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Layups: 5 Bizarre Facebook Groups Devoted to Random 80s Players

Posted by Neil Paine on April 18, 2010

My buddy Brent sent me this link today, and I had to share it with the world: from Frumpzilla, 5 bizarre Facebook groups you, as a fan of trivial NBA history, should join just for the hell of it... In other words, Facebook "appreciation societies" devoted to Greg Kite, Larry Krystkowiak, Kevin Duckworth, Kurt Rambis, and Joe Wolf. And believe it or not, but according to the article there's actually a turf war brewing between Kite and Krystkowiak's groups! (That's right, backup big men from 25 years ago can still stir up deep emotions in their respective fan bases.)

Of course, those 5 aren't the only journeymen who deserve "preservation status" on a site like Facebook. Brent asked, "What groups would you propose be amended to this list? Those that you personally know of or would like to create?" Bill Wennington came to mind (the Greg Kite of his era?), but I think I'm going to open this one up to the readers... For which historical bench players would you create a social media group whose membership numbers are completely disproportionate to the player's talent level?

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Winningest Playoff People

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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On the eve of the 2010 Playoffs, I thought it'd be cool to run down the current list of winningest NBA "people" -- players and coaches. We know which coaches coached which games, so we can give them accurate credit for W-L records, but if you recall for players, we have to estimate the team's W-L record for games in which they appeared. Fortunately, this is pretty easy and a pretty decent kludge: take the team's winning percentage in all games (in this case, all playoff games in a season) and multiply by the player's games played for wins, then subtract that from his games for losses. This isn't perfect, but in the absence of pre-1991 playoff gamelogs, it's the best we can do (and it's pretty darned accurate for such a simple solution). With the explanation out of the way, here are the winningest playoff "people" of all time:

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Final Regular-Season BBR Rankings

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

Rising: Bulls (L-@NJN, W-@TOR, W-BOS, W-@CHA)
Falling: Celtics (L-WAS, W-@MIL, L-@CHI, L-MIL)

(Want to know how the BBR Rankings are calculated? Read this first... "MLE" = Maximum Likelihood Estimate.)

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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Phoenix vs. Portland

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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3. Phoenix Suns

Coach: Alvin Gentry
SRS: 4.68 (6th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 95.3 (4th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 115.3 (1st of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 110.2 (23rd of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Phoenix Suns 0.546 1 0.136 17 0.276 7 0.240 10
Phoenix Suns - Opp 0.491 11 0.116 30 0.292 29 0.224 16

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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Dallas vs. San Antonio

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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2. Dallas Mavericks

Coach: Rick Carlisle
SRS: 2.67 (12th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 92.5 (17th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 109.2 (10th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 106.3 (12th of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Dallas Mavericks 0.506 11 0.123 3 0.243 26 0.226 15
Dallas Mavericks - Opp 0.495 14 0.136 11 0.263 15 0.206 6

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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Orlando vs. Charlotte

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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2. Orlando Magic

Coach: Stan Van Gundy
SRS: 7.12 (1st of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 92.0 (18th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 111.4 (4th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 103.3 (3rd of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Orlando Magic 0.536 2 0.136 17 0.246 25 0.246 7
Orlando Magic - Opp 0.477 1 0.122 26 0.226 1 0.205 3

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2010 Playoff Series Preview: L.A. Lakers vs. Oklahoma City

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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1. Los Angeles Lakers

Coach: Phil Jackson
SRS: 4.78 (5th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 92.8 (14th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 108.8 (11th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 103.7 (4th of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Los Angeles Lakers 0.496 15 0.124 5 0.276 7 0.221 18
Los Angeles Lakers - Opp 0.484 6 0.132 18 0.256 9 0.195 2

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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Denver vs. Utah

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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4. Denver Nuggets

Interim Coach: Adrian Dantley
SRS: 4.15 (8th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 94.8 (5th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 111.8 (3rd of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 107.5 (16th of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Denver Nuggets 0.509 9 0.127 6 0.261 19 0.290 1
Denver Nuggets - Opp 0.495 14 0.138 9 0.276 25 0.251 24

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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Boston vs. Miami

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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4. Boston Celtics

Coach: Doc Rivers
SRS: 3.37 (10th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 91.6 (22nd of 30)
Offensive Rating: 107.7 (15th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 103.8 (5th of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Boston Celtics 0.522 5 0.145 27 0.228 28 0.248 6
Boston Celtics - Opp 0.487 9 0.149 2 0.262 12 0.251 24

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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Atlanta vs. Milwaukee

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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3. Atlanta Hawks

Coach: Mike Woodson
SRS: 4.44 (7th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 90.1 (27th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 111.9 (2nd of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 106.7 (13th of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Atlanta Hawks 0.506 11 0.114 1 0.282 4 0.213 23
Atlanta Hawks - Opp 0.496 16 0.132 18 0.273 24 0.208 8

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