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@  2016Champions : (22 June 2013 - 06:12 PM) While we're making changes, is it possible to add the option of spoiler tags?
@  2016Champions : (22 June 2013 - 06:12 PM) Oh I see, there's a time frame now.
@  2016Champions : (22 June 2013 - 06:08 PM) Why was the option of editing posts removed?
@  RollingWave : (19 June 2013 - 05:12 AM) so the head band is like a final power seal for Lebron, only open in absolute need
@  BenQueens : (19 June 2013 - 03:51 AM) Ray Allen, why not. This is going to be 5.2 intense seconds of ball.
@  BenQueens : (19 June 2013 - 03:39 AM) Holy crap, that Parker 3.
@  BenQueens : (19 June 2013 - 03:38 AM) Please let there be a game 7, and let this be the margin in the 4Q of 7. Awesome.
@  RollingWave : (19 June 2013 - 03:18 AM) oh my, this is an epic game .. one more run by Duncan should....
@  2016Champions : (17 June 2013 - 05:26 AM) I had a feeling Ginobili would regress to the mean.
@  Dan G : (17 June 2013 - 04:33 AM) Now I had no idea Ginobli was gonna pull a Wade and turn back the clock. I give Pop the majority of the credit for that.
@  Dan G : (17 June 2013 - 04:32 AM) I don't think it was too ballsy on San Antonio's part. With the way Splitter has been playing and since Miami has started Miller the last two games, I thought it was inevitable that Ginobli would start.
@  RollingWave : (17 June 2013 - 02:57 AM) I must say that both team had some serious ballsy lineup changes this series, Ginobilli start? and dominate?
@  2016Champions : (16 June 2013 - 09:26 PM) According to Dr. Klapper, treatment for Parker's hamstring will only last one half. Lateral movement and jumping will be a problem.
@  2016Champions : (16 June 2013 - 04:56 AM) Parker said Pop was very angry with him for the constant nagging insisting he can play, Pop really didn't want Parker to play. Just goes to show Pop knows best.
@  RollingWave : (16 June 2013 - 04:28 AM) Parker says his hamstring is almost shot , that would probably doom the Spurs if he can't play at least 80%
@  2016Champions : (15 June 2013 - 12:38 AM) Miami is 6-0 in playoffs following losses (outscoring opponents by 20.7 PPG in those games). They've won 12 straight games following losses.
@  2016Champions : (14 June 2013 - 04:50 PM) The Heat are notoriously slow starters. Once they get going it's like a snowball effect, they get more dangerous as they go along.
@  2016Champions : (14 June 2013 - 04:49 PM) My heart says SA, but my mind says MIA
@  rocketrick : (14 June 2013 - 11:06 AM) Anybody else going to San Antone for Game 5??
@  RollingWave : (14 June 2013 - 10:15 AM) The Heat is doomed / the Spurs is doom , repeat until game 7

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#41 2016Champions

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:50 AM

Hmm not sure where you got 730 total attempts from, I see 616, and Millsaps 41.7% isn't bad either. Anyway lets compare but I'll use PPP because it accounts for free throws and threes:

 

Josh Smith: 

.83 PPP

616 attempts

 

Paul Millsap:

.87

589 attempts

 

Not a big difference there. And then for whatever it's worth, Millsap's defensive RAPM is 1.8 (his offensive RAPM is 2.0) and Josh Smith's DRAPM is 2.6 (ORAPM is 0.1), so all indicators mentioned reflect that there isn't a huge drop off defensively from Josh Smith to Millsap which is something worth considering because of the significant differential in their price tag. You could also argue that Millsap is a better fit offensively because of how much better we match-up against the Thunder when we space the floor with shooters, so paying more for Josh Smith is arguably paying more of an inferior product.

 

p.s. just a snippet from article about Paul Millsap I thought I'd share incase it means anything (the article is a year old so these numbers are from the 2012 and 2011 season):

Players shot 28% against him and he forced 11% of possessions into turnovers and didn’t give up a single and 1. This is not new last year players shot 36% against him and he forced 17% of the plays into turnovers.

 

http://weareutahjazz...synergy-sports/


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#42 thejohnnygold

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:22 AM

ha, I checked out Millsap's numbers too at synergy.  Millsap does grade out better offensively and Smith grades better defensively...but both seemed pretty close.  I still think defense is more important to this team, but we have slightly different directions we'd like to see the team go.

 

The 730 (actually 729) is the total number of "defenses" he executed.  The 616 is the number of shots they got off.  That means 113 steals/shots/turnovers/etc.  The fg% they factor is based off of the 616...if you calculate the fg% to include the steals, blocks, turn overs, etc. then he defends people at 32.8%  So, in short, Josh Smith lets you score only 1 out of 3 times you try and rarely fouls or gives and-1's.

 

The 35.7% he gives up on threes is indicative of the over-helping on defense.






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