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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject: Thinking Basketball Videos (Latest -- Kobe Bryant career tribute | Now and Forever)

The Thinking Basketball guy has put out an occasional video analysis of specific players. He has focused on the younger players: Ball, Fox, Tatum, and now Simmons. These are interesting videos. Even if you don't agree with his conclusions, he does a thorough job of breaking down each player's game.

December 26: DeAaron Fox

January 5: Lonzo Ball

January 13: Jason Tatum

January 19: Ben Simmons


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject:

Jeeze, the titles.

Fox: The NBA's Most Improved
Tatum: Still a future superstar? (Is he still the next Kobe? is the poster)
Simmons: The point Big Man (Does he really need a jumper?)

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Ball: Scrub or Star? (Is Lonzo Ball Any Good?)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
Jeeze, the titles.

Fox: The NBA's Most Improved
Tatum: Still a future superstar? (Is he still the next Kobe? is the poster)
Simmons: The point Big Man (Does he really need a jumper?)

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Ball: Scrub or Star? (Is Lonzo Ball Any Good?)


on point, no?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
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Jeeze, the titles.

Fox: The NBA's Most Improved
Tatum: Still a future superstar? (Is he still the next Kobe? is the poster)
Simmons: The point Big Man (Does he really need a jumper?)

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Ball: Scrub or Star? (Is Lonzo Ball Any Good?)


on point, no?


Yes and no. Perfectly representative of the narrative on Ball thus far, but not representative of his actual play. To wit, I think it's clear that Lonzo is some good, although it's definitely an open question as to whether he is a star (the answer currently being a flat no).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject:

Fox:just short of being all-star caliber
Ball: strong role player
Simmons: low-level all-star
Tatum: sub all-star

Nothing too disagreeable, although he continues to perpetuate this myth that Kobe is a mediocre passing wing. I still conclude the guy is a dilettante.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject:

I like the layup pass % stat. To me that is one of the most valuable assists but a lot of players can drive and kick it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:57 am    Post subject:

Pascal Siakam

This is actually the first video he made. I didn't see it until now.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:42 pm    Post subject:

Russell Westbrook 2019: Who Needs Efficiency?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:25 am    Post subject:

Thank you for posting these. Very informative videos. Watched the one on Harden and the one on Russ.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject:

Luka Doncic: The Harden-Bird Hybrid
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:35 am    Post subject:

Jaren Jackson, Jr.: A Defensive Prodigy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject:

Trae Young: The Undersized QB

Some of the comments about his defense are just brutal, such as comparing him to a traffic cone.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject:

Thankfully for Trae he doesn't need to be good at defense - he just needs to be not horrific.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject:

For his sake, let's hope he doesn't turn into another Isaiah Thomas. Some of those clips of Trae as a rookie remind me of IT as a veteran.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:35 pm    Post subject:

Trae is a much better passer than IT.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:41 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Trae is a much better passer than IT.


I was referring to his defense. Yes, he is a much better passer than IT.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject:

Marvin Bagley III: The Future of Old School

Another ugly defender, but not as bad as Trae Young.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:10 am    Post subject:

NBA Stat Inflation: Comparing Today's Players to the Past

Warning: This video contains higher than usual nerd content.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject:

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NBA Stat Inflation: Comparing Today's Players to the Past

Warning: This video contains higher than usual nerd content.

very interesting... what struck out to me is how Kobe played a big chunk of his career in this so called "dead ball" era where points were harder to come by, yet thats never a factor brought up in mainstream discussions of where he ranks among GOATs
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject:

That’s true, and it also applies to Shaq.

I liked the visual history of the evolution of the dribbling rules. I’ve never seen it laid out that well.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject:

Very informative. Thank you for sharing!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:07 am    Post subject:

Nikola Jokic: The 7 Foot Point Guard
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Giannis Antetokounmo: The New Shaq
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