This piece is Part One of the Winners and Losers of the 2017 NBA Draft, focusing on two major trades involving D'Angelo Russell and Jimmy Butler.Read More
Mike Gribanov (@mikegrib8), of draft twitter fame, and Josh Riddell (@Joshua_Riddell) of DraftExpress join to talk about major points from the 2017 draft. We start with reaches and sliders, then get to the Celtics and Tatum at 3, the Butler trade, the interesting Kings-Portland trade, and then the run on bigs in the second half of the first. We end with a preview of the 2018 draft class, including the Porter-Doncic debate and a lot of love for Collin Sexton. Enjoy.
For anyone who cares, I will be taking a month off from the podcast. I have a lot of content planned for this offseason including re-ranking my 2016 tiers, mini player profiles on the top 2018 prospects, and deep dives on team rebuilds from the past fives seasons. A huge thank you to everyone who listened. Feel free to reach out with content ideas and anything else. Talk at you later.
Javier Pasquera (@Pesquerj) and Cole Zwicker (@colezwicker), from the What's On Draft NBA Draft Podcast, invited me to join them for a live draft stream. The stream was 5 hours of the kind of detailed packed analysis that you're used to from Ode to Oden and What's On Draft. Javier, a Mavs fan, landed Dennis Smith Jr., and Cole saw a few favorites, Derrick White and Jordan Bell, end up in perfect scenarios, San Antonio and Golden State respectively. I was not so lucky. The Thunder and I ended up with one of the most overrated prospects in the entire draft, Terrance Ferguson. I'm going to close my eyes and jump. Catch me, Presti. Please.
Find the video and two part audio below.
Live Draft "Show": Part 1
Live Draft "Show": Part 2
by Javier Pesquera
This title is freaking lame, I am fully aware; this ain't gonna be your regular Big Board piece/article(report? lol), but I feel solid about been able to finish it, so let me pat myself on the back here for a sec.
I suck at writing, it doesn't have much to do with my ability or lack there of as a writer or my mastery of the english language (which is about average) I am extremely lazy and I get distracted by all sorts of shit and end up watching random stuff or cooking, which are basically the two activities that I deploy most of my time into.
Gotta say, in case you find this not fluid enough/rusty, that I haven't written anything in somewhat a serious manner since I finished college almost 6 years ago, and even then it took me ages to get to focus all my senses and get things done. I always tell the same story but it isn't less true cause of it, college felt like I splitted up in two at the beginning and after 5 years I found my other part and the guy was actually done with the degree in time and with a satisfactory grade, I don't remember much about it and I can't recall preparing for an exam or a report more than one night ahead of the deadline.
Needless to say that I haven't worked as a geologist ever since I got my degree and that basketball sort of occupies all my attention as it always has.
Let's circle back to the draft.Read More
This piece is about why it's important to consider Team Fit and Opportunity with regards to the future success of draft prospects. Also, insight into why Nigel Hayes was more athletic and better as a Sophomore.Read More
Mike Gribanov and I talk about The Trade: Does Ainge know something we don’t? Who are the Celtics going to take at 3? What would have been too much for Philly? Then we move to Luke Kennard and Frank Jackson profiles. Enjoy.
"They love to hate him, on a certain level need him
Ghidorah known to make a deal with the devil and beat him"
"And there will be the most beautiful silence never heard
Born out of that.
The sun still hidden there
Awaiting the next chapter."
"Why is it every move I make turn out to be a bad one?
Where’s my guardian angel? Need one, wish I had one
(I’m right here, shorty and I’ma hold you down
You trying to **** all these ******* I’ma show you how)
But who?.. (Name’s D like you, but my friends call me Dennis)"Read More
Andrew Johnson, of Nylon Calculus and, his own blog, Counting the Baskets, comes on to talk about statistics and projection models. We talk about his P-AWS draft model, shot projection models, and some evidence for the argument about upside versus median outcome. Enjoy.