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by walker_harris3
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Next big trade possibilities
Replies: 18
Views: 8398

Re: Next big trade possibilities

Zach Lowe predicted today that Nic Batum won't be in Charlotte next season, especially if the Hornets keep Kemba Walker. So looks like a prediction that the Hornets will try and make a blockbuster for a "2nd option" for Kemba. Hard to see legitimate partners for that contract though, a lot depends o...
by walker_harris3
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Next big trade possibilities
Replies: 18
Views: 8398

Re: Next big trade possibilities

A Kemba Walker sign and trade will probably happen if the Hornets don't dish out max or near max dollar for him this summer. Kemba went on the Jump in January and said "They know what they need to do" in regards to what Kupchak & management need to do to keep him. Judging from the trade deadline ina...
by walker_harris3
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Effects of a team's schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 1674

Effects of a team's schedule

I had this thought the other day comparing the Pistons' post-ASB schedule to the Hornets' post-ASB schedule: Does finishing the season "strong" with an easy schedule have better effects on team chemistry and player happiness than finishing the season "struggling" with a very difficult schedule? The ...
by walker_harris3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: 2018-19 season commentary
Replies: 399
Views: 225138

Re: 2018-19 season commentary

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/rockets-still-threat-to-beat-warriors-youve-been-warned-by-west-coach/cnglwewv6ryy1i8zfqw7hhus2 - Interesting article on the Rockets. I'm wondering if they are about to go on a similar run that the 76ers went on to finish off last season. Rockets have a few to...
by walker_harris3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Hey Coach/GM
Replies: 22
Views: 14621

Re: Hey Coach/GM

There have been substantial changes to the rotation in the past 3 games that are very good. 3 guard lineup usage has decreased, the right small ball units have been played, and in general the bench rotation has been a LOT better. One glaring problem that cannot be ignored however is the starting lin...
by walker_harris3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: improved players 2018-19
Replies: 7
Views: 8318

Re: improved players 2018-19

For Charlotte pts added is heavily weighed down by Kemba Walker's -50 which if I had to guess is currently being weighed down by bad recently bad RPM and PIPM estimates as a result of a 6 game stretch where the Hornets went 1-5 and played like the worst team in the NBA (-17.0 point differential) wit...
by walker_harris3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Hey Coach/GM
Replies: 22
Views: 14621

Re: Hey Coach/GM

As far as trades go, one is desperately needed for a legitimate 2nd option. Trading for a role player is not going to do anything. The team already has good role players, it doesn't have a legitimate 2nd option to complement Kemba. Right now it looks like Beal is the only potential option that fits ...
by walker_harris3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Hey Coach/GM
Replies: 22
Views: 14621

Re: Hey Coach/GM

Well Borrego, you took the opposite approach. Jeremy Lamb made what is likely a premature return from hamstring injury and got inserted into the starting lineup for Devonte' Graham. The recommended starting lineup received 0 minutes, and Biyombo/Graham only shared the floor for 1 minute. Biyombo had...
by walker_harris3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Hey Coach/GM
Replies: 22
Views: 14621

Re: Hey Coach/GM

Don't want to hijack your thread Crow but felt this would fit better here rather than in the season commentary thread. Hey James Borrego, Cody Zeller is out 4-6 weeks, and Jeremy Lamb is simultaneously injured with a hamstring. You have so far turned to Hernangomez (1 start) and Biyombo (2 starts) i...
by walker_harris3
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: 2018-19 season commentary
Replies: 399
Views: 225138

Re: 2018-19 season commentary

De'Aaron Fox is 13th/94 by RPM among PGs so far at +1.89, ahead of Westbrook & John Wall. Lonzo is 46th at -1.18, DSJ 67th at -1.87. Fultz 87th at -2.23. Ntilikina 91st at -4.07. Looking like the best PG from the 2017 draft so far. Fox was 80th out of 82 point guards in RPM last season at -4.27. Tha...
by walker_harris3
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Defending the Bucks
Replies: 2
Views: 4338

Re: Defending the Bucks

Good lord, that difference is 3P rate is ridiculous. +14.4 raw on/off is also 2nd on the team only to Giannis' +15.4. Getting him off the court has to be a priority for teams. He's probably on the most valuable contract in the NBA right now.
by walker_harris3
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Defending the Bucks
Replies: 2
Views: 4338

Defending the Bucks

Seems to me the easiest/best way to play the Bucks is to treat their centers as if they are just sharpshooting wings. Treat Brook Lopez as if he were Kyle Korver. Functionally, they're more similar in style of play than Brook Lopez is with any other NBA center that I can think of. So why stick a tra...
by walker_harris3
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: 2018-19 season commentary
Replies: 399
Views: 225138

Re: 2018-19 season commentary

Wondering if the Wizards are in win now or rebuild mindset regarding trades. Find it funny how had the Sixers waited a couple weeks, they would've walked away with a more team-friendly trade with Beal rather than with Butler. Hornets should be taking this opportunity seriously, they will not get a b...
by walker_harris3
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: 2018-19 season commentary
Replies: 399
Views: 225138

Re: 2018-19 season commentary

Miles Bridges preseason shooting is unsustainable and subject to regression, but his shot distribution is perfect. Took 45 shots, 71.1% of them were at the rim or from 3. He shot 65.6% on those 32 shots, 14/18 at the rim, 7/14 from three. 65% of Jayson Tatum's shots last season were at the rim or fr...
by walker_harris3
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Player Box Score Projections
Replies: 11
Views: 12966

Re: Player Box Score Projections

Basketball Reference just put out 2018-19 per-36 minute box score projections. Don't think there's a bank for them though.