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    why?

    why?
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    from a cursory review, it looks like it's simply...

    from a cursory review, it looks like it's simply trying to level the playing field, so to speak, and account for variances brought on by forces outside the individual's control. kind of reminds me...
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    you do know that the average 'stat nerd' almost...

    you do know that the average 'stat nerd' almost certainly watches more basketball than a typical hardcore fan (and more than your traditional, sports-writer, 'truthiness' eye-test believer does),...
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    not sure if you've noticed, but the warriors -...

    not sure if you've noticed, but the warriors - much like the wolves - aren't nearly as good as you'd assume they'd be given the talent on the roster. that's to take nothing away from the W against...
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    'last couple months'; since dec 26th, when they...

    'last couple months'; since dec 26th, when they were 24-5, they've gone 17-13. if you want to be picky, in their literal 'last couple months,' they've gone 15-10 (10-10 prior to their recent 5 game...
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    nah, their place in the standings is mainly due...

    nah, their place in the standings is mainly due to their incredible start, and doesn't really tell the full picture in terms of how good they are at the moment (to be fair, they're streaking...
  7. there are, obviously, different tiers of players...

    there are, obviously, different tiers of players in the HOF, and VC, warts & all, belongs in the hall...though no one's going to mistake him as a top (or, really, a near-the-top) tier guy.

    for...
  8. no more than any rational raps fan did.

    no more than any rational raps fan did.
  9. the team dynamic is different, but there's...

    the team dynamic is different, but there's probably more in common with the 2006 team in terms of the overall state of both the league & where they figure in it than there is with the 2000 team.
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    i was torn on the idea...but then i saw wilbon...

    i was torn on the idea...but then i saw wilbon refer to it as 'stupid,' which tells me that it's brilliant.
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    i dunno...how do people feel about building a...

    i dunno...how do people feel about building a team with the intent to tank and getting to draft one of them? i say that as a part of tank nation, btw. and in all honesty, yeah, if this proposal...
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    i really have a hard time thinking a player is...

    i really have a hard time thinking a player is going to put millions at risk by playing another year and potentially hurting their draft stock (even if staying would benefit them as a player over the...
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    you do realize that it isn't his proposal, right?...

    you do realize that it isn't his proposal, right?

    can you explain why you think this proposal is 'silliness,' at least in terms of how it compares to the current system?
  14. ah yes, that magical run to end the '11/'12...

    ah yes, that magical run to end the '11/'12 season. GS slipping just 'ahead' of us, doing the tank right, getting barnes. port nabbing lillard. BC passing on drummond to take a project SG after...
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    disagree re. parity. for the record, i'm not...

    disagree re. parity. for the record, i'm not advocating that teams need to be, generally, 'equal' from top to bottom, but i think that the disparity in the east has skewed the perception that the L...
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    me too, and i think most are in the same boat.

    me too, and i think most are in the same boat.
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    it would also have the unintended consequence of...

    it would also have the unintended consequence of eliminating about 20% of the teams in the league. for many teams, being able to draft players & retain their rights on cheap rookie scale contracts...
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    Anti-Tanker? Introducing the 'Wheel'

    http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/86940/the-nbas-possible-solution-for-tanking-good-bye-to-the-lottery-hello-to-the-wheel
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    holy shit, smack my fuckin' head over this KL...

    holy shit, smack my fuckin' head over this KL 'not a leader'/'bad body language'/'volotile' meme.

    screw the results, focus on the cosmetics. genius approach to building a team.
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    can you point to the sequence of events that led...

    can you point to the sequence of events that led to JV's benching in the 3rd Q? y'know, when they were up 10+, and to which point jefferson had been kinda/sorta meh?

    in case you're wondering,...
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    my first thought was why PP was up so tight on...

    my first thought was why PP was up so tight on the inbounder, for the reasons you mentioned. i'm not sure who didn't think they were looking at kemba as their first, second & third option there,...
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    ok, first off, it's 'have,' not 'of,' as in 'you...

    ok, first off, it's 'have,' not 'of,' as in 'you might have hears (sic) of them.'

    now that that's out of the way, yes, JV's defense has left something to be desired. if, however, you're equating...
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    on no planet, including this one, is JV,...

    on no planet, including this one, is JV, deficiencies and all, a worse basketball player, in any way/shape/form, than patrick patterson. if what you're saying is true, and that the coach's primary...
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    Until there's mention of who would be going back,...

    Until there's mention of who would be going back, speculating is kind of pointless, other than the raps aren't really in a position to be overly picky when it comes to bringing in young talent.
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  25. oh please. 'NOBODY?' f'real? or do you just...

    oh please. 'NOBODY?' f'real? or do you just remember what you want to remember? speaking of armchair hindsighters...
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