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Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:53 am

when the warriors' offense was humming, they could find cutters going to the basket, which kept the perimeter defense honest—a bunch of times klay or somebody would be facing like it was a pick and roll, then just cut into the paint which pulled (occasionally late) help defense, opening up a passing lane to the corner. and then, they stopped doing that and just played four out. what????

yeah, the splash brothers both gagged and harrison barnes was apparently drinking faderade this whole series, but i give you the combined box score of festus ezeli and anderson varejao:

19 minutes, 0-5 fg, 1-2 ft, 1 rebounds, 2 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks, 5 fouls

mo speights, a guy that can actually shoot from the perimeter, got 5 minutes (4 rebounds, 2 blocks)
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:57 pm

The Warriors magically morphed into the 2007 Patriots.
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Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:28 pm

being in LA there's a lot of lonzo ball hype

homeboy's shot is jank as hell; like, his gather to cross-body makes it basically impossible to be as effective on the pick and roll, since they can come late to his nonshooting side and still affect his stroke. plus he's not getting square to the basket until way late in his shot. and he shoots like 50% from the line; that is abysmal for literally any position, but it's murder for a so-called court vision ball handler. he's gonna leave like 10-15 points a game on the table and that's gonna really rankle lakers fans when it costs them a playoff game—and it will if they ever get there with him running the point
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Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:52 pm

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Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:19 pm

i mean the kid's young enough and if he was able to be an okay college scorer with that shot, some time with a pro-level shooting coach or five can get him on the right path; i mean, jason kidd and all

ingram's rounding into form as a dollar store kevin durant—not a bad thing to be. randle's a good piece. i'm still confused how they landed lopez. rumors that rondo would be interested in playing in LA: in addition to being the death of what little love was left for him in boston, that isn't a *bad* pickup. that's basically what the lakers are getting with ball's current skill set, and as much as rondo is locker room poison in the wrong situation, i think a walton ball movement offense with some young pieces is a good landing place for all parties involved, and rondo is still an outer space alien re: passing lanes and angles

the lakers have like four years to get it right considering the age and cost of the warriors, so this is a totally fine timeline for them.
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:25 pm

Man this thread vanished. I overprojected Ingram, he's a penny ante Kevin Durant without the perimeter shooting (yet?), but I like that he can theoretically use his length on defense. Still don't know why the Lakers didn't try to retain Randle apart from clearing... something for LeBron? Except Randle can actually create his own shot, which is something that the Lakers obviously needed when LBJ was hurt. His defense is like... mediocre, but not bad bad? Gist is that eye test showed that the dude was something at least good in the making, and at this point, he's a bargain. Dumb.

Not surprised the Lakers fired Walton, but that team was genetically stupid as-constructed: no shooters around a guy that dragged an otherwise quite mediocre Cleveland team around by virtue of having said shooters? And that's already with a nonshooter at the point? Fucking insane. I still stand by the Rondo signing, despite his also not being able to shoot a wad into a sock, because when he was on the floor, he did shit! Whatever.

The Kings were this close to being middle-of-the-pack with a bunch of nobody-believed-in-us guys, and so they... fired their head coach? That is insane to me. Very proud of the Kings to figure out new ways to do inexplicably stupid shit! Somebody rescue WCS and get him as a rotation stopper, the boy deserves better.

Really impressed with how far the Bucks have come. Shooting 35% from three, and that includes Giannis, who despite being the Platonic ideal of a basketball player, isn't good from deep yet (taking Giannis out of the team calculation bumps the team percentage up almost a full point, which is nuts). Probably the most insane part is how incredibly balanced they are: I cannot conceive of a team that plays at this pace, shoots this often from three, and can still play hyper-efficient defense. They are also one of the few teams I can see going on a deep run that would/could still use hockey-line-style subbing, because I don't think their efficiency on either side of the ball would drop off that much. Consider that only Brogdon and Snell, of their big minutes guys, are really mediocre on defense... fuck. Fuck. This team would be a clear favorite over the Warriors if the finals was a 9-game series.
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Sun May 05, 2019 12:43 am

why am I just now hearing about jokic?

why are the nuggets all of a sudden my favorite team?
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Sun May 05, 2019 11:28 am

Jokic is stupid good, he's got video game skill set

Curry missing that dunk yesterday was fuckin everything; I don't hate the Dubs because I don't hate good basketball, and they are good basketball no matter what, but damn I love it when the best get kneecapped, and that's a self-kneecapping for the ages
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