Posts tagged "andrew bynum"

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 »

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'
The most crucial next step in basketball analytics is discovering expected value (EV) Unlike baseball, where we have a game of a somewhat comparable sort of repetition but also knowledge of how many runs produce wins and players routinely move to and from a highly developed minor league structure, basketball analysis still struggle with a relativity... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor
A great case can be made that Tom Thibodeau was the best franchise acquisition of the last offseason. The Bulls moved ahead of the Celtics in BBR’s mathematical power rankings. They’re now sitting in 4th, behind the Spurs, Lakers, and Heat. That said, why was Carlos Boozer still in the game to sprain his ankle... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: December 14, 2010

Dennis Rodman for 2011 Hall of Fame Class is on Facebook. Like it! Scottie Pippen wrote an article for Bulls.com supporting his bid. Let’s get this out of the way: the MVP “conversation” doesn’t extend far past Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams. Only as far as Dwight Howard and Amar’e Stou_emire. Amar’e's team matches up... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: December 8, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 8, 2010
Tuesday was Larry Bird’s 54th birthday. So, I share with you all one of my favorite Bird games. He had a 47-14-11 triple-double against the Blazers, scoring 22 with his left hand. It was on the tail-end of a back-to-back where he had a 35-15-11 triple-double in Seattle. That’s right: two consecutive triple-doubles in a... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: November 30, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: November 30, 2010
A look at Dwight Howard’s early argument for the MVP.Also: Dewey routinely takes 12-15 seconds to shoot a free throw. Petty, but the rule is a ten second max or the attempt is taken away. Considering he average 13 attempts per game this season, his awful 53.8% translates into seven points. Since losing to the... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: November 18, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: November 18, 2010
New rule: No “Dunk Porn” posts for Blake Griffin until that JV squad finds a win. Until then, here’s a quickie to rub out between work and dinner on Anthony Tolliver and the Saving Grace, himself: Sebastian Pruii broke down my favorite play from the Bulls’ win over the Rockets. Glad he caught it. The... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: November 17, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: November 17, 2010
Theo Ratliff will be out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery. Doesn’t sound like much, but Andrew Bynum’s also still out and racing cars at high speeds. Include Lamar Odom and that makes two Imperial Lakers capable of playing center and Odom’s the starting power forward with Pau Gasol starting at center. Phil-Jack threatened to send... Read more »

Will Marc Gasol Make His All-Star Debut in 2011?

In the middle of a potentially dangerous starting lineup, among an unhealthy group of centers, who looks to be picked to inevitably backup Yao Ming for the West? This only popped into my head while coming across a post at the Dime website that interpreted the Magic’s beatdown of the exhausted, forfeiting Bulls’ as “message to Boston... Read more »
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