Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets

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  1. Matthieu

    Matthieu Member

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    sorry if already posted

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7664492/nba-trade-value-part-1
     
  2. Ricksmith

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    I thought Kyle would've been higher. Oh, and Patrick Patterson was a lottery pick.
     
  3. Mashing

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    There's a side bar showing Lowry is the 4th best cap-friendly contract in the league.
     
  4. Yung-T

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    Like the "30. Hasheen Thabeet: Just kidding." part.
     
  5. shaggylambda

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    Pay the man Rick!
     
  6. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    So, what below .500 team doesn't have a lottery pick in their rotation.

    What a hopeless disaster that would be.
     
  7. Amel

    Amel Contributing Member

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    lol at that last line

    so much man love...
     
  8. valorita

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    How did Morey get the "Dork Elvis" nickname in the first place?
     
  9. Ricksmith

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    Bill Simmons takes credit for it.

    [RQUOTER]A few weeks ago, I spent a Saturday at MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, or as I dubbed it, Dorkapalooza 2009! A slew of statistical rock stars showed up: Dean Oliver, Aaron Schatz, John Hollinger. Panels argued topics like "Where are basketball analytics headed?" and "What's more important, coming up with a cool formula or kissing a girl?" The hottest celeb? My friend Daryl Morey, the Rockets GM, who was hounded by MIT students as if he were Britney among the paparazzi. I dubbed him Dork Elvis. Even he admitted that was funny. Begrudgingly.[/RQUOTER]
     
  10. Codman

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    Hasheem Thabeet has no value whatsoever.


    I hope to God I don't see him on the Rockets bench come the 16th.
     
  11. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    btw: he also made comments about Scola and Martin.

     
  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy Contributing Member

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    He also values Dalambert's contract.
     
  13. Cleepy

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    Did anyone catch this mistake?

    :confused:
     
  14. RocketsMAN!

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    That one made me laugh SO hard.
     
  15. Matthieu

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    it' s not a mistake i think, he's comparing what NO would have if the Gasol trade happened with what NO got from the Clippers
     
  16. kjayp

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    good read - thanks op
     
  17. Cleepy

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    You know what, that makes sense. Thanks for clarifying!
     
  18. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    He is wrong. We do have a lotto pick in rotation. Patterson.
     
  19. jc9495

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    What a clueless fool... I guess Jordan Hill and Patrick Patterson aren't rotation players. And Tracy McGrady's bag of bones? That "bag of bones" and his 23 million dollar expiring contract got the Knicks out of their decade long financial ****up. I can't stand people giving Morey credit for trading him, that was a desired player/contract. After the whole, Mario Williams write up from I forget who, Grantland is a Joke, I would rather read Solomon, and trust me, that's bad.
     
  20. jc9495

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    meant to say "washed up" McGrady, not "bag of bones" same difference with the point
     
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