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Jan 29, 2022·edited Jan 29, 2022

I know this was talked about earlier in the thread, but the Wiggins hate is really starting to piss me off. People on Twitter actually posting stuff like this unironically.

https://twitter.com/WutRWeEvenDoing/status/1486926686348210181?t=GGIN295ZZbbbbeeblY4cCQ&s=19

It's almost like WINNING, and actually being available, and getting better, matters.

Also people complaining about the fan vote and that he's undeserving of being just an All-Star completely ignore the fact that he was voted fifth by the players and sixth by the media.

More proof that not everyone deserves to broadcast their opinion on a platform, because it removes all doubt about their stupidity.

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I've been meaning to say this for a few games now: Klay's play looks different, right? Like, his playmaking in particular is way more deliberate and poised, right? Not to mention that his drives look maybe better than ever. His jumpers, especially the more hurried ones, have looked short and not as elevated as they used to be, but... did he actually level up his other skills while he was rehabbing? I wonder if sitting on the bench for so long unlocked a new perspective on the game for him. Feels like, if the lift on his jumper comes back with his conditioning, this could actually be the most complete Klay yet?? Like, not just "Klay is 100% of his former self" but "Klay is 120% of his former self"?! Am I just being an optimistic homer here?

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Jan 29, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Wolves couldn't stop the Suns win streak. Next up for the Suns are the Spurs.

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Wolves are hitting their three pointers tonight, but the Suns are shooting over 50% on three pointers.

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Russell Westbrook doing the one man band thing and single handedly making the game close.

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Jan 29, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

The balanced scoring among Curry-Klay-Wiggs-Poole is the Dubs dream scenario. 4 guys 20+ points Per 36 with Kuminga leading ALL rookies at 19.8 per36. How many teams can put 5 players on the floor that can all average 20+ a night? As my 6 year daughter sums it up so perfectly, "That's Cray-Cray."

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Jan 29, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

From the Reddick/Green podcast, what really surprised me, very much so, was Draymond's description of Kerr inserting the ball/player movement offense. Dray described himself as skeptical to say the least. I had always imagined Kerr taking advantage of player strengths and opening the game up to a willing audience. The way he paints it, the offensive was really Steve's offense. Once the players bought in, they all reaped the rewards. So referring to the system as "Curry's system" all these years may in fact not be entirely accurate. It would be a Hall of Fame coaching feather in his cap if he was as instrumental as Draymond suggested in the implementation of the Dubs offense and an even greater feat to take such little credit for it publicly. Pretty mind blowing insights from Dray.

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Nice to see Warrior killer Ish Smith go off against someone besides the Dubs.

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Jan 29, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Listening to this Draymond podcast with Redick, he doesn't explicitly say it but I think he really resented HB's Finals performance. He recalled talking to KD after the 2016 Game 7 and they basically just said "Did you see that? Yeah I saw that. Alright bet" and then Draymond mentioned that they both understood what went wrong and how to fix it...it's very hard for me to interpret that as anything other than "if you were taking those shots that Barnes was taking, we definitely win that championship" and KD agreeing.

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Jan 29, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs, Daniel Hardee

Daniel, only you can throw shade and make it hilarious, entertaining and informative! 😂

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The aged ones are off to a rough start in Charlotte, 5-18.

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Jan 29, 2022Liked by Daniel Hardee

Seeing the Nick Wright Epic Fail prediction above, it makes me wonder whether there shouldn't be Rules For Public Opinionators. I can think of a couple of examples that we as a society should insist upon: 1. If your prediction turns out wrong, you should acknowledge that and explain where you went wrong; with an option to write lines -- like "I'm sorry I disrespected Andrew Wiggins" 100 times. 2. If you are dead wrong more than once a week (month?) you must leave the profession and take up professional gambling. 3. Stop shouting, you're wearing a microphone. 4 ...? Other ideas?

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So the Lakers are on national TV again tonight? If you ever want to know how strong the Lakers brand is, the fact this mediocre and boring team keeps getting prime time national tv slots is a pretty good measure.

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Jan 28, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

This article is fabulous. I added another heart to the most-liked ever article, too. Loved re-reading it!

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This just in!

James Wiseman is ramping up individual work... but no timetable for contact work.

https://hoopshype.com/rumor/james-wiseman-ramping-up-individual-work/

LOL, can't make this stuff up :)

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Jan 28, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1487143971788886020

"Inside of two weeks until the February 10 NBA trade deadline, the Kings believe the asking price for Simmons is too steep and that a pathway to reaching an agreement with the Sixers doesn’t exist, sources said."

So Warriors, Raptors, Pacers, Blazers, and now the Kings rejected the trade offer because it was too steep.

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