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  • Commented on Deron Williams Traded to the Nets
    My read is that they feel he isn't ever going to be a great starter at the wing because he can't create his own shot, so I believe he is available if the TWolves feel they feel they get decent...
  • Commented on Deron Williams Traded to the Nets
    Do the Timberwolves still have any cap space left after their trade? I was wondering whether the Sixers could give Meeks + either Speights or TYoung for Wes Johnson. I don't see any of these guys mentioned as high quality...
  • Commented on Fitting End to the First Half
    No, I didn't watch the game. I'm literally just asking for insights and not trying to be ironic or pull anybody's chain. How was it that this guy managed to infuriate everyone while going +13 over 38 minutes? It's meant...
  • Commented on Fitting End to the First Half
    Once again, the game thread and the commentary is full of LouWill lament, and then I look at the box score and he is +13 for the game in 38 mins., better than any other player on the Sixers or...
  • Commented on How Does Jrue Stack Up?
    Yes, it makes sense pick a measure which includes defensive stats, but the WP48 is definitely too biased towards rebounds and I'm not sure what else. It gives Reggie Evans as one of the top players in the league. His...
  • Commented on How Does Jrue Stack Up?
    I found a site that has the numbers up, but one has to use curl or something to automate the download: http://nerdnumbers.com/automated-wins-produced The thing I realize looking at the table is that WP48 really favors C>PF>SF>SG>PG. So if we are...
  • Commented on How Does Jrue Stack Up?
    What I mean, roughly, is that if you compare LouWill's numbers to those of the most similar backup guards on other teams (in terms of minutes played at PG and SG) using a stat like WP48, then LouWill would come...
  • Commented on How Does Jrue Stack Up?
    Statman is using defensive stats and differentials, so of course I meant that too. LouWill is weak on defense, but sometimes he outscores the entire bench from the other team. It's worth trying to tally it all up. Agree with...
  • Commented on How Does Jrue Stack Up?
    Derek Bodner often makes the point that Jrue is compared to an above avg. era of NBA PGs. To the extent that's true (and I think it is), the value to a team of a starting PG today is higher...
  • Commented on Sixers Around the Web - Jan. 16
    I like this article series. If it isn't too much work though, perhaps it would be better to sort the material by topic rather than source? One's eyes start to glaze over at the 12th version of "Do you think...
  • Commented on Sixers Around the Web - Jan. 9
    From another angle... At draft time, the commentaries that were available to read mostly had Turner as the consensus #2, and it was hard to observe any pattern among those that didn't (i.e. it was establishment vs. pimple faces). Of...
  • Commented on Short On Firepower
    I'm saying that if we want to translate shooting percentages for a certain type of shot from NCAA to NBA, we should make sure that a given player will get to take that type of shot in the NBA. That...
  • Commented on Short On Firepower
    I'd be interested to see the stats you have. But I suspect that Turner is a lot less efficient when he has to hurry his shot. I phrased the post above the way I did because it's really a different...
  • Commented on Short On Firepower
    Which "sweeping generalizations"? The claim that most high lottery picks disappoint? I thought that was well known....
  • Commented on Short On Firepower
    Those people are "wrong" most of the time in the sense that most high draft picks don't pan out as expected at the pro level. You can say, "Sure, the guy didn't work hard enough, etc. but they weren't wrong...
  • Commented on Where To Start?
    I'd actually say he was not dominant with Orlando (e.g. Brown's Pacers shut him down in one playoff series) but by the time he entered his prime with the Lakers he had added some moves and diversified his short range...
  • Commented on Where To Start?
    I'm too lazy to play today, but mildly surprised by all the Shaq love. I'm wondering if anyone would like to fill in their case for Shaq with advanced stats. Specifically, I'm looking for a little color on how many...
  • Commented on Maybe They Need A Gunner?
    I checked out the chat transcript. I didn't see it as Fagan bashing Iguodala. She's basically saying that he most likely would welcome a trade and that the Sixers aren't going anywhere important as currently constituted so they might as...
  • Commented on Turn The Page
    Is the job currently filled by Stefanski one that is expected to last past the end of the contract owed to Stefanski himself?...
  • Commented on Sixers Lose
    Around draft time and over Summer I had the itch to talk about Turner. The itch passed when it didn't seem like there was going to be much more to say in the near term. But since it's a current...
  • Commented on Melo Would Have To Be Crazy
    Is that Devin Harris standing behind Brand in that picture? I did a double take because at first glimpse it looked like Turner in the Nets' color uni....
  • Commented on SixersBeat Episode at 11PM
    Listening to the replay, you guys both endorsed the idea that Turner is hesitant because he is hyper afraid of making mistakes. I want to ask, is there any chance that he is hesitant because he's really slow at learning...
  • Commented on A Sixers Thanksgiving Challenge
    Thankful that... 1) Owners at least recognized the desirability of moving past Jordan and Stefanski. 2) The team isn't winning more than they deserve - this isn't akin to rooting for losing, I just mean it would be negative if...
  • Commented on SixersBeat Episode Tonight - 11/18/10
    Re: Trading Iguodala - I'd argue that because the team is low on talent and not contending soon, it doesn't make sense to trade Iguodala for a weak offer. He has enough good years left on both his body and...
  • Commented on Why Doug? Why?
    Maybe Collins just thinks Speights could play better with motivation and Hawes is playing close to his talent level? Maybe Speights is obviously goofing off and Collins thinks starting him sends a bad message while Hawes is better at faking...
  • Commented on Why Doug? Why?
    Bob Cooney has a recent article related to this this question: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20101118_Sixers_coach_Collins__focusing_on_center_position.html Basically, Battie gets stiff after his first appearance and Speights needs some kind of a carrot to motivate better habits. Hawes is in the category of 'what's left'....
  • Commented on SixersBeat Episode Tonight - 11/11/10
    Thanks, I listened. The question was both hard and open-ended. But to summarize the discussion, it seems that Gortat would help the team but might well have a higher asking price than we would be willing to give. And any...
  • Commented on SixersBeat Episode Tonight - 11/11/10
    Topic for discussion (on some Sixers beat show) - What sort of long term plan for acquiring starting C and PF do you advocate for the Sixers to follow? If draft, in what year and how many years does it...
  • Commented on Brand's Hot Start
    I give Brian credit for being the leading Hawes detractor. So far Hawes is underperforming even his outlier expectation....
  • Commented on Predicting the Rotations
    Is Meeks actually injured, or did he just have a disappointing camp?...
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