As expected, many of the 18, 19 year olds much to the delight of the Analytics went early. Also, as expected the 76er’s took Markelle Fultz # 1, the Lakers used the unofficial “territorial pick” and took Lonzo Ball #2. The Celtics took Jason Tatum, #3 and Josh Jackson was the #4 pick by the […]
This little tidbit from radio and TV talk show host, Tony Kornheiser; what do Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons both #1 NBA draft picks have in common?
Answer: both their college coaches were fired.
Drum roll: my 2017 sleeper draft picks are: Josh Hart, Villanova and Ike Anigbogu, UCLA. Note, Ike being a freshmen and with limited […]
The analytic draft ” circle jerk” ends tomorrow in Brooklyn, New York, where the 2017 NBA College Draft will take place. To think that 18 and 19 year old kids with one or two years of college ball are going to come into the NBA and be an immediate impact player is delusional. But, it […]
My sleeper in the 2017 College NBA Draft is Josh Hart-Senior Guard from Villanova. After a Phoenix Suns workout on Tuesday, 5-30-2017, the 4 year Senior said:”I think it would be foolish if someone used my experience against me.” How the hell does this kid know the Analytics are a bunch of fools.
In the end, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a winning streak – of all things – and made it easy for the Suns to outduel them for the Western Conference basement and second-best shot at the No. 1 lottery pick in June. Heck, Phoenix even withstood a strange, two-game winning streak in its final […]
Last night, Houston Rockets with three-fifths of their starting line-up absent, beat the Suns. According to management and the doting press, fans should all be happy that Phoenix could win the [tanking] race against the L.A. Lakers for the worst record in the conference. Should we all be excited at the prospect of drafting another […]
Today, it is called “tanking.” In the early 1950s, we had an enormous point-shaving, or “dumping,” scandal involving a dozen major colleges in New York City and around the country. In recent years, thanks to people like Sam Hinkie — one of the analytic gurus — we have tanking (losing unashamedly and, often, intentionally) to […]
We all know Devin Booker is special. No question. And scoring 70 points is a quite a feat, especially so at age 20. There are players today you could put in a gym all by themselves for half a day and they wouldn’t score 70 points. However, after Booker’s big game, Boston’s Jae Crowder nailed […]
File this under “survival plan for getting along (while continuing to bank endless millions).” Cribbed by Mister Research from a European soccer blog but its application to present-day Pro-Hoop’s game plan is undeniable:
–Keep expectations at a minimum, avoid pressure at all costs, embrace mediocrity. Let it wash over you. Easy does it.
–No one will expect […]
Anthony Davis, no question, is a special player. But, please, don’t compare his walk-in-the-park 52 points with Wilt Chamberlain’s previous record high of 42, which had stood for 55 years.
Of that that clash, won by the West, 150-130, in the St. Louis Arena, the hometown Post-Dispatch observed, “The game was hard fought, despite the fact […]