You probably heard of SCHOENE – it’s that new thing that’s now the real way of how to measure players and teams. What’s that? You’re still using PER? WS/48? Haha, you probably got a VHS at home next to your typewriter. Get with the program, son, starting using SCHOENE. #feedthebrain

The Raptors, according to SCHOENE (pronounced ‘what now?’), are going to finish as the ninth seed this year. Read the whole story here. Peace out, or should I say SCHOENE OUT!

Team Wins (Rk) Playoffs Division Finals Champs
Miami 54.2 (4) 100.0 93.0 41.0 19.2
Chicago 50.5 (7) 99.2 38.9 30.1 12.1
Brooklyn 49.9 (8) 99.7 96.2 8.9 2.6
Indiana 49.7 (9) 98.8 29.5 8.9 2.6
Detroit 49.6 (10) 98.6 31.4 8.5 2.8
Atlanta 44.8 (12) 89.9 5.1 1.7 0.4
Washington 39.7 (18) 67.4 1.9 0.1 0.0
New York 37.5 (19) 45.5 2.4 0.2 0.1
Toronto 37.5 (20) 40.2 1.4 0.1 0.0
Cleveland 36.9 (21) 40.1 0.2 0.5 0.2
Charlotte 32.5 (24) 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Milwaukee 32.0 (25) 8.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Boston 28.0 (27) 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Orlando 23.2 (28) 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Philadelphia 21.8 (29) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  • Lucas

    Oh, man! It’s going to be fun seeing their prediction for Detroit fall flat on its face. I just think that people extrapolating Drummond’s numbers as a bench player to a starting role are going to be unpleasantly surprised. I expect the rebounds and blocks to translate, but not the point — he score PURELY on athleticism, and his advantage is going to shrink versus bigger, better starters, as opposed to smaller, less talented bench players.

    I also expect that he will fail to improve noticeably over the next five years (on a per-36 basis), because his motor was a MAJOR question mark pre-draft. Guys like that might be out to prove people wrong their first seasons, but don’t have the work ethic to improve much afterwards (e.g., Bargnani).

    I also think Detroit will have major spacing issues. Teams will wisely be packing the paint against them almost from the get-go. We’ll see how that plays out.

    Overall, though, SCHOENE looks not bad (I think they’re off about NY as well, but nothing looks too terribly off otherwise).

  • GoingBig

    So you’re saying there’s a Dumb and Dumber chance – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCFB2akLh4s

    More seriously, I see a lot of up-ticks all through the starters with the development JV, DD and maybe TRoss, the departure of Bargs, etc. 0.500 is the story for me
    And I see that NY and Toronto are tied for the 8th & last spot – if the Raptors are 0.500 by mid-December, then 7 or 8 is achievable.

  • BlakeMurphy

    At least it’s not WoW projecting the division to go PHI-BOS-TOR-BRK-NY

    • KuH

      Actually, the guys from WoW have now started boxscoregeeks.com … and their prediction really is:
      1. Brooklyn: 44 wins (vs. 50 with Schoene)
      2. Boston: 39 wins (vs. 28)
      3. Toronto: 38 wins (vs. 37)
      4. Philadelphia: 35 wins (vs. 22)
      5. New York: 35 wins (vs. 37)

      This should be a simple thing to monitor over this season. Their differences are rounding error on Toronto/New York … and they both agree on Brooklyn as the best of the bunch. The question is will Boston and Philly be dismal (Schoene) or around our level (BoxScoreGeeks). Let’s check in a few months from now and see!

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