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Is the Clips-Griz game really not on anywhere right now? Turner owns several other channels. This is insanity.
Not that anyone can complain about this game, but do the MEM-LAC people have any way to see their game?
How hard is it to figure that Paul and Bledsoe should play together more?
As a Grizzlies fan, I'm happy for anything that keeps Bledsoe off the floor, but I imagine one reason is the small lineup with Paul and Bledsoe makes it easier for the Grizzlies to cross-match Tony Allen on Paul.
The winner, you'd have to think, would be a real contender for the Finals.
But that would just allow Bledsoe to go right at the basket, which worked to marvelous effect in Game 1.
I would love it if they managed to finish off the nets in 5 gets them extra rest for the next round
DeAndre Jordan played just 17 minutes today. The Jordan-Griffin combination is what the Clippers should be banking on to match up against ZeBo-Gasol, and Jordan plays just 17 minutes? VDN really is just terrible.
The JR Smith suspension, fair or unfair?
The other thing he's not doing is giving his best players more minutes like most coaches do in the playoffs.
Carmelo ends up with 35 FGA, 20 FTA, and 7 TO in 45 Min. Over a possesion used per minute played, quite, um, impressive.
Is faried 100%? Then again, who is?
several 2nd rounders will get multi-year guaranteed contracts. The higher the pick, the more likely that is.
Colorado's Andre Roberson decided to enter the draft.
Steph Curry has what seems like a very unique skillset (ridiculous handle, crazy quickness, shots from all kinds of wild angles and distances). I wanna say Manny Pacquiao on a basketball court. Are there any basketball comps?
18-22 on the road
I've never in my life seen anyone as good at shooting a basketball.
If you are going to be 2nd rounder in any case and are determined to try and make a go of it in the league, there's a decent argument for going now rather than later. There's reasonable arguments the other way too, but I don't think it is nearly as clear-cut of a stay in school decision as it would be for a freshman with the same outlook in the draft.
There are some guys that shoot as well as Curry, but none of them can really create their own shots like him.
I'm trying to remember what Mahmoud Abdul Rauf's game looked like.
But Curry shoots a much better percentage than Pistol Pete ever did.
Boy was he interesting, but Curry is pretty clearly better.
I would argue that shooting the same percentage as Curry while taking fewer shots and taking many more of them in catch-and-shoot situations rather than off-the-dribble means that you actually don't shoot as well as Curry. I think there's a ton of evidence that catch-and-shoot 3s are systematically easier than off-the-dribble 3s.
Calderon and Korver, who had higher 3PT% than Curry this year, had 90% and 97% of them assisted. Ray Allen was always in the 80-90% range, at least over the period that hoopdata has stats. Curry was at 55% this year. That is ####### ridiculous. The only guy I can think off the top of my head who shot that well without catch-and-shoots was Steve Nash in his hey-day and he didn't take as many attempts.
Let's not go overboard on the Nuggets and Warriors having identical road records.
GSW shoooting unreal percentages
The Timberwolves turned a potential Rubio/Curry/Lawson windfall into just Rubio (who didn't come to Minnesota for two extra years); two years of Flynn (played in Australia last year); backup guard Malcolm Lee; three injury-plagued years and more than $15 million of damaged goods (Webster and Roy); and nearly $6 million of Webster/Milicic buyouts. They also briefly had and lost Motiejunas (a promising rotation guy for Houston), Parsons (no. 48 on the trade value list), Mirotic (Chicago's best prospect overseas) and Cole (a rotation guy for a 66-win team); and they have Memphis's 2013 first-rounder (near the bottom of a dreadful draft) and Brooklyn's 2013 second-rounder to show for their troubles.
The Timberwolves turned a potential Rubio/Curry/Lawson windfall into just...
It's also possible that in addition to not being the same team as they were due to injuries, they weren't as good as they looked in the first place because of the home-court advantage they have. Denver was the only one of the top 5 in the West to have a losing record on the road, so their claim to being a top-tier team is almost entirely due to their ungodly home record. If some significant chunk of that advantage goes away when there aren't any back-to-backs, then they may not have been as much better than GSW as they looked in the regular season. And then the injuries and matchup issues close the gap even further. As I recall, this was tshipman's theory on Denver before the playoffs even started.
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