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@ThunderousHornet Celtics.  I live in Maine now, and my wife's family are all big fans.


Also I like to watch the various analytics-based front offices, and I respect the Spurs a lot.


I root against the NY teams and Lakers.

1 week, 4 days ago on Meet Anthony Morrow

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@duhsweetness Maybe somebody that the Cavs used last year?

1 month ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.24.14

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@GREENE1148 BTW, you can easily link to any view in the Tableau charts, to show exactly what you're looking at.  Just click the Chain icon in the bottom left and copy the link.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on What does adding Caron Butler mean?

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@GREENE1148 P.S. what do likes do in here anyway?

4 months, 3 weeks ago on What does adding Caron Butler mean?

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@GREENE1148 Sorry.  :-D

Kudos on the VORP reference before I got here!

4 months, 3 weeks ago on What does adding Caron Butler mean?

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Caron Butler's last 5 years, through the lens of ASPM & VORP: http://public.tableausoftware.com/shared/DKX7HJ2SN?:display_count=no

He's really not been very good for a while now, to tell the truth...

That said, a veteran presence can be useful, if he's a good character guy.


4 months, 3 weeks ago on What does adding Caron Butler mean?

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@DXL Wait for someone else to do projections.  Unfortunately, the best in the business moved to Memphis.


The ESPN summer forecast is also very accurate traditionally, as is Vegas.

1 year ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.3.13

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@Dominator@ErenMus@dollarbillrussellESPN Forecast, which is a very good group of NBA minds (over 200 people) ranked Spoelstra 5th in the NBA: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/58016/the-best-coach-in-the-nba .  Brooks got 4 votes total out of 1872 votes.  Pop was #1, Thibs #2, Rivers #3.

1 year ago on Kevin Martin walks, leaving a hole that needs filling

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@ErenMus @Dominator @dollarbillrussell Most folks put Spoelstra around 5th in the league.  The GM's put him 4th when surveyed.

1 year ago on Kevin Martin walks, leaving a hole that needs filling

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@DXL Nice work on the trade!

1 year ago on Report: Thunder targeting forward Dorell Wright

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He'd be a great pickup.


http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/wrighdo01.html

By ASPM, he's basically league average on both O and D, and has been last 4 seasons: http://public.tableausoftware.com/shared/XY8KHGWWP?:display_count=yes

Very solid wing.  Did you know he lead the league in 3 Pointers attempted and made 2 seasons ago?!

1 year ago on Report: Thunder targeting forward Dorell Wright

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FWIW, here's what I'd grade these moves:

Steven Adams: A-   Best available, but will not contribute much this season.  Hard to do better, though.

Roberson: B  Lots of potential, not sure the trade up was needed (did Kevin Pelton rating him 3rd best talent spook Presti?)

Draft-and-Stash:  B    draft and stash picks are good--not on crowded roster now, some pan out big time.

Grant Jerrett: A   A good value late in the draft, no assets given up.  Easily could make roster.


Oh, and the Harden trade: A.  Absolutely the right move.

1 year ago on 3-on-3: Grading the Thunder’s draft

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@d21@DSMok1Like him quite a bit.  http://public.tableausoftware.com/shared/D4M5TZPNM?:display_count=yes


Very similar to Cole Aldrich statistically, but... he had this performance as an unpolished freshman vs. Cole as a polished Jr.

1 year ago on Welcome to OKC! Now here are some tips

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@d21@lmp5336Steven Adams top 10 comps purely by measurements from predraft camp:

2005 Andrew Bogut 

2003 Darko Milicic 

2002 Nene Hilario 

2012 Meyers Leonard 

2005 David Simon 

2001 Adam Allenspach 

2007 Major Wingate 

2001 Kwame Brown 

 2006 Hilton Armstrong 

 2005 Channing Frye

1 year ago on Welcome to OKC! Now here are some tips

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@DanielLawler We had a good draft.

1 year ago on Thunder draft recap: Wait and see

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@DanielLawler We could not pay Harden, and got back two potential players on rookie scale contracts.  It was a very good move long term.

1 year ago on Thunder draft recap: Wait and see

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@d21 He's said he's coming over right away.  So raw, though.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@OBoy Isn't Perk from the same town as Jackson?  (Well, Beumont vs. Pt. Arthur... right next door)

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Thabos Plantar Fasciitis Post D, Pick & Roll D, IQ, Rebounding.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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Kazemi is the same size as Paul Milsap.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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16th best season by ASPM in last 4 years: http://public.tableausoftware.com/shared/FX3W8XY9T?:display_count=yes

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@thunderny I agree.  Neither could defend a true post scorer, both excel weakside.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Thunder S I believe if drinking whole milk the fat/protein balances out everything.*

*not authoritative.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Stephen Jackson is not about this spelling @Royce Young I think I agree...but it's a lot further out than some of the other players.


Other possibilities I see: Noel, McLemore, Oladipo, maybe Porter.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Treviedo To sustain runs without crashing the luxury tax, must have controlled salary players--either Max contracts or rookie scale contracts

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Royce Young @Thabos Plantar Fasciitis Agreed.  We're to the win-now phase of the building--we're not going to wait 3 years for someone to develop.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@lmp5336 @DSMok1 @As Promised OK, as a role player, at 8 mil+ a year...

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Royce Young @Thunder S So hard to be sure about talent...

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@ThunderUp12 If he slid that far... but what would OKC do with him?  Can't play with Ibaka, can he?

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Royce Young @DaBronx7 Marginal contract dollar value of a drafted rotation player is tremendous because of rookie wage scale.  Between $15 and $20 MILLION cheaper than average cost of production for a top 5 pick.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Bradfjords He's smaller than Kawhi, more of a 2/3 than a true 3.  Still, very interesting prospect if he can learn to shoot.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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@Royce Young @OBoy Agreed.  Adams is pretty decent also.... I don't like the others statistically.

1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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