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Britt Robson

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 11/25/14 at 02:40 pm in response to The passion of Andrew Wiggins

PSR--
Thanks for citing that--was going to mention it in the article but wanted to write a "normal sized" piece for a change, especially after the novella about Flip and three-pointers. I really like Thorpe and I really like the way Zach Harper (over at A Wolf Among Wolves awolfamongwolves.com) teased out the information.
I think the PER is low because his A/TO rate is pretty bad for a wing, his FT% is barely over 70 and he isn't above average in any category. I'm not worried...

Posted on 11/24/14 at 11:18 am in response to Whom do you trust to decide who shall live or die?

Mr. Swift--
If the issue really is important to you, why didn't you address the content of what was presented, rather than merely using it as a way to parlay a complaint about Black censorship?
Second, can you please explain how Black bringing the story to us somehow makes whatever Greenwald says "particularly hollow"? Do you usually judge the content of things by their messenger?

Posted on 11/24/14 at 12:09 pm in response to Whom do you trust to decide who shall live or die?

But in some important respects, the question still stands. Does American exceptionalism give us the right to countenance doing things in other countries that we would not allow to be done in ours? And should we push back against "allied" governments that have the same reaction to encroachment of their sovereignty that we would have under similar circumstances?

Posted on 11/21/14 at 02:21 pm in response to Is the Wolves' playing style out of step with the modern NBA?

PSR--
I think the shooting percentage was much higher before Rubio was hurt. We both have a lot of experience watching Saunders-designed offenses, and they have never failed to place a high premium on the decision-making of the point guard. That was a real problem when LaVine was getting the bulk of the minutes.
Interesting stuff about even elite wing scorers getting their feet wet from long 2's before going to 3's. My position isn't that Flip is totally wrong; just that he is...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 02:23 pm in response to Is the Wolves' playing style out of step with the modern NBA?

Mike--

Agree that Pek had plenty of room to roam when Love was on the outside bombing away. He also got entry passes in his sweet spots when Rubio was healthy. Add in his own physical woes and it has been something of a lost month for him thus far this season.
I always have believed Rubio should call his own number from long distance more often.

Posted on 11/21/14 at 02:25 pm in response to Is the Wolves' playing style out of step with the modern NBA?

I know there is an ample historical record of Flip and three-pointers. But let's see how things play out this season. With all these injuries, maybe it is best that the personnel guy is also the coach right now. We can figure out what he had in the mind for these young players.

Posted on 11/21/14 at 02:26 pm in response to Is the Wolves' playing style out of step with the modern NBA?

Still think it will be Flip.
Nice to hear from you. Give my regards to Eastern Europe

Posted on 11/22/14 at 05:11 pm in response to Is the Wolves' playing style out of step with the modern NBA?

Tom--

Go re-read your comment, please. You belittle my explanation about 33% of threes being the same as 50% of twos, as if that self-evident truism was all I said. Guess you missed the point where all but one team couldn't should twos at a higher percentage that the average three pointer and all but two teams shot threes at a higher percentage than the average two pointer. What, that doesn't count as evidence that the three-pointer enhances scoring efficiency?
Then you...

Posted on 11/25/14 at 12:25 pm in response to Is the Wolves' playing style out of step with the modern NBA?

Tom--

You are an intelligent commenter interested in the debate rather than winning, which really improves the site--love readers like you.
I just want to repeat my original point, which was Flip Saunders has an offensive philosophy that is unbalanced against the three-pointer in the extreme. I think I laid out a pretty good case for that contention. You say, yeah, but isn't the point winning? Sure and there is plenty of evidence that having three-pointers in your arsenal is...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 02:06 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

Three is an excellent piece today at the website Vox, Ezra Klein's site, that in a thorough and I believe balanced manner looks at the areas where Obama has widened the scope of Presidential power.
I believe it to be a timely and very informative read that will make neither Democrats nor Republicans happy but give good context and talking points to both sides.
Link here:...