Comments on: 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals Preview: Cleveland vs. Boston NBA & ABA Basketball Statistics & History Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:56:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: tb727 Sun, 23 May 2010 23:41:22 +0000 # Chris Says:
May 1st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

^Haha Good luck keeping Jamison under 10 points a game.

Looks like they did a pretty good job huh lol?

By: AYC Mon, 03 May 2010 15:44:50 +0000 Will,
Anthony Parker is exactly who I was thinking of. Not that I have anything against him, but why is he playing twice as many minutes as Moon? Why not see how Moon does at the two? Maybe his length and athleticism would really bother Ray Allen; or move Lebron to the 2 and play Moon and Jamison at forward. I just feel like coach Brown has never appreciated what this guy brings to the team

By: Will Mon, 03 May 2010 14:35:30 +0000 AYC,
As a Clevelander who watched many games this year: the team is very deep and there's simply not enough minutes for him. I don't think his talent and actual on-the-court performance merits that much more minutes say then, J.J. Hickson or Jamison [I know I'll take heat for the JJ line]. However, I do believe that he deserves to take some of the minutes of Anthony Parker.

Also, for being 6-8, he only weights 205 which isn't too much for that height. Thus, I don't think he's the type of player to defend someone on posting up on the block [if he could, he'd have more minutes]. He fills a couple roles: a defender to play against guys who have similar attributes to him [R. Lewis, Pietrius, etc], taller, quick, lankier guys who can shoot well from outside; and to shoot the occasional 3-ball and stretch the floor [Jawad Williams also played this role a bit this regular season].

I think it's an accomplishment for him to be in Mike Brown's 8 man rotation so far in the playoffs, but it will depend if he stays hot from 3pt range and what matchups the cavs face.

Lastly, I am a bit surprised to see him 4th in WS/48 in the regular season. I don't know enough about the analytics to explain this.

By: AYC Sun, 02 May 2010 20:48:44 +0000 Can anyone explain why Jamario Moon never gets any minutes? He's second only to LBJ in playoff WS/48 and PER, yet he only plays 13 mpg. Going beyond the numbers, he's their most athletic player besides you-know-who, he's long, he defends and he hits 3s (8-13 so far). Is it because he's a small forward? He and Lebron are both versatile enough to play several positions, so that argument doesn't work; I'm starting to think Simmons is right about Coach Brown...

By: Chris Sat, 01 May 2010 18:01:00 +0000 ^Haha Good luck keeping Jamison under 10 points a game.

By: liam Sat, 01 May 2010 16:27:41 +0000 I think KG and Rondo are the keys to the series. KG knows we need to turn lebron into a one-man show and beat them the same way we beat miami with wade shooting 60% from the field and averaging 34ppg/8apg/6rpg........ let lebron put up god-like numbers just like wade did, who cares? fact is we can win with him doing that.

KG needs to completely shut down antawn jamison. im talking COMPLETELY, just like he did to beasley. he needs to do to jamisn what tim duncan did to kenyon martin in the 2003 finals, COMPLETELY dominate the matchup on both ends, shut down jamison and limit him to less than 10ppg, stick to him like glue, block his shots, and then post him up and dominate him on the other end going over the top of him.

same thing with rondo on mo williams, completely dominate him the entire series, frustrate him to the point where he starts pressing. fullcourt him, dont even let him get the ball over halfcourt, make lebron have to bring the ball up just for them to get into their offense. mo williams will be shooting contested 3's the entire series, rondo is gonna absolutely domiate him.

then run random double-teams at lebron with ray allen coming off of anthony parker... if parker drops 30 pts in a game to be lebrons second option and beats us than more power to him, but doubleteam bron off the dribble with ray, let him + pierce swarm hiim and make him a jumpshooter, if he drives take a charge on him, make him pass to parker and if parker beats us we tip our cap

if we can do that, we will win. lebron will get no blame (he doesnt deserve any either) as he'll put up huge numbers, which will make losing more acceptable as his choking teammates get all the blame just like wade's did

and we will win as a team with more weapons that can score against good defense than they have as a oneman show. let lebron go off, play good d on him with pierce and send ray over for help as shaq and perk clog his lane, if parker beats us so be it....... and let rondo and kg completely shut down and dominate jamison and williams

thats the key to victory

By: Neil Paine Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:00:27 +0000 Good work, looks like both SPM projections came up with the same results. I like these 2nd-round matchups because I can just use the minutes from Round 1 as the weights. I did have to prorate KG to 5 games, though.

By: DSMok1 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:26:37 +0000 My projection, based on the SPM of each player, with the minutes played adjusted for how playoff rotations look (more minutes for the top players).

4 to 0 19.6%
4 to 1 31.8%
4 to 2 18.4%
4 to 3 16.7%
3 to 4 4.8%
2 to 4 5.8%
1 to 4 2.0%
0 to 4 0.9%

Est. Tm. Margin
9.99 4.14
86.5% 13.5%