NBA 2020-21 reg season 1st half thread

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let's run it back

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 21 December 2020 17:16 (eleven months ago) link

lakers in 6

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 21 December 2020 17:17 (eleven months ago) link

Zach Lowe listed the Nuggets as contenders 👀

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 21 December 2020 18:20 (eleven months ago) link

They are. Nuggets fans deserve their anticipatory excitement.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Monday, 21 December 2020 18:48 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/VgpbrnQ.jpg

micah, Monday, 21 December 2020 23:25 (eleven months ago) link

tonight!

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:09 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/rBpKibf.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:12 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/1eJstwy.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:13 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eo01T6iUUAArazH?format=jpg&name=large

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:16 (eleven months ago) link

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lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:17 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EecoK3DWkAYEh7x?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:17 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYuBXRzXYAUQE8v?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:17 (eleven months ago) link

https://vtvogue.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/image-1.cj_.png?w=326

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:21 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELJsg0hXkAIdNw0?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:22 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.redd.it/lev8lcfc9k731.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:31 (eleven months ago) link

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lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:32 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eoz_HyiXEAICR4s?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:35 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ep2Z3s_XYAExmb_?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:37 (eleven months ago) link

lol @ that Morey picture.

Cortex the Killer (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:41 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ek9w79qUUAAEknz.jpg:large

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:46 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EoVuxsEXMBkZ24I?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:02 (eleven months ago) link

v excited 4 meaningful hoop games 2night

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:12 (eleven months ago) link

nuggets will win the nba playoffs

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:19 (eleven months ago) link

lol that derrick white pic

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:23 (eleven months ago) link

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/15/56/70/20377133/3/420x0.jpg

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:25 (eleven months ago) link

great thread so far

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:52 (eleven months ago) link

friends there are TWO contests TONIGHT featuring some of the PREMIER basketball talents of the national basketball association

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

BALL

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:17 (eleven months ago) link

but can Alex Caruso continue that dominance in a non bubble season? xp

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:18 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/6iDqisV.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:18 (eleven months ago) link

giant rubio scary as hell

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:31 (eleven months ago) link

Watch James Harden Attend Maskless Stripper Christmas Party After Throwing Basketball at Teammate; Adam Silver Had Instructed NBA Players to Stay Away From COVID Booty & Strip Clubs; How Party Host Exposed Him on Instagram (Exclusive Video-IG) https://t.co/4huOgFXH6C pic.twitter.com/dTZNdvmBco

— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) December 22, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:47 (eleven months ago) link

the whole throwing basketball at teammate thing and how they keep bring it up is hilarious imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:55 (eleven months ago) link

COVID booty

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:56 (eleven months ago) link

honestly if harden would throw the ball at his teammates during games more often, might help with the rockets offense

heyo

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 20:06 (eleven months ago) link

got em

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 20:17 (eleven months ago) link

I need that last jersey to say Ball 2 Ball and also it’s a Disney+ show

Clay, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:12 (eleven months ago) link

god help me, i'm excited for this

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:25 (eleven months ago) link

two really juicy match ups tonight

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:30 (eleven months ago) link

can’t wait for the nets hype machine to start kicking into gear before they implode in the playoffs. i’m practically giddy

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:30 (eleven months ago) link

Sources: The Warriors will start James Wiseman at center tonight in Brooklyn. No summer league, no preseason, only a sprinkle of college hoops, but he’ll debut against KD and Kyrie. Into the fire. He’s impressed enough in camp and they’re extremely high on his future.

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 22, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:34 (eleven months ago) link

let the juice flow

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 23:15 (eleven months ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 23:23 (eleven months ago) link

Brothers reunited pic.twitter.com/Y3A5O7o21E

— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 22, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 23:33 (eleven months ago) link

:,(

Spottie, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 23:43 (eleven months ago) link

No draymond tonight is really lame

Spottie, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 23:43 (eleven months ago) link

do they really still need to roll Marv Albert out there?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:04 (eleven months ago) link

Yah the audio is so bad on this. They figured it out in the bubble but this may be even harder.

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:17 (eleven months ago) link

nets and warriors are both playing extremely fast, not sure i love it

micah, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:18 (eleven months ago) link

the str3ams site i used all last season seems to be gone now

ciderpress, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:19 (eleven months ago) link

nevermind i found the new one

ciderpress, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:22 (eleven months ago) link

kd looking pretty good!

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:22 (eleven months ago) link

the court looks likes its covered in grime with this color scheme

ciderpress, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:25 (eleven months ago) link

nets and warriors are both playing extremely fast, not sure i love it


Yah all shots up within 8 seconds it’s pretty crazy. That oubre putback tho 👀

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:25 (eleven months ago) link

Kd looks sharp kyrie looks sharp

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:26 (eleven months ago) link

i dont think id enjoy a league where every team played like this first quarter tbh

micah, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:27 (eleven months ago) link

warriors defense is a turnstile

micah, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:27 (eleven months ago) link

They are missing draymond baaadddd and starting wiseman was prob not the right move

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:29 (eleven months ago) link

But they just handed the nets like 8 points with some really dumb turnovers

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:30 (eleven months ago) link

Omg what is Wiggins doing out there he looks like a borderline high school player

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:42 (eleven months ago) link

his minutes have been AWFUL lol

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:43 (eleven months ago) link

steph is gonna have some of the most drastic on/off numbers in the league

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:44 (eleven months ago) link

Spottie
Posted: December 22, 2020 at 7:42:28 PM
Omg what is Wiggins doing out there he looks like a borderline high school player

did they make him promise to play like a pro

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:44 (eleven months ago) link

This Wiggins quarter may go down as one of the worst of all time my goodness

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:47 (eleven months ago) link

wiggins is not a good nba player, the warriors need to find a taker

trans-panda express (m bison), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:53 (eleven months ago) link

They’ll have to include that minny pick obv

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:56 (eleven months ago) link

wiseman has no idea what to do out there but athletically he looks pretty special... looked pretty good dribbling in the open court too before careening into KD and getting called for a charge

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:56 (eleven months ago) link

Oubre and Wiggins combined like 2/20 smh

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:57 (eleven months ago) link

i don’t think they’ll give up that minny pick just to get off wiggins unless it’s also getting them an all star level player

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:57 (eleven months ago) link

wiseman looks absolutely huge and athletic obvs has no idea how to play yet but he does look like a baller

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:03 (eleven months ago) link

Hello Demar DeRozan

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:03 (eleven months ago) link

Xpost
(But I don’t want wiggins on the spurs- not with three years left on that contract!)

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:04 (eleven months ago) link

wiseman’s FT stroke looks good... curious how he plans on scoring during the normal flow of the game aside from rim running

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:26 (eleven months ago) link

I hate this

DJI, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:47 (eleven months ago) link

Chris and Marv in garbage time ugh

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:48 (eleven months ago) link

ive turned it off

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:49 (eleven months ago) link

the warriors look bad, but im trying not to overreact to one game. they def need oubre and wiggins to be real players and dray back asap.

trans-panda express (m bison), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:52 (eleven months ago) link

they would def be a lock for the playoffs in the east

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:00 (eleven months ago) link

I'm not sure - but they ain't sniffing the playoffs in the west

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:01 (eleven months ago) link

i think they can make it in the west

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:02 (eleven months ago) link

the bottom end of the west offs has actually turned in to a big ol question mark

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:05 (eleven months ago) link

just watched the first half and first chunk of the 3rd before giving up and going live--

- i never really had a reason to scrutinize wiggins and mostly trusted what people tended to say about him, but watching him closely for a half and i totally get it. it isn't organizational, he's never changing. this is what he is. you don't suddenly learn how not to get backdoored by joe harris in year 6 or whatever it is.

- hugely impressed by wiseman's athleticism. such a fluid/fast runner. he'll figure it out but it's going to take some time.

- the warriors have had opportunities on offense but look really bad finishing as a team. that's not encouraging against a nets team that is not the most physical or imposing.

- the nets look pretty good. i enjoyed levert's 2nd unit minutes. withholding more judgement because to me this game is mostly the warriors not really playing competitive basketball.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:09 (eleven months ago) link

Wiggins oubre and paschall all shot like zero percent and the whole team is brand new more or less. Gonna Give them like 15 games before I make any serious declarations. On the other hand the nets are flying on positive vibes and they look great. If kd is back for real then that’s so encouraging for Achilles tear sufferers going forward.

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:10 (eleven months ago) link

Yah cad otm. As bad as Wiggins was this is the worst I’ve ever seen him so it obv shouldn’t be this bad. Oubres energy was there but the shots weren’t falling for anyone in the first half.

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:11 (eleven months ago) link

there were a few plays where i was like wow kd moved extremely well on that play, he looked like himself, but we didnt get to see him for instance really lock in on D and have to jibberjab his feet all over and what not

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:12 (eleven months ago) link

Loving the early returns on wiseman he seems fun. The only way the warriors will really win is to rely on the curry dray pnr way more than in past years. And wig and oubre have to shoot league average at least from 3.

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:13 (eleven months ago) link

kd is also further removed from his injury than when most guys come back fwiw

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:14 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i was listening to something where there were saying maybe 18 months should be the standard layoff for achilles but it prob varies for different guys

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:15 (eleven months ago) link

there were a few plays where i was like wow kd moved extremely well on that play, he looked like himself, but we didnt get to see him for instance really lock in on D and have to jibberjab his feet all over and what not


The Achilles (for me) is about trusting that tendon again on that first step push off and back pedaling then switching to forward momentum. Took me like 2.5 years to be comfy doing normal movements like that.

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:15 (eleven months ago) link

xp my fear is that the warriors stick to this democratic offense stuff when they don't have the personnel for it. like i'm looking at wiggins and oubre's FGAs and they are pretty scary.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:16 (eleven months ago) link

Yah Kerr has to adapt or this what it will look like.

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:19 (eleven months ago) link

Dubs gotta take on bucks next lol yikes

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:22 (eleven months ago) link

lol

Inside The NBA roasting KD immediately after interviewing him...Savage LOL pic.twitter.com/JFDnuKa38P

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) December 23, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:33 (eleven months ago) link

wiggins shot looked good and he blocked some shots at the rim, tho his on ball defense wasn’t great. i still think he could/would be good in the harrison barnes role but they need more from him now and when they turned the offense over to him it was really ugly

i still think they’ll be in the playoff hunt all season... it’s a race for 10 spots now anyway. the problem is they need curry-oubre-wiggins-dray to get in a rhythm together pretty quickly & tonight they looked like a team that was still in preseason mode. and then you’re trying to work in wiseman, and the bench doesn’t have much... they don’t have a lot of time for it to start clicking. steph looked like one of the 10 best players in the league still tho

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:05 (eleven months ago) link

theres just nothing on the bench

micah, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:07 (eleven months ago) link

hah i forgot that batum exists

micah, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:10 (eleven months ago) link

batum is starting???????

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:10 (eleven months ago) link

what the fuck

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:12 (eleven months ago) link

looks like zubac is out? maybe when he is available ibaka will play the 4

micah, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:17 (eleven months ago) link

he's in now. i don't get these lineup ideas but they're working.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:23 (eleven months ago) link

cant argue with results

micah, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:24 (eleven months ago) link

harrell is gonna try and score every time he has the ball tonight lol

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:25 (eleven months ago) link

i think the clippers starting three wings along with ibaka makes sense, now i’m just confused as to why the hornets benched batum for like 2 straight years. he doesn’t look that bad!

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:30 (eleven months ago) link

otoh... batum and marcus morris not really the most inspiring choices for third wing on a championship team

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:31 (eleven months ago) link

definitely looking forward to the Wiggins discourse now that he's on a team that people care about

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:17 (eleven months ago) link

The Warriors having Wiggins is never going to work because he is an average NBA basketball player

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:31 (eleven months ago) link

I always wondered though if he was on a team that divorced him the player from who he was supposed to be, where he was drafted, maybe he could be a good contributor

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:33 (eleven months ago) link

He made way more sense paired with the splash bros but now with klay out they need like 25 ppg from him on high efficiency and that’s not gonna happen

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:35 (eleven months ago) link

correct

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:37 (eleven months ago) link

cannot fucking believe Kobe died THIS YEAR

frogbs, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:38 (eleven months ago) link

i hear it's been a weird one (year)

Clay, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:55 (eleven months ago) link

from a distance that guy's name looked like "Montell Pretzel"

frogbs, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:58 (eleven months ago) link

fit in or fit OUT

k3vin k., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 06:56 (eleven months ago) link

Harden doing his best to tank all his trade value

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:08 (eleven months ago) link

it worked for kawhi

trans-panda express (m bison), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:10 (eleven months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:48 (eleven months ago) link

smh haters

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ep8EW3LW8AYRtpY?format=jpg&name=large

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 17:22 (eleven months ago) link

welp

Several Houston Rockets, including John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and possibly more, are expected to miss tonight's season opener vs. OKC due to coronavirus contact tracing, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 23, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 17:58 (eleven months ago) link

expected it but not this early - damn

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:06 (eleven months ago) link

seems like there'll be some teams that improve their playoff seeding this season, simply by having fewer positive tests in their organization.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:24 (eleven months ago) link

I thought Wiseman looked pretty good!

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:36 (eleven months ago) link

Very fluid and loads of energy I’m sold

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:42 (eleven months ago) link

There was a group of Houston players -- including Martin, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins -- away from the facility at an apartment getting haircuts, sources said. That's led to the contact tracing on Wall and Cousins as team awaits more testing results on Martin, sources said.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 23, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:47 (eleven months ago) link

getting haircuts vs going to the titty bar

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:48 (eleven months ago) link

shave and a hair cut
two tits

trans-panda express (m bison), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 19:13 (eleven months ago) link

harden’s a child

k3vin k., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:01 (eleven months ago) link

On the second night of the NBA season, Houston could not field the minimum requirement of eight players in uniform

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 23, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 22:27 (eleven months ago) link

Game Postponed lol

Spottie, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 22:31 (eleven months ago) link

wow really disappointed in Adam Silver coming out against women becoming bosses and putting their people in a position of success

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 22:46 (eleven months ago) link

whomst would be upset if he were just suspended for the season

k3vin k., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 22:51 (eleven months ago) link

Imo 70% of the league has had it by now

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 22:57 (eleven months ago) link

Harden might go down as the least liked all time great since Isiah Thomas

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 23:01 (eleven months ago) link

ESPN Sources: In the past 24 hours, Rockets rookie KJ Martin had one positive coronavirus test result followed by a negative test result -- and now awaits results of an additional test. https://t.co/9PR8XX0NZk

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 23, 2020

does anyone know anything about the tests they use? I assume it’s the PCR tests, in which case a positive is a true positive (unless they’d been previously infected). you can’t just test negative later that day or soon after and be “negative”

k3vin k., Wednesday, 23 December 2020 23:01 (eleven months ago) link

Cavs by 21 at the half!!!

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 24 December 2020 01:09 (eleven months ago) link

poor Hornets

Enjoying the new Spurs jerseys and Keldon Johnson's aggression in the paint

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Thursday, 24 December 2020 01:40 (eleven months ago) link

Is it too late to worry that the Sixers best lineup tonight has neither Embiid nor Simmons?

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Thursday, 24 December 2020 01:50 (eleven months ago) link

This is the Zion we signed up for

jesus christ lmbooooo pic.twitter.com/tOIDHInUNg

— Karens In Paris (@NekiasNBA) December 24, 2020

Spottie, Thursday, 24 December 2020 01:54 (eleven months ago) link

Can you imagine letting Jimmy Butler go so you can keep Tobias Harris? SMH.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Thursday, 24 December 2020 02:23 (eleven months ago) link

khris f'n middleton man. destroying the celtics again.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 02:41 (eleven months ago) link

gonna be honest i still don’t understand why the celtics didn’t want to trade hayward for myles turner

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 02:49 (eleven months ago) link

Coby White looked good in the preseason. But I have concerns

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 24 December 2020 02:51 (eleven months ago) link

hysterical ending

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 02:55 (eleven months ago) link

xp one theory that has been floated locally that i can at least somewhat understand is that the celtics place a huge premium on their big men setting a ton of good screens, and turner is reputationally a terrible screener.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 02:56 (eleven months ago) link

that second free throw had no chance the second he released it. you could tell.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:01 (eleven months ago) link

classic basketball game lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:02 (eleven months ago) link

thats what i call ball

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:02 (eleven months ago) link

watching thiess clank threes in crunch time while being left open by 12 feet i might disagree with the celtics on what they value in bigs

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:02 (eleven months ago) link

Love Jrue on the Bucks. Exact kind of player they need, mentality-wise.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:05 (eleven months ago) link

xp yeah i'm with you but they do set a ridiculous amount of screens with the 5 every game. it's just a factor to consider. as much as you or i like him the rest of the league clearly is not breaking down the door to acquire myles turner.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:06 (eleven months ago) link

the bucks have a lot of guys in their rotation where i’m like.... man, i guess

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:10 (eleven months ago) link

my read why they didnt want to trade for turner is just you know salary concerns, paying gordon hayward ~$30m is already dicey, having to take back that much salary for a quality starter and whoever else they throw in to make it match and going into the luxury tax for it, i can understand why theyd rather have thompson at $9m and a big trade exemption from signing and trading hayward

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:12 (eleven months ago) link

accountant shit, thats the nba baby!

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:13 (eleven months ago) link

spurs look...good right now! even tho ja is hanging a 40 piece on them

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:13 (eleven months ago) link

yes. pretty clear they liked thompson and the trade exception more than turner.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:14 (eleven months ago) link

avoiding the lux tax is big in nba

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:15 (eleven months ago) link

brook lopez might be kind of done as an offensive player which isn't great for the bucks. only 4 fg attempts and 1/2 on threes tonight. he just doesn't really do much on that end anymore.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:15 (eleven months ago) link

the funny thing abt brook lopez 3pt specialist is hes just not very good at it

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:18 (eleven months ago) link

it was really just that first season with the bucks where he was shooting 6 a game @ 36% and it was a real weapon. that's gone now.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:20 (eleven months ago) link

Stoked with the Spurs performance tonight - despite having no answer to Morant, the young core has me excited. Athleticism, dunks, confident 3pt strokes, and some nice ball movement. The defence also looked a ton better than preseason, and Derrick White still to come back in. Happy holidays, hoopers!

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:20 (eleven months ago) link

yeah, you live with morant hitting those tough buckets in the paint, my god

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:21 (eleven months ago) link

if I had one slight concern I did expect Poeltl to defend a couple of Morant's drives better but it's early, early season

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:24 (eleven months ago) link

the morant highlights on twitter tonight are ridiculous

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:27 (eleven months ago) link

ja love

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:28 (eleven months ago) link

i’m a big lonnie fan... crazy athlete, he’s skilled and he can do stuff on defense

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:29 (eleven months ago) link

i liked the tristan signing and if they get a healthy kemba and can go kemba-smart-brown-tatum-tristan i think they’ll have a good chance. but turner looked good in the playoffs to me & trade exceptions are overrated anyway

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:33 (eleven months ago) link

lonnie in transition was a marvel, and his catch and shoot from 3 is very reliable. spurs played 9 dudes and 7 of them were in double figures. every starter had at least 16 pts and >50% shooting.

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:42 (eleven months ago) link

i'm sorry i just have to vent for a second, there is a new feature on espn dot com where if you go to a box score page there is a tiny embedded highlight video, but it doesn't start playing right away. so i check out my box score, navigate to like three other tabs, minutes pass by, and all of a sudden i'm hearing game audio coming out of nowhere because the tiny video suddenly decided to play. wtf.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:47 (eleven months ago) link

ha yeah that thing sucks

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:57 (eleven months ago) link

espn's entire site is unholy

(not a strip club) (Clay), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:06 (eleven months ago) link

truly not a place of honor

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:07 (eleven months ago) link

i recommend not using websites unless they look like this one

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:07 (eleven months ago) link

its true this is how sites should be

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:08 (eleven months ago) link

they dont even make websites anymore, just apps masquerading as sites

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:08 (eleven months ago) link

its true

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:08 (eleven months ago) link

terry rozier scored 42 points tonight btw weird factoid

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:10 (eleven months ago) link

they dont call him scary terry for nothing!

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:12 (eleven months ago) link

http://hosted.stats.com/nba/scoreboard.asp

someone here (i forget who! ums?) pointed me here a couple years ago when I was complaining about how stats sites are bad and terrible and it's been v good

(not a strip club) (Clay), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:12 (eleven months ago) link

not very committed?

How committed are the Blazers to improving their defense? Coach Terry Stotts brought in Jim Boylen, the former Chicago Bulls head coach, to consult with staff for three weeks. https://t.co/TrLQsUg95W

— Jason Quick (@jwquick) December 23, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:13 (eleven months ago) link

http://hosted.stats.com/nba/scoreboard.asp

someone here (i forget who! ums?) pointed me here a couple years ago when I was complaining about how stats sites are bad and terrible and it's been v good

― (not a strip club) (Clay), Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:12 PM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

wow nice! this site is pretty clean and fast. thanks!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:16 (eleven months ago) link

wait rozier scored 42 points tonight?

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:24 (eleven months ago) link

yes

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:25 (eleven months ago) link

that article about the blazers defense is really weird. they play their scheme well enough so with better personnel this year why not just give it a shot? the defense boylen used in chicago is gimmicky as hell and would never work in the playoffs.

also why is terry stotts' job always in danger? i don't think there's a ton of untapped potential in this team.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:26 (eleven months ago) link

if anything stotts' teams have routinely overperformed

(not a strip club) (Clay), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:28 (eleven months ago) link

yes! like, who's going to do a better job with these guys?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:29 (eleven months ago) link

he's been there longer than you'd think so I guess there's the classic "risk of losing the locker room" thing but the only dudes there with him most of the time are dame and cj and they're not gonna suddenly dip at this stage

(not a strip club) (Clay), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:31 (eleven months ago) link

yeah if dame and cj had a problem with the coach we would have known that by now

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:33 (eleven months ago) link

cp3-booker-bridges-cam johnson line up looking fast and cohesive tonight

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:41 (eleven months ago) link

Everything that happens tonight determines the season.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:59 (eleven months ago) link

wild stuff!

OMG KINGS

What a win over the Nuggets. Hustle plays all over in OT. De'Aaron Fox with the block to save it and Buddy Hield with the tip-in to win it.

INCREDIBLE pic.twitter.com/48fZwW4cpl

— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) December 24, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:59 (eleven months ago) link

immediately running off the court is always one of my favorite celebrations

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 05:08 (eleven months ago) link

Even better with no fans there

Spottie, Thursday, 24 December 2020 05:10 (eleven months ago) link

The jazz make so much more sense with bojan playing

Spottie, Thursday, 24 December 2020 05:12 (eleven months ago) link

i think they have as good a shot as any team in the non LA tier

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 05:30 (eleven months ago) link

Love when the ball does unpredictable things around the hoop ring

This basket from Josh Richardson lol pic.twitter.com/fZYAzAqg5o

— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) December 24, 2020

Spottie, Thursday, 24 December 2020 05:31 (eleven months ago) link

brett brown trading mikael bridges for zhaire smith in his short tenure as acting GM turned out to be such an awful move lol

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 05:31 (eleven months ago) link

ive been using that hosted.stats.com page for years but sometimes it stops updating for a bit during games, it's not 100% reliable

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 December 2020 05:44 (eleven months ago) link

suns crunch time 5 makes a lot of sense and they’re not even using crowder really at all. they look like a top 7 seed to me

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 06:00 (eleven months ago) link

i'm still having a hard time watching any of this without constantly thinking that 3/4 of these guys are gonna get covid

(not a strip club) (Clay), Thursday, 24 December 2020 06:05 (eleven months ago) link

wont they all be vaccinated by the end of jan

micah, Thursday, 24 December 2020 07:18 (eleven months ago) link

When they tested all the players before the bubble, 10% had active infections. 10% had active infections before the start of the regular season. Pretty easy to see that they were all gonna get it anyway

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 24 December 2020 17:27 (eleven months ago) link

Obi Toppin's movement defensively on the perimeter is rough pic.twitter.com/wtzEqfMQKN

— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) December 24, 2020



obsessed with the knicks drafting this guy because he was CAA’s top client in the draft

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 18:29 (eleven months ago) link

idk i think he fits pretty well with the team they've got now

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 December 2020 18:40 (eleven months ago) link

same insofar as a bunch of other players drafted around him are going to be much better

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 18:57 (eleven months ago) link

obi stumbling around like bambi on ice out there

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

even on offense he moves around like he has a 2x4 nailed to his back

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:01 (eleven months ago) link

"siri, create a player in nba2k named Skip Legday"

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:04 (eleven months ago) link

it's really as bad as advertised. the guy cannot move unless it's in a straight line.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:11 (eleven months ago) link

same insofar as a bunch of other players drafted around him are going to be much better

― J0rdan S., Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:57 PM (fifteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

yep

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:13 (eleven months ago) link

gotta thank the knicks for picking him and the suns for getting jalen smith bc the spurs got a real one in vassell

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:15 (eleven months ago) link

I’m rooting for Obi but the only way I see it working is if he’s a top 10 offensive player

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:24 (eleven months ago) link

yeah kinda feel like hes gotta be KAT-like in this way

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:35 (eleven months ago) link

his lateral movement is certainly not catlike haha

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:36 (eleven months ago) link

lolol
obi toppin more like slowly topplin

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:38 (eleven months ago) link

obi toppin more like oh (he) be (walking like his legs are) two pins

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:45 (eleven months ago) link

new stats thread because a fascist mod locked the old one NBA NUMB3RS 2020-21

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 19:48 (eleven months ago) link

the word u r looking 4 is "fastidious" binch

trans-panda express (m bison), Thursday, 24 December 2020 20:07 (eleven months ago) link

new stats thread because a fascist binch locked the old one NBA NUMB3RS 2020-21

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 December 2020 20:11 (eleven months ago) link

A1 From Day 1 https://t.co/3nZT95vk6l

— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) December 24, 2020

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 December 2020 20:47 (eleven months ago) link

The nba must have cancelled their class for rookies on how to handle the media string together cliches and put fans to sleep.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Thursday, 24 December 2020 20:53 (eleven months ago) link

lol that’s an amazing interview. I’ll play him in tennis for $100 tho

k3vin k., Thursday, 24 December 2020 22:56 (eleven months ago) link

kid has a great personality, that interview also reinforces his whole "i only play basketball for money" thing

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 December 2020 23:31 (eleven months ago) link

I’m liking what I’m seeing from RJ Barrett

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 03:26 (eleven months ago) link

Is there a team worse than the bulls this year? Looking pretty dire there

Heez, Friday, 25 December 2020 17:09 (eleven months ago) link

okc or nyk maybe?

ciderpress, Friday, 25 December 2020 17:19 (eleven months ago) link

I think Reddish and Hunter contribute more for the Hawks this year than Gallinari and Bogdanovic

Heez, Friday, 25 December 2020 17:28 (eleven months ago) link

Oh yeah knicks I guess

Heez, Friday, 25 December 2020 17:31 (eleven months ago) link

ESPN is clearly experimenting with a zoomed-in view with Pelicans-Heat. It's not quite as close as Mobile View on NBA League Pass, but it's way closer than the standard broadcast. What does everyone think? pic.twitter.com/EoisOkFVkf

— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) December 25, 2020

watching now and this is atrocious. you can't see the near corner or the very top of the 3-pt arc half the time!

call all destroyer, Friday, 25 December 2020 17:41 (eleven months ago) link

they shd just do closeups on guys faces the ball swishing through the net slow mo put some emotional music over it shit like that

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 18:42 (eleven months ago) link

This is a fun Zion game

Spottie, Friday, 25 December 2020 18:44 (eleven months ago) link

ok i was wondering what was going on w the camera angle, it’s very bad

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 18:44 (eleven months ago) link

zion is

— a free throw machine
— one of the best rebounders in the league
— unstoppable on the fast break

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 18:51 (eleven months ago) link

some big christmas day records being set today, witnessing history

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 19:04 (eleven months ago) link

brandon ingram heard duncan robinson broke his xmas day record for threes made and started going off

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 19:09 (eleven months ago) link

The Ingram vs Simmons debate is still alive

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 19:13 (eleven months ago) link

do you even need to say “tough day for Bledsoe” anymore, isn’t it implied by the fact of his being on the court

(not a strip club) (Clay), Friday, 25 December 2020 19:27 (eleven months ago) link

Zion’s FT stroke looks better to me

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 19:39 (eleven months ago) link

i see a lot of games in zion's future this year where he puts up those kinds of lines and is still -13

call all destroyer, Friday, 25 December 2020 19:47 (eleven months ago) link

The Heat are exciting. Cool team

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 25 December 2020 19:48 (eleven months ago) link

once again i don’t understand how a heat draft pick (precious) fell to them

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 19:48 (eleven months ago) link

This bucks second unit looks awful. How do they score?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

God why do the warriors still have Chriss

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 20:13 (eleven months ago) link

i don’t understand how a heat draft pick (precious) fell to them

i'd say a good half the teams in the league evaluate draft picks on the assumption that raw athleticism is always more valuable than demonstrated skills on the court, because they assume skills can be taught. they overlook how hard it is to un-teach bad habits or to rebuild a player to have good habits. hoops skills are instilled by endless repetition and muscle memory and if that repetition has been laid in poorly it's an uphill battle to overcome that. 'projects' rarely pan out as desired.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Friday, 25 December 2020 20:34 (eleven months ago) link

It’s because Jord is a heat homer, I solved this mystery

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 20:41 (eleven months ago) link

This bucks second unit looks awful. How do they score?


the moves they made with their bench were some of the worst stuff of anyone in the entire league this offseason

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 20:46 (eleven months ago) link

idk man the heat keep finding NBA players with low picks and mostly i find myself wondering why other teams didn’t draft them first

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 20:56 (eleven months ago) link

heat are spurs east i thought this was noted long ago

(not a strip club) (Clay), Friday, 25 December 2020 21:01 (eleven months ago) link

heat have traded away picks or just had bad ones for a lot of the riley era but recently theyve had some late lottery picks and done well with them

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 21:18 (eleven months ago) link

they didn’t have a great run in the bron era basically only picked norris cole & shabazz lol

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 21:25 (eleven months ago) link

it’s prob a bit unfair to judge the warriors based on playing two of the fiveish best teams in the league but it’s not clear to me how they’re gonna beat good teams

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 21:25 (eleven months ago) link

they dont look great!

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 21:26 (eleven months ago) link

Bucks are unstoppable if Middleton plays like this

frogbs, Friday, 25 December 2020 21:33 (eleven months ago) link

GS is not making the playoffs.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 25 December 2020 21:33 (eleven months ago) link

ILH knows things. DRAY v KLAY

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Friday, 25 December 2020 21:37 (eleven months ago) link

tbf neither of them have played this season

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 21:40 (eleven months ago) link

nets in the basquiats today they must not prosper

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 22:17 (eleven months ago) link

Trying to avoid judging my boys too much... but it’s hard. I think we need 2016 draymond to show up somehow. Hope he got that klutch hgh connection.

Spottie, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:40 (eleven months ago) link

i still think dray was the better player at the time of that poll

ciderpress, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:43 (eleven months ago) link

I don’t see how the Warriors make the playoffs. Looks like they got something with Wiseman tho

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:44 (eleven months ago) link

Middleton was just trash in the bubble, bubble created lots of illusions

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:45 (eleven months ago) link

bubble boys go pop

ciderpress, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:53 (eleven months ago) link

the google pandemic ad makes me want to do terrorism

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:55 (eleven months ago) link

loooooooool

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 25 December 2020 22:55 (eleven months ago) link

they wd just put your terrorism in their montage, theyre crafty like that

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 25 December 2020 22:55 (eleven months ago) link

cant beat the big g

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:57 (eleven months ago) link

its sucks, theyre called alphabet bc they own all the letters, cant beat em

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 25 December 2020 23:05 (eleven months ago) link

more like alpha butt

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 23:08 (eleven months ago) link

Just an absurd shot from Jayson Tatum pic.twitter.com/6c9i49iZVZ

— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) December 25, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 23:17 (eleven months ago) link

kd is moving and playing at 100% imo and let me add yikes

(not a strip club) (Clay), Friday, 25 December 2020 23:35 (eleven months ago) link

the nets are...good

ciderpress, Friday, 25 December 2020 23:36 (eleven months ago) link

is the google pandemic ad the one where a bunch of dead celebs are made to seem to be endorsing google because that is a crime

(not a strip club) (Clay), Friday, 25 December 2020 23:40 (eleven months ago) link

they could accomplish the same thing with a tupac hologram looking up his death date on google and saying "damn."

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 25 December 2020 23:40 (eleven months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Friday, 25 December 2020 23:42 (eleven months ago) link

Middleton was just trash in the bubble, bubble created lots of illusions


well, he has a problem impacting the game at this level in the playoffs even tho his game should in theory translate very well. we have more evidence on this than just the bubble

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 23:47 (eleven months ago) link

durant looking scary good it’s true

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 December 2020 23:52 (eleven months ago) link

Middleton said he didn’t touch a basketball in quarantine and now he’s back in business so I’m all in on it. Millsap looks a lot better out of the bubble too btw, maybe because he’s a dad.

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 26 December 2020 00:20 (eleven months ago) link

Nets look great and they are fun to watch the vibes are strong so far

Spottie, Saturday, 26 December 2020 00:21 (eleven months ago) link

did he touch a ball before the 2019 east finals?

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 December 2020 00:21 (eleven months ago) link

the not touching a ball thing was such an obvious lie lol

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2020 00:43 (eleven months ago) link

wes matthews has looked completely cooked to me for like 4 years and keeps getting signed and put on the floor by title contenders

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 December 2020 01:40 (eleven months ago) link

think the nets might be the favs in the east

ciderpress, Saturday, 26 December 2020 01:58 (eleven months ago) link

lmao jvg never change my man

(not a strip club) (Clay), Saturday, 26 December 2020 01:58 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i agree if kd feels as good as he looks idk that's a real scary team

(not a strip club) (Clay), Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:00 (eleven months ago) link

their roster makes a lot of sense but i’m curious to see how it goes when they hit some bumps. kyrie has been hitting deep threes like he’s steph, some of it is not sustainable and i think the chemistry there will be fragile. it’s not the most likable pair of superstars the world has ever conceived

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:24 (eleven months ago) link

i’m willing to die on the “nets will crash and burn in the second round of the playoffs” hill

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:25 (eleven months ago) link

i really hate the ridiculous touch fouls that ad manages to draw

micah, Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:36 (eleven months ago) link

Why would Khris Middleton lie about that

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:42 (eleven months ago) link

lol Giannis lied about that too during the quarantine but nobody believed him

frogbs, Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:51 (eleven months ago) link

do you think a professional basketball player “didn’t touch a basketball” for 3 months?

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:54 (eleven months ago) link

saying so is a good way to appropriately set expectations

call all destroyer, Saturday, 26 December 2020 03:07 (eleven months ago) link

do you think a professional basketball player “didn’t touch a basketball” for 3 months?


I think there’s players who have done that even before this situation, yeah

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 26 December 2020 03:14 (eleven months ago) link

even if that’s true he played a good dozen games before the miami series i don’t think it matters either way. go look at his stats from game 5-6 of the 2019 ECF there’s no way of explaining that away. the guy has to shake the playoff pressure

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 December 2020 04:04 (eleven months ago) link

haven’t been able to turn the nuggets game on but why are we losing by a lot

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2020 04:33 (eleven months ago) link

clippers are v good

trans-panda express (m bison), Saturday, 26 December 2020 04:35 (eleven months ago) link

Because not one of the games today was remotely close, why would Nuggs v Clips be any different?

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Saturday, 26 December 2020 04:35 (eleven months ago) link

I like these red nuggs jerseys in isolation but I’m not sure about the clash between these and the clippers jerseys

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2020 04:37 (eleven months ago) link

uh just flipped the game back on is there a reason kawhi is lying on the floor in a pool of blood?

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2020 05:54 (eleven months ago) link

took an elbow to the mouth from his teammate

call all destroyer, Saturday, 26 December 2020 05:56 (eleven months ago) link

probably busted a tooth out?

(not a strip club) (Clay), Saturday, 26 December 2020 06:01 (eleven months ago) link

Really disappointed in Will Barton so far, looks healthy but defense is straight trash

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 26 December 2020 17:00 (eleven months ago) link

Biden administration needs to do something about Trae Young’s hair

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 26 December 2020 22:30 (eleven months ago) link

ja is so fuckin good

trans-panda express (m bison), Saturday, 26 December 2020 23:26 (eleven months ago) link

its true

lag∞n, Sunday, 27 December 2020 00:10 (eleven months ago) link

really really dumb tech there tho

Spottie, Sunday, 27 December 2020 00:23 (eleven months ago) link

JJJ is injured and they have basically no one else who can score regularly (kyle anderson is having a good game tho).

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 27 December 2020 00:24 (eleven months ago) link

nathan knight out of william and mary (!) scored 14 points in 9 minutes for the hawks tonight. pretty sure i had never heard of him before just now

circles, Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:07 (eleven months ago) link

russ putting up neverending triple-doubles in the void while suffering one trillion losses is some very real rolling the boulder stuff and I have to say i love it

(not a strip club) (Clay), Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:24 (eleven months ago) link

uhh

Thomas Bryant really dunked on the wrong basket 😅 pic.twitter.com/b5AojbpZjZ

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 27, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:52 (eleven months ago) link

lol. he was trying to grab the rebound but the darn basket was in the way.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:55 (eleven months ago) link

Chris Paul just faked De’Aaron Fox into jumping clear over him. pic.twitter.com/we97nwTMXd

— Mike Vigil (@protectedpick) December 27, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 27 December 2020 05:11 (eleven months ago) link

Harden def looks thiccccc. The hair doesn’t help, and the beard looks puffier than normal too

Spottie, Sunday, 27 December 2020 05:31 (eleven months ago) link

russ putting up neverending triple-doubles in the void while suffering one trillion losses is some very real rolling the boulder stuff and I have to say i love it


I think they crack .500

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 27 December 2020 05:49 (eleven months ago) link

theyve got a dece roster

lag∞n, Sunday, 27 December 2020 05:50 (eleven months ago) link

fun blazers rox ot. harden blows the final possession, but puts up 44 for a guy that supposedly wants out

sknybrg, Sunday, 27 December 2020 05:53 (eleven months ago) link

What a pass from Anthony Edwards in transition pic.twitter.com/ICv9OHqLvF

— Joe Viray (@JoeViray90) December 27, 2020

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 27 December 2020 14:45 (eleven months ago) link

your undefeated twolves!

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 27 December 2020 16:05 (eleven months ago) link

Damnit

Warriors center Marquese Chriss has suffered a broken right leg (fibula) and will miss remainder of the season, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 27, 2020

Spottie, Sunday, 27 December 2020 17:33 (eleven months ago) link

shoooooooot

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 27 December 2020 18:05 (eleven months ago) link

Is this all punishment for moving across the Bay?

DJI, Sunday, 27 December 2020 18:45 (eleven months ago) link

your undefeated twolves!

― trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:05 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I can't lie, it feels good to have put the Lakers in the rear view mirror, but we can't get overconfident, gotta stay focused on the Clippers

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 27 December 2020 18:53 (eleven months ago) link

mavs are beating the clippers by 40 in the second quarter

lag∞n, Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:18 (eleven months ago) link

damn, warriors going through a three year beatdown

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:29 (eleven months ago) link

well on pace for 154-54 full time :/

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:33 (eleven months ago) link

what streaming sites are good this year?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:37 (eleven months ago) link

spectrum

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:44 (eleven months ago) link

77-27?????????

J0rdan S., Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:49 (eleven months ago) link

i've been using nbastreams.to to find streams, they've got a bunch indexed

ciderpress, Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:50 (eleven months ago) link

nbabite is similar, might even be the same folks

Fetchboy, Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:55 (eleven months ago) link

cool thanks will check those out

no way to get fox sports north without going back to comcast, they are feuding with dish, hulu and YouTube tv

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 27 December 2020 22:50 (eleven months ago) link

Yah man it really sucks

Spottie, Sunday, 27 December 2020 23:54 (eleven months ago) link

Hope draymond is ok they just announced he’s out again tonight saying his foot... but everyone is saying he doesn’t have his stamina back from covid

Spottie, Monday, 28 December 2020 00:12 (eleven months ago) link

Might have to play wiseman 48 minutes tonight

Spottie, Monday, 28 December 2020 00:15 (eleven months ago) link

wiggins is focused and determined this year, don't worry

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 28 December 2020 01:14 (eleven months ago) link

fuck me

Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns suffered a left wrist dislocation and will be re-evaluated weekly on a return to play plan. He won’t require surgery. A hand specialist evaluated Towns in LA today.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 28, 2020

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 28 December 2020 01:37 (eleven months ago) link

Sixers can't handle the juggernaut Cavs.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Monday, 28 December 2020 01:40 (eleven months ago) link

looks like embiid isn't playing?

but if sexton is making a 3rd-year leap, he and drummond could be good enough to get a team in shouting distance of .500

call all destroyer, Monday, 28 December 2020 01:47 (eleven months ago) link

ntilikina and payton a combined 7/7 from 3 as the knicks destroy the bucks. end the season now, please

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Monday, 28 December 2020 02:44 (eleven months ago) link

ngl this is the best knicks game i’ve experienced since...idk, the mike woodson era?

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Monday, 28 December 2020 02:45 (eleven months ago) link

Bucks shooting 18% from 3 after shooting 55% in their last game

frogbs, Monday, 28 December 2020 02:46 (eleven months ago) link

NBA is just producing these scores with a random number generators right?

— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) December 28, 2020



basically how i’m feeling

J0rdan S., Monday, 28 December 2020 02:47 (eleven months ago) link

theres no fans in attendance to keep them honest, they can break out the mirrors

ciderpress, Monday, 28 December 2020 03:05 (eleven months ago) link

deepfake nba games

ciderpress, Monday, 28 December 2020 03:05 (eleven months ago) link

anybody who is gambling on anything this season is out of their minds

call all destroyer, Monday, 28 December 2020 03:09 (eleven months ago) link

This oubre thing is getting weird.

Spottie, Monday, 28 December 2020 03:17 (eleven months ago) link

Damion leeeeeeee

Spottie, Monday, 28 December 2020 03:34 (eleven months ago) link

apparently brad stevens has been coaching the celtics for 8 years now?

micah, Monday, 28 December 2020 03:54 (eleven months ago) link

And that's the 5th longest tenure in the league.

Fetchboy, Monday, 28 December 2020 04:28 (eleven months ago) link

One of my fav things about kd is that he tries to block dunks

TERRY ROZIER ON KD 🔨 pic.twitter.com/s2syYwVbe3

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 28, 2020

Spottie, Monday, 28 December 2020 04:31 (eleven months ago) link

yo wrecked

k3vin k., Monday, 28 December 2020 13:18 (eleven months ago) link

I think we’ve all decided that these 2 officially go by Sexland 🤷🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/Vn3TRWezp4

— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) December 28, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 28 December 2020 17:10 (eleven months ago) link

one of my fav games of all time, i’ve still never seen lebron react this way to anything

7 years ago today, With LeBron sidelined with an injury in a road game vs the Blazers @chrisbosh took over for Miami, CB went deep in his bag, Scored 37 pts and hit the game winner three with 0.5 secs left in the contest. 🔥🔥🐐 pic.twitter.com/eSFMlHVcPd

— FreeDawkins.com (@DawkinsMTA) December 28, 2020

J0rdan S., Monday, 28 December 2020 17:30 (eleven months ago) link

health cld be a big issue for the nets and this wasnt even one of the guys you worry about

ESPN story on Spencer Dinwiddie, who is scheduled to have surgery on his partially torn ACL next week: https://t.co/H5LwgFUSnP

— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) December 28, 2020

lag∞n, Monday, 28 December 2020 17:54 (eleven months ago) link

feel like health would be an issue for a lot of teams that were playing playoff games just 2-3 months ago

ciderpress, Monday, 28 December 2020 17:59 (eleven months ago) link

nets have kyrie who has never been healthy and kd who is coming off one of the worst injuries

lag∞n, Monday, 28 December 2020 18:06 (eleven months ago) link

yeah the nets are a franchise taken over by two unlikable and fragile superstars led by a coach who is in his first season coaching at any level, i think it’s a bad playoff alchemy

J0rdan S., Monday, 28 December 2020 18:53 (eleven months ago) link

couple guys behind them in levert and dinwiddie who have ball dominant styles and want shots too

lag∞n, Monday, 28 December 2020 19:06 (eleven months ago) link

this is silly

Daryl Morey has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for violating anti-tampering rules with this tweet a week ago. I wrote about how the league is implementing its vast new anti-tampering powers on @TheAthleticNBA after the Bucks penalty came down. https://t.co/ycY1AfoVvG pic.twitter.com/EicWfSUUTj

— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) December 28, 2020

lag∞n, Monday, 28 December 2020 19:13 (eleven months ago) link

crying. tax his ass

J0rdan S., Monday, 28 December 2020 19:15 (eleven months ago) link

itd be easier just to tax all nba tweets

trans-panda express (m bison), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:18 (eleven months ago) link

if u r in management/ownership, u already have the power of the purse, why shd u get free clout too?

trans-panda express (m bison), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:18 (eleven months ago) link

imagine mark cuban paying $25,000 every time he wanted to flick his belly button lint on the bird app, amazing

trans-panda express (m bison), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:19 (eleven months ago) link

The Cavs are fun in transition. pic.twitter.com/pH4ThU4yIt

— Dave DuFour (@DaveDuFourNBA) December 28, 2020

Spottie, Monday, 28 December 2020 19:44 (eleven months ago) link

Kevin love is hurt again btw

Spottie, Monday, 28 December 2020 19:45 (eleven months ago) link

Jokic has 18 assists tonight

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 04:13 (eleven months ago) link

ugh that ja injury looked really ugly.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 04:19 (eleven months ago) link

Is Kyle Anderson good now

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 04:23 (eleven months ago) link

Concerned about Hartenstein as the backup center... Really forcing things

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 04:33 (eleven months ago) link

The Pistons are the strangest NBA team to me, the strangest I’ve experienced

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 05:13 (eleven months ago) link

just the roster or the way they play? or the vibes?

Spottie, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 05:16 (eleven months ago) link

gary trent jr have yourself a game

Spottie, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 05:17 (eleven months ago) link

taht ja morant ankle roll was nasty

Spottie, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 05:50 (eleven months ago) link

jokic with a casual 24-12-14 on 62%/43%/73% through 3 games

k3vin k., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 12:26 (eleven months ago) link

just the roster or the way they play? or the vibes?


The roster but also things like giving Mason Plumlee massive usage and it kind of working

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 15:13 (eleven months ago) link

Jokic is better than ever, the physical fitness improvement really jumps out in a lot of ways. More able to contest at the rim, faster off the dribble, just better at everything.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 15:51 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i watched the highlights from that game and he was noticeably active on D

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 15:57 (eleven months ago) link

I was gonna post about how trae young is becoming one of the most underrated players in the league, but then noticed some dude on espn calling him the leader of the mvp race after beating the bulls, grizz and pistons

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:00 (eleven months ago) link

yeah the pendulum definitely swung too far last year, it was his second year and he didn't have enough help around him yet. he'll probably be an MVP candidate soon

k3vin k., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:03 (eleven months ago) link

let’s wait and see if he can cease being literally the worst defensive player in the NBA before start going that far

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:07 (eleven months ago) link

He’s playing better than luka so far this season

Spottie, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:23 (eleven months ago) link

trae was amazing last year, were ppl really hating on him that much, obvs the defense is awful but he was nuts last year

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:33 (eleven months ago) link

the thing that cld take him to the next level is just better 3pt shot selection / refining his technique on that part of his game, hes so good at driving and passing theres really no need to be taking all these crazy 3s, and if he is going to take them they shd be more fundamentally sound, same thing as luka actually, both of them should watch a bunch of harden tape and maybe a lil less steph

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:37 (eleven months ago) link

they both also have the team/coaching issue where they dominate the ball too much, and they were traded for each other, crazy

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:39 (eleven months ago) link

hawks have really used a lot of high draft picks on guys who are not playmakers

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:47 (eleven months ago) link

Trae's not a playmaker?

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:03 (eleven months ago) link

...

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:04 (eleven months ago) link

or are you just talking about Hunter

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:05 (eleven months ago) link

trae was amazing last year, were ppl really hating on him that much, obvs the defense is awful but he was nuts last year


he was on a team that was 27 games under .500 lol

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:08 (eleven months ago) link

so

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:08 (eleven months ago) link

dame hasnt gotten an mvp is trae gonna be better than him

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:09 (eleven months ago) link

theres getting an mvp and theres being an mvp candidate

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:11 (eleven months ago) link

probably not xp

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:13 (eleven months ago) link

If we’re going off 3 game samples Terry Rozier is in the mvp race

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:27 (eleven months ago) link

That was kind of the point of my post.

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:33 (eleven months ago) link

Anyway Hawks are gonna trade Collins sooner or later

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:33 (eleven months ago) link

he was on a team that was 27 games under .500 lol
― J0rdan S., Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:08 PM (twenty-nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

he was 20. what’s the track record for 20 year olds who put up his numbers? what’s his floor, kyrie irving?

k3vin k., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:39 (eleven months ago) link

Anyway Hawks are gonna trade Collins sooner or later


who do you want from the spurs bc we have interests

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:43 (eleven months ago) link

if we're gonna do a three game mvp, i think 29/15/14 kinda wins it

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:47 (eleven months ago) link

well 29/12/14, but still

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:47 (eleven months ago) link

he was 20. what’s the track record for 20 year olds who put up his numbers? what’s his floor, kyrie irving?

― k3vin k., Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:39 PM (six minutes ago)bookmarkflaglink

yeah it's just simply impossible to imagine trae young having a career worse than kyrie irving

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:50 (eleven months ago) link

kyrie really shouldve been one of the prime beneficiaries of the game getting called ridiculously tight the last few years but hes been injured the whole time

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:53 (eleven months ago) link

I would argue that trae has superior court vision than kyrie or dame

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:55 (eleven months ago) link

need a larger sample size unless you mean "right now" in which case i think kyrie has the edge there

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

comparing trae's stats across eras is useless given his insane usage rate, his style of play, and the style of play of the league in general. his floor is a good stats high usage point guard who makes some all star games and whose teams don't win anything. take your pick of these sorts of players from years past -- stephon marbury, gilbert arenas w/o the knee problems, baron davis...

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:07 (eleven months ago) link

his ceiling is a good stats high usage point guard who makes a lot of all star games and whose teams don't win anything so... chris paul hehe

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:10 (eleven months ago) link

Comparing him to someone like Marbury or Gil insane to me. Those guys were straight up ball hogs that hurt their teams

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:14 (eleven months ago) link

i mean, trae young's *floor* is definitely that of a ball hog player whose teams don't accomplish much. whether his assist numbers would superficially paper over the ways in which his play "hurts" his team would be a matter of interpretation. in his age 23, 24 and 25 seasons gilbert arenas made 3 all star teams averaging something like 27/6/5 on .500ish teams that made the second round once and got bounced out of the playoffs in the first round twice. that general level of individual value and team success is well w/in the range of outcomes for trae young -- he could also transcend that up to the level of dame lillard or whoever.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:34 (eleven months ago) link

That kind of points to the impossibility of comparing across eras. Marbury was definitely ball dominant, but he averaged around 8 assists/game almost every season of his career, right up until the final Knicks phase. He couldn't shoot though, and I kind of doubt he would've learned to be a significantly better shooter in the modern game. Trae as that player, but with the shooting capacity he already has, is pretty damn good. Remains to be seen whether it can translate to team success. I think he's a good enough passer that he can rebalance his arsenal enough for that elusive winning formula, in the right context. Will be fun to watch either way, though, and doubly so if he can hover close enough to Luka to generate barstool arguments and think pieces about the draft day trade for years to come.

xp similar to what J0rdan said. J0rdan, love your bball insights and much respect for your take on the game

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:37 (eleven months ago) link

atm trae is more or less singlehandedly making watching hawks games fun for the first time since like 2014

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:39 (eleven months ago) link

xp ha thanks :) i love chatting ball w/ my guys

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:40 (eleven months ago) link

just looked up trae's player projection page on 538

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2021-nba-player-projections/trae-young/

performance of the 10 most comparable players

1. chris paul
2. stephon marbury
3. russell westbrook
4. devin booker
5. kyrie irving
6. gilbert arenas

this seems entirely reasonable to me as a range of outcomes. devin booker showing up is interesting for better or worse

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:41 (eleven months ago) link

having watched most of the guy's games, the chris paul comparison is the only one that fits. he has superb court vision which i would not attribute to the rest of that group. i'm not arguing that his teams will outperform any of those other players (or even that he'll have a better career than a few of those guys), just that stylistically, he's much different

Heez, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 19:54 (eleven months ago) link

J0rdan, love your bball insights and much respect for your take on the game

― Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2:37 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

please do not encourage the chris paul slander -_-

k3vin k., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 21:43 (eleven months ago) link

CP3 is controversial. Not his all-star status, but just where to place him in an era of fabulous guards.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 21:48 (eleven months ago) link

noticed cp3s status amongst contrarian minded people even those who arent really huge basketball fan has reached god level, a natural byproduct of him being generally underrated

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:03 (eleven months ago) link

cp3 is at least the 3rd greatest PG of all time maybe 2nd so yeah

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:06 (eleven months ago) link

as the original cp3 fan i feel pretty comfortable saying chris paul is a lot like john stockton, both of them are wildly overachieving little guys who play extremely sound basketball and make their teammates better, but both are limited in comparison to the greatest players of all time by their inability to score points at an elite level, for instance if i had to win a playoff game i would take steph over cp3 every time, and i would take isiah thomas too, but also being the best at any particular position isnt meaningful

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:17 (eleven months ago) link

simmons and russillo did a book of basketball episode on him recently...simmons’ take was truly deranged, basically a standard twitter egg perspective, russillo is a stan and also generally is a much better thinker about basketball so his was much more informed

2nd or third is probably right, depends how the rest of curry’s career shapes out. (maybe third or fourth, I admit my sense of isiah’s place is very incomplete.) comparing those two is fascinating because it’s a comparison between a guy who always plays well and never wins and a guy who usually underperforms yet wins anyway

k3vin k., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:25 (eleven months ago) link

tangentially i do wonder what guys like marbury or arenas would’ve looked like if they got to play in the spacing era as opposed to the last gasp of the packed inside the arch, no movement era

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:33 (eleven months ago) link

arenas was really ahead of his time. he would have cooked in today's game.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:34 (eleven months ago) link

the guy who wouldve been just unstoppable is iverson

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:35 (eleven months ago) link

I think Marbury had personal issues that would have always derailed him

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:36 (eleven months ago) link

CP3 has such a brain-boggling highlight reel though, so many plays that just seem impossible

frogbs, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:38 (eleven months ago) link

Iverson would have averaged 10 assists per game as a shooting guard in today’s game

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:39 (eleven months ago) link

I’ve always been so confused by the zoomer/millennial stat nerds who think iverson sucked but love Westbrook

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:39 (eleven months ago) link

there are stats nerds who love westbrook?

micah, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:42 (eleven months ago) link

stands to reason as he makes a lot of stats

Clay, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:43 (eleven months ago) link

stands to reason as he makes a lot of stats

Clay, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:43 (eleven months ago) link

steph vs cp3 is an interesting comparison... kind of a peak vs longevity argument even putting aside the respective playoff histories. don’t think cp ever reached the heights of even steph’s pre KD MVP/championship season. cp is more of a “pure” PG & his game is prob more consistent/adaptable... if you put him on the KD warriors i’m sure he wins a title. i just think steph’s long distance shooting & how that opens up his entire game puts him above cp as a player for me

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:44 (eleven months ago) link

the one time paul was paired with an truly elite bucket getter, james harden, he came very close to getting a ring even tho the team on the whole was pretty flawed

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:48 (eleven months ago) link

hot take alert but imo steph will never regain his prior form and will come to be seen as unable to perform without a super supporting cast

micah, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:49 (eleven months ago) link

thats prob where he paul been best as a second option star, but i mean thats the thing, the first option guys you just put next to whoever

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:50 (eleven months ago) link

blake was a really good scorer but couldnt just do it on his own whenever he wanted

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:51 (eleven months ago) link

if I were a Rockets fan I don't know if I'd ever get over that game 7

frogbs, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:55 (eleven months ago) link

hot take alert but imo steph will never regain his prior form and will come to be seen as unable to perform without a super supporting cast

― micah, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:49 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

this may end up being a popular idea but its obvs not true, just check out the dubs first champ team, not any sort of superteam

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:55 (eleven months ago) link

there were three all-stars and none of them won finals mvp, they became a super team that year

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:06 (eleven months ago) link

im sorry but thats just silly

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:10 (eleven months ago) link

the super team was the friends they made along the way

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:11 (eleven months ago) link

there’s a version of steph’s career where KD stays in OKC and cp3 gets to houston and there’s some epic battles to get out of the west just to face those excellent cavs teams. steph certainly wins fewer titles that way but maybe wins one in a way that garners him more respect ultimately.

i don’t think steph will ever be remembered as some great champion but his legacy as a pivotal figure in the history of basketball is pretty cemented at this point imo

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:23 (eleven months ago) link

i don't think they were a superteam pre KD, just a perfectly assembled regular team

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:24 (eleven months ago) link

jordan-pippen-rodman wasn't a superteam either

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:25 (eleven months ago) link

the guy who wouldve been just unstoppable is iverson

― lag∞n, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:35 PM (forty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

He's my favorite, but I wonder. He wasn't a great 3P shooter by today's standards, but he spent more time on his back in the paint than any player ever and now that's getting called every time and he could shoot FT's reasonably well.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:32 (eleven months ago) link

when evaluating steph and cp3, i look at whose game changed the way hoops are played on every team from the pros down to high school.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:36 (eleven months ago) link

iverson would have had a lot more room for drives with today's spacing. fewer 6'11 stiffs hanging out near the lane.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 00:36 (ten months ago) link

dipos made a couple nice plays tonight looks like he might be getting heathy

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 00:50 (ten months ago) link

When iverson started slowing down the jumper got better. His mechanics were good. I think with a lot of guys who are insanely fast they mess up their shooting because you just can’t shoot with that kind of suddenness. And he probably was the quickest, fastest guy ever.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:02 (ten months ago) link

also chucking was consider ok back then there wasnt a lot of pressure to not shoot 30%

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:08 (ten months ago) link

I think for sure that steph’s peak was higher than paul’s peak, but it’s closer than most people think — everyone forgets how great paul was in the 08 and 09 seasons. he doesn’t have that knee injury forcing him to change his game pretty radically and who knows what kind of player he ends up being. longevity it’s simply not close and unless steph plays well for another 10 years it won’t be. paul is setting the new standard for PGs into their mid-30s and beyond

it’s hardly worth rehashing the playoff debates but paul simply has some of the best numbers ever and has been — to this point — a better playoff player than curry on a minute to minute basis. it simply is not his fault that blake griffin missed something like 30% of the clippers playoff games during his peak. he played hurt and missed a small number of games of his own which is not his “fault” but you can argue the best ability is availability which is fairer. and I mean just imagine what his playoff record would be if he played in the east lol

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:37 (ten months ago) link

Embiid is 1 for 5 from 3! This team is done.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:44 (ten months ago) link

raps outhustling the sixers rn

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:06 (ten months ago) link

and then they blew it

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:29 (ten months ago) link

Yeah they really blew this game

Babby's Yed Revisited (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:30 (ten months ago) link

may i just say that theres a feed down the side of the espn nba scoreboard thats broken and this guys face has been sitting on top of it for at least a week

https://i.imgur.com/09nn8dT.png

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:35 (ten months ago) link

Raps might have their own problems.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:39 (ten months ago) link

feel like there arent a lot of great teams in the nba right now

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:41 (ten months ago) link

bucks just set the NBA record for threes in a game (28) two days after missing 31 threes in a 20 point loss to the knicks

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:44 (ten months ago) link

the clippers should great, the lakers won last year with two starting quality players but have moderately better guys now, the nugs have a lot of guys but are they the right guys, heat are cool but dont quite have the star power, bucks idk...

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:44 (ten months ago) link

i think it's going to be a very flat season with the compressed schedule, the rapid restart, and lack of training camp affecting teams in a bunch of different ways. even if you had a team that was stacked enough to dominate, would you bother when the offseason was barely 2 months and you're going to be playing more or less every other night?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:50 (ten months ago) link

the serious contender teams should only be worried about being a 4 seed in their conference

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:51 (ten months ago) link

yeah prob true

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:51 (ten months ago) link

how do you go from getting blown out by the Knicks to beating the team that destroyed you in the playoffs by 50

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:54 (ten months ago) link

shooting luck, baby!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:55 (ten months ago) link

feel like the minimal training camp/preseason is def showing so far

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:56 (ten months ago) link

early season nba is always pretty ragged anyway

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:56 (ten months ago) link

just want to acknowledge that udonis haslem is still on the heat roster

sknybrg, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:10 (ten months ago) link

def one of the odder lil nba details

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:12 (ten months ago) link

congratulations to the orlando magic who will start 4-0 for the first time in their history

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:13 (ten months ago) link

if the question is "who is the most boring player you love to watch" my answer might well be vooch

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:16 (ten months ago) link

vooch has moves

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:18 (ten months ago) link

This kid is gonna be somethin else

JAMES. WISEMAN. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/GZ3kLsE8pc

— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 30, 2020

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:21 (ten months ago) link

he as they say moves well

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:22 (ten months ago) link

wow that wiseman clip

luv to be a young lad in the open court

Clay, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:01 (ten months ago) link

one of these days the nuggets are going to want to rethink their “let the other team shoot as many threes as they want” strategy

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:08 (ten months ago) link

that's Kiddball

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:11 (ten months ago) link

wiseman showing off his unicorn horn there.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:25 (ten months ago) link

has there been a single good national TV game so far this year? i guess the bucks-celtics from last week. feels like it's just been a series of dreadful games

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:37 (ten months ago) link

yeah it hasn't been amazing

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:40 (ten months ago) link

Julius Randle is ballin. 24/10/6 through 4 games

Spottie, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:28 (ten months ago) link

it looks like he's in great shape just from a physical perspective

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:36 (ten months ago) link

has there been a single good national TV game so far this year? i guess the bucks-celtics from last week. feels like it's just been a series of dreadful games


Christmas Day was a disaster. Some really ugly ball so far and tons of “resting” by superstars already. Records and point differentials are all over the map.

Spottie, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:59 (ten months ago) link

ratings are a disaster surely

Clay, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:59 (ten months ago) link

Wiggins probably the best game I’ve ever seen him play tonight. Has like 15 or 17 in the 4th. Compare that to last week where he looked like completely lost. Gonna be a wild ride having to cheer for this dude.

Spottie, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:02 (ten months ago) link

ratings are a disaster surely


Yah haven’t heard but they’re down for all sports

Spottie, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:03 (ten months ago) link

the steph vs cp argument... it isn’t even close lol y’all are crazy.

Spottie, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:08 (ten months ago) link

feels like the pandemic permanently killed sports ratings? dunno when/why they will come back if not now. how's football doing

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:18 (ten months ago) link

yeah it's weird -- in theory everyone is home and has already watched the queen's gambit so what else is there

people didn't start reading did they

Clay, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:24 (ten months ago) link

maybe sports bars are a bigger deal than I thought

Clay, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:25 (ten months ago) link

I do remember hearing the NFL was doing really well this year

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:36 (ten months ago) link

the steph vs cp argument... it isn’t even close lol y’all are crazy.

― Spottie, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:08 AM (thirty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I promise you it is

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:41 (ten months ago) link

football is doing fine and every other sport tanked.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 13:59 (ten months ago) link

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/12/30/22205663/trae-young-atlanta-hawks

Article up at the Ringer today that touches very closely on the debate about exactly who Trae Young should be modeling himself after that spurred this Steph vs CP3 digression.

Part of their conclusion is that the path to more team success is in his Harden-esque foul drawing. While it’s hard to mount a compelling disagreement, those are (obv) the least enjoyable parts of Trae’s game to watch. There’s an alley oop montage in that article that closely recalls the early years of lob city and is exciting as hell. The excitement is then canceled out by another one of Trae drawing three shot fouls.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 14:50 (ten months ago) link

Julius Randle is ballin. 24/10/6 through 4 games


Ugh he’s gonna make me stan for him again

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:18 (ten months ago) link

be strong matt

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:24 (ten months ago) link

Yeah Trae’s ability to draw fouls is not my favorite part of his game

Heez, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:17 (ten months ago) link

no one likes the old free throw line its boring, yet! it is also the best way to get points

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:19 (ten months ago) link

it's funny because he's really good at that kind of pinball style of taking contact where he bounces dramatically off a player but still has the composure to get a good shot off

Heez, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:25 (ten months ago) link

they cld change some rules to make fouls/fts less central maybe add another foul before the bonus and do away with fouling out, 3pt shots only getting 2fts would be nice mostly but it wld incentivize teams to foul in end of game sitches, one foul shot for all the points is good too

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:26 (ten months ago) link

YES. i hate the pull up midway through a high pick and roll where the defender is still trying to get around the screen. they need to change that

Heez, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:29 (ten months ago) link

yeah im not sure what you can do about that one i mean its a foul, its funny that it took this long for guys to figure that play out

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:31 (ten months ago) link

def pretty cheap tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:31 (ten months ago) link

i guess just shooting 3s off of screens used to be much less common and mostly defenders went under perimeter picks so the situation just didnt arise that much

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:32 (ten months ago) link

one of these days the nuggets are going to want to rethink their “let the other team shoot as many threes as they want” strategy


I watched most of that game and my general takeaway was that the Kings are playing great

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:45 (ten months ago) link

The nuggets have a Hartenstein problem tho, he’s just been terrible and it’s hard for me to believe that Nnaji is worse

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:48 (ten months ago) link

NBA is pleased with opening-week TV ratings. It's the most-watched opening week since 2012 with combined viewership on TNT, ESPN and ABC up 67% vs. last season's opening week. League Pass viewership also up 67% vs. last season's opening week.

— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) December 30, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 17:03 (ten months ago) link

wld be more edifying to compare it to last years christmas week thooo

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 17:13 (ten months ago) link

no one likes the old free throw line its boring, yet! it is also the best way to get points

― lag∞n, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:19 AM (one hour ago)

it's honestly criminal that our idea to ban high fives after free throws has not caught on this year of all years, during a pandemic!

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 17:52 (ten months ago) link

Players build their games around repetition. Take away their hand slaps after free throws and their world will wobble on its axis.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 19:06 (ten months ago) link

Pops looks a bit like Immortan Joe these days

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 31 December 2020 01:46 (ten months ago) link

Bucks getting smoked by the team they just beat by 40

frogbs, Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:35 (ten months ago) link

I really like the Hornets. Lamelo ball plus 8 boring players who are good at defense is really a perfect formula

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:39 (ten months ago) link

these back to back matchups are going to hammer home how much individual NBA games come down to make/miss randomness

J0rdan S., Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:42 (ten months ago) link

the trae young/john collins pick and roll is looking very well oiled

J0rdan S., Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:44 (ten months ago) link

kyrie just too much

Heez, Thursday, 31 December 2020 03:15 (ten months ago) link

hornets shredding mavs by 30 in dallas weird stuff

Clay, Thursday, 31 December 2020 03:19 (ten months ago) link

Season is super weird but I’m kinda into it

Spottie, Thursday, 31 December 2020 03:35 (ten months ago) link

it is a very bizarre first two weeks

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 31 December 2020 03:37 (ten months ago) link

i feel like orlando starts 4-0 every year

ciderpress, Thursday, 31 December 2020 04:21 (ten months ago) link

miles bridges with a 20-16 ?!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 31 December 2020 04:23 (ten months ago) link

he also dropped his debut album last week

J0rdan S., Thursday, 31 December 2020 04:34 (ten months ago) link

speaking of nba-adjacent music i keep hearing that "tyler herro" song on the radio and the first time i thought he maybe actually had something to do with it but apparently not.

circles, Thursday, 31 December 2020 05:30 (ten months ago) link

i think stotts is gonna get fired which is dumb to do in this environment (that being that the nba is weird)

Clay, Thursday, 31 December 2020 05:34 (ten months ago) link

i think he shows up in the music video xp

shabbat bloody shabbat (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 December 2020 12:42 (ten months ago) link

i watched it and [white rapper voice] im tyler herro now

lag∞n, Thursday, 31 December 2020 15:31 (ten months ago) link

harlow is terrible.

Separately:

“Shit, it’s hard to breathe in that mask,” Kawhi Leonard said, referring to the odd-shaped protective plastic mask he wore on his face Wednesday.

“Serge can’t talk too much, we’ve got him on the trading block right now,” Leonard said. “Whoever wants him, let us know. We’re trying to trade Serge.”

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 31 December 2020 17:06 (ten months ago) link

what a weird guy

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 31 December 2020 17:19 (ten months ago) link

i think stotts is gonna get fired

that would be all kinds of crazy

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Thursday, 31 December 2020 17:49 (ten months ago) link

i suspect one contributor to the crazy variance so far is the empty arenas. not getting much press because we're used to it at this point, but feel like it was a very different thing to play without fans in the bubble, which was more like a camp, with everyone in the same place. i wonder if it's messing with players' heads in a different way to be in their home venues with 10-15K empty seats (does anyone know how big the bubble arenas were?).

way too many extraneous factors piled on top of each other this season to ever have any confidence in causality, but another really big one is the discrepancies in offseason rest. teams that didn't go to the bubble just got 9 months off! not a huge surprise they are completing some shocking upsets over teams that were still playing in august

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 31 December 2020 18:09 (ten months ago) link

Sixers shot 60% from 3 and put up 38 on the Magic in the first.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 1 January 2021 00:13 (ten months ago) link

And have 98 with 2:

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 1 January 2021 01:13 (ten months ago) link

Oops: 98 with 2:13 left in the 3rd.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 1 January 2021 01:13 (ten months ago) link

all that talk about how the wiz might be decent this year is starting to seem questionable

ciderpress, Friday, 1 January 2021 01:27 (ten months ago) link

well, good thing they didn’t trade away any first round draft picks

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 1 January 2021 01:29 (ten months ago) link

they shd shake things up trade bertans to the celtics

lag∞n, Friday, 1 January 2021 01:51 (ten months ago) link

Sixers keep winning, but Danny Green looks cooked.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 1 January 2021 02:01 (ten months ago) link

thats just what danny does, calm down

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 1 January 2021 02:02 (ten months ago) link

he got the nickname icyhot for a reason

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 1 January 2021 02:02 (ten months ago) link

its because hes icy (bad at basketball) and hot (sweaty)

lag∞n, Friday, 1 January 2021 02:13 (ten months ago) link

Another year gone by. Think I’ve been posting here for ten years now. Happy New Years my ilh homies, love y’all.

Spottie, Friday, 1 January 2021 03:51 (ten months ago) link

ja hny ilh

micah, Friday, 1 January 2021 04:20 (ten months ago) link

a bad day for ball but a good place to be

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 1 January 2021 04:30 (ten months ago) link

happy new year to my basketball bros <3

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 January 2021 05:09 (ten months ago) link

hny all!!

k3vin k., Friday, 1 January 2021 05:10 (ten months ago) link

cheers budsm here's to peace and good hoists!

Clay, Friday, 1 January 2021 05:14 (ten months ago) link

Happy new year folks! May 2021 bring spectator sports that involve some spectators...

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 1 January 2021 05:41 (ten months ago) link

happy new year, friends. very grateful for this group year in and year out.

call all destroyer, Friday, 1 January 2021 05:44 (ten months ago) link

fwiw i meant to type "cheers bdsm" above and not "cheers, " as you might innocently believe

Clay, Friday, 1 January 2021 05:46 (ten months ago) link

the best board

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 1 January 2021 06:09 (ten months ago) link

ilh is love

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 January 2021 06:44 (ten months ago) link

hny ilh

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Friday, 1 January 2021 09:24 (ten months ago) link

happy new year everyone

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqnJeQ3XAAAhFF-?format=png&name=small

lag∞n, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:58 (ten months ago) link

He's a little FIFA 2020, a little Chick-Fil-A.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 1 January 2021 16:01 (ten months ago) link

sounds like a lovely evening

lag∞n, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:05 (ten months ago) link

he's more machine a collection of his experiences than man now

call all destroyer, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:07 (ten months ago) link

happy new year all

ciderpress, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:10 (ten months ago) link

It's way too early and they've played no one, but it is interesting the things Doc is trying to address so far this season. Sixers have been crazy turnover machines the last several years with Simmons and Embiid, and bad in late game, half-court situations (other than when Butler ran things). Doc seems to simplifying things for Embiid and giving him easier reads to avoid the inevitable double team. Also running way more pick and roll.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 1 January 2021 16:12 (ten months ago) link

doc is a good coach imho hes not without his foibles but his teams generally play pretty good and everyone likes him except for tracy

lag∞n, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:26 (ten months ago) link

HNY y’all!

Heez, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:51 (ten months ago) link

HNY ILH! Thanks for sharing so much hoops knowledge and lolz! Can't believe I was on ilx for like 12 years before I started coming to this board, the best board.

Fetchboy, Friday, 1 January 2021 19:30 (ten months ago) link

happy new years all ♥️

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 1 January 2021 19:43 (ten months ago) link

happy new year, ilh. may the hoops continue without pause in 2021.

circles, Saturday, 2 January 2021 00:17 (ten months ago) link

weird season for the Bucks already

Lose to an insane buzzer beater
Beat GSW by 40
Get demolished by the New York Knicks (??)
Beat Miami by nearly 50, setting an NBA record for 3s made
Lose to that same Miami team
Beat Chicago by 30

frogbs, Saturday, 2 January 2021 03:35 (ten months ago) link

about five games into the season and there's not one undefeated team left in the league

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Saturday, 2 January 2021 03:36 (ten months ago) link

i've probably watched at least half of 8 or 9 games and all of five; not one of them has been immune from extended periods of atrocious, sloppy play.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 January 2021 03:38 (ten months ago) link

yeah it's messyball season

ciderpress, Saturday, 2 January 2021 03:49 (ten months ago) link

the celtics-pitons game tonight was what can only be described as truly vile

lag∞n, Saturday, 2 January 2021 03:50 (ten months ago) link

on a more upbeat not i dont want to get carried away here but lamelo has been good so far

lag∞n, Saturday, 2 January 2021 03:50 (ten months ago) link

i'm having trouble believing this season is real tbh

Clay, Saturday, 2 January 2021 03:57 (ten months ago) link

It’s been strange they really should have staggered the start more imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:06 (ten months ago) link

Still feels like preseason games.

However, the suns might have something special brewing. Their defense looks legit so far.

Spottie, Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:59 (ten months ago) link

Nuggets in last place in the west...

Spottie, Saturday, 2 January 2021 07:01 (ten months ago) link

i take no joy in saying that the warriors are really bad, it sucks seeing steph waste years like this

Clay, Saturday, 2 January 2021 07:03 (ten months ago) link

They have a lot to figure out. So many new pieces. Would be nice if oubre (or anyone else) could start making some shots. Nice to get dray back but he looked really gassed in limited minutes and I’m worried that rona may have done a number on him.

Spottie, Saturday, 2 January 2021 07:23 (ten months ago) link

Kerr’s unwillingness to simplify is gonna cost the dubs a lot of games.

Spottie, Saturday, 2 January 2021 07:25 (ten months ago) link

Had the thought of "oh hey the Suns look good this season and fun to watch, I should go see a few games in person" and then 2 seconds later remembered the pandemic. I guess there's still a possibility later in the season of allowing fans?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:01 (ten months ago) link

i don't think they're gonna be able to have fans safely this season unless there's another delay

ciderpress, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:06 (ten months ago) link

wonder if curry and dray will ask out

lag∞n, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:33 (ten months ago) link

Wonder if Jokic will ask out

Spottie, Saturday, 2 January 2021 17:00 (ten months ago) link

prob not but one never knows

lag∞n, Saturday, 2 January 2021 17:08 (ten months ago) link

i still like the idea of them offering murray for harden

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 January 2021 17:15 (ten months ago) link

if the sixers are really offering simmons its hard to see anyone beating them, tho i guess someone cld step up with an browesque mega package

lag∞n, Saturday, 2 January 2021 17:19 (ten months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/IUZxowl.png

lag∞n, Saturday, 2 January 2021 17:24 (ten months ago) link

Campazzo isn’t working out :(

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 2 January 2021 18:08 (ten months ago) link

Gary Harris just gets worse every year, it really sucks.

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 2 January 2021 18:13 (ten months ago) link

Curry should retire and join the PGA while he's still young

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 2 January 2021 18:33 (ten months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Saturday, 2 January 2021 19:26 (ten months ago) link

Wonder if Jokic will ask out

― Spottie, Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:00 PM (four hours ago)

oh stop don't be salty

k3vin k., Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:45 (ten months ago) link

campazzo being a bust was pretty easy to see given he's a short, old euro. I'm still optimistic about the nuggs' chances this year, the bench seems like a disaster but they can go 7-8 deep with just about any team which gets you most of the way in the playoffs. millsap has actually weirdly looked good.

the harden thing is a nonstarter for me, top-end talent is not their need. ride with the big three and figure out the depth

k3vin k., Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:49 (ten months ago) link

their big 3 lol. top end talent is absolutely their need just as it is the need of every team not in LA or milwaukee

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 January 2021 22:36 (ten months ago) link

athletic had a good piece this week about the process of the Warriors (slow) improvement
https://theathletic.com/2293220/2020/12/30/stephen-curry-kelly-oubre-jr-andrew-wiggins-adapting-offense

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 January 2021 22:39 (ten months ago) link

their big 3 lol. top end talent is absolutely their need just as it is the need of every team not in LA or milwaukee

― J0rdan S., Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:36 PM (seven minutes ago)

their three best players are 25 and under. I am fine not making a panic move and letting this core develop. mortgaging the future to add a guy like harden who will be gone in a year or two is not a serious move, sorry. denver is not even on his list! why would you trade for someone like that who doesn't even want to be there

k3vin k., Saturday, 2 January 2021 22:48 (ten months ago) link

better chance of winning a title, possibly the best chance they could over the next decade even if they keep their “big 3” intact. if they could actually get him for murray instead of porter i would do it in a heartbeat and put a huge extension in front of harden as early as possible.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 January 2021 23:02 (ten months ago) link

I think it would make a lot more sense if the player were not specifically james harden, strip club-loving flake. and I simply think you're too pessimistic about that core's future

k3vin k., Saturday, 2 January 2021 23:09 (ten months ago) link

whatever team takes harden should do it on the condition that he shaves, yankee pinstripes style, just to make sure his spirit is truly broken

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 January 2021 23:10 (ten months ago) link

it’s not that i’m pessimistic but ppl look at young cores and assume there is great success in their linearly growing future but that’s not always the case. it’s entirely possible the nuggets would have a better shot at a title in the next 2 years with harden than they would in the 5 years after with murray/porter. it’s also possible the opposite is true but the nuggets should be weighing both options (as should many teams in the league)

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 January 2021 23:17 (ten months ago) link

getting a look at john wall and.... the wizards did not win that trade

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 January 2021 23:18 (ten months ago) link

campazzo being a bust was pretty easy to see given he's a short, old euro. I'm still optimistic about the nuggs' chances this year, the bench seems like a disaster but they can go 7-8 deep with just about any team which gets you most of the way in the playoffs. millsap has actually weirdly looked good.

the harden thing is a nonstarter for me, top-end talent is not their need. ride with the big three and figure out the depth


The nuggets had no training camp and a lot of new players, I’m not really concerned

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 2 January 2021 23:29 (ten months ago) link

every team should be extremely cautious making big swings this year but someone's going to panic.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:24 (ten months ago) link

yeah i caught some wall and he looks basically as good as he did at his peak, happy for that guy

Clay, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:38 (ten months ago) link

i watched a game and he played well but one of his legs was def not fully working

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:52 (ten months ago) link

call all destroyer
Posted: January 2, 2021 at 7:24:10 PM
every team should be extremely cautious making big swings this year but someone's going to panic.

panicking is bad but james harden is also extremely good at basketball

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:54 (ten months ago) link

this is a boring take but i'd feel a lot better about that if he had ever like really dominated in the playoffs when it mattered.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 01:36 (ten months ago) link

his playoff performance is def cause for concern, amongst other things, but still

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 01:48 (ten months ago) link

relatedly its generally interesting that in an era where there are more guys who can handle the ball than ever there are a handful of superstars who succeed via completely dominating the ball AND its a suspect approach for the playoffs

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 01:50 (ten months ago) link

i assume if any sort of contender trades for harden they will want him to play a little more dynamically, and who knows if hes willing

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 01:52 (ten months ago) link

yeah pelicans need to play zion like giannis its a huge freaking no brainer

Sheeeeesh pic.twitter.com/NqBrK5BPpj

— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 3, 2021

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:02 (ten months ago) link

xp yeah it speaks to the widening gap between the season and the 'offs and the dangers with having a single source of offense when good teams are really locked in.

the biggest thing about a harden trade to me is your second post, like what does harden actually want?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:04 (ten months ago) link

teams just need to be able to talk to him and ask will you move your body at all when you dont have the ball

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:06 (ten months ago) link

i watching him the other night and hes out of the frame sometimes camped up so far above the 3pt line lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:07 (ten months ago) link

it's like nba compartmentalization--possessions where i have the ball, possessions where i do not have the ball

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:10 (ten months ago) link

ill be over here if you guys need me (to pass the ball to)

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:10 (ten months ago) link

it’s not that wall looks amazing so much as he looks good enough to more or less be a wash with westbrook and houston got a first round pick out of it, and it might be a pretty good pick at this rate

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:23 (ten months ago) link

yeah hes def playing better than you would expect after having the worst injury and not playing basketball for two years

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:29 (ten months ago) link

28-4-6-3-2 on 56% from the floor tonight idk what else you want outta john wall in 2020

Clay, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:30 (ten months ago) link

he looked awesome tonight but he also hit a bunch of mid range jumpers. he was finishing well at the rim tho and looked pretty athletic

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:32 (ten months ago) link

oh wait it is 2021 lol

Clay, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:33 (ten months ago) link

at some point i'm going to have to dig in and understand how julius randle is averaging 7 assists a game

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:34 (ten months ago) link

dont get me wrong its great john wall is plying good i just was looking at his leg which is in a big brace and it doesnt seem to have a lot of get up and go in it plus i watched him land on it and grimace but he is a skilled basketball player who can still do stuff and his leg will probably improve

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:36 (ten months ago) link

idk why but i feel like harden would come back to the general realm of team basketball if he was on a team that could compete for the finals. i think the consensus is that he’ll just act like a shithead permanently but he’ll have a lot to prove if he gets another shot at playing for a great team. him playing off the ball isn’t really hard to fathom from a fit perspective, it’s just a question of him trying. i think a team just needs to give him a reason to try again. he’s also putting up efficient 35 point double doubles with ease while living life like rick ross, i think i needed to be reminded how good he is

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:41 (ten months ago) link

yeah thats the thing it wouldnt take that much effort for him to play normal basketball, and its not like he doesnt care about basketball or winning he obviously cares a lot, def a big change of scenery candidate

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:44 (ten months ago) link

collin sexton gonna make the all star team?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:59 (ten months ago) link

you'd like to see him fill up the rest of the box score a bit more but the shooting/scoring is impressive

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:02 (ten months ago) link

it’s really funny that his season high in assists is 5

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:13 (ten months ago) link

he's no julius randle

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:15 (ten months ago) link

feel like everything that happened in the first month of this season is going to seem like an insane dream

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:18 (ten months ago) link

rushing the start was prob not a good idea

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:19 (ten months ago) link

i think it's the right move for the next 5 years but it's going to cause some pain (for us, the ball fans) in the short term

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:22 (ten months ago) link

Randle has always been a good passer with a tunnel vision streak.

Spottie, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:39 (ten months ago) link

Wonder if Jokic will ask out

― Spottie, Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:00 PM (four hours ago)

oh stop don't be salty


I’m sorry I may be lashing out this season, the klay injury has me sad. Just saying... the dubs won’t be this bad as long as dray and curry are themselves. And oubre should come up to the mean at some point. If it goes down in flames this year I could see them firing Kerr. But I don’t want to think about steph on another team. Joining the pga sounds like a good plan tho.

Spottie, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:48 (ten months ago) link

it appears as if the tampa raptors are not as good as the toronto raptors

shabbat bloody shabbat (voodoo chili), Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:55 (ten months ago) link

It’s crazy how Wiggins has been such a failure that no one even mentions him. I called it!

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:56 (ten months ago) link

Wiggins has been ok!

He’s the only player shooting above normal from three. He just has like no court presence out there. Like you said, he’s an avg nba player

Spottie, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:59 (ten months ago) link

i don't bear any ill will toward them but i admit to being morbidly fascinated in warriors fallout--like, a lot of nba coverage has been geared towards this team that isn't going to deserve it much longer. the athletic has 4 guys who basically cover the warriors full time and this is a team that is ultimately going to be about as good as the russ triple-double year thunder at best.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:59 (ten months ago) link

wiggins PER has tanked down to 11.1 which is worse than any full season he's played. he's shooting 36% on 2s.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 04:04 (ten months ago) link

And yet he’s been the second best player lol. It’s pain right now. Otm about the athletic dudes. I reckon they’ll leave Kawakami and thompson on the dubs and move the rest soon if they continue to play poorly.

Spottie, Sunday, 3 January 2021 04:59 (ten months ago) link

its still v early. they are 2.5 games behind the 1 seed, still in it!

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 3 January 2021 05:04 (ten months ago) link

the plot thickens.
Marvin Bagley III's dad, if that's actually him who signed the tweet, demands his son is traded via Twitter.
deletes it.
now retweets this. pic.twitter.com/mY3WjQyr01

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 3, 2021

Spottie, Sunday, 3 January 2021 07:13 (ten months ago) link

maybe to the mavs for luka doncic?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 07:40 (ten months ago) link

<i>If it goes down in flames this year I could see them firing Kerr.</i>

do what now?

alpine static, Sunday, 3 January 2021 08:31 (ten months ago) link

ah, crap. sorry for the formatting dumbness.

alpine static, Sunday, 3 January 2021 08:31 (ten months ago) link

but anyway ... there is *nothing* that can happen this year (on the court) that would cost Kerr his job. right?

alpine static, Sunday, 3 January 2021 08:42 (ten months ago) link

i see him walking away before ever getting fired from that organization

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 08:52 (ten months ago) link

feel like things would have to get extremely weird and bad for kerr to get fired. it'd take a lot more than andrew wiggins being disapppointing. i bet steph would improve the ratings of the [*checks wikipedia*] korn ferry (???) tour.

circles, Sunday, 3 January 2021 09:01 (ten months ago) link

I would think Steph seems politically bound in his 50s.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 3 January 2021 14:47 (ten months ago) link

ok no coach should ever get the blame for Andrew Wiggins being disappointed, he's now been coached by:

Flip Saunders
Sam Mitchell
Thibs
Ryan Saunders
Steve Kerr

feel like at a certain point if none of these very different coaches can get through to you....

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 3 January 2021 15:46 (ten months ago) link

was pretty funny explaining to my brother in law, a huge bandwagon dubs fan who had always been more into the sf baseball giants, that andrew wiggins was not that good of a basketball player, he had all these idea about how wiggins would help and so forth, at one point i said something like if i know one thing about basketball its that andrew wiggins is not good

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:03 (ten months ago) link

Otm

Spottie, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:24 (ten months ago) link

But! I do think he’s probably better than dangelo Russell, it’s pretty close tho.

Spottie, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:25 (ten months ago) link

imo russell is better, was still a good trade on the merits, not sure if it was the ideal one for the dubs roster, but who knows what else they couldve gotten

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:27 (ten months ago) link

they could end up getting a serious star in this years draft, which is cool

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:28 (ten months ago) link

i still think it made sense when they thought they would have klay and needed wiggins in a true 3 and D role. overpaid obviously but he would've been more suited for that roster than rusell would have. w/ klay out they need scoring & creation so bad they prob would rather have russell tho the pick is lining up to be so valuable that even knowing everything they know now i think they would still do it

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:31 (ten months ago) link

yeah agree

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:32 (ten months ago) link

that pick + wiseman is looking pretty good right now, their path back to contention with the big 3 is murky tho

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:33 (ten months ago) link

can you imagine what sort of haul they cld get for steph et al

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:34 (ten months ago) link

not that i think they shd do that youve got to try to make it work but still

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:48 (ten months ago) link

i still think it made sense when they thought they would have klay and needed wiggins in a true 3 and D role. overpaid obviously but he would've been more suited for that roster than rusell would have. w/ klay out they need scoring & creation so bad they prob would rather have russell tho the pick is lining up to be so valuable that even knowing everything they know now i think they would still do it


3s and D are not things he’s good at!

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:50 (ten months ago) link

was gonna say lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:51 (ten months ago) link

tho i think he prob cldve hit some threes w a healthy roster

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:51 (ten months ago) link

and hes got size so you can move him around on d

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:52 (ten months ago) link

i still think he would be more likely to succeed in that kind of role than one where he is asked to use up a lot of possessions and be the first option on the second unit. his shooting stroke looks fine to me, i thought w/ klay if he was asked to mainly focus on hitting threes and being a wing defender he could have maybe found a niche for himself on a good team. that's all out the window now

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:02 (ten months ago) link

was seeing the annual "Wiggins is more focused than ever, wants to prove the doubters wrong" stories getting passed around by warriors folks on Twitter and was like oh you sweet, foolish summer child

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:24 (ten months ago) link

they didnt even extract a promise

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:30 (ten months ago) link

It seems like ums is desperate to get Warriors fans to give a shit about Wiggins being bad but I could honestly care less. Just another bad player on a bad team.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:51 (ten months ago) link

lol matt otm

wiggins is like hydroxychloroquine: a lot of promise for one reason or another out of the gate, and after it was clear the idea was a flop people keep talking themselves into it working somehow, in the right context, at the right dose...
it's easier to accept that wiggins is bad if you also accept that the reasons you thought he might be good were just a mirage

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:55 (ten months ago) link

polyphonic I'm a Timberwolves fan I'm not desperate about anything, things just fall apart it makes no difference, it's all doomed to fail, the warriors will be fine, they are a real franchise

it's just stuff like this is funny, familiar

https://sports.yahoo.com/why-tom-haberstroh-changed-mind-032857703.html

https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/warriors/why-steve-kerr-believes-andrew-wiggins-puts-warriors-puzzle-together

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:00 (ten months ago) link

initially responded just to defend Kerr from any responsibility for Wiggins being Wiggins

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:00 (ten months ago) link

He said literally the same stuff about Russell and could not trade the guy fast enough

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:04 (ten months ago) link

it’s almost as if the warriors should stop trading for bad players.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:46 (ten months ago) link

kinda doubt the warriors ever thought wiggins would be good

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:50 (ten months ago) link

They've also completely whiffed on all of their draft picks post-Draymond pre-Wiseman.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:56 (ten months ago) link

i do think it's kinda hard to fault them for that ... it appears hard to draft & develop guys when you're so intensely focused on winning a title. you're drafting low ceiling players for specific need & giving them minimal minutes to grow as players. compare the heat's drafting in the lebron era to what they've done after. the spurs are held up as the gold standard of this and they did make some good picks but didn't find many guys who helped them out all that much

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:10 (ten months ago) link

the injuries have masked it but i think the warriors process and decisionmaking have been pretty shaky for a while now.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 January 2021 21:13 (ten months ago) link

i seem to remember them running a questionably low amount of pick and roll last time they were in the offs

ciderpress, Sunday, 3 January 2021 21:33 (ten months ago) link

it's hard to untangle their decision making from giving steph, klay and draymond huge contracts for downside years. but i don't think they had another choice in that matter. it was almost certainly going to end this way and the injuries have just exacerbated it

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 21:44 (ten months ago) link

Lacob's open checkbook deserves most of the credit imo. Guy is a fuckin legend

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 3 January 2021 22:04 (ten months ago) link

the pistons are legitimately hysterical. mason plumlee is looking around before crunch time possessions at the end of games like “shit, i’ll iso”

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 22:22 (ten months ago) link

Both of these Celtic Pistons games have been atrocities

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 3 January 2021 22:25 (ten months ago) link

mason plumlee has a really "freshman GOP house rep" name

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 3 January 2021 22:33 (ten months ago) link

well he's from a family of brothers who all went to duke, so

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 January 2021 22:43 (ten months ago) link

pedigree I guess

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 3 January 2021 22:57 (ten months ago) link

Ok campazzo is making some amazing defensive plays this game I’m back on board

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 4 January 2021 00:55 (ten months ago) link

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant both miss game-winners vs. Wizardspic.twitter.com/F7iYu6h1dg

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 4, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 01:39 (ten months ago) link

game-losers

ciderpress, Monday, 4 January 2021 01:43 (ten months ago) link

And now the clips blowing out the suns 60-30

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 01:53 (ten months ago) link

that KD look was basically a lay up

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 01:54 (ten months ago) link

yeah easy shot for him he didnt rush it but he did take a fading one legger for no real reason

Kyrie and KD each had a chance to win the game for the Nets but fall short. pic.twitter.com/RoOV8eFhqZ

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 4, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 02:00 (ten months ago) link

Campazzo with 3 steals, a block, a drawn charge and 4 threes. Back in the rotation conversation

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 4 January 2021 02:12 (ten months ago) link

thank god

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 02:44 (ten months ago) link

Clippers trying to blow a 31 lead

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 4 January 2021 02:52 (ten months ago) link

steph has 31 in the first half

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 02:52 (ten months ago) link

Steph was driving like crazy

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 02:59 (ten months ago) link

Getting heated lac vs phx

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:00 (ten months ago) link

Chris Paul was so right for this team lmao

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:02 (ten months ago) link

Devin Booker calls Paul George a “ soft ass n*****” pic.twitter.com/pHI4harZSa

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 4, 2021

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:05 (ten months ago) link

fellas fellas hey hey cmon

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:09 (ten months ago) link

paul george not the most popular guy among other players in the league it seems like

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 03:11 (ten months ago) link

He was like the most beloved just a couple years ago everyone wanted to play w him

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:14 (ten months ago) link

Seth Curry points at Paul George and says "bitch ass" after And-1 pic.twitter.com/sdA1bpoF07

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 23, 2020

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 03:24 (ten months ago) link

blazers d is straight relegation-worthy

Clay, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:26 (ten months ago) link

Callie Rivers' revenge

Fetchboy, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:27 (ten months ago) link

Curry 45 through 3

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:28 (ten months ago) link

Kanter is such a gifted scorer and rebounder it’s a shame he couldn’t figure out defense

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:29 (ten months ago) link

he misses so many wide open layups which is where a not insignificant number of his rebounds originate, but yeah he is a truly awful defender

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:33 (ten months ago) link

i'm sure it's only like 28 in reality but it feels like steph's career PPG against the blazers is like 42

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 03:37 (ten months ago) link

That include playoffs? He really owns them there

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:38 (ten months ago) link

Oh that wasn’t facts lol. But yah

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:39 (ten months ago) link

i got to attend a steph & dame duel back when they were still kids (spring 2014 maybe?) and it's one of my better live basketball memories

Clay, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:40 (ten months ago) link

yeah... that one game where he went off on them in the fourth quarter after coming back from injury and the camera cut to paul allen completely slackjawed in the crowd is one of my top 3 ever steph games

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 03:40 (ten months ago) link

weird that you could just go to basketball games 6 years ago

Clay, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:40 (ten months ago) link

lol these two taking turns hoisting now

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:42 (ten months ago) link

Curry 50 w 6 mins left

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:42 (ten months ago) link

https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201404130POR.html

pretty sure this is the one i'm remembering and actually dame had a shit game lol

Clay, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:43 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwFAxQXhB1E

so good... dray looking spry in these clips

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 03:44 (ten months ago) link

2015-16 dray was a complete animal.

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:45 (ten months ago) link

dubs really need just organize themselves around steph taking ten 30 footers a game this year

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:48 (ten months ago) link

He might get his career high

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:49 (ten months ago) link

oubre and dame should not fight! i like those guys!

focus on your true enemy: paul george

Clay, Monday, 4 January 2021 03:57 (ten months ago) link

ahh steph broke 60!

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:01 (ten months ago) link

Goat

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:02 (ten months ago) link

he is very stoked, cute

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:03 (ten months ago) link

He read the tweets lol

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:03 (ten months ago) link

62 in 36 minutes.

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:19 (ten months ago) link

dece

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:27 (ten months ago) link

63 points combined 👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/qlmB9JjOx6

— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) January 4, 2021



dray <3 <3 <3

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 06:57 (ten months ago) link

Lol It was a classic draymond game. He looked as good as ever.

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 15:03 (ten months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 15:08 (ten months ago) link

Draymond Defense Against Blazers 🔥 @Money23Green pic.twitter.com/NTqKnxk5E0

— 👑 (@PlayoffDraymond) January 4, 2021

Spottie, Monday, 4 January 2021 21:20 (ten months ago) link

so happy he's back. if they can get anything out of wiseman on defense this year that's a pretty good backbone

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 January 2021 21:41 (ten months ago) link

Payton Pritchard seems pretty solid, better than the other 87 other point guards they’ve drafted in the past 2 years

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:04 (ten months ago) link

he seems like a good back up PG but i'm not sure i see anything more than that

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:05 (ten months ago) link

he seems like a good back up PG but i'm not sure i see anything more than that


Oh sure but the other guys have looked like G Leaguers to me

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:25 (ten months ago) link

yeah pritchard was a nice find

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:29 (ten months ago) link

kinda crazy he just started playing good his first day in the nba, and its good for the celtics that he did cause they dont have a lot of guys!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:30 (ten months ago) link

he's got 11 points and 3 assists in 11 minutes tonight so far. scores easily at multiple levels, plays in control. he's a little small but there aren't a lot of holes in his game.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:33 (ten months ago) link

Maxey is playing pretty well for a rookie out of the box.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:59 (ten months ago) link

Bam Adebayo alley-oop dunk on Mike Muscala 🔥😳pic.twitter.com/S7gt7chlOG

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 5, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:22 (ten months ago) link

mike muscala is really bad don’t get how he’s in an NBA rotation

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:24 (ten months ago) link

it's good the thunder have 2 million picks bcuz they are very devoid of talent outside of SGA and bazley who looks like he could be a pretty good wing player

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:32 (ten months ago) link

the type of shots jayson tatum is hitting tonight are ridiculous

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:35 (ten months ago) link

on the one hand i feel like the raptors should prob be able to level out, they're too stable a roster/organization to really bottom out. on the other if you start thinking about their roster it's like... 35 year old kyle lowry who prob isn't an all star anymore, siakam playing well below all star level for a while now, OG who is a very good defender but doesn't do much on offense, van vleet who is a good player but not an all star, norm powell who is a nice 7th man... there's not a *ton* there

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:47 (ten months ago) link

the celtics dominated them physically tonight and the celtics do not physically dominate very often. g. williams, r. williams, t. thompson were just beasting inside.

siakam has hit a bit of a development wall and norm powell is out of shape in the accounts i've heard so that's a couple strikes against a thin team.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:50 (ten months ago) link

xp they REALLY miss gasol's playmaking and D, and ibaka, too. their roster took a step back replacing them with baynes and boucher in the rotation.

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:52 (ten months ago) link

yeah thats a pretty big downgrade

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:55 (ten months ago) link

i know the raptors have the right to extend the game as long as possible for like a 2% win probability, but it is extremely annoying to watch

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:02 (ten months ago) link

Really liking late career serge

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:26 (ten months ago) link

Hey so Doncic is still really good

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:26 (ten months ago) link

He should only go up from here once he plays himself into shape a bit more

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:27 (ten months ago) link

Anyone watched any pels yet? Their record is good but they looked so bad in the bubble I kinda cooled on wanting to watch them. Fools gold?

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:28 (ten months ago) link

i haven't seen much but sounds like a strong starting unit/suspect bench type of team

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:33 (ten months ago) link

like their defense absolutely tanks any time steven adams is off the floor

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:33 (ten months ago) link

zion continues to put up big numbers while mostly looking like hes just loafing around

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:37 (ten months ago) link

brandon ingram is one of the best scorers in the league

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:38 (ten months ago) link

they have a lot of talent, it doesn't fit incredibly well but they're going to be competitive most nights and will def be in one of the play in games at least

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:40 (ten months ago) link

nurse mad

Nick Nurse, asked about Malachi Flynn: "He was OK. I think my bigger thing is that, if you wanna be honest about it, he didn't really do much out there. And if you wanna be honest about it, Norm hasn't played very well this year, TD hasn't played well, Matt hasn't played well."

— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 5, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:43 (ten months ago) link

the raps were playing mad in the 4th. but he needs to put siakam and all his big men on that list.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:46 (ten months ago) link

the way the pels flamed out in crunch time just now does not instill confidence in their coaching

micah, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:51 (ten months ago) link

Just saw the end of the game pacers pels highlights lmao they threw that game away

Pacers do the unthinkable to force OT against the Pelicans. 😮

(🎥: @NBA)pic.twitter.com/e3SDHrwOcO

— theScore (@theScore) January 5, 2021



Then brogdon hit the game winner in ot

This Pacers-Pelicans ending was wild 😳

Malcolm Brogdon called game. pic.twitter.com/tyB3lnkZ9I

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 5, 2021

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:53 (ten months ago) link

i dont even know what lonzo was doing with the ball at the end of the 4th - passes it to reddick who is getting trapped in the corner, then forgets he can drive right past mcdermott of all people??

micah, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 03:59 (ten months ago) link

it's probably time to start wondering why luke walton still has a job

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:03 (ten months ago) link

Draymond is a basketball genius man alive

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:03 (ten months ago) link

it's probably time to start wondering why luke walton still has a job


It is a bit baffling. Don’t feel like I’ve heard one good thing about him since he left GS

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:05 (ten months ago) link

the kings aren't some kind of desultory, untalented team. they have some ok players and some depth and he doesn't do anything to elevate it.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:07 (ten months ago) link

They’ve had two starters ask to leave in the last 12 months haha

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:08 (ten months ago) link

i love how everyone apparently can't stand dave joeger but dave joeger got them to play like a coherent basketball team with a system in the one year they sniffed the playoffs.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:09 (ten months ago) link

kings are a clear situation where the owner has no idea what he's doing and the constant dysfunction of the organization reflects that. it's impossible to win when you're set up like that

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:28 (ten months ago) link

Yah the issues run deep

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:39 (ten months ago) link

I see a couple Zion defense lowlight clips after every game:

Come on man. pic.twitter.com/woDgnk00Fc

— Dave DuFour (@DaveDuFourNBA) January 5, 2021

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:46 (ten months ago) link

has no idea how to be active and engaged, maybe it will some/maybe it won't

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:51 (ten months ago) link

30/8/8 through 3 for Steph warriors look completely different with draymond back and getting his lungs back

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:56 (ten months ago) link

and playing the kings who look absolutely terrible

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:59 (ten months ago) link

has no idea how to be active and engaged, maybe it will some/maybe it won't


Yah could get away w it up til this point in his career. Could loaf then go block a shot from some random college scrub. The athleticism gap isn’t nearly as extreme for him now.

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 05:00 (ten months ago) link

feel like zion relishes being physical on offense but is the exact opposite on defense. that said i don't think it's unusual for young players of his stature (esp ones who are so offensively gifted) to take a while to really become defensive beasts, like 3 years at least in lots of cases. at some point in his career i would expect him to be in better shape and throwing his body around on defense in a scary way

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 05:26 (ten months ago) link

Hawks quickly losing back to back against the knicks and cavs. They have some serious defensive issues

Heez, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 12:50 (ten months ago) link

def a number of suspect defenders on that roster

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:23 (ten months ago) link

their uniforms have looked really great

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:36 (ten months ago) link

otm

Spottie, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:37 (ten months ago) link

feel like they haven’t gotten much out of bogdanovic, at least relative to what they’re paying him, and gallo basically hasn’t played. been getting decent production from capela. when you watch them it’s still really trae, huerter, reddish, hunter, and collins — who all have looked pretty good! just still so young idk how much you can expect, def on the defensive end

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:40 (ten months ago) link

i like their guys. feels like a primordial version of a future good offense-first team kinda like what the nuggets were 3-4 years ago

ciderpress, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:57 (ten months ago) link

i like them too they need more playmaking besides just trae tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:08 (ten months ago) link

bogdan & gallo will help in that dept but it will be interesting to see how they weave it all together rotation wise especially with reddish & hunter looking pretty good and needing to play. rondo has also been in and out of the rotation for them. there’s a lot to work with they just need to figure out the right combos

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:21 (ten months ago) link

thinking more long term, their core etc...

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:36 (ten months ago) link

reddish could maybe grow into it

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:38 (ten months ago) link

seems unlikely

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:39 (ten months ago) link

i really like the potential 2nd unit of rondo, huerter, gallo, bogdan and fernando

Heez, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:50 (ten months ago) link

watching portland struggle to hang with the bulls is encouraging, they're one of the best teams in the east right

Clay, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 05:32 (ten months ago) link

somehow this season is weirder than the one they played inside a bubble

lag∞n, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 05:35 (ten months ago) link

spurs just beat the pg-less clips. kawhi missed a potential game-tying 3.

trans-panda express (m bison), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 05:36 (ten months ago) link

Pdx blew a 20 p lead to the bulls yikes

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 06:06 (ten months ago) link

Bulls have won 4/5 ok then

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 06:07 (ten months ago) link

things are actually going well for the blazers this was the plan all along

Clay, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 06:08 (ten months ago) link

weird night of games in general

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 06:18 (ten months ago) link

i'm worried that KOC is right about the Blazers

alpine static, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 09:42 (ten months ago) link

Another nice game for Campazzo, outplayed rubio tbh

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:29 (ten months ago) link

22.9% of the league's games have featured a team leading by 30+ points (at any part of the game).

Pretty insane

— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) January 6, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 16:13 (ten months ago) link

killian hayes has the jonny flynn/isaiah thomas hip injury which is not good at all.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 16:16 (ten months ago) link

these kids with the tight hips sitting around playing xbox all day!

lag∞n, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 16:33 (ten months ago) link

Bulls are .500 baby!!! All thanks to me. They turned it around when I said to my friend as we were watching a game "ok they have a whole quarter to lose their double digit lead, I guarantee you it won't hold". Yet it did.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:09 (ten months ago) link

lol brooks mustve really done something to piss bron off

LeBron. clutch bucket, has a message for everyone about Dillon Brooks. pic.twitter.com/ovUQ4v5JAt

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 6, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:16 (ten months ago) link

the "yr 2 short" taunt is one of my favs bc only in hoops can exceptionally tall men be told they are not big enough

trans-panda express (m bison), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:29 (ten months ago) link

lebron has gotten so good at that fadeaway. he might be able to play until hes 44.

this is still one of my favorite hoop things of the last handful of years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuoJ_ipNS-8

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:36 (ten months ago) link

mark jones rules

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:40 (ten months ago) link

he'll be a better version of jordan on the wizards

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:44 (ten months ago) link

bron is def built/has built his game to play a long time, injuries are what forces most guys out ultimately but hes been almost injury free, who knows if he wants to play till hes 44, it gets harder every year, but he prob can if he does

lag∞n, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 18:56 (ten months ago) link

i wonder if lebron will play past the point where he can no longer bully into the lane; seems like that would be the equivalent of ryu without a dragon punch.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 18:58 (ten months ago) link

his final form will prob be as a high post threat

lag∞n, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 21:59 (ten months ago) link

Suns coach Monty Williams: " I feel like everybody else: I'm confused as to what I'm, even though we've heard that this kind of thing could happen, there's still a level of confusion and sadness."

— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) January 7, 2021

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 7 January 2021 00:48 (ten months ago) link

Nurse says Kyle Lowry and Chris Paul spoke earlier and will speak again before the game, re: any potential action or demonstration by the teams.

— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) January 7, 2021

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 7 January 2021 00:48 (ten months ago) link

Bard Beal about to drop a 60 burger

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:25 (ten months ago) link

brab beal burger

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:25 (ten months ago) link

the real BBB

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:27 (ten months ago) link

49-43 quarter seems normal

ciderpress, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:28 (ten months ago) link

good game between the heat and celts tonight

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:31 (ten months ago) link

the celtics two bigs starting lineup is driving me insane saw thomson try to make an inside pass to theis im mad

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:32 (ten months ago) link

Orlando’s Markelle Fultz has suffered a torn left ACL, source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 7, 2021

a lot happening today but this sucks also

Clay, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:35 (ten months ago) link

dang

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:36 (ten months ago) link

god dammit, poor markelle

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:39 (ten months ago) link

the celtics two bigs starting lineup is driving me insane saw thomson try to make an inside pass to theis im mad

― lag∞n, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:32 PM (eight minutes ago)

i once again return to why they just passed on a free look at myles turner

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:40 (ten months ago) link

precious is looking pretty good tonight as a nominal 5 who can guard wings

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:41 (ten months ago) link

i once again return to why they just passed on a free look at myles turner

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:40 PM (twenty-six seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

they dont need more centers!!

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:41 (ten months ago) link

also i already explained the cap situation but you would not listen

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:42 (ten months ago) link

Sucks about fultz. Luckily he got his contract already tho

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:49 (ten months ago) link

theis read my posts

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 January 2021 02:59 (ten months ago) link

i like both theis and thompson just not together, and rob williams is prob better than both of them

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:01 (ten months ago) link

lol duncan robinson just scored 7 in 30 secs

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:04 (ten months ago) link

ahh moms spagetti

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:06 (ten months ago) link

that was fun

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:07 (ten months ago) link

pritchard succeeding for the celtics is really a nuclear combo of white power

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:07 (ten months ago) link

smh ppl cant ever let the celtics enjoy a nice white

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:08 (ten months ago) link

Celtics squeaking games out. Fun to watch

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:08 (ten months ago) link

they wld win every game by 20 if they only played one center at a time

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:09 (ten months ago) link

the final 3 mins of that game was absurd

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:12 (ten months ago) link

whole game was pretty nuts, the intensity was there in a way i havent see much yet this season

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:14 (ten months ago) link

what's up with bogdan in ATL he's been beyond trash, just buried behind young guys?

Clay, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:19 (ten months ago) link

seems like they acquired him without much of a plan for using him

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:20 (ten months ago) link

congrats to gordon hayward who got to attempt 25 field goals tonight

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:21 (ten months ago) link

kinda funny they added all these vets then were like you are bench players now lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:21 (ten months ago) link

yeah they were flailing a bit organizationally, we'll see what happens

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:24 (ten months ago) link

Clips dubs first q was one of the ugliest qs of hoops I’ve ever seen

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:43 (ten months ago) link

its not great

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:44 (ten months ago) link

i think it’s better for them to have the high paid veteran FA signings be the back ups as opposed to the young guys who need to develop riding the bench, but it’s still kinda weird. that’s why i didn’t quite understand their off season, it’s like they have two teams on one roster. but i guess if bogdan and gallo etc aren’t complaining then it’s not a huge deal, gotta use the cap space somehow

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:44 (ten months ago) link

they had a mandate to make the playoffs and buckets of cap space but still have developmental players taking up a third of the roster. it's a tough needle to thread.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2021 03:46 (ten months ago) link

Dubs may have found something with paschal as the 2nd unit small ball center, working the last few games anyway

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 7 January 2021 05:01 (ten months ago) link

it makes sense because he looks exactly like draymond

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 January 2021 05:02 (ten months ago) link

paschal is chunky but he's getting it done

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2021 05:08 (ten months ago) link

oops

BREAKING; Michael Porter Jr., after having a 7-day quarantine, is facing at least 10 more days of quarantine due to health and safety protocols, via The Athletic.

— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 8, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 04:19 (ten months ago) link

i want to withhold judgment but at the same time it's michael porter jr.

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 January 2021 04:24 (ten months ago) link

hes earned our collective suspicion

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 8 January 2021 04:24 (ten months ago) link

when he was out again today I immediately thought the worst (he tried to coup)

k3vin k., Friday, 8 January 2021 04:26 (ten months ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 January 2021 04:26 (ten months ago) link

mike malone: MPJ, i need u to do a better job of protecting the ball. stop the steal--

MPJ: *enters hypnotic state* sorry coach but there is something i must do

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 8 January 2021 04:27 (ten months ago) link

Guilty lol

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 8 January 2021 04:40 (ten months ago) link

nikola!!!

k3vin k., Friday, 8 January 2021 05:37 (ten months ago) link

god I love that man so much

k3vin k., Friday, 8 January 2021 05:37 (ten months ago) link

Yes good game

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 8 January 2021 05:38 (ten months ago) link

17 in the 4th quarter for jokic including this one

Splash. Jokic at the buzzer to force OT. pic.twitter.com/zYg27WKQN2

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 8, 2021

k3vin k., Friday, 8 January 2021 05:40 (ten months ago) link

Big honey step back??

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Friday, 8 January 2021 05:58 (ten months ago) link

it's like his go-to end-of-clock shot! but usually from the other side of the basket

k3vin k., Friday, 8 January 2021 13:56 (ten months ago) link

dirk-esque

trans-panda express (m bison), Friday, 8 January 2021 14:12 (ten months ago) link

really nice form on that one every compact

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 14:14 (ten months ago) link

it's like his go-to end-of-clock shot! but usually from the other side of the basket


I guess in my mind I only see him doing the one leg up step backs. I just love how casual his shot is

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Friday, 8 January 2021 14:56 (ten months ago) link

things sound good in atlanta:

John Collins, the fourth-year big man who just weeks before bet on himself in a big way during his failed extension talks with the Hawks, shared his unfiltered and unhappy views about the way franchise centerpiece Trae Young was running the offense. According to three sources who were either in the session or had knowledge of what was said, Collins raised several issues about the way these Hawks were functioning with Young at the helm.

Collins talked about the need to get into offensive sets more quickly and to limit all those early shot-clock attempts that leave his teammates on the outside looking in. He shared his desire to be more involved and expressed a desire for more ball involvement and flow on offense.

There was no back-and-forth between the two, but the pointed criticism caught the attention of the room. And Young, sources say, made it clear to others later that he strongly disagreed with Collins’ assessment.

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 January 2021 14:59 (ten months ago) link

Two overtime losses for the nuggets already 🤦‍♂️

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 8 January 2021 15:05 (ten months ago) link

Haven’t there been Collins trade rumors for the last couple seasons?

I think I’d be on his side of this one.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Friday, 8 January 2021 15:13 (ten months ago) link

yeah hes right, the hawks offense is good but itd be better in his version

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 15:26 (ten months ago) link

so nobody knows what's happening with kyrie, huh?

boz conspiracy by toby hus (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 January 2021 15:29 (ten months ago) link

it was nice to see the sixers get whooped by levert, allen, and joe harris tho

boz conspiracy by toby hus (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 January 2021 15:30 (ten months ago) link

seems like kyries upset abt the state of the world

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 15:32 (ten months ago) link

Kyrie otm

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 8 January 2021 15:34 (ten months ago) link

Might be nice for him to talk about it with his coach Steve Nash tho

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 8 January 2021 15:35 (ten months ago) link

Not flat enough for him, huh?

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Friday, 8 January 2021 15:35 (ten months ago) link

i think prob kyrie doesnt love the nba in the first place, obvs doesnt love being a public person, prob has some mental health issues, is like everyone having a hard time with the state of the world, and he would def be one to notice how corporate and ineffectual all the nbas social change stuff is, just doesnt feel like playing right now, baseless speculation obvs

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 15:39 (ten months ago) link

yah but just like the rest of us if you're gonna skip out on work you gotta let the boss know. otherwise this is all relatable.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Friday, 8 January 2021 16:18 (ten months ago) link

yeah i mean hes also a bit of an a-hole which makes the whole thing so much more difficult

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 16:20 (ten months ago) link

obvs doesnt love being a public person,

haha come again?

k3vin k., Friday, 8 January 2021 16:53 (ten months ago) link

i wonder how much of the john collins contract situation is him “betting on himself” vs not wanting to spend the first 8 years of his career playing with trae young. collins seems kinda like a difficult person but if your whole game is about offense i can see why playing with trae might be annoying. by the same token they often do play well together

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 January 2021 16:54 (ten months ago) link

yeah some of his frustration im sure is based on that hes not in atls long term plans

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 17:00 (ten months ago) link

it's tough out there for offense-only power forwards

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 January 2021 17:01 (ten months ago) link

yeah the contemporary power forward is more of a big wing

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 17:02 (ten months ago) link

you gotta be able to defend the 3pt line

lag∞n, Friday, 8 January 2021 17:03 (ten months ago) link

lonzo vs lamelo in a game coached by SVG and called by JVG

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:01 (ten months ago) link

is there a mysterious 3rd van gundy

ciderpress, Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:02 (ten months ago) link

we are, its all of us, we are the 3rd van gundy weve been looking for

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:04 (ten months ago) link

lamelo is just a good basketball player

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:15 (ten months ago) link

agreed hes a natural baller

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:16 (ten months ago) link

the wolves passing on him so as to not disrupt d’angelo russell is going to seem so insane in 5 years

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:17 (ten months ago) link

idk the guy the wolves got might be good too

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:17 (ten months ago) link

idk he had some strong bust vibes tho, not that anthony edwards didnt either

xp

trans-panda express (m bison), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:18 (ten months ago) link

lamelo had bust vibes only bcuz of his family situation imo. i think he has a pretty high floor — he’s elite at reading the floor and makes the right play a large percentage of the time and he’s big enough to hold up on defense. if his offense never develops he’s still ricky rubio at worst.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:22 (ten months ago) link

Mr. A1 from Day 1? A bust?

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:24 (ten months ago) link

his scoring is so far ahead of rubio, i think hell be able to get to the rim at will pretty soon his ball handling and creativity are so sick

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:25 (ten months ago) link

speaking more to his defense and shooting touch up to that point. and kinda seeming like an immature goober.

xp

trans-panda express (m bison), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:25 (ten months ago) link

yeah really nice euro step from him lonzo tonight

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:26 (ten months ago) link

like im happy to be wrong, his passing is so fun to watch
xp

trans-panda express (m bison), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:26 (ten months ago) link

his shooting was really bad in australia but everyone who watched him much there was convinced of his very high general basketball talent

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:26 (ten months ago) link

i’m still shocked that gordon hayward agreed to join this team lmao

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:27 (ten months ago) link

he got paid and got to be a number #1 guess he doesnt care about winning that much lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:28 (ten months ago) link

there were def a number of risks involved with lamelo and if he was in the current draft he prob would go outside of the top 5 but this past draft his competition had as many red flags as he did

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:28 (ten months ago) link

eternal question, do u melo/joe johnson your way from one high paying gig to the next or do u david west it and sacrifice for wins i think we all know the right answer

xp

trans-panda express (m bison), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:29 (ten months ago) link

russell westbrook is looking rough out there

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 02:02 (ten months ago) link

russ age might catch up with him sooner than most people think

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 02:04 (ten months ago) link

he's playing with a dislocated finger but the way he plays it's possible he's had dislocated fingers for like a third of his career, but yeah he's over thirty and the engine is gonna get rusty sooner than later

Clay, Saturday, 9 January 2021 02:06 (ten months ago) link

after all the talk about this draft lamelo and edwards both look good

ppl seem to be excited for Wiseman too

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 January 2021 02:41 (ten months ago) link

yeah wiseman looks good too

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 02:44 (ten months ago) link

Super raw but the motor is there which you can’t teach. Whenever he and curry pnr it always turns out something good.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:11 (ten months ago) link

he moves really well for a man his size, looks like a giant 6-8 guy

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:12 (ten months ago) link

Russ has been cooked for a couple seasons now imo. He’s masked it a bit but no one is scared of that dude or scheming for him anymore (other than you know... let him shoot every time)

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:12 (ten months ago) link

most guys wiseman's size can't get low in a stance at all and he can with ease

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:13 (ten months ago) link

he moves really well for a man his size, looks like a giant 6-8 guy


Yah for sure. I’m a little nervous about his hands and quickness of his reactions but still way too early to really tell on that kind thing. He’s also doing the usual rookie big man thing where he fouls a ton cos he’s not used to the speed and craftiness of nba players.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:15 (ten months ago) link

Lamelo looks good I admit but he’ll be capped if he can’t shoot... like the many amazing court visionaries who can’t shoot that came before him.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:17 (ten months ago) link

i think theres a good chance he figures it out like he can already kind of shoot despite having weird inconsistent form, thats called talent

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:18 (ten months ago) link

also hes got the scorers mentality

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:21 (ten months ago) link

after all the talk about this draft lamelo and edwards both look good

ppl seem to be excited for Wiseman too


People have been talking about this being a bad draft for 2 years but with covid how could anyone be sure about that?

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:32 (ten months ago) link

true, and its never nearly sure anyway

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:33 (ten months ago) link

oops

Curry yelling at Oubre for taking his corner spot 😂pic.twitter.com/lc48wrFAIY

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 9, 2021

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:38 (ten months ago) link

i mean there were (and are) reasonable arguments against each of the top 3 guys but the fact that none of them is looking like a disaster is a good start. nothing more, nothing less.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:38 (ten months ago) link

That oubre thing happens many times per game. He seems clueless out there on offense

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:46 (ten months ago) link

having seen oubre a few times now this year i worry he may just forever be a running around with no plan guy

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:47 (ten months ago) link

Yup

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:02 (ten months ago) link

lol the wiz suck so bad

Brad Beal has scored 101 points in the last two games and his team has lost both of them.

— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) January 9, 2021

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:12 (ten months ago) link

edwards is clearly talented and has had some nice scoring games... albeit in lots of blowouts. he also doesn’t do anything but score, and he hasn’t done that with any sort of efficiency, all of which were concerns with him going into the draft. wiseman is obv a high level athlete for a center but his path to being a consistent offensive threat still seems pretty winding to me.

nobody looks like an anthony bennett level disaster, so that’s something. i think it’s easiest to imagine lamelo as an all around positive basketball player.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:36 (ten months ago) link

steph pretty much playing 1 on 5 out there on offense

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:43 (ten months ago) link

imao i love this total cabin fever stuff they have no reason to be doing it but they are

if you’re wondering what NBA teams are doing for TV timeout entertainment without fans, here is your answer: pic.twitter.com/ZdWLz6ZlGo

— Chris Woboucher (@WorldWideWob) January 9, 2021

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:47 (ten months ago) link

Mark Jackson is still the worst

Fetchboy, Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:56 (ten months ago) link

leopard keeps same spots shockah

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:59 (ten months ago) link

steph is unreal lmao

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:00 (ten months ago) link

Stepppphhhh

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:00 (ten months ago) link

the warriors are like a high school team with one of the top 5 recruits in the nation playing with a team of guys who won’t play in college

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:00 (ten months ago) link

They’d have a couple more wins if oubre could just hit even like ~30% of his threes

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:01 (ten months ago) link

the second they cross halfcourt the only objective is to get steph the ball as quickly as possible and for no one else to touch it. it's seriously like watching highlights of like zion's high school team or something

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:05 (ten months ago) link

this season's games so far could just as easily been decided by drawing slips of paper out of a hat. e.g. the knicks are 5-4. the heat are 3-4.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:06 (ten months ago) link

xp nick friedell tweeted that it's like watching a davidson game again which is prob accurate

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:06 (ten months ago) link

Dubs scrappin baby

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:09 (ten months ago) link

i watched a bunch of steph college highlights a while ago and the crazy thing was he was almost exclusively a catch and shoot player just running around like reggie miller out there barely ever dribbling, wild

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:09 (ten months ago) link

I think Steph prefers off ball play tbf

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:10 (ten months ago) link

this iteration of the clippers is probably the least inspiring championship contender i've ever seen.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:11 (ten months ago) link

he scored an insane amount of points in college but hes a great ballhandler did they not know this or just not care idk

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:11 (ten months ago) link

this pass is insane

ok left-handed that indeed would be a dime pic.twitter.com/pVi3mPWUwt

— Chris Woboucher (@WorldWideWob) January 9, 2021

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:12 (ten months ago) link

that is a very good pass

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:14 (ten months ago) link

Patrick Williams playing some damn fine D in LBJ

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:20 (ten months ago) link

*on

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:20 (ten months ago) link

That pass live looked like it was gonna fly into the stands can’t believe it landed perfectly in the pocket

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:21 (ten months ago) link

Superstar call for Bron. He dipped shoulder into Williams playing solid D, but call went against Williams. That's the ballgame p much.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:25 (ten months ago) link

Wiggins!!!

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:25 (ten months ago) link

the starter/bench +/- for the w's and clips is telling

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:26 (ten months ago) link

Bron takes dumb shot way behind 3 line and misses badly. Bulls have chance to win it after timeout

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:27 (ten months ago) link

They were down 20!

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:27 (ten months ago) link

I’ll have to check the bulls highlights sounds like a good game

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:28 (ten months ago) link

Lol Lavine responds with a bad shot of his own, rebound goes off 2 Bulls' hands and out of bounds

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:29 (ten months ago) link

these 2 game series are so wacky. it feels like it's a split every single time

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:40 (ten months ago) link

I kinda like it. Feels playoff-ish cos of the adjustments opportunities

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:41 (ten months ago) link

the clippers look great when paul george is playing like a top 10 player in the league, not so much when he's not. doesn't bode well for the playoffs imo

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:42 (ten months ago) link

I kinda like it. Feels playoff-ish cos of the adjustments opportunities

― a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:41 AM (one minute ago)

idk i haven't been a huge fan. the regular season is never gonna feel like the playoffs. i walk away from these splits feeling like neither game really mattered that much

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:44 (ten months ago) link

it's hard to parse what's going on with this style of schedule and no fans in the stands, overall i don't like it.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:47 (ten months ago) link

My objection is with referring to them as "home and home games". It should be "home and away"! You can't change which team you're referring to in the middle of the phrase

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 9 January 2021 05:51 (ten months ago) link

Cuet

The Dubs wanted to make sure Fred Kast made the last shot of the night after his final game in a 58-year career keeping score for the team 💙 pic.twitter.com/1TVzfYwpHa

— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 9, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 06:51 (ten months ago) link

Ugh I'm starting to like this team

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 9 January 2021 07:10 (ten months ago) link

the scrappy underdog warriors!

trans-panda express (m bison), Saturday, 9 January 2021 14:07 (ten months ago) link

Nice article about him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/08/sports/basketball/fred-kast-golden-state-warriors.html

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:57 (ten months ago) link

I realize this is will lead me to a dark place but I legit like Andrew Wiggins on this team. After that one game early where he looked like a JV high school baller he’s looked really good. The offense will come and go and he doesn’t use his athleticism as much as I’d like but I’ve been legit impressed with his defense:

Kawhi Leonard when guarded by Andrew Wiggins this year (2 games)

4 points | 5 turnovers
2-12 FG (16.7%)
0-4 3P

🔒🔒🔒 pic.twitter.com/Gv7yrSRixR

— Antonin (@antonin_org) January 9, 2021



He’s been passing the eye test. Also been pretty clutch in 4th quarters. Gonna eat these words I know BUT it’s not like stats are all inflated or he’s on a hot streak. What I’ve been seeing seems sustainable.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 19:01 (ten months ago) link

Plus he’s the only other starter that can create his own shot.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 19:02 (ten months ago) link

I legit like Andrew Wiggins on this team.

― a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:01 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

this is the joker origin story

lag∞n, Saturday, 9 January 2021 19:10 (ten months ago) link

Lmao

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 19:13 (ten months ago) link

Wiggins is a bad defender. He does not pass the eye test. Here’s a key part of the eye test: how often does he get into a defensive stance?

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 9 January 2021 19:39 (ten months ago) link

Been passing it the last handful of games is all I’m saying. Got pretty low in a few of those possessions in that video

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 19:58 (ten months ago) link

The sixers are seriously playing this game with 6 players? Did Adam Silver decide that the irony is too good?

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 9 January 2021 20:04 (ten months ago) link

Haha

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Saturday, 9 January 2021 20:43 (ten months ago) link

Ever since I whined about him Gary Harris has been great. This is often what happens

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 9 January 2021 21:33 (ten months ago) link

for wiggins passing the eye test and coasting off his no 1 pick pedigree is most of his value

k3vin k., Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:16 (ten months ago) link

75-71 first half between heat and wizards w westbrook & beal out and thomas bryant spraining his ankle 2 mins into the game. this season is basically pick up basketball

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:21 (ten months ago) link

Crazy that Sixers played. What was the difference with the Rockets opener?

Maxey was 18/33 and 3/8 from 3 for 39/7/6.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:21 (ten months ago) link

suns cant stop the sabonis/oladipo pnr

micah, Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:35 (ten months ago) link

this season is basically pick up basketball

― J0rdan S., Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:21 PM (twenty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

yup

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:46 (ten months ago) link

lol i just flipped on the wiz heat game and glanced at the score and time remaining in the quarter and i was like "wow the wizards aren't gonna hit 90 in the game, weird these days" and only jordan's post made me notice it was the third not the fourth

Clay, Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:48 (ten months ago) link

haa

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:51 (ten months ago) link

deni advija is gonna be a pretty useful player it looks like

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:24 (ten months ago) link

thinking back to kevin o connor ranking killian hayes as the no 1 player in the draft

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:25 (ten months ago) link

yeah yikes, gonna take his mock drafts in the future with a grain of salt

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:26 (ten months ago) link

Didn’t he get hurt?

Also lamelo 22-12-11 in a W over atl

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:28 (ten months ago) link

he did get hurt but even when he's played it's been obv that the idea of him as the best player in this class is absurd

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:30 (ten months ago) link

love lamelo lamelo bandwagon baby

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:31 (ten months ago) link

youngest player ever w a trip dub

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:51 (ten months ago) link

and was one assist shy last night

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:52 (ten months ago) link

lamelo averaging 14.5 pts, 7.3 boards, 7.5 assists in january (6 games)

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 02:58 (ten months ago) link

dece numbers for a 19 y/o

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:00 (ten months ago) link

bogdan bogdanovich is getting really banged up for the hawks. hurt his ankle earlier in the year and now has a knee injury. gallo's played 27 mins the whole season, rondo has played 31 minutes, kris dunn has yet to play

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:02 (ten months ago) link

lol damn

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:03 (ten months ago) link

w/ the sixers losing half their roster to covid and the celtics losing tatum for two weeks, literally every team in the east except detroit and boston is going to be either .500, a game above or a game below by this time next week

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:05 (ten months ago) link

i meant detroit and washington**

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:06 (ten months ago) link

brad beal was heavily breathed on by jayson tatum the other night post game and sat out tonight, who knows when he will come back. wiz season might already be over

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:08 (ten months ago) link

he did get hurt but even when he's played it's been obv that the idea of him as the best player in this class is absurd


Ah ok hadn’t kept up with his actual play thought he got hurt like first game or something. Guess we’ll never really know now, that injury seems like a career killer.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:13 (ten months ago) link

from everything i read or heard the concerns ppl had about him coming in -- slow footed, unathletic -- were playing out even in the short time he got on the court

based on the list of players who also suffered the injury it doesn't look like a flat out career ender but given the athleticism questions w/ him to begin w/ it's def stacking the deck against in a deeply concerning way

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:18 (ten months ago) link

thinking back to kevin o connor ranking killian hayes as the no 1 player in the draft

― J0rdan S., Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:25 PM (fifty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

he......doesn't know what he's talking about

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:24 (ten months ago) link

the fact that they have him do a top 50 or whatever is absurd. he is not one of the guys that actually would go to the prep events and watch high school film and scout europe and stuff. he spends most of his time watching, podding, and writing about the nba season. no one can do both jobs.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:26 (ten months ago) link

also he has a show on the ringer and hes not the most appealing to look at person, not just his face but also how he moves it, the way he talks, his grooming and so forth

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:27 (ten months ago) link

draft content shouldnt be that try hard ringer type stuff it should be high school game footage with stock music and bullet points like -needs to work on: shooting off the dribble

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:29 (ten months ago) link

he'd be a fine like team blogger and by all accounts he's a super nice guy but i don't really take him seriously as far as media guys i trust for analysis

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:30 (ten months ago) link

i was hoping to trigger a kevin o connor is over party so thank you guys for obliging

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:32 (ten months ago) link

he is over its official sorry kevin please turn in your podcasting mic by the end of the day

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:33 (ten months ago) link

lol, he's sort of the first "nba analyst" type that is younger enough than me that he starts talking about "how the league has changed" and "the way the game is played now" and i start thinking "are you sure about that, sonny?"

he's mostly okay, just kind of an odd choice to be the face of the ringer's basketball coverage.

circles, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:44 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61uAgCA0Ais

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:56 (ten months ago) link

aside from being the most talented of the brothers lamelo is also easily most handsome ... rough luck for the other two especially liangelo

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:00 (ten months ago) link

they should come up with a way for NBA players to not hideously turn their ankles, just an idea

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:05 (ten months ago) link

i have tiny baby ankles, i wouldn't stand a chance out there

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:10 (ten months ago) link

a friend of mine badly sprained his ankle playing pick up in college and i still remember it sounding like a cinder block had been dropped on the court

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:12 (ten months ago) link

someone should invent super ankles

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:12 (ten months ago) link

one time i was playing tennis with my friend caitlyn who was a college soccer player and had rehabbed a catastrophic knee injury among other things, and naturally i rolled my ankle really good trying to move laterally. it was bad enough that i had to go to the ER but she was incredulous that i had never had a severe sprain before. that's when i learned that i have tiny baby ankles.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:33 (ten months ago) link

no one had ever judged my ankles! i felt very exposed.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:34 (ten months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:46 (ten months ago) link

a couple years ago i mildly sprained both of my ankles in HIGHLY stupid ways (1. helping a very big drunk guy up the stairs to his apartment, he slipped and landed with his entire weight on my right ankle; 2. coming down some stairs trying to protect my just-sprained other ankle i over-corrected and fell down about half the flight). this happened in two days. it was awful and very embarrassing!

Clay, Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:52 (ten months ago) link

jesus man that’s rough

k3vin k., Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:55 (ten months ago) link

Ugh Clay. I think reinjuring it before it heals fucks it up forever. I sprained rt ankle badly landing on a dude's foot in high school gym class, then reinjured it skateboarding when it was like 80% healed. Then when that recovery was 95% I played at janky outdoor court where the concrete ended right at the baseline with a couple inch drop-off to grass. 22 yrs later and it's still lil tender.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 10 January 2021 05:21 (ten months ago) link

Oh but you sprained diff ankles back to back huh

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 10 January 2021 05:22 (ten months ago) link

yeah it hurt like hell for quite awhile but mostly it was comic & pathetic like just being this grown ass middle aged dude waddling around everywhere slow as hell bc both ankles were basically deflated & useless, and they were relatively mild sprains (i had one really severe sprain 15 or so years ago and yeah that still bothers me)

Clay, Sunday, 10 January 2021 05:34 (ten months ago) link

bogdan bogdanovich is getting really banged up for the hawks. hurt his ankle earlier in the year and now has a knee injury. gallo's played 27 mins the whole season, rondo has played 31 minutes, kris dunn has yet to play


This Hawks season went from pretty exciting to train wreck in no time. Charlotte was playing the second of a back to back and the Hawks had been resting for 3 days. Glad I stayed away from the -5.5 line

Heez, Sunday, 10 January 2021 13:20 (ten months ago) link

demar derozan might be an allstar in the west this year

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 10 January 2021 16:40 (ten months ago) link

if he's averaging 21-6-7 and the spurs are in the playoffs, kinda feel like he belongs

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 10 January 2021 16:40 (ten months ago) link

Yah that’s impressive.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:48 (ten months ago) link

instead of the allstar game this year they shd just have an open run

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:59 (ten months ago) link

Tatum, Brown, Thompson, Both Williamses, Ojeleye, Green are out for COVID protocols while Walker and Langford are out with injury.

Active players tonight:
G: Smart, Teague, Pritchard, Edwards, Waters
W: Nesmith
Big: Theis, Fall

— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) January 10, 2021



what is the point of playing this game other than to say you did

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 19:58 (ten months ago) link

yeah its dumb

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 20:51 (ten months ago) link

Nba kinda fumbling it so far this season

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Sunday, 10 January 2021 21:07 (ten months ago) link

Fuck the League making the Sixers play with essentially seven players but Boston and Houston getting postponed.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Sunday, 10 January 2021 22:00 (ten months ago) link

yeah doesnt make a lot of sense

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 22:02 (ten months ago) link

Very dumb. There’s no fans so they should be able to be super flexible

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Sunday, 10 January 2021 22:05 (ten months ago) link

they should pause the season for a month, this isn’t working

Clay, Sunday, 10 January 2021 22:45 (ten months ago) link

they shd go back to the bubble, the bubble was nice

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 22:46 (ten months ago) link

They should let everyone who tests positive for covid ignore the protocols afterwards

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 10 January 2021 23:08 (ten months ago) link

The bubble was so awesome. I bet it would cost like 10M per day with all these teams. I think I saw that it cost the nba 1.5M per day with the og bubble.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Sunday, 10 January 2021 23:38 (ten months ago) link

Fuck the League making the Sixers play with essentially seven players but Boston and Houston getting postponed.

― Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:00 PM (one hour ago)

the celtics game got postponed because avery bradley tested positive and they weren't able to determine before tip off who on the heat counted as a close contact and thus wasn't eligible to play. or else they were going to make the celtics play w/ that scrimmage roster

J0rdan S., Sunday, 10 January 2021 23:43 (ten months ago) link

The top NBA headlines on ESPN right now is not a good look. pic.twitter.com/TNohGFdSax

— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) January 10, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 11 January 2021 00:06 (ten months ago) link

pretty disappointing to see the nba go down the nfl road

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 January 2021 00:14 (ten months ago) link

The Hawks say Bogdan Bogdanovic has been diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his right knee with associated soft tissue inflammation and a bone bruise

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 10, 2021



Also Thomas Bryant torn acl

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 11 January 2021 00:28 (ten months ago) link

the celtics game got postponed because avery bradley tested positive and they weren't able to determine before tip off who on the heat counted as a close contact and thus wasn't eligible to play. or else they were going to make the celtics play w/ that scrimmage roster

RMDE! The Sixers had a positive test plus multiple players quarantined as a result plus Embiid and Simmons out and only qualified for the 8 player minimum because Mike Scott technically was off IR but unavailable. Look at the box score and tell me the Sixers didn't play with a scrimmage roster (1 starter, 1 backup and 3 rookies started - 2 of them on 2-way rookie contracts). Everyone played almost 45 minutes!

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Monday, 11 January 2021 01:16 (ten months ago) link

Thomas Bryant thing really sucks, he’d come so far as a player. ACL tears aren’t the tragedy they used to be tho

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 11 January 2021 05:06 (ten months ago) link

I regret to inform you that the Minnesota Timberwolves have won a basketball game

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 January 2021 05:17 (ten months ago) link

just took my first long look at the conference standings and baby they're weird all right

Clay, Monday, 11 January 2021 05:42 (ten months ago) link

pretty disappointing to see the nba go down the nfl road


and MLB... the idea that the NBA as a league is “better” in a moral sense than the other pro sports leagues is a fallacy

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 January 2021 05:46 (ten months ago) link

Loving the arch on these pat williams shots.

Patrick Williams scored a career-high 17 points against the Clippers, showcasing his scoring versatility, timely passing vision and defensive chops pic.twitter.com/aYj0F2Sy6L

— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) January 11, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 11 January 2021 06:59 (ten months ago) link

he plays like a kawhi clone

micah, Monday, 11 January 2021 09:55 (ten months ago) link

zinger back tonight

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 11 January 2021 18:00 (ten months ago) link

no game though

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 11 January 2021 18:02 (ten months ago) link

The NBA's general managers have a conference call set today to discuss these issues with league today too, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/RtAvacSLmO

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 11, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 11 January 2021 18:02 (ten months ago) link

no game though

― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, January 11, 2021 11:02 AM (seven seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

oh wow postponed

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 11 January 2021 18:03 (ten months ago) link

zinger is gonna get knee covid

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 January 2021 18:06 (ten months ago) link

want to give him the benefit of the doubt... but what's going on here

The Nets say Kyrie Irving is out again tomorrow.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 11, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 11 January 2021 23:53 (ten months ago) link

caris has been in his ear

Caris LeVert in the 3 games both Kyrie and KD didn’t play this season

31.0 PPG
5.3 RPG
9.0 APG
2.3 SPG
47% FG
39% 3P pic.twitter.com/UzU8IhSC9e

— Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) January 9, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:07 (ten months ago) link

Lol I wouldn’t be surprised. Gotta think there are some mixed emotions having prima donna superstars descend on your team. And with Kyrie’s just asking questions mindset I’d personally find it tempting to mess with him

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:11 (ten months ago) link

suns losing by 26 to the wiz at halftime this season is wild as hell

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 01:11 (ten months ago) link

i solemnly attest that i just saw dwight howard make a 3-pointer live and on television in a real nba game

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 02:42 (ten months ago) link

He's made a couple this year so far.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 02:47 (ten months ago) link

Gordon Hayward is having an awesome season

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 02:54 (ten months ago) link

back to the halcyon days of the '16-'17 jazz

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 03:14 (ten months ago) link

happy for gordon i always knew he was good, also happy hes not on the celtics anymore

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 03:25 (ten months ago) link

kyrie is really securing his place in the "troubled superstar" category here. just talk about it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 03:30 (ten months ago) link

Kyrie pretty clearly needs help

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 04:21 (ten months ago) link

raptors & blazers was maybe the first bit of entertaining endgame i've seen so far this year

Clay, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 05:51 (ten months ago) link

CJ is cooking this season.

raptors now are tied with detroit for the worst record in the league 2-8

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 06:31 (ten months ago) link

cj 2nd in war per KP and that was before tonight

Updated WARP leaderboard: pic.twitter.com/Aa3ZMUKmbj

— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) January 11, 2021

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 06:37 (ten months ago) link

bucks fans... pretend malcolm brogdon's name isn't on this list

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 06:38 (ten months ago) link

cj making a leap this year was not at all in my expectations

Clay, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:22 (ten months ago) link

shoulda know this fucking asshole

Sources with @Malika_Andrews: As the NBA is expected to begin examining online videos circulating of a maskless Kyrie Irving at a family birthday party, there’s no belief that he will return to the Brooklyn Nets lineup this week.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 12, 2021

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:09 (ten months ago) link

i had money on him at least making it through to the all-star break, jeez

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:20 (ten months ago) link

oops

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:21 (ten months ago) link

hey maybe that's an indigenous thing too

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:44 (ten months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:45 (ten months ago) link

lol!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:57 (ten months ago) link

if only he weren't so outrageously talented, it would be a lot easier to just go with "lol kyrie" but it's a bummer that he can't find at least enough balance in his life to not so regularly impact his playing career... it's not like he doesn't seem to be a guy with his heart mostly in the right place!

Kyrie Irving donated 1.5 million to WNBA players who opted out of the bubble this year, 323K to Feeding America, and partnered with an NYC charity to provide 250K meals. Maybe let’s not have a referendum on his character because he doesn’t want to talk to beat writers.

— Sean Keane (@seankeane) December 5, 2020

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:24 (ten months ago) link

philanthropy as always doesnt say much about a very rich person

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:30 (ten months ago) link

neither does playing hooky from work

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:33 (ten months ago) link

yeah i dont have much enthusiasm for caring about the character of celebrities either way tbh

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:35 (ten months ago) link

i mean kyrie is a team cancer obvs, but inability to fit in in the nba doesnt mean youre a bad person

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:38 (ten months ago) link

i think it’s funny that the nets season is already collapsing but aside from that i find it hard to care too much about kyrie skipping out on shitty useless pandemic basketball

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:42 (ten months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:43 (ten months ago) link

powerful insight, thanks

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:45 (ten months ago) link

i'd probably be annoyed if i was a nets fan but yeah

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:48 (ten months ago) link

the good thing is the nets dont have any fans

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:49 (ten months ago) link

and what’s your searing insight on this situation forks?

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:49 (ten months ago) link

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vXAGKXWGXWw/hqdefault.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:03 (ten months ago) link

i just want to know what KD is thinking... and Nash.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:19 (ten months ago) link

Remember when people thought the hornets signing Hayward was a huge blunder

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:27 (ten months ago) link

Kyrie is a coach killer, an absolute flake and that’s just how it is. You can’t be a top 10 player doing that and it’s hard to win a title doing it either. But sports is mostly art; enjoy the cool things he does on court.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:29 (ten months ago) link

love the craft

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:30 (ten months ago) link

Remember when people thought the hornets signing Hayward was a huge blunder


we’re 11 games into the season

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:30 (ten months ago) link

into the contract!

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:31 (ten months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:43 (ten months ago) link

Hayward was awesome last season, continues to be awesome. Seems like a good thing for the Hornets.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:44 (ten months ago) link

the big downside risk for the hornets is hayward is injury prone, other than that hes good player paid like a great one which for this hornets team thats prob not going to need him to generate quality looks in big playoff games is fine

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:49 (ten months ago) link

i don't think anyone ever questioned the quality of his play. it is a question of whether a. he can stay healthy b. it's worth it for the hornets to get a 7-10 seed, lose in the first round of the playoffs a few times and end up w/ a bunch of non lottery picks to build their future around lonzo

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:50 (ten months ago) link

yeah being bad this year prob wouldve been a better plan

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:52 (ten months ago) link

i mean kyrie is a team cancer obvs, but inability to fit in in the nba doesnt mean youre a bad person

― lag∞n, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:38 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:52 (ten months ago) link

it's not that the other side of the hayward argument -- that making the playoffs a few times and having a very competent professional player like hayward around their young players -- is completely unfathomable or anything... but not sure we can call it either way after 11 games

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:53 (ten months ago) link

yeah being bad this year prob wouldve been a better plan

― lag∞n, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:52 PM (one minute ago)

and yeah honestly w/ the way this draft is shaping up they prob should've bottomed out again in a season w/ no fans to begin w/ and gotten one of these studs in the top 5

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:53 (ten months ago) link

The Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic game on Wednesday is expected to be postponed, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 12, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:57 (ten months ago) link

also i'd be remiss to not point out that so far this season...

PER

gordon hayward - 19.50
nic batum - 16.90

win shares

gordon hayawrd - 1.2
nic batum - 1.2

538 war

gordon hayward - 0.7
nic batum - 1.6

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:58 (ten months ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:58 (ten months ago) link

I know it sucks that Hayward’s wife is fash and all but he’s as good as ever

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:22 (ten months ago) link

Sources: NBA and NBPA working through a minimum two-week window of protocol tightening that includes:
*No hugging or interaction of rival players on court pre and post-game.
*Reducing social interactions during games, including tapping hands during free throws.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 12, 2021

guys they are finally trying my idea of banning handshakes

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:33 (ten months ago) link

glad that they're focusing on the really impactful stuff

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:38 (ten months ago) link

they should probably either do the bubble or suspend the season but selfishly I wanna see how the handshake thing looks, maybe it’ll stick

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:45 (ten months ago) link

So apparently the nuggets this season are the 2nd best team with Jokic on the floor and one of the worst teams in NBA history with him off the floor

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:47 (ten months ago) link

yeah you don’t need stats to tell you that lol

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:52 (ten months ago) link

the bench is an absolute mess. definitely need to make a trade or two assuming this season continues

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:53 (ten months ago) link

So do you guys think the Warriors are figuring it out, or just fluked their way into a few wins?

DJI, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:57 (ten months ago) link

i think steph curry will sometimes score a lot of points and they will win

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:00 (ten months ago) link

that they're 6-4 despite curry running decently below his career numbers is a good sign i guess

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:03 (ten months ago) link

you can tell how hard it is for the warriors to beat really good teams -- the clippers were steamrolling them until steph went supernova -- but against like half the teams in the league they will have easily the best player on the floor every night and that should at least take them into the playoffs imo

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:06 (ten months ago) link

If Oubre somehow gets his shot back, it would help!

DJI, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:07 (ten months ago) link

They’re figuring some things out for sure but they aren’t an upper tier team atm. The defense looks pretty sound in the starting unit. Good sign that They won the last game where curry was 2/16 fg.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:10 (ten months ago) link

I’ve always maintained that a healthy curry and draymond is enough to compete on any night

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:11 (ten months ago) link

the first 10 games have to be taken with a massive grain of salt but somewhere in the mix for the 7-10 seeds is probably reasonable.

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:12 (ten months ago) link

could see them getting bonked to 9th if the rockets get their shit together and all of last years offs teams repeat other than OKC -> PHX

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:16 (ten months ago) link

I’m not trusting anyone in the west outside of the LA teams at the moment

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:17 (ten months ago) link

The suns started 7-4 last season too. They are better for sure but it’s the suns... so we need to see more.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:18 (ten months ago) link

Wiggins has been pretty solid since I spoke ill of him. Starting to hear some "is he the third best player on the team" talk.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:30 (ten months ago) link

well... who else would it be

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:30 (ten months ago) link

i could see the argument for just leaving that spot empty and going right to fourth best player...

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:31 (ten months ago) link

1st team all defense baby

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:31 (ten months ago) link

oubre surely will make a couple shots at some point right... RIGHT?

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:32 (ten months ago) link

when would be a good time for us to revisit the conversation from the offseason about whether kelly oubre was too much to give up for chris paul

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:37 (ten months ago) link

well... who else would it be

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:30 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

damion lee?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:40 (ten months ago) link

guys they are finally trying my idea of banning handshakes

― k3vin k., Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:33 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

forgot to say congrats to kev for this big moment in ilh history. every time i see players hi5 after a shot i think of this idea so it will be awesome to see it play out in games. how many will reach for hands out of muscle memory? Are the refs authorized to give techs if they do it?

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:00 (ten months ago) link

we'll see if things get bad enough that the league is forced to roll out my related idea "the lane is lava"

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:03 (ten months ago) link

lol

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:04 (ten months ago) link

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/nba-player-ratings/

tiny sample size but jokic lapping the field, especially in on-off RAPTOR

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:11 (ten months ago) link

many xps and whatevs but:
"and what’s your searing insight on this situation forks?"
i already made it, yours was "don't care" so it shouldn't shock you if i shrug back

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:35 (ten months ago) link

it's kind of funny that in a game where guys end up rubbing their full bodies against each other in a scrum under the basket and face up against one another while breathing heavily, the NBA thinks that the danger of COVID is in players dapping each other up

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:38 (ten months ago) link

kinda weird to see collins on there xxp.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:41 (ten months ago) link

Nwaba must be really good on defense to make that list

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:13 (ten months ago) link

confidence inspiring

Nets coach Steve Nash was asked if he's confident Kyrie Irving will be back this year. He replied, "sure."

— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) January 12, 2021

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:00 (ten months ago) link

lol, welcome back steve

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:09 (ten months ago) link

haaa

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:18 (ten months ago) link

i wanna be like “this isn’t what steve nash signed up for” but actually it’s exactly what he signed up for

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:27 (ten months ago) link

Gary Harris out tonight so Mike Malone is starting... Bol Bol

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:10 (ten months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Erkm7PLXMAUo1Gx?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:33 (ten months ago) link

russ hasnt done that?

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:36 (ten months ago) link

yeah one would think

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:37 (ten months ago) link

russ has a lot of games where he goes like 3 for 16 and ends up with 12 points would be my thinking

Clay, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:41 (ten months ago) link

13-2-5-1-3 first quarter for Jokic there

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 01:07 (ten months ago) link

respect once more for the Big O

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 01:10 (ten months ago) link

Respect for Nikola too! Playing out of his mind right now.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 01:19 (ten months ago) link

Turning into a KD/Jokic duel

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 01:59 (ten months ago) link

already 4x5 19-6-9-5-1

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:08 (ten months ago) link

kd is goin off

Clay, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:09 (ten months ago) link

This feels like a bubble game. Barclay’s is really dark like the bubble was...

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:25 (ten months ago) link

really enjoying the very ragged end of phi/miami. overtime and the sixers are down to six available guys.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:40 (ten months ago) link

kd has murdered the nuggets rip

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:43 (ten months ago) link

well the nuggets are bad in the 4th quarter now which is cool

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:44 (ten months ago) link

kyrie contains multitudes

Want to know what Kyrie Irving is doing while the Nets are down double digits to the Denver Nuggets?

Irving is part of a Zoom program launch for @TahanieNYC candidacy for district attorney. https://t.co/0BDGRNCSOM

— Christopher Lavinio (@ChrisLavinio) January 13, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:50 (ten months ago) link

lol "kai irving"

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:08 (ten months ago) link

Really sucks that the nuggets were missing Harris tonight right when he was finding his groove

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:10 (ten months ago) link

maybe kyrie just needs to take a gap year or a sabbatical or something. i'm sure it can be arranged.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:10 (ten months ago) link

is kyrie doing that thing where a dude goes off to college and starts going by a different version of his name, but instead of college he's chillin

Clay, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:12 (ten months ago) link

ben simmons somehow managed to put up 5 points on 2-2 shooting in 32 mins vs the heat’s 8 man roster tonight lmao

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:13 (ten months ago) link

and he fouled out!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:16 (ten months ago) link

Simmons is a strange player. I don’t really like watching him play.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:23 (ten months ago) link

James Harden: "I love this city. I've literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. I don't think it can be fixed. Thanks."

He left the podium.

— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) January 13, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:23 (ten months ago) link

Simmons is not an every day kind of player, we knew that in college

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:24 (ten months ago) link

Joel Embiid tonight:

45 points
16 rebounds
4 assists
5 steals
1 block
16-23 FG
11-11 FT

He hit clutch shot after clutch shot all night long. I’ve watched every game he’s ever played. I unequivocally believe that was the single best performance of his career.

— Adam Aaronson (@SixersAdam) January 13, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:26 (ten months ago) link

that's a stat line, wowser

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:40 (ten months ago) link

the heat’s only big men tonight were precious achiuwa, kelly olynyk and chris silva so if it was unequivocally the best game embiid’s ever played that might not be as flattering as that guy thinks.....

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:54 (ten months ago) link

How did Ben Simmons only shoot twice lol

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 05:11 (ten months ago) link

it’s fuckin insane

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 05:17 (ten months ago) link

Draymond shut down the 3-on-1 🔒 pic.twitter.com/v6WiKJF1gp

— ESPN (@espn) January 13, 2021

DJI, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 05:18 (ten months ago) link

wake up every day and play the knicks again

my proposed NBA regional hub idea
5 hubs x 6 teams

Los Angeles hub (LAL, LAC, PHX, GSW, SAC, PDX)
Dallas hub (DAL, HOU, SAS, OKC, UTA, DEN, NOP)
Orlando hub (ORL, MIA, ATL, CHA, NOP, MEM)
Indiana hub (IND, MIL, CHI, MIN, CLE, DET)
New York hub (NYK, BRK, BOS, PHI, WAS, TOR) pic.twitter.com/35ZMFKJwF0

— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) January 13, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 15:37 (ten months ago) link

seems like the nets are willing to trade kyrie now weird

According to @getnickwright, this is what the Nets are willing to offer for James Harden:

• Anyone Houston wants not named Kevin Durant
• Three first round picks and pick swaps pic.twitter.com/aaKErYKjh2

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 13, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 15:46 (ten months ago) link

hmm i wonder why

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 15:53 (ten months ago) link

lol at the nets redoing the pierce-garnett trade tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:02 (ten months ago) link

I’m not sure I like the nets doing this but maybe they think the Kyrie thing is unsalvageable

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:24 (ten months ago) link

Nets role players are just so good

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:25 (ten months ago) link

why would the rockets want kyrie

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:40 (ten months ago) link

they prob dont lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:41 (ten months ago) link

source is nick wright? lol

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:46 (ten months ago) link

Stephen A (I know) says Harden now wants to come to Philly.

As much as I like Simmons (more than most), I think I'm ready to give him up for Harden, at least straight up, and perhaps with a couple of other reasonable picks/pieces (not Milton).

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:58 (ten months ago) link

It would be pure Philly though for Simmons to go to Houston, develop a jump shot, and become a top 5 player in the league.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:59 (ten months ago) link

its makes sense for both teams imho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:59 (ten months ago) link

does embiid want to play with harden tho is the thing

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:00 (ten months ago) link

he should

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:01 (ten months ago) link

I don't know that Embiid wants to play with Simmons!

I think Embiid would love the amount of space he got down low because Harden is doing epic shit on the perimeter. The team might be unwatchable with the two of them, though, just an endless parade to the foul line.

It would be pure Philly though for Simmons to go to Houston, develop a jump shot, and become a top 5 player in the league.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:02 (ten months ago) link

simmons can become a top 5 (ish) player in the league just by...... playing center

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:04 (ten months ago) link

philly wld be very compelling w harden-embiid the all flawed talent team tune in to see if they can finally get their shit together

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:08 (ten months ago) link

the only thing stopping them from running pick n roll every play is they wld both be gassed by the 3rd quarter

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:09 (ten months ago) link

but seriously folks im not sure how you would even start to defend that

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:11 (ten months ago) link

does fertita still have a ban on harden going to philly or has that gone out of the window

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:12 (ten months ago) link

my understanding is theyve been talking trade for a while

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:15 (ten months ago) link

I would trade harden for Dinwiddie, Harris, levert and 3 firsts

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:57 (ten months ago) link

+ 3 swaps

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:57 (ten months ago) link

it seems like if the rockets wanted the levert package the deal would already be done

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:17 (ten months ago) link

The Rockets are sifting through finalists — Nets and 76ers — for a James Harden deal that could culminate quickly, with Brooklyn preparing an offer of all its future first-round picks and pick swaps, per sources.

Story on @TheAthletic with @sam_amick: https://t.co/tTYIRVG8Xg

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:55 (ten months ago) link

If this ends in James dyeing his beard Gritty orange then all is forgiven.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:07 (ten months ago) link

KD and kyrie can become free agents after next season

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:08 (ten months ago) link

ok he’s definitely getting traded

Rockets coach Stephen Silas said James Harden was not at practice today. "We felt that it was best for the group and best for James not to come to practice."

— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 13, 2021

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:09 (ten months ago) link

trades trades trades

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:10 (ten months ago) link

The Rockets are planning to keep Harden away until a trade is done --- with front office weighing best final offers from Brooklyn and Philadelphia, sources tell @ramonashelburne and me. Process is moving quickly now. https://t.co/YDZkAKcG5d

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:14 (ten months ago) link

wonder if they're leaking this to get other team's best offers in...

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:22 (ten months ago) link

The Rockets are pursuing a trade package from the 76ers that would be headlined by Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxey, league sources say

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 13, 2021

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:23 (ten months ago) link

ben should've shot more than 2 times last night

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:27 (ten months ago) link

that would be a home run trade for the rockets

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:27 (ten months ago) link

hadnt considering tucker going over too but makes sense

Houston is increasingly determined to complete a James Harden trade as soon as today, league sources say, and has chased the promising Maxey in addition to Simmons

Philly is known to covet Houston's PJ Tucker in addition to Harden while the Nets have also remained in pursuit

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 13, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:30 (ten months ago) link

I don't really know Tucker that well. Form looking at his stats (advanced and otherwise), he seems like a non-entity the last two years. Why would the Sixers want him?

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:45 (ten months ago) link

I like Maxey so far. I don't want to give up Simmons, him, and a bunch of picks.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:46 (ten months ago) link

tucker is gritty and also scrappy and particularly solid

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:51 (ten months ago) link

He might be one year past it tho, hard to tell because Houston is so weird rn

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:51 (ten months ago) link

I like Maxey so far. I don't want to give up Simmons, him, and a bunch of picks.

― Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:46 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

wld think its not going to be a bunch of picks, mb a 1st and a 2nd?

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:52 (ten months ago) link

Thanks, I had a feeling it had to be something like that, because he doesn't do a thing on offense. I guess that would make up (a little) for losing Ben.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:53 (ten months ago) link

uh oh lol

DeMarcus Cousins on James Harden's comments about Houston's roster last night: "The disrespect started way before any interview."

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 13, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:53 (ten months ago) link

wall and simmons together doesnt make sense and walls contract is immovable

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:04 (ten months ago) link

the rockets were gonna jump harden if he came to practice today

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:15 (ten months ago) link

i could see that lmao

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:19 (ten months ago) link

lol this source seems completely bad but i want this to be true:

🚨Update on Kyrie situation.🚨

I’m told he’s been “furious” at the organization for some time for not giving him more input on the head coach hiring.

He was not in favor of Steve Nash.

Also, his relationship with Kevin Durant has been described as “very distant” recently. https://t.co/MS4yvW4x2J

— Tommy Dee (@ThomasCDee) January 13, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:19 (ten months ago) link

this was the most obvious turn of events imaginable

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:21 (ten months ago) link

tucker is a great intangibles guy

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:22 (ten months ago) link

i think tucker is mostly past his prime but hes still very useful and a great teammate plug-n-play guy. he'd be helpful in the playoffs.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:23 (ten months ago) link

Demarcus Cousins: "Other 14 the guys in the locker room have done nothing to him. For us to be on the receiving end of disrespectful comments and antics...it's unfair to the rest of the guys in the locker room.

— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) January 13, 2021


boogie otm in his comments today

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:24 (ten months ago) link

tucker can guard 4/5 and play w/ another big bcuz he can shoot threes well, pretty much the exact sort of player every team needs in the playoffs

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:25 (ten months ago) link

notorious sneakerhead too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7VKr9TT-kA

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:31 (ten months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/aSrcer8bNh

— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) January 13, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:32 (ten months ago) link

hahahahaha at both the harden and kyrie news, fucking entitled babies lmao

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:33 (ten months ago) link

incredible video

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:33 (ten months ago) link

wow at that twitter video with harden actively throwing the ball away, dude is literally costing himself millions of dollars with his petulance.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:35 (ten months ago) link

Was playing in GS really so bad, KD?

DJI, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:37 (ten months ago) link

nah, maybe if there were no such thing as max contracts but he'll still get his max

xp

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:39 (ten months ago) link

I support these guys honestly, love to be in my twenties

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:39 (ten months ago) link

(harden is 31)

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:47 (ten months ago) link

harden is basically doing the player version of the sam hinkie process. just like the state of the league incentivized tanking, it also incentivizes star players forcing their way off teams... harden (like hinkie) is just dropping the pretense of doing anything else than the thing he's incentivized to do

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:53 (ten months ago) link

strong parallels with his on-court playing style too

ciderpress, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:55 (ten months ago) link

yeah that he came into his own as a player (for better or worse) under morey is prob not a coincidence lol

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:57 (ten months ago) link

HARDEN TO NETS CONFIRMED

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:11 (ten months ago) link

yes all the good players please go to the east they could use a couple of them anyway thx

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:13 (ten months ago) link

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1349464454333870082?s=20

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:13 (ten months ago) link

Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round picks – including Cavs’ 2022 first via Bucks -- and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs. https://t.co/qM0ZDH4dH3

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2021

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:14 (ten months ago) link

wow no dinwiddie huh

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:15 (ten months ago) link

maybe if there were no such thing as max contracts but he'll still get his max

sure but long term ramifications, endorsements and things of that nature. just dopey.

anyway welcome james harden to park slope, now this is gonna be fun

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:15 (ten months ago) link

tbh the only take i wanna hear is how kd feels about it

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:16 (ten months ago) link

we did it!

got the three biggest superstar moody mopes in the league on the same team.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:16 (ten months ago) link

i mean if you had told me three years ago that the nets would be able to start kyrie, durant and harden i would've said "why are you wearing a surgical mask"

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:17 (ten months ago) link

Updated trade summary:

Nets get - James Harden
Rockets get - Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, 4 1st round picks, 4 draft swaps
Cavs get - Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince

— FantasyLabs NBA (@FantasyLabsNBA) January 13, 2021

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:18 (ten months ago)