3285Re: pip, rip, shaq
- Feb 26 5:58 AM--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "doc319" <doc319@y...> wrote:
> Sagarin had Pip as the 4th best player in the NBA in '03 (behindKG,
> Duncan and Nowitzki) but 2nd in "impact," a measurement of aDoes this imply that a straight-up trade of Pippen for -- say --
> player's contributions when the game is close. Anyone who followed
> Portland last year saw that the Blazers offense ran much more
> smoothly and the defense was much sounder when Pip was playing ...
Shaq would have made the Blazers less successful?
Or were the Blazers a singularly dysfunctional team, with whom
Pippen just happened to fill their gaps particularly well?
I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Aren't the Lakers a
shadow of themselves with Shaq out of the lineup? I'd think he
would be near the top of any 'impact' measurement.
Maybe we're seeing a true "impact to team" measurement, and there's
no league-wide comparison forthcoming: Ostertag-without-a-backup is
just more 'impactful' than Shaq-backed-by-Medvedenko (or whomever).
> ...I do think that the numbers areWell, I'm not a Pip detractor by any means. Neither do I think
> somehow surprising or disturbing to his detractors, who no doubt
> will try to find some way to "explain away" this "anomaly."
his 'impact' is that great, at this stage in his career, over a full
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