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Catching up on these late but this was a classic, thank you EA! #nightnightpolarity

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Crap!

I almost forgot it's an early game tonight (4PM Pacific).

< ponders how important it is to pass his Spanish test due today >

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Oct 29, 2023Liked by Eric Apricot

Dude, Eric, this e1p got 92k views?!

You are deservedly an internet/youtube rockstar

Thank goodness you love us (the most)

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Im really trying not to rehash that 2020 draft but that was an all time dud. Nick Richards was the last Center taken (middle of 2nd round). He recently signed a contract extension for 3 yrs/15 mil. The only PF/C currently out of the league from thar draft class is Daniel Otoru.

On the flip side James Wisemans NBA career never stood a chance. Someone early on asked me who Wiseman’s ceiling could be and I said Poor Mans Andre Ayton. Then Ayton ends up under the tutelage of a coach in Monty who doesn’t prioritize a scoring Center. Then we trade Wiseman to Detroit where hes firmly behind an absolute beast in Duren, Isaiah Stewart (when not lined with Duren), and Bagley (a much better offensive player) with Monty as their coach.

Wish JW the best man i really do. I was completely against the pick since Day 1 but i didnt see a plus sized Jacob Evans. I saw someone that would need 3-5 full seasons to become a good Center in this league. still think someone gonna throw our a 6-7!mill a year contract at him but at this point his best bet is to learn how to become a adept rebounder and defender with the occasional 3 point pick and pop.

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Panthers win - Steph should be in a good mood tonight.

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Oct 29, 2023Liked by Eric Apricot

E1P season is back, baby!!! @EA, I hope you don't mind, but I'm hoping for 55+ E1P's from you this season!

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Is Luka an asshole? Because for some reason, he's always seemed like an asshole to me.

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Survey:

What percent of a team's success is due to the accumulative effects of fans like us? Presume we don't go to games much, but we do speak our minds online, which somehow through the magic of the internet filters in the direction of the team.

A. 0% - 1% influence

B. 1.01% - 5%

C. 5.01%- 10%

D. More than that.

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Oct 29, 2023Liked by Eric Apricot

Thanks, Eric! I appreciate and learn from the “here’s the play in theory” and “here’s what happened” approach.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/s/B5RMqgvjCs

Glad we are not part of this experience any longer.

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Far be it for me to correct Master Apricot but I think you mis-read Podz’ night-night polarity switch. It’s not about “feel for the game.” In fact it’s something far more important and more predictive of future Podz glory. Instead this is a demonstration of rapid learning and commitment to continuous improvement. Podz des the move wrong, looks at Steph - learning in real time from the friendly neighborhood GOAT - and then corrects himself. The True Dub is always looking to get better, always willing to be wrong, acknowledging imperfection and then advancing to the next level. Go Podz.

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Some love for Mo from the Chronicle this morning. Dude just gets it, imo:

“It was definitely hard, especially last year,” Moody told the Chronicle. “I don’t want to talk like I made it to the promise land, because there’s going to be highs and lows. But I wouldn’t want it to be any other way though. The hard way is the best way — you learn the most that way. And as long as you learn those lessons you can grow from that, or you can be damaged from it. But as long as you grow and take those lessons, you remember how you felt when you were in that position, and when you work to get something you appreciate it that much more.”

https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/warriors/article/moses-moody-golden-state-18453830.php

Looking forward to the Dubs destroying other teams' second units all season, and I'm guessing the "trade MM and JK for an old vet" chatter is going to be pretty dead by the trade deadline.

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Oct 29, 2023Liked by Eric Apricot

Particularly enjoyed the "change in polarity" in the celebration audit.

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Oct 29, 2023·edited Oct 29, 2023

I read the comments on The King's Herald about the last game:

1. 115 comments in the game thread. Hell, we've had haiku threads go that long.

2. They feel like Curry is getting a very friendly whistle (big surprise, since he was shooting over 70%).

3. There are at least a few commentators who were very annoyed at Davion Mitchell's defense on Steph (Steph cooked him a couple of times). The most favorable! comment said that his ceiling is Patrick Beverley.

4. They are kinder to HB than we are ... there was a "they need to get HB the ball more" comment, but otherwise, nothing negative.

5. Lots of Steph Haterade.

Always interesting to go see how another fanbase views the game.

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Something I'm contemplating: One of the things that makes this work is that Huerter seems to know what's coming and hustles to beat that down screen (and apparently give a quick lap dance). I am postulating that if we know these stock Warriors plays, everyone else in the NBA does, also. In american football, good OCs have counter's to their base plays to take advantage of the opposing defense setting up for the base play. I feel like this play worked, in part, because the Kings know the Klay play and tried to stop it and then we did something different and they were not quite able to recover.

First, as always i am impressed by NBA calibre players' - and the Warriors' in particular - ability to flow into an improvisation, jazz musician like from, a broken set into something else.

Still, sometimes they hit a wrong chord and I wonder if Kerr and co. could, should, or maybe already are developing counters like this turned out to be. I guess they would have to decide verbally during a stoppage: "hey, fist raised isn't the Klay play until the next stoppage. Now it's (insert counter that takes advantage of teams expecting the Klay play)".

I don't see this stuff well at game speed, but I'm going to try to start watching for this to see if they seem to have any intentional variations as the season progresses.

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