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New member of the Los Angeles Lakers, F Montrezl Harrell had something to say on Twitter recently:
>"Don’t add me in your mess because when shit spill I don’t want be grabbing no napkins, when I was telling you watch the glass in first place"
Many people are speculating he is taking shots at his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers. Perhaps he's glad he's not a part of the Clippers squad anymore? I can't really put a finger on what he's trying to say here. What are your guesses?
I work at TJ Maxx and for our store we have a few rules for returns:
You have to do the return within 30 days of the purchase. We're a little lenient now due to covid, so most of the time this isn't an issue. You have to have tags/price stickers either with you or on the item. If you don't, we have no way of knowing this item came from our store an not a thrift store, a Walmart, a Target, etc, etc, etc. We also have no barcode to scan, no department number, no style number and no price. Without even one of those things, no return can be processed. You don't need a receipt, but the money will go on a merchandise credit.
Now that that's said, here's how it went:
lady: "I'd like to return this bowl."
me: "alright, do you know if this has the tag on it anywhere?"
lady: "it doesn't, i bought it like three months ago. and i don't have the receipt."
me: "oh, okay. unfortunately since you don't have the tags or the receipt, i can't process the return."
lady: "why? i just bought it three months ago."
me: "right, well the tags are a way to just prove it was bought in this store and not purchased from somewhere like a walmart, target, or another store. without the tags i have no department number, style number, or price to punch in.'
lady: "it was like $7.99."
me: "okay, well even if it was, i still don't have the other information, and i have no way of knowing it was $7.99 either."
lady: "i'm sure you have some in the back you can go get and scan."
me: "we don't, we've cleaned the back-" (she interrupted me of course, but I was going to tell her we've done inventory since after three months ago, so there are no bowls like that back there. after the holidays, we cleaned out the back room.)
lady: "well this is stupid, how was i supposed to know to keep the tags?"
me: "if you ask about our return policy, people checking you out should mention keeping the price tag, sometimes they forget or don't know to mention it if it's not asked about."
lady: "well they didn't say anything about keeping the tags." probably because she didn't ask.
she took the bowls back and as i was about to ask about the napkins in her hand she threw them at me. THREW THEM AT ME LIKE A FUCKING TODDLER. i was asking to be nice because i saw a barcode and was going to say if those were a return i can process that since there's a barcode.
lady: *glares and smiles* "i don't want these." AND THROWS THEM.
absolutely fuck that woman. i hope she steps on the smallest minuscule piece... keep reading on reddit ➡
I can only count $GME tendies. Help me out with real math.
Total applicants: 66,000
Non auto applicants: 29,800 (revised from 29,000)
OOS applicants: 26,000
Estimated admitted students (including TX/OOS/International): 17,000-18,000
Estimated Texas Residents admissions spaces: 14,500 - 15,000
Top 6% applicants guaranteed admission: 11,000
Non-auto admit offers: 3,800-4,000
OOS/International admit offers: 2,000 (OOS/International yield rate is lower)
Total enrolling class: 8,500
Spaces for Texas residents: 7,650
Spaces for auto admits: 5740
Spaces for non auto admits: 1910
Spaces for OOS/International: 850
Estimated Yield rate = 45-50%
University wide admissions rate: 25-27%
Non auto admissions rate: 12-13%
OOS admissions rate: 7.7%
Edit: I see where I went wrong. I forgot to double the number of projected non top 6% enrollment. 13% admit rate for non auto admits is correct.
tl;dr, a streaming slot could play as many as 1.93 times as many games a roster spot.
I've been struggling with trying to answer the question "Should I drop X player and start streaming that slot?" so I decided to do some quick math on the comparative value of a roster player vs a streaming spot.
The NBA season this year started on 12/22/2020 and ends on 5/16/2021. This means that there's 146 days in the NBA season with 72 games for each team. 6 of those days won't have regular season games played during them because they've been set aside for all-star weekend. One of those days had no games played (Christmas Eve). That leaves us with 139 total NBA days for 72 games.
Any single player will play 72 games during that time period barring a trade. A streamer spot could play a maximum of 139 games assuming you're streaming daily. 139/72 = 1.93 meaning that a streaming spot plays 1.93x as many games as a regular roster spot. Pretty significant. This means that your typical end of roster player like Aaron Gordon (the worst player on my roster so far) should be producing 1.93 times as many points as a waiver wire pickup to justify their spot on your team.
TLDR; Trae took a hard hit in head right after halftime on 12/30/20, big regression since that foul.
Trae pre-DJ foul: 31/58 FGM/A (0.534) & 3.4 TO
Trae post-DJ foul: 32/95 FGM/A (0.337) & 5.5 TO
In the first Nets Game (12/30/20), Trae hit his head on Joe Harris’s knee early in the 3rd Quarter. He took a while to get up and uncharacteristically missed both free throws.
There’s been lots of media attention on the team recently, and plenty of injuries to the bench depth that isn’t helping either, but Trae in particular has been way below the level he has proven to be capable of.
Obviously this isn’t everything, but these stats may support the argument that this hard hit to the head could’ve done more damage than he let on, and being the bad man he is, he’s been playing through it. I would hate for the team docs to have missed a concussion, but that foul definitely rocked Trae at the time and he really hasn’t looked the same since. Let me know what you think in the comments below and make sure to smash that like button