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  1. Sam Ray Not

    Kyrie is hurt and we have schadenfreude

    Two plus eleven is an anagram for one plus twelve. That’s all I got. edit: love the Joe Morgan reference, tho. What did that mean, again?
  2. Sam Ray Not

    Kyrie is hurt and we have schadenfreude

    They're even dropping the price from $120 to $20.
  3. Sam Ray Not

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Here’s “basketball insider” Ric Bucher opining that he would not trade Smart straight up for Beal …. and then a few seconds later saying he would definitely trade Tatum straight up for him. View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MmFjlKrhijQ&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3D I guess that’s why they pay these...
  4. Sam Ray Not

    Summer League 2022

    Alt universe Game 7 on 7/12!
  5. Sam Ray Not

    2022 NBA Draft: The Life of Paolo

    Definitely the former. He's been playing for over a year on a messed up ankle that still is not completely healed; and apparently jumped wrong at the combine vert. According to his agent (fwiw), his vert has been at 36" everywhere he's gone since the combine. Either way, a 9'-2.5" standing reach...
  6. Sam Ray Not

    2022 NBA Draft: The Life of Paolo

    That’s fair — lots of teams whiffed on Giannis and Jokic. But as long as we’re being fair, I don’t think anyone thought Thomas Robinson over Lillard was an egregiously bad pick at the time; and Klay is more just star than “superstar” (Kawhi would probably be a better example for 2011, but they...
  7. Sam Ray Not

    2022 NBA Draft: The Life of Paolo

    Could have had Steph ‘09 (Tyreke Evans), Giannis ‘13 (McLemore), Jokic ‘14 (Stauskas), Booker ‘15 (WCS), Siakam ‘16 (Papagiannis), Adebayo ‘17 (Fox), and/or Sengun ‘21 (Mitchell), too. Halliburton ‘20 was their one really good pick in 15 years — perfect modern day NBA player and ultra high...
  8. Sam Ray Not

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Or girls per arm?
  9. Sam Ray Not

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Hah. Didn’t want to jinx us during the series, and didn’t want to rub it in afterwards. But it’s been six days now, so I’m hoping safe to slowly reintegrate. Beyond the weirdness of trading with a rival, I can’t think of any Cs assets (excluding the obvious untouchables) that make sense in GS...
  10. Sam Ray Not

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Tatum for Wiggs + #28 works in the trade machine...
  11. Sam Ray Not

    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    Yep. Just to nip any "Curry needed KD more than vice versa" memes in the bud: Playoffs Durant + Curry 38-10 (.792) Durant w/o Curry 57-50 (.533) Curry w/o Durant 51-30 (.638) Finals Durant + Curry 9-1 (.900) Durant w/o Curry 1-4 (.200) Curry w/o Durant 8-12 (.400) *9-12 if you count the game...
  12. Sam Ray Not

    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    I feel like any two bigs from NBA history picked at random would have about as much in common as Timelord and Sampson.
  13. Sam Ray Not

    6/2—NBA Finals, Game 1, Celts at Warriors

    It was part of it, for sure, but a smallish part. He hit 43 threes total this season, at a modest .358 clip. And I think it was a bit smoke-and-mirrors, as he's only .320 career, and .603 from the stripe. A much bigger part of his impact was of course the insanely great point-of-attack D, speed...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    Hmm, I was too young in Sampson’s day to have a much more detailed impression of him than, “he’s wicked tall,” but my sense is that a somewhat lumbering, high-center-of-gravity type like him would be absolutely roasted by the elite perimeter creators/shooters of the three ball era. Plus, I...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    Good to hear he’s doing well, and that the playoffs are starting soon…
  16. Sam Ray Not

    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    One "historically tough path" champ that pops to mind, at least in terms of name brands vanquished, is in the 2011 Mavericks, who knocked off (1) the Kobe/Gasol/Odom Lakers, (2) the Durant/Westbrook/Harden/Ibaka Thunder, and (3) the LeBron/Wade/Bosh Heat en route to their franchise's only 'chip...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    And of course is just a stellar all-around dude. I get the annoyance with how he expresses joy on the court (shimmying etc.) but calling out another player the way he did there to Jaylen is pretty anomalous for him. I knew there had to be a backstory; HRB alludes to it above.
  18. Sam Ray Not

    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    Otto’s 2-3 inches taller/longer, a better rebounder, and a much more skilled offensive player (shoots 3s from all over not just the corner, scores at the rim, makes plays, etc.). I think PJ’s more of a dog on D, and possibly a tad more switchable, but is getting a bit long in tooth at 37. I...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    I think this analysis is perfect, Kliq. Props.
  20. Sam Ray Not

    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    True, although Otto Porter Jr. is a rugged 6-8/7-2 wingspanned rebounding beast who has become a de facto big in Kerr-ball. Type of player the Heat didn’t have. I think he could be a big factor in this series if he stays healthy. Might even see minutes here and there for Bjelica, who played...