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I bet jalen green ain't playing no defense like this! I wonder how Cade defense has been, remember kuminga was once the number one prospect of this draft

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He was? Does anyone have links or info on the development coaches? I’m interested in knowing more about them since we’re in the new #lightyears era of win AND develop.

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Suns have been clutch (lucky?) in random ending games. But every and now then, random ending won't go in their favor - kind of like against Grizz. Thanks Santa for two gifts this week.

*lucky = just being facetious

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While Green is out on H&S protocol, I think the Dubs need to air it out on offense. We know, they know and the NBA now knows that the D in Dubs is real and it ain't going anywhere. What we haven't seen is the Dubs really open it up on offense. I wouldn't mind seeing a few 135-125 games, especially vs DEN & UTA. Run and gun, let 'er rip. The Warriors have been winning with defense all year. But we haven't seen them just run teams (and bigs) off the floor with their offensive chaos like they used to. Besides, Poole & Wiggs need to get back in the groove and nothing better than some volume shooting. Anywho, that would be my plan for the next 3-4 games. Run & Gun, wind sprints and windmill dunks from JFK.

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While the Warriors system is meant to be playable with interchangeable parts, the one key to it all is Draymond. It will be really interesting to see if we can win without him.

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It's too early, but Kuminga is the heir apparent for Draymond. Dubs run most of their reps thru the PF/C positions and we know Wiseman will be at center. I would like to see Draymond do an Andre and move to the bench in Kuminga's third year. Kuminga won't ever be the passer Dray is, but by yr3, I think he will be comfortable enough to bring the ball up and initiate sets. I would really love to see Dray become the new Andre and extend his career by moving to the bench and being there to continue supporting the development of JFK & Wise.

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Dec 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

EA, the digs on CP3 were as good as CP3's play is dirty. This is exactly why the young guys need as much run in the regular season as possible. These are lessons that need to be learned before a Game 6 in a series when it really counts. You can't teach some of these lessons in practice.

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Dec 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

What confuses me is—the refs reviewed that play with Weatherspoon and Paul. Did they somehow not notice the hook and grab maneuver, or can they not add a foul for that for some reason? IMO pulling someone down like that is grounds for a flagrant since it's certainly unnecessary and often very dangerous.

Feels like the wrong attitude if they intentionally disregarded it for some reason like it was after another foul. And if they just missed it... how? I understand when refs miss calls in the moment because they're not all-seeing, but in replay? If they're spending enough time to confirm that Weatherspoon's play wasn't a flagrant, you'd think they would see CP3's shenanigans.

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Dec 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

FYI Thinking Basketball also did a video on the Suns game and highlighted some of Paul’s dirty work, openly wondering where the “basketball move” was on the tip through.

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Dec 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Agreed. I also wondered how that would have been called if the tables were turned and it was the 10-day emergency guy pulling the Suns’ big star down after getting bumped.

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Dec 28, 2021·edited Dec 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

"eyes of a man that's denied hundreds of insurance claims on technicalities" lol 😂

Man, somebody pinch me... can't believe our raw 19-year old is contributing this much already... and we've got the best record... and Klay has yet to come back. JK started the 4th with the game tied... subbed out of the game with us up 5. Still early, but seeing how quickly and smoothly the team has brought along "Wing Wiseman" this season has me even more excited about Actual Wiseman...

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Dec 28, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Great video - you got everything except CP3 stealing candy from kids on Halloween. JFK is gonna be a monster in this league whether he develops his shot or not. I know the video focused on his defense against CP3, but I was hoping to see a slow-mo replay of his Dr. J-like layup in the 4th quarter.

Just imagine a Dubs-Suns WCF series. With all the bodies going against CP3 and Booker (Wiggs, GP2, JFK, Klay!), they'll be worn down to a pulp by the end of Game 4. Stay healthy, Dubs, and good things will come.

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Don't forget our secret weapon against wings, Looney, who somehow manages to defy the laws of physics and ward off attacking wings with his Moose like majestic antler arms. And at some point, we may be able to add Moody to that list.

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