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    You have it backwards with Moneyball. The A's...

    You have it backwards with Moneyball. The A's philosophy was to go after players who performed very well on paper (albeit in different areas than traditionally valued, like the OBP statistic), but...
  2. tkfu, why you haven't managed to make it into one...

    tkfu, why you haven't managed to make it into one of the 30 NBA front offices, I don't know, because clearly you're smarter than most GMs. Is it too late to apply for the Raptors' position? Masai...
  3. Applying NoBan's logic, James Harden is also...

    Applying NoBan's logic, James Harden is also trash, because he clearly stunk it up in the Finals.

    Blanket statements, especially when based on small sample sizes, are great. It doesn't take much...
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    Glad you admitted to being wrong, because math...

    Glad you admitted to being wrong, because math only "always works" that way when you make incorrect assumptions.

    Your mistake was in assuming that every player would play every single one of the...
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    I saw what you did there: Players only improve...

    I saw what you did there:

    Players only improve a bit each year until they're 30 -> players become what they are in the minors (it applies to baseball so it obviously applies to basketball as well)...
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    I think DeRozan is promising, but certainly with...

    I think DeRozan is promising, but certainly with lots of improvement needed, but I'm glad you're not GM. Any of next year's picks for DeRozan? Dallas/LA/Miami/SA would like to take you up on that...
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    Blah, I had to delete my post.

    Blah, I had to delete my post.
  8. If BC doesn't fire everyone (including those...

    If BC doesn't fire everyone (including those above him) and run the show all by himself, obviously he's trying to create insulation against all blame. Obviously.
  9. This: ...

    This:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-trailblazers032210

    Wasn't all he said, she said between Pritchard and Allen. If Woj is to be believed, then plenty of people around the league...
  10. What two new expansion teams are you including in...

    What two new expansion teams are you including in that poignant analysis?

    Also, this isn't that much different from what Chicago did with Paxson and Forman. Only after the Paxson-Del Negro...
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    Yeah, I just wasn't that high on Valanciunas. ...

    Yeah, I just wasn't that high on Valanciunas. I'm not prejudiced against him for being non-American (I do have Kanter as my #2), but I'd like to see those foul numbers down in his second season with...
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    I would, but obviously it's based on nothing more...

    I would, but obviously it's based on nothing more than gut feeling (as is most if not everyone else's opinion). I said back in May, that I'd prefer this order of players (with tiers now indicated by...
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    Either: 1) I remember stupid shit like that...

    Either:

    1) I remember stupid shit like that (but never anything useful!), or

    2) I plead the fifth.

    Believe me though, that's the only Jamiroquai song I know. ;)
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    These songs would be appropriate given our...

    These songs would be appropriate given our situation (just teasing):

    Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
    David Guetta - Love Is Gone


    Seriously though, how about:

    Van Halen - Right Now...
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    He'd have to say, "What happen to American being...

    He'd have to say, "What happen to American being an international language?", for that to be true.

    What I really want to know is why DeRozan and Weems aren't speaking in Spanish. It's not like...
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    You missed most of it, to be honest. ;) Draft...

    You missed most of it, to be honest. ;)

    Draft day was a pretty embarrassing day to be a Canadian.
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    I don't know about that. If he performed well...

    I don't know about that. If he performed well against an American team full of potential high lottery picks (even though Valanciunas' team is hardly full of potential NBA players, but that's been...
  18. Like I said, it's going to be open to...

    Like I said, it's going to be open to interpretation, and I'm okay with your designation of his peers. I thank you for explaining the factors YOU consider when determining "peer" and "standing", but...
  19. Thread: Ed Davis

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    This is not an argument to keep Bargnani, but...

    This is not an argument to keep Bargnani, but anyone who thinks we had a good offense last season is dead wrong. Our offensive rating was 21st in the league last year, and a big reason why we only...
  20. You can declare whatever group definition of...

    You can declare whatever group definition of "equal" you want (case in point: Valanciunas and Young are peers, but not Valanciunas and an NBAer had they played each other), so it's kind of moot...
  21. Young is a funny guy: Patric4Young to...

    Young is a funny guy:

    Patric4Young to RaptorsRhetoric: "Your entitled to your opinion your not an nba scout or a gm or a coach."

    Hendrix_Grizz to Patric4Young: "You're entitled to your opnnion...
  22. Uh, if Dwight Howard criticized Valanciunas after...

    Uh, if Dwight Howard criticized Valanciunas after dominating him, I might give the opinion more respect, but to say Young is one of his peers? Really?

    The amusing part is this:

    First he says,...
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    IIRC, he wasn't waived but simply told to stay...

    IIRC, he wasn't waived but simply told to stay home.
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    Poll: Please, please, please stop using "opportunity...

    Please, please, please stop using "opportunity cost" in this discussion. It's not a matter of understanding how opportunity cost works; everything stated here is mere opinion. "We're going to waste...
  25. What he said. It's not like Toronto is worse...

    What he said.

    It's not like Toronto is worse than all the American cities. Anyone with half a brain would realize how great Toronto is.

    Look at the Knicks. Best city in America, especially...
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