2015 Draft Lottery Jun 9, 2015 6:45:30 GMT
Post by Charles Barkley on Jun 9, 2015 6:45:30 GMT
Ill take the opposition here, for fun. Since we discuss this stuff around in the SW and even in the RC.
The Philly team is the perfect example. Guys like Tony Worten putting up good numbers. But at the same time, we have to take them with a grain of salt. Sure, it shows that they can play and hang in the league, but the numbers are inflated. Just like how a team that runs has inflated numbers. More possessions equals more opportunity for points. We also are good at using the eye test on these types of players and looking at more advanced stats. I think a lot of us are good at recognizing these things in the Stock Watch when throwing ratings around. As a whole, I'd say we are ultra conservative for increasing young guys. And I'd also say that with the way we have the RC humming at the moment, we don't have to have the ultra conservative attitude anymore.
Now, when we are talking about impact rookies that didn't go to the playoffs, that is a different story all together. Wiggins is different from Worten. Yes, I know Worten isn't a rookie, but just as a general comparison for young guys on bad teams. We have a highly praised guy in Wiggins, and a under the radar guy in Worten. Look at the Worten rating thread. We did a really good job of taking his stats with a grain of salt, you know?
Now, the 2014 rookies, that is a different story all together. Everyone gets so wrapped up in the OVR number next to their name. But with the way the rookies are, and every other player, we need to look beyond the OVR. If a guy is good at shooting 3's in real life, he will be good at that in the game. Kyle Korver is the best example of this, we went to increase him, or at least someone put a Stock Watch up for him, and we showed the league his attributes and basically said that if we add more points to the OVR next to his name, we'd be increasing things that he doesn't do well. STOP THINKING OVERALL RATING IS EVERYTHING. I mean, if Korver isn't enough of an example, look at Dirk and Dallas and Danny, Danny Does Dallas.