Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Mediocre Man, Nov 4, 2018.
That's funny. Well played.
This is a great point
Avery Bradley out for the Clips, and now possibly Tobias Harris too.
We're the luckiest Team in the history of the NBA
Giannis looked pretty healthy the other night.
This is a stupid thread...
Nobody said that every star is missing games against the Blazers, or that every team is playing them weakened. The Spurs (basically) and Pacers were full strength as well. Lakers and Magic too (although those are probably less significant). But if you want a complete picture of the team's overall quality of play, it's not unreasonable to note the instances in which they face incomplete squads.
So far, they're 5-3 against full strength teams, including 3 quality wins. Still good, even discounting the "missing star" victories.
Some posters feel the need to minimize the team's success and make excuses when they win. Seems kind of ass backwards to me, but they claim to be fans, so whatever.
All teams have injuries.
Golden state won a title against a severely depleted Cavs squad.
You don't see anyone putting an asterisk on that win.
I just think this thread is silly.
Please update us on everyone else's records (at least the Western Conference) against teams "missing stars". If we're going to discount our wins, everyone else's wins should be equally discounted. Then, and only then, will we have the One True Standings. Please submit the results to Adam Silver so he can propose using True Standings instead of the current Portland is SUPER Lucky Standings for determining correct and accurate playoff seedings.
Some actually do asterisk their 2015 title, just like some asterisk Cleveland's 2016.
Thank you for making your voice known. I love when reasonable people disagree. Keeps things interesting and lively.
Well, since nobody said that the standings should be adjusted, I'm going to go ahead and not do that. But thanks for the mockery and sarcasm; it's always welcome.
Oh okay, now anyone who does not share your opinion is not a real fan, that's pretty dumb. It has nothing to do with making excuses if we win, I just want to see the Blazers play opponent at Full strenght. That's all.
And since you can't control that, why "keep track of it", which is the point of this thread.
Stats Geeks Love It. You know, we would have to go through a complicated formula for luckiness. The good old Minutes per game is a stat than can be used. On a comparative scale that stat could determine the injury aspects of a player or if they suck as a 4 or a 5 as the coaching staff dictates.
You felt the need to point out POR's record minus their lucky wins. It doesn't seem particularly relevant if you don't make similar adjustments for all the other teams in the West.
I understand why tracking "lucky wins" matters in determining how good our team really is, but if that's the point don't we also need to know how lucky we are relative to the other teams we are competing against for playoff seedings? Without that, you have a single, isolated data point. If you're not going to track everybody else's lucky wins, what's the point. You might as well just do the same thing the NBA does and use actual won:loss records.
I'm glad you welcome the sarcasm, even though I did not use the obligatory green font.
Now you're talking! Unfortunately, that was not the intention of this thread. The intent was right there in the subject line - keeping track of POR's "luckiness" against other teams. In isolation, this seems useless to me.
If I were using that information to compare the Blazers' record to other teams, then sure, your claim holds water. I'm not, so it doesn't.
It would make your head spin is all. Injuries happen and all teams get chances to both take advantage and deal with them.
Recently Not so much a fairy tale.
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