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  1. Euclis20

    Al Horford: does he stay or does he go?

    That'd be a nice get, but considering the number of teams with more space I wouldn't be surprised to see him snag a max deal. He's 28 and by most of the advanced metrics he was a top 10 player. His basic stats (21 ppg on 52% from the field and 36% from 3, 12 rpg, 4 apg, 1 bpg, 1 spg) are...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    You're right. Howard was incredibly durable before going to LA (19 total games missed in 8 seasons) and had led a team whose second best player was Rashard Lewis (or Hedo Turkoglu, or Jameer Nelson) to the finals. Not really a shot at Davis, but he's injury prone and has led his team to the...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    We're only one year in, but is that really happening? From my vantage point the teams fighting it out in the 7/8/9/10 range fought like hell until close to the very end. The one possible exception would be the Clippers because of the Harris trade, but even that was complicated (not only did...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    The bolded is absolutely not true. In his first 12 games back he averaged 38.5 mpg, which is far more than he averaged before the injury (34.7 mpg). In his 12th game back in a loss to the clippers, he played over 42 minutes (after playing 40 minutes two nights earlier) and the loss dropped...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Agreed. Those picks are nickels if they end up late first round, but given circumstances already discussed it's likely that there are a few quarters, and with some luck maybe even a silver dollar or two. LeBron will be in his late 30s soon enough and Davis injury history makes nothing a...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Yeah, they're fine for the next 3 years. Beyond that, Davis plus whatever else they can get is no guarantee of the playoffs, let alone a title shot. Through injuries and bad management (neither of which is likely to improve much in the coming years) he's made the playoffs just once in the last...
  7. Euclis20

    Celebrating What Is

    I mean, his numbers weren't great but he was double teamed for most of the game and his teammates did a good enough job to hold NE to 13 points. If the Pats D didn't have an A+ game, the story would be how Aaron Donald and the Rams D almost completely shut down Brady and the Pats offense.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    This place is gonna blow up when Joe Johnson (7x all star, 20k+ points) makes the HOF. That's not one rando stat, that's like 4 random stats smashed together. Numbers, if tortured enough, will tell you anything.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Agreed, and he wasn't even putting up big numbers. He averaged about 18/6/5 with average shooting at his peak, which was just 4 years. His claim to fame was that he was the best player on an average (at best) team, was a good (not great) defender, was a great dunker and was incredibly durable...
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    Celebrating What Is

    Brady has been statistically superior over the last 4 years, in any stat you can think of other than interceptions (Brady has 5 more picks, in 5 more games) Rodgers: 112 TDs, 14,366 yards, 63.2% completion, 7.72 AY/A, 98.2 QB rating Brady: 125 TDs, 17,256 yards, 65.8% completion, 8.38 AY/A...
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    More Impressive Stretch During Brady/BB Era?

    Agreed. The Rams are mentioned because of the Ricky Proehl quote (which I love) and the Seahawks because it exacerbated the rift between QB/Coach and their defense. Truly the dynasty that never was was the Steelers. 3 super bowl appearances and 2 wins in 6 seasons would look better if they...
  12. Euclis20

    Sixers thread: now with expectations

    Anything's possible, but Simmons isn't in the same universe as Kawhi when it comes to shooting. As a rookie Kawhi shot 77% from the FT line and 38% from 3. Simmons is 22 - Kawhi had 3 full seasons at that age and was shooting 38% from 3 (175 made threes) and 80% from the FT line up to that...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    We'll see when the voting comes out, but at this point I think only Curry is clearly superior to Kyrie amongst point guards (in terms of actual skill/production and national recognition). He's on a similar level to Lillard, but definitely above Westbrook at this point, who is on a pretty sharp...
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    Does anyone ding him for not being as good in the regular season? He's probably going to get 2nd team all NBA (he would have gotten it last year if he hadn't missed 20+ games), he's a tremendously efficient high volume scorer who averaged career highs (by a decent margin) in rpg and apg. One...
  15. Euclis20

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Exactly right. If this sort of thing is a defensive foul than that's it, there is no more contesting jump shots allowed while the defender is moving, ever.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Klay fouled Harden multiple times by not giving him room to land, but that is just not the case with the final play involving Green. Harden wasn't jumping forward when he shot that, he jumped straight up then kicked his legs forward after the ball was away. If Green had teleported 10 feet away...
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    He had a place to land. It was a step back three that Harden took a long step behind the three point line, then after he went up he kick his feet way forward and was falling down before contact was made. I don't know if this is a foul by the letter of the law, but Harden had plenty of space to...
  18. Euclis20

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    He closed out and Harden swung his feet forward unnaturally so he could land on him. Is that a foul? It shouldn't be, it's the equivalent of a shooter kicking out their feet on a jump shot that is no longer allowed.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Mason Plumlee had some nice passes in the last two minutes.
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    Round 2: Celtics vs. Bucks

    He's terrific. He'll make 1st team all defense is on the short list for DPOY. Per Bref he's 2nd in defensive rating (only behind Whiteside), 3rd in defensive win shares (behind Gobert and Drummond) and tied for 1st in defensive box plus minus (with Gobert). ESPN's real plus minus isn't quite...