LaMarcus Aldridge's Big Leap Forward
Kevin Arnovitz speaks to Blazers big man LaMarcus Aldridge about the new mood in Portlandia, Roy Hibbert's comments about Aldridge's post moves and teammate Damian Lillard's musical stylings.
Of those 18 players, 7 were never able to return to NBA action, 3 returned for just one season, and the remaining 8 would go on to play 2 or more seasons. And of those players that returned, their performance suffered drastically, especially in their first season. In their study of the 11 players that returned to the NBA, the players' PER (player efficiency rating), decreased by an average of 4.57 points. In the second, it decreased by 4.38 points.
... If you decreased his PER by the average reduction of 4.57 ... you’d find that Kobe would’ve ranked 49th in the league last year, some 24 spots higher than where ESPN has him in their NBA Rank. Kobe is an animal, but the stats indicate that the anger towards his NBA Rank of 25 is far from justified.
Players should rate players..just like the nfl do..these analysts never played at this level before! Just being real— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) October 16, 2013
Just read a link to H Abbot’s ESPN article about new ideas in NBA thru the advent of stats. 2 thing Henry: Red Holzman had 2 rules:— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) October 11, 2013
“Hit the open man” and “see the ball on defense”…nothing new about getting ball to open man. Two, Utah Jazz was perennially the best in West— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) October 11, 2013
The Jazz also were the team with fewest 3pt attempts yearly. Basketball is played to strengths of individuals. 3pters are not always the key— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) October 11, 2013