Re-watch of two big games late in the season
Something else I've realized about how Steph, Klay, Draymond, and Kerrball have ruined me: Steph and the system generate so much offense that I don't crave offensive dynamos when I think of players I want to acquire, especially if their defense is suspect. Instead, I probably end up overvaluing defense (if that's possible at all).
A long way of saying that those Moody videos were fun. Moody didn't really shine offensively: not a great dribble penetrator and that offense had him standing still way too much, he just quietly makes the right moves. However, it was so fun watching him on defense, always alert, dripping high intelligence. Cautiously optimistic to see him play defense in the big leagues, and feeding off of cuts and catch and shoots in the Warriors system!
Not sure if this has been. posted. Klay is coming along nicely.
This would be a fun 3-team round robin tournament to actually watch:
“The Kids” Chiozza Poole Moody Kuminga Wiseman
“The Middle Children” Lee Porter Wiggins JTA Looney
“The Elders” Steph Klay Dre Green Belly
Even though I think physically, the moose handle would better apply to Looney, I love it as a nickname for Moody.
Moody on podcast.
But when it comes to who No. 14 overall draft pick Moses Moody says he has learned the most from so far, it's none of them.
"Right now, it's really been [Damion] Lee," Moody told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kendra Andrews and Grant Liffmann on the Dubs Talk podcast. "He's been a guy I've been talking to a lot. He's been telling me a lot of game, behind-the-scenes type stuff, and really how to approach the league coming in as a young guy."
For funsies, and because I had not seen all of these before: https://fansided.com/2021/08/24/steph-curry-trick-shots/
I’ve triggered an interesting Twitter thread arguing over a DARKO projection of NBA teams next season. Maybe should be turned into a proper article.
Spoiler: the projection is for GSW to have a net rating of +1 and for 41-42.
In my opinion, the most interesting part is to think about why their model doesn’t like many players (e.g. Poole), and what has to go right for players to outperform the individual projections; NOT interesting are any variations on “math can never capture basketball”, “fnar your minutes projections are butt”, etc..
Moody after 25+ point games:
18, 5, 5, 28, 5, 12
It seemed more dramatic looking at the boxscore, but the three 5 point games is interesting to me.
I think he is asking for too much, i prefer Millsap over Mulder ( Well i prefer a Center 🤷🏻♂️ ) .
[Fischer] "Golden State has been the team most often linked by league sources to Paul Millsap...but Millsap's conversations with teams this summer have revolved around salary figures at or near the $5.9 million tax-payer mid-level exception, sources said."
Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving were both drafted in 2011.
But despite missing two straight seasons due to injury, Klay has still played more regular season games than Kyrie.
Wild stat! Btw it’s also true of Kawhi (who was also drafted in 2011 and has played 576 games)
Across Klay’s first 8 years (aka up until 2019 inj) he missed a total of 25 games.