Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by azcardsfan1616, May 14, 2019.
Garland is a below the rim athlete and KJ was super athletic
Fair point. Maybe older KJ...
The Lakers tanked after the All-Star break and jumped up 7 spots to 4th.
The Knicks tanked the whole season and got 3rd, best of all tanking teams.
The Lakers got the 4th pick with 2.8% chance.
Memphis and New Orleans are the NBA’s least valuable franchises.
New Orleans tanked too after the AD fiasco.
It’s an advanced stat. Talkathon uses it along with some other sites. Not sure the algorithm, but it’s not something Slin is making up.
I don't see how you tank and still get 33 wins.
they sat Anthony Davis
Tanking is not dead. Tanking just got more viable for teams that are not in the bottom 5 since you get realistic odds to move up everywhere now.
Previously it was not worth to tank games late in the season to drop from 12th to 10th because the difference was minimal.
the algorithm is based on empirical data analysis.
They are looking at past prospects and how their 3pt% translated from college to nba. One of the things that they found out is that free throw percentage is a better indicator than 3pt%.
The algorithm is derived from that anylsis and weighs all those factors.
I am not sure how in detail it is now but at least it includes FT%, Attempts, 3pt% and possibly the detailed distance shooting breakdowns.
The Lakers and Knicks didn't tank. One was dysfunctional and the other was simply awful. Just like we didn't tank either.
This is why I had started another thread assuming we got the sixth pick. It's not that easy retooling the squad with the sixth pick and what we have to trade. Look at our roster. Assuming only Booker and Ayton are untouchable, who do we really have to trade that moves the meter? Do we blow the whole thing up, or just try to resign Oubre, add a PG and PF and be done with it? With the limited ammo we have, I was assuming we fill PG or PF with our pick, and the remaining slot with a free agent/trade. Plus we still have to sign Oubre. All with limited cap space. That was kind of what I was getting at earlier. This would have been a piece of cake if we got Zion. Easier with a top three pick. Four and below it gets tricky. We are not going to get all of what we want, unless our GM is a wizard! We almost have to go PG with the six pick just for cap space savings since a veteran might blow it up, and trade/sign a PF, or keep TJ and make him play PF like we were doing. Not a lot of options.
Looking at potential free agent power forwards, the salaries from this last year range from 5+ million to 15+ million per year. Looks like we would be better to get a PG from the draft or trade, and go free agency at PF. I am thinking we need two PF and one PG, plus Oubre and resign Holmes. Looking at Booker, Ayton, draft PG, Free agent PF, Oubre/Bridges for our lineup.
I actually feel bad for you Suns fans...as the odds were in your favor....
That and to have the 2nd worst record and end up 6th....insult to injury.
Robert Saver just pooped his pants
I see that a little bit.
I think he is a better shooter, and a worse penetrator.
I don't know what you mean by frail body though. It's not like you need to be a physical specimen as a point guard.
I've been saying all along we need to trade for a veteran PG.
Man, I can't believe we are not at least getting Morant. Garland and White are 2A and 2B and this simply sucks. I would be perfectly OK with us putting together a package to get a veteran PG.
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