229 Comments

Is anyone else hoping for as many Curry, Klay, Poole, Green lineup minutes as possible next year?

Expand full comment

Lol Jeff Teague minutes

Expand full comment

OT: but i guess DET is open for business w the #1 pick?!

Would Wiseman, 7th, 14th, future pick be enough? Does Jordan Poole sweeten the pot for them? I suppose if NO or OKC coveted Cade enough, they could come up w a better package...NO having the edge w offering Ingram

But just picturing a small ball death squad of Steph Klay Cade Wigs Dray would just be tantalizing

Expand full comment

Can't blame Bud too much for this one (maybe a few less Teague minutes though). Suns out-executed the Bucks. I think it'll be 2-2 and Game 5 will be for the series but a lot of it depends on how Giannis holds up this series.

Expand full comment

Conninghton is an anchor dragging the Bucks down

Expand full comment
Jul 9, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Another thing after watching the Suns - having 4 shooters out there is really really good for a team. The Mavs, Clippers, Jazz (they lost because of defense) and the Suns (to a lesser extent) have shown how incredible heliocentric offensive systems with shooters could be. Yes, the offense is predictable but does it really matter if it works?

Expand full comment

Holiday and Middleton are a combined 5-24 from the field. The Suns are 11-24 on 3s.

I get game-to-game variance, but I really don't recall 2 star players who fluctuate so wildly in terms of offensive performance.

Expand full comment
Jul 9, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Random thought: Dwight Howard for the vet min next year. Could give you 15 min a game with decent defense and help mentor Wiseman. Had a .610 ts last year for what that's worth. If they can't get Chriss and don't end up getting Love or another center in FA or by trade.

Expand full comment
Jul 9, 2021Liked by punk basketball

These finals are so hard to watch lol

Expand full comment

Giannis would be the best defensive #1, offensive #2 player archetype (like KG). If only he had a good offensive #1.

Expand full comment
Jul 9, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Looks like the Warriors are addressing all but their two most glaring issues from last season: Decision making on lineups (reportedly used to be Mike Brown’s purview,) and front office player acquisition decision making that led to prioritizing alternate player attributes than what made the Warriors elite for the last decade.

Expand full comment
Jul 8, 2021Liked by punk basketball

https://nbathlete.com/bsparq-hall-of-fame/ only did a quick scan, but interesting how little correlation there seems to be between elite athleticism and elite basketball results. Something to think about before getting too worked up about Keon Johnson and missing out on Scottie Barnes

Expand full comment
Jul 8, 2021Liked by punk basketball, Daniel Hardee

Hiring good people is always good. I'm especially excited by the Raptors guy as they have probably one of the 2-3 best developmental pipelines in the league.

Expand full comment
Jul 8, 2021Liked by punk basketball, Daniel Hardee

OT but the Warriors are gonna win the 2022 nba finals

Expand full comment

All the hires sound exciting! Also makes me more excited about our draftees, and all the young members of the dubs. Every time I've been getting excited by the players that are available I go watch scouting report videos of Jacob Evans to temper myself -- granted so far the candidates look better (usually more athletic, longer, or more polished), but it is still a good reality check, given how many promising draftees still bust.

Expand full comment
Jul 8, 2021Liked by punk basketball

I remember reading in a comment here that Kispert had extremely high athleticism score in combine, but I can't find that online. Can I get some verification of that (links etc.) or at the very least confirmation that I'm not misremembering.

Expand full comment