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    [–] Anyone got good Sabonis trades? bondom3417 1 points ago in nbadiscussion

    I'm not sure they give him up so quickly but if the Pacers could it would be great value, Clarke was a great pick for them.

    I also like the Brown mention from the poster above but figured that was too obvious haha.

    [–] Saw a comment saying Giannis’ defense saved enough points to cover the gap between his PPG and Harden’s bondom3417 4 points ago in nba

    Yeah it was a good idea by that person in theory but BBR's ORTG and DRTG are largely useless. They don't really accurately measure impact on that level. There's no real way to do it from a box score.

    [–] Why did Harden deserve MVP over Russ because he "won more games", but this past season he deserved MVP over Giannis because "He had better numbers"? bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    There's no argument he was the far better player in 2017. Westbrook led in RAPM in some forms, PIPM, RAPM, was better in the clutch and carried a larger load while his team died without him. Heck in the playoffs OKC outscored Houston when both were on court. It was close, but there's no way he was far better that season and I'd say Westbrook was better.

    [–] Why did Harden deserve MVP over Russ because he "won more games", but this past season he deserved MVP over Giannis because "He had better numbers"? bondom3417 2 points ago in nba

    Yep, Westbrook led that year in RPM, PIPM, and some RAPM versions, was the better clutch player and his team fell off a cliff w/o him. Hardens team won more but he was at best comparable and IMO slightly lesser individually. If he'd fallen off this would all be reversed right now but there's no argument he was clearly superior then, same as last year with Giannis.

    [–] Anyone got good Sabonis trades? bondom3417 1 points ago in nbadiscussion

    I really like him on Memphis as well and have been trying to figure something out. I think it might need a 3rd team though because I can't see them straight giving a pick for him. If Memphis could get a pick for Iggy and send it to the Pacers I think that makes some sense, as JJJ and Sabonis is a nice pairing to me.

    [–] Past players who would thrive in the modern NBA bondom3417 1 points ago in nbadiscussion

    Reggie was the guy who first came to mind for me as well. He was a star in his day granted but the higher reliance on 3 point shooting now would have really elevated him even more.

    [–] [Week 9] AP Poll bondom3417 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 hours ago) in CFB

    Don't remember exactly but feel like sometime last season there were a lot of questions from people (Edit: tbh I don't recall either but probably had questions myself admittedly though he seems a really cool guy). TBH people want results and have zero patience, sometimes it takes a few years let alone one, fun seeing them do this well.

    [–] [Week 9] AP Poll bondom3417 246 points ago in CFB

    Tell your children about top 20 Minnesota and row the darn boat.

    [–] [Postgame Thread] Penn State Defeats Michigan 28-21 bondom3417 4 points ago in CFB

    Been to a few, and get chills watching them on TV still. It's incredible.

    [–] Best assist-adjusted 3pt shooters of the 2000s bondom3417 28 points ago in nbadiscussion

    Curry leads every season since he was drafted except 2012, where he played 25 games and finished 13th. He even managed to win last year in 50 games.

    Not going to lie, this kind of blows my mind, especially in this era. He's undisputed as the best 3 point shooter ever

    [–] [Postgame Thread] Penn State Defeats Michigan 28-21 bondom3417 24 points ago in CFB

    Yep, I thought 3 or 4 losses honestly, Clifford's first year, young RBs and really not a ton of proven skill guys period.

    Love Hamler right now, ton of heart with the smallest dude running for the first down.

    [–] [Post Game] #16 Michigan 21 - #7 Penn State 28 bondom3417 12 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in WeArePennState

    I'm so happy at this win and really glad there's no night games a few weeks. I can't do this stress late at night.

    Not their prettiest game but a big win and they're getting these clinching first down runs where they didn't last year. With Wiscy losing probably moving up a spot too. Gotta remember they're still actually pretty darn young and honestly to this point have outperformed my expectations.

    Final note but I'm a grown adult and gladly admit I love KJ Hamler right now. Dude has heart, running like a 179 lb fullback.

    WE ARE!

    [–] RAPTOR adjusts data to fit perceived consensus bondom3417 0 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in nbadiscussion

    That's...strange. I didn't care for it for other reasons before (didn't correlate well and don't trust tracking data much) and thought it was somewhat poor relative to non-xRAPM measures but this makes it worse. I'd still rather RAPM and a box score over xRAPM of any kind I think.

    Not really sure why this got downvoted, just expressed a fairly reasonable opinion on what I'd prefer.

    [–] RAPTOR adjusts data to fit perceived consensus bondom3417 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in nbadiscussion

    So they're fitting data to their perceived views? From some of the methodology where they said they "used common sense" or something similar I was unsure.

    Edit: Reading above it seems this isn't what's happening.

    [–] Not ideal: Westbrook might be out a while with finger sprain bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    ?

    Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Westbrook aggravated the finger issue, and will be fine.

    [–] Zach Lowe predicts the Warriors miss the playoffs this year. What do you guys think? bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    Welcome to this side of the false narrative Warriors fans. I really kind of want a 2016 Curry season to happen, but man the big man rotation is rough.

    [–] As of before tonight’s game Russell Westbrook has more turnovers than field goals made. bondom3417 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in nba

    Yes I know. Ben is a nearly 200 million dollar player himself, and people actually praise both of them (edit: which was the point). And from your post history, it's pretty clear there's a lot of really underrating him to a pretty ridiculous extent, and this thread showing a lot of it. Of any stars he's been for the last 2-3 years the most underrated here, and his past is mostly forgotten entirely. Its preseason and a 3 game sample size.

    Edit: To note, if you start making these overreaction threads and everyone tells you they're overreactions, maybe take a break from them. Just a thought.

    [–] As of before tonight’s game Russell Westbrook has more turnovers than field goals made. bondom3417 1 points ago in nba

    He's been historically underrated here because of posts like this. Half the people here haven't watched the NBA long enough to even have seen him before 2017 and act like he's barely a starter. Using no context preseason numbers that are raw stats after he hasn't played in 6 months is pretty much that in a nutshell.

    Luka's averaging more TOs than assists, so is Simmons. It's preseason and it's probably going to take time if it works.

    [–] Honest Opinions about Russell Westbrook in the Playoffs. bondom3417 2 points ago in nba

    He's been really bad the last year or two in the playoffs (2018 was meh, 19 was awful). 2017 was fantastic and the pre-2017 years largely excellent. He's not who he used to be.