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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
@duhsweetness Maybe somebody that the Cavs used last year?
1 month ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.24.14
@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?
@GREENE1148 P.S. what do likes do in here anyway?
@GREENE1148 Sorry. :-D
Kudos on the VORP reference before I got here!
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.
@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
@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
@ErenMus @Dominator @dollarbillrussell Most folks put Spoelstra around 5th in the league. The GM's put him 4th when surveyed.
@Crow @DSMok1 @Fezzy Right, I think...
1 year ago on Report: Thunder targeting forward Dorell Wright
@DXL Nice work on the trade!
He'd be a great pickup.
ASPM, he's basically league average on both O and D, and has been last 4
Very solid wing. Did you know he lead the league in 3 Pointers attempted and made 2 seasons ago?!
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
@d21@DSMok1Answered more fully on twitter: https://twitter.com/dsmok1
1 year ago on Welcome to OKC! Now here are some tips
@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.
@d21@lmp5336Steven Adams top 10 comps purely by measurements from predraft camp:
@OBoy @f5alcon @RWolverine LOL
1 year ago on Thunder draft recap: Wait and see
@DanielLawler We had a good draft.
@DanielLawler We could not pay Harden, and got back two potential players on rookie scale contracts. It was a very good move long term.
@Stephen Jackson is not about this spelling @DSMok1 @d21 He speaks Greek, I think...
1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?
@d21 He's said he's coming over right away. So raw, though.
@Perk has a lot of value to our team What is it now?
@ThunderChick2010 Oladipo is up there.
@OBoy Isn't Perk from the same town as Jackson? (Well, Beumont vs. Pt. Arthur... right next door)
@Thabos Plantar Fasciitis Post D, Pick & Roll D, IQ, Rebounding.
Kazemi is the same size as Paul Milsap.
16th best season by ASPM in last 4 years: http://public.tableausoftware.com/shared/FX3W8XY9T?:display_count=yes
I'd love to see OKC pick up Kazemi somehow. Tremendous stats, great work ethic: http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/67166/arsalan-kazemi-the-2013-nba-drafts-ready-made-overlooked-rebounding-machine
@thunderny I agree. Neither could defend a true post scorer, both excel weakside.
@Thunder S I believe if drinking whole milk the fat/protein balances out everything.*
@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.
@Treviedo To sustain runs without crashing the luxury tax, must have controlled salary players--either Max contracts or rookie scale contracts
@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.
@Royce Young @JeremyBrewer This
@ryanwoods @Royce Young You mean Marcin's?
@lmp5336 @DSMok1 @As Promised OK, as a role player, at 8 mil+ a year...
@As Promised @lmp5336 Why do people like Gortat?
@Durienne I don't.
@Royce Young @DavideRedondi Only for Oladipo or Noel, I think...
@Royce Young @Thunder S So hard to be sure about talent...
@ThunderUp12 If he slid that far... but what would OKC do with him? Can't play with Ibaka, can he?
@anonymous12345 Easy! Now or never.
@Royce Young @DXL Agreed
@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.
@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.
@Royce Young @OBoy Agreed. Adams is pretty decent also.... I don't like the others statistically.
@Royce Young @Michaelreece23 Not that that's a bad thing
@GREENE1148 @DSMok1 Thanks!