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Re: Smart ranked #65 in the League
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2017, 08:37:59 PM »

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Re: Smart ranked #65 in the League
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2017, 09:02:52 PM »

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Did they completely change the way they do the rankings?

Re: Smart ranked #65 in the League
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2017, 09:04:53 PM »

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This would place Marcus as an elite third man on a roster, if teams were distributed evenly. It seems quite high to me.

What's particularly weird to me is, if we assume that the rankings take an average of various panelists, that means that some probably ranked Marcus significantly higher than 65th. I'd love to hear how people came to that conclusion.


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Re: Smart ranked #65 in the League
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2017, 09:59:51 PM »

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This would place Marcus as an elite third man on a roster, if teams were distributed evenly. It seems quite high to me.

What's particularly weird to me is, if we assume that the rankings take an average of various panelists, that means that some probably ranked Marcus significantly higher than 65th. I'd love to hear how people came to that conclusion.

Does seem high, but if you made a list of best defenders, he's top 5-10 right?

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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2017, 10:08:05 PM »

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This would place Marcus as an elite third man on a roster, if teams were distributed evenly. It seems quite high to me.

What's particularly weird to me is, if we assume that the rankings take an average of various panelists, that means that some probably ranked Marcus significantly higher than 65th. I'd love to hear how people came to that conclusion.
I was thinking the same thing. Like was there two moronic outliers that had Marcus in their top ten and everyone else had him down at around 120. If so, please send whatever those guys are smoking to my house. I need a smoke before rewatching Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.

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« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2017, 10:12:51 PM »

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This would place Marcus as an elite third man on a roster, if teams were distributed evenly. It seems quite high to me.

What's particularly weird to me is, if we assume that the rankings take an average of various panelists, that means that some probably ranked Marcus significantly higher than 65th. I'd love to hear how people came to that conclusion.

There are enough teams where he would be the 3rd guy, and some even maybe 2 on the really bad teams like the Nets, Kings etc. 

These rankings do seem a little wacky though. 

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« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2017, 10:17:02 PM »

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See stuff like this is why I don't really believe in elite abilities in the same way any more. Do you think you could do a better job as an NBA GM? Uh....I think a drunk elephant suffering from seizures could do better than Isaiah Thomas, so yeah.  Do you think a guy off a fan board could do a better job of covering the NBA?  Uh....well.....assuming ESPN doesn't fire Roy Hobbes here for not being a flaming liberal his first 15 minutes on the job....yeah I definitely definitely think he could do better without any doubt whatsoever. None.

It's just the way it is now.

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« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2017, 10:18:59 PM »

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This would place Marcus as an elite third man on a roster, if teams were distributed evenly. It seems quite high to me.

What's particularly weird to me is, if we assume that the rankings take an average of various panelists, that means that some probably ranked Marcus significantly higher than 65th. I'd love to hear how people came to that conclusion.

There are enough teams where he would be the 3rd guy, and some even maybe 2 on the really bad teams like the Nets, Kings etc. 

These rankings do seem a little wacky though.
I'm not sure he's even #3 on the Kings

DeArron Fox, Skal Labisierre, Willy Cauley Stein, Buddy Hield

If Smart was traded for any of them straight up I don't think I'd be too worried or nervous, money issues aside.

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« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2017, 10:22:27 PM »

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See stuff like this is why I don't really believe in elite abilities in the same way any more. Do you think you could do a better job as an NBA GM? Uh....I think a drunk elephant suffering from seizures could do better than Isaiah Thomas, so yeah.  Do you think a guy off a fan board could do a better job of covering the NBA?  Uh....well.....assuming ESPN doesn't fire Roy Hobbes here for not being a flaming liberal his first 15 minutes on the job....yeah I definitely definitely think he could do better without any doubt whatsoever. None.

It's just the way it is now.
Ha...Roy a liberal...hehehe. Thats funny.

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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2017, 10:26:42 PM »

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Melo been in the league a long time and has had plenty of chance to get somewhere.  He made it to the WCF once.... then demaded a trade.

Melos game is not good for a winning team.  He is an isolation mid range player. It's antiquated and ineffective.

Way to tapdance around your assertion that Melo's been a negative player his whole career was awful, as well as ignoring the very valid Paul Pierce reference.

Re: Smart ranked #65 in the League
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2017, 10:37:14 PM »

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This would place Marcus as an elite third man on a roster, if teams were distributed evenly. It seems quite high to me.

What's particularly weird to me is, if we assume that the rankings take an average of various panelists, that means that some probably ranked Marcus significantly higher than 65th. I'd love to hear how people came to that conclusion.

There are enough teams where he would be the 3rd guy, and some even maybe 2 on the really bad teams like the Nets, Kings etc. 

These rankings do seem a little wacky though.
I'm not sure he's even #3 on the Kings

DeArron Fox, Skal Labisierre, Willy Cauley Stein, Buddy Hield

If Smart was traded for any of them straight up I don't think I'd be too worried or nervous, money issues aside.
The list is based off how good these guys are right now though, not in the future. If the league ended after this year and we traded Smart for any of them, Id be pretty p---ed.
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« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2017, 10:56:22 PM »

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Lots of insanity.  Malcolm Brogdon at #56?  Ahead of all those players mentioned and also Teague, Wiggins, Devin Booker, and Harrison Barnes.
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« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2017, 11:07:53 PM »

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If only Smart could, you know, score the ball.
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Re: Smart ranked #65 in the League
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2017, 11:17:56 PM »

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I think Melo is overrated, but despite that and regardless how you feel about him, the fact that he's #64 and one spot before Lonzo Freakin' Ball is an absolute joke.

ESPN is becoming garbage lately. Some of the reporters are alright but the rest are just trash. These rankings are a joke too. It's too bad they scooped up Woj too because I loved him before, but now it seems obvious he's stirring up drama whenever he can to generate clicks. The ESPN way  ::)

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« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2017, 11:19:00 PM »

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This would place Marcus as an elite third man on a roster, if teams were distributed evenly. It seems quite high to me.

What's particularly weird to me is, if we assume that the rankings take an average of various panelists, that means that some probably ranked Marcus significantly higher than 65th. I'd love to hear how people came to that conclusion.

There are enough teams where he would be the 3rd guy, and some even maybe 2 on the really bad teams like the Nets, Kings etc. 

These rankings do seem a little wacky though.
I'm not sure he's even #3 on the Kings

DeArron Fox, Skal Labisierre, Willy Cauley Stein, Buddy Hield

If Smart was traded for any of them straight up I don't think I'd be too worried or nervous, money issues aside.
The list is based off how good these guys are right now though, not in the future. If the league ended after this year and we traded Smart for any of them, Id be pretty p---ed.

You'd be p---ed if we traded Marcus Smart for De'Aaron Fox?
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