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@  Sir Thursday : (06 March 2014 - 07:04 PM) @huang: IMO, there's no reason why Fantasy Basketball valuations need to mirror actual player value. To me it's actually more fun when it's not necessarily that way...
@  08huangj : (06 March 2014 - 01:04 PM) Hey, is there anybody that thinks fantasy basketball's stupid? They currently are ranking D12 number 43 in the league!
@  Drew in Abilene : (06 March 2014 - 03:16 AM) Dudebro. I think the Rockets might be good...
@  YaoMan : (06 March 2014 - 02:57 AM) Now I'm not comparing this team to the Heat, but they won a title being near league worst in turnovers a couple of years ago...
@  Cooper : (06 March 2014 - 02:56 AM) the magic do only have 3 legit players and one olidipo didn't play which makes it hard to win even if the other team assist to turnover ratio is 0.
@  miketheodio : (06 March 2014 - 02:44 AM) this team is so odd. 22 turnovers and a double digit win.
@  Sir Thursday : (06 March 2014 - 02:34 AM) I thought Lin looked much better tonight than he did yesterday. At least against the Magic he was able to get to the basket - against the Heat he provided nothing in that department.
@  Dayak : (06 March 2014 - 02:11 AM) Lin is in his biggest slump at this moment. If he has some back problems, then just sit for a couple games and give Canaan some minutes to play.
@  Cooper : (06 March 2014 - 01:57 AM) bench haven't brought their A game to say the least.
@  Opasido : (06 March 2014 - 01:57 AM) I know Jeremy has some back problems but man he looks really bad out there. Looks totally out of place in the offense
@  Dan G : (06 March 2014 - 01:22 AM) I'm with Buckko. I'm hoping the Lakers win some more games now (except against us ofcourse). Although, it is funny seeing Kobe get delusional.
@  Buckko : (05 March 2014 - 10:11 PM) I just hope LA doesn't get exum, jabaria, embiid, wiggins, or Noah Voleh.
@  feelingsuper... : (05 March 2014 - 06:34 PM) It's great to see the Lakers getting destroyed and Kobe get delusional in his old age. I have no sympathy for either.
@  SadLakerFan : (05 March 2014 - 07:27 AM) In other news Lakers give up 132 to the Pelicans and Kobe says "revenge will be sweet and quick".
@  08huangj : (05 March 2014 - 04:52 AM) Whoohoo
@  MrLobble : (05 March 2014 - 04:02 AM) I'm not sure of the NBA rules, but I think you can't advance the ball to half if you've already inbounded it... So basically, we would have gotten the ball on the side and probably have gotten an 8sec count. I just don't get not advancing it in the beginning--unless everyone just assumed the heat would foul right away
@  majik19 : (05 March 2014 - 03:58 AM) I was wondering the exact same thing when he threw that awful lob
@  Opasido : (05 March 2014 - 03:51 AM) That is an excellent question and I have no clue
@  MrLobble : (05 March 2014 - 03:45 AM) I think Harden threw that pass because he was about to get an 8 second violation. In hindsight, why didn't we call a timeout to advance the ball after the make is the question?
@  SadLakerFan : (05 March 2014 - 03:45 AM) Said it before - no trades needed. This team is very, very good.


A stats paper, the Rockets, RGV and the future.

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#1 NorEastern


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    Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

    I would like to focus on a paper discussing many issues that are being investigated by Morey and the Rockets. The paper is actually a reflection of Morey's grand d-league experiment that started at the beginning of this season. To understand the context you should read the following excellent article from Grantland:




    This article is a summation of the RGV offensive strategy this season. They push pace to unheard of levels. Almost 110 possessions per game. Mid-ranged shots are unheard of. A stunning 45 three point shots are attempted per game. To put that into context the Rockets lead the NBA with 26 three point shots per game.


    The paper of interest was submitted to the MIT-Sloan conference. It was not accepted, but that does not impinge on its worth.




    The main tenants of this paper are:


    1: There currently are no identifiable limits to the upper end of the number of three point shots taken and their effect on improving offensive performance in the NBA.

    2: Increasing the number of three point shots taken actually increases the effectiveness of the two point shot.


    What does this mean for the future Rockets? IMHO higher pace and more three point shots. Currently 32.5% of the Rockets field goal attempts are from beyond the arc. Do not be surprised if that number increases 10% over the next couple of seasons.


    What does this mean for the Rockets roster? Next season I could see Troy Daniels with a roster spot. A stretch PF becomes critical. If Jones and D-Mo cannot fill that role expect at least one of them to be traded.


    Also of interest is this article:




    I do recommend looking at the Tableau graphs at the end of the boxscoregeeks article. They are amazing.

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