Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: More on the Mavs
- "Dean Oliver " wrote:
>Oh, absolutely. All of it is covered regularly - the soft D, poor
> Is anyone down in the Big D talking about Better D? I'm not
> there, so I don't know.
rebounding, 1-5 record against the top teams. The thing is, I think it has
led to the general fan being a bit more reserved in his expectations for
this team, and that is probably a good thing. Looking back at Det v Bos,
Chi v Det, and Sac v LAL, the team trying to get over the hump usually does
not do it in their second try. History tells us that Sac may well be ready
to beat LAL, but Dal is not yet ready to take that next step.
The good news for the locals is that they will probably get a Stanley Cup
out of the deal, a decent consolation prize.
"Every time I see the U.S. flag, I don't see the flag only
representative of a country, but I see it as a symbol of
democracy and of freedom."
-- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
- My own supposition is that the Mavs will have the best record, but if
the Kings had been in one piece they would have at least matched it;
my playoff prediction assumes equal health by both clubs.
--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Dean Oliver <deano@r...>"
> I guess one of the underlying questions of why people (7/11,
> according to the poll) think the Kings are likely to win the title
> is: Do we think the Kings will end up with the best regular season
> record over the Mavs?
> I'll set up a poll for that, too. Clearly, most people pick one
> at the start of the season to have the best regular season recordand
> win the title. It's cases where we don't think that will happenthat
> require some understanding.
> More informally, do we think the Mavs D -- if it's a gimmick -- is
> going to get worse as the season progresses? I think I see
> indications of that.