I imagine he lost all respect/credibility over the years because most of his sources either faded from the NBA scene or never existed in the first place.
Just a previous nobody, trying to get back into the spotlight by making stupid snide comments.
Love that ESPN article!
Lowry, please give the Raptors a home team discount when negotiating salaries.. $8M/yr would be wonderful“I love my team,” Lowry said. “I’ll tell anybody that firsthand. I really appreciate being [here] every day with these guys. Every day I look forward to talking to them and joking with them and having fun with them because it’s rare that you get a team like this. So you take advantage of the full opportunity that you have. I’m taking advantage of the opportunity that I have this year with these guys.”
Seriously though, 10M per year would be great. With the cap jumping up, I'm not nearly as concerned about re-signing him as I was at the start of this year.
From ESPN, http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story...e-nba-playoffs
I made a thread about this sometime in Decemberish.The insights of analytics are constantly changing because the market is constantly changing. As teams smarten up about the payoffs of certain shots, they'll become more sought after on the open market. It's Economics 101. And as demand for certain types of players rises, so, too, will the price of those players.
At some point, the 3-point shooting bubble will burst and other shots will become more valuable. There is a natural cycle to these things. In the same way that players with high on-base percentages ceased to be a market inefficiency after "Moneyball" became a national bestseller, guys like Kyle Korver will be making $10 million annually, not the current $6 million. And then the market will react.
And soon, the midrange shot won't be passé for long.
"That's the very nature of market dynamics," Morey says. "Its question is not 'What is the best shot?' It's 'What is the best relative to what everyone else thinks?' That's the challenge that you're trying to solve."
Right now, the market doesn't regard a midrange shooter like Aldridge. But that can change. The NBA is a copycat league. If the Blazers beat the Rockets in this series thanks to Aldridge's midrange game and eventually make a run at a championship? Soon enough Aldridge will be a trailblazer, regardless of whether he plays for Portland.
I think DD's midrange game has value, especially as defenses move to take away the paint and the three.
Mind you, the team needs to also have sufficient 3 point shooting and an inside presence, but I think the Raptors do. I was looking at some chart and the raptors are in the bottom third of the league in mid range jump shots taken
The mid-range shot, like the rest of basketball, is a grey area.
Portland ranks in the top 3 teams for mid-range jumpshots taken, and Aldridge alone has taken more than the Rockets have this year, but Portland's still winning the series right now.
Now, I'm not saying DD is LMA, because he's not, just expanding on the discussion.
Last edited by stooley; Thu Apr 24th, 2014 at 10:08 AM.