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  1. TroyOLeary

    10-18-2022: Sixers @ Celtics

    I mean, he's right? A 45% shooter is more likely to get 3 points than a 70% FT shooter is, but that's because a 3 pointer only has 2 possible outcomes - 0 points or 3 points. But ultimately, you'd rather have the free throws, because 2.1 expected points is better than 1.35 expected points.
  2. TroyOLeary

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Strongly disagree with the "leaving it up to the players" approach. That hangs Poole out to dry, putting him in a no-win situation.
  3. TroyOLeary

    2022 Boston College Football

    I have no earthly clue how or why Zay stayed, but he's at least giving me a reason to continue watching this year.
  4. TroyOLeary

    NBA Standings Watch

    After last night's results, Nets now can't catch the Bulls, and they almost definitely won't catch the Raptors, who only need to go 2-4 in their last 6 to clinch a better record than the Nets, and they have games left against Orlando, Houston, and the Knicks. So Nets in the play-in is now a...
  5. TroyOLeary

    NBA Standings Watch

    Yeah the Nets aren't catching the Bulls - they'd need to win out and have the Bulls go 1-5 or 0-6 in their last six. Those last six contain 5 home games, and the Bulls have the best home record in the East. I frankly highly doubt they're catching the Raptors either. Even if the Nets win out...
  6. TroyOLeary

    2020 NBA Draft Game Thread

    Yes. I don't think this has ever happened in the lottery era. Even the infamous 2000 and 2014 drafts had Kenyon Martin and Oladipo who were both all stars at least once.
  7. TroyOLeary

    Who are you?

    Udonis Haslem - a role player who has somehow managed to carve out a 15+ year career playing exclusively for his hometown team, and won multiple championships to boot.
  8. TroyOLeary

    Deadspin is Burning

    In terms of unique visitors, it's not close (the extent to which unique visitors translates to revenue/profit is debatable, but the readership is certainly much bigger). https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-bill-simmonss-the-ringer-podcasting-is-the-main-event-11548673244 WSJ is paywalled, but...
  9. TroyOLeary

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    They've been in the lottery six times in the past six years.
  10. TroyOLeary

    2019 Off season -- Add a superstar, or subtract one?

    Damian Lillard last year against the Pelicans.
  11. TroyOLeary

    Spat between Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown

    4-4 Beat the Pacers, Nets, 76ers, Hornets Lost to the Heat, Spurs, Rockets, Bucks
  12. TroyOLeary

    Paul George to OKC

    This has got to be an indication that George has made it clear he's a Laker next year, right? Otherwise it doesn't make sense that they'd do a deal this early for this package.
  13. TroyOLeary

    The Plan For the #1, er, #3 Overall Pick?

    Personally I think it's way too early to say the draft is strong. Keeping the number 1 pick alive at least takes into account the possibility that a clearly dominant consensus #1 emerges (e.g. Doncic).
  14. TroyOLeary

    The Plan For the #1, er, #3 Overall Pick?

    The #1 protection next year destroys any possible future-value play to me. It's going to come down to this year's pick. If Fultz is truly the consensus #1 it's a disaster of a trade. I hate this.
  15. TroyOLeary

    The Plan For the #1, er, #3 Overall Pick?

    He better really hope whoever he picks at 3 is better than Fultz. They've got enough god damn depth, even if this ends up as a 5 quarters for a dollar trade I hate it. ugh
  16. TroyOLeary

    YOUR 2016-2017 Boston Celtics!

    So after finally nabbing a big-name free agent we're going to trade him mid-season to a terrible team?
  17. TroyOLeary

    NBA League Pass

    1. Golden State - they only have 28 national games. That leaves 54 others 2. Minnesota - self-explanatory 3. OKC - Russ 4. Utah - A roster only behind Minnesota in its enticing youth 5. Indiana - This team has some weird pieces but I love Paul George and am eager to see how Turner develops...
  18. TroyOLeary

    NBA Offseason Thread 2016

    I know Harden did it but he had several years left. With another jump in the cap next year there can't be a huge difference with only a single season's raise. His extension would also only be through 19-20 while he could sign through 21-22 in free agency. I guess there's a pretty good chance...
  19. TroyOLeary

    NBA Offseason Thread 2016

    Even if he wanted to return, why would Westbrook sign an extension versus entering free agency? He'd be leaving a ton of money on the table for what possible reason?