Posted on: June 3, 2017 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Favorite Play: Game #1 NBA Finals 2017

The first game of the the NBA Finals is finally in the books.  The game can be summed up in four words: pace, Curry, Durant and turnovers.   Pace because Cleveland won last years finals at a rate of 95 possessions per game; the fewer the better.  Game one was at 102 possessions; advantage Warriors.   Curry because when Cleveland put him in pick-and-roll situations last Finals the Cavs took…

Posted on: May 21, 2017 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

NBA Combine (Part 3)

I’m going to breakdown the players I thought stood out, should return to school or disappointed me on the last day of scrimmages.  There are players who participated in the scrimmage’s that I’m not going to mention in either category: Kennedy Meeks, Rawle Alkins, Jamel Artis, Peter Jok, Melo Trimble, Moritz Wagner, Omer Yurtseven, VJ Beachem, Isaiah Briscoe, just to name a few.  These players were pretty forgettable and did…

Posted on: May 16, 2017 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

NBA Combine (Part 2)

This is an overview of the second scrimmage.  After I post this I’ll finish up the rest of the combine in part three, breakdown the final two scrimmages and give my final thoughts.  After the final combine post I’ll do my first mock draft; by then the lottery will be set and we’ll know who’s drafting where. This lottery is probably one of the most anticipated lotterys I’ve seen in…

Posted on: May 12, 2017 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

NBA Draft Combine Thoughts (Part 1)

In this part of my analysis I will go over mostly the measurements and the first 5-on-5 drill.  The link for the full list of measurements, brought to you by DraftExpress, is here.   I previously talked about my anticipation about OG Anunoby’s wingspan in my last blog.  I heard from multiple websites, including DraftExpress, that his wingspan was 7’6.  It turns out that it was 7’2.3.  With his height…

Posted on: May 8, 2017 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Pre NBA Draft Combine Thoughts

With the NBA playoffs currently underway a lot of people forget that the draft combine is this week.  I’m always interested to see who attends the combine since not everyone needs to help their draft stock.  Top five draft prospects like Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum aren’t participating but Markelle Fultz and De’Aaron Fox are.  I’m really not interested in watching the high lottery players anyways since I…

Posted on: March 22, 2017 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

SPIT TAKES

I’m a firm believer in stats regressing back to the mean.  For example, Otto Porter started off the season super hot from three.  He was shooting 46% from three pre-allstar break.  Lately he’s been struggling and only shooting 34% from three post-allstar break.  Typically things will average itself out.  So that brings me to my point about Steph Curry.  I think the more likely scenario when it comes to Curry…

Posted on: March 18, 2017 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Man I’m Glad I Called That Guy

Now is the time of year with March Madness officially underway that breakout performances can affect where a player gets drafted.  I’m not talking about lottery superstars like Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Malik Monk or Lonzo Ball…that stuff is boring.  I’m talking about players that you’ve never heard of creeping up the draft boards.  Pro prospects that are most likely role players on the next level.  With one round in…