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Jazz are doing 4 games in 5 nights this week too. 4 different cities, all on the road. Gonna be a painful week. *
Jazz are doing 4 games in 5 nights this week too. 4 different cities, all on the road
And about 25 turnovers, approximately.
George's play (remember: it's only been four games!) has been pretty phenomenal. He's averaging 27 points and 8.8 rebounds a game. He's shooting 52.9 percent from the floor and 45.2 percent on an insane 7.8 attempts from three-point range. He's averaging 6.3 free throw attempts, nearly three more than last season.
It will be played without the neck tape Rose has used to support his sore neck the last two games. Rose said the NBA told him he had to stop wearing the tape.
"I swear I don't know," Rose said, when asked why.
"Oh hell nah," Rose said, when asked if he thought he'd struggle to open the season.
"Just try to be aggressive," Noah said. "Try to front his big ass as much as possible and make him run around."
"front his big ass"
Portland has some good players, and their bench is much better, but as noted, they have some problems with D.
Well, we talked about Houston's ball security issues yesterday. Might bite them in the playoffs. I said before the season that the West may hinge on which contender can make a nice in-season move, since all of them have a hole or two
You almost have to be doing it on purpose to #### things up this badly.
I think his offense is better than his defense. Wouldn't that make Collison a poor comp?
However, Dr. Kenzo Kase, the Japanese inventor who developed the tape more than 30 years ago, has admitted that although he believes in its healing powers, no scientific evidence supports his claims.
"Your pain sensors are located between the epidermis and the dermis, the first and second layers of your skin," Kase told the Guardian. "I thought that if I applied tape to the pain it would lift the epidermis slightly up and make a space between the two layers. This would in turn allow blood to flow more easily to the injured area. But you can use the tape in lots of ways, depending on the width and the amount of stretch.
Also, report of Larry Sanders being suspended due to bar fight, oh god this is turning into a god awful season for him quickly.
A fight where Sanders allegedly threw punches and broke champagne bottles over the heads of people while security tried to break up the fight.
I feel really, really bad for Utah fans.
two free throw attempts and possession of the ball on the sideline nearest the spot where play was interrupted if an offensive player, or a teammate, is fouled while having a clear-path-to-the-basket. The ball and an offensive player must be positioned between the tip-of-circle extended in the backcourt and the basket in the
frontcourt, with no defender between the ball and the basket when the personal foul occurs. However, if a defender is ahead of the player being fouled and has the opportunity to position himself between the ball and the basket, there is no clear path foul. Additionally, if the defensive player who commits the foul is ahead of the player with the ball who he fouls when that offensive player enters the frontcourt, no clear path has occurred regardless if he is fouled from behind or on the side. There must be team possession and the new play must originate in the backcourt, including throw-ins, and the offended team must be deprived of an opportunity to score.
On clear path to the basket fouls, it will no longer be considered a clear path foul if at any point before the foul is committed, the defender who commits the foul is positioned ahead of the offensive player in the frontcourt.
So I got some last minute tickets to the Wolves v Warriors game (Free even). Blech. The wolves looked terrible on offense and defense. They would play OK in bursts and then there would be huge breakdowns. Trying not to let one game bias me overly, but ...
Rubio continues to play in a funk.
I just think he can't shoot and the rest of his issues stem from that.
but I don't think it's the end of the world.
through five games, [Monta] Ellis looks like a different player, and if this keeps up — and I hope it does — I think it has the potential to present a scathing indictment on the state of NBA analytics...
A few decades ago baseball sabermetrics had its revolution in part because analysts realized the game was only technically a team sport, and that it was more aptly dissected as a sequence of outcomes that involve sovereign performers competing in one-on-one encounters. But basketball exhibits the exact opposite nature and is in desperate need of a very different kind of analytical revolution. Unlike home runs or strikeouts, almost every basket, made or missed, in the NBA is the product of teamwork — coordinated and connected actions by multiple actors behaving (or in some cases, attempting to behave) as a unit. As a result, every basketball analysis that fails to account for the natural ecology of the game is inherently flawed — and to this point, almost all “advanced” analyses make no such ecological considerations.
There’s no way to accurately characterize an individual basketball player without considering his situational habitat.
This is the same Ricky Rubio that had 31 assists and 11 steals in their 3-0 start?
 Normally love Goldsberry's work but this struck me as...odd. A lot of the Basketball Twitter folks I follow agreed that Goldsberry is kind of beating up a straw man here.
Normally love Goldsberry's work but this struck me as...odd. A lot of the Basketball Twitter folks I follow agreed that Goldsberry is kind of beating up a straw man here.
"I'm doing everything I can to get back to my normal self," James said after the game. "I've had a history of (back issues), but I always keep a good eye on it."
James has played in all six of the Heat's games this season and heading into Thursday's action had averaged 25.6 points, 8.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 58 percent from the floor.
"The good thing about it," James said, "is that it's not the first time I've had a back issue so I should be all right."
Houston's such a work in progress. The games count, but I think these early games mean more for our narrative perception of teams than their actual title hopes.
And, fun as it was for Lakers fans, this really doesn't help the Lakers. It means D'Antoni will keep starting Steve Blake at the 2 until Kobe come back,
As for turnover, when he's there they won't throw him the ball anyway, which may actually make the team less TO prone than risking going to Howard. who while have much less trouble catching the ball, does in fact turn it over at an absurd rate when he try to do anything with it.
If by "work in progress" you mean "Morey might improve the roster" then I agree.
They either need to just use Asik in a backup role (which is not optimal because he's too useful to be a 12 MPG player) or trade him for a player who can play with Howard.
The Clippers simply lack good defenders.
It's tough to trade Asik when you need a very specific player: A) a stretch 4 who is B) very good. If not Ryan Anderson, who are you going to get? Ilyasova's one. Anyone else?
I don't think I've ever been as uninterested in the NBA as I am now. It's a combination of smaller things, and one big one: the Knicks repulse me. I hate them. There's no one, except Iman, that I remotely care about. I hate 'Melo. Hate his game, his attitude, his BS. I empathize with Amare, but he can't play anymore. There is no hope for this team. No hope in anything they've done. I try to conjure interest in other teams (SA, Indiana, even Boston), but I can't do it.
I don't think I've ever been as uninterested in the NBA as I am now. It's a combination of smaller things, and one big one: the Knicks repulse me. I hate them
I try to conjure interest in other teams
Just thinking of other guys who could play in Houston's lineup and be a better fit- Paul Millsap, Brandon Bass (not good enough by himself, but he'd fit), Kirilenko, Derrick Williams, Thad Young, Gallinari, Patrick Patterson again, Mark Morris.
Go with the Hawks.
Millsap and Horford are easy to love, Schroeder's game is eye catching, Nogueira has all-pro hair, everybody (but me) loves Pero Antic, and no one will accuse you of bandwagoning.
^ [yes, we exist.]
Just email the other six and see what they think about Millsap.
Anthony Davis is shooting 92% on a significant number of FTs.
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