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Success isn't the key to happiness.

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Success isn't the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.If you love what you're doing and you work hard you will be successful.

Ignore this. It was a repeat.

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No, really. Ignore this.

Martell Webster Retweeted This Tonight

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Jeremy Hable ‏@Elbah2424 3h Former tpups wings tearing it up lately include @CoreyBrewer13 @WayneElli22 @MartellWebster..... KAHN for ya, what a moron. Retweeted by Martell Webster

The Vikings' Adrian Peterson wears a workout T-shirt with "All Day" on it. The Timberwolves' Nikola...

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The Vikings' Adrian Peterson wears a workout T-shirt with "All Day" on it. The Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic wears a workout T-shirt with "All Damn Day" on it.

Charley Walters in the pioneer press wrote this.

Take, for example, the game's best pure rebounder, Kevin Love, who has recently become a more...

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Take, for example, the game's best pure rebounder, Kevin Love, who has recently become a more prolific 3-point shooter. However, when Love takes a 3-point shot he is obviously not in a great rebounding position. As a result, Love's 3-point attempts elicit fewer offensive rebounds and Kobe Assists than those of his teammates. Over the past two seasons, the Wolves have rebounded their own 3-point misses 26 percent of the time. But this number for Love is 20 percent — it's 30 percent for Luke Ridnour. So, while looking at the surface of field goal percentage, Kevin Love seems to be a decent 3-point shooter, but when we examine the sequential nature of the Timberwolves' 3-point shooting his attempts are less efficient than many of his teammates.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8719297/how-kobe-bryant-missed-shots-translate-new-nba-statistic-kobe-assist

ESPN Mag's NBA preview picked Minny to finish 3rd in the West (ahead of the Lakers). I think...

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ESPN Mag's NBA preview picked Minny to finish 3rd in the West (ahead of the Lakers). I think @chadmillman is drinking again.

Bill Simmons ‏@sportsguy33 Haven't been able to find the article, so someone link it if you have.

ESPN Mag's NBA preview picked Minny to finish 3rd in the West (ahead of the Lakers). I think...

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ESPN Mag's NBA preview picked Minny to finish 3rd in the West (ahead of the Lakers). I think @chadmillman is drinking again.

Bill Simmons ‏@sportsguy33

The system, called SportVU and run by STATS, LLC, tracks every movement during an NBA game. It can...

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The system, called SportVU and run by STATS, LLC, tracks every movement during an NBA game. It can generate an almost infinite amount of data, on everything from how fast a player runs to that player’s shooting percentage from 19 feet away on the left wing after three dribbles to his shooting percentage with a defender less than two feet away. The subscribing teams — New York, Toronto, Washington, Golden State, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and Minnesota — can look through the raw data themselves and/or have STATS generate specific reports.

Zach Lowe at SI.com

The researchers found that uncertainty about a decision gets people to weigh evidence in strange...

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The researchers found that uncertainty about a decision gets people to weigh evidence in strange ways. "By thinking more about the high-potential target, participants focused even more on that person’s strengths and weaknesses," says a Business Wire story about the report. "So when the evidence is compelling, statements about high potential can outperform claims about high achievement. When the evidence is not compelling, this effect goes away. The upshot, in the case of compelling reasons to support claims of high potential, is that people can reach an illogical conclusion; after all, there’s no good reason to favor someone with uncertain abilities over someone with proven abilities."

Research Suggests Decision makers value Potential more than Achievement

As competitive as the West is, our early projections not only peg the Timberwolves as a solid...

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As competitive as the West is, our early projections not only peg the Timberwolves as a solid playoff team, but also as a contender to land home-court advantage in a potential first-round series. I've got them at 51.2 wins, right behind the Thunder, Spurs and Lakers in the West. That's according to NBAPET, my tracking and projection model. We haven't released the SCHOENE projections that go into our Basketball Prospectus preseason annual yet, but I can report that colleague Kevin Pelton's system is perhaps even a little more optimistic than NBAPET about Kahn's work in the upper Midwest. Remember that the key pieces in Minnesota are on the upswing, so as the veteran Lakers and Spurs fall off in the seasons ahead, the Timberwolves are perfectly positioned to move ahead of them as the primary challengers to Oklahoma City's perch atop the conference.

Bradford Doolittle (Basketball Prospectus) writing at ESPN.com (Insider)
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