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Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets
Tags:  2011, 2012, aaron brooks, basketball, bill simmons, boston, carl landry, defense, grantland, houston, houston rockets, jordan hill, lottery, nba, new york, rafer alston, tracy mcgrady, vassilis spanoulis Tags
Matthieu is offline Old 03-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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38. Kyle Lowry
Killer value ($17.5 million total through 2014) for a quality point guard (16-7-5, 39 percent 3FG, elite defense). Let's have a round of applause for Dork Elvis — he basically traded Carl Landry, Rafer Alston, Aaron Brooks, a washed-up Tracy McGrady and Vassilis Spanoulis12 for Lowry, Martin, Scola, Dragic, Jordan Hill, the no. 23 pick in 2011 and New York's 2012 no. 1 pick. Also, did you know Houston is the only above-.500 team without a lottery pick in its nine-man rotation (much less starting for it)? Bill lemme know what else you need or if this paragraph will suffice. Good seeing you in Boston. Thanks, Daryl.

(Whoops, I forgot to take that last part out. Sorry about that.)
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I thought Kyle would've been higher. Oh, and Patrick Patterson was a lottery pick.

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There's a side bar showing Lowry is the 4th best cap-friendly contract in the league.
 
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Like the "30. Hasheen Thabeet: Just kidding." part.

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I thought Kyle would've been higher. Oh, and Patrick Patterson was a lottery pick.
Pay the man Rick!

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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.
 
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lol at that last line

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How did Morey get the "Dork Elvis" nickname in the first place?
 
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How did Morey get the "Dork Elvis" nickname in the first place?
Bill Simmons takes credit for it.

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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.

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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.

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btw: he also made comments about Scola and Martin.

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Here's who got bumped from last year's top 50 list: DeJuan Blair (no. 50 last year) had a spirited "who knows, maybe he can play 15 years with no ACLs!" campaign lose luster when Brandon Roy's no-cartilege bid disintegrated … Danny Granger (44) is the captain of the "Guys Paid Like Franchise Players Who Aren't Franchise Players" All-Stars … Kevin Martin (43) is like a bottle of scotch: It's more fun to regift him than to keep him … there are 65 million reasons why Nene (42) didn't make it … Luis Scola (41) hasn't been the same post-Veto (couldn't you say that about all of us?) … we might need to introduce Andrew Bogut (40) to Phoenix's training staff soon … David West (33) lost an ACL and Chris Paul … Lamar Odom (31) proved he wasn't kidding when he turned down Portland's lucrative free agent offer in 2010 by saying, "You don't understand, I need to live near the beach" … Carlos Boozer (29) spray-paints his own hairline … Kevin Garnett (28) looks like "The Ageless KG" some nights and "The Washed-Up KG" other nights … and Amar'e Stoudemire (20) is 27 months away from legally changing his name to "Amar'e's Expiring Contract."
 
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He also values Dalambert's contract.

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Did anyone catch this mistake?

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Would you trade Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic, Lamar Odom and New York's 2012 no. 1 pick (probably 21st overall) for Gordon, Al Farouq Aminu and Minnesota's 2012 no. 1 pick (probably 19th overall)? Sure … if you were intentionally trying to suck all kinds of suck. Stay classy, David Stern.9

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Like the "30. Hasheen Thabeet: Just kidding." part.
That one made me laugh SO hard.

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Did anyone catch this mistake?



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

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good read - thanks op

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

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

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

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