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ok, post game is ready for ya!

https://dubnationhq.com/p/post-game-strength-in-numbers

A few games off, then Memphis Thursday and Suns on Xmas

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Dec 21, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Dubs need to study how OKC handled Memphis. Giddey had a really nice game. Dang rookies!

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All five Kings starters scored in double figures -- even Tristan Thompson.

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Yea the strong 4th Q was pretty much all fun.

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Spurs blowing out the Clippers right now.

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That ended very well.

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30 had 30!

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Held Kings below 100 in a high possession game. Def rating probably improved a bit

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JTA drop off to GP2 … dunk!

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So Dray needs to bring his son everytime

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Chiozza heir to the Mychal Mulder garbage time triples?

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Was chiozza the best we could get?

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Cheeze has a long way to go to match the legend that is garbage time Mulder.

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Mulder gave us competent regular season minutes.

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> Mulder gave us competent regular season minutes.

[shaking with pain as I resist the urge to call out his off ball defense]

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You've seen Chiozza's defense the past 2 games lol? I'm hardly comparing him to a defensive stopper here.

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Dec 21, 2021Liked by punk basketball

off ball what now?

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on a bad team

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Last year was not a bad team, especially the last 1/3 of the season

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In non-Wiseman Steph minutes, it had the net rating of a 60+ win team. It was pretty similar to this team too (mediocre offense, incredible defense). Obviously this team is significantly better, but last year's team was definitely a good team.

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Dec 21, 2021·edited Dec 21, 2021Liked by punk basketball

The biggest difference is that this year's team is not mediocre on offense. And has a much better bench.

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It still amazes me that a few seemingly small upgrades on paper can improve the offense so significantly. It's not like we brought in some all-star (not including Klay for the moment). Improvement by Poole, improvement by Wiggins, GP2 going from non-factor to factor, Draymond turning it up, replace Oubre/Bazemore with Otto/Bjelica/Iggy. I guess when you add it together that is worth an all-star's level of production, but maybe better since it's spread around.

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Yes, far more shooting and Wiggins has taken a step forward (or is playing in a more optimized role at least). Plus, this year's edition has Klay Thompson coming back (furiously knocks on wood).

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Chiozza's pretty far from that too. If he was 6'3'' like Mulder (and that's tiny too!), maybe it'd be a discussion. And his dribbling the ball around before prematurely picking up his dribble to pass to an open non-shooter doesn't bring the value that Mulder's 40% from 3 (on nearly 10 3PAs per 36 minutes) brings.

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We could have had Mulder on a two-way, right? I'd much rather have brought him back than watch the Cheese man dribbling aimlessly on O and getting abused by bigger players on D.

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Gimme a few, post game incoming

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Halliburton looks a bit unhappy on the bench

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Come to the Bay, Tyrese

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There's a future next to Jordan Poole, with Moody, Kuminga, and Wiseman upfront.

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His future with the Kangz is sinking in

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Understandable, he plays for the Kings.

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Porter wasn’t even really ready. His body language was like ‘oh the ball, I will deposit it in that basket’.

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Steph & Dre tied team high +16

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Here comes Moody times

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