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Spacebump
Dec 23, 2003

Dallas Mavericks: Generations


EvanTH posted:

Why does Randle have to be bad like x guy or y guy? Can't Julius Randle dig out a niche in this ever-changing NBA and be bad in his own new and unique way?

His new destiny is to be the Mavs' small ball center. DSJ/Curry/Matthews/Barnes/Randle. Let's get beat up by bigger teams and tank harder.

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Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Doltos posted:

He shot .490 on jumpers in his last year in NY then it dipped as he got older and less athletic. Pretending he couldn't shoot isn't fair to him.

1 year out of 12 doesn't make someone a good shooter. For a career Randle is like 5% FG% under Lee at midrange shooting but Randle will actually take occassional 3s (which doesn't really help his eFG% all that much).

Rick posted:

I agree with you about David Lee comp (especially since it's one I've posted before, lol). David Lee was a better finisher, although I guess it's pretty favorable when lining up age. I decided to look at his shooting chart because of Doltos comment and he did have a pretty solid year from two but otherwise it is a super solid chunk of green around the basket, surrounded by red 2s most other years.

I dunno, Lee was a lot more creative but Randle seems just as effective under the basket, but the difference is now you want different things out of your PF, typically. I feel like I see Randle totally blow a dunk or an easy put-back a lot, but his numbers are pretty good overall so that's probably just selective memory.

Jack's Flow posted:

I am actually surprised by Minnesota‘s record. It feels like every time I see them play they lead by double digits before somehow managing to lose anyway.

This year? They've been really good in close games. They blow LOTS of leads, but they've been pretty good at clawing out a victory. They are definitely a 2nd-3rd quarter team, so watching them can feel deflating as they start playing like poo poo in the 4th.

Tae
Oct 24, 2010

Hello? Can you hear me? ...Perhaps if I shout? AAAAAAAAAH!


It's still an improvement from last year when they were I think literally the worst team in the 3rd quarter. Like they went from Warriors to Nets in a span of a half-hour break.

dokmo
Aug 26, 2006

man


Sugartime Jones

Lockback posted:

Randle seems just as effective under the basket, but the difference is now you want different things out of your PF, typically. I feel like I see Randle totally blow a dunk or an easy put-back a lot, but his numbers are pretty good overall so that's probably just selective memory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6Q_t0GRro

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

Verhy old and rocky thoughts


Plaster Town Cop

dokmo posted:

David Lee was an awful shooter what the gently caress are you guys talking about.

Randle has a bag of tricks for scoring, especially his big boy spins, of course no jumper, can't defend, very heavy
Noel was the first pick in the draft because he can jump, he can jump on one leg, two legs, from a standstill, from a walk, from a jog
He doesn't drop the ball as much as Javale Magee

But if a play unfolds and there's no obvious section where he needs to jump with/for/at the ball, he doesn't do anything.
Sometimes he does a pouty jump

I feel like jumpers have learned to play basketball after 6 years or so. It's happened. It doesn't always happen

EvanTH posted:

yeah Derozan is finally shooting .350 from three, just as the league moves into a new era where league average is closer to .360


Dwayne Casey sounded miserable when discussing their team mandated "culture change." Maybe they paid Kobe a consultant's fee to make a home video of himself taking threes, then sent it to Demar.

Dejan Bimble fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2018 around 21:33

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Dejan Bimble posted:

Noel was the first pick in the draft because he can jump, he can jump on one leg, two legs, from a standstill, from a walk, from a jog

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

Verhy old and rocky thoughts


Plaster Town Cop

My memory is really bad
I need some nootropic drugs
I need the LIMITLESS drug

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011




*in an extremely Bill Simmons voice*

WOAH!

Tae
Oct 24, 2010

Hello? Can you hear me? ...Perhaps if I shout? AAAAAAAAAH!


It's hard to forget that Noel wasn't first because there was a huge uproar here when he was still on the board. Then the trade with Jrue happened which was initially Pelicans getting a 1st for Noel. But no, they paid Noel+1st for Jrue.

kiimo
Jul 24, 2003

TRIGGERED BY COLLEGE SPORTS

Don't remind this retard that college sports are a scam, it hurts his stunted brain.

I wish I still could find that video of the first 25 shots by Anthony Bennett just titled "UH OH!"

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Dejan Bimble posted:

My memory is really bad
I need some nootropic drugs
I need the LIMITLESS drug

Nerlens just looks so sad that you keep reminding him.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011



kiimo posted:

I wish I still could find that video of the first 25 shots by Anthony Bennett just titled "UH OH!"



This is all you need

Doltos
Dec 28, 2005

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.



Whatever franchise employs you (I'm convinced it's the Wizards) should pay you double for your music selection alone

Redgrendel2001
Sep 1, 2006

you literally think a person saying their NBA team of choice being better than the fucking 76ers is a 'schtick'

a literal thing you think.


Tae posted:

It's hard to forget that Noel wasn't first because there was a huge uproar here when he was still on the board. Then the trade with Jrue happened which was initially Pelicans getting a 1st for Noel. But no, they paid Noel+1st for Jrue.

Sam Hinkie sends his regards.

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

Verhy old and rocky thoughts


Plaster Town Cop

Lockback posted:

Nerlens just looks so sad that you keep reminding him.

I feel like I'm getting stupider , it's probably a result of never getting sleep. It's what some call "the Tom Thibodeau effect"

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Dejan Bimble posted:

I feel like I'm getting stupider , it's probably a result of never getting sleep. It's what some call "the Tom Thibodeau effect"

You can't sleep because a greasy, older man is in a defensive posture hoarsely screaming at you to ICE, ICE?

That would make sleep hard.

Jota
May 6, 2003

uga-booga uga-booga

Markelle Fultz...is back...kinda almost

https://twitter.com/DerekBodnerNBA/...267042540609536

https://twitter.com/Kevin_Kinkead/s...268224860303361

https://twitter.com/KyleNeubeck/sta...271992448405505


Also here is video of Fultz missing a 3 point shot please feel free to overanalyze

https://twitter.com/rich_hofmann/st...270915103707136

Jota fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2018 around 22:33

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

Dejan Bimble posted:

I feel like I'm getting stupider , it's probably a result of never getting sleep. It's what some call "the Tom Thibodeau effect"

On the other hand your lack of sleep will eventually give you access to the dark arts.

The B_36
Jul 10, 2012


Jota posted:

Markelle Fultz...is back...kinda almost

He still looks a bit like he's shot-putting the ball up there, very mechanical. Not as bad as before tho I guess.

Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch

The B_36 posted:

He still looks a bit like he's shot-putting the ball up there, very mechanical. Not as bad as before tho I guess.

Yeah it's not as bad but there's still a little hitch. It's not nearly as fluid looking as his UW shot but it's going in the right direction at least

Ghost Dog
Aug 17, 2016

The Ghost That Refreshes

he was probably always throwing it towards the basket

mdemone
Mar 14, 2001

There is no route out of the maze. The maze shifts as you move through it, because it is alive.


Paul Zuvella posted:



This is all you need

I just watched that GIF loop about 50 times and I think it's sapping my will to live.

Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch

Ghost Dog posted:

he was probably always throwing it towards the basket

You definitely didn't watch his first few games then

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005
LOWTAX CALLED ME A DUMB BOX OF CRUD

and he may be on to something.

mdemone posted:

I just watched that GIF loop about 50 times and I think it's sapping my will to live.

You can find more effort in a 'My 600 lbs life' episode than that.

NotWearingPants
Jan 3, 2006


Nap Ghost

TJ McConnell leads NBA point guards in FG%.

AggressivelyStupid
Jan 9, 2012



https://twitter.com/isaiahthomas/st...270571783147521

BWV
Feb 24, 2005



hockey writer named Murphy from Boston attacks basketball player for having an ego? What is this, 2017?

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring


NotWearingPants posted:

TJ McConnell leads NBA point guards in FG%.

All he needed was some facial hair.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

you guys feel anything yet



These camo military worship uniforms are getting real weird

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

Verhy old and rocky thoughts


Plaster Town Cop

Those spongebob jerseys would be 1000% better without a sponsor logo

Lockback posted:

You can't sleep because a greasy, older man is in a defensive posture hoarsely screaming at you to ICE, ICE?

That would make sleep hard.

That's the personification of my back muscles and he wears a very thin tie

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

you guys feel anything yet


Ron Baker looks kind of like a young Mark Hamill

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

you're a flower. you're also a rainbow and a river. you are the manifestation of all perfection and i want to i don't fucking know, but you are fucking perfect


Dejan this is for you

https://streamable.com/o7xt2

Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Diligence is the mother of Luck


https://twitter.com/World_Wide_Wob/...368193470517254

He gave the shooter fingers after that.

Give Beasley some award. I dont care what one, make one up if you have to.

EvanTH
Apr 24, 2004

i like to express my inner pain by being really boring on the phone
or just when i'm kickin it
that's me though
i'm kind of oddddddd

NotWearingPants posted:

TJ McConnell leads NBA point guards in FG%.

FG% leads all stats in being outdated and untelling in a way incomprehensible to most NBA broadcasters

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Athanatos posted:

https://twitter.com/World_Wide_Wob/...368193470517254

He gave the shooter fingers after that.

Give Beasley some award. I dont care what one, make one up if you have to.

Holy poo poo.

Mr. Mambold
Feb 13, 2011

Aha. Nice post.


Athanatos posted:

https://twitter.com/World_Wide_Wob/...368193470517254

He gave the shooter fingers after that.

Give Beasley some award. I dont care what one, make one up if you have to.

Baskets like that should be a point for every revolution. (I counted 6)*

*Best Korea Rules!

Doltos
Dec 28, 2005

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.


For anyone that didn't see it the refs almost completely ignored a Manu 3 tonight:

https://streamable.com/bv8hi

Shrimp or Shrimps
Feb 14, 2012


Doltos posted:

For anyone that didn't see it the refs almost completely ignored a Manu 3 tonight:

https://streamable.com/bv8hi

I mean, they count own goals, why didn't they count this one?

Boredumb
Mar 10, 2005



Doltos posted:

For anyone that didn't see it the refs almost completely ignored a Manu 3 tonight:

https://streamable.com/bv8hi

hahah what the hell

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Antifa Poltergeist
Jun 3, 2004

"We're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you"


Jack's Flow posted:

All he needed was some facial hair.

His efg% and ts% is up too.I have a irrational love for Tj McConnel stricly because of mygm in 2k, but is he ever gonna be more than an ok pg off the bench?

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