Re: Dilution, balance, and Bob-bashing
- I agree with just about everything you've said, but I have a question
on one issue.
> However, the Celtics,Do you mind sharing, at least in general terms, what your measurement
> proponents of a run and gun style, were actually a pretty
> mediocre offensive team (and in fact, by my measurement, they
> were in one championship year a below average offensive team
is? Although I haven't done it, I imagine looking at modern team
points per possession, with and without offensive rebounds and
turnovers, would lead to some signficant discrepancies. Is there
another way of guesstimating this?
> I particularly enjoyed Rosen's article on the Sonics where hewatched
> one game (one of the worst of the year, for what it's worth) andPut me firmly in the "pompous windbag" camp. The best thing about the
> acted like he knew something about the team. Apparently, Desmond
> Mason can't make a jumper because he had one bad night.
Mason comment, for instance, was that Rosen said the reason Mason
can't make a jumper was his "low release point", which was hilarious
on several levels:
1) Apparently he's never watched Steve Kerr. Or Andrew Toney. Or
Bryce Drew. Or about a hundred other guys who shoot from under their
chin but make everything.
2) Mason's release point isn't low, especially given that he's about
20 feet off the ground when he shoots it.
3) Mason's problem isn't the release point, it's the lack of arc on