Thu, 16 October 2014
This Week's Show
Dre is back to talk: offseason gossip about Chris Bosh; Kevin Durant and his value to the Thunder; and Klay Thompson!
This Week's Poll
Bosh talked about how he had to sacrifice to play with LeBron. He gave this as a warning to Kevin Love.
We, of course, questioned Bosh on this. And we found Bosh's game to be less diverse compared to Kevin Love's.
There is something to Bosh's point about feeling worse when you're not the best player on your team. Malcolm Gladwell has discussed this with colleges.
Kevin Durant's Injury
No, the Thunder aren't going to miss the playoffs (if everyone else stays healthy).
This will provide a fun natural experiment. We've seen Durant without Russ. How will Russ do without Durant?
I remember! The reason this came up was Coach Nick and Arturo's great video on why Kyle Korver is the most consistent three-point shooter in the NBA!
I think Klay Thompson, based on his performance so far, is an overrated player. I think other players, including Kyle Korver, are much better.
Check out Nylon Calculus' great shot charts!
You are allowed to say a player is a good player, meaning their contributions help the team. You are allowed to say a player is talented, and that their skills aren't being properly used by the coach. However, they can not be both things simultaneously!
Klay may be a good defender in terms of impacting his opponents shots. However, his recorded defensive stats are not stellar. That said, I've often thought individual defense is overstated by many.
Anyway, with Kerr in control, Klay has no excuses this season!
Chris Baxter (@cbax), for an amazing comic on advanced stats and the eye test.
You, the Boxscore Geeks fans. The fact that our comment section turns into a discussion about Rodman vs. Wilt in terms of rebounding just warms my heart!