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    Would you trade Jaylen+ for Durant?

    Yeah, it pains me to say it, but I think we might be looking at an in-shape and motivated Harden (which, at 33 when the season starts, will be far from prime Harden, but better than the recent version), which, along with some moderate improvement from Maxey (even with some shooting regression)...
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    It’s not just size/athleticism/conditioning though, kids today are identified so early (and funneled to the AAU circuit) that they end up with much more actual time spent playing competitively and practicing skills. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the average 20 year old coming into the league...
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    Yeah, more than one scouting reports had Marcus Smart as a comp for him coming out of Louisville, with all the concerns being on the offensive end. I remember him owning Dennis Smith Jr in college in a game that really shaped my perception of both players. He, as the kids say, had that dog in...
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    Summer League 2022

    Incredible passer. Some of those are Jokicesque. But man that footwork is baaaaaad.
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    2022 NBA Draft: The Life of Paolo

    Perhaps is just his team trying to get this out there during draft season, but there’s been press on his training routine lately- basically to the effect of how much he’s strength training at P3 and how he’s eating 8000 calories a day and whatnot. I never really got the sense that it was from...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    Aww, memories... (FKA BingBamBoom)
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    I am too. And I agree that if he played for Charlotte his whole career, we're not talking about this, but he didn't. In addition to the stuff he's done with the Warriors that's already been mentioned (and it merits adding that advanced stats have mostly loved him throughout his career), he was...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    Yeah, I figured their o-rebounding prowess in spite of their relative size was a function of high gravity plus their ball movement which leaves defenses scrambling- guys moving away from the basket, late to turn their heads around and off balance. Tough to find a body and proper leverage to box...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    It's funny, I listened to Draymond's podcast that spurred KD's reaction and Dray was extremely complimentary of KD, as a player and person, to the extent that I wondered if the beef between them was mostly exaggerated or at least water under the bridge, but of course KD being KD, he proceeds to...
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    Patriots select South Carolina RB Kevin Harris at 183

    View: https://twitter.com/lancezierlein/status/1520494315402760192?s=21&t=NqDsopcCV54HTJXm9pFTQQ Lance Zierlein: “Patriots new RB Kevin Harrison from S Carolina is talented. His evaluation requires a look at the 2020 tape when he was healthy. At full health, he’s one of the top 6-8 RBs in this...
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    2022 NBA Playoffs Gamethread

    Yeah that was an all-timer. He wanted the second one so bad.
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    2022 NBA Playoffs Gamethread

    This Nugs Dubs series is gonna be funnnn.
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    2021-22 NBA In-Season News/Transactions

    I think at this point it’s pretty clearly Darius Garland. He’s having a really good year.
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    Yeah, despite the glut of bigs, he brings a needed skill and fits their timeline, but I do wonder what else they could’ve gotten with Nance and that money (about 18% of the cap, over the contract). Nance seems like a really great fit on Portland.