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It would be interesting to have an expert here (or elsewhere) do a list of "NBA Basketball IQ Rankings." Top 10, 100, 307, whatever. Would also be interesting to see what we non-experts think. It's hard to argue with Draymond being in the top ten. Iguodala might also be there. Steph -- I'm not sure. His other talents are so distracting, and he does make the bonehead style play too often. Around the league: Kyle "Slow-Mo" Anderson always seems to be doing right things. Mike Conley, CP3, Rubio ... I guess point guards makes sense. LeBron? Have only given this 5 minutes thought so would be curious to see what others think. PS I'm super ready to help out with a "Bottom 10 BBIQ in the League" list.

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Jumping the gun a little, but looking at the Rockets schedule, they got the opposite of what the Warriors did. Even if some of the teams are under performing, Celtics, Mavericks, Jazz, Lakers (twice!), Suns, Nuggets with the last 4 of those games on the road is a brutal way to start the season. They may well be better than their record shows.

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Is Daniel getting stick for writing for GSOM? I'm pleased someone is paying him to write more, that I can read for free (because I'm too poor to pay myself)!

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Always fun to read through the past week's comments. I always think I've seen them all - but usually there are a couple that I've missed.

Just reading an NBC Sports article on the "Phenomenal" 2nd unit that had a few things that surprised me. Currently, Igoudala [2nd], Bjelica [3rd] and Porter [9th] are in the Top 10 for defensive rating and Bjelica is 1st in Net rating. Very early - but great to see.

Article: https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/warriors/phenomenal-warriors-second-unit-continues-impress-steve-kerr

NBA Advanced Stats: https://www.nba.com/stats/players/advanced-leaders/

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Eric Apricot, I think your long time readers from the other site know about you and your background and passion for this work. I am asking you to share you bb bio with us. I have found your videos and commentary helpful, insightful and kind. I like that tone, and that combination.

Please post about yourself sometime soon.

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