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Jan 24, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

Damn... had to wait to get the funds together to pitch in, but finally I am a subscriber.

LGW subscriber since Day 3 sounds good enough...

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Jan 24, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

E1P/Apricot is not the only reason I subscribed, but it's a big reason. Happy to be along for the ride!

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Jan 24, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

I can’t get enough of Klay’s exploits. How about his 52 points against the Bulls?

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

My request isnt for a specific topic but for you to do a couple "old school" text heavy E1Ps with little clips. I love your writing and those old ones really helped me understand basketball in a whole different way. The vids are still great don't get me wrong, but I feel like I learned more with the old style. Would love to see one maybe comparing plays run this year with rookies to the same plays run with Hamptons five in years past. Show the differences and why they are or aren't working?

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

I'm interested in stuff on how the Warriors defend specific players or schemes. I think we've seen a lot of interesting stuff this season on that end already—like the super hard "star trap" scheme they used on Harden to great effect on Christmas as well as, to a lesser extent, on others to varying degrees of success. Doncic and Jokic for example struggled a little but managed to pass out of it to good effect; Lillard had no one on the depleted Blazers to count on so he broke the traps himself and got to the free throw line.

I'd love to see a more experienced/detailed "eye test" to see which new Warriors are smart defenders. To my eyes, seems like Evans, GR3, Damion Lee, and Paschall are pretty solid at making the right rotations, while Spellman, Chriss, Poole, and DLo are, shall we say, more of a work in progress. And Burks and Bowman are more in between. (Bowman's on-ball defense is intense, but he makes mistakes including some bad fouls, especially in his most recent couple games in SF.) Of course Draymond is as elite as it gets there.

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

My favorite things are detailed video breakdowns of in-game play. As long as there is a steady diet of that sort of thing, I'm ducky. It's the kind of thing you won't find generally on other sports media.

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

My idea is a little bit click bait-y, but I want to see y'all rank every player that has ever put on a Warriors' uniform with in-depth reasoning. It can be one player per post so we can see the list grow and change as players are slotted into the list.

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

Typographic note: I really like the serif typeface in this diary (though the letter-spacing needs to be dialed down just a bit). I think it's strong on several levels: (1) looks sophisticated, like The Athletic or the Ringer; (2) makes for a clear graphic departure from GSoM; (3) contrasts really well with the bold sans serif headers; (4) contrasts well with the sans serif of the comment section.

At the same time: Duby and Daniel's diaries are using sans serif. Which one are we going with? Fwiw, I vote serif!

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

You are why I subscribe. Write what Apricot wants to write.

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

I would like to know more about Paschall's defense. He gets compared to Dray a lot, but a lot of metrics don't like him, and I'm just not sure where his defense ranks (it seems like there's a lot of potential at least). Thanks!

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I wouldn't have joined LGW if Apricot wasn't on board. You are a living legend, sir!

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot, punk basketball

As an OG that used to actually PAY CASH MONEY TO BUY MY MORNING NEWSPAPER its really not so hard to make this change. Took a leap of faith and signed up for the Athletic. Greatly enjoy it. TrueHoop is worth the small amount I pay for it each month.

You Eric have been some I've enjoyed and looked forward to for some time. It is just not a problem to financially support your efforts.

All the best to you and your LGW dudes for this new effort.

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot, punk basketball

“Bitch Better Have My Money” kept ringing in my ears each time the please-subscribe window appeared, so here you go...

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Jan 23, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot, punk basketball

Thanks for saving at least one tiny little corner of the Internet. I believe in you guys!

I’d love to see the Apricot treatment on the evolution of DLo in the Warriors motion offense. It’s probably too soon to get a comprehensive look, with all his injuries and the splash brothers being out but I think there’s still a lot there to discuss.

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