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Re: Trivia

Post by Crow » Sat May 25, 2019 11:12 pm

If I did it right, LBJ had 17 such games in 22 total games last season. Kawhi has 12 in 17 games so far. No one else in that group at this point this season or last season.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sun May 26, 2019 12:18 am

Sounds about right. You could cut it at 20 or 25 or whatever. I was cherry-picking the cutoff in Kawhi's favor.
Duncan's 2003 and Shaq's 2000 were epic, career-best, and Kawhi may be there. Does he go for the kill tonight? Does Giannis assert his physicality when his back is to the wall?

It's hard to be the best player on the court when Giannis is out there, but Kawhi has been the man.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Crow » Sun May 26, 2019 6:32 pm

Has anyone computed the average tenure in years for players on specific teams for league or individual teams?

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:06 am

How good was Kawhi Leonard's 2019 postseason?
Using an amalgam of Win Shares and VORP, take the avg of WS and VORP*2
In the 3-point era -- 40 years now -- the top 20 chronologically:

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xy    playoff   yr    Tm    Min   VORP    WS
5.34   Bird    1984   BOS   961   2.98   4.72
4.71   Jordan  1989   CHI   718   2.69   4.04
4.77   Jordan  1990   CHI   674   2.78   3.99
5.15   Jordan  1991   CHI   689   2.76   4.78
4.78   Jordan  1992   CHI   920   2.71   4.14

4.77   Jordan  1993   CHI   783   2.56   4.40
4.61   Barkley 1993   PHO  1026   2.31   4.60
4.94   Hakeem  1994   HOU   989   2.79   4.29
4.68   Shaq    2000   LAL  1000   2.35   4.67
6.49   Duncan  2003   SAS  1021   3.52   5.93

xy    playoff   yr    Tm    Min   VORP    WS
5.18   Dirk    2006   DAL   983   2.48   5.39
5.06   Wade    2006   MIA   959   2.66   4.80
4.61   Kobe    2009   LAL   940   2.28   4.66
5.37   LeBron  2009   CLE   580   2.96   4.82
6.15   LeBron  2012   MIA   983   3.24   5.82

5.58   LeBron  2013   MIA   960   2.98   5.20
5.49   LeBron  2016   CLE   822   3.14   4.69
4.68   LeBron  2017   CLE   744   2.55   4.26
6.32   LeBron  2018   CLE   922   3.73   5.17
4.97   Kawhi   2019   TOR   939   2.54   4.87
http://bkref.com/tiny/vAz5m
Between the Jordan era and the LeBron era, a series of one-timers.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:12 pm

Before LeBron shipped himself to Miami in 2010, the NBA Finals MVP -- 43 years of them -- averaged 12.5 seasons with the team they led through those Finals.
Since that time, none have had such franchise loyalty.

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sea.    mvp    tm   yrs
2019   Kawhi   Tor    1
2018   Durant  GSW    3
2017   Durant  GSW    3
2016   LeBron  Cle   11
2015  Iguodala GSW    6
2014   Kawhi   SAS    7
2013   LeBron  Mia    4
2012   LeBron  Mia    4
2011   Dirk    Dal   21
2010   Kobe    LAL   20
2009   Kobe    LAL   20
2008   Pierce  Bos   15
2007   Parker  SAS   17
2006   Wade    Mia   15
2005   Duncan  SAS   19
2004   Billups Det    8
2003   Duncan  SAS   19
2002   Shaq    LAL    8
2001   Shaq    LAL    8
2000   Shaq    LAL    8
1999   Duncan  SAS   19
1998   Jordan  Chi   13
1997   Jordan  Chi   13
1996   Jordan  Chi   13
1995  Olajuwon Hou   17
1994  Olajuwon Hou   17
1993   Jordan  Chi   13
1992   Jordan  Chi   13
1991   Jordan  Chi   13
1990   Isiah   Det   13
1989   Dumars  Det   14
1988   Worthy  LAL   12
1987   Magic   LAL   13
1986   Bird    Bos   13
1985   Kareem  LAL   14
1984   Bird    Bos   13
1983   Moses   Phl    4
1982   Magic   LAL   13
1981   Maxwell Bos    8
1980   Magic   LAL   13
1979   DJ      Sea    4
1978   Unseld  Was   13
1977   Walton  Por    4
1976   White   Bos   10
1975   Barry   GSW    8
1974  Havlicek Bos   16
1973   Reed    NYK   10
1972   Wilt    LAL    5
1971   Kareem  Mil    6
1970   Reed    NYK   10
1969   West    LAL   14
LeBron's extended visit to Miami was 4 years, matching the short terms of Bill Walton (Por), Dennis Johnson (Sea), and Moses Malone (Phl).
Durant broke that mark for brevity, and Kawhi demolished that one. Drive-by champion.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Crow » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:48 am

How long will A Davis stick with Lakers? Could be rest of career, could be short.

Will both Leonard & George stick around?

Giannis... probably sticks around.

Warriors more old school.

Is Durant done moving? I lean slightly toward no.



Compared to the alternatives, previously available and in the future, the Celtics sticking long-term with Walker Brown Tatum Hayward does not seem the best to me. No way I see a title coming with that core. Oh decent / good seasons. But no titles and not close.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Crow » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:28 pm

In past 12 seasons 70% of teams have made at least one conference finals.

Rockets and Thunder under Morey and Presti have made 5 total. That is 50% above the average but would be much closer to average for the non-terrible teams. No titles in 24 tries. Just one finals game won.

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