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@  Sir Thursday : (27 July 2013 - 03:53 PM) There we go, I've put up that Hack-a-Howard article I was talking about.
@  blakecouey : (27 July 2013 - 04:54 AM) Thread is up for the Official Red94 Fantasy Basketball League Season 2, if you want to join, check it out!
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@  2016Champions : (26 July 2013 - 04:41 PM) Scary fact: Andre Drummond is 290lbs and 6% body fat
@  2016Champions : (26 July 2013 - 05:28 AM) Not sure how much more complicated it can get, but I'm interested in finding out.
@  2016Champions : (26 July 2013 - 05:27 AM) I remember reading an article on it once. Apparently the chances of an offensive rebound after a FT is around 12% on average, which means the minimum Dwight needs to make is actually less than 50%--it's more like 47%.
@  Sir Thursday : (25 July 2013 - 09:48 PM) I was actually thinking of writing an article about Hack-a-Howard - there's some interesting mathematics there and it's not quite as simple as you'd think it is at first glance.
@  2016Champions : (25 July 2013 - 09:18 PM) He shot below 49% last season, but 57% for his career. And we're going to be a good defensive team. I'm not worried.
@  2016Champions : (25 July 2013 - 09:16 PM) Hack a Howard doesn't work unless he makes less than 50% and we don't play defense
@  timetodienow... : (25 July 2013 - 01:53 PM) They will employ hack a Howard. It will be interesting if he can make over 50% of his free throws.
@  2016Champions : (25 July 2013 - 05:43 AM) I predict a 30pt blowout
@  2016Champions : (25 July 2013 - 05:43 AM) Lakers will meet Dwight Howard and the Rockets on Nov. 7.
@  feelingsuper... : (23 July 2013 - 06:14 PM) Tad Brown on 790AM right now, will be on till 2 PM I believe.
@  2016Champions : (23 July 2013 - 12:07 PM) "Overall, when a qualifying defender is within 5 feet of the basket, the NBA shoots 57.2% of its attempts close to the basket; however, when Dwight Howard was the interior defender this number dropped to 48.2%"

2010-11?
@  2016Champions : (23 July 2013 - 12:06 PM) Weird, I can see John Eby's daily on the front page but not in the forum. I was wondering which season the Kirksberry study was in reference to.
@  2016Champions : (22 July 2013 - 09:13 PM) I'm not sure, but I think this is Chandler Parsons blocking DeMarcus Cousins: https://vine.co/v/hKnZuWQ7qLK
@  Ostrow : (22 July 2013 - 08:22 PM) He was my first thought as well, but he was so good offensively.
@  CC. : (22 July 2013 - 08:05 PM) Well there's Kevin McHale haha. 6th man of the year twice, Of course he wasn't just strictly a defensive player, but he did star in six all defensive teams, which ain't too bad right
@  Ostrow : (22 July 2013 - 07:50 PM) I love me a Asik, he's just a weird type of player for a 6th made. I'm trying to think of great 6th men who came of the bench and basically were only defensive players.
@  CC. : (22 July 2013 - 07:48 PM) And yeah I don't see Asik as that 6th man Harden once was, but he still anchors that defense for 48 minutes, and for a team like the Rockets...they need it and that's fine for me as a '6th man'
@  CC. : (22 July 2013 - 07:45 PM) I honestly have kept OKC as the 1st, until now that I'm finding out Martin left haha. I'd go with the Spurs now

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Article claiming Lin has a faster first step than John Wall and Irving


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#1 2016Champions

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:05 AM

Do not let the modest point per game fool you; Lin can score, and he can do it on anybody. Lin has a very quick first step that can get him by anyone on a dead drive to the rim, and that speed is one of the biggest strengths of his offense. His initial speed is better than freak athletes like John Wall at 13.93 mph, and his top speed of 18.85 mph exceeds that of Kyrie Irving's 18.75 mph.

Despite a still somewhat limited offensive arsenal, Lin can put up points with ease. He is capable of breaking out for double digits in as little as 5 minutes by simply attacking the rim. A significant portion of his shot attempts are short-range shots (where he shoots 58%), with nearly 40% within the restricted circle. He favors the right side, exploding much better off his left leg. If you can get to the rim consistently in the NBA, you can find a way to score, even if your jump shot is suspect.

Lin is also a much improved 3 point shooter. Despite shooting 29.7% for the first 3 months of the season, he finished the year shooting nearly 34% from 3, including 3 straight 40+% months.

 

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Interesting. He just has to make defenses respect his 3pt shot more and that first step will become very dangerous. 


Edited by 2016Champions, 26 July 2013 - 04:08 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:12 AM

But you forgot he is worthless and isn't good enough for the D-League.

Why so Serious? :D


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:32 AM

But you forgot he is worthless and isn't good enough for the D-League.

Exactly. We better trade him for a 2nd round pick while we still can. 


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:30 AM

Exactly. We better trade him for a 2nd round pick while we still can. 

correct...............and I'm not joking



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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:39 AM

    correct...............and I'm not joking

    Are you joking that you're not joking while joking because I'm joking you're not joking or are you still joking?



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      Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:28 AM


      Exactly. We better trade him for a 2nd round pick while we still can.

      Exactly. Or else Morey will be stuck with him for two years $20M for a PG in the bottom 10 of the league.

      Edited by Steven, 26 July 2013 - 09:29 AM.


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        Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

        Y'all are fools :lol: .. Not a Lin lover, but as we're able to, for once, put forth a truly balanced offensive attack next season, next season will be the one that defines how good or bad Lin truly is. Last season's backcourt-heavy and inept offensive frontcourt really allowed defenses to do not much else but key in on our guards, and with option #1 established as Harden, Lin had a hard time finding out how to be most effective. That being said, now we've got offensive power in the post, Harden should post even better numbers this year and as Lin battles for the 3rd option notoriety against Parsons, he should flourish with the lessened pressure, capable pass-catchers, and more clearly defined role. My guess is he will be a middle-of-the-pack, solid role player and not much else, but, that's all we really need from the position with our current roster.



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        Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

        my guess is he will be the same player he was last year which is slightly below average



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        Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:53 PM

        Are you joking that you're not joking while joking because I'm joking you're not joking or are you still joking?

        :huh:



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          Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:28 PM

          :huh:

          ...And the confusion continues...



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            Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:28 PM

            my guess is he will be the same player he was last year which is slightly below average

            This.  Until he learns how to lower his dribble (wildly up to the hip makes directional change harder and stealing easier) as well as make smarter passes.  Shooting asg%s would help as well.



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            Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:32 PM

            ...And the confusion continues...

            trust me I'm not confused about how I feel about Lin. just confused by what others think they see in him



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              Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:52 PM

              Anywhere you can find those numbers for first step? I couldn't when I did a quick search. Lin has a quick first step but if he has a better one than wall I'd imagine he would have gotten some draft hype.

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                Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

                trust me I'm not confused about how I feel about Lin. just confused by what others think they see in him

                I see improvement. That's what you look for. Not what they start with, but what they ended with. He got a bad rep from the playoffs but he had a chest injury which makes it hard to do what he is supposed to do, shoot. He was a 40%+ 3pt shooter last 3 months and statistically he is a far better facilitator than harden and has a better assist/turnover ration. I'm a numbers fan not a Jlin fan, because numbers never lie and they say we would be much better if lin actually controlled the ball much more. He is also chinese so you know he will keep improving dramatically. Not to mention him being able to PnR with Howard and the rockets keep adding more shooters. I see lin at 15&8 at the 4th option.  Be positive, he is also vital to the chemistry of this team. If you were to say who is the core of the chemistry him and Parsons.

                 

                Lin did not live up to linsanity and that disappointed many, but they refuse to acknowledge what he started with, recovering from a knee injury which is hard on a shooter, new coach, new system, new team, and basically new position because he always play SG before. That's a lot to overcome man. But he did and he improve drastically from being a below 30% 3pt shooter and averaging 10 pts to being a 40%+ 3pt shooter and averaging over 17pts. Tell me you don't like those numbers and he has an entire summer to improve even more. 


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                  Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

                  Anywhere you can find those numbers for first step? I couldn't when I did a quick search. Lin has a quick first step but if he has a better one than wall I'd imagine he would have gotten some draft hype.

                  He was the fastest player at the concubine.



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                  Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

                  Concubine? LMAO

                  Why so Serious? :D


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                    Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

                    Concubine? LMAO

                    Vocab FAIL. My english score FAIL. I meant combine. As you can see what was really going in my head, but can I blame it on spell check.



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                    Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

                    I see improvement. That's what you look for. Not what they start with, but what they ended with. He got a bad rep from the playoffs but he had a chest injury which makes it hard to do what he is supposed to do, shoot. He was a 40%+ 3pt shooter last 3 months and statistically he is a far better facilitator than harden and has a better assist/turnover ration. I'm a numbers fan not a Jlin fan, because numbers never lie and they say we would be much better if lin actually controlled the ball much more. He is also chinese so you know he will keep improving dramatically. Not to mention him being able to PnR with Howard and the rockets keep adding more shooters. I see lin at 15&8 at the 4th option.  Be positive, he is also vital to the chemistry of this team. If you were to say who is the core of the chemistry him and Parsons.

                     

                    Lin did not live up to linsanity and that disappointed many, but they refuse to acknowledge what he started with, recovering from a knee injury which is hard on a shooter, new coach, new system, new team, and basically new position because he always play SG before. That's a lot to overcome man. But he did and he improve drastically from being a below 30% 3pt shooter and averaging 10 pts to being a 40%+ 3pt shooter and averaging over 17pts. Tell me you don't like those numbers and he has an entire summer to improve even more. 

                    true I do see improvement in Lin. however he is so far from being a good PG we should look else where. numbers don't lie, but they can be misleading especially when you only pull out the ones to help your case without putting the bad ones up as well. you can give Lin all the excuses you want to......just don't expect me to join in because they are unacceptable to me. sorry I don't share you positive out look on Lin. the man will be a decent backup one day, but that's about it to me. the thought that he will improve simply because he is Asian is so far out of bounds I'm not even going to address it. fact is none of us know if this kid will be able to fix any of the flaws in his game. some players work on this for years without improvement. also believing that a Lin less locker room will somehow turn into a war zone is ludicrous. chemistry can be had with or without Lin. it's not contingent on Lin



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                      Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:18 PM

                      Lin has a great attitude and he had a 4.2 at Harvard, not a school I'm too fond of, but still he's a smart kid. I will respect your opinion but I have to say you are in the minority especially since the #s are on Lin side and Morey is always on the # side.

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                        Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

                        Anywhere you can find those numbers for first step? I couldn't when I did a quick search. Lin has a quick first step but if he has a better one than wall I'd imagine he would have gotten some draft hype.

                         

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