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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reexamining Cleveland's Offseason Moves

After winning an NBA-best 66 games last season but falling short in the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Orlando Magic, the Cleveland Cavaliers fortified their already deep roster by adding Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon to replace Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic and Wally Szczerbiak. Cleveland fans fretted a bit when the Cavs started slowly this season and critics have carped about O'Neal's career-low per game averages but the Cavs are once again on pace to post 60-plus wins and they are right behind the Boston Celtics in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

My newest CavsNews article compares the production of Cleveland's three offseason acquisitions with the production of the players that the Cavs discarded:

Reexamining Cleveland's Offseason Moves

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posted by David Friedman @ 7:06 PM

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At Wednesday, December 23, 2009 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous J said...

Saw this and thought you would find it interesting, if you have not seen it already:

http://www.blazersedge.com/2009/12/22/1212758/hoopdata-com-takes-quantum-leap-in

http://www.hoopdata.com/boxscore.aspx?id=291220014

Apparently, HoopData have created a much more detailed box score, including raw numbers, locational breakdown of shots, usage and other rates, true shooting percentages, and-1s, etc.

Not perfectly, but certainly a very interesting additional data point.

Happy holidays, David.

 

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