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1995 Drexler Trade Post Mortem: Rockets Lose Big!!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Patience, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Patience

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    1995 DREXLER TRADE POST MORTEM: ROCKETS LOSE BIG!!!

    Hello everyone. I have performed some detailed statistical analysis to determine who the winners and losers are from the blockbuster 1995 Clyde Drexler trade. The media consensus was that this was a trade where the both teams won. However, my analysis renders that claim dubious. Please review the data I have compiled on both team's pre-trade and post-trade winning percentages. For your convenience, I have also taken the trouble of calculating the differences.


    Pre-Trade Post-Trade Difference

    Rockets 63% 50% -13%
    Blazers 55% 51% -4%


    As you can see, both teams declined somewhat. However, while the Blazers remained within the statistical margin of error, meaning their performance did not measurably change, the Rockets' decline was well outside the margin of error. In fact, they became a worse team in a statistically provable way. Before, they were more likely than not to win a game. After the trade, they were just as likely to lose as win. This is very troubling, especially considering that we traded a solid power forward for an injury-prone player who had already peaked and was in decline.
     
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  2. johnstarks

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    lol, awesome
     
  3. TheGM

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    :mad: Horrible trade for us. Now we're never gonna win a second championship.
     
  4. boomboom

    boomboom I GOT '99 PROBLEMS
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    chuckle achieved. :)
     
  5. SF3isBack!!

    SF3isBack!! Member

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    This thread just made my day
     
  6. rox81

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    Now we're totally effed: we went 47-35 with Drexler on board, but we won 58 games last year. Why would you break up a team that won 58 games? We're going to be a #6 seed playing in the first round against a Utah squad that won 60 games.

    There is no way we're beating Utah or going anywhere this postseason. Our goose is cooked. Let's deal Drexler and Olajuwon and sign Barkley and Pippen. Then you'll see how awesome we can be!
     
  7. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    Patience justified. Kudos! :)-
     
  8. theogcasey

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    WE. ARE. F*****!!!!!
     
  9. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    And things just keep getting worse for the Rockets...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. fallenphoenix

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    why doesn't clyde pass hakeem the ball ???? :confused:
     
  11. ThaShark316_28

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    Classic!

    hahahaha
     
  12. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    I wonder how long it will take JCDenton to make a post here. Maybe (hopefully) he was driven away from CF after receiving feedback from his last thread. :rolleyes:
     
  13. ico4498

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    this analysis actually waited for the dust to settle.
     
  14. CaptainRox

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    GRRRRRRRRR! :mad:
    Why did we have trade Landry I mean Thorpe ******* it!
     
  15. CaptainRox

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    Why are there no VHS tapes of Clyde passing?
     
  16. AggieRocketsFan

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    Epic thread

    5 stars

    2 thumbs up
     
  17. Moonscope

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    absolutely love it. 5 stars!
     
  18. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Rep achieved.
     
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    Knee-jerk thread. 0 stars!
     
  20. DorianTurk

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    this thread is LEGENDARY! word to barney stinson haha :cool:
     

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