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to summarize from some of them: the Thunder schedule may be easier than it appears in some rankings and the Thunder win% may be unusually lucky or savvy or both.
also I continue to think that Presti / Brooks are rigid and harmful in that rigidity to Thunder title chances. They need a better starting lineup to do better than in previous season with this starting lineup and to win it all and they really need to so a lot of testing to find, evaluate and certify that lineup as the right one to play their hand with this season.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: I am not second
thanks. it is late post of a grab bag of points.
"Steven Adams played only four minutes, and two of them were in garbage
time. Not really surprising since the Pelicans play so small all the
time, but still, four minutes?"
Looking at his Nov. - Dec. boxscore data there is no significant drop off in individual boxscore performance.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Thunder handle the Pelicans, 109-95
as of 2 days ago:
No team so far has won more games by 3 or less. Different
ways to react to that info.
8 teams have more 10+ pt wins. No one has less blowout
losses.Tied for best home record. 7
teams better on the road. Only one team has played fewer road games (6 tied with
OKC).No team with more western
conference wins.No team with a better
record against .500 teams. 3 better against the top 10. Only a couple teams
have as few back to back games. No team has had more 2-3 day rest breaks.Only two teams have played less games.
17th best on own eFG%. 27th in 3 pointers made.
25th on assists. Those are the main offensive weak points. Obviously
there are good points too but can they win a title with those weaknesses or
should Brooks try a somewhat modified strategy to improve them?
21st in 3 pointers given up. 24th in
steals. Is the defense too static?
Only one lineup in the league out of the 27 used over 100
minutes is worse on +/- than the Thunder starting lineup. 6 of the top 8
contenders have a really strong big minute lineup. San Antonio also does not.
Adams with one of weakest raw +/-s on the court. Wonder what his adjusted plus minus is.
I’d like to try starting Jones at least once soon. Possibly
at PF with Ibaka at 5.
yes, that is very true. the rigid Brooks starting lineup (presumably endorsed or authored by Presti) has several or many flaws.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: I am not second
from previous thread article: "Westbrook and Durant both played well together in a game for the first time in a while."
as of 2 days ago, Only two player pairs used 30+ minutes per game in the league are worse
than Westbrook-Durant. All of the OKC pairs used 25+ minutes per game are
basically near neutral. Best pair (with somewhat less minutes) is
Durant-Jackson with a +20 per 100 possessions rating.
Kevin, until you win a title you are not even an undisputed second.
@rednuht @Crow @[corporate shill] I was rounding off for a general pt
4 days, 23 hours ago on Reggie Jackson, and pending anxiety
@tygablood it could go that way but with Jackson's low salary presti might not get an offer that motivates him to take it this fall. might go to RFA or UFA.
@rednuht @Crow the core is westbrook, Durant, ibaka at this point. it is unclear if anyone else will stay as "core" into 2nd contract. if none of Jackson, lamb and adams get paid big then the whole sustained success speech was misleading and really meant big 3 plus a never ending supply of drat picks, and lower ones than hereto obtained for lamb and adams.
@LAMBGOD @[corporate shill] @Crow I am unaware of specific previous. I don't want to intrude on Nick's private life but this comment seemed reasonably likely even if not absolutely necessary.
@Jooseppi @Quetzalcoatl @OBoy a case of a guy that coaches must hate even though his court numbers have some real strengths
@rednuht @Crow @OBoy probably unless they can package with perkins.
for example maybe to boston or denver
@BallSoHard @Crow it was so horrific it was enough for me to be bothered
but he gets 1-2 more chances in his current role
@rednuht @[corporate shill] like diaw, d green, belinelli
haslem, allen, battier
Dudley, Crawford, barnes
@rednuht @Crow @[corporate shill] it is rare that an $8 mil deal is really worth it but I dunno about the $4mil deal being bad across the board. I agree it was too common but for some guys I think it could still be wise.
@[corporate shill] @Crow bosh would be my top target if I cared about making the lakers viable. he might go there. to be #2.
@SeanzieCrews nice voice on samples. not really my preferred music listening style but I can appreciate that anyways.
@SeanzieCrews is this her?
they might offer Jackson 4 years $24-28 mil. I'd be surprised if they offered more. he is not that strong at SG fro ma team perspective because of the weak outside shot. the backup pg are probably going to be low.
his talents will almost certainly be valued more elsewhere. probably by a mid or low level team.