1047Re: Yao Ming
- Jun 28, 2002--- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Charles L. Steinhardt" <charles@p...>
> Born in Boston = Celtics fan. Moved to Philly, but still have tobe a
> Celtics fan.What a tortured soul.
> I think Bradley would have developed better elsewhere, in asituation
> where fans didn't think he was the wrong pick.Like Utah.
> > To no one's surprise, Houston was statistically significantlybetter
> > with Francis in the lineup. Most of it was offense, where theywere
> > 4 pts better with him than without him. That works out to beabout
> > 10-12 victories better with him. Gulp.miss the
> They'll be an above .500 team IMO. Which in the West means they
> playoffs.I've been reading a bunch of papers on scientific methods of
evaluating coaches. They're all on baseball, so I'm trying to extend
the methods to basketball, but my sense is that RudyT is going to
come out fairly high. There are lots of reasons for me to believe
that Houston won't reach 0.500 (a major lack of defense that probably
won't be helped by Francis or Glen Rice returning - though Ming
should help), but RudyT is that piece that I think will get them to
That then is 13 games that need to be trimmed off of other teams'
projections. Chicago and Memphis both got 2 victories against a
Francis-less Rockets team. For all those saying that Denver will be
the worst team in history next year (I'm not sure why), Denver took
only 1 game against Houston and that was with Francis in the lineup.
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