Posts in category "NBA Player Comparison"

Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF

Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF
Dwyane Wade’s numbers are considerably worse with Ronnie Brewer on the floor through Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, John Schuhmann found (NBA.com): In the series, Wade is shooting just 5-for-15 (33 percent) from the field, including 0-for-7 from midrange with Brewer on the floor. He’s shooting 16-for-35 (46 percent) with Brewer on the... Read more »

Rose Will Be Named Youngest MVP in NBA History Tuesday

Rose Will Be Named Youngest MVP in NBA History Tuesday
22-year-old Derrick Rose will be announced as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the 2010-11 regular season on Tuesday, sources confirmed to the Chicago Tribune on Monday evening (K.C. Johnson): At 22 years, 7 months, Rose will become the youngest MVP in NBA history, supplanting 1969 winner and Hall of Famer Wes Unseld by roughly... Read more »

Rose Should Dominate With Hinrich 'Likely to Miss' Bulls-Hawks Series

Rose Should Dominate With Hinrich 'Likely to Miss' Bulls-Hawks Series
Kirk Hinrich reportedly “will likely miss the entire” seven-game series against the Bulls “after severely straining his hamstring in the closing minutes of the Hawks’ series-clinching win over Orlando,” Andrew Seligman reported (AP). Some teams were able to contain Derrick Rose at times this season, but arguably one of the most frustrating for him was... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: April 13, 2011 -- Pruiti's Playoff Previews, Kobe & the Homophobic F-Word, Why LeBron is MVP

Catch n' Shoot: April 13, 2011 -- Pruiti's Playoff Previews, Kobe & the Homophobic F-Word, Why LeBron is MVP
For the best NBA playoff previews, go to NBAPlaybook.com. Sebastian Pruiti posted his complete Bulls-Pacers preview — which I reviewed — and is currently working on Heat-76ers and Celtics-Knicks. The West is shaping a bit more, as all NBA teams play on Wednesday, the final night of the season (Zach Lowe, The Point Forward): 1.)... Read more »

Horny Notes: April 11, 2011 -- Bulls at the Top, the Rest Question, Brewer's Immense Defensive Value, the "MVP Conversation"

Horny Notes: April 11, 2011 -- Bulls at the Top, the Rest Question, Brewer's Immense Defensive Value, the "MVP Conversation"
The Bulls are #1 in the Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings. (Neil Paine, Basketball-Reference) Everything besides “don’t count out [insert historically good or high hoped team here]” says the Bulls should get to the Finals and put on a show, if not win it all. That said, if Noah isn’t a double-double machine, fuck hoping... Read more »

Hollinger: No Way to Define MVP in Rose's Favor

Hollinger: No Way to Define MVP in Rose's Favor
John Hollinger at ESPN wrote his annual full MVP analysis article. In the chat that followed, he listed the common arguments for a player as MVP and noted that all of those arguments favor at least one other player over D-Rose. In his Mar. 31 “Per Diem” at ESPN, John Hollinger calls the coronation of... Read more »
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The Extraordinary Case of Derrick Rose Winning MVP

The Extraordinary Case of Derrick Rose Winning MVP
Personal opinions aside, there’s a truth in the pattern of past MVP winners that doesn’t bode well for Rose’s chances. unrelated note: why do handwritten-sign-people happen? Before the season, Derrick Rose asked, “Why can’t I be MVP?” The short answer: it’d be completely extraordinary because your team doesn’t win enough, other players in the league... Read more »

K.C. Johnson, Deng's Numbers Do Not 'Compare Favorably' to Pierce's

K.C. Johnson, Deng's Numbers Do Not 'Compare Favorably' to Pierce's
The Tribune beat reporter said Luol Deng was snubbed from the All-Star team, despite numbers like that of All-Star Paul Pierce. He was very, very wrong. The Tribune News Services had four basketball reporters write who was “the biggest snub” from the 2011 All-Star rosters. One those was K.C. Johnson at the Chicago Tribune, who... Read more »

Cavs Making a Good MVP Supplemental Argument for LeBron

Cavs Making a Good MVP Supplemental Argument for LeBron
For whatever reason, the obviousness of LeBron James as the midseason MVP makes saying so a controversial statement. Not just what’s his addition’s meant to the Heat (31-13) makes the argument, but also his voluntary subtraction from the Cavaliers (8-35), Neil Payne’s study at Basketball-Reference.com showed. Payne followed: “For those still doubting LeBron James‘ overall... Read more »
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D-Rose Trails D-Wade, Rondo in All-Star Voting

Derrick Rose is third among guard in the Eastern Conference between Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. The second return of All-Star ballots are in and Derrick Rose is third among guard in the Eastern Conference between Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Here’s a statistical comparison of the three so far this season. Chicago Tribune Bulls... Read more »