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slowmotion

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A moment of venting about a number of conversations I've had lately with NBA people talking about quant analysis. The idea, the way many NBAers talk about it, is that either stats are better or the traditional way is better. This is like going to the doctor and getting a diagnosis of early stage heart disease, after which they'll tell you to eat, essentially, the diet of a bunny rabbit. So you do that for a while, hate it, and then start looking for examples of skinny vegetable-eaters who have health problems, or obese rib-eaters who are happy and healthy. And you'll start telling people: "Who says these vegetables are so great, anyway?" You set up this vegetables vs. ribs debate. But that misses the point. The point is that the old way was, clearly, wanting. Ribs got you in trouble. It was not the best you could do. Vegetables ... well, they're not your favorite, and they're not miracle drugs two weeks in. But once you know the ribs are killing you, the smart long-term play is to figure out something better. Same ol' same ol' just isn't an option anymore.

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I don't think Mirotic is big enough to back up Noah
Commented on Bulls waive Tornike Shengelia, sign Greg Smith on Apr 14 2014, 4:31p
Actually I think they are
Commented on Bulls waive Tornike Shengelia, sign Greg Smith on Apr 14 2014, 2:56p - 1 reply
Yeah, something about this article doesn't make sense
Commented on Bulls vs. Knicks final score: Knicks end Bulls winning streak on Apr 14 2014, 2:12p
If anyone cares
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 14 2014, 10:27a - 1 reply
Actually we shot 32 free throws relative to 21 for NY
Commented on Bulls vs. Knicks final score: Knicks end Bulls winning streak on Apr 14 2014, 10:21a
I don't think they lost this game because of their offense
Commented on Bulls vs. Knicks final score: Knicks end Bulls winning streak on Apr 14 2014, 10:19a
JR Smith (5-9) hitting those 3s
Commented on Bulls vs. Knicks final score: Knicks end Bulls winning streak on Apr 14 2014, 1:18a
I know it doesn't matter
Commented on NBA Sunday morning: Pacers still going for top spot, Knicks eliminated on Apr 13 2014, 12:43p - 2 replies
You make a fair point that Melo may not have good practice habits
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 13 2014, 12:35p - 1 reply
He's the right age too
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 13 2014, 12:25p
Very logical and clear explanation of DRTG
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 13 2014, 12:23p
All these knocks on Carmelo are things that are completely speculative and can never be proven to be true
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 13 2014, 10:08a - 1 reply
After Milwaukee traded for Reddick as a rental
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 13 2014, 10:02a
Yeah it's amazing how many bad habits he's developed over the course of his career
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 12 2014, 5:06p - 1 reply
I think he's always been pretty good
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 12 2014, 12:16p - 1 reply
Their intangibles are just awful
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 12 2014, 12:14p - 1 reply
Dude is a monster
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 12 2014, 12:10p - 1 reply
I'll say it again: these Bulls have poise
Commented on Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Chicago moves into No. 3 seed with stirring comeback victory on Apr 12 2014, 12:07p - 2 replies
disclaimer: I realize I've been sipping the kool-aid on the Bulls
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 9 2014, 5:47p - 1 reply
That's true, but personally I think it's a pretty good bet
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 9 2014, 5:37p - 1 reply
Rose isn't going to take away from Noah
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 8 2014, 12:27p - 1 reply
Yeah I certainly don't think it's a given that Miami will beat whoever comes out of the West
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 7 2014, 7:31p - 1 reply
I'm really hoping he comes back too
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 7 2014, 12:41p - 3 replies
Nobody is going to think badly of the Bulls if one of their 2nd round picks turns out to be a bust
Commented on Jazz claim Erik Murphy off waivers, the financial champs stay the champs on Apr 7 2014, 11:28a
Doesn't the team that claims Murphy off waivers retain the rest of his contract?
Commented on Jazz claim Erik Murphy off waivers, the financial champs stay the champs on Apr 7 2014, 11:23a
Brewer's a guy that I bet will actually play
Commented on Jazz claim Erik Murphy off waivers, the financial champs stay the champs on Apr 7 2014, 11:16a
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