Have I mentioned I have an irrational good feeling about this guy?
I had an ir-rashional good feeling once. Some Calamine lotion cleared it right up.
OT: Montrezl Harrell tears his ACL in offseason workouts, likely out for the season. Ugh. Probably wasn’t an integral part of Philly’s plans, but man, that franchise feels cursed. Get well soon, Trez!
So somehow youtube got the idea that I am interested in a dude named Kai Sotto joining the Dubs bc I clicked on a vid saying it was happening, and now I get a new clone vid in my feed ever day or two that I don't watch. Never heard of him, looks like he's wearing cinder block shoes in the first vid's highlights. Someone or somebot really wants me to pay attention. DDG says he is 7'3", got a few minutes in SL and went undrafted for the second straight year. Nobody has mentioned him on this board as far as I can remember, so: is this a prank? A weird robo-shill job? Have others seen this YT-force-feeds-unknown-hooper-hype-to-me thingy?
I'm pretty excited for TJD's rim protection and I agree it'll be a factor immediately. I'll be curious to see how quickly he picks up Warriors offensive and defensive team concepts, like split cuts, high tag, relocation screens, and what-was-it-called that defensive concept about overloading the strong side post on D, blocking the box? Excited for the first time he's gutsy enough to score off a fake handoff.
I replied to the original comment but I'll reiterate here: Looney is about as good as a low-volume passer can be. Led the league in AST/TOV for most of the last season and posted similar numbers before that. If TJD is a LoonDawg in passing that's awesome.
Oh shoot, I completely forgot this was going to happen! Appreciate the credit given on the scouting report!
I'm late: Underrated is quite enjoyable. 👍🏾
Are we there yet?
This is excellent. Thank you!
Great analysis, thanks for sharing. The caution on short roll passing reminds me to temper my expectations a bit. Looney seems like a solid comp but even Looney wasn't Looney right away (edit: i.e. even if TJD becomes Loon 2.0, it might likewise take a bit to get there).
Open question - when did Looney become a "guy" to you? At what point did "Looney" become "Loon" and when did he become "LoonDog/Moses MaLoon?"
Every Time Klay Thompson Made A Paper Airplane During A Press Conference | #BestOfNBA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu7oIJVIWYA
Have we talked about this yet?
Tobe Nwigwe and Steph: Lil Fish, Big Pond.
umm... is the lip sync off on purpose? The green screen work with the pond seems artificial on purpose, so maybe?
Steve Kerr on how he plans to integrate Chris Paul with the Warriors next season 👀 | NBA Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln5V_5PZRuU
One thing I'd like a reporter to ask Klay is how he feels about all the college conference realignment BS that looks like it is going to leave Washington State out in the cold. He's their most successful basketball (sports?) export ever, I'm sure he has some feelings about it.
Can ask GP2 as well since Oregon State is in the same boat. Not that he's their most successful basketball export (that would be his dad), but he's their most prominent player currently in the league as the only other NBA Beaver is Drew Eubanks.
Warrior preseason schedule is out:
Lakers, @Lakers, @Kings, Kings, Spurs. First game on the 7th of October.
No trips to Japan on the schedule, which is good because every time the Warriors do preseason halfway across the world they seem to start the season slower than you'd expect.
Thanks for the deep dive Arash! Excited about our new big man. He seems to have the right skillset and attitude to flourish here.
It’s a great commentary l appreciated the willingness and insight to critique the conventional wisdom that he’s a great passer. I am mixed about whether he will contribute. My take is hat good defenders need to have an offensive skill set in at least one area or there is too much pressure on the others. He only rarely would play without looney or Draymond and that leaves only three strong offensive players max. (My dream was that looney would work in midrange all summer and return as a threat. -maybe?) I would love McGee especially for injury or rest days. Or biyombo possibly