Comments on: The James-Wade-Bosh Big Three, Part III: Expected W-L NBA & ABA Basketball Statistics & History Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:56:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Fermina Senters Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:47:10 +0000 Hi-Ya. This is brilliantly helpful. I’ve been hoping to uncover ways to engage with more people on this theme. Pleased to be very a mini scrap of this website .. by commenting here! Cheers... again, for putting this together and for making all of our lives easier!

By: Daniel Song Sat, 24 Jul 2010 03:31:41 +0000 Classic example of how misused advanced statistics can result in completely absurd predictions.

I think I'll take the UNDER 68 wins on this team.

By: tom w Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:25:07 +0000 Maximizing the performance of these players will take great coaching. Handling egos, installing the proper offensive and defensive strategies to maximize performance, and having the correct substitution pattern.

Keeping 2 of the big 3 on the floor throughout the game would put tremendous pressure on the other team to match up for 48 minutes. To do this efficiently would require one of the big 3 to go to the bench early in each half.

By: Joel Sat, 10 Jul 2010 20:57:55 +0000 Q: How much do you guys believe your win shares formula?

Can the James-less Cavaliers actually win 42-43 games?

By: Brian Sat, 10 Jul 2010 15:58:44 +0000 As for West, Wilt and Baylor

They weren't equally deteriorating. West was as good as ever, he may have actually improved after 1968. Wilt was just a little past his prime; in his case the Lakers just had difficulties making him fit in with West and Baylor. On the other hand, Baylor was way past his prime. His legendary scoring years were in the early 60's. He also didn't play a lick of defense. For instance, he probably cost the Lakers the championisp in '69 with his total lack of hustle on Don Nelson's game winning shot, as this video clip will show. Watch as Baylor does absolutely nothing to pressure Don Nelson

But what a trio they were on paper. By the end of the season, the Lakers had the first, second and fifth leading scorers in NBA history on one team, not to mention the leading rebounder as well. And if there had been stats for steals Jerry West might have been the all time leader in that as well

By: Elias Sat, 10 Jul 2010 00:52:02 +0000 I don't think this team will win next year. The stats tell that they are gonna be amazing, which they will, but I don't trust in stats, by stats OKC had 0% chance of making the playoffs, by stats Cavs should've been the champs and by stats Lebron is better than Kobe. But stats are so often wrong, cause there's no stats for leadership, will to win, chemistry etc. And I have doubts about everybody being happy with their touches and I have doubts about Lebron's and Boshes leadership, I got a feeling they will quit and play passively. But this team can make the finals with talent only, cause their big three is that good, i don't see them beating the Lakers yet, maybe a year later.

By: Theo Fri, 09 Jul 2010 21:44:15 +0000 I would like to know why lebron would give up all his amazing stats and ppg?
Now he's only going to average max 20 ppg, which will put him around 20th in the league.
Why would he make such a big sacrifice at age 25.
I can see why the guys in boston did it, they were towards the end of their careers.
Also if D Wade wins finals mvp (if and when they win) won't that anger lebron.
How many points do you think all 3 of them will average?

By: downpuppy Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:15:14 +0000 Remember a couple months back when you were looking at team improvement during the playoffs? The second Shaq/Kobe team had a fairly ordinary regular season then DESTROYED everyone.

So sure, the Heat will run amok in 2010-2011. Not really in question.

I'm going to predict that the 2011-2012 Heat will have some troubles in the regular season.

And then I'm gonna bet huge on them in the playoffs.

By: Samson151 Fri, 09 Jul 2010 13:50:28 +0000 Well, you could certainly argue the prediction of 61+ wins is unreliable because it's based on the individual impact of three stars who played on teams that were notable for their lack of other stars. Now the three will have to share the ball and play together with a collection of spear-carriers who will probably turn out to be far inferior to what the '04 Lakers.

Still, these guys will win a lot of games and give NBA fans the basketball equivalent of the old Yankees to hate. That might be the most valuable contribution of all to a league with declining ratings.

By: Jason J Fri, 09 Jul 2010 13:27:25 +0000 Liev,

I think the Jordan / Pippen premise in as regards Wade / LeBron is less about who's seen as the leader and more about who's going to be the primary scorer and who's going to be the primary distributor. That's how I've been reading the comparison anyway. Obviously Wade is not as good a scorer as Jordan, and LeBron is much more explosive than Pippen. It's just an issue of what role will each player fill.