In the NO Podcast Episode 140, Part 2: Amin Elhassan on NBA Draft and Pelicans
Amin Elhassan, former Assistant director of Basketball Operations for the Suns and current ESPN writer joins us to talk about the Draft, some of the players we hate and love, general drafting philosophies and what advanced analytics really means for the NBA.
Take a listen, he had me questioning my analysis. Ah, ignorance, why must you desert me now.
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nice to see amin to have some thoughts that echo my own
- so tempted by the possibilities with mcw, to the point of blocking out the obvious red flags that exist with him. i'd still be super excited if we picked him
- haunted with otto by the fears that a player like him can be had through other methods than the sixth pick (ie is it settling based on the lack of star power in this draft) even though I know it's not true. I liked michael's argument in the tourney comparing otto to kawhi, who everbody in the world would jump for joy to attain with the sixth pick
Great stuff. Elhassan should be mandatory listening for the folks who want to build "the OKC way."
Would like to hear him breakdown the top prospects more. I'm sure he has more good analysis than could fit in a 5 part podcast. Rather than hear a little bit about a lot of guys, I would love to hear him go in depth on 1 or 2 prospects and give us a more detailed insight about what info a team looks at, how they process and analyze the stats and measurables, and then reach a conclusion.
Amin was awesome - that was seriously better than anything even Bill Simmons has had with Kerr or Holinger over the years. Thanks for your best podcast ever.
how has no one commented on this? The information he gives is absolute gold. Really glad we got him on the podcast
@palochak I'm just about to listen to it - will weigh in with my thoughts when finished. BSS is the shiznitttttt