Whip or maybe whup, but not whoop. OK, now I'll go read the rest of it :-)

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Jordan Poole now at 25.0 pts per 36 minutes on .647 true shooting on the season.

Still a small sample (256 minutes) but not so small as to be completely without meaning —particularly when the numbers are buttressed by similar numbers in his two G-league stints (24.7 pts on .638 ts) and in the last month of his rookie season (19.2 pts on .645 ts).

You could give a thousand 250-minute samples to Brad Wanamaker (or Jacob Evans, or Nedovic, etc.) and not get one instance of anything close to 25 points per 36 on .647 true shooting. Poole’s numbers could come down a fair bit (and I suspect they will) and still be great.

Whatever level JP3 maxes out at in the future, I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that on the current Warriors depth chart he has passed not just Wanamaker and Mulder but also probably DLee and Bazemore. And not just cos he’s 5-10 years younger than those guys and needs development, but also cos he’s as at least as likely as those guys to play really well and help the team win. Not bad for a 21 year-old...

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Mar 18, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Well, it's nice to come away with a win, but this one didn't feel as good as it probably should've. Seems likely Steph will miss the Memphis b2b now, and against a team as horribly beat up as Houston it was kind of worrisome that the Warriors couldn't really close them out earlier in the 4th.

Poole and Mannion looked better on defense than last game, but it's hard to tell how much of that is just the level of the opposition.

I like all the minutes with Lee and JTA along with Nico and Jordan. Kind of feels like the overall defense and rebounding is more dependable with them in there.

Draymond had one of the quietest triple doubles I think I've ever seen. Like, he just showed up, made a few plays in transition, and suddenly he was already there? Definitely a part of how they built that huge lead though. Looney was too.

Slash bros looking solid, not phenomenal, but no complaints with either of them.

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Dear Warriors coaching staff,

Please try inserting Poole into the starting lineup if Steph is out and keep Mannion on the bench unit. Poole can take advantage of Looney and Green’s skills while Mannion can keep the new found flow going with the second unit. There’s no need to risk a Wannamaker injury at this point.

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Hard to tell with the level of competition, but Poole and Looney look like a good combination.

Are we ready for another dose of Wannamaker?

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Celtics lost to the Cavaliers today and are now 20-20 this season so far.


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Mar 18, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Nico now up to 40.0% from 3 for the season, Poole up to 39.5%. Also got 4 assists, 0 turnovers from Nico tonight. Anyone else think both of the young guards looked pretty good, both aggressive and smart on defense? Wonder if they'll be able to start to show that against better offenses.

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Steve Kerr on Steph Curry: "No idea if he'll play in Memphis. But he seems to feel like he'll be fine in the next week or so. We'll see. Don't take that to mean he's out a week. He could be back practicing tomorrow, for all I know." Update tomorrow.


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Over his last six games, Jordan Poole is averaging 18.5 points on 53.5 percent from the field (38-of-71 FG) and 46.5 percent from three (20-of-43 3FG).

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So this is a Goofus'-ass-free zone, correct?

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Easiest game of the season.

Let's just pretend that Christian Wood didn't do you know what to you know who at the end there.

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Mar 18, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Notable stats:


Green: (+17)

16 points 7/8 FGs 1/2 three pointers 1/1 FT

12 rebounds (1 off.) 10 assists 4 turnovers 1 block

Poole: (+19)

23 points 8/16 FGs 6/11 three pointers 1/1 FT

1 rebound 2 assists 2 steals

Oubre: (+10)

18 points 8/16 FGs 1/6 three pointers 2/4 FTs

4 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal

Wiggins: (+8)

17 points 6/14 FGs 3/6 three pointers 2/2 FTs

6 rebounds (1 off.) 1 assist 1 steal

Curry: (+10)

18 points 7/18 FGs 2/11 three pointers 2/2 FTs

5 rebounds 8 assists 2 turnovers 1 steal


Wood: (-6)

21 points 8/12 FGs 0/1 three pointer 5/11 FTs

9 rebounds 2 assists 3 turnovers 1 block

Porter Jr.: (-10)

25 points 9/18 FGs 3/9 three pointers 4/8 FTs

4 rebounds 7 assists 5 turnovers 3 steals

Martin Jr.: (-10)

13 points 5/7 FGs 1/1 three pointer 2/2 FTs

9 rebounds (3 off.) 3 turnovers

House Jr.: (-15)

11 points 4/8 FGs 2/2 three pointers 1/5 FTs

3 rebounds 1 assist 1 turnover

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Mar 18, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Final stats:


45.6% shooting (41/90 FGs)

16/45 three pointers

10/12 FTs

48 rebounds (6 off.)

32 assists

13 turnovers

7 steals

4 blocks


41.3% shooting (33/80 FGs)

7/27 three pointers

21/40 FTs

48 rebounds (8 off.)

19 assists

16 turnovers

7 steals

3 blocks

Points in paint:

Warriors: 46

Rockets: 44

Fastbreak points:

Warriors: 18

Rockets: 8

Points off turnovers:

Warriors: 13

Rockets: 13

Bench points:

Warriors: 31

Rockets: 31


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Sooo... is this when we find a way to get Jeremy Lin onto the roster with Steph likely to be out for at least 5-7 games??

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Glad the bench played well, because the starters looked pretty horrible from the end of the second quarter onward. Felt a lot like the classic desecration, angering, and wrath of the basketball gods, with the endless fouls and Steph taking a very unusual fall.

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The Warriors say James Wiseman and Eric Paschall will miss seven days as part of the league's health and safety protocol.

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