Re: Detroit vs. LA
- --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Mike G" <msg_53@h...> wrote:
> ....I think Detroit should consider starting Mehmet Okur.
> And watch out for Mehmet.
Against Shaq, Okur might be their best matchup. Okur is heavier than
Rasheed or Ben and is about as tall as Rasheed. Okur isn't going to
stop Shaq but I think Okur can give Shaq a more difficult time than
Rasheed or Ben. On offense, Okur is a better shooter than both and
he has a pretty good post game. In rebounding, I have Okur with a
15.3 Reb%, Ben with 18.8% and Rasheed with 11.3%. And so replacing
Rasheed with Okur, Detroit gains rebounding, and replacing Ben with
Okur, Detroit loses rebounding, but they gain offense.
- --- If having the best player in the regular season is no guarantee,
I'm not sure what else you can do as a GM. That's why they play the
In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Mike G" <msg_53@h...> wrote:
> --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "mrintp2000" <shzys@n...>a
> >.. I don't know what
> > to conclude ...though... having the best player is anything but
> guarantee of a title. ..suggest
> Well, only 4/34 teams have lost when they had the best individual
> Finals performer. It's highly likely the top player will be from
> the Lakers this year.
> But if you have the best player coming in, but an opponent is the
> best in the Finals, there is almost no precendent that would
> you have a chance to win. It's been a 1-in-16 occurrance
> (Kemp/Jordan in '96).