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Video Blog Wednesday – Trying to explan why preseason performances don’t mean anything

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A day late, but again pretend it was posted yesterday


By Julien Rodger

Twitter: @ASFW_jrodger

Email: julienrodger@gmail.com (Send me a question, if I get enough I’ll do a mailbag or answer it in a question)

Written by jr.

October 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Posted in Basketball

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  1. So what about when a player displays skills in the pre-season that he didn’t in the previous year? And I know you said we shouldn’t take poor performances into account either. But if a player can’t display offensive skill against the lesser defense of the pre-season shouldn’t that be a warning sign?


    October 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  2. I think bad performances mean a little more than good ones. At the same time, veterans could be working themselves into shape or not giving a shit, and rookies/sophmores could just be struggling because they’re young – as well as the small sample size issues. I do think the best way to look at preseason is to judge how a player is doing something and if they are indeed adding new skills, I just wouldn’t make any conclusions based on any of it


    October 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm

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