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Post#241 » by Little Nathan » Mon May 3, 2021 2:34 pm

They'll probably get it together really soon, but you can tell that the very real possibility that they have to play the play-in is annoying the Lakers right now.

Davis calling it their toughest stretch in the last 2 years, LeBron suddenly being the #1 enemy of the play-in and Kuzma publicly calling for Gasol instead of Drummond in the rotation...all after last night's game.
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Post#242 » by ImSlower » Mon May 3, 2021 6:27 pm

And they just lost Schroder to protocols two weeks.

They looked unstoppable the first six weeks. Until LeBron is wearing a suit not a jersey to games, I'll never be convinced they'll be bounced early, though
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Post#243 » by chefo » Tue May 4, 2021 2:42 am

:o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.
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Post#244 » by johnnyvann840 » Tue May 4, 2021 3:21 am

What a joy watching D Rose just destroy Ja Morant and close out the Grizzlies. It was MVP Rose.
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Post#245 » by BullChit » Tue May 4, 2021 3:24 am

chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


I wonder if there are still people on this forum who wouldn't take Westbrook on this team.
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Post#246 » by BullChit » Tue May 4, 2021 3:26 am

johnnyvann840 wrote:What a joy watching D Rose just destroy Ja Morant and close out the Grizzlies. It was MVP Rose.


A lot of talk about how great the Knicks are and a lot of conflicted Bulls fans feeling crappy about supporting New York in any way but honestly as a Rose Stan I am so happy to see how he is playing.

Also there is Zero % chance that D Rose goes anywhere in the offseason let alone back to Chicago.
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Post#247 » by DuckIII » Tue May 4, 2021 3:59 am

chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


That combination is bonkers. I wonder how many times that has happened? Can’t be many. Wilt probably did it a few times.
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Post#248 » by Am2626 » Tue May 4, 2021 4:15 am

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chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


That combination is bonkers. I wonder how many times that has happened? Can’t be many. Wilt probably did it a few times.


As much hate that Westbrook gets what he is doing is just simply amazing. To be able to average a triple double consistently like this. We probably will never see this again. Most importantly the Wizards are winning.
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Post#249 » by Ice Man » Tue May 4, 2021 1:40 pm

1) Yes, I will take Russ.
2) But let's look at the other side of the coin. Simple on/off scores this season, which show how the team does when the player is on the floor vs. off it.

Conley +16.0 (OK, that's a fluke)
Curry +11.8
Simmons +7.4
Trae +8.1
Dame +5.1
Doncic +4.7
Kyrie +3.8
CP3 +2.4

Russ - 2.5

Russ has been playing very well recently, but there were good reasons why people criticized his game earlier this year. He has All Star stats but he is not an All Star. Still better than what we run out, though.
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Post#250 » by DuckIII » Tue May 4, 2021 1:45 pm

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chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


That combination is bonkers. I wonder how many times that has happened? Can’t be many. Wilt probably did it a few times.


Saw the answer to my own question on ESPN this morning. There have only been three 20/20+ rebound/assist games in NBA history.

Russ has done it twice, Wilt did it once.
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Post#251 » by Wingy » Tue May 4, 2021 2:18 pm

chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


I think Russ wins, but I dig Norman Powell’s 43 point, 0 assist game as well.
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Post#252 » by dougthonus » Tue May 4, 2021 2:47 pm

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chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


That combination is bonkers. I wonder how many times that has happened? Can’t be many. Wilt probably did it a few times.


Saw the answer to my own question on ESPN this morning. There have only been three 20/20+ rebound/assist games in NBA history.

Russ has done it twice, Wilt did it once.


Russ is the poster child for "Just because you're unique, doesn't mean you're useful", obviously an exaggeration, Russ is useful, but the uniqueness of his statistical accomplishments is eyepopping relative to the impact of them.

Not that you were making this case, and this was a totally nuts achievement.
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Post#253 » by Dan Z » Tue May 4, 2021 7:40 pm

Ice Man wrote:1) Yes, I will take Russ.
2) But let's look at the other side of the coin. Simple on/off scores this season, which show how the team does when the player is on the floor vs. off it.

Conley +16.0 (OK, that's a fluke)
Curry +11.8
Simmons +7.4
Trae +8.1
Dame +5.1
Doncic +4.7
Kyrie +3.8
CP3 +2.4

Russ - 2.5

Russ has been playing very well recently, but there were good reasons why people criticized his game earlier this year. He has All Star stats but he is not an All Star. Still better than what we run out, though.


He was hurt to start the season.
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Post#254 » by Dan Z » Tue May 4, 2021 7:42 pm

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chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


I wonder if there are still people on this forum who wouldn't take Westbrook on this team.


His contract would be tough to match in a trade, but I'd take him on this team. His energy/effort/leadership might rub off on the rest of the team. But I'm sure he'd have his moments where we'd all be frustrated with his play.
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Post#255 » by jordanwilliams6 » Wed May 5, 2021 2:22 am

Kings win again, giving us a bit of breathing room in case we manage to win any of our remaining games. It's sad that a lot of the future of our franchise relies on a 31.9% chance of landing a top 4 pick.
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Post#256 » by BullChit » Wed May 5, 2021 2:26 am

At this point do the Pels consider resigning Lonzo?

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Post#257 » by BullChit » Wed May 5, 2021 2:27 am

jordanwilliams6 wrote:Kings win again, giving us a bit of breathing room in case we manage to win any of our remaining games. It's sad that a lot of the future of our franchise relies on a 31.9% chance of landing a top 4 pick.
Not to mention the % chance that that top 4 players turns into something that can be the future of a franchise

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Post#258 » by Am2626 » Wed May 5, 2021 4:01 am

Little Nathan wrote:They'll probably get it together really soon, but you can tell that the very real possibility that they have to play the play-in is annoying the Lakers right now.

Davis calling it their toughest stretch in the last 2 years, LeBron suddenly being the #1 enemy of the play-in and Kuzma publicly calling for Gasol instead of Drummond in the rotation...all after last night's game.


I hope they don’t and they flame out. Would love to see them finish 7 and then lose 2 consecutive games and be out of the playoffs. Their reward then can be getting the 14th pick in the draft. Would love to see what tantrum LeBron will throw then.
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Post#259 » by Am2626 » Wed May 5, 2021 4:03 am

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chefo wrote::o Westbrook with 24 assists and 21 rebounds... in a single game. That's about the most ridiculous stat-line of the season.


I wonder if there are still people on this forum who wouldn't take Westbrook on this team.


His contract would be tough to match in a trade, but I'd take him on this team. His energy/effort/leadership might rub off on the rest of the team. But I'm sure he'd have his moments where we'd all be frustrated with his play.


The guy I want is Conley Jr. He would be the ideal free agent for this team to get over the summer.
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Post#260 » by Cabbage bulls » Wed May 5, 2021 7:03 am

Westbrook's game will not age gracefully. He's gotten worse at shootimg as he has ages. Can't shoot FTs anymore. His game relies on pure energy, athleticism and effort. Much like Joakim, he will fall off a cliff as he loses athletecism.

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