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PostPosted: 07/30/20 7:47 am    ::: The W Dozen (Week 7 update) Reply Reply with quote

In case anyone doesn't remember it from back when I used to write stuff, The W Dozen is about 12 random but hopefully interesting things from around the WNBA this week. Featuring lots of videos and images and things so that people don't get upset about having to, y'know, read stuff.

Sample sub-headings this week include "Hammer time", "Oh Dear-ica", "Knees and ankles and backs, oh my" and "Be still, my beating Clark".

https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-1-rise-of-the



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PostPosted: 07/30/20 8:20 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Great read, thanks! Love the description of A Clark "she only brings things to the table without taking anything off." Very Happy


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PostPosted: 07/30/20 3:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Very informative analyses, well written and obvious work in finding illustrative video clips. I especially liked the analysis of the Hammer play, a term with which I was unfamiliar. Ionescu did something in that vein a lot at Oregon, passing to a perimeter shooter while falling out of bounds under the basket.

Please keep posting links for those of us who are too lazy or already have too many bookmarks.
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PostPosted: 07/30/20 4:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nice one Richyyy. Will we see more?



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PostPosted: 07/30/20 10:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Nice one Richyyy. Will we see more?

It's supposed to be weekly, so I certainly hope so.

Thanks for the positive comments, people. And for what it's worth, I wasn't aware why the hammer was called the hammer until I started writing about it this week.



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PostPosted: 07/31/20 1:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Great work, Richyyy!

It was a very interesting article, with great analysis and insight.


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PostPosted: 08/06/20 9:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Week 2 is out, on winless teams, coaches who deserve more respect, WNBA goaltending, crappy broadcasters and plenty more: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-2-panic-at

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By the way, the worst record in league history is Tulsa's 3-31 from 2011, just in case it should become relevant. In percentage terms, 2-20 would be fractionally better.



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PostPosted: 08/27/20 11:24 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Given the current situation, the column that was scheduled to come out today has been (hopefully temporarily) postponed. However, while this board was down there were two other editions that went out. So...

The W Dozen, 2020 Week 3: Fever torching opponents but still getting burned: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-3-fever-torching
Which includes wondering if the Fever are good or not, ridiculous uncalled flagrant fouls, Curt Miller screaming and Bella Alarie praise.

and...
The W Dozen, 2020 Week 4: In a League of Their Own: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-4-in-a-league
Which among other things discussed the super Storm, James Wade's extremely good ATOs, stats that make you rethink (or not), and Curt Miller on a bike!



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PostPosted: 08/31/20 9:37 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The W Dozen, 2020 Week 5: A Week We Won't Forget: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-5-a-week-we
Some well deserved Lynx love in Clark's corner this week



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PostPosted: 08/31/20 10:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
The W Dozen, 2020 Week 5: A Week We Won't Forget: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-5-a-week-we
Some well deserved Lynx love in Clark's corner this week


Fantastic as always. The bit about Parker's defense and the line-up discussions were particularly interesting.


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PostPosted: 08/31/20 3:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks guys, and thanks Luuuc for posting the link when I'd forgotten to add it here.



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PostPosted: 08/31/20 8:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Thanks guys, and thanks Luuuc for posting the link when I'd forgotten to add it here.

I love what you doing, Richyyy. Keep up the good work.



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PostPosted: 09/01/20 6:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Thanks guys, and thanks Luuuc for posting the link when I'd forgotten to add it here.


Great work, Richyyy. Lots of interesting tidbits in there (and really appreciated the note about the W and advanced stats).


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PostPosted: 09/04/20 6:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This week's edition:
The W Dozen, 2020 Week 6: Fixing flaws, fiery Phoenix and further fun
https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-6-fixing-flaws



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PostPosted: 09/05/20 2:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
This week's edition:
The W Dozen, 2020 Week 6: Fixing flaws, fiery Phoenix and further fun
https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-6-fixing-flaws


COY James Wade put in Slooty so she could get the single game assist record. Non COY Derek Fisher did NOT put in Candace Parker so she could get the triple double record and recognition that goes along with breaking a record. Pretty much sums up why Wade got COY and Fisher did not.



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PostPosted: 09/05/20 2:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Parker has come very close a lot of times, under a lot of different coaches. So it's also possible that she just doesn't give a shit.

Thanks for posting the link again, Luuuc.



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PostPosted: 09/05/20 5:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Thanks for posting the link again, Luuuc.

Thanks for writing the article again, Richyyy!



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PostPosted: 09/05/20 10:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Parker has come very close a lot of times, under a lot of different coaches. So it's also possible that she just doesn't give a shit.


Yeah, and I've got some nice retirement land for sale south of New Orleans...waterfront property...

No matter what any players says publicly, the player AND the team want to be part of breaking records. It's a form of recognition for putting in some very hard work.



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PostPosted: 09/12/20 12:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dick's Dub Dozen is back again with more random fun details
https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-w-dozen-2020-week-7-potential



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PostPosted: 09/12/20 9:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the link Luuuc, even if I'm not wildly keen on your new variant of the name... Wink



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PostPosted: 09/17/20 8:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not W Dozen, but stuff from the same author this week:

First, our roundtable on the major awards: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/her-hoop-stats-writers-2020-wnba

Then today, my piece on All-WNBA, All-Defensive and All-Rookie: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/2020-wnba-awards-part-two-all-wnba



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PostPosted: 09/17/20 4:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Not W Dozen, but stuff from the same author this week:

First, our roundtable on the major awards: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/her-hoop-stats-writers-2020-wnba

Then today, my piece on All-WNBA, All-Defensive and All-Rookie: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/2020-wnba-awards-part-two-all-wnba


Holy Storm Love, Batman!

Wink

I am being a bit ridiculous, but I would be tempted to vote Ionescu on the rookie team. That 4-17 shooting in one of the games might be the only thing that keeps those three games being more impressive than an entire season from any of the other candidates for the fifth slot.


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PostPosted: 09/17/20 10:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Holy Storm Love, Batman!

I hadn't really thought about it like that, but yeah, I suppose a lot of the players I have higher than you'd expect on an average ballot are Storm players. But then, they're the 7th team in league history to lead the league in both offensive rating and defensive rating for a regular season, so it also seems pretty reasonable.

And yeah, 3 games is never going to be enough to make a team on my ballot, even if it was MVP calibre. But I know what you mean. The threshold is obviously lower for All-Rookie.



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