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  1. #1
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    FiveThirtyEight - best NBA players of past 6 seasons

    FiveThirtyEight has an interesting article based on their RAPTOR took that ranks the best players and seasons of the past 6 years. Worth a look.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ast-6-seasons/

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    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    As an aside, I wonder why they chose 6 years? More logical choices would be 4 years (the length of an NBA contract), 5 or 10 years (because humans like multiples of 5). If I had to guess, I'm betting RAPTOR gets really unstable at less than 6 years. That should probably be a lesson for anyone who likes to quote single season numbers, or 10 game sample sizes.

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    Interesting. Seems like the rankings are really high on efficiency, especially considering a guy like Danny Green made the list over some bonafide stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblisterdundee View Post
    Interesting. Seems like the rankings are really high on efficiency, especially considering a guy like Danny Green made the list over some bonafide stars.
    RAPTOR is a pretty fascinating calculation, but it rewards Danny Green for making contested corner 3s, playing defense, covering distance as a perimeter defender, and being on a good team. At least as far as I can tell. Green has only been above average TS% in 3 of the past 6 seasons, and 3 seasons he was well below average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRealist View Post
    As an aside, I wonder why they chose 6 years? More logical choices would be 4 years (the length of an NBA contract), 5 or 10 years (because humans like multiples of 5). If I had to guess, I'm betting RAPTOR gets really unstable at less than 6 years. That should probably be a lesson for anyone who likes to quote single season numbers, or 10 game sample sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
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    Ah yes. They mention that in the article and it went right over my head.

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    Steph Curry being #1 is going to cause a ****storm on here lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Steph Curry being #1 is going to cause a ****storm on here lol
    it shouldnt and it should be expected... this has eff weighted heavily... not hard to be eff when you have an all star team around you and cant be doubled and dont have to defend

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    it shouldnt and it should be expected... this has eff weighted heavily... not hard to be eff when you have an all star team around you and cant be doubled and dont have to defend
    Don't want to acknowledge pre Durant troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Steph Curry being #1 is going to cause a ****storm on here lol
    Tre is suspended at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Tre is suspended at the moment.
    pour a little liquor for the banned homie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Tre is suspended at the moment.

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    Be honest, you made this thread cuz it was RAPTOR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Tre is suspended at the moment.
    Isn't mentioning banned members not allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps18-19 Champ View Post
    Isn't mentioning banned members not allowed?
    I thought there was a thread listing all the bans.

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