ESPN John Hollinger's ranks best to worst

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  1. ggazoo69

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    I saw that a little bit a go. Hollinger is stupid. Even if it's fantasy sports I would not mind having Tay on my team since he'll get you numbers all over the boxscore.
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    Frankly, this kind of pursuit, i.e. ranking first to worst, is a waste of time since b-ball is a team sport last I heard. Can't believe Tay is down at 19 though. Artest is behind Tay!
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    Chill? Is that your weak attempt at being contemporary, Lee? It is still Hollinger's little formula. It is something those shucksters at ESPN put some stock in. I think it's a bad reflection of what someone means to a team.
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    That's what we are saying. Hollinger's methods are far from the truth. It doesn't even do good for fanatasy games so it's useless.
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    any system that rates Tayshaun Prince and Ron Artest worse than Travis Outlaw, Peja Stojakovic, and Hedo Turkoglu is worthless.

    except in the Bizarro NBA. but then again, in the Bizarro NBA, Shaq plays PG.
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    Any ranking list it made to make people talk about the things being ranked. The more ridiculous it is...the more people talk about it. All it basically proves is the the people are ranked according to some arbitrary stat system which as himat pointed out...has no value in the real world...or in the fantasy world.
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    john whooooo?
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    He is running it though a forumla and thats what the results are.

    Eddie Curry is ranked 2 places higher than Ben. Jameer Nelson is 1 below Chauncy.

    Means nothing.
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    1. These pre-season rankings have nothing to do with fantasy basketball.

    2. This is simply a pre-season plug and chug satistical formulation.

    3. It is based on how similar players got better or worse at the same point in their careers, it is not meant to mean as much as people are speculating.

    4. It doesn't account for a lot of things on the defensive side of the ball.

    5. It is basically a computer version of the Pro Baksetball Forecast. So he isn't really making value judgements on any particular players, it is just a primer as the season gets ready to begin

    6. It should not be an indictment of the PER stat, which I think is quite useful

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