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Bruno
06-26-2013, 12:56 PM
http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/130625_stateofthelakers

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said during the "State of the Lakers" interview with Mike Trudell that Dwight Howard just put up as good of a statistical year as he's ever had in the NBA. He makes the remark at the 3:04 mark of the interview.

The numbers suggest that Howard had a significant statistical drop off with the Lakers last season. His regular season PER was 6.5 points lower than his 2011 career high, his WS/48 figures were on par with his rookie season, and he had half as many win-shares with LA in 2013 as he did with Orlando in 2011. In addition to the statistical drop of, he also finished 14th in DPOY voting in 2013.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/howardw01.html#advanced::none

This thread is less about Howards drop off, and more so about the Lakers general manager making such a false statement in regards to statistical analysis. Is it a burden in today NBA to have a GM who has dropped reg flags in regards to a lack of advanced statistical analysis when evaluating player performance?

G-Menn!
06-26-2013, 12:58 PM
Defensively he's been fine, not so sure about offense and hustle plays.

His atrocious FTs don't help either, unfortunately.

bagwell368
06-26-2013, 01:04 PM
Howard had a year that ranks with his first two this past season, but things were hopeful then.

He's a wreck/headcase.

lpdunks8
06-26-2013, 01:07 PM
http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/130625_stateofthelakers

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said during the "State of the Lakers" interview with Mike Trudell that Dwight Howard just put up as good of a statistical year as he's ever had in the NBA. He makes the remark at the 3:04 mark of the interview.

The numbers suggest that Howard had a significant statistical drop off with the Lakers last season. His regular season PER was 6.5 points lower than his 2011 career high, his WS/48 figures were on par with his rookie season, and he had half as many win-shares with LA in 2013 as he did with Orlando in 2011. In addition to the statistical drop of, he also finished 14th in DPOY voting in 2013.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/howardw01.html#advanced::none

This thread is less about Howards drop off, and more so about the Lakers general manager making such a false statement in regards to statistical analysis. Is it a burden in today NBA to have a GM who has dropped reg flags in regards to a lack of advanced statistical analysis when evaluating player performance?

The number one job in the summer for a GM is being a salesman. I'm pretty sure this is all about him wanting to get him re-signed. He has been a big supporter and fighter for D12 in the media since the trade happened.

What do you expect him to say? Do you really believe that behind closed doors the brass thinks he did as well as some of his Orlando seasons? C'mon.

SteBO
06-26-2013, 01:12 PM
Well as a fan, you're not going to want to hear that because you know Dwight was nowhere near what he could be. But the NBA is also a business, and Kupchak knows he can't really afford to lose Dwight so any chance to butter him up and express confidence in him in the same breath is an opportunity he has to take. Not shocked he said this.....

smith&wesson
06-26-2013, 01:28 PM
In Orlando he had inflated stats... he didn't have enough help, I thought that was the reason he wanted to leave.

Chronz
06-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Hes lying because most fans are sheep and would know nothing of the field.

shep33
06-26-2013, 01:40 PM
His defense wasn't as good as people think this year. But that has a lot to do with his injuries

Bravo95
06-26-2013, 01:49 PM
Yikes.

Raps18-19 Champ
06-26-2013, 01:49 PM
Lololol.

b@llhog24
06-26-2013, 03:49 PM
Hes lying because most fans are sheep and would know nothing of the field.
This.

JLynn943
06-26-2013, 03:51 PM
I think this is more him trying to appeal to Dwight than anything else.

RiceOnTheRun
06-26-2013, 05:14 PM
The number one job in the summer for a GM is being a salesman. I'm pretty sure this is all about him wanting to get him re-signed. He has been a big supporter and fighter for D12 in the media since the trade happened.

What do you expect him to say? Do you really believe that behind closed doors the brass thinks he did as well as some of his Orlando seasons? C'mon.

#1 rule of being a salesman, is don't show your bs. This statement literally took all of his ********, smeared it on his face and brushed his teeth with it.

RLundi
06-26-2013, 05:21 PM
Maybe he's trying to oversell the Lakers throwing him a max contract?

amos1er
06-26-2013, 09:51 PM
:laugh2:

Actually I should be crying. The Laker future is in that guys hands along with Jim Buss. :(

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06-26-2013, 10:55 PM
Kupchak is lying :laugh2:

martin_108
06-26-2013, 11:24 PM
Towards end on the season he was playing much better defensively and averaging 20 12 2 a night regular in playoffs he had no guard help to givehom the ball Kobe Nash Meeks Blake were all hurt and still mage to put decent numbers in the playoffs