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Probably a little of that, but also a little of hindsight bias
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 4:56p
You could probably pick a few examples from this season
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 4:40p - 1 reply
There wasn't much of one
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 4:16p
I really don't care enough to dig into the subseason numbers
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 4:02p - 1 reply
23 game stretch from the post
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 3:40p - 1 reply
I assume KW is more referencing grigs' post
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 2:37p - 2 replies
They matter some, but not nearly as much as random chance
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 1:50p
If Mo is the X factor
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 1:32p - 1 reply
And yet, Minnesota was still a much better defensive team than Portland
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 1:27p - 2 replies
I'm a little ambivalent about this set of stats
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup on Apr 16 2014, 1:16p - 1 reply
Definitely too bad we only got the five-fingered Fog Raw
Commented on Video: Blazers G Damian Lillard Stars In New "No Rings" Foot Locker Commercial on Apr 15 2014, 6:49p - 1 reply
Shorter time span
Commented on Blazers Talk X-Factors In Upcoming Playoff Series With Rockets on Apr 15 2014, 3:52p - 1 reply
In hindsight, it's hard to believe
Commented on Video: Blazers G Damian Lillard Stars In New "No Rings" Foot Locker Commercial on Apr 15 2014, 3:42p - 3 replies
Listen, Lillard is fantastic, but let's be real here
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 8:57p - 1 reply
Yeah, I think they're actually all basketball players
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 8:51p
Not really
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 8:31p - 1 reply
When you factor in that Dwight Howard is Adidas's other big NBA endorser
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 7:19p - 2 replies
Mort made a good point above about the incentives
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 7:17p - 1 reply
The incentives point is a good one
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 7:00p - 2 replies
The 2nd year thing is most likely just a discrepancy in contracts
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 6:50p
Lebron/Durant originally got huge deals coming into the league
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 6:43p - 1 reply
Honestly, it's pretty immaterial
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 4:52p - 1 reply
You could say it's talking about Damian, specifically
Commented on Adidas Announces Contract Extension For Blazers G Damian Lillard on Apr 14 2014, 4:42p - 4 replies
John Wall is the only one that comes to mind off the top of my head
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors: Blazers Win Overtime Thriller on Apr 14 2014, 2:55p
At one point, Mo WAS a 6th man of the year candidate, but that day is long past
Commented on Blazers Talk X-Factors In Upcoming Playoff Series With Rockets on Apr 14 2014, 2:15p - 2 replies
Uh, what?
Commented on Eggers: Blazers C Meyers Leonard Explains Twitter Blackout During "Humbling" Year on Apr 13 2014, 9:25p
He was also playing against a superior team
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 7:04p
With regards to your last line
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 4:53p - 1 reply
And again
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 4:49p - 1 reply
Then why mention that Wes/Nic
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 4:37p - 1 reply
Really, though, the problem is that in 4 games this season,
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 3:57p - 3 replies
Really, I think the problem with the strategy was borne out in those last two games
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 1:49p - 2 replies
Even in that win
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 12:18p - 1 reply
They average 78 FGA per game
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 11:33a - 1 reply
30 points would be the other 7 guys in their rotation
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 10:58a - 1 reply
It's not like the Rockets don't have anyone else who can score against single coverage
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center on Apr 11 2014, 10:46a - 1 reply
Also true, looks like that game had a big "Pop resting his stars"
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings: Dorell Wright Three Carries Blazers to Victory on Apr 10 2014, 2:59p
Both results are pretty uninspiring
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings: Dorell Wright Three Carries Blazers to Victory on Apr 10 2014, 2:18p - 2 replies
It's definitely borderline, looks like the initial contact with Lebron was more wrist than hand
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings: Dorell Wright Three Carries Blazers to Victory on Apr 10 2014, 12:24p - 1 reply
We won by 1 over a 27-52 team at home
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings: Dorell Wright Three Carries Blazers to Victory on Apr 10 2014, 12:14p - 1 reply
I'm not sure how much of a decent sign
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Robin Lopez, Thomas Robinson, and the Playoffs on Apr 9 2014, 4:43p - 1 reply
You recall incorrectly
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Robin Lopez, Thomas Robinson, and the Playoffs on Apr 9 2014, 3:54p
Except that doesn't address my point at all
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: The NBA Playoffs and a Date with the Houston Rockets on Apr 8 2014, 3:21p - 1 reply
Which are correct
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: The NBA Playoffs and a Date with the Houston Rockets on Apr 8 2014, 3:06p - 1 reply
It explicitly says otherwise, though
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: The NBA Playoffs and a Date with the Houston Rockets on Apr 8 2014, 3:02p - 2 replies
Of course, this also comes with the caveat that some of the 82games
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: The NBA Playoffs and a Date with the Houston Rockets on Apr 8 2014, 2:59p - 1 reply
It's especially not useful since 82games' iFG% is only rated positionally
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: The NBA Playoffs and a Date with the Houston Rockets on Apr 8 2014, 2:49p - 3 replies
The difference, as always in these "player vs. coach" discussions
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: The NBA Playoffs and a Date with the Houston Rockets on Apr 8 2014, 2:30p
and we once traded
Commented on Where is Meyers Leonard at 2 years from now? on Apr 3 2014, 4:01p - 1 reply
Uh, what?
Commented on Where is Meyers Leonard at 2 years from now? on Apr 3 2014, 3:35p - 1 reply
No one would care if Meyers had just let that go
Commented on Video: Blazers C Meyers Leonard Ejected For Flagrant Foul On Lakers G Kendall Marshall on Apr 3 2014, 3:19p
Jermaine was fine
Commented on Video: Blazers C Meyers Leonard Ejected For Flagrant Foul On Lakers G Kendall Marshall on Apr 2 2014, 9:10p
In all fairness, Ha was a 2nd round pick for a reason
Commented on Video: Blazers C Meyers Leonard Ejected For Flagrant Foul On Lakers G Kendall Marshall on Apr 2 2014, 3:28p - 2 replies
Timmay's right
Commented on Where Do the Portland Trail Blazers Finish in the West? on Apr 1 2014, 3:46p - 1 reply
At least it has the familiar BE trope of
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers vs. Orlando Magic: Another Night, Another Flat Effort on Mar 26 2014, 12:36p - 1 reply
They're just used as an example that "tanking works"
Commented on Tanking in the NBA: A Broad Systemic Approach on Mar 24 2014, 4:40p - 1 reply
I would agree with the general point that the tanking "issue"
Commented on Tanking in the NBA: A Broad Systemic Approach on Mar 24 2014, 2:56p - 1 reply
The veterans played a lot of minutes because that's all they had
Commented on Tanking in the NBA: A Broad Systemic Approach on Mar 24 2014, 2:33p - 1 reply
If there were literally a single example
Commented on Tanking in the NBA: A Broad Systemic Approach on Mar 24 2014, 2:26p - 1 reply
The Spurs certainly didn't go into the season trying to tank
Commented on Tanking in the NBA: A Broad Systemic Approach on Mar 24 2014, 1:59p - 1 reply
So at least npw we're on the same page about
Commented on Blazer's Edge Videocast: Would you choose Nicolas Batum or Wesley Matthews? on Mar 20 2014, 10:09a
But if you insist on a counter argument
Commented on Blazer's Edge Videocast: Would you choose Nicolas Batum or Wesley Matthews? on Mar 20 2014, 1:25a - 1 reply
Dude, just stop
Commented on Blazer's Edge Videocast: Would you choose Nicolas Batum or Wesley Matthews? on Mar 20 2014, 1:04a - 1 reply
Also incorrect, maybe try the math
Commented on Blazer's Edge Videocast: Would you choose Nicolas Batum or Wesley Matthews? on Mar 19 2014, 8:08p - 2 replies
Yes, the 4-month trend of Wes shooting 37% from deep
Commented on Blazer's Edge Videocast: Would you choose Nicolas Batum or Wesley Matthews? on Mar 19 2014, 5:05p - 3 replies
Having some experience with machine vision and robotics,
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers and NBA Officiating on Mar 18 2014, 12:15p - 1 reply
I'd go even further
Commented on What if the Pelicans go into win now mode? on Mar 17 2014, 4:01p
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