GM 53: (LOWLY) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
02/24/13 11:38 am EST
Miami Heat 114 FinalRecap | Box Score 90 Philadelphia 76ers
Lavoy Allen, PF 32 MIN | 2-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -14

After a stellar 1st Q in which he scored, rebounded, dropped a dime or two and set some nice picks, Lavoy disappeared.  What remains most disturbing for me is that he defense has not gotten any better since he entered the NBA.

Evan Turner, SF 36 MIN | 8-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 16 PTS | -17

Another roller coaster night from the enigma that is Evan Turner.  He came out of the gates fast going by going to the rim and hitting 3-3 in the 1st Q. He then missed his next 4 FGAs in the 1st half.  ET was also part of curious “small lineup” in the 2nd Q that provided little resistance for the Heat.  In the 2nd half ET started 2-2 on FGAs and then proceeded to go 2-5.  FYI…ET is now 0-for-his-last-12 on 3PAs

Spencer Hawes, C 25 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | -15

Moving on…

Jrue Holiday, PG 37 MIN | 8-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 21 PTS | -16

A very good night for Jrue that included only 2 TOs against one of the better defensive teams in the NBA.  It was odd to me that he did not attempt a FG until 1:47 remained in the 1st Q, but I especially liked the way he attacked the rim from that point on.  Holiday’s effort inspired this ohh so true quote from Lebron, “”Holiday is a great player, but he needs help.”

Nick Young, SG 33 MIN | 8-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -17

Yes he scored 19 points, but 12 of those came in the 1st Q and he had 14 at halftime.  Like a lot of the Sixers, Swaggy didn’t have what it takes to hang with the Heat in the 2nd half.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 7 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -3

So in 2 games since the ASB, Doug has given Moultrie a total of 7 minutes.  That’s a joke.

Dorell Wright, SF 32 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 17 PTS | -16

Dorell was determined to get his against the team that drafted him straight out of high school.  Some of the 3PAs he hoisted up last night were more then ill-advised, but he managed to shoot 50% so I guess we can’t be too critical.

Jeremy Pargo, PG 22 MIN | 2-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -13

Why bother signing this guy for the remainder of the season if you are not going to use him properly?

Royal Ivey, PG 8 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -6

For me this was 8 minutes too many.  Give those ticks to the new guy Charles Jenkins or Pargo.

Damien Wilkins, SG 7 MIN | 0-0 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -3

Garbage time…

Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

Do you think Kwame works out or gets some shots up after each DNP-CD?  Me neither.

Charles Jenkins, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

Sorry kid…Welcome to DC’s bench

Doug Collins

I’m not sure there was anything Doug could have done to stop last night’s lopsided loss, so I can’t blame much of this one on him.  But I am having major issues with his management of minutes. Hawes was awful last night, but Moultrie doesn’t get in until garbage time?  Same with Lavoy.  He limited Pargo to 22 mins. as well.  I also did not like the Ivey/Turner/Pargo/Wright/Allen lineup that he trotted out there in the 2nd Q.  The results for that lineup weren’t pretty.  And whatever speech he gave in in the locker room at halftime needs to be thrown out and never used again.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…

1.  The Sixers played respectable basketball in the 1st half.  Thus the game was exciting to watch because they kept the score close.  However, at no point did I have any confidence that the Sixers were going to give the Heat a run for their money.  It was like watching a vicious cat just play with a mouse for a while before getting bored and then ripping the helpless victim’s head off.

2.  During the 1st half the Twitter-sphere as well as Zumoff and Rose were heaping praise on Turner for what a solid job he did guarding Lebron.  What a crock of sh**.  LeBron was clearly in “get everybody involved” mode duirng the 1st half and could have dropped the hammer on Turner at any time if he wanted to do so.  Turner was lucky James had other interests during the 1st half.

3.  We all know that Sixers struggle to drive the ball to the rim and get to the FT line, but last night was a new low.  The Heat were called for ZERO fouls in the 1st Q and only 4 in the entire 1st half.  The Sixers 1st FTA of the game came at the 4:11 mark of the 3rd Q.

4.  Wade (33 points) was 12 of 14 at that point before missing a 3-pointer…In the 1st half the Heat went 18 mins without a 3PM, then thanks to Shane Battier and Ray Allen, made 5 in the last 5 mins of the half…The Heat shot 60% from the field in the 1st half and cooled off to 58% for the game…

5.  The second half performance by the Sixers was embarrassing last night.  They went nearly 3 mins. without a hoop in the early 3rd Q and only hit 3 FGAs in the final 4 mins of that Q…They Also only scored 19 points in the 4th Q…The Sixers have now lost 4 in a row and 5-of-their-last-6.

6.  Great pic on Twitter (@amyfadoolcsn) during the game of Allen Iverson hanging with Temple Owls down in Charlotte…

 


 
 
 

25 Responses to “GM 53: (LOWLY) RAPID REACTS”

  1. Steve Toll
    24. February 2013 at 11:55

    When it mattered, Chalmers OUTPLAYED Holiday.

    This team is bad and the owners/GM/coach should feel bad.

    It will be hilarious to see what happens this offseason, most notably when SwaggyP likes get 2.2 million in free agency, Dorell is given his walking papers and Bynum is maxed

  2. Louie
    24. February 2013 at 13:15

    Steve,

    Anyone can look great when they play with Lebron and wade. That’s the problem with the whole outplayed argument. Basketball is a team game, and the production of ones teammate can affect how good a player can be. So your wrong as usual with your abismal assessment of basketball.

  3. CG
    24. February 2013 at 13:23

    Evan Turner hasn’t hit a 3 since January 26th, so obviously that means he hasn’t made a single one this month…

  4. Steve Toll
    24. February 2013 at 14:34

    Louie,

    The only thing that is abysmal are you excuses for Jrue

  5. Jake Fischer
    24. February 2013 at 14:47

    Steve,

    Chalmers doesn’t have to play defense and is job description is “hit open threes and drive when the shot clock is running down” That’s a job 80% of NBA guards good excel at.

  6. Rick
    24. February 2013 at 14:51

    Louie,

    Steve doesn’t understand that yet, he’s still learning the game. I tired to explain to him that when your a role player and you have good, or in this case great players around you, you can look great in your role. Even James said it, Jrue is a great player, but he needs help. You think the heat wouldn’t rather have Jrue than mario chalmers…?

    On a more sour note, that Bynum article made me feel sick to my stomach. Then reading the comments and seeing the Lakers fans boast about how they got over on us. SMH Im starting to feel that he waited to practice with us after the trade dead-line so that we couldn’t see how bad of shape he was really in. Maybe if we did see him in action before the deadline we would have traded him. Bynum better not even think about asking for anything near a max contract. If I was our GM I would feel so disrespected and played if he did that. He better sign a 2 or 3 year with incentives(if your healthy than you get the money, if your not, see you later.)

  7. Jeff McMenamin
    24. February 2013 at 15:14

    Steve,

    ET’s struggles have a lot to do with the fact that he’s asked to do too much. You try guarding LeBron James and taking 19 shots. You probably wouldn’t get out of bed for a month. Yet, now Turner has to get right back up and guard Carmelo Anthony. He’ll be more of a role player/defender if Bynum ever takes the court. Instead of the 2nd option like his is now he’ll be the 4th option like he should be.

  8. Jeff McMenamin
    24. February 2013 at 15:29

    Steve,

    Also unrelated…You realize the stat WS has a direct correlation to how many “wins” your team has? You use these stats all the time to try to improve your nonsensical arguments and I don’t even think you understand what the stats mean or the best way to use them. Obviously if you compare a player on a winning team to a player on the Sixers more often than not their WS will be higher, which I tried explaining to you months ago and you just ignored it.

    WS per basketball reference:
    “Because this metric is designed to estimate a player’s contribution in terms of wins, it makes sense to see if the sum of player Win Shares for a particular school closely matches the school’s win total. For 2000-01 Duke the sum of player Win Shares is 39.2, while the school’s win total is 35, an error of 35 – 39.2 = -4.2 wins. This error is actually larger than the “typical” error; looking at all Division I schools since the 1998-99 season (the last season we have complete player statistics), the average absolute error is 2.3 wins and the root mean squared error is 3.0 wins.”

    So even still they admit there is a pretty large margin of error in their data.

    WP per wages of wins:
    “Chapter Three reports the leaders in Wins Produced from the 2008-09 season. This list reports a few names – like Chris Paul, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Dwight Howard – that people generally believe are among the best. But how many NBA fans would rank Troy Murphy, David Lee, and Antonio McDyess among the best players in the game?

    Our response to this complaint is that it’s essentially true. Wins Produced is inconsistent with common perceptions of player performance. Common perceptions are driven by points scored. Non-scoring factors tend to be minimized or ignored. Given this disconnect between how the factors are perceived and the impact these factors have on wins, it’s not surprising that a model that measures wins would give results that differ with how people perceive the game. Or to put it another way, both PERs and NBA Efficiency are consistent with perceptions of performance; but neither is very consistent with wins.”

    Sooo what they’re saying is that even if players essentially receive good game scores, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have a greater affect on winning basketball games.

    If you have time and want to actually improve your analysis (may be tough for someone as dolt as you) you should read this…
    http://www.countthebasket.com/blog/2008/05/28/comparing-player-ratings/

    It clearly explains the errors in advanced metrics, but also identifies how each stat is useful. But knowing you, you’re probably too “above” this website.

  9. Steve Toll
    24. February 2013 at 15:37

    Rick,

    Chalmers > Jrue last night, get over it.

    Your thoughts on Bynums future contract manages to be dumber than your usual stuff, I thought that’d be impossible

    Jeff,

    ET is literally the at best the 6th negative player in the NBA this year

  10. Larry Smith
    24. February 2013 at 15:53

    Thats why Labron old looking a&& ran from Cleveland to get some help. Dark Shadow AKA Jrue H is the problem, he’s too selfish, and not a star, but a regular. And Darkness have help just get NICK YOUNG THE FREAKING BALL AT ALL COSTS. And give your self a BIG FAT FFF.

  11. Steve Toll
    24. February 2013 at 15:53

    JEFF EXPLAIN
    JEFF EXPLAIN
    JEFF EXPLAIN
    JEFF EXPLAIN
    JEFF EXPLAIN

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=lowryky01&y1=2013&p2=johnsam01&y2=2013&p3=varejan01&y3=2013&p4=kirilan01&y4=2013&p5=anderry01&y5=2013&p6=hilarne01&y6=2013

  12. Steve Toll
    24. February 2013 at 15:56

    I’m loving these excuses for Jrue “All-Star” Holiday, they are hilarious

  13. Jeff McMenamin
    24. February 2013 at 17:41

    Steve,

    As always…You ignored and moved past my intelligent responses like a coward and threw back your same old tired and thoughtless claims.

    In everything there’s exceptions. In one out of every 1,000 tests in your life you may receive an A, but normally you’ll perform in the bottom tier of the class.

    This season, the players you pointed out are shooting the ball exceptionally well (despite their teams awful records).

    Lowry and Andersons WS’s are particularly skewed due to their high shooting percentages from beyond the arc.

    They’re all good players, but their FG percentages skew their WS to be better than it should be.

    Anderson was the best player on the Hornets before Gordon came back and has played at a high level this season. I don’t know why you chose Varajeo and Nene as examples, they’re great players and have been throughout their careers. Varajeo if healthy would’ve been an all-star this season. Nene is a very good rebounder and his career FG percentage is .555. AK47 is a shell of himself, but used to be one of the Top 10 forwards in the league. Johnson and Lowry are great 6th men.

    How do you explain these players WS when they were the best or second best players on the same teams you just mentioned this season?
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=rubiori01&y1=2013&p2=bealbr01&y2=2013&p3=derozde01&y3=2013&p4=vasqugr01&y4=2013&p5=waitedi01&y5=2013

    Are Rubio, Beal, DeRozen, Vasquez and Waiters really that bad or are the teams they’re on, combined with their FG% making them look much worse than they actually are?

    Also, how do you explain these players WS in comparison to some of the players you mentioned when combined they’ve only started in just 20 games this season?
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=lowryky01&y1=2013&p2=anderry01&y2=2013&p3=johnsam01&y3=2013&p4=collini01&y4=2013&p5=martike02&y5=2013&p6=diawbo01&y6=2013

    Do you really think Diaw, Collison and Martin should be talked about as playing elite this season? Or do you think the teams they’re on skews their WS so that metric looks a lot higher than it should be?

    I’m interested in hearing your “logic”.

  14. Steve Toll
    24. February 2013 at 17:53

    WS is skewed because of high %’s

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  15. Rick
    24. February 2013 at 18:55

    Steve,

    Your useless, hard-headed people never learn until it’s too late.

  16. Jon
    24. February 2013 at 20:11

    Steve, you still never disproved me I that article a few days ago on the production of jrue. Mario chalmers did not outplay jrue tonight. Mario chalmers usage rate is 15.2, good for 68th in the league among point guards. Jrue’s is at 27, that’s fourth.

  17. Sean
    24. February 2013 at 20:30

    Steve Toll is the skip bayless of this website

  18. Jeff McMenamin
    24. February 2013 at 20:39

    Steve,

    Once again you’ve proved your idiocy and ignorance. Can’t even answer a question in a thoughtful way. I don’t even know if you’re capable of thoughtful responses.

    Shawn Marion is 44th all-time in NBA history in WS (11th in active WS)…Does that mean he’s the 44th best player ever to play in the NBA? Jason Kidd is 26th all-time. Rashard Lewis is 102nd. Higher than Ginobli, Bosh, Amare, AK47, Chandler, Carmelo, Iguodala, Joe Johnson…You catch my drift.

    How do you explain this?

    How do you explain these?

    “How do you explain these players WS when they were the best or second best players on the same teams you just mentioned this season?
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=rubiori01&y1=2013&p2=bealbr01&y2=2013&p3=derozde01&y3=2013&p4=vasqugr01&y4=2013&p5=waitedi01&y5=2013

    Are Rubio, Beal, DeRozen, Vasquez and Waiters really that bad or are the teams they’re on, combined with their FG% making them look much worse than they actually are?

    Also, how do you explain these players WS in comparison to some of the players you mentioned when combined they’ve only started in just 20 games this season?
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=lowryky01&y1=2013&p2=anderry01&y2=2013&p3=johnsam01&y3=2013&p4=collini01&y4=2013&p5=martike02&y5=2013&p6=diawbo01&y6=2013

    Do you really think Diaw, Collison and Martin should be talked about as playing elite this season? Or do you think the teams they’re on skews their WS so that metric looks a lot higher than it should be?”

    Once again, I’m interested in hearing your “logic”.

  19. Rick
    24. February 2013 at 22:54

    Steve,

    I would love to watch a sixers game with you. Then I would really be able to tell how little you know about basketball. I feel like it would be like teaching my son(if I had one) about the game.

    Sean,

    Your disrespecting Skip Bayless comparing him to Steve. Skip makes a lot of good points. Although sometimes he is all the way in left field, he does know his sports for the most part. I can’t say so much for the other guy.

  20. Sean
    25. February 2013 at 10:47

    Rick, you are right. I apologize to skip bayless

  21. Steve Toll
    25. February 2013 at 13:37

    Jeff,

    It’s useless explaining things to someone who doesnt understand .
    Please let me know when you are willing to take my offer, until then stop.

    Rick,
    I only go to 76ers games courtside. I wouldn’t risk meeting you at an establishment that I frequent because of how you may act and thus negatively impact me.

    When you procure courtside tickets, let me know, I’ll have my secretary contact you and arrange a town car to and from the game for you.

    If you still feel the same after the game, I’ll pay for the tickets too

    Sean,

    At least you’re talking about me, breh

  22. Jeff McMenamin
    25. February 2013 at 15:13

    Typical Steve Toll response. Disproved again and not man enough to face the facts. Just cowarding away into his world of sorrow and misery. Your writing career should be compared to Sam Bowie’s NBA career, broken from the start and full of disappointment.

  23. Jon
    25. February 2013 at 18:56

    Sooooo.. I win?

  24. Steve Toll
    25. February 2013 at 22:51

    Jeff,

    Let me know when you are willing to accept my offer. It’s ‘cowering’ not cowarding.

    Jon,
    What we playing for again?

  25. Jeff McMenamin
    26. February 2013 at 00:39

    Steve,

    You’re worthless. Keep trolling, it’s the only place where your so called “knowledge” will be seen. Thanks for the grammar correction…

    Looks like you could use a little help yourself..

    “ET is literally “the at best the” 6th negative player in the NBA this year”

    Or..

    “It will be hilarious to see what happens this offseason, most notably when SwaggyP “likes get” 2.2 million in free agency.”

    You already know betting isn’t how I roll. Why do you keep bringing up the offer stunted Steve? For the simple reason you aren’t able to coherently answer my questions time and time again and you disappear whenever someone disproves you with something insightful, you can continue to lurch in the comment section but your credibility has reached rock bottom.

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