FiveThirtyEight: The 2017 Warriors missed the chance to be greatest ever

Neil Paine explains why the 2017 Golden State Warriors, while one of the best, might not be able to claim to be the greatest team ever.
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The 2017 Golden State Warriors finished their championship run within you'll rating at 1846. And a few games ago they set their PQ a rating at 1865. Both of those numbers are the highest any NBA team has ever achieved in if you blend them together with the average daily rating of each team throughout the season. You'll find also that the warriors rank number one according to this mega you. That's one metric at least that has the warriors at the greatest team in NBA history but if you look at other metrics it starts to become kind of complicated. For instance the simple rating system which is basketball reference is way of adjusting each team's point margin for strength of schedule. Considers two teams the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks and the 1996 Chicago Bulls to had a better full season in the 2017 words stated. And even if he'd just zoom in on ass arrest during the playoffs. You'll find that the 2001 LA lakers had a better playoff run than these 2017. Wars. He ended the 2017 playoffs kinder represented a missed opportunity. If they'd just managed to win game four and completed the fabled Fo Fo Fo Fo. They would've. Kind of into the conversation for who the greatest NBA team of all time that the because they last that game. Now it's going to be an argument among basketball fans probably for out.

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