Darko expert licensing exam

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by TaS, Oct 20, 2006.

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Darko will exceed which of the following benchmarks by the All-Star game

Poll closed Oct 31, 2006.
  1. 16 points/ 40 min

    36.1%
  2. 12 rebounds/ 40 min

    19.4%
  3. 1.75 assists/ 40 min

    55.6%
  4. 2.25 blocks/ 40 min

    63.9%
  5. 0.75 steals/ 40 min

    25.0%
  6. None of the above

    16.7%
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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    It's one of the nicest live action armpit shots I have seen
     
  2. lazyberbs

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    roscoe, I knew you would be able to appreciate the finer points :winner_first_h4h: !!

    What the photographer actually said about it was:

    "It was a pregame exhibition. Darko actually jumped over the Raptor, coming in on an angled trajectory, and is about to demonstrate his amazing reach by dunking the ball from the side of the FT alley while his mommentum is moving him away from the basket. It was really breath taking when I took that picture. So much more impressive than the FT line dunks of folklore".

    Anyway, I thought it was a neat shot!!
     
  3. linwood

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    So... did he actually make the basket?
     
  4. Caliban

    Caliban First Round Draft Pick

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    In addition to those above, I suggest a couple Darko statistics sure to be of interest during the season:

    Flip engendered twitch/ 40 min = 3,167 :rant:

    Dumars' "dat durned it"*/ 40 min = 723 :yell:



    *In deference to the pale circumlocutions of Richard Prior. :pray:
     
  5. lazyberbs

    lazyberbs First Round Draft Pick

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    linwood, the only things I know about it are the statement of the photographer. He said that "he was about to demonstrate his . . . .".

    From that, I would assume he did, but I just liked it because it is a good shot.

    Gee, you never doubted that he made it, did you :rolleyes: :stirthepot: :pound: !!
     
  6. linwood

    linwood All-Star

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    Of course I never doubted. It's just that, when you hear a great story, and you know it's going to have a happy ending, you still want to hear it!

    :)
     
  7. lazyberbs

    lazyberbs First Round Draft Pick

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    linwood, I know, I like happy endings, too.

    I know this is way off point but in movies, even though they are pure fiction, why do some of them have to have a sudden, unhappy, downright mean and nasty ending?

    I loved a couple of Kevin Costner's movies right up until the end and then hated them. 'Tin Cup' and the one about the Indians come to mind.

    And just this past week, we finally rented 'Pay It Forward' and it was a great feel good movie, pure fiction, but right at the end they had to stretch to give it a mean ending. My wife and I just sat there and said, "why did they have to do that?"

    There are not so many romantics these days, it seems.
     
  8. linwood

    linwood All-Star

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    Count me as one of the romantics. Through and through, my friend.
     
  9. TaS

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    Although we have a very small sample size so far, I thought I would show how Darko is mearuring up so far. Keep in mind that he has not yet had a game that has been considered good or that anyone has talked about. Just average stuff from the guy.

    Actual/40 minutes (benchmark)

    Points- 19 (16) passing
    Rebs- 11 (12) barely failing
    Assists- 2.1 (1.75) passing
    Steals- .70 (.75) barely failing
    Blocks- 2.8 (2.25) passing


    So far, he is getting most of his on-court time with Howard on the bench. One would think that would hurt his assist #'s and help his rebounding numbers. I'll re-calculate after he gives us more data.

    I haven't checked, but JMax's 40 minutes stats must look great so far.
     
  10. MotownPride

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    A shame his foul problems aren't weighted.
     
  11. easybuckets

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    I'm really hoping the Darko and the Magic have a bad year, so we will get a good pick.
     
  12. Warthog

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    as an fyi. per 40 minutes. this is through a whopping 3 games :)

    darko / j-max:

    18.9 / 16.8 points
    11.2 / 7.4 rebounds
    2.1 / 0.0 assists
    2.8 / 4.2 blocks
    0.7 / 1.1 steals
     
  13. linwood

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    Interesting. Looks like Jam-X is outblocking the Serbian Swat Machine.
    Does anyone know what their per 40 minute salary comparison looks like per 40?
     
  14. roscoe36

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    Darko was averaging 16.5 minutes in his first two games and had almost 25 tonight. So I added it up and divided by 3 to get 19.3 minutes per game for the Serbian Gangsta.

    Darko
    Minutes: 19.3 per game
    Annual Salary: $5,218,627 (per StoryTeller's Salaries)
    Salary prorated to 40 MPG: $10,815,807

    Brahma
    Minutes: 12.7 per game
    Annual Salary: $973,440 (per StoryTeller's Salaries)
    Salary prorated to 40 MPG: $3,065,952
     
  15. MotownPride

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    Here's a stat for you:

    Thru 3 games

    Ben Wallace Free Throw Pct. 6/9 = .625
    Darko Free Throw Pct. 5/13 = .385

    Ben has made more free throws with less attempts. How funny is that? lol.
     
  16. bball jay

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    here's a stat for you. through 2 games. darko is undefeated against ben. 2 - 0. darko pretty much owns ben and whatever team he plays for.

    darko / ben per 40 minutes head to head.

    15 / 4 pts
    8 / 6.7rebs
    2 / 1.3 assists
    0 /1.3 steals
    2 / .67 blocks


    don't let the numbers fool you darko is still a square peg getting stuck into a round hole. he's doing ok but those numbers will explode in the right situation. b. hill is using him all wrong. he's got darko in the post only, darko hasn't shot a jumpshot all season. he won't play darko and d. howard at the same time so teams can easily focus on either one.
     
  17. dba

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    I haven't seen any Magic games, but the notion of a high/low post offense with Darko and Howard at the same time does seem one of the more obvious things.
     
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    You are hilarious. When Ben put up that line Darko didn't even play the majority of the game. Try again. Ben has had superior games against defenders far more accredited than Darko. Darko has yet to have a great game this season. If you wipe out the Atlanta game from two years back, he has nothing. He's mediocre. Average. A good sub at best. He's shown little less. Ben is an all-star and a contributing member to a championship team. No comparison. Nothing to see here folks. This ones over before the bell rings. Keep it movin'.
     
  19. TaS

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    Ben did fill up the stat sheet last night in a big way.

    6 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, 5 blocks, and 1 TO.

    But he did play for 40 minutes, so there can be no extrapolating.
     
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    you missed the point. i wasn't comparing thier overall careers. i was comparing thier head to head matchups. darko hasn't had as many 30 minute games as ben has to have good games. when his minutes increase his numbers will increase. i don't ever recall ben having a game close to darko's atlanta game. ben is one dimensional and darko can be dominant on both ends of the court.

    well it's not to b. hill. he's busy trying to make darko earn it and he'll be sad when darko is gone next year. darko's passing ability will only increase d. howards effectiveness. they will make each other better.
     

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