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Feeding the Abscess

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#13669903 NBA Discussion Thread

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 23 March 2017 - 06:43 AM

So who will be the mvp? Mr. Triple double, the one man crew from Houston or the all around guy from San Antonio

1. Harden

 

He's been as efficient as LeBron, even factoring in his stratospheric turnover rate. He's still bad defensively, but he's put up a token effort at times, and he's played the second most minutes in the NBA.

 

2. Kawhi

 

He's the best defensive player on the best defensive team in the NBA, and he's the most efficient and also the highest usage player on the 5th best offense in the NBA. He's the best player in the NBA for the regular season as of right now, but his volume is dwarfed by Harden. They will finish the season with a gap of near 600 minutes between them. Kawhi would need to turn in a peak LeBron or MJ season to overcome that amount of volume.

 

3. Russ

 

His triple double is inflated; he's averaging over a rebound per game on free throw misses, and the next nearest PG has fewer than 10 such rebounds. He also leads the NBA in uncontested rebounds. Additionally, his shooting numbers are horrendous (sans FT%).

 

However, he shows up on D. Oscar Robertson, in his triple double season, was on the court for about 115 possessions a game. Here are Westbrook's per 100 possession triple double stats:

44.4 PTS

14.8 REB

14.6 AST

 

The amount of volume evident in his season is hilarious, and deserves recognition. He's just not MVP.

 

4. LeBron

 

Take Kawhi's main flaw, and add high turnover rate (highest of career), poor FT shooting, and remove any semblance of defense. The most defense he plays is barking at his teammates for not covering his missed rotations. He did swallow Kawhi alive on a couple possessions late in one game, but that's a far cry from the D he played in previous MVP campaigns. If he were averaging 3 turnovers a game and 80% shooting from the free throw line, he'd win MVP in a landslide, even with the non-existent D. But he's not.

 

I love LeBron, he's the 3rd greatest player of all time right now, has a 7 year peak that is nearly indistinguishable from MJ's, and has a real chance to have a crazy peak and Kareem-like longevity. In essence, he might go down as the GOAT. But he's not MVP this season.

 

5. Pick one from Gobert, Giannis, or Butler


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#13639745 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 23 February 2017 - 08:12 AM

It is pretty good so far. I'm only two temples in, so who knows how I'll feel about it thirty hours from now.

 

Every review that ever stated that it was a love letter to NES/SNES Zelda games is absolutely correct. Everything, down to the music, is a tribute.




#13638313 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 22 February 2017 - 04:31 AM

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#13620320 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 04 February 2017 - 09:40 AM

Finished up the Sleeping Dogs plat. Decent game, but it kind of made me want to play Yakuza instead.

 

Before I do something enjoyable, though, I need to buy the DLC and get those trophies so my completion percentage isn't harmed.




#13598436 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 14 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

3k trophies with the Mass Effect 2 plat.




#13577181 NBA Discussion Thread

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 25 December 2016 - 04:05 AM

Made a post in another thread concerning Giannis and a really surprising/awesome historical comp. His numbers are a bit better now, as he had a monster game last night, but the post is still valid:

 

Per 100 possessions, 3 MVP Larry Bird seasons vs current season Giannis Antetokounmpo:

 

PTS

 

Bird: 32.3

Giannis: 32.7

 

REB

 

Bird: 12.5

Giannis: 13.0

 

AST

 

Bird: 8.2

Giannis: 8.3

 

STL, BLK

 

Bird: 2.2, 1.1

Giannis: 3.0, 2.8

 

Turnovers

 

Bird: 3.8

Giannis: 4.5

 

ORtg (points produced per 100 possessions), DRtg (points allowed per 100 possessions)

 

Bird: 117, 101

Giannis: 116, 99

 

To make this post even longer, here's some rate and advanced numbers:

 

PER

 

Bird: 25.5

Giannis: 27.3

 

TS% (factors in FG, 3PT, and FT rates and percentages)

 

Bird: 57.3

Giannis: 60.2

 

Win Shares per 48 minutes

 

Bird: .232

Giannis: .237

 

Bird's 83-84 season, his first MVP season, wasn't as impressive as his 86-87 and 87-88 seasons, but he didn't win MVP in those seasons, and I'm hyping Giannis here.

 

Giannis just turned 22 years old, and four years ago was a sub in a second-tier Greek league. He's already one of the best players in the game.




#13575511 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 23 December 2016 - 05:03 AM

Per 100 possessions, 3 MVP Larry Bird seasons vs current season Giannis Antetokounmpo:

 

PTS

 

Bird: 32.3

Giannis: 32.7

 

REB

 

Bird: 12.5

Giannis: 13.0

 

AST

 

Bird: 8.2

Giannis: 8.3

 

STL, BLK

 

Bird: 2.2, 1.1

Giannis: 3.0, 2.8

 

Turnovers

 

Bird: 3.8

Giannis: 4.5

 

ORtg (points produced per 100 possessions), DRtg (points allowed per 100 possessions)

 

Bird: 117, 101

Giannis: 116, 99

 

To make this post even longer, here's some rate and advanced numbers:

 

PER

 

Bird: 25.5

Giannis: 27.3

 

TS% (factors in FG, 3PT, and FT rates and percentages)

 

Bird: 57.3

Giannis: 60.2

 

Win Shares per 48 minutes

 

Bird: .232

Giannis: .237

 

Bird's 83-84 season, his first MVP season, wasn't as impressive as his 86-87 and 87-88 seasons, but he didn't win MVP in those seasons, and I'm hyping Giannis here.

 

Giannis just turned 22 years old, and four years ago was a sub in a second-tier Greek league. He's already one of the best players in the game.




#13556312 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 06 December 2016 - 06:26 AM

Fiancee got an NES Classic for my birthday later this week.

 

Off to eBay!




#13502169 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 28 October 2016 - 05:56 AM

Drowzee, Drowzee everywhere




#13481192 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 06 October 2016 - 05:20 AM

What do you guys think of The Evil Within.  It's been in my backlog for a while.

 

I'm playing RE4 Remaster when I have free time.  It took me 30 minutes to get back into the (rather) archaic controls, and I'm having some nice nostalgia injections.

 

Was considering moving on to The Evil Within after, and maybe onto another horror title for the month of October.

I play the game quite a bit.  Add me if you want.

 

 

I will definitely add you, I'm getting killed trying to do the flag boss wave solo.

 

evil within is a great game.  It's a different game than RE4-6 even though it plays similarly - they supplement the concept of limited ammo that's popular in action survival horror games with variety (stealth kills, group bad guy torching with matches, crafting crossbow stuff, etc).  there's some technical issues but you don't notice them after the first hour unless you obsess over that sort of thing - weird letterboxing, pop in, etc.  

 

keep in mind that a lot of the game is designed to troll you with some insta-death scenarios that seem unavoidable first time through, invisible enemies, and explosives hiding around corners when you enter an empty room.  if you're able to laugh that sort of bullshit off and try again, you'll love the game.

Would you guys like to hold hands?




#13467360 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 23 September 2016 - 09:34 PM

If I platinumed Diablo 3, I would still play to get better gear. Just for fun.

Your opinion may change after 500 bounties.




#13465056 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 21 September 2016 - 06:20 AM

I think I'm conning myself into believing I can get the GT5 plat. I lack the skills necessary to get the GT-R and Gold Standard trophies, but I'm conveniently pushing that bit of information to the side.




#13462586 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 17 September 2016 - 07:55 PM

I've hit a new low. I'm trophy whoring easy GT5 rare bronze trophies.

 

Actually, going back to FIFA 09 is probably worse, but whatever.

That's a nice average trophy rarity you've got, there.

 

It'd be a shame if you ruined it by playing Hannah Montana, Megamind, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Terminator Salvation, and Cars.




#13460688 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 15 September 2016 - 10:14 PM

I've hit a new low. I'm trophy whoring easy GT5 rare bronze trophies.

 

Actually, going back to FIFA 09 is probably worse, but whatever.




#13437603 PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 20 August 2016 - 10:50 PM

Dear Diary,

 

Need ~220 bounties for the D3 plat.