Posts Tagged ‘Triangle Offense’

Yao Ming or Andrew Bynum: Part II (the call)

August 7, 2008

The votes for last week’s on-line survey have been tabulated.

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Who is the better player, Yao or Bynum?

Now – Yao 11; Bynum 11
Later – Yao 8; Bynum 14

Which one would Phil Jackson choose as the Center for his team?

Yao 6
Bynum 15

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In sharp contrast to what phdsteve originally postulated … i.e. Yao Ming is a vastly superior player to Andrew Bynum AND the player Phil Jackson would select if asked to choose between the two, as the Center for his team …

Survey Says, “This is far from the definitive perception held by others in the on-line basketball community.”

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Concerning this Corner’s specific rationale …

 

Table 1 

ANDREW BYNUM (7-0, 285 LBS, 20 YRS)                                         Season Averages

 

 

Year

Team/Age

G

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

OFF

DEF

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TO

PF

PPG

05-06

LAL/18

46

0

7.3

0.402

0.000

0.296

0.7

1.0

1.7

0.2

0.1

0.5

0.37

1.20

1.6

06-07

LAL/19

82

53

21.9

0.558

0.000

0.668

1.7

4.2

5.9

1.1

0.2

1.6

1.40

3.00

7.8

07-08

LAL/20

35

25

28.8

0.636

0.000

0.695

3.0

7.2

10.2

1.7

0.3

2.1

1.49

2.80

13.1

08-09

LAL/21

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

09-10

???/22

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

10-11

???/23

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

11-12

???/24

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

12-13

???/25

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

13-14

???/26

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

14-15

???/27

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

  

Table 2

YAO MING (7-6, 310 LBS, 27 YRS)                                                    Season Averages

Year

Team/Age

G

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

OFF

DEF

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TO

PF

PPG

98-99

NA/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99-00

NA/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00-01

NA/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01-02

NA/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02-03

HOU/22

82

72

29.0

0.498

0.500

0.811

2.4

5.8

8.2

1.7

0.4

1.8

2.11

2.80

13.5

03-04

HOU/23 *

82

82

32.8

0.522

0.000

0.809

2.4

6.6

9.0

1.5

0.3

1.9

2.49

3.30

17.5

04-05

HOU/24 *

80

80

30.6

0.552

0.000

0.783

2.6

5.8

8.4

0.8

0.4

2.0

2.45

3.70

18.3

05-06

HOU/25 *

57

57

34.2

0.519

0.000

0.853

2.6

7.6

10.2

1.5

0.5

1.6

2.58

3.40

22.3

06-07

HOU/26 *

48

48

33.8

0.516

0.000

0.862

2.1

7.3

9.4

2.0

0.3

2.0

3.48

3.30

25.0

07-08

HOU/27 *

55

55

37.2

0.507

0.000

0.850

3.1

7.7

10.8

2.3

0.4

2.0

3.33

3.10

22.0

 

As a Center in the NBA, at 20 years of age, Andrew Bynum is superior to Yao Ming in every statistical category imaginable with the following Career Averages:

 

Table 3

Career Averages up to 20 Years of Age

 

AGE

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

OFF

DEF

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TO

PF

PPG

ANDREW BYNUM

20 (3 Years)

163

78

19.3

0.571

0.000

0.649

1.7

3.9

5.6

1.0

0.2

1.3

1.13

2.50

7.2

YAO MING

20 (0 Years)

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

  

Table 4

Career Averages from 22 – 27 Years of Age

 

Yrs/All-Star

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

OFF

DEF

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TO

PF

PPG

ANDREW BYNUM

0

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

N-A

YAO MING

6/5-Time

404

394

32.5

0.520

0.111

0.826

2.5

6.6

9.2

1.6

0.4

1.8

2.65

3.30

19.0

  

Given the ‘Rate of Progress’ Andrew Bynum has shown during his first 3 seasons in the NBA [Table 1], at 18, 19 and 20 Years of Age, respectively, and the ‘Rate of Progress’ Yao Ming has shown from 22 – 27 Years Of Age [Table 2] … barring a major injury … it is reasonable to expect that Andrew Bynum will surpass the production values of Yao Ming, at comparable ages.


At this stage of his career [i.e. 20 Years of Age/3 seasons in the NBA], Andrew Bynum [Table 3] is a better basketball player than Yao Ming [Table 4], in terms of Field Goal Shooting Accuracy, Rebounding, Passing, Shot-blocking, Generating of Steals/Turnovers, and Overall Athleticism [Horizontal & Vertical Quickness, Explosive Power, and Coordination].


IMO
, if Phil Jackson [LA Lakers coach] was asked today to choose between Yao Ming and Andrew Bynum to fill the Center position on his team, the ZenMaster would select Andrew Bynum.


Bynum runs the floor better in transition [Offensively & Defensively].
Bynum is a more athletic Shot-blocker.
Bynum is a better ‘finisher’, in the air, around the basket.
Bynum is a better sized defender when asked/needed to ‘switch’ checks with a smaller player.


Bynum is at least as good if not a better Rebounder.
Bynum is at least as good if not a better Passer.
Bynum is at least as good if not a better Generator of Steals/Turnover.


Yao
is a better Mid-range Shooter.
Yao is a better Free Throw Shooter.


As a complimentary player to Kobe Bryant [Alpha Male No. 1], Bynum is a better fit with a team coached by Phil Jackson which uses the Triangle Offense and relies primarily on players with high levels of agility [physical & mental] on Defense and when Rebounding.


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Thanks to all for participating!

NBA Playoffs – Finals Preview

June 3, 2008

 

 

(1) BOSTON CELTICS (H)

(2) LA LAKERS

By the Numbers

QIR – #1 (6)
Points Differential Rank – #1
Points Allowed Rank – #2
Rebounding Differential Rank – #3

QIR – #10 (30)
Points Differential Rank – #3
Points Allowed Rank – #19
Rebounding Differential Rank – #8
 

Basketball Acumen

Home court advantage. Should be betting favourite. Team D is THE story, fuelled by KG. Must turn Kobe into volume shooter; clamp down elsewhere. Key Match-up: Thom Thibodeau vs The Triangle. Will win the series with a Positive (+) Rebounding Differential.

Betting favourite. Quickness and size at all positions. Top notch offensive execution. Rebounding & interior D questionable without Bynum. Must get points from multiple sources, not just the MVP. Key Match-up: Team Rebounding Differential. Lakers’ year is 2008-2009.

Who will win

“No Rebounds, No Rings.” – Pat RileyUbuntu: I am what I am because of who we all are Celtics in 7. 

How the Lakers won a pivotal Game 4

May 28, 2008

Writing on SportsHubLA.com prior to the start of this Conference Finals series, this writer explained in the ‘Comments’ section what the easiest way is for the Lakers to beat the Spurs …

Three Ways to beat San Antonio

which was clearly on display in yesterday’s gigantic W for LA, in San Antonio.

Lakers 93, Spurs 91 … Boxscore

Given this corner’s affinity for Phil Jackson and the Triangle Offense, it’s important that other NBA observers fully recognize the inherent beauty and effectiveness of this specific Offensive Basketball System and the role it plays in creating invaluable scoring opportunities for its practicioners …

(from a half-time interview during Game 4)

When the Lakers generate 5 more Offensive Rebounds in a game than the Spurs, LA exponentially increases its chances of winning … especially when one of those D-Boards-Lost (LA/Team Rebound) occurs at the 5.0 sec mark of the 4thQ … Full Play-By-Play … in a 1 possession game.


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