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  • planetmars
    started a topic Everything Marc Gasol

    Everything Marc Gasol

    Wow! Discuss.

  • G__Deane
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    Shaolin Fantastic wrote: View Post
    Ok the Jurisdiction of Jonas is officially worse and more full of fanboys than the District of DeRozan.

    We just played a series where Gasol held Embiid to 18-9-3 on 37% from the field (53 TS%) and a -8 netRTG. The same guy who averaged 28-14-4 on 60 TS% in the regular season and could easily be argued to have been a top 5 player in the league this season. And yet, somehow, the JV crowd have convinced themselves that we would have done better with JV? Just shut up, like this logic is just getting ridiculous. Gasol put the absolute clamps on one of the best players in the league. If someone did what he did to Embiid to Kawhi, that guy would be getting serious, serious plaudits as an absolute shutdown defender.

    Just be quiet. Honestly getting so tired of reading this Valanciunas crap. He's an efficient, empty stat, low impact center. Just like his counterpart Enes Kanter.
    Not going to argue with you, but you completed glossed over the fact that Embiid was a walking flu bug/chest infection who basically couldn't breathe and was afraid to attempt a slam dunk in case he sharted himself on the court ....

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  • Shaolin Fantastic
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    Ok the Jurisdiction of Jonas is officially worse and more full of fanboys than the District of DeRozan.

    We just played a series where Gasol held Embiid to 18-9-3 on 37% from the field (53 TS%) and a -8 netRTG. The same guy who averaged 28-14-4 on 60 TS% in the regular season and could easily be argued to have been a top 5 player in the league this season. And yet, somehow, the JV crowd have convinced themselves that we would have done better with JV? Just shut up, like this logic is just getting ridiculous. Gasol put the absolute clamps on one of the best players in the league. If someone did what he did to Embiid to Kawhi, that guy would be getting serious, serious plaudits as an absolute shutdown defender.

    Just be quiet. Honestly getting so tired of reading this Valanciunas crap. He's an efficient, empty stat, low impact center. Just like his counterpart Enes Kanter.

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  • Shaolin Fantastic
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    Keep making noise, JV stans.

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  • sanyo
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    iblastoff wrote: View Post
    the raps would have gotten past orlando with gasol or JV. to say that series depended on gasol is just stupid.

    i dont know gasols true impact on the sixers series either. if embiid weren't on his (supposed) death bed for most of the series, we probably wouldnt be singing gasols praises at all.

    the things we do know is that gasol cannot rebound, doesn't really score, is barely a passable 3 pt shooter (average 33% or whatever) and is really old. but wait he can pass the ball! meh. who cares when this teams desperation plays are just ISO ball.
    JV smashed Embiid twice this year... im sure we would have been ok with JV on Embiid too.

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  • Scraptor
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    Again, it's 14 games, not 12. (5 + 7 + 2)

    I think Marc has been mostly great on D. But it was just interesting to me that the stats didn't match the eye test. Especially considering another starter (Kyle) had a positive impact.

    But like you said, he has drawn the toughest assignments, so that probably explains it.

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  • BrieflySpeaking
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    Fair enough. Sorry I didn't read your post more carefully. I incorrectly read "this playoffs" as this series. My bad.

    Here is the Raptors' defense ratings from the link you suggested


    Unadjusted Defensive Plus/Minus: Raptors 2019 Playoffs (12 games)
    McCaw, Patrick 92.9
    Miller, Malcolm 95.2
    Meeks, Jodie 95.7
    Ibaka, Serge 96.6
    Powell, Norman 97.4
    Boucher, Chris 100.0
    Lowry, Kyle 100.0
    VanVleet, Fred 101.1
    Moreland, Eric 101.6
    Lin, Jeremy 101.7
    Leonard, Kawhi 101.9
    Siakam, Pascal 101.9
    Green, Danny 102.8
    Gasol, Marc 103.2
    The Unadjusted Defensive Plus/Minus for the playoffs does list Marc and most of the other starters at the bottom, with the bench players at the top. Don't you think the fact that our starters were matched up against so much stronger opponents than the bench explains this. Gasol, in particular, was often shadowing Embiid and Vucevic, our opponent's best scorers, which seems to almost completely invalidate his raw plus/minus numbers.

    Adjusted Defensive Real Plus/Minus: 2018-2019 Regular Season
    Marc Gasol 2.94
    Pascal Siakam 2.20
    Kyle Lowry 2.10
    Danny Green 1.96
    Greg Monroe 1.21
    Chris Boucher 0.62
    Serge Ibaka 0.47
    Fred VanVleet 0.19
    Kawhi Leonard 0.09
    Patrick McCaw -0.12
    Malachi Richardson -0.21
    Lorenzo Brown -0.22
    Norman Powell -0.35
    Jordan Loyd -0.36
    Jodie Meeks -0.40
    OG Anunoby -1.14
    Jeremy Lin -1.19
    My original point was Just that although I think large sample, adjusted plus/minus is usually very meaningful, in a short series the eye test and advanced head to head statistics are more reliable than unadjusted plus/minus. Of course, if you think Gasol's defense has been a liability in the playoffs, fair enough.

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  • KeonClark
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    Shaolin Fantastic wrote: View Post
    Lol we would've lost to the Sixers if we had JV instead of Gasol.
    Wrong

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  • Scraptor
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    BrieflySpeaking wrote: View Post
    I think Adjusted Plus/Minus is a terrific statistic. Probably the best overall player performance statistic, especially if you use a two year sample.

    But, raw plus/minus from two games, split into defense only!

    Surely you are not suggesting that is a fair assessment.

    Gasol has been an elite defender for his entire career and has been superb in the playoffs this season.
    The playoffs are a 14 game sample, not a two game sample. Perhaps you should read more carefully before reacting.

    You can view the stats here.
    https://stats.nba.com/team/161061276...F_RATING&dir=1

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  • BrieflySpeaking
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    I think Adjusted Plus/Minus is a terrific statistic. Probably the best overall player performance statistic, especially if you use a two year sample.

    But, raw plus/minus from two games, split into defense only!

    Surely you are not suggesting that is a fair assessment.

    Gasol has been an elite defender for his entire career and has been superb in the playoffs this season.

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  • Scraptor
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    Just an interesting note:

    Our defensive rating when Marc is on the floor this playoffs: 103.2.

    When he's off: 95.9. So his impact is -7.3.

    By way of comparison, Kyle is 100.0 on, 104.4 off, for a positive impact of +4.4

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  • iblastoff
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    the raps would have gotten past orlando with gasol or JV. to say that series depended on gasol is just stupid.

    i dont know gasols true impact on the sixers series either. if embiid weren't on his (supposed) death bed for most of the series, we probably wouldnt be singing gasols praises at all.

    the things we do know is that gasol cannot rebound, doesn't really score, is barely a passable 3 pt shooter (average 33% or whatever) and is really old. but wait he can pass the ball! meh. who cares when this teams desperation plays are just ISO ball.

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  • sanyo
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    golden wrote: View Post

    It is game-changing because now Gasol has to guard Lopez way out on the perimeter instead of hanging back at the rim helping on Giannis. We might have to put another defender on Lopez, but it's tough because he was a great post scorer long before he was a deadly 3-pt shooter. Definitely a problem the way he spaces out the defense.
    Im ok leaving Lopez out there... yes he had a big game 1 but he isnt going to be putting 30 pts on us again... so if he's out there shooting let him...

    I would much rather have a defender at all times on Brodgen, Middleton and Mirotic. Giannis will always be Giannis, you need to clog the lane for sure, but you dont need 5 guys out there doing it, leaving everyone else wide open...

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  • sanyo
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    Gasol was gassed from the Philly series, you could tell on the court he was holding his sides, huffing and puffing.

    THey really need to split Gasol and Ibaka mins now. Gasol shouldnt be playing more than 25-30 mins going forward.

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  • Shredder
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    Rudy Bargnani wrote: View Post
    One of the worst things about losing is that JV Hive is going to light up this thread for anything short of an NBA championship.
    Ya I agree. I love/d JV, but I don't know how much he would change things. Like anything there would be positives and negatives. Although JV has done well against Embiid, he has struggled with Vucevic. So in theory, he might have done great against Embiid and even Lopez, but that does nothing for us if we didn't make it out of the first round. Gasol made both Vucevic and Embiid his bitch. They both posted drastically lower than there average against him. That cannot be overlooked no matter how much better JV does on offence and close to the basket.

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