Around the League: The Off-season

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Cap » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:15 pm

If we sign him, he’ll disappoint us, and this board will become a Linch mob.
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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by The Bobster » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:09 pm

Cap wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:15 pm
If we sign him, he’ll disappoint us, and this board will become a Linch mob.
Or he could play well, make us a contender a be a real Linchpin.
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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Drewsprocket » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:16 pm

What I wouldn’t have given for Lin or McConnell last fall.

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:35 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:58 pm
So....Anyone want to do that Jersey numbers dealy?
LOL. You'll take these puns and you'll like it!!

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Cap » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:16 pm

We can keep doing this all offseason. There’s a Linfinity of puns to be made on the name.
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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by SDC » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:23 pm

10 teams that could be potential landing spots for Jeremy Lin

https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/bask ... story.html

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Post by Superbone » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:27 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:58 pm
So....Anyone want to do that Jersey numbers dealy?
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Post by Cap » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:39 pm

Aren’t we supposed to do it Lin order?

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Shabazz » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:40 pm

Yeesh. You guys are relintless.
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Post by Cap » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:43 pm

Better here making Linsipid puns than getting Linto trouble on the streets.
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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Shabazz » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:44 pm

SDC just doubling and tripling down on the earnest "we should sign Jeremy Lin" posts while all pun hell breaks loose around him is my favorite part of this thread.
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Post by Superbone » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:52 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:44 pm
SDC just doubling and tripling down on the earnest "we should sign Jeremy Lin" posts while all pun hell breaks loose around him is my favorite part of this thread.
:D Ain’t it grand? It is a Linstant classic.
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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Cap » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:55 pm

This thread is making me want Lintil soup, which is weird because I don’t even like it.
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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by SDC » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:40 am

today on nba reddit:



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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by bajanguy008 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:19 pm

Wow
Haven't been on last few days and this Lin stuff just had me cracking up. U guys are silly :)
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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by bajanguy008 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:20 pm

I actually came on because I had to make sure everyone sees this :) 8-)

https://twitter.com/brhoops/status/1156239965380063232

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:30 am

Here are FiveThirtyEight's predictions for the next NBA season. 538 is not a sports site primarily; they crunch numbers and stats and data. So mostly I don't take their views too seriously. But it's interesting to see where they think the data points for the season to come. For example, they like the 76ers and Rockets (!) best among all NBA teams in terms of likelihood to make the Finals. They have our Suns as the 5th-worst team.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/20 ... edictions/

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Split T » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:29 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:30 am
Here are FiveThirtyEight's predictions for the next NBA season. 538 is not a sports site primarily; they crunch numbers and stats and data. So mostly I don't take their views too seriously. But it's interesting to see where they think the data points for the season to come. For example, they like the 76ers and Rockets (!) best among all NBA teams in terms of likelihood to make the Finals. They have our Suns as the 5th-worst team.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/20 ... edictions/
If you use their playoff filter, which takes a few bad players out of the rotation(okobo, Carter) and lessens minutes for negative players(Kaminsky) and increases minutes for positive players, our win total jumps to 44. Now of course you’d have to do that for every team to be fair, but it pretty much lists us as a league average team with our playoff rotation. That rotation is essentially, Rubio-Booker-Bridges-Saric-Ayton-Johnson-Oubre-Kaminsky-Baynes

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by Superbone » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:20 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:30 am
Here are FiveThirtyEight's predictions for the next NBA season. 538 is not a sports site primarily; they crunch numbers and stats and data. So mostly I don't take their views too seriously. But it's interesting to see where they think the data points for the season to come. For example, they like the 76ers and Rockets (!) best among all NBA teams in terms of likelihood to make the Finals. They have our Suns as the 5th-worst team.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/20 ... edictions/
But with an impressive 16 win increase from last year to 35 wins.
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing.

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Re: Around the League: The Off-season

Post by The Bobster » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:26 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:30 am
Here are FiveThirtyEight's predictions for the next NBA season. 538 is not a sports site primarily; they crunch numbers and stats and data. So mostly I don't take their views too seriously. But it's interesting to see where they think the data points for the season to come. For example, they like the 76ers and Rockets (!) best among all NBA teams in terms of likelihood to make the Finals. They have our Suns as the 5th-worst team.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/20 ... edictions/
Actually, 7th-worst.

And with a 13% chance to make the playoffs (which I think is being generous).
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