Getting Smart with Statistics

Jimbodandy

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I think that we're seeing continued improvement in his offense and playmaking without a dropoff in defense and hustle plays. It's great to watch.

I was a bit worried about him after the 8-game regular season and the Philly series, as he struggled in a number of areas. I think that the illness took a ton out of him. But he seems better than ever since the Toronto series started, and we have needed every bit of it.
 

RorschachsMask

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I think that's a bit overstated. He benefits a lot from his teammates. It is an impressive improvement though.
They benefit a ton from him too, offensively speaking. He’s great at spacing the floor, swinging the ball, etc.

I’m not saying he will be as good as either of them offensively, but I wouldn’t be overtly surprised.
 

radsoxfan

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Smart seems destined to be a sub 40% FG shooter and make occasional boneheaded plays towards the end of the games. But given his incredible defense and everything else he does well, he has exceeded all of my expectations. A great pick and now on a very reasonable contract.

Early in his career his 3 PT % (25% and 28% years 2 and 3) and his FT % (65% year 1) were threatening to limit his ability to have the impact we all hoped he would. But he has really improved the FT% (81% and 84% last 2 years) and his 3 PT % has also become acceptable (36% and 35% last 2 years).

Have to give him credit, as improving his shooting to this level has given him the chance to showcase everything else he does REALLY well.
 

nighthob

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The Pfister Hotel, it's notorious for weird sounds, phantom knocks, and bizarre electrical anomalies (TVs going on or off at random, etc.).
 

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The Pfister Hotel, it's notorious for weird sounds, phantom knocks, and bizarre electrical anomalies (TVs going on or off at random, etc.).
I did a conference at the Brewers' facility once where they had a member of the travel department talk about how they would book rookies into that hotel as a prank.
 

nighthob

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There’s a hotel down in Lake Worth Florida that was like that too. You can never get all the ancient wiring out of buildings like that (on the historic register), so you get those freaky electrical anomalies that make you jump out of your skin.