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  1. J

    2/9 Celtics visit City of Oklahoma

    They always seem rusty when everyone gets back, like they have to renegotiate roles all over again.
  2. J

    2/1 Sixers arrive to home of liberty to get their bell rung by the Celtics

    Not having Kemba against the Sixers might not be that much of a loss, especially on defense.
  3. J

    January 2020 General NBA Game Thread

    Saw part of the beginning of the game and then watched the highlights. What I noticed was how other players in the post bounced off Zion. He is a massive load, compact and strong. He can outmaneuver and get offensive rebounds. He bends space. It's obvious that the Pelicans will be much better...
  4. J

    Sportswriting Legend Dan Jenkins Passes Away

    Sally Jenkins writes about her father here. I found it very touching:
  5. J

    Gordon Hayward 2020: C'mon baby, hold together!

    I believe he said he was staying because they just had a baby ("Daddy's always happy") and couldn't travel.
  6. J

    May The Best Team Win...

    But not just that the dominant player is playing--they repeatedly are given the ball or are featured. In basketball in particular, limitations of how many people are on the court, who is given the basketball, etc., makes for much less variance than in baseball.
  7. J

    Jaylen Brown - underrated?

    Video of Jaylen training with T-Mac:
  8. J

    Hayward's Injury

    Hayward, iirc, was the primary defender on KD in the Utah/GSW series last year and was considered to have done a really good job. He should fit in seamlessly for the wings.
  9. J

    The Brad Stevens thread - More Clueless Than Alicia Silverstone

    Kevin O'Connor with a good article on what Brad is doing and what he might be worth--he suggests only after top tier and rising stars:
  10. J

    2017-18 NBA Regular Season Game/Observation Thread

    Lakers a pretty amazing 2-14 ... from free throws.