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ESPN ranks Marcus Smart as the 12th best rookie so far, using some pretty fuzzy logic

Here's a lesson in how not to analyze players, be they rookies or veterans.ESPN's David Thorpe recently put out an article (Insider) where he ranked the top-20 rookies in the league right now. Where did Marcus Smart finish? Thorpe had him at 12.At first that seemed a tad low, but someone could make a case with compelling arguments that 11 other rookies have played better than Smart...
Via Celtics Life
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Insider doesn’t think highly of Marcus Smart

ESPN Insider David Thorpe has ranked this year’s crop of rookies. Marcus Smart is ranked 12th behind the likes of Joe Ingles, Langston Galloway, Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black and is classified as “Struggling:” As a catch-and-shoot guy, Smart continues to play well. He has to be accounted for off the ball because he can make perimeter shots, including 3s, off the catch....
Via Red's Army
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes, Links & Tweets

Memphis head coach Josh Pastnor has some deep Philly roots and ohhh yeah…his family may have video tape of Wilt’s 100-point game. For ESPN.com…David Thorpe of scout.com ranks the rookies in the Association.  Hint: MCW does well in this ranking. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Australian draft lottery prospect Dante Exum has met with agents and may be headed to the NBA. Speaking...
Via Philadunkia
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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