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    Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

    The rebounding piece is amazing. Last 7 games he's averaged 11.3 rebounds per game. (to go with 25.1 points and 5.7 assists) When did he become this monster on the glass?
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    Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

    Tatum's 2020 playoff game log:
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    ECF Game 3--MARCUS

    The Brown elbow at the end was called correctly by rule. But the rule is dumb. The defender literally pressed his body right into Brown and had his leg between Brown's, and Brown was trying to just swing the ball from side to side and square up. The defender has to give the offensive player...
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    2020 US Open

    They're talking about how the power of these players is trumping accuracy and destroying the golf course, but the reality is that the scores are still what US Open scores ought to be. DeChambeau is at, what, -3? I mean it's not like he's putting up -15 at the US Open.
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    2020 US Open

    Totally bizarre pre-shot routine and swing, but the results sure are nice. Rooting for the kid tomorrow.
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Yep. 100%. Honestly, what year between 1987-88 to 1992-93, and then 1995-96 to 1997-98 was Jordan not the best and most valuable player in all of the NBA? Answer: None. He should have had 9 MVPs. Maybe as many as 10.
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    Status of Boston's Farm System

    Now add P Jacob Wallace to this list. In the Betts/Price deal: - C Connor Wong - OF Alex Verdugo - already looks like a very good MLB player - 2b Jeter Downs In the Hembree/Workman deal: - P Connor Seabold - P Nick Pivetta In the Moreland deal: - 3b Hudson Potts - OF Jeisson Rosario In the...
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    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    They're playing a 3-2. You put a good shooter/distributor at the foul line and surround them with shooters, two up top and two down in the corners. When the defense plays and odd-man top of the zone (1-3-1, 3-2), you play two guys up top. When the defense plays an even-man top of the zone...
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    Pillar to Rockies for PTBNL, international slot money (UPDATE: Jacob Wallace)

    I know it’s come at a steep cost, but Bloom has really done a tremendous job bringing in young MLB and prospect talent. I’m super excited for his tenure as GM because while the MLB team stinks right now, there’s real hope moving forward.
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    2020 US Open

    Isn't that the pairing a lot of people here wanted a few weeks ago?
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Trouble in Paradise?

    Not to derail the thread, but @Trautwein's Degree made an interesting comment about Brady and Ortiz being the athletes he's most rooted for, gotten most joy from, in his life, and it got me thinking: what would people's personal Mount Rushmore be - top four athletes you've simply loved, for...
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    9/17 - Celtics vs. Heat, Eastern Conferences Finals Game 2

    It's so dumb. The rule book says you get two steps. Not three. And certainly not FOUR. And yes, that foot shuffling absolutely helped him gain an advantage. Not in terms of sideways movement or anything like that, but it helped him set his feet to get into a more natural shooting motion...
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Trouble in Paradise?

    And won a Super Bowl. :mad:
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    2020 Pats: OL-la-di, OL-la-da, Life Goes On, Scar!

    Great stuff, @SMU_Sox. One thing I'll point out is that for a long time the Pats have needed OL who were better at pass protection than run blocking, because their offense was a pass-oriented offense. A guy like Shaq Mason did fine, but he came out of Georgia Tech, which ran the option scheme...
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Trouble in Paradise?

    I rooted for him. Love Brady. Don't love him on another team, but oh well. I'd never root for him to beat the Patriots, but against the Saints, of course. He's also my starting fantasy QB so I have another motive as well, full disclosure.