2022.01.25 10:41 ZandrickEllison [OC] Oldies but Goodies (how the NBA may be underrating older prospects like Ayo Dosunmu)
Reddit has a starring role this month in the new documentary GAMESTOP: Rise of the Players. The movie documents how egotistical Wall Street fat cats and hedge funds had bet against old-fashioned brands like the store GameStop, only to see a ragtag group of outsiders (partly gathered here on the WallStreetBets sub) rally a backlash that caused the stock to rocket up and caused the hedge funds to lose millions in the process.
While Wall Street hedge funds have gotten more modern and analytical, so too have NBA front offices. For most of them, there are certain axioms that that they've been betting on and certain traits that they're betting against. If Wall Street hates brick-and-mortar businesses like GameStop, then NBA hates something else just as much: upperclassmen. Older draft prospects. Players who stayed in college for 3 or -- gasp! -- even 4 years. As the theory goes, these has-beens have no upside in the tank and no reason to get drafted at all.
But if you look back at the last decade of draft results, it becomes clear that the NBA may be overcorrecting to some degree. In fact, almost all the value picks after the first round were upperclassmen (or Euros.)
Here's a look back at the last decade's draft results, and the trend that's emerged:
Most of the players we're talking about here aren't superstars -- they're mostly fringe starters and rotational players. Given that, you may argue that the NBA is smart to take bigger swings and go for the "home run" instead.
But here's the thing: they haven't hit home runs. At all. (In terms of younger NCAA players.) I'm not cherry picking this list -- I'm trying to mention all the R2 picks that have done well. Among younger players, Mitchell Robinson and Gary Trent Jr. are probably the best of the bunch, and they'd lag behind our college seniors in terms of upside and career accolades.
So if you were a baseball manager, and your shortstop kept hacking away and trying to hit home runs and never actually did -- wouldn't you tell him to square up and try to get a single or double along the way? Those picks can be very valuable from a team building point of view. R2 picks are on dirt-cheap contracts and can help build the kind of depth that can sustain you through the long slog of the regular season.
To be fair, there's an important caveat to mention here. Most of the R2 steals were upperclassmen, partly because most R2 picks are upperclassmen. (Again, only judging NCAA players not internationals.) In the years we've highlighted, about 46% of all R2 picks were seniors. The reason behind this is that most freshmen aren't going to declare for the draft if they don't anticipate going high. As a result, the later rounds tend to be populated with a lot of older, "low upside" players.
Still, we've seen a lot of examples of those "low upside" players getting better and better and turning into good NBA players. It certainly makes sense to go for the one-and-done freak athletes at the top of the lottery, but you have to wonder if the league is undervaluing the older guys in the draft after that.
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2022.01.25 10:41 waste_yoot Cabins at Valens lake
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2022.01.25 10:40 No-Transition3739 Relationship anxiety
I realize that I am very anxious to be replaced or left by my girlfriend My girlfriend's company offers sports activities and she's going to go with a trainee who is by the way very handsome
I realize that it's nothing serious and we've already talked about it but I feel like I'm in a bind because as soon as she told me, my blood ran cold and I couldn't talk for an hour
Then we discussed it and she was very understanding but it is a short term palliative She proposed me to cancel the gym session but I told her she should go to it because I don’t want to limit her activities because of my anxiety and insecurity issues
As of this morning my chest is tight and I can't see any way out and I want to die because I can't see any scenario in which I am not deeply unhappy
1- I hate the idea of limiting and controlling my girlfriend’s activities 2- I can't stand the idea of my girlfriend doing things with guys that she could be attracted to without me 3- so I am in an unbearable situation 4- I am unhappy single
No way out
Any advices ?
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2022.01.25 10:40 jainvadapav Playing Devils Advocate: Akshay Gets Unfair Hate On The Sub
We are all bashing Khiladi Kumar for doing all movies he sees, but let's play Devils advocate. As a 90's Kid, you always have a soft spot for Khildai for amazing movies like Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaiya.
Let me play devils advocate and call that hate unjustified and present my case:
Till 2004-2006 Akshay Kumar, was not an A Lister. This was after being in the industry for 13 years. Then it was the 2006 2007 series of hits that established him as an A Lister.
As not a Star, he fought with Yash Chopra, THE YASH CHOPRA over non payment of dues. And then did not work with YRF till Tashan. Then he was delivering back to back hits. He won his first award in 2002, 10-11 years after joining films.
His speech at the ITA is legendary for calling out the award shows. https://www.facebook.com/TheITAOfficial/videos/akshay-kumars-first-awards-honoured-by-the-ita/2724525354532445/
We can see how strong the tide was against SSR, against KA today and how blinds are being painted to see new non nepo actresses as being whores.
He fought, survived and created a fan following while going against the Johars of the Industry when they were much more powerful. It may have been easier as his wife was part of the inner coterie
Let's look at the main reasons he gets hate on the sub:
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2022.01.25 10:40 theonewithcats Eu consigo me mudar para a Europa com cidadania mas sem o passaporte?
O título meio que resume tudo. Consegui tirar minha cidadania italiana após anos na fila, mas devido à pandemia está impossível tirar o passaporte italiano.
Viajar pra Europa no passaporte brasileiro e tentar me estabelecer lá é uma possibilidade ou fico restrita aos 90 dias do visto e sem chance de trabalhar legalmente? Quero ir embora do Brasil :(
Se alguém tem uma história de que largou tudo pra começar do zero em outro país eu adoraria ouvir, estou numa fase bem sem esperança e acho que apenas uma mudança radical conseguiria me levantar de novo.
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2022.01.25 10:40 scarecr0w1886 About all the turtle care/neglect posts
I hate seeing them too, they are damn depressing. However, I do think having somewhere to ask questions and do better is good. Maybe though there could be a separate sub for turtle help? Idk
Also, I agree wholeheartedly in this day and age there is 0 excuse to abuse and neglect a pet and ignorance is no excuse. However, a good number of those posts are from children who have limited options or people who have taken in a neglected pet knowing they need to help it but not knowing how. If they have been given the pet by a family member and come here asking for advice then i believe they deserve more patience and compassion, assuming they take the advice, if they argue they are assholes lol
And remember not everyone is in the US OR Europe. They may not have access to a vet, or a decent vet, like the one kid whose vet said to do every other day water changes! How would he know to disregard that advice? My vet also told me to be very careful with advice online because so much of it is outdated or inaccurate so someone could have done research and just made mistakes as well.
Overall i think its a complex issue and not all posts should be treated the same. Context is important.
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2022.01.25 10:40 yong13 Help. Thanks
What should I get on UPS if I buy this setup?
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