Warriors finish a perfect Summer League 0-5
Has anyone read the (tennis) book that Steve Kerr gave to Moses Moody? While I found the sideline interviews during Summer League generally a distraction, I got suddenly pulled in by Cassidy Hubbarth unexpectedly following up on Moody's throwaway line about how coach gave him a book. I think he called it the secret art of playing tennis, though the most similar book I could find was the "The Inner Game of Tennis." In the moment, I thought Moody might trip and say he hadn't read the book at all, but his takeaways made it sound interesting. Anyway, was curious if it's worth a read.
“There was a lot of @SacramentoKings fans and surprisingly they were way more vocal than the Warrior fans. I heard a lot of, ‘Light the Beam!’ … It gave me a lot of gas in the tank too… I appreciate the love and support.”
Stephen Curry on the fans at the @ACChampionship
Kings fans: https://media.tenor.com/UR83vI6QgVgAAAAC/no-spongebob-squarepants.gif
Well I have something I am interested in discussing to fill the time: Steph and CP0 on the same team. (note: i am leaving out my personal distaste for CP0 as a player and attempting to evaluate basketball situations dispassionately. you know how us fans are known for being so dispassionate in our evaluations, right? right?)
With the known differences in style and known strengths/weaknesses of each player it is my opinion thatSteph and CP0 should basically never share the floor. Here is my reasoning (ignoring the possibility of injury as that changes things). There is general consensus that both would be much more effective in the post season with appropriate load management in the regular season. In addition to occasional days (back-to-backs?) off that includes not too many minutes/game. To me that means 30ish minutes for Steph and <20 for CP0. (will vary on a game by game basis). Them playing together probably does not add more offensive mismatches in the Warriors favor as it does defensive mismatches not in their favor. On top of that, they have a distinctly different style that they excel in. I actually think this is a good thing and will force opposing teams to deal with different looks and I am looking forward to see if we can adjust to their strengths and use it to put pressure on other teams' backups. Imagine last years' team if the bench won their 15 minutes a game most nights? 5 more wins? 10? more rest for everyone?
I am not so sure that the coaching staff will see it that way (although it is clear form comments I have heard that they are planning on CP0 being 6th man, not starting) and am afraid they will try to overlap the two for like 10 minutes a game which will end up overtaxing them during the RS and also not give us much competitive advantage. Thoughts?
Sooo... what next now that Summer League is almost over and Wimbledon's come and gone and Steph's done swinging? Will the Bball World Cup be worth watching?? Dog days of summer.... might one have to resort to.... baseball???
What a sunday of sports - started with the 20-yr old from spain - carlos alacaraz taking out anti vaxxer djokovic at wimbledon - absolutely loved it - and then Steph doing his things👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏾
How it started: We’re gonna go 7-0
How it’s going: We went 1-6
Highlights: Best of Stephen Curry at American Century Championship | Golf Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agHMTdIgrpM
Certain fans on Twitter and other more ‘casual’ platforms that are lobbying for Christian Wood will be the first one to say trade his ass when he inevitably complains about playing time..
I do not remember watching Dale Davis. I see he was 6‘11“ tall. Did he have some of the same skills as his son is showing now? Did he have a different set of skills? TJ D seems to be fairly athletic in a surprising way when he jumps up in the air and notices he’s stuck then whips a pass out on the mark to the other corner.
Alright so my friend who watches golf nonstop and who adores Lebron (disclaimer purposes) was posed two questions. Question 1). If Steph retired after this current contract ends and would commit full time to getting his tour card would he ever crack Top 100. His answer? A resolute No. Question 2). If Steph did pursue this avenue and Lebron retired after this season to pursue a full roster spot as a Tight End with an NFL team, who would stand a better chance of either cracking Top 100 (Steph) or making an NFL roster (Lebron) and he said Lebron no doubt. I may lean towards agreeing with him on first point but I don’t even think Lebron makes a practice squad on his own Merit at 40. What say you?
Nuggets sign Jay Huff to 2-way. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1680627089932709888?s=20
I don't want to rain on Steph's parade, but if they were playing stroke play, he would have lost by 3 strokes. No shame in that as Mardy Fish is pretty much a full time golfer these days.
The 'Ship Golf Trophy is Large and Wide enough for Steph to drop 30 footers in...with a bball...
DUB fans everywhere celebrating Steph's eagle finish with no time on the clock.... a walkoff perfect finish to...Summer League....lol
Looking forward to video highlights, particularly the last holes.....must have been special to see it...
On a non-golf note, I LOVED this long post from QJ Peterson behind the scenes at summer league, including agent / coach / SL coach interactions. Rooting for him now.