Thursday, November 13, 2014

All the best stats I've seen lately

I witnessed a disappointing performance by the Celtics last night at the TD Garden, made worse by the fact that Rajon Rondo couldn't grab the 10th rebound he needed for his second triple-double of the season.  This was due in large part to the fact that the Thunder didn't really miss any shots down the stretch.

Morrow went 8-for-8 in the 4th quarter.

That was likely because two of it's prominent members were out with injuries.

Searching hard for a silver lining, I found these two nuggets:

Although two of those threes were in garbage time.

Shifting to the Red Sox, there have been lots of reports suggesting they may soon sign Pablo Sandoval.  I'm not sure it's a good idea to spend $100 million on a guy who hits under .300 with fewer than 20 homers and 80 RBI per season.  I elaborated on this for Bleacher Report.

In another B/R article entitled 3 Free Agents the Red Sox Need to Avoid at All Costs I wrote about why Boston shouldn't spend $200 million on Max Scherzer.  Both Jon Lester and James Shields would be cheaper (Shields significantly), and the three pitchers have very similar numbers over the past six seasons:

Switching back to the NBA, Kobe Bryant just set the all-time record for most missed shots in a career, passing John Havlicek.  At the pace he's on so far this year, Kobe may set set new standards for misses in a single season as well.  If you only read one other thing today, it should be Stat Central: Kobe Bryant Missing Shots At Historic Rate In 2014-15 on

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