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Dutchy
Jul 8, 2010


What I hope will happen is that when the Mavs get 360 no-scoped by Steph Curry to get knocked out of the play-in tourney, it will cause some kind of jarring realization that most of their 30 MPG guys are 20 MPG guys, and the 20 MPG guys are 10 MPG guys, and the Trey Burke guys are Guys You Shouldn't Give a Three-Year Contract To Guys. It feels like they value all of their role players a full letter grade above where they actually are relative to the league, especially defensively. Like they don't recognize that giant chasm between Luka Doncic and Useful Glue Guys that you're supposed to fill with good starters.

What I suspect will happen is the Mavs will sign a decent bench player a la Wright or Noel that will be a perma-DNP-CD by game 35 and prepare to get rejected by Julius Randle in 2022 when Mark Cuban no-shows because he's having trouble getting his new social media-enabled toothbrush to connect to the WiFi and Donnie Nelson falters when Randle asks why the the five-year plan is just a variety of different-colored question marks

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morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


This playoff run got me into the NBA, so much incredible borderline unwatchable basketball

https://twitter.com/Charlottean28/status/1383826231192264705?s=20

Spacebump
Dec 23, 2003

Dallas Mavericks: Generations


Dutchy posted:

What I hope will happen is that when the Mavs get 360 no-scoped by Steph Curry to get knocked out of the play-in tourney, it will cause some kind of jarring realization that most of their 30 MPG guys are 20 MPG guys, and the 20 MPG guys are 10 MPG guys, and the Trey Burke guys are Guys You Shouldn't Give a Three-Year Contract To Guys. It feels like they value all of their role players a full letter grade above where they actually are relative to the league, especially defensively. Like they don't recognize that giant chasm between Luka Doncic and Useful Glue Guys that you're supposed to fill with good starters.

What I suspect will happen is the Mavs will sign a decent bench player a la Wright or Noel that will be a perma-DNP-CD by game 35 and prepare to get rejected by Julius Randle in 2022 when Mark Cuban no-shows because he's having trouble getting his new social media-enabled toothbrush to connect to the WiFi and Donnie Nelson falters when Randle asks why the the five-year plan is just a variety of different-colored question marks

In this scenario, Cuban reads my complaints on his social media-enabled toothbrush's cyber dust app.

Veryslightlymad
Jun 3, 2007

I fight with
my brain
and with an
underlying
hatred of the
Erebonian
Noble Faction


Unwatchable my rear end. Inject that poo poo into my veins..

Edit
Particularly scathing comments cause the tooth brush to extend slightly, inducing the gag reflex.

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


Veryslightlymad posted:

Unwatchable my rear end. Inject that poo poo into my veins..

Edit
Particularly scathing comments cause the tooth brush to extend slightly, inducing the gag reflex.

every time I watch the clip of Tayshaun murdering Reggie I'm reminded that the final score in that game was 72-67

jackofarcades
Sep 2, 2011

Okay, I'll admit it took me a bit to get into it... But I think I kinda love this!! I'm Spider-Man!! I'm actually Spider-Man!! HA!


Dutchy posted:

What I hope will happen is that when the Mavs get 360 no-scoped by Steph Curry to get knocked out of the play-in tourney, it will cause some kind of jarring realization that most of their 30 MPG guys are 20 MPG guys, and the 20 MPG guys are 10 MPG guys, and the Trey Burke guys are Guys You Shouldn't Give a Three-Year Contract To Guys. It feels like they value all of their role players a full letter grade above where they actually are relative to the league, especially defensively. Like they don't recognize that giant chasm between Luka Doncic and Useful Glue Guys that you're supposed to fill with good starters.

What I suspect will happen is the Mavs will sign a decent bench player a la Wright or Noel that will be a perma-DNP-CD by game 35 and prepare to get rejected by Julius Randle in 2022 when Mark Cuban no-shows because he's having trouble getting his new social media-enabled toothbrush to connect to the WiFi and Donnie Nelson falters when Randle asks why the the five-year plan is just a variety of different-colored question marks

oh yeah I'm expecting this to happen too

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




update on MVP Tiers:
https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/1383983703005667332?s=20

Veryslightlymad
Jun 3, 2007

I fight with
my brain
and with an
underlying
hatred of the
Erebonian
Noble Faction


morestuff posted:

every time I watch the clip of Tayshaun murdering Reggie I'm reminded that the final score in that game was 72-67

Eh. It's a hard line to spot. Some games had ultra low scores and felt like you watched two desperate fighters scratching out any advantage they could.

Some low scoring games make you question why you dedicate so much time to watching other people be rich and successful and exciting.

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

we're all black friends


Plaster Town Cop

morestuff posted:

This playoff run got me into the NBA, so much incredible borderline unwatchable basketball

https://twitter.com/Charlottean28/status/1383826231192264705?s=20

Watching them absolutely smother and dominate other teams was incredible. They made the other team regret being born

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

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


Yeah, I love low scoring games when every bucket is a huge victory because the defenses are stamping out everything. When it's two teams clanging lazy jumpers that's different.

Red Rox
Aug 24, 2004

Motel Midnight off the hook

I know no one cares about the Clippers but I find it interesting that they only have 15 games left, less than everyone else in the West, and only a couple of back to backs. So they’ll be relatively well rested heading into the playoffs. And PG has been on an absolute tear lately - arguably the best stretch of his career.

So yes expecting a first round exit this time round.

Senator Drinksalot
Apr 30, 2013

Kiss me up, touch me, fuckin' rock my world holmes, I don't care


Rondo gives them an interesting wrinkle, it won't be George and Leonard taking turns shooting iso mid rangers this year.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Article about people challenging retired NBA scrubs and getting owned:

quote:

For Scalabrine, the reason he gets his skills continually questioned goes beyond the confidence of the challengers.

“Joakim Noah said it best,” Scalabrine said, referring to his former teammate on the Chicago Bulls. “He said, ‘Scal, you look like you suck, but you don’t suck.’”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/sports/basketball/why-the-worst-nba-player-is-probably-still-better-than-you.html

Featuring Scalabrine, Michael Sweetney, Adonal Foyle, and current WNBAer Cheyenne Parker.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




while watching tonight's ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecast it finally hit me how funny the concept of A-Rod The Ownership Face of Minnesota Timberwolves is.

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.


I would be fine if Magic just had the lone binding vote in MVP every year.

Red Rox
Aug 24, 2004

Motel Midnight off the hook

Senator Drinksalot posted:

Rondo gives them an interesting wrinkle, it won't be George and Leonard taking turns shooting iso mid rangers this year.

One thing I’ve realised is that PG wasn’t anywhere near 100% healthy last year. He’s had at least one sick dunk every game this year and he had maybe one the whole of last season.

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.

Lakers being above .500 and picking up ground on the Mavs and Blazers over the past couple weeks is comforting.

It has helped that so many teams were also hurt or decided to rest.

Seems like we might actually get the hallway series this time.

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring


I heard on a podcast that Bill Walton put five PAC 10 teams in his final four bracket. If that’s true, the man should be the only person allowed to vote for awards.

Aye Doc
Jul 19, 2007

my name is john carter





if you look at both of these pictures at once and cross your eyes, the hair actually materializes on jim boylen's head instead and it's very good. ty for this mangles

big boi
Jun 11, 2007



R.D. Mangles posted:

Article about people challenging retired NBA scrubs and getting owned:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/sports/basketball/why-the-worst-nba-player-is-probably-still-better-than-you.html

Featuring Scalabrine, Michael Sweetney, Adonal Foyle, and current WNBAer Cheyenne Parker.

This was good

dokmo
Aug 26, 2006

man


Morbid Hound

Jack's Flow posted:

I heard on a podcast that Bill Walton put five PAC 10 teams in his final four bracket.

This is great.

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Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011



euphronius posted:

Like Paul is clearly worth 15-20 wins or more tho his “advanced stats” don’t reflect that at all. Getting kind of tired of some of these stats honestly.

I suppose if you close your eyes his advanced stats do look bad.

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