Tom Chambers

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  1. Julius Randle 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    The thing is, popcorn stats are usually overvalued. Of course it's possible to get value for him, but most likely other owners in your league are going to think higher of him than they should because of the triple doubles.
  2. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    No, when you say market size, it means one thing. The size of the market. There is no other meaning. None. TV Market sizes don't change from sport to sport based on popularity. The only way they can change is when they're artificially made so (ire, the Nats being in the Orioles market, so they pay the Orioles). This is a dumb semantic argument, I'm just pointing out that this isn't subjective, at all. There's a defined thing.
  3. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    That's 100% exactly what "market size" is. The size of the TV market. What they're watching doesn't matter at all the definition at all. If you want to say the Raptors aren't popular, or as popular as their media market suggests, that's one thing. But they're a big market team, that's just the fact: they're in a really big market.
  4. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    Market size has zero to do with popularity. Large market teams are usually more popular, but small market teams can be popular and large market teams may not. You guys might find this helpful. CTRL+F for Toronto or just go to page 7. This has Toronto behind Philadelphia, but I'm sure that's changed in the last five years. Big market is big market is big market. If we were gonna talk about popularity, we'd use that word.
  5. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    No, neither are small media markets. This isn't a subjective thing and it isn't about fan size. It's simply about how many TV-watching households there are in a metropolitan area. Toronto is objectively a very large media market.
  6. Kawhi Leonard 2018-19 Season Thread

    City size and market size aren't the same thing. The actual city of Boston is smaller compared to its metropolitan area than most North American cities are compared to theirs, but people in Brookline don't suddenly become Knick fans because you live on the other side of St Mary's St. The Boston metro is either 5mil or 8mil, depending on how you count it. While the city of Boston and Oklahoma City are very close in size, compare the two ways of counting the OKC metro: it adds up to 1.3mil using the first method and 1.4mil using the second. It's not even close to being close. Toronto would fit in between Chicago and Philadelphia- also literally multiple OKCs combined.
  7. Trae Young 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    95% of people reading this thread will have to reach to get him. He could be a great source of threes and assists and points (for where he's drafted), but not worth where he's probably gonna go. If I find myself punting FG% and TOs and he's there at 95, alright. But he won't be.
  8. Lonzo Ball 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Just take the L, bro. I'm not sure why not posting for six weeks while Ball only played 11 games would make me lose the bet. It wasn't even close, and you couldn't even acknowledge it lol
  9. John Collins 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I was on the Collins train all of last year, from the very beginning. He never seemed to reach the potential production a lot of us thought was for sure coming, but that was mostly due to the Hawks limiting his minutes. New coaches tend to have longer leashes, so I could see Collins getting a longer leash in turn. Top 50 is pretty optimistic, but I wouldn't rule it out, either. He certainly could reach that, but if he's shooting more threes, his FG% is going to suffer and that was probably his biggest draw last year.
  10. Lonzo Ball 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I guess you mean I didn't post in his thread between 18 December and 2 March? But I'm #1 confused on why that would make me lose the bet and #2 Ball only played 11 (out of 33) games in that stretch anyway...
  11. Punting points strategy

    I won a league last year doing that, but you're right that the low usage hurts. Kyle Anderson can blow up one game and then do f--- all the next. And obviously blocks and steals become more important cats and they're feast or famine. But the biggest issue I had with it was when you're looking for a streamer or a short term WW pickup, the pickings are sparse: you're probably punting threes, so that's like half of the value of streamers. On a larger level, when you have multiple leagues, all your points punt teams have the same players. That can defeat the purpose of having multiple leagues (spreading your risk).
  12. NBA Playoffs Talk

    This is a really strange post. You're saying Rodman was more valuable than Jordan? Ooookay.
  13. NBA Playoffs Talk

    Or KAJ
  14. NBA Playoffs Talk

    Great? I was 14, I remember watching this exact game. What is your point?
  15. Demarcus Cousins 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Fourth round, yes. Third round, maybe. Before that, no. It's not just that there's huge ambiguity around his recovery, it's also that he's not coming back til Januaryish anyway.