ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (or is it?).
I really want the Warriors to grab Kelly Oubre. He's played in our system before which would radically cut down on the time he needs to get reintegrated and can be a good defensive player with us while also being a player off the bench who can occasionally go off for big games while his bench role improves his efficiency. Plus, he's always been a good dude.
Christian Wood has signed a minimum deal with the LOLs.
OT: Sources: Pelicans' Trey Murphy III has left meniscus injury: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/38334096/sources-pelicans-trey-murphy-iii-left-meniscus-injury
Ugh, hope it isn't serious.
OT but slow nba news period so:" Money, social media and trust issues: why loneliness stalks the NBA" draws a lot from interview with Kelly Oubre Jr. Nothing too surprising here really IMO but for those looking for nba stories that aren't about trades or how someone sucks: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/sep/05/money-social-media-and-trust-issues-why-loneliness-stalks-the-nba
Only Zaza Pachulia (#27) days until training camp starts.
Top 25 Players of Last 25 Years: How Shaquille O'Neal became the most DOMINANT ever | Hoops Tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJJwOSNyKA
Shaq at #5, I am guessing Steph will be at #4 behind LeBron, Kobe, and Duncan.
😂 Haha! Is there some caffeine in that Warriors Kool-Aid? 😳
From a Celtics blogger watching Team USA v Italy:
“Our team looks like the ‘more than the sum of its parts’ that typifies Steve Kerr teams, particularly in the way we keep very cleverly forcing mistakes or bad-percentage plays from them. We look like the smarter team, finding mismatches and creating open 3-point shots and easy buckets.”
Interesting how non-Warriors fans seem to appreciate Kerr so much more than we do.
"If Steph wins in the bubble, do they discredit it?" - Rich Paul
Everyone else: YES
OT: One down, more to go.
Jorge Vilda has been fired.
Don Nelson redux. Not a perfect strategy for every game but so much more fun than plodding iso-ball. And yes, I know there are more than two ways to play.
100-63 is the final. Pretty much everyone looked great except I guess Cam Johnson. (Ant had a super quiet night offensively, but helped set the killer defensive tone early).
Ty Haliburton, my word. Of all the coulda woulda shouldas in recent Ws history, that's the bitterest pill for me to swallow.
Ah well ... at least we didn't trade him knowing full well how rare he was as a player and a person, and after he had said he wanted to be on the team for life, like the Kangz did (yeah, Domas is great, but he's no Haliburton, and four years older).
Is there a mercy rule in FIBA? :p
USA 73, Italy 36
Villanova (Bridges, Brunson, Hart) 38, Italy 36. Bridges in particular is on fire.
Hard to beat Team USA unless you can beat them up physically, which Italia seems to lack the personnel to do.
Lithuania is out after getting clobbered by Serbia, despite going 5-0 in group play.