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    [–] Which team has better depth: Rockets or Lakers bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    In that case both Javale and Cousins shouldn't be called "depth" as they're starters. And I like Dudley too but again, he's not going to be playing that big a role as he's just too old, he's been playing less and less over the years and that role really can't expand.

    Caruso isn't better though, he played 25 games last year, and just over 500 minutes total. Playing spot minutes on a lottery team doesn't really mean a ton to me. The Lakers are fairly thin at this point, mostly because they were building from scratch. They have a lot of very small minutes guys, and a few names (Cousins, McGee), but nobody who I'd really put in a spot to play a decent bench role.

    [–] whos the most overrated player in the NBA? bondom3417 2 points ago in nba

    I'd have him just outside it probably but that's my sentiment. I usually get flooded so stopped trying haha.

    [–] Which team has better depth: Rockets or Lakers bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    I'd definitely disagree on Cook, and I kinda like him. Dudley played 59 games for a .500 team and averaged 5/1/3 last year, while being fairly old. Javale wasn't a big contributor either and I don't know how many centers LA is planning on playing but having McGee and Cousins listed as bench players seems like it's extraneous either way. Caruso played 25 games last year too while Green's much more proven. Adding to that the Rockets have a lot more continuity.

    Edit: Cook was sub replacement level in BPM and played under 15 mpg. He's not really a main backup PG option as a good case to me.

    [–] Which team has better depth: Rockets or Lakers bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    Cook was also a pretty poor backup in the playoffs just last year. I'd rather Green over Caruso, I'd rather Chandler over McGee, I'd rather Rivers over Rondo. I'd take Cousins over anyone else, and the rest of the guys aren't really players who will or should see anything but garbage time.

    [–] whos the most overrated player in the NBA? bondom3417 2 points ago in nba

    Nope. TBH I'd say Klay. He's really good but not a top 15 player, and after he got hurt and GSW lost, he made a leap from like top 25ish (top 30 IMO) to top 15 by not playing it seems.

    [–] Which team has better depth: Rockets or Lakers bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    Just looking at this list, Daniels couldn't get minutes on the Suns, Dudley is pretty washed, Bradley was awful the last few years, THT was just taken in the mid 2nd round, and Rondo was an active detriment a lot of times. Cook is a far end of the bench guy, and Caruso probably the same. Cousins is still good but getting a lot of name credibility.

    [–] (Discussion) Stat Nerds, What NBA statitics are commonly misunderstood or misused by the media and general public? bondom3417 1 points ago * (lasted edited 3 hours ago) in nba

    Usage rate isn't how much you have the ball, it's shots and turnovers (how many possessions you end).

    Any all in one box score based metric has flaws (WS, BPM, PER).

    TS% is a huge one here, it's not a measure of how good you are offensively. It is only a measure of scoring efficiency.

    Pretty much every form of APM is either not understood at all or yelled at for being biased or wrong, when its shown to have the best predictive ability of anything available.

    Edit: And not a stat, but anyone who says "watch the games" like people using stats don't watch games as well.

    [–] whos the most overrated player in the NBA? bondom3417 0 points ago in nba

    I'd say it but get flooded with downvotes, so why bother.

    [–] Which of the teams in the playoff hunt in the West are most equipped to handle an injury to a star player? bondom3417 1 points ago in nbadiscussion

    OP only notes "one of their stars". Murray or Harris could and they'd be fine IMO. The Spurs don't really have a true "star" type of guy, though LMA is great he's not that level. LAC does but is iffier only because of who's replacing them. If it's Jokic though yeah they're probably in some trouble.

    [–] Regarding Breyers Delights Fiber content bondom3417 1 points ago in nutrition

    I've actually wondered this, as I've seen the ingredients too. The sugar alcohol I could maybe buy but 1 gram fiber seems low.

    [–] Which of the teams in the playoff hunt in the West are most equipped to handle an injury to a star player? bondom3417 1 points ago in nbadiscussion

    I'd say Denver. For the simple reason that they just did it last year with most of their rotation missing some time and ended up the 2 seed. Millsap and Barton missed a pretty fair amount of time as well and knowing that they did it before gives me a little more confidence in them than anyone else. I guess LAC is probably 2nd best equipped to me but I could debate the Spurs probably too.

    [–] Which of the teams in the playoff hunt in the West are most equipped to handle an injury to a star player? bondom3417 1 points ago in nbadiscussion

    I'd say Denver. For the simple reason that they just did it last year with most of their rotation missing some time and ended up the 2 seed.

    [–] Westbrook is the most overrated player, shown statistically in a variety of meaningful ways bondom3417 2 points ago in nba

    Oladipo, Jackson, and Schroder for example all hold higher eFG when on court with Westbrook than their career numbers. But it's very dependent on when they played in OKC and where they went.

    [–] Westbrook is the most overrated player, shown statistically in a variety of meaningful ways bondom3417 0 points ago in nba

    Schroder is certainly better than Nader or Ferguson. And the non-Curry minutes were bad for any combination, but I guess GSW just had a bunch of overrated fake stars.

    Edit: KD and Klay together without Curry were a -5.5

    https://stats.nba.com/impact/advanced/#!?LineupIDs=201142~202691&VsLineupIDs=201939&TeamID=1610612744&VsTeamID=1610612744

    [–] Westbrook is the most overrated player, shown statistically in a variety of meaningful ways bondom3417 2 points ago in nba

    I don't know, but last year's luck adjusted was at 35th. Just ahead of Beal, just behind Harden, Kawhi and Kyrie. So I guess if he's that bad maybe the Nets and Clippers just got some overrated stars. Klay's not even in the ballpark, and PIPM is even higher:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l6PWeds4w99_z1aQ5sxrwwjyTST_-esvRbQxAQHbsyE/edit#gid=0

    [–] Westbrook is the most overrated player, shown statistically in a variety of meaningful ways bondom3417 3 points ago in nba

    http://nbashotcharts.com/rapm5?id=1595301430

    5 year he's 17th, and 9th luck adjusted which would correct for opponent FT shooting and other anomolies. Exactly 1 slot behind Harden. And team level defense has always been solid with Westbrook.

    PPG is actually the only box score stat the correlates strongly to team wins

    I am shocked that scoring more means you win. Luckily when he's on court all his teammates perform better.

    [–] Westbrook is the most overrated player, shown statistically in a variety of meaningful ways bondom3417 9 points ago in nba

    GSW was awful with Klay on court without Curry. Same for Draymond. They were about neutral with KD and no Curry. The Rockets were better with CP3 and no Harden than with Harden and no CP3.

    Yes, that is cherry picking stats.

    [–] Westbrook is the most overrated player, shown statistically in a variety of meaningful ways bondom3417 21 points ago in nba

    You posted this same garbage like 2 days ago.

    And his non-box score stats are fantastic. He's a top tier player in PIPM, long term RAPM, and RPM (until last year). Measuring how good a player is based on how good they are at scoring is bad.

    [–] [Rockets] It's official, RT to welcome @russwest44 to Houston! bondom3417 3 points ago in rockets

    I see nothing. Fan of a lot of teams, and big Russ fan. Houston is now one and the one I want to see most to get him a ring.

    [–] Dwight Howard on allegations of his sexuality: "I'm not gay... It hurt at first to go through it. I sat at home and I was like 'I never want to come outside again.'" bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    I was on another forum at the time and started a thread about it. I still feel awful for even posting it and possibly spreading it. I didn't care that about the sexuality (hetero or homo) but just the scandal, and wish I'd just not paid attention to the accuser and given them what they wanted.