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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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The Bulls start their first of perhaps several games without Rip Hamilton and CJ Watson in the friendly road confines of Milwaukee.

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