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#1 Captain Morgan

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

heading into the 2013/2014 season...

 

100 to 51 have been released, and no Horncats among them.

 

I'm assuming Kemba and Jefferson made the top 50.

 

Doesn't mean anything, but some fun offseason reading.  A lot of surprising picks there.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

I think it is safe to assume Kemba and Jefferson in the top 50 considering both were not included in SI's Notable Top 100 Omissions list...http://nba.si.com/20...lin-jeff-green/

 

Gerald Henderson though was in their notable omissions list:  

 

Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Bobcats (G, 25)

2012-13 stats: 31.4 MPG, 15.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.6 APG, 44.7 FG%, 33.0 3FG%
2012-13 advanced stats: 16.4 PER, 3.3 Win Shares, -0.9 RAPM

Henderson was a close cut, done in largely by an absence of definitive strengths. He does a terrific job of filling in the gaps that crop up in any lineup, but there’s an unfortunate cost in being only pretty good in so many phases of the game. The lack of a singular, specific talent is unmistakable; Henderson isn’t a versatile enough ball-handler to initiate offense more frequently; he shoots well from mid-range but hasn’t yet had a league-average season from beyond the arc; he posts up effectively but without the stability to be an offensive focal point; and he rates as a merely good perimeter defender. That potpourri of skills makes him a very useful player, but one who is difficult to define and compare favorably to those in the top 100. — RM

 

 



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

51 to 30 are up now

 

http://nba.si.com/20...?sct=nba_t11_a0

 

Jefferson at 44, no Kemba...Top 30? I can't buy that, but cool if so. 

 

 



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:03 PM

Looks like they're gonna completely snub Kemba. No surprise there, he's the most underrated player in the NBA.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:37 PM

Kemba isn't top 100. Not yet

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:44 PM

He's a HELL of a lot better than those PGs ranked 80-100



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

30-21 is out and he's still not on it. 

 

I don't know if he's Top 50 worthy, but Top 100? Give the guy some credit, he belongs there. 



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:09 AM

Kemba top50? LOL yea right. Yall dreaming too hard. The kid has a long way to go before he even hit top 100.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:54 AM

Kemba top50? LOL yea right. Yall dreaming too hard. The kid has a long way to go before he even hit top 100.


Now you're just trolling again. Look at his PER, scoring and assists averages. Look at who is in the top 100. Many of those guys' numbers are below his across the board. Take off your Chris Paul blinders and be unbiased for a minute. He should be in the top 75 at worst.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:41 AM

Using Hollinger's PER...a stat oblivious to position that takes into account all the positive contributions a player makes (statistically) and subtracts the negative. 

Kemba was the 8th ranked PG in the entire NBA last year (18.86)

4th ranked PG in the EAST

 

NBA top Ten PG's using PER
*=Eastern Conference

1.  Chris Paul (26.43)
2.  Russel Westbrook (23.98)
3.  Tony Parker (23.10)
4.  Kyrie Irving (21.51)*
5.  Stephen Curry (21.34)

6.  John Wall (20.91)*

7.  Deron Williams (20.38)*

8.  Kemba Walker (18.86)*

9.  Jose Calderon (18.80)

10. Mike Conley (18.38)



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

this year Kemba and Hendo will finally get the attention they have deserved outside or Charlotte.. (shoot, inside Charlotte too)

 

again- Steve Clifford was the biggest name we brought in, IMO.. Jefferson, Zeller are nice, but a competent coach that knows the "NBA Game" will be the difference



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:24 PM

Using Hollinger's PER...a stat oblivious to position that takes into account all the positive contributions a player makes (statistically) and subtracts the negative. 

Kemba was the 8th ranked PG in the entire NBA last year (18.86)

4th ranked PG in the EAST

 

NBA top Ten PG's using PER
*=Eastern Conference

1.  Chris Paul (26.43)
2.  Russel Westbrook (23.98)
3.  Tony Parker (23.10)
4.  Kyrie Irving (21.51)*
5.  Stephen Curry (21.34)

6.  John Wall (20.91)*

7.  Deron Williams (20.38)*

8.  Kemba Walker (18.86)*

9.  Jose Calderon (18.80)

10. Mike Conley (18.38)

 

Don't show that statistic to Bobcats fans. They hate seeing factual information displaying how good Kemba is, because they're still wearing faded Raymond Felton and D.J. Augustin jerseys. 

 

I can't wait for a Biyombo fanboy to tell us Biz will be top 50 or top 100 soon.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:06 PM

If kemba isn't on this list it's a travesty.  Kemba was 44th overall in the NBA in PER last season and in the top 10 among PG's. While this list has named PG's among other players that he outplayed last season and has more upside then. 



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:41 PM

Now you're just trolling again. Look at his PER, scoring and assists averages. Look at who is in the top 100. Many of those guys' numbers are below his across the board. Take off your Chris Paul blinders and be unbiased for a minute. He should be in the top 75 at worst.


I wanna see more of Kemba overtaking game and playing like a franchise player befor Ima let some stats prove me other wise. Stats not my thing. You know that. I need performance of the court. That's just my opinion.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

I wanna see more of Kemba overtaking game and playing like a franchise player befor Ima let some stats prove me other wise. Stats not my thing. You know that. I need performance of the court. That's just my opinion.

 

Alright but look at what he had to work with in 2011-12 and 2012-13: hot garbage and just a couple of NBA-caliber players. 

 

As a PG, you need guys around you to be able to be a franchise player, especially considering his haters say he's not a good distributor. News flash to them: It's really tough to get 9 apg when you're tossing it off to Byron Mullens and Bismack Biyombo down low.

 

Kemba was left with the tough position of HAVING to score because no one but he and Henderson could put the ball in the hoop, so he had to take shots, otherwise you'd be seeing a lot of 86-57 losses. With a weapon to get the ball to in the post, Kemba will have two positives: Defenses won't be able to focus all their efforts on him, and he'll be able to run the pick and roll better.

 

Just having Jefferson and Zeller on the roster makes Kemba a top 75 player, because his numbers were top 100 with scrubs. He's only going to get better with more weapons.

 

Imagine Cam right now. Then imagine Cam if he had somebody like Roddy White or Andre Johnson, plus a promising rookie like Tyler Eifert, to throw to. Would only make him better. It's the same case with KW.




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