the end of the world.
  9. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Also: These are just total counting numbers. You play less minutes or get injured for a few games, and suddenly you drop off this list.
  10. Odin

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    I don't think Zion is like Lebron. If anything, he fits into the Barkley mold (which is still a darn good player). Or, another way to put it is, if he is like LeBron, then he is what would happen if Lebron had less point type skills and more big man skills. But Zion is playing 6 less minutes than Barrett and here are their numbers matched up: (per 40 minutes to standardize): https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/duke/2019.html Barrett isn't bad, but Zion is a wrecking ball. He is shooting 74% (!?!?!?!) from 2. He gets to the line. He gets both steals and blocks (averaging almost 2 a game for both). He is a good rebounder. While you aren't going to be running an offense with him as the primary ball handler, at least not right away, he is a willing and able passer. (16% assist rate is not bad). He is probably the best College Basketball player in at least a decade: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/zion-williamson-is-the-best-college-basketball-player-in-at-least-a-decade/ (This was ten games in, but his advanced metrics have not dropped much if any.) Unless you are getting an absolute haul for him, you take him. He is not only as close to a "can't fail" type player as there is, but he also has loads of potential where he can still improve. He is the definition of a high floor, high ceiling player.
  11. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Are they purely using those metrics though, or do they try to contextualize them within the game? These metrics line up decently well with our understanding of the abilities for some players. But you have Drummond 3rd here, when he has never been a good defender. Drummond always looks good on these though, especially as he grabs a lot of defensive rebounds.
  12. Odin

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    This is a pretty dumb thing. Theoretically, what if a player grabbed every available defensive rebound but allowed opposing players to shoot 80% against him (with the other 20% being blocks for this unrealistic player). Is this really one of the "smartest basketball minds" writing this though?
  13. Odin

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    So, I understand the odds are slim, but say we miss the playoffs and luck into the #1 pick. We have to draft Zion, right? Like, I understand that he absolutely doesn't really fit with our team right now, especially as he is a PF, but he is one of those players that you just say "screw it all" and draft and figure out everything afterwards, right?
  14. Odin

    Trade Thread

    Probably. I think we are tied for the best odds to get him, but there are other possibilities out there too.
  15. Odin

    Trade Thread

    Yeah, I read this and thought "why would either team want to do this?" Honestly, it makes Portland lose what makes them special (yes, we all saw the playoffs last year, but we all know these things can change. Portland could easily be a second round team this year.), and it makes us a worse team, in my opinion. (Gordon + Ross for McCollum and filler is terrible.) I don't know if it would be a "bad" trade for Portland, but I don't know if it is a trade that immediately and clearly makes them better either. And I think it is a trade that absolutely makes us worse. (Then again, I've never really been a McCollum fan). Portland is sitting in the 4th seed spot right now. Do they really want to mess with that team? Honestly, this seems like a "lose, lose" trade, or at least a "meh, meh" trade.
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