Friday, April 18, 2014

Celtics Draft Positioning

Celtics lost and won a "coin toss" today. The C's were tied with the Jazz for the 4th worst record in the NBA.  They will split odds (as noted in a previous post) but in the off chance neither team gets into the Top 3 they need to determine who is ahead of who to fill it out, and Utah won the toss.

Celtics get the 5th position in the lottery and 1 less combination than the Jazz. 

But on the positive side, Celtics own the Nets pick this year and they were tied with the Wizards. This time they got it, so the Celtics will pick 17th.

A lottery pick (Top 8 guaranteed) and #17.  Not horrible.

UPDATE: The Celtics current lottery odds are now...

1st = 10.3% 2nd = 11.1% 3rd = 12% 4th = 0% 5th = 24.6% 6th = 34.5% 7th = 7% 8th = 0.4%

The Twitter Playoff Hockey OT Game

Very simple.  Predict who will score the game winner in overtime.  And use the hash tag...

#RichKeefeStanleyCupPlayoffsOvertimeGoalScorerPredictionChallengeContest

Let the best man/woman win!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Keefer Madness NBA Awards

“Ben Wallace Award, for the Worst Free Throw Shooter In the League”
          Andre Drummond, Pistons – 41.8%

“The What Is Wrong With Me Today!?! Award, goes to the players with the Worst FG %”
          Brandon Jennings, Pistons – 37.3%

“The Big O Award, for the player with the most triple-doubles”
          Lance Stephenson, Pacers – 5

Yinka Dare Award, for the players who doesn’t pass and had the fewest assists
          Bismack Biyombo, Bobcats – averaged 0.1 per game, 8 total in 77 games.  1,070 minutes…

Billy Holye Award, for the best white player in the league:
          Kevin Love, Timberwolves, 65 double-doubles (most) 26-12.5

Arvydis Sabonis Award, best international player:
          Goran Dragic, Suns, 20 points, 6 assists

LaRue Martin Award, for the worst 1st overall pick, potentially ever:
          Anthony Bennett, Cavs,  4 pts, 3 rebs, 52 games 12.8 mins per game

Send it in Jerome Award: player with the most dunks this season:
          DeAndre Jordan, Clippers, 245 dunks in 82 games just under 3 per game

Ocean’s 11 Award, for the player pulling off the greatest theft:

          Keith Bogans, Celtics, made $91,967.24 for every minute he played (55 minutes in 6 games, “earned” $5,058,198)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Celtics Lottery Odds

The Celtics (25-57) finished the season TIED with the Utah Jazz for the 4TH WORST RECORD in the NBA.  Because of the tie the C's & Jazz will split ping pong balls/ draft combinations.

Here are their chances for each pick.

1st = 10.35%
2nd = 11.15%
3rd = 12%
4th = 4.95%
5th = 30.6%
6th = 26%
7th = 4.8%
8th = 0.2%



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33.5% Top 3

69.05% Top 5

Guaranteed Top 8


NBA DRAFT LOTTERY = MAY 20th

Also the BROOKLYN NETS pick (the C's 2nd 1st Round pick this year) will be 17th OR 18th based on a coin flip.  

NBA Playoff Match Ups

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

1. Indiana Pacers
8. Atlanta Hawks

4. Chicago Bulls
5. Washington Wizards

3. Toronto Raptors
6. Brooklyn Nets

2. Miami Heat
7. Charlotte Bobcats

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

1. San Antonio Spurs
8. Dallas Mavericks

4. Houston Rockets
5. Portland Trail Blazers

3. Los Angeles Clippers
6. Golden State Warriors

2. Oklahoma City Thunder
7. Memphis Grizzlies

The Sports Brief's 2013-14 NBA Awards

MVP:
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Defensive Player of the Year:
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

6th Man of the Year:
Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers

Rookie of the Year:
Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers

Coach of the Year:
Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix Suns

Most Improved Player:
Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers


1st Team All-NBA:
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
James Harden, Houston Rockets

2nd Team All-NBA:
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

3rd Team All-NBA:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
Al Jefferson, Charlotte Bobcats
Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors


1st Team All-Defense:
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

2nd Team All-Defense:
Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies


1st Team All-Rookie:
Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers
Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic
Trey Burke, Utah Jazz
Tim Hardaway, Jr, New York Knicks
Mason Plumlee, Brooklyn Nets

2nd Team All-Rookie:
Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics
Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings
Giannis Antetokoumpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Nate Wolters, Milwaukee Bucks
Hollis Thompson, Philadelphia 76ers

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston Marathon Bombing 1 Year Anniversary