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Jan 8, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Great, as always.

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If anyone is still in this thread, I am uploading a new version of the video with a small edit and burned in captions. I’d appreciate your constructive criticism.

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Knicks are likely going to release Omari Spellman.

If it were as simple as Smailagic or Spellman, I say it's a no brainer to sign Spellman and cut Smailagic. But I'm guessing it's more complicated than that.

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Jan 7, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Blitzing Steph like it's 2014-16. Bev + Kawhi + PG: has there been a tougher perimeter defense against Steph? Maybe 2016 OKC with their length.

I went to look and there are quite a few E1Ps on how we've beaten Steph double/triple teams in the past... I wonder which tricks we'll pull out of the bag. At least a few of the counters involved secondary action/offball action so we'll see if Kerr adds a little more complexity back into the offense.

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Also, this play needs Draymond initiating from the point, with the shooters in the corners.

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Jan 7, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Paschall wasted a dribble. If he just holds on and then fakes the handoff, he can then dribble drive. Taking one useless dribble before faking the handoff took that option away (his ball handling skills aren't enough to fake a handoff while keeping the dribble).

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Jan 7, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot, Duby Dub Dubs

This game re-affirms my belief that with Thompson back mid season next year and a couple of mid 1st round picks, the Warriors are a championship caliber team again. If it was Thompson rather than Oubre taking 3 pointers, the Warriors would have won this game and the threat that the ball would get into Thompson's hands for an uncontested 3 would prevent the perpetual double teams on Curry. If Oubre can find out where he misplaced his shot, they still look like a fringe playoff team.

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Jan 7, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot, Duby Dub Dubs

Using Curry as decoy works well when he struggles to get any offense going, but to use it all game like tonight game is going to lose more games than win. Clippers would gladly let that happen 7 days a week. Time to draw up new schemes to get Curry more open looks.

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