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Raptors guard Lou Williams named NBA sixth man of the year. The Wizards agree with the selection.
Are there any coaches anymore who don't agree to "mutually part ways"?
NFL announcing 2015 league schedule Tuesday night, same time Wizards, Caps are playing. Some might have an interesting take on this.
Smith asked if draft a QB would he be comfortable w/ them starting week 1: not caught up in what year they are just if they are best option
Smith: we are excited about where our office is going, have a pretty good idea of what it'll be, but obviously is flexible based on the pick
Smith: history may say only certain % of top drafted QBs make it but after meeting these 2, might be "bucking that trend" this year
Are any of the truly interesting B10 teams participating in the Big East-Big Ten challenge or...
Smith asked about media opinions of Winston/Mariota: it's our decision and opinion that matters
Licht asked about how pre draft process compares to previous years: we worked out a lot more players in private workouts than in years past
Licht asked what other areas looking at in draft: "really good players" then joked "good players help you win, that's a study I've done"
Licht: right now Gerald McCoy is face of franchise, that's a title that's earned not given walking in the door
Licht asked how this draft matches up w/ team's need: matches up well, deep at OL and DL but will also look at best available
Licht when asked how Winston vetting compares to his experience vetting Tyrann Mathieu: "very similar"
Licht: there's no benefit in negotiating w/player now, can't get them in any earlier, we are going to use allotted time
Licht on Winston: very confident in the work we've done, maybe in 25 years I'll write a book. There have been no surprises w/civil suit
Licht: we look at history a lot, it's embedded in all scouts, want to see how champs have done it, but doesn't sway the pick. Case by case
Do not let your PROBLEMS be bigger than GOD!! Give them to Him instead. Have a blessed day !
When. You. Read. Stuff. Like. This. The. Voice. In. Your. Head. Takes. Pauses.
Only team to win a road game so far...
Think the Spurs need to be careful not to overadjust. Ran into a buzzsaw tonight. Couple minor tweaks + making more shots is the goal
Not sure I’d make big rotation adjustments yet if I’m Pop. Start by scripting misdirection to free shooters. Find a way to string DAJ out
This bolsters Doc’s case that DeAndre’s presence is worth more than what’s on the surface. Starts w/ him + everyone else’s multiple efforts
Spurs ain't dead yet...but you've probably heard that before
Blake Griffin is the Baynes of Aron’s existence.
Big deal that Crawford is making shots. It props up units with lots of bench players.
Will Steve Ballmer survive this series - shoot, this game - without imploding?
Blake made the Blake face.
Please note all the multiple efforts the Clippers had on that last defensive possession.
Spurs just haven’t been able to string DeAndre out on pick and rolls. Letting him control the paint.
If this DeAndre Jordan showed up for all 82 games, he would win DPOY
Everything Chuck just said about Shaq's offense is Paul Pierce truth.
How fast is DeAndre Jordan’s free-throw slider on NBA Jam?
Couldn’t the Clippers mitigate some of the bench disaster by splitting the Blake/DeAndre combo up a bit more?
Worth noting that signing Hawes for the full MLE prevented the Clippers from getting Paul Pierce.
Spurs. My goodness.
The all-bench Clippers lineup is struggling? Why, I’m shocked
Would love to see the Wiz co-opt that jumbo high pick and roll from 35 feet away. Good way to use both bigs + get Wall with a head of steam.
Not sure about that call but DeAndre didn’t need to bring his arms down
Chris Paul starting floptastically falling down before Kawhi Leonard even got near him.
Kawhi is struggling with Redick
Best thing about this win for Memphis: Only 24 minutes for Conley.
Meyers Leonard pulled Gasol away from the hoop on that last Batum three. He should play more in Game 2
Koufos and Gasol gives you great rim protection, but it also allows Portland to keep Meyers Leonard in the game to stretch MEM out
The Grizzlies are really making life hard for Lillard. Bigs coming out in perfect position, guards giving multiple efforts
Deadly transition pick by Koufos to free Udrih
Portland’s best chance is if Lillard goes supernova with Conley and Allen hobbling, so this game is not a good sign.
Listening back to tape of Jack Capuano's press conference. Someone asked him if "today, justice triumphed" with an Islanders win.
Kenny: "[Udrih] reminds me a little of Sarunas Marciulionis." Chuck: "He's not as big." Kenny: "A little." Chuck: "They're both white guys."
That was a fantastic Conley pocket pass to hit Gasol before McCollum arrived with the nail help.
I don’t know how Conley made that off his bad foot. I do know that while he sure looked quick, Lillard’s defense helped.
Tony Allen was so far off C.J. McCollum and the Blazers didn’t notice
Udrih/Carter combo working. Another thing I didn’t expect
Portland needs to use that double drag action on delayed breaks. Score before POR’s defense is set.
Tony Allen really struggling to move as he goes to the bench.
Don’t like the Udrih/Carter guard combo when you’ve begun enforcing your will with your defense. Breakdowns by both on last two plays
Jeff Green just made up for his touch pass by saving it under his own basket
“Nice shot Courtney, I totally meant to pass it to you"
I think the Hawks needed to get that game out of their system and will generally be fine. But some issues were revealed.
My guess is we won’t be seeing Markel Brown much for the rest of the series. Nets should stick with Bojan and Anderson on the wing.
There has to be a reason teams miss so many good three-point looks against the Hawks.
You can thank Kyle Korver’s shooting for that Pero dunk
Millsap doesn’t quite look right
Deron took an awful shot when the Nets had a chance to tie. Then let Teague strip him two possessions later. Killer possessions.
Nets are going with lots of size by playing Bogdanovic. Hawks can’t get space via organized chaos. Need an A+ ATO from Coach Bud
If I’m BKN, I explore some dribble handoffs inside the three-point line with Lopez as the screener. Can get him the pass on the roll sooner.