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Did the Knicks and Pacers Win the Melo and PG13 Trades (Kevin Pelton Article)
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Bonn1997
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12/15/2017  12:15 PM
knickstorrents wrote:It's a bit hard to read but here's one way to divide up their minutes such that at most 2 of the OKC big 3 are playing together. I'd be looking for ways to make Anthony play without the other 2 as much as possible.

+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| | Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4 | Total Minutes |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| Westbrook | 8 | 6 | 8 | 12 | 34 |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| George | 7 | 12 | 8 | 6 | 33 |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| Anthony | 9 | 6 | 8 | 6 | 29 |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| | | | | | |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| Westbrook + George | 7 | 6 | 4 | 6 | 23 |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| Westbrook + Anthony | 1 | | 4 | 6 | 11 |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| Anthony | 8 | | | | 8 |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+
| George + Anthony | | 6 | 4 | | 10 |
+---------------------+----+----+----+----+---------------+

It appears that you have 16 minutes of playing time in the first quarter. You also have decreased George's and Westbrook's minutes. The calculations are much simpler for my point. If you don't want both Westbrook and George to be on the court when Anthony is, then obviously W or G would have to be on the bench when Melo is in. Given their current playing times, George is on the bench 11 minutes a game and Westbrook is 12. So that leaves 23 possible minutes if you time all substitutions perfectly. That never happens, though. So Melo will probably be at more like 20 mpg. Alternatively, you have to reduce Westbrook's and George's minutes. Doing that just to increase Melo's minutes will probably do more harm than good though since they're both better than Melo.
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fwk00
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12/16/2017  10:12 PM
Ummmmmmmm.......
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12/16/2017  11:21 PM
fwk00 wrote:Ummmmmmmm.......

Amazing that a competent executive can overcome one of the worst contracts in sports and get a good package back.
You playTrey Burke... Wally Szcerbiak
Bonn1997
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12/17/2017  10:40 AM
I remember last summer when people were saying the Cavs should trade Love and a pick for Melo!
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12/17/2017  1:27 PM
Bonn1997 wrote:I remember last summer when people were saying the Cavs should trade Love and a pick for Melo!

When you have Melo on the team - wishful thinking is a frequent and sad recourse.

The only things that trickle down are wages and horse shit
Did the Knicks and Pacers Win the Melo and PG13 Trades (Kevin Pelton Article)

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