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  • planetmars
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    Rudy Bargnani wrote: View Post
    Bobby Marks has a tweet that Kyle Lowry has bonus money at stake the next two days. Any idea what that is? Looks like he already played 65 games and his minutes are in line.
    Found a sportsnet article on this:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...on-incentives/

    Lowry will earn a $200,000 bonus for each of the following:

    *All-star appearance
    *All-NBA team appearance
    *All-Defensive team appearance
    *Raptors reach conference finals
    *Raptors reach NBA Finals
    *Raptors win NBA championship.

    But all of those benchmarks will only pay out should Lowry reach certain totals in minutes per game and total games played, ones Marks reports are unlikely to be met:
    Not sure what can happen anymore in 2 days. He reached the 65 game mark with over 25mpg.

    He got the ASG nod.. probably won't get all-nba or all-defense. Should get the Conf Final, NBA finals, and Chip though.. so another $600K.

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  • The Great One
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    Kawhi playin tonite?

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  • Rudy Bargnani
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    Bobby Marks has a tweet that Kyle Lowry has bonus money at stake the next two days. Any idea what that is? Looks like he already played 65 games and his minutes are in line.

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  • KeonClark
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    Prove what? He can lead a team to 37 wins, unlike those 36 or less win garbage teams?

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  • DogeLover1234
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    Rudy Bargnani wrote: View Post
    Minny has 36 wins and the Lakers have 37 wins. If they catch them they go from likely 10th pick to 11th. At 10th pick they are 5% more likely to have top 5 pick than if they finished 11th. Minny holds tiebreaker over Lakers.

    Do the wolves try to lose?

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  • Rudy Bargnani
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    Minny has 36 wins and the Lakers have 37 wins. If they catch them they go from likely 10th pick to 11th. At 10th pick they are 5% more likely to have top 5 pick than if they finished 11th. Minny holds tiebreaker over Lakers.

    Do the wolves try to lose?

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  • KeonClark
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    golden wrote: View Post
    Game 82, aka, Kawhi's last practice.....

    Technically he practice like 60/82 but who's counting...Kind of interesting...60...a nice round number...maybe it was all a plan. Time to find out how well it worked!

    Also when googling Kawhi I just read he was born in 1991...2 years to the day younger than my younger sister. WTF why am I so old now

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  • KeonClark
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    OK, so here's the game thread performance this year.
    GT Starter Wins Losses Win%
    inthepaint 1 0 1
    Scraptor 9 2 0.818182
    Trex 9 2 0.818182
    Jclaw 8 2 0.8
    bertarapsfan 7 2 0.777778
    consmap 6 2 0.75
    MixxAOR 8 3 0.727273
    Joey 2 1 0.666667
    KeonClark 2 1 0.666667
    DanH 1 1 0.5
    Zainab 1 1 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    Maury 2 2 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    planetmars 0 1 0
    Demographic Shift 0 1 0
    Goldblum 0 2 0
    inthepaint is obviously in for a game 1 start if he wins - can't be breaking that win streak - and drops into that middle mess of .500 teams if he loses.

    We've got some obvious big hitters here: Scraptor and JClaw both had incredible years. Same goes for bertarapsfan, consmap and MixxAOR.

    TRex was basically unbeatable, except that at the end of his 2nd win streak, he failed to even create a game thread, leading directly and irrefutably to a loss. That loss is assigned to TRex above (showing how dominant he was when he actually started a thread). I'm conflicted here. Can TRex be trusted with playoff game threads? I'd say no... But in the spirit of load management, is the performance when he does play more important than the game he didn't show up for? Maybe TRex should be our ace in the hole - break glass in case of emergency, about to be eliminated option.

    If the playoffs go as deep as we all hope (and we don't just sweep every series), we've got a few other smaller sample solid performers to fall back on as the occasional losses pile up. Joey and Keon both had good records in a few games, and then basically anyone else who got a win can step in (sorry Demo, planetmars and Goldblum, it just can't be risked).
    This has become one of my favorite annual traditions, thanks Dan.

    Scaptor and JClaw are there every year it seems like. Consistent. I think consmap usually preforms well also. And what a rookie year by berta. They have to be our go to guys when inthepaint gets knocked out of the paint.

    I'm conflicted with Mixx, I love his posts but you gotta draw the line somewhere, and the other 4 are on a 60+ win pace. Mixx was "only" on a 57 win pace. I think 4 is the key after (or IF) our final win streak dies out. 4= the amount of losses it takes to be eliminated in a round, so in theory they all get a crack at saving a series.

    TRex, while I admire his GDT performance, can go AWOL at any moment. I'm not sure I'm comfortable giving him the keys to this high performance engine.

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  • slaw
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    DanH wrote: View Post

    TRex was basically unbeatable, except that at the end of his 2nd win streak, he failed to even create a game thread, leading directly and irrefutably to a loss. That loss is assigned to TRex above (showing how dominant he was when he actually started a thread). I'm conflicted here. Can TRex be trusted with playoff game threads? I'd say no... But in the spirit of load management, is the performance when he does play more important than the game he didn't show up for? Maybe TRex should be our ace in the hole - break glass in case of emergency, about to be eliminated option.
    TRex's brand seems to be the important thing here. He can open the thread with his name on it and outsource the actual content of the game thread...... it is 2019.

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  • golden
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    Game 82, aka, Kawhi's last practice.....

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  • G__Deane
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    I have an incredible winning percentage on games I drink beer.....almost all of them

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  • DanH
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    OK, so here's the game thread performance this year.
    GT Starter Wins Losses Win%
    inthepaint 1 0 1
    Scraptor 9 2 0.818182
    Trex 9 2 0.818182
    Jclaw 8 2 0.8
    bertarapsfan 7 2 0.777778
    consmap 6 2 0.75
    MixxAOR 8 3 0.727273
    Joey 2 1 0.666667
    KeonClark 2 1 0.666667
    DanH 1 1 0.5
    Zainab 1 1 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    Maury 2 2 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    planetmars 0 1 0
    Demographic Shift 0 1 0
    Goldblum 0 2 0

    inthepaint is obviously in for a game 1 start if he wins - can't be breaking that win streak - and drops into that middle mess of .500 teams if he loses.

    We've got some obvious big hitters here: Scraptor and JClaw both had incredible years. Same goes for bertarapsfan, consmap and MixxAOR.

    TRex was basically unbeatable, except that at the end of his 2nd win streak, he failed to even create a game thread, leading directly and irrefutably to a loss. That loss is assigned to TRex above (showing how dominant he was when he actually started a thread). I'm conflicted here. Can TRex be trusted with playoff game threads? I'd say no... But in the spirit of load management, is the performance when he does play more important than the game he didn't show up for? Maybe TRex should be our ace in the hole - break glass in case of emergency, about to be eliminated option.

    If the playoffs go as deep as we all hope (and we don't just sweep every series), we've got a few other smaller sample solid performers to fall back on as the occasional losses pile up. Joey and Keon both had good records in a few games, and then basically anyone else who got a win can step in (sorry Demo, planetmars and Goldblum, it just can't be risked).

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  • G__Deane
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    We got the skinny on Minny. Go Raps, take us out with a W before the second seaosn starts ....

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  • DanH
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    I think they should rest Green in this one. One last shot at finding some non-Green lineups that work could have some value, and we absolutely need him healthy for the playoffs.

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  • DanH
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    inthepaint playing for the game 1 playoff thread here. Reminds me, I'm gonna compile the game thread performances...

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