Posts tagged "dirk nowitzki"

Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3

Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3
(#5) Hawks lead (#4) Magic 3-1. This series has been painful to watch. The boredom is criminal. The Hawks have taken both games in Atlanta, starting with Jamal Crawford luckboxing heroically nailing this 3-pointer at the end of Game 3 (Basketball-Reference): Game 4 ended 88-85 (BBR) and I admit that I neglected it for lesson planning... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: April 21, 2011 -- LB-F'N-J, Lakers Trap CP3, Blazers & Sixers Looking Very Outmatched, Shaq Done?

Catch n' Shoot: April 21, 2011 -- LB-F'N-J, Lakers Trap CP3, Blazers & Sixers Looking Very Outmatched, Shaq Done?
LeBron James? LeBron. Fucking. James…. #5 Hawks 82#4 Magic 88Box Score | RecapSeries tied 1-1 #7 76ers 73#2 Heat 94Box Score | RecapHeat lead series 2-0 #6 Knicks 93#3 Celtics 96Box Score | RecapCeltics lead series 2-0 #8 Grizzlies 87#1 Spurs 93Box Score | RecapSeries tied 1-1 #5 Nuggets 89#4 Thunder 106Box Score | RecapThunder lead... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden

Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden
Over the summer, Derrick Rose shot “at least 1,000 treys a day from a variety of angles.” Yes. The value and character of Omer Asik, a great profile by Steve Aschburner at NBA.com. Kurt Helin has Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kobe Bryant on his five-man MVP ballot. I don’t disagree with this... Read more »
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On 'MVP Conversation' Logic: Rose's MVP Case Isn't 'Self-Evident'

On 'MVP Conversation' Logic: Rose's MVP Case Isn't 'Self-Evident'
A comment I made on a blog post quoting myself with other knowledgeable analysts, who happen to be Bulls fans, denying that it’s so “self-evident” that Derrick Rose is the NBA MVP. Ricky O’Donnell edits the fine Tremendous Upside Potential blog and posted comments of mine, “Blog-a-Bull” editor “Your Friendly Bulls Blogger,” and “Ball Don’t... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'

Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'
Derrick Rose, winning: True Shooting Percentage carries a very low margin of error. Of course, no metric is without error, but I’m not sure any commonly accepted have a wider margin of error than human eyes and brains. Not saying it’s the argument, but Rose’s .TS% ranked in the 70s among qualified leaders and in... Read more »

'MVP Conversation' Study: Other Teams Win Less Without Their Stars Than Bulls Would Without Rose

'MVP Conversation' Study: Other Teams Win Less Without Their Stars Than Bulls Would Without Rose
The primary argument for proponents of Derrick Rose as the 2010-11 NBA MVP always resorts to underrating the way the Bulls are coached and generally managed. For lack of better words, it’s largely a trite “the Bulls would suck without Rose” argument. The argument isn’t without validity or value when applied across the league. But... 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 »

Midseason NBA Power Rankings Galore!!!

Midseason NBA Power Rankings Galore!!!
I haven’t updated the power rankings in a while and seeing as the media has conveniently decided the middle of this week to be the “midseason,” let’s rank the teams, give my All-Star picks, and rank for awards…. In one post! Hint: The MVP so far is more obvious than you’d enjoy admitting. Team Power... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: December 29, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 29, 2010
The Mavs (24-6) got it handed to them by the damn Raptors (11-20) 84-76. Most astounding is that half the Toronto squad was injured and the other half is worse than bad, so the Raptors played with an eight-man rotation. Some guy named Ed Davis dropped 17 off the bench, FFS! The Mavs were without... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: December 28, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 28, 2010
The Clippers (10-22) won the fifth of their last six games Monday, beating the Queens (5-23) 100-99 (Box Score). “Baron Davis to Blake Griffin” is becoming the phrase of the season: A look at the historical pattern of MVPs doesn’t bode very well for Derrick Rose this year. Dirk Nowitzki left Monday’s Mavs (24-5) 103-93... Read more »