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I hate to say it but...with Kevin Martin as our SG we win that ballgame

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JCDenton, May 4, 2013.

  1. JCDenton

    JCDenton Member

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    Yeah 26 vs. 25 points might fool some amateur statisticians, but a DETAILED statistical analysis reveals:

    -Kevin Martin took 9 fewer shots and 3 fewer free throws to get his 25. Granting that Harden had one more point, that's a 10 possession difference.

    -Kevin Martin had 3 fewer turnovers

    -Swap these two players and the Rockets go up by 13 possessions, the Thunder go down by 13 possessions. For all of you statistically challenged clutchfans, that's a 26 possession swing!

    -The nine point differential between the Rockets and Thunder would have been easily erased by 26 possessions.

    Takeaway: Morey fails again, trading the consummate efficient moneyball player for someone who is all flash but takes too many shots to get his points. Graphs to come.
     
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  2. bamtonio

    bamtonio Member

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    agreed!!! :cool:
     
  3. The Stig

    The Stig Member

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    If we still have Kevin Martin, I would be talking about Nerlen Noels right now.

    Or in another scenario, our offseason would've started several days ago since Martin went like 1-10 in the last game.

    Martin disappeared in the second half. 4 pts I think. Typical Martin.
     
  4. Old Man Rock

    Old Man Rock Contributing Member

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    Aleron Contributing Member

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    stats without context are meaningless.

    Hint : 1 team had a guy getting doubled or leaning off their man to try and cut off lanes, leaving him open the shots, the other was the guy being collapsed on.
     
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    Clutchfans where idiots come to post
     
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  7. tminusrex

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    Martin won the game for OKC
     
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    Harden is a player designed to do it all. Martin is a consistent efficient scorer but more of a really good one trick poney. If you want to rebuild you go with harden 10 times out of 10
     
  10. BEAT LA

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    What happened to the fearless Harden who drove to the basket and earned his free throws? He seems to always be mad at the refs. He throws the ball back at them to give him a better pass for his free throws. He doesn't run back when he gets fouled and turns the ball over. I think he lets poor officiating take him out of game too easily. I remember when Tracy didn't get calls on the drive he answered with a lethal mid range game. And if he got fouled he would make threes. And he lead the league in four point plays because players had to foul in order to stop him even on his jumpers.

    He's still young, but he needs to learn the officials aren't always going to give him every call. Maybe he realizes his only answer could lead to a dangerous injury. If he drives and attacks every game he increases his chance of getting hurt. He wants another max contract after this one. He's still young.
     
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    uhhhhhhhhhh.
     
  12. roxallways

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: This has GOT to be a joke.
    The Rox are not even in this game if Martin was the SG because they wouldn't be in the playoffs. What's up with the Harden hate tonight, good grief!!!:mad::mad: This time last year most of the Rox fan base were desperate for star player and now that we have legit star, all this ****ing complaining and now longing for ****ing Kevin Martin??? I'm going to bed....
     
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    If we had Kevin Martin, our off-season would've started a week ago
     
  14. Da_Spark

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    That's it, i give up. Love this team but i hate this site right now. I have to leave.
     
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    and would lost the games before this one with his 1-10 game lol
     
  16. IzakDavid13

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    With Martin as our shooting guard we'd be picking 14th & not in the playoffs.


    ...& I'm a K-Mart fan.
     
  17. ihatekobe

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    If Kevin Martin was our SG then with the 14 pick in the 2013 NBA draft the Houston Rockets select......
     
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    Martin is soft, but I think he received a lot of undeserved criticism from Rockets fans. It's not his fault he was the best player on the roster.

    Anyways, we gave Atlanta the best possible pick they could have received (considering we finished 8th in the WC) in a weak draft.
     
  20. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    sorry you did not use your Brain

    Martin is a 6th man now... right where he belongs
     

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