DeMar DeRozan is not happy about his No. 46 ranking

You had to expect this was coming. DeMar DeRozan is not one to take perceived slights or disrespect lightly, so naturally he’s spoken about about the guys at Sports Illustrated ranking him as the No. 46 player in basketball this week. FOH. 46 — DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) September 16, 2016 #ProveEm… — DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) September 16, 2016 Remember, this...
Via Raptors Republic
September 16, 2016

Kemba Walker Is A Star On The Rise

In case you missed it, Kemba Walker went absolutely bonkers Monday against the Jazz, dropping 52 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.That was a career high in points for Walker, and it was the third highest point total and game score (a formula created by John Hollinger to measure a player's single game impact) this season, both behind Stephen Curry and Jimmy Butler's respective...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dave Joerger on hot seat with Grizzlies

There have been a lot of questions surrounding the Memphis Grizzlies this season, and one report says head coach Dave Joerger’s job could be in jeopardy. Hoops Critic’s Brian Geltzeiler reports that Joerger “is extremely close to being fired.” League source tells me that Dave Joerger is extremely close to being fired. Depending upon tonight's game, could happen as soon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

An In-Depth Look at the Eastern Conference Playoff Race

One of the gifts analytics pioneer John Hollinger left ESPN before departing for a front office job with the Memphis Grizzlies was his “Playoff Odds” feature. As the name suggests, the feature measures the percentage of times out of 5,000 computer simulations each team will make the playoffs. The algorithm for the simulations is hideously complicated, and takes into account strength...
Via Sportsnaut
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics rise to No. 17 in ESPN power rankings; Hollinger odds say they should make the playoffs

No. 17 Dave Cowens retro jersey.This week's Marc Stein NBA power rankings for have just been released, with the Celtics landing at No. 17.  Up three spots from No. 20 last week, it ties the C's highest position of the season (which they also reached on February 16).  At 29-36, Boston is just behind the No. 16 Wizards (38-28), but ahead of the Suns (No. 18, 35-33) and Bucks...
Via Celtics Life
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

So the Celtics will make the playoffs, and have a better chance to reach the Finals than OKC?

In the midst of an improbably successful six-game road trip, as of this moment the 16-27 Celtics are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, just two games back of No. 8 Charlotte.  It may be time to consider the postseason a very real possibility.Boston's -1.7 points per game scoring differential actually ranks seventh-best overall in the East.  The C's also have an extremely...
Via Celtics Life
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Wallace gets one more chance, back in charge in Memphis

PHX: Can we have Kedrick Brown? WALLACE: No but you can have Joe Johnson.Former Celtics GM (and TB favorite) Chris Wallace is back in charge in Memphis.The future of Dave Joerger and John Hollinger is unclear due to the apparent clash between current ownership and Robert Pera.Chris Wallace will assume responsibility for the front office on an interim basis.But Chris Wallace, reinstalled...
Via Celtics Life
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Power Rankings: Week 9

Boasting the NBA's highest scoring offense (108.4 PPG) and it's most efficient offense (110.5 by John Hollinger's team stats), the Portland Trail Blazers stake their claim as the best team in the NBA this week. The top-five has finally changed and there could be a new mainstay to the upper echelon of elite teams if the L.A. Clippers keep their NBA-best winning streak (five games...
Via CLNS Radio
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' Front Office 'Aggressively' Suggesting Lineups To Dave Joerger

Dave Joerger is receiving considerable direction from the Memphis Grizzlies' front office, according to sources. Robert Pera and John Hollinger are strong proponents of advanced statistics. “They’re suggesting lineups,” said one league source. “Aggressively.” One scout said, “It looked as if Joerger was trying to put his stamp on them and the players resisted. They were...
Via RealGM
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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