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I rarely find TK's takes meaningful but this pretty much matches my thoughts including " I’m not arguing against all three of those guys.".

From TK's mailbag article on The Athletic:

Q: Should Kerr’s unwillingness to invest minutes in young guys’ development be considered a fatal flaw in his coaching philosophy? — Terry C.

A: I’ll nod to the Kerr/Draymond conversation again and repeat something I’ve been saying for a while: It’s not just Kerr who can be wary of giving away minutes to error-prone young players. Draymond and Curry (with occasional chime-ins by Klay and Andre Iguodala) aren’t shy about offering their opinions on the roster and the rotations. Why wouldn’t they speak their opinions? And why wouldn’t Kerr listen?

Kerr has a way he wants guys to play, no doubt. He can be demanding of young players. It’s not always easy playing with Curry and Draymond. But one Warriors player emphasized this to me early this season while James Wiseman was struggling badly: Earning minutes is how this has to work on a team filled with so many great veterans. You can’t just give guys scholarships here. And it’s not like any of the young players who couldn’t make it with the Warriors have really flourished anywhere else.

I think Kerr could’ve played Kuminga more this season, for sure. But Kerr’s belief is that giving Kuminga prime minutes while he was still making mistakes would’ve just made things worse for the Warriors and Kuminga. And Curry and Draymond agree that young players have to earn their minutes. Fact: I’m not arguing against all three of those guys.

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Kerr also backed off Dante. The obvious answer is Kerr is locked into his own system. It's worked in the past but the past is neither the present or the future. Because there are always variables, it is more on him if the core is on or off as it doesn't really allow for anything new to develop. It's the same ol', same ol' and it is boring me, personally. But I don't think any of the young guns would have made a difference in the outcome this year if they got more PT. The team had problems from the starting gate.

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From NBA.com

Jokic has 3 career games with 30 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in the playoffs. The rest of NBA history has 2 such games combined in the playoffs.

What in the actual $%?!

The other 2 people you may ask?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1970) and Wilt Chamberlain (1967).

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Remember back in 2015 when many of us were hoping to draft RJ Hunter as the next great backcourt shooter but instead those pesky celtics ended up taking him 2 picks ahead and we had to settle for Looney?

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Anybody watching Moses Moody on the ABC postgame show? This guy does not sound like a 20 year old at all.

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He has receding hair line to go with it, right?

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21?

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because he turned 21 last week! I forgot. Damn. I keep on thinking he's still 19.

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Still five years younger than Chris Duarte, tho

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That age differential, coupled with Moody's playoff improvement under the system of development as it has been applied, is why the "young players didn't get enough playing time" arguments ring hollow. These guys are REALLY young. Expecting a 20 year-old to get 30 minutes a game in the NBA is just not very realistic unless he's on an extremely bad team or is a complete outlier, which frankly none of the young GS players are. Kobe Bryant played only 26 minutes a game his second season. Waiting for an extra season to give those kinds of minutes to guys who aren't Kobe Bryant and aren't old enough to rent a car seems more than reasonable to me

I predict that Moody over Duarte will turn out to be one of the more fortunate draft outcomes for GS in recent years. By the time Moody is 25, nobody is going to be wishing GS had gotten Duarte. I'm looking forward to watching a significant year-three jump for Moody in what has been Divencenzo's rotation spot.

To me, Moody is nearly as good a rebounder, an equivalent now and soon to be better one-on-one defender, and will be a more consistent and dynamic scorer. Since he got his standing-around non-movement problems fixed, where he feels significantly weaker than DV right now is handle and passing. Even with his improved play in the playoffs, you could tell he was not really comfortable with the ball in his hands against top competition. I'm hoping he's spending the summer doing eight hours a day of Curry ball-handling drills. And given his general attitude, I expect he is doing just that.

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Fun game, insane performances from Jokic and Murray.

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First time two teammates with 30 pont triple double in any NBA game

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Way to go, Denver. More than solid win.

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Nuggets beat the Heat 109-94 and are up 2-1 in the series.

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This read like a Magic Johnson tweet

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A total choke by Miami. No way they win this series.

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Murray almost with a 30-pt triple-double, too.

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You can remove almost?

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Badshot Bam

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Jun 8, 2023·edited Jun 8, 2023

Jokic: 32-20-10

Teammate grade: B+

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Jun 8, 2023·edited Jun 8, 2023

This would be an A+ game on 2k for sure

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Nah, he had one bad defensive possession (or did they fix that? haven't played for years).

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When you score a historic triple double with 20 rebounds and 10 assists, I’d say that more than makes up for a bad possession 😉

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Ha! "We used to have 2 announcers"

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Bam with a relatively quiet 19-15.

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Who the heck is this Braun? He's surely playing well for a rookie in the finals at that!

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Some of us were hoping we would pick him up in last year's draft. Didn't fall to us though.

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If he were a Warrior, would he see the playoffs?

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Jun 8, 2023·edited Jun 8, 2023

He was good on the Kansas title team last year (helped lead the comeback in the final).

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I don't normally watch Denver in the regular season. I looked up Braun. He's a rookie but with three years of college basketball and an NCAA championship to boot. I'm a firm believer in guys spending more than one year in college playing ball.

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And have some tourney experience.

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I was thinking how much it shows, but I figure they risk injury and many go the money on the table. Great to see a 3 year Kansas kid ahine

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He's looking good right now (don't watch too many Denver games, either). He might have dropped a bit due to T-Rex arms.

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Braun destroying Miami...

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