The old friends, fresh enemies, lost loves and other pettiness
Don't need Sominex tonight. That game did just fine.
Lakers up 2-1 in the series.
Lebron seem to have lost 5-6 inches on his vertical since his prime but still has elite leaping ability.
Grizzlies are better without Brooks and are also more likeable without him.
how does embiid stay in a game after kicking claxton’s balls and villainbrooks(whom i hate) gets flagrant 2 auto ejection for an on ball nut play.
LeBron sold that Brooks ejection.
Largest first quarter lead in NBA playoff history - 35-9 lakers over the grit and grind suckers
lakers demolishing the grizzlies - 35-9 with a minute left in the first quarter
Grizzlies doing nothing out there! What is happening?
Heat up 2-1 in the series
Heat up 94-79.
Bucks are losing badly to the Heat.
There's been a little chatter around Moody moving ahead of JK in the rotation. If so, I think it has more to do with the fact that Moody fits existing Warriors archetypes. On the offensive side he does a good imitation of Wiggins when Wiggins is being a bit of a wallflower, or playing 3rd fiddle on the floor, and of Klay trying to stay in an open area for a 3. Defensively, switch and guard around the perimeter, focus on positional defense, be in the right place. He's tends to split his time evenly at the 2/3. I would have JK above him on the depth chart, problem is, he doesn't fit neatly into a well worn pair of sneakers. The Warriors pushed him in pre-season to play some point PF a la Draymond, and I think he can do a good job with the ball in his hands a bit more, but in the playoffs, Kerr doesn't want anyone not named Steph-Dray-Poole-DDV handling the ball. He can be a pesky perimeter defender, extending out to mid-court and able to recover with speed, better man to man at this point, but guarding 94 or man to man has never been on the forefront of Warriors defensive strategies. He is the rim rattling cutter that the Warriors always hoped Wiggins could be, but positionally, the Dubs like their 1-2-3s cutting, and as a natural 4 or small ball 5, this too doesn't quite jell with the Warriors handbook where 4s and 5s (Draymond, Bogut, West, Zaza) pass cutters open from the high post/elbow. The best way to get him downhill would be to involve him in a ton of PNRs, but the Warriors probably run fewer PNRs than any other team in the league. Not that JK can't fit in the system, I think there is a lot of promise putting the ball in his hands to initiate sets (fake dribble hand off and posterize someone, roll off the DHOs, etc), but we won't see that this year. JK isn't going to turn into someone that fits perfectly into any well established Warrior role. I think our system has to adapt to infuse a type of player with a set of skills we have never had. Remember when the Steph-Draymond PNR turned into one of the deadliest weapons in the league? I think Steph-JK could be just as deadly, though a little different. But our coaching staff has to use the off season to design actions that can take the handcuffs off of JK. He's a weapon, but we don't have the complete operating manual yet.
I'm not surprised that people think Moody has jumped him in the depth chart. But I just think its more about the shoe fitting. If a game is on the line and I had to pick one, I'm gonna pick the guy who can bounce out of the gym. (The vote was close though)
Suns up 3-1 in the series. That Kawhi injury doomed the Clippers.
Iguodala to be reevaluated in 2w. Has transitioned from cast to brace. Expected to start light court work and shooting.
I think one of the signs of the Apocalypse is rooting for Russel Westbrook, but I don’t care, I do not want Chris Paul and the Suns to win.