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15 hours, 47 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.26.15

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Needs to a cog-train so it can't step back.

1 day, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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His RPM estimate screams "that would be a big overpayment".

1 day, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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Sent Haberstroh about 15 tweets on Russ and MVP. He hasn't responded and more likely than not won't. But you can read if you want. https://mobile.twitter.com/bballstrategy/status/580747285711052801?p=v

1 day, 13 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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Unlikely that he is #1 or #2 star on a championship team. #3 maybe, 4 ok.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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Helps that it was turned around to run in a different direction, for now.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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Although it may not have been emphasized enough or perceived as a change or sufficient change, when Russ started to get big positives on RPM in last 2 years I backed the critique down. He would be better if he shot league average or played sounder or more defense but he is a top player. I probably wouldn't give him MVP but whatever the voters want.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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One thing that probably has not been done enough is weighting player performance by quality of team and counterpart opponent. Some systems have a college opponent SRS adjustment but not for counterparts and apparent not enough.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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In past his Schoene player projection system was consistently a low performer at predicting team wins.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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Don't take Kevin Pelton's draft rankings as gospel, for the Westbrook example and many, many others. A system is a good strategy but his and most if not all others need much more fine-tuning.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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Thunder organization ranking by fell by the 5th most. Subjective eye test voters probably too influenced by injury influenced record.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.25.15

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Someone should offer him triple the money and a ten year deal. If it is Boston he might take it.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 3.23.15

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Yeah Anthony Morrow and Mom and Dad. Yeah the hundreds of others who tried almost as hard and the thousands who tried.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 3.23.15

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The real questions to me are whether Presti's contract is up before or after Kevin is officially a free agent and when Presti decides to stay or go. He could renew beforehand or wait til after. I don't think any reporter has this information and doubt any has asked more than once.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 3.23.15

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I'll be disappointed if it is a joke or a misstatement.

6 days, 8 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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I am going to assume this is a sincere post with some reasonable basis until shown otherwise.

6 days, 8 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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So Alex, is there more to say?

6 days, 8 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Probably does not have to talk, but eventually will.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Pretty important what KD says and does not say next.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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are they going to rest 3-7 guys? the coaches?

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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but she dropped u in 12 minutes, right? and wrote a song about it?

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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just use "a game that doesn't really matter" or b) one that does.

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Guessing that they almost all suck is safe enough but Morgantown and Charles Town have good points.

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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dammit Sam, why did u have to screw up again with that idiotic Dion trade?

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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yeah crankalicious

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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u talking J-lo right?

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Uh Morgantown is the best in WV.

6 days, 11 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Huh?

I am old Spock or Bones.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Is Delon Wright playing? Well?

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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At least they had Dion...

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Syracuse fans after slapped with sanctions for running a whack program.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Take the entire tournament and make it a 5 minute highlight reel and I might fast forward thru it on a slow day.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Senior advisor. Only comes to the office if he feels like it.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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The Perry Jones burst in 3, 2, 1 ...? ?? ???

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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we ain't goin win shit but hey our off the court marketing is up, so...

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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The panickers yesterday are meeting with their lawyers regarding defamation.

Not me.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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If he comes back, Durant will have to insist and pledge not to talk about soreness. That might be what Presti has set up.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Kemba Walker really sucked his first year but was close to average in year 2. Dion sucked yr1, yr2 maintained, then slipped further in year 3 and even further on Thunder.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Good question. Do Presti and Weaver have the answer? Probably not. Irrational confidence player, irrational confidence trade.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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Screenplay by Troy Weaver. Executive Produced by Sam Presti. Directed by Scott Brooks.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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6th worst ts% of any guy in the league playing over 10 minutes per game. Plenty of room to step up.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Kevin Durant out indefinitely

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The talk about soreness, expected soreness, that you have to play thru, may be causing soreness between Durant and organization.

1 week ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.19.15

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There is a strategy that might work. But bottom line it is Presti's mistake, let him fix it.

1 week ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.19.15

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Value culture, fine. But it sure appears management and coaching were completely ineffective or uninvolved in the corrosive Reggie meltdown.

1 week ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.19.15

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Presti may have copied 50-70% of the Spurs' way but there are huge differences that so far have made the difference: 1) Great coach, who has

big or ultimate say in personnel moves. 2) Vet dominated rotation. 3) Leading share the ball offense. Without these you aren't really following the Spurs' model.

1 week ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.19.15

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One more and then I stop. Two high usage players have won titles with an offensive rating worse than Russ'. Kobe and Shaq. Both in their final title season.

1 week, 1 day ago on Thunder stop the Celtics just enough, 122-118

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MJ and Kobe both had a season in the worst 52 and won a title. But just once each. The other 9 they shot better.

1 week, 1 day ago on Thunder stop the Celtics just enough, 122-118

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History gets added to and changed but better to know than not, imo. For players who avg'd 30 plus minutes and 30% usage, Westbrook has 4 of the 52 lowest efg% seasons. No one with a worse efg% than his for this season has ever won a title that yr. Russ had one season in last 5 not in this group. And injury derailed that one.

1 week, 1 day ago on Thunder stop the Celtics just enough, 122-118

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His tos per game are a product of the very high minutes and usage. His to% is actually better this season than his career average.

On to% Perk has 3 of the worst 100 seasons of all-time.

1 week, 1 day ago on Thunder stop the Celtics just enough, 122-118

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