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Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 11:30 pm
by drew881
Ron Swanson wrote:For all the talk about the 3PT era and how it's a "shooter's league" now, you look at the list of Top-10 or so players and it's still mostly comprised of dudes who are physically dominant/freakish athletes (Giannis, Lebron, Kawhi, AD, Durant, Embiid, Paul George). So yeah, unless you're just god-tier skilled (Curry, Jokic, Harden), the freak athlete types are still the ones that almost always end up comprising the majority of the superstar player pool.


The difference being now that those freak athletes can also regularly take and hit the 3. It is shocking for me to go back and look at Jordan’s 3pt %

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 11:44 pm
by Jez2983
MickeyDavis wrote:
Read on Twitter


I love this lots. Go Vince.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:07 pm
by Bucksfan28
Loving Kuzma's confidence. Him taking a leap, which imo doesn't even need to be that great, could make LAL a WC favorite.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:40 pm
by Krispy Kreme
Did someone say Zion doesn't t have natural playmaking ability?

All you have to do is watch his one-handed needle- threader from the Kentucky game to know that's false.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 9:42 pm
by blazza18
Bucksfan28 wrote:Loving Kuzma's confidence. Him taking a leap, which imo doesn't even need to be that great, could make LAL a WC favorite.


It needs to be great.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 9:59 pm
by Ron Swanson
It's pretty remarkable how much media hype/attention Kyle Kuzma has gotten thus far in his career for basically being a poor-man's Tobias Harris.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 11:22 pm
by Bucksfan28
I dont watch a ton of replays but will always stop for Iverson's 48 vs LA. What a fun ass game.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 3:53 am
by Plossum
Kuz has to shoot and play D at a much higher level but it’s not beyond him.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 2:58 pm
by HaroldinGMinor
This is a good thing:

https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/255130/NBA-Release-Memo-Addressing-Mental-Health-Initiatives-For-2019-20-Season

Teams are now expected to make available licensed mental health professionals and a licensed psychiatrist, among others as outlined by The Athletic.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 3:09 pm
by Bucksfan28
Idk what happened last year. Kuz shot ~37% from 3 on volume his rookie year, most of which were C&S. The "superstar" aspiration is unlikely but if he gets his 3pt% back to rookie year levels, then should everything else remain the same he's probably already a better third option than Love was in CLE's championship year.

Sure he's a poor man's version of current Tobias but age 23 Tobes (in his then 5th year w/ significant experience) was hardly better than Kuz last year, and those numbers were inflated by a good month-and-a half to end the season after his trade to DET.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 3:37 pm
by Jimmmycrackcorn
Ron Swanson wrote:It's pretty remarkable how much media hype/attention Kyle Kuzma has gotten thus far in his career for basically being a poor-man's Tobias Harris.

LA bias

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 10:23 pm
by MikeIsGood
Isn't Roy Hibbert being a development coach some sort of oxymoron? He peaked at like 25 and un-developed.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 10:49 pm
by stellation
HaroldinGMinor wrote:This is a good thing:

https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/255130/NBA-Release-Memo-Addressing-Mental-Health-Initiatives-For-2019-20-Season

Teams are now expected to make available licensed mental health professionals and a licensed psychiatrist, among others as outlined by The Athletic.

It is a good thing. Over here the biggest sporting league, the Australian Football League (AFL, aussie rules/the crazy jumping on top of other people one), has just announced a Head of Mental Health and a Chief Psychiatrist that have both been employed to oversee a program to ensure it's at the forefront of team responsibilities. I think it's an excellent move.

There's a small article on it below, but it has a telling quote from a great young player, Adam Treloar, that I'm sure is applicable to all professional sports;
“You deal with so much, we deal with anxiety on performance, expectation on performance, people ridiculing you,” he said. “I think it’s important that people outside of footy understand that we are human beings.”


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/aug/09/afl-takes-lead-on-mental-health-issues-in-positive-if-long-overdue-move

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 am
by JEIS
Beasley
Zaza
Thon
Tim Fraizer
Christian Wood
Tony Snell

Are all on the Detroit Pistons roster.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:30 am
by emunney
JEIS wrote:Beasley
Zaza
Thon
Tim Fraizer
Christian Wood
Tony Snell

Are all on the Detroit Pistons roster.


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Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:52 am
by Chuck Diesel
No more Zaza unfortunately. Still waiting for the “Nothing Easy: My Midnight Train Back to Georgia” Player’s Tribune article to drop on Pachulia’s decision to take his talents home to Tbilisi.

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:12 pm
by midranger
MikeIsGood wrote:Isn't Roy Hibbert being a development coach some sort of oxymoron? He peaked at like 25 and un-developed.

I thought the same exact thing

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:22 pm
by PintSizedBox10
Krispy Kreme wrote:Did someone say Zion doesn't t have natural playmaking ability?

All you have to do is watch his one-handed needle- threader from the Kentucky game to know that's false.


One pass :lol:

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:25 pm
by emunney
Read on Twitter

Re: ATL: Westbrook traded for Chris Paul and picks, pg 51

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:52 pm
by GoldenAntlers
Justin Patton... Why is that name familiar. Feel like I only know it because of this forum.