David A. Arnott

  • joined Feb 28, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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"If y'all see me in the news, and I make the news for something that I ain't got no business making it for, don't bash me. Say it was a young guy living." -- Clinton Portis

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  • NBA Charlotte Bobcats
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • EPL Newcastle United
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Tyrus Thomas could miss 8 weeks -- Bobcats defeat 76ers, 100-97


Tyrus Thomas could miss 8 weeks with a lateral meniscus tear in his knee, but the Bobcats still managed to beat the 76ers.


Bobcats vs. 76ers Open Gameday Thread

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Charlotte Bobcats vs. Philadelphia 76ers preview -- Game 41


Tonight's matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers might be the Bobcats' easiest game until February 11, when they face the Nets at home, so let's hope they make this one count.

Around 4:15pm this afternoon, I bumped into Boris Diaw, "walking" his dogs in Freedom Park. Take 2.


Around 4:15pm this afternoon, I bumped into Boris Diaw, "walking" his dogs in Freedom Park. Take 2.

How should the Bobcats handle the 2011 NBA trade deadline?


We're less than a month away from the NBA's trade deadline, and we're asking questions about how the Bobcats should handle it this year.

Bobcats top Bulls, 83-82 -- second win over Chicago in a week


In many ways, this might have been the Bobcats' most incredible win of the season, 83-82 over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.


Bobcats at Bulls Open Gameday Thread

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Charlotte Bobcats at Chicago Bulls preview -- Game 40


It's becoming clearer with every game that Stephen Jackson is simultaneously underappreciated and overused.

Cats lose to Sixers in OT, 96-92 -- Boris Diaw puts up a triple-double


Apparently, Boris Diaw and Louis Williams were the only two guys in today's matinee in Philadelphia who understood that the object of the game is to put the ball through the hoop. Unfortunately for...

Overtime overflow thread


I love Louis Williams, but... Lou Williams? Seriously?


Bobcats at 76ers Open Gameday Thread -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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@SpearsNBAYahoo: Tyrus suspended

Bobcats Tyrus Thomas has been suspended one game without pay for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Hornets Emeka Okafor. Video, via @chrislittmann

Charlotte Bobcats at Philadelphia 76ers preview -- Game 39


In the end, it's not a matter of who's right and wrong, because the process of doling out playing time and experiences changes the results, and what may have been "right" in an alternative universe...

Bonnell: Diaw not bothered by things he can't control

I get it that Diaw is a little eccentric. I'd never been around an elite basketball player who so radiated "nonchalant."

Bobcats fall to Hornets, 88-81


The Bobcats came home after a tough loss in Boston and matched the New Orleans Hornets shot for shot all night, but let the game slip away in the final minutes to lose, 88-81. Neither team played...


Bobcats vs. Hornets Open Gameday Thread

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538: Carmelo Anthony makes his teammates better


I see lots of parallels to Stephen Jackson here, and suspect the stats would back that up, though obviously not to the same degree as 'Melo.

Charlotte Bobcats vs. New Orleans Hornets preview -- Game 38


Games like last night's are just one tiny slice of data that we fans can point to as evidence that the team is getting better than they were at the start of the season. Tonight's game represents...

Bobcats fall to Celtics, 99-94; Allen's 4th quarter threes sink Cats


Shaquille O`Neal and Allen led the way for Boston, scoring 23 and 19, respectively, while the Cats got solid production from Gerald Wallace and Boris Diaw, especially in the second half. On the...

Overflow thread: Son of Open Gameday Thread


Basketball is like poetry in motion, cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he's fallin' back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, "What!"


Charlotte Bobcats at Boston Celtics Open Gameday Thread

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BDL: Michael Jordan's dinner table with 32,292 holes

We realize that "cool dinner table" is akin to referring to a "modern-as-tomorrow pot holder" or "au courant dish strainer," but seriously, look at this thing...

Charlotte Bobcats at Boston Celtics preview -- Game 37


The Gerald Wallace trade rumor is troubling. What we need is more basketball games. Hey, the Celtics will do!

Phil Birnbaum: 2010-11 NBA rebounding correlations

I think this roughly confirms what certain basketball analysts are doing: assigning only about 0.3 of a defensive rebound to the player, and about 0.7 of an offensive rebound. Click through for the full conversation, which is fascinating. Essentially, Birnbaum contends that since most rebounds could just as easily have been grabbed by multiple other players on the floor, it's better for holistic metrics to assign players partial credit for rebounds in order to accurately represent their skill, and he's on the path to showing that with math. Earlier post here.

Jamaal Charles, Natalie Portman, and Tyrus Thomas


What if Tyrus Thomas is producing at so high a level largely because he's playing so few minutes? There are two examples from other fields that inform my thinking on this possibility.

Bobcats topple Bulls, 96-91


The Bobcats jumped out to a big first-quarter lead against the Chicago Bulls, gave back the lead by the end of the third quarter, and then finally prevailed after a tight fourth quarter.

Bobcats-Bulls 4th quarter overflow thread


D.J. Augustin: 15/10 through three quarters. Tyrus Thomas: 9 rebounds (3 offensive) in under 18 minutes.


Bobcats vs. Bulls Open Gameday Thread

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