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Old 04-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #31
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Wade said basically the same thing as Durant. This is why I feel fans need to stop putting so much emphasis on statistics.

I don't necessarily think paying attention to FG% is a bad thing though, especially when they're doing it on a good team. Why should Wade be taking low % shots playing with Lebron, Bosh, and a bunch of sharpshooters? The fact that he's paying attention to this means instead of taking bad shots he realizes he has great teammates and looks to pass up for more efficient opportunities.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #32
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Anyway you spin it, a player with Durant's scoring ability worrying about his %'s is a weakness in his game. The truth is, the Thunder would be better if Durant shot more, and everyone else shot less. If Thunder are going to win a title, it's going to be Durant that carries them there, not Ibaka, Martin, or Westbrook.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #33
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Again, no he didn't.

This was the quote you're referring too.
Ok. So he essentially says the same thing. They both are mindful of their stats. Or FG%. Durant just elaborates more.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:44 PM   #34
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I don't necessarily think paying attention to FG% is a bad thing though, especially when they're doing it on a good team. Why should Wade be taking low % shots playing with Lebron, Bosh, and a bunch of sharpshooters? The fact that he's paying attention to this means instead of taking bad shots he realizes he has great teammates and looks to pass up for more efficient opportunities.
I see it as he starts to pass up available shots when his FG% dips below 50%. Shots he woukd normally take. Thus hes not playing to win.


And just for emphasis, people dont knock pkayers like Kobe for taking a lot of shots. Its his shot selelction. He takes way too many bad shots.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #35
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Anyway you spin it, a player with Durant's scoring ability worrying about his %'s is a weakness in his game. The truth is, the Thunder would be better if Durant shot more, and everyone else shot less. If Thunder are going to win a title, it's going to be Durant that carries them there, not Ibaka, Martin, or Westbrook.
I feel Durant was too "safe" in last years finals. Even though he statistically had a strong performance, I feel he shouldve done more.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #36
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Russell Westbrook: No. Nope If I was considering about [statistics] Id do a lot of shit different.
how is this guy not the most likeable player in the league
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #37
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I saw this posted awhile back (Durant's response) but the other responses are pretty funny. Westbrook just gained a bunch of respect from me.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #38
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how is this guy not the most likeable player in the league

Cause he's kind of a dbag.

Other than that though, great!
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #39
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Ok. So he essentially says the same thing. They both are mindful of their stats. Or FG%. Durant just elaborates more.

Dywane Wade was pissed that Tyreke Evans stole the ball from him at the end of the game because he registered a turnover. Of course these guys care about their stats. It's the new breed of superstars PER>all
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #40
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NBA Leaders in end of quarter heaves (3 seconds or less, 25 ft or more is what I set): http://www.basketball-reference.com/...l=&order_by=fg

So the league leader in these shots has taken 25. Obviously these heaves don't affect your FG% that much.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #41
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Yeah, I have no idea how legitimate that is, but it wouldn't be such a shock considering Wilt used to look at his stats during game, set statistical goals for himself and was friends with stat keeper Harvey Pollack, and they'd discuss whether the official statistics were incorrect. And Michael Jordan had this triple double thing going during the 1989 season when he'd check how many rebounds and assists he had during the game, and did admit in an interview from around 1994 that he cared about stats in his early years.

Plus there have been other instances like David Thompson and George Gervin going for the scoring title on the last day of the '79 season, or David Robinson doing the same thing in '94.

I feel Kareem was concerned about certain personal stats as well, at least his second large double figure scoring streak: Within these 10 seasons, without counting the start of the 1987-88 season, he had a suspiciously high number of games with exactly 10 points (20) and none with less, although he did have 3 such games in the postseason (1 in 1982 and 2 in 1987), which, as we know, doesn't account for the official streaks.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #42
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I get that most of these guys are concerned w/ their individual statistics, its just annoying to ACTUALLY hear them say it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #43
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Dywane Wade was pissed that Tyreke Evans stole the ball from him at the end of the game because he registered a turnover. Of course these guys care about their stats. It's the new breed of superstars PER>all

he got made because stealing the ball when the game is over is a punk move
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #44
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NBA Leaders in end of quarter heaves (3 seconds or less, 25 ft or more is what I set): http://www.basketball-reference.com/...l=&order_by=fg

So the league leader in these shots has taken 25. Obviously these heaves don't affect your FG% that much.

dont be surprised when people ignore this, some guys here will try just anything to try and say stats are meaningless.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #45
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Anyway you spin it, a player with Durant's scoring ability worrying about his %'s is a weakness in his game. The truth is, the Thunder would be better if Durant shot more, and everyone else shot less. If Thunder are going to win a title, it's going to be Durant that carries them there, not Ibaka, Martin, or Westbrook.

Wrong. Westbrook impacts the Thunder much more.
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