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philthiest

  • joined Jul 18, 2008
  • last login Aug 26, 2014
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A Requiem for Monta

As with pretty much everything with Monta Ellis, the thought of the Warriors trading him for an oft-injured big man and an extraordinarily flawed, past his prime wing leaves me feeling...

Kirk Lacob named GM of Warriors' D-League team

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"Kirk Lacob, the 23-year-old son of Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob, was named general manager of the team's NBA Development League affiliate in Bismarck, N.D., on Wednesday. Lacob, who was the Warriors' director of basketball operations last season, impressed Golden State's seasoned employees during his first year with the team. He was said to bring basketball and statistical smarts with out-of-the-box thinking to the Warriors' front office." NEPOTISM!!! Everybody panic!! Riley better start packing his bags, right guys?

ESPN: Plagiarists!

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ESPN: Plagiarists!

Every Suarez touch against Fulham

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Every Suarez touch against Fulham

I didn't take this. I don't even know who did. But I sure as hell like the looks of it.

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I didn't take this. I don't even know who did. But I sure as hell like the looks of it.

Lucas Leiva has made more tackles (125) than any other player in the Premier League this season.

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There's some other good stuff in here, for those of you who like random stats, but I thought I'd point out Lucas since some fans still have trouble fully embracing him as a top flight defensive midfielder.

Box-score statistics are the RBIs of basketball

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Phil Birnbaum is an excellent analyst, and this is his latest in a series of posts where he discusses, rather negatively, the state of advanced stats in basketball. Basically, he believes that "box score stats" don't tell you enough about a player to properly evaluate them.

Joel Anthony airballs dunk.

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Joel Anthony airballs dunk.

Best EPL Shooters

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This is a couple weeks old, but I didn't even know this blog existed until today. Basically, this tells us what we already know: Torres makes shots that most players can't. (For visual evidence, see his second goal against Chelsea.)

When your 2-6, you start finding all kinds of problems, and arguing about leadership should be...

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When your 2-6, you start finding all kinds of problems, and arguing about leadership should be about 50th down the list... between the head coach and the quarterback. What we should be discussing and spending all this time on is how we're going to pass block certain blitz packages and what type of reads we're looking at and can we stop running the ball every first down and can we set up a sequence of plays that actually benefits the next series of plays, i.e. play-action and some of those things, utilizing your players, and getting your defense to play up their abilities. It's been a little bit of a frustrating year, and so I think anything that starts diverting from the action on the field and execution ends up being not a positive, and not constructive talk at this point.

Brent Jones, on KNBR's Morning Show (mp3) Despite the long, rambling run-on sentence, it's hard not to agree with Jones that this teams priorities are a bit screwed up at this point.

D'Antoni takes digs at formers Knicks star Lee

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"I don't think it's not a matter of playing hard, just athletically. We got 7-footers who are very athletic. We used to have 6-8 guys who weren't athletic. (Ronny) Turiaf came to us as a shotblocker. (Timofey) Mozgov is 7-1. Amar'e (Stoudemire) blocks shots. (Wilson) Chandler always did. We just have better athletes and taller people. It allows us to play faster. It's not a knock on the other group. They played hard. They weren't athletic enough.'' I'd gladly take Lee over Stoudemire, given what each of them have done so far this season.

FanPost
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Monta and Steph: Homies for Life?

Yesterday, I posted a fanshot linking to an article by Sebastian Pruiti in his NBA Playbook blog where he attempted to bust the myth that Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry can't play together. This of...

NBA Mythbusters: Monta Ellis And Stephen Curry Can’t Play Together

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Pretty good article on Curry and Monta's chemistry on the court.

The Most Overrated Scorers in the NBA

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"The problem for Ellis is familiar. Although he is a prolific scorer, this is primarily because he is prolific with respect to shot attempts. For a shooting guard, he is below average with respect to shooting efficiency and rebounds. Consequently, his efforts as a scorer are not quite as helpful as his scoring totals would suggest." Keep on chucking, Monta. Keep on chucking.

I was playing around with lineup data, and because Amir Johnson is one of my favorite players I...

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I was playing around with lineup data, and because Amir Johnson is one of my favorite players I wanted to see how he played with Bargnani and without Bosh. What I ended up with is this vend diagram of how Bosh, Bagnani, and Johnson played together and apart last year, showing the percentage of time each lineup situation took place, and what the teams net rating was for that time. If this is any indication, the drop off from Bosh to Amir might not be that bad (if he can stay out of foul trouble). Also, I'm a pretty crappy artist, so sorry if this looks like crap.

Some numbers on Steph and Monta playing together Min: 1755.8 PossFor: 3727 PossAg: 3721 PointsFor:...

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Some numbers on Steph and Monta playing together Min: 1755.8 PossFor: 3727 PossAg: 3721 PointsFor: 3927 PointsAg: 4236 ORATING: 105.4 DRATING: 113.8 NET: -8.4 All Other Times: Min: 2190.2 PossFor: 4547 PossAg: 4555 PointsFor: 4995 PointsAg: 4981 ORATING: 109.9 DRATING: 109.4 NET: +0.5

I'm playing with some lineup data from last year and although I'm not finished yet, I thought I'd post some quick numbers. I still want to split out into Steph and Monta together, Steph wiithout Monta, Monta without Steph, and neither on court, but this should give you a pretty good indication of how well Steph and Monta played together last year. If/when I actually finish with this, I'll post an actual fanpost with actual analysis, but here's some raw numbers for everyone to draw crazy conclusions from.

A blast from the past

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BYE BYE CHRIS!!! Here's a fun little story from the first days of the Cohan regime. The bar is low for Guber and Lacob. Very low.

Now even hockey blogs are mocking Bochy

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"Playing your 30+ fielders out-of-position is not the way to start scoring more runs - but it is a good way to allow more runs. You know, you can make jokes about shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic, but it's not often that somebody indulges you by actually shuffling the deck chairs. It's not surprising that it was the Giants who shuffled them."

Happy Birthday Adonal!!

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At a time when our beloved Warriors seem to have more chaos and confusion surrounding them then ever before, let's wish a happy birthday to a man who showed up and played his heart out for the Warriors for 10 years. He may not have been the best player, but he might have been the best person. Happy 35th Adonal.

Simmons: A fan-friendly solution to fix the NBA

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"'The pool of American buyers who fit that mold has dwindled. Look at [Oracle CEO] Larry Ellison. Five years ago, he would have jumped on the Warriors like Cuban jumped on the Mavericks. Now he's being much more cautious. He doesn't think they're worth more than $325 [million] and they aren't. Not with the current revenue system, not without a new arena, and not with a lockout coming. It's a dumb investment.'" - Simmons, quoting a wealthy friend. I run hot and cold on Simmons, usually cold, but this is one of his best pieces in a while. Especially the part about "The illusion of regret."

FanPost
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The True Monta Ellis

Let's get this out of the way right off the bat: if you think Monta Ellis is a superstar quality player and you want him to be the star of your team, you are going to have a lousy team. Case and...

Lebron changing his number; Asks rest of league to do the same

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"I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized some way soon," James said. "There would be no LeBron James, no Kobe Bryant, no Dwyane Wade if there wasn't Michael Jordan first. "He can't get the logo, and if he can't, something has to be done. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. I'm starting a petition, and I've got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I'm not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it" Will C.J. change his number too? *****UPDATE***** CJ will change is number http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/10635/c-j-watson-ok-with-giving-up-no-23-toney-douglas-not-so-sure

Don Nelson: "It's harder than hell to trade that guy."

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Nellie on KNBR: "We know Jack wants out, we’re trying to accommodate him," he explains. "It’s harder than hell to trade that guy. He’s got his history; he’s got a long-term contract. We’re trying."

C'mon Jax, It's Win-Win

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You get out of Golden State and get to play for a contender, and we get rid of your contract... (You just have to give up a couple million dollars.) Although, Chad Ford basically breaks down why this won't happen: "Why won't this happen? One, because Jackson knows he robbed the Warriors this summer and there isn't another team in the league foolish enough to give him that much money. And second, because we've never seen a player willing to put their money where their mouth is."

FanPost
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Maggette or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ballhog

Now that it's settled that the Warriors are going to challenge the '72-'73 76ers for the worst record in history, we should start assigning blame. Naturally, there's a lot to go around. I think...

FanPost
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The Warriors and APM

I thought I'd share something I stumbled upon a little while ago: 2008-9 Adjusted Plus Minus ratings. For those of you who aren't familiar, Adjusted +/- (or just APM) is a metric for separating an...

NBA Live 10 Preview - NBA Live 10: Changing the Game

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It looks like NBA Live is moving away from old style "spreadsheet ratings" and more towards using play-by-play data to accurately simulate a player's tendencies. This looks awesome not just from a gameplay point-of-view, but also as a tool for researching players. Also, those numbers will be getting updated on a regular basis as the season progresses, which should be pretty cool to see as well. Too bad that NBA 2K is generally the better series if you want to actually play basketball in video game form.

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