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Chris Paul got Clocked by Two Lakers amp Lebron did more to help him that James Harden3:36 pm Sun Oct 25 EDT

Harden stayed out because it was already a mess and you had like 8 guys breaking it up If he did anything to get ejected or suspended the Rockets would be fucked 7

Post Game Thread The Boston Celtics 3-2 Defeat The Oklahoma City Thunder 0-4 101-95 10:44 pm Thu Oct 29 EDT

If both of your star players are taking terrible shots at the start of the clock, your coaching probably sucks 12

Serious Is Damian Lillard now the second best point guard in the NBA behind Steph 1:05 pm Fri Oct 30 EDT

Lowrys been nuts so far this season 14

On the flip side of the Trae Young explosion Collin Sexton 8 overall put up 4 points on 2 11 shooting 2r 2a 4 fouls and obviously bad defense leading to a - of -238:54 pm Sun Oct 25 EDT

Fuck off, Ty Lue shouldnt take the blame for a dog shit roster and a $30 million man that cant lead an offense and sucks at defense. 7

You can send your teams GM or coach one message that he will read but it can only be 4 words long What do you send 2:42 pm Tue Oct 27 EDT

Stop hiring sexual harassers 0

Derrick Rose Drops 50 but shouldnt we be concerned with ESPN and other sportscasters speaking about his rape case as adversity that HE had to go through 12:30 pm Fri Nov 6 EDT

Because it doesnt change the fact that Kobe raped a girl 9

The Lakers -22 point differential is the worst first quarter point differential in team history 10:23 pm Sun Nov 8 EDT

*-25 8

71 points in the first half10:41 pm Sun Nov 8 EDT

Theyre shooting 0/7 from 3 because they literally havent generated an open look all half. I dont think a Laker set a single screen for a 3 point shooter in this game. 11

Serge Ibaka has set a new career high with 32 points after going 14-for-14 from the field There are still 5 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter 11:11 pm Sun Nov 8 EDT

Man idk how no team picked up Alec Peters 1

Post Game Thread The Toronto Raptors defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-107 11:50 pm Sun Nov 8 EDT

Lonzos shot legitimately looks way better this season. 2

Harden is just another Carmelo Anthony9:02 pm Mon Nov 9 EDT

Are you missing the part where Harden has double the assists 33

Who is RJ Barrett s nba Comparison 10:51 pm Tue Nov 10 EDT

Alex English, Adrian Dantley 3

Would you say John Wall is putting up empty stats right now 7:18 pm Wed Nov 11 EDT

His assists are way down with no drop in turnovers Also hes legit ass on defense. He just gets steals and blocks because he Chases them super hard 1

Dragging the Lakers to the playoffs at the young age of 34 Kobe Bryant averaged 29 ppg 7 0 apg 6 7 rpg 1 5 steals shooting 46 5 from the field playing 40 mpg3:39 pm Fri Nov 13 EDT

Tbf the refs led them to playoffs at the end of that season. -12

Dragging the Lakers to the playoffs at the young age of 34 Kobe Bryant averaged 29 ppg 7 0 apg 6 7 rpg 1 5 steals shooting 46 5 from the field playing 40 mpg3:39 pm Fri Nov 13 EDT

Kobe shot 15 FTs per game in the last 4 games of the season lol 1

Dragging the Lakers to the playoffs at the young age of 34 Kobe Bryant averaged 29 ppg 7 0 apg 6 7 rpg 1 5 steals shooting 46 5 from the field playing 40 mpg3:39 pm Fri Nov 13 EDT

??? Yes it is. Lebron has been scoring ridiculous volume in ridiculous efficiency with huge assist numbers for a decade now, and he gets even better in playoffs. Theres like 8 or 9 seasons of Lebron that are better than prime Kobe. Thats not even a contr 2

Is it fair to call Kobe one of the best scorers of all time if he only averaged 6 ppg more than a guy like Tim Duncan 6:30 pm Sat Nov 14 EDT

This question is stupid 18

Is it fair to call Kobe one of the best scorers of all time if he only averaged 6 ppg more than a guy like Tim Duncan 6:30 pm Sat Nov 14 EDT

Yeah because Duncan is a better all-time player than Kobe Kobe is still one of the best scorers of all time -2

John Wall to Miami 7:57 pm Sat Nov 14 EDT

Its ~40% of the cap for the next half decade though, starting next season. Its above max contract money for a player that likely wont contribute with max-level player for the bulk of it. 2

Brandon Ingram tonight 10pts on 3 8 3reb 1ast 6 turnovers12:47 am Mon Nov 16 EDT

Jesus Lakers fans are fucking delusional. Nurkic is much better than Ingram. Please watch some games before shitting on better teams 2

Gordon Hayward and a pick for Harrison barnes 8:05 pm Mon Nov 16 EDT

Mavericks emphatically say yes. Barnes is even worse than Hayward -2

Andre Drummond is the best offensive rebounder the league has seen since Moses Malone11:16 pm Tue Nov 17 EDT

If he played in another era, he wouldnt be playing against teams who intentionally give up rebounding in favor of shooting 1

Andre Drummond is the best offensive rebounder the league has seen since Moses Malone11:16 pm Tue Nov 17 EDT

> If its so easy then why arent other big rebounding at an historic rate DeAndre Jordan set the 5th highest rebound% of all time last season, and Whitesides current season rebound% is at #2. Reggie Evans set the all-time DRb% record in 2013, and DJ, D 1

The Orlando Magic have gone on a 20-0 run in the 4th quarter on the Sixers 8:59 pm Wed Nov 18 EDT

Isaac blocked him 7

Is Russell Westbrook better than Gary Payton 1:52 pm Mon Nov 23 EDT

This argument is stupid AF 3

The Warriors should trade KD for Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr 3:01 pm Mon Nov 23 EDT

1 year of KD is probably better for the Warriors than 3 years of Beal, and Oubre is flaming trash -1

Should the Boston Celtics Tank for Zion 9:47 pm Mon Nov 23 EDT

Didnt LeBrons Miami start 9-8 one year 5

Was Gordons last shot supposed to be a foul 9:36 pm Tue Nov 24 EDT

Its explicitly in the rule book that the high five isnt a foul 6

Build a team with 15 that can win the eastern conference using only Western conference teams under these conditions 11:25 am Wed Nov 25 EDT

Conley: 2$ Hield: 2$ Lebron: 7$ Mirotic: 1$ Jokic: 2$ I even saved a dollar 1

Build a team with 15 that can win the eastern conference using only Western conference teams under these conditions 11:25 am Wed Nov 25 EDT

I know, but he fits the 1$ category despite being a very good player. Hes started lass than half of his games in the last 3 seasons. 1

What division could have the best starting lineup with each team represented 2:39 pm Thu Nov 26 EDT

Collins is better than Prince, especially if hes beside a stretch 5 like Vuc 2

Kawhi hasnt been much better than Paul George this season if at all2:51 pm Thu Nov 26 EDT

> The difference in RPM is pretty damning No it isnt. RPM is a stat that needs a big sample size to be useful, and its been 17 fucking games 6

Is Giannis the greates value pick of all time 12:29 am Fri Nov 27 EDT

Larry Bird at #6 the year before he was eligible to play in the NBA is worth a mention 5

People think Marc Gasol is a Hall of Famer but Derrick Rose isnt 3:24 pm Sat Nov 28 EDT

2 silver medals, a FIBA gold, and 2 Eurobasket golds 4

Is Dwights ass injury because hes been getting piped too hard 10:48 pm Sat Nov 28 EDT

Oh fuck off 0

Ill be working on trades throughout the day so stay tuned 11:43 am Mon Nov 30 EDT

This trade is horrific for Washington. Beal is 25 year old plug-and-play all-star locked in until 2021. They can get a huge haul for him. 2

Did anyone actually watch the video that proves Dwights accuser is a liar Because it didnt seem so conclusive to me 7:20 pm Tue Dec 1 EDT

Somebody on this sub made an exact video like that to prove its easy to fake 9

Serious How is it that Luka Doncic increased his 3pt volume and his 3pt by about 9 from his final season in Europe despite playing in a harder league 3:34 pm Thu Dec 3 EDT

His shot selection was ridiculous in Europe, and he wasnt fit enough to shoot consistently later into the season 1

Its crazy to me how little respect Jordan gets amongst current fans10:19 pm Sat Dec 5 EDT

People compare Kawhi to Jordan because its the closest playstyle comparison he has, not because hes close to as good as Jordan 25

Has there ever been a player in NBA history who has undergone as drastic of a role change as Brook Lopez 11:02 pm Sat Dec 5 EDT

Wilt went from 40 shots per game on a middling team to 9 shots per game on the 69 win Lakers that won a title 1

Paul George will be on the sidebar tomorrow Here s link to who got the highest game scores today1:44 am Thu Dec 10 EDT

Jesus every game today had something insane. 7 guys dropping 35+ in 7 different games 7

The Suns are improving only outscored 34-9 tonight in the 1st quarter 10:37 pm Thu Dec 10 EDT

How do you delete someone elses NBA team 23

What is an opinion that you fully believe in but if said out loud would result in people clowning roasting you 11:17 pm Sun Dec 13 EDT

Probably because his TS% is higher and thats about it 3

LeBron is way better than MJ ever was3:29 am Mon Dec 14 EDT

Before his first retirement, Jordan averaged 32/6/6 on 59% TS over his career You can make the argument that Lebron is the GOAT, but peak Jordan is till the best player to step onto a basketball court -1

People don t realize how awful the NBA used to be Here s NBA legend Bob Cousey who could only dribble with one hand shred an opponent He s considered one of the best ball handlers of his time 8:17 pm Tue Dec 15 EDT

Carry rules were different back then. There wasnt a ton you could do beyond what Cousy did 5

Whats the requirement difference between making All NBA and All-Star Which is more respected 2:19 am Fri Dec 18 EDT

The All-NBA team has 15 slots and the all-star team has 24, so even just by that the All-NBA team is a bigger accolade 2

Duncd on The Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA 18 1912:49 pm Fri Dec 18 EDT

Green is 1st among all guards in DRPM and leads the NBA in on/off 3

Duncd on The Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA 18 1912:49 pm Fri Dec 18 EDT

Can I include the word defense 3

If you put Klay Thompson on this years Hawks team what would be his season average stat line 5:29 pm Fri Dec 18 EDT

His career high in assists is 8. No way he can average 5 over a full season 2

If you put Klay Thompson on this years Hawks team what would be his season average stat line 5:29 pm Fri Dec 18 EDT

Like 23 ppg on bad splits with tons of turnovers Klay is an excellent 2nd or 3rd guy, but his game scales horribly with higher usage 1

Are players allowed to play with durags on 9:38 pm Sat Dec 19 EDT

No. Bandanas are banned, and theres even rules on how wide your headband can be. You can wear a headband tied back, like Drummond, Holiday, and Harrell do, but thats as close as you can get. 5

Kawhi Leonard or Draymond Green who is the best defensive player 4:56 pm Mon Dec 21 EDT

Idk, Green was still the best defender of the playoffs last season by far. Its hard to tell whether hes really declining, or he just coasts super hard in the regular season. 6

Rank these MVP seasons 2001 Iverson 2006 Nash 2011 Rose 2016 Curry12:06 pm Tue Dec 22 EDT

Nash maybe shouldnt have won MVP, but his season was still solidly better than Roses, who was a reasonable MVP pick. Rose was just up against the weakest MVP field of the 21st century 2

Rank these MVP seasons 2001 Iverson 2006 Nash 2011 Rose 2016 Curry12:06 pm Tue Dec 22 EDT

2016 Curry>>>>>2006 Nash>2001 Iverson>2011 Rose 1

Yao Ming absolutely does NOT deserve to be a HOF player3:34 pm Tue Dec 22 EDT

Yao Ming has more career games than Bill Walton 5

Who among guys who have been rotation players at some point will not be in the NBA next year 4:19 pm Tue Dec 22 EDT

Ben McLemore Hezonja might also be finished 1

PSA Yall should watch this Pistons vs TWolves game10:35 pm Wed Dec 23 EDT

PSA: Blake Griffin has an embarrassing photo of the referees at the Christmas party 0

Could the lakers beat any team in a 7 game series except for the warriors 10:59 pm Wed Dec 23 EDT

Okay bad troll 7

Serious Is a player legally allowed to set a screen with his backside rear end 5:15 pm Fri Dec 25 EDT

No. If you stick your ass out to prevent someone from going around a screen, its an illegal screen 2

what nba players match characters from smash ultimate 1:28 pm Sat Dec 26 EDT

Giannis is King K Rule rn 1

Of all players currently in the league who is most likely to drop a quadruple double 6:32 pm Sat Dec 26 EDT

Kawhis never dropped double digit assists 5

Jokic was just ejected in one of the most soft ejections you are ever gonna see 6:40 pm Sat Dec 26 EDT

Same thing happened twice last year 15

whats one thing in the nba you cannot fathom 1:35 pm Sun Dec 27 EDT

Shawn Marion never made All-Defense 2

Unpopular Opinion Lebron s recent remarks have been incredibly insulting and the nonchalant reaction from NBA executives is even worse 5:54 pm Mon Dec 28 EDT

Oh fuck off. If you actually think anything hes said recently is racist youre just insanely fragile 9

Who would you rather have on your team going forward Khris Dunn or Allonzo Trier 7:20 pm Mon Dec 28 EDT

I dont think Trier actually contributes to winning basketball on most nights -1

What would be more impressive a bottom 5 team this season winning next seasons championship or a top 5 team this season going 82-0 next season 7:38 pm Tue Dec 29 EDT

2008 Celtics? 1

Nicknames thread11:04 pm Tue Dec 29 EDT

Anthony "Ammo" Morrow is the cleverest nickname of all time 3

Which teams if they added both prime Dwyane Wade and prime Kevin Garnett would be able to beat the warriors 11:19 pm Tue Dec 29 EDT

Idk if Wade is underrated, he just had very little longevity compared to other all-timers 0

Joe Dumars is overrated2:13 pm Thu Dec 31 EDT

Dumars was an 8x all-star 2

2nd best shooter of all time Steve Nash 6:09 pm Tue Jan 7 EDT

Why would a 2nd/3rd option that largely takes spot-up looks be a better shooter all time than Reggie or Allen 1

Refs hate the raptors8:35 pm Tue Jan 7 EDT

Lol this is some spectacular homerism. Gobert shoved hin on the shoulder. The calls are coming ridiculously late though, and it looks bad. 0

Celtics Suns Timberwolves Trade3:24 am Wed Jan 8 EDT

Yabu isnt really a rotation player, and Rozier for Jones is probably a positive swap for the Celtics. The Celtics also need cost-controlled shooters badly, and Saric is exactly that. 5

Record breaking Bullsh t2:29 pm Wed Jan 8 EDT

The pace right now is slower than it was in the 80s 10

Paul George is gonna cripple whatever team signs him to a max 2:04 pm Sat Jan 11 EDT

How was anyone supposed to predict that hed make a huge leap in his 9th season? Hes averaging by far a career scoring high on his best TS% ever 0

Could a trade centered around Bradley Beal and Andre Drummond benefit both WAS and DET 1:46 pm Sun Jan 12 EDT

Yeah youd have to be insane to give up a an efficient shooter who can defend multiple positions for Andre Drummond 0

Post Game Thread The Sacramento Kings dismantle the Orlando Magic 111-9612:13 am Tue Jan 14 EDT

The Bulls lost by 56 this season 14

Cavaliers meddling with Patrick McCaw could lose them their 2019 first round pick Zion Williamson RJ Barrett etc 7:59 pm Tue Jan 14 EDT

You also get booed for not going to LA 11

Wiggins continues his hate against OKC with 24 pts at the half 8-15 FG9:08 pm Tue Jan 14 EDT

Is it me or is he shooting his free throws differently 2

Wiggins continues his hate against OKC with 24 pts at the half 8-15 FG9:08 pm Tue Jan 14 EDT

I thought he shot with his legs squared before, and when I watched him today he was shooting with one leg well in front of the other 1

Karl Malone or John Stockton and why 3:37 pm Fri Jan 17 EDT

Stockton isnt even really in the same tier as Malone. Malone was a 2-time MVP 5

What is going on with the OKC Thunder 5:51 pm Sat Jan 18 EDT

Schroder is slumping, but hes not much worse than he was last year. OKC fans got way too hyped for a guy that was dumped by Atlanta for a reason. 2

Why are the 2008 C s talked about as if they accomplished something major6:10 pm Tue Jan 21 EDT

The view around the league was that at least 2/3 of those guys were too late in their careers to make a finals. The Pistons were favored to beat them before the season started 5

Who was better in their heyday - Antawn Jamison or Rashard Lewis 11:47 am Fri Jan 24 EDT

Rashard was both much more efficient, and better on defense 1

Houston made two threes in the first minute of OT The rest of their points were from FTs11:31 pm Sat Jan 25 EDT

One Zubac call was iffy, but the others were clear, especially the Nene one 6

Nikola Joki passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 2nd place for most triple doubles by a center 11:48 pm Sat Jan 25 EDT

Steals and blocks werent recorded until 73. Turnovers werent recorded until 77, when the merger happened 4

Post Game Thread Denver Nuggets 31-15 defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 9-38 124-10212:13 am Sun Jan 26 EDT

Monte Morris is a god 1

3ball io4:39 pm Sun Jan 26 EDT

This is amazing! Thanks 12

Serious Best offensive player without an MVP5:37 pm Sun Jan 26 EDT

Dantleys playmaking was a negative though. He spent more time with the ball than any other wing in the league by far and barely produced assists 1

Kinda reaching here Otto Porter Jr for Andre Drummond swap 2:24 pm Mon Jan 27 EDT

People might not agree, but Otto Porter is straight up better than Drummond for either team, and hes easier to trade because he improves any team 0

If the Thunder offered to give Russell Westbrook for free to any playoff team they d all say no 1:59 am Tue Jan 28 EDT

> It would ruin any possibility of bringing in talent to surround Mitchell with I T S U T A H 9

Jalen Brown is basically Harison Barnes1:31 pm Tue Jan 28 EDT

Barnes averages 0.3 more assists for his career than Brown 0

Kawhi disqualified from MVP DPOTY 1st Team All NBA 1st Team Defense 2:33 pm Tue Jan 28 EDT

Hes probably 2nd team All-NBA because Lebrons missed more games and probably wont make playoffs 6

Kawhi disqualified from MVP DPOTY 1st Team All NBA 1st Team Defense 2:33 pm Tue Jan 28 EDT

??? No he didnt 1

Kawhi disqualified from MVP DPOTY 1st Team All NBA 1st Team Defense 2:33 pm Tue Jan 28 EDT

This is definitely the most competition theres ever been for the forward spots. Very cool to see 1

Putting Russell Westbrook s horrendous 48 TS into perspective8:13 pm Wed Jan 29 EDT

Can you put him leading the league in assists and steals in perspective 30

The Raptors are getting fucked up in the ass by the officials 10:24 pm Fri Jan 31 EDT

Dude the Rockets have been in the bonus for 9 minutes and have gotten to the line 10+ times this quarter on ticky tacky off-ball fouls. Its not even about Harden, this is just insane Edit: holy shit it just keeps going 1

DeMarre Carroll 4:23 pm Sun Feb 2 EDT

Wait do Thunder fans still think Schroder is good 1

The Knicks response to Kanter kissing the Knicks logo was to trade for DeAndre Jordan7:25 pm Thu Feb 6 EDT

Theyre gonna buy out Jordan. They traded for him to open up a bunch of cap space 1

The Knicks response to Kanter kissing the Knicks logo was to trade for DeAndre Jordan7:25 pm Thu Feb 6 EDT

Lets say Jordan agrees to a $2 million, one year contract on some team when hes getting bought out, the $2 million would likely be deducted from his buyout amount. New York would just be saving a bit if money on a player they have no use for. 1

How is Lowry an all star over D-Lo and Jimmy Butler 9:01 pm Thu Feb 6 EDT

[Lowry is 10th in the NBA in Real Plus Minus](http://www.espn.com/nba/statistics/rpm). Every other player in the top 12 made all-star, aside from Gobert who was egregiously snubbed. Hes also still one of the best defensive PGs in the league and is 2nd in 1

Is draymond really that good 7:05 pm Fri Feb 7 EDT

> Good defender but absolutely anemic on offense Hes one of the best passing big men of all time 1

Is draymond really that good 7:05 pm Fri Feb 7 EDT

Hes like a top 5 perimeter of all time who also guards centers really well 0

Whats the WORST modern starting lineup you can make out of all time greats 2:32 pm Sat Feb 8 EDT

> Stockton shot almost 40% on threes for his career Hes like 36% on no attempts if you take out the shortened line years 2

Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins Or some form of that 4:42 pm Mon Feb 10 EDT

The Wolves already have more power forwards than wings 1

Whos more likely to add a consistent mid-range shot to their offensive repertoire Siakam or Simmons 10:36 pm Tue Feb 11 EDT

Probably the guy with 56/33/80 splits, rather than the guy with 58/0/59 splits 2

Luka Don i has a higher VORP value over replacement player than the rest of the 2018 top ten picks combined11:33 pm Wed Feb 12 EDT

The is isnt really fair because Sexton and Young are bringing everyone down 17

Everybody always talks about the most hated players in the league but whos the most loved and why 12:40 pm Sun Feb 16 EDT

Adams is probably more disliked than liked among players. Hes pretty dirty and gets on everyones nerves. 1

Everybody always talks about the most hated players in the league but whos the most loved and why 12:40 pm Sun Feb 16 EDT

Dirk, Vince Carter (aside from the Toronto thing 15 years ago), Jrue Holiday, Demar Derozan, Garrett Temple, Mike Conley. Of retired guys, Duncan is probably the most universally loved. Like, he doesnt have the most love in total, but hes loved by the gr 1

Everybody always talks about the most hated players in the league but whos the most loved and why 12:40 pm Sun Feb 16 EDT

Ingles is a dirty player and a lot of other players hate him 2

The Warriors play-by-play guy is an absolute disgrace9:43 pm Sun Feb 16 EDT

Barnett is the problem though. Hes the guy who never, ever stop throwing shade at the other team when theyre winning. 0

The Warriors play-by-play guy is an absolute disgrace9:43 pm Sun Feb 16 EDT

Yeah theyre literally the worst commentators in the league. People make posts about it every time they play on national TV 4

The Warriors play-by-play guy is an absolute disgrace9:43 pm Sun Feb 16 EDT

No, theyre the worst. Theres really awful ones like Boston and OKC, but the Warriors commentators are the most passive aggressive, aggravating whiners in NBA commentary. Every single second the Warriors are down is spent bitching about how the other team -3

The Hornets score 36 in the first half their lowest total since scoring 29 in a half last year8:11 pm Thu Feb 20 EDT

Theyve beaten like every top team in the league somehow 7

Is buddy hield on par with Klay Thompson as a shooter 1:28 pm Fri Feb 21 EDT

Klay has also averaged 15 PPG on 51% TS for an entire playoff run. People remember his hot games, but hes not a particularly great playoff performer. Just a very hot-or-cold one 4

Is buddy hield on par with Klay Thompson as a shooter 1:28 pm Fri Feb 21 EDT

Hield is a 43% career 3 point shooter 6

Is buddy hield on par with Klay Thompson as a shooter 1:28 pm Fri Feb 21 EDT

Hes better, because hes shooting absurd percentages without the luxury of having Steph fucking Curry on his team. If you watch them play, Hield is taking more difficult shots than Klay and making then at a similar rate. 1

Tony Parker Has Only Recorded 96 blocks in 38 000 Minutes3:11 pm Mon Feb 24 EDT

I mean Fred Vanvleet is 6 foot tall and has never dunked in an NBA game, and he still averages 5 times Tony Parkers block rate 1

Technically speaking there are no openly straight NBA players2:43 am Tue Feb 25 EDT

> No player in the history of the NBA has ever come out and stated that they are heterosexual Im sure this is incorrect 1

Where do you think these players will be at the start of next season3:09 am Tue Feb 25 EDT

KD - Knicks Kyrie - Knicks or Lakers Klay - Warriors Kawhi - Raptors Butler - Nets or Clippers 1

a lot of lakers hate lately they still have 4 legit starters under 23 a top 15 pick 3 years of lebron and max cap space 2:39 pm Tue Feb 25 EDT

Wade was pretty washed in 2013, that finals was a complete carry job by Lebron -5

Hall of Famer Rick Barry on Anthony Davis Requesting a Trade6:57 pm Tue Feb 25 EDT

Yeah its actually spectacular how many bridges Barrys managed to burn. 3

LeBron is not the best player in the league anymore 10:50 am Wed Feb 26 EDT

Hes 10th seed, what playoffs 0

With 6 dunks against the Timberwolves Giannis now has 217 with 23 games to play more dunks than anyone in the league made through the whole of last season1:33 am Sun Mar 1 EDT

Important to mention that dunk numbers have only been recorded since 2000 3

Lebron has the worst assist potential assist ratio out of the 10 league leaders in potential assists 12:45 pm Sun Mar 1 EDT

Guys who kick out for 3 more and pass into the paint less have a worse ratio. This doesnt say much about the quality of teammates 7

Lebron has the worst assist potential assist ratio out of the 10 league leaders in potential assists 12:45 pm Sun Mar 1 EDT

I didnt mean it like that. Lebron is obviously a better playmaker than just about this whole list. 2

Lebron has the worst assist potential assist ratio out of the 10 league leaders in potential assists 12:45 pm Sun Mar 1 EDT

I know, but most of the PGs on this list do it as a greater percentage of their passes, so they have a better ratio. Guys like Westbrook and Fox make a lot more lob passes, where the downside is a turnover rather than a miss, and run more PnR in general, 2

The Spurs are on pace to finish the season with fewer wins with DeMar DeRozan than without him1:29 am Mon Mar 2 EDT

> Yes, they lost Dejounte Murray They lost statistically the best defensive guard in the NBA last season, as well as Danny Green, plus the West got stronger 14

Is Kevin Love still the second best PF in the East 12:08 am Fri Mar 6 EDT

Siakam is better this year than Love has generally been in Cleveland IMO, but Im lower on Love than most people 1

Is Hakeem Olajuwon a top-10 player in NBA history 4:47 pm Tue Mar 10 EDT

Hes not borderline, he just got fucked by garbage Houston management that couldnt put a team around him. In his ten year (!!!) playoff peak he averaged 29/13 on good efficiency while being the best defender in the NBA 6

Is Hakeem Olajuwon a top-10 player in NBA history 4:47 pm Tue Mar 10 EDT

Well for one, he was so massively impactful that he tricked people into thinking he played on the most stacked team in NBA history 2

Why is Allonzo Trier going under the radar 10:12 pm Tue Mar 10 EDT

Because he cant pass or play defense 1

Terry Rozier has never shot above 40 for a season in his entire career Is he the most inefficient player in the league 12:11 am Wed Mar 11 EDT

No. FG% is bad, use TS% 2

Kd Kyrie c j McCollum Klay and kawhi are all better mid range shooters than Steph curry3:59 pm Thu Mar 12 EDT

Bulls MJ shot about the same percentage from mid range as KD on double the attempts 9

If the sixers traded ben Simmons for Damian Lillard would they be better or worse Would the blazers get worse 4:30 pm Fri Mar 13 EDT

6ers get way better and Blazers get way worse 23

If the sixers traded ben Simmons for Damian Lillard would they be better or worse Would the blazers get worse 4:30 pm Fri Mar 13 EDT

Yeah, but youd need to match salaries so its not doable without adding Harris, Butler, or Redick. I think Id do a Lillard for Simmons and Harris trade if I were Philly, but not if I were Portland 3

Why do people consider giannis the best player in the league 12:54 pm Sun Mar 15 EDT

Because hes playing the best basketball in the league outside of maybe Harden, and his age and consistent improvement make it a reasonable expectation that hell play the best basketball in the league next year too 3

Why do people consider giannis the best player in the league 12:54 pm Sun Mar 15 EDT

You cant actually think that lmao 1

Who would you rather build a team around Steph Curry or Magic Johnson 3:18 pm Sun Mar 15 EDT

Magic is also literally the best playmaker in the history of basketball 13

Who is your pick for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals Matchups 9:15 am Mon Mar 16 EDT

Houston has been injury-riddled and they still have a better record than OKC 7

Who is your pick for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals Matchups 9:15 am Mon Mar 16 EDT

Bucks vs Raptors Warriors vs Rockets I feel like Ive been watching a different league for the past 4 months than people who arent picking the Bucks. Theyve been playing like the best team in the NBA by a mile, and they have a legitimate superstar surrou 6

The referring in this Raptors vs Cavaliers game is disgusting8:56 pm Mon Mar 16 EDT

Yeah when you make contact with Kevin Love thats what a foul is 0

Rank these big men from best to worst Hakeem Shaq Bill Russel Tim Duncan and David Robinson12:48 pm Wed Mar 18 EDT

Russell Shaq Hakeem Duncan D Rob The first 4 are all top 8 players ever, and D Rob is top 4

Rank these big men from best to worst Hakeem Shaq Bill Russel Tim Duncan and David Robinson12:48 pm Wed Mar 18 EDT

Oh okay sorry for being rude 1

Help Finding Replay6:30 am Thu Mar 19 EDT

3ball.io has every made shot 2

Name a player that is over rated and a player that is under rated without saying which is which 6:56 pm Thu Mar 19 EDT

Easy over/under 1

Name a player that is over rated and a player that is under rated without saying which is which 6:56 pm Thu Mar 19 EDT

Over/over but less 1

Post-Game Thread The Toronto Raptors 50-21 defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 42-29 in OT 123-114 led by 33 13 from Pascal Siakam 12:25 am Thu Mar 26 EDT

Dude he straight-arm shoved him out of bounds with both hands while playing with 5 fouls. Like what the fuck 6

Danny Green is shooting 45 from 3 on 5 5 attempts game10:32 am Sat Mar 28 EDT

He was dealing with injuries 2

Realistic NBA comparison for Ja Morant 2:49 pm Sat Mar 28 EDT

Westbrook, Wall, Baron Davis A guard with his athleticism and playmaking instincts straight out of college is unheard of 1

How comes that Magic Johnson is viewed as a top 10 player OAT despite not being a great defender 2:56 pm Sat Mar 28 EDT

Because hes the best playmaker of all time while also having been a very good scorer 4

According to PIPM Devin Booker has been the worst defender in the NBA this season1:26 pm Thu Apr 2 EDT

Yeah and the context behind Shaq Harrison is that he played less than 400 minutes. Theres not really any sort of context that makes Booker not terrible on D 16

If more details come out showing Porzingis is most likely guilty is his career over 7:55 pm Sat Apr 4 EDT

Oh shut up. The Big Ben case is pretty much as strong a case for rape as most prosecutors will ever get, and Kobe settled and admitted it wasnt consensual 7

Draymond is on pace to have one of the highest turnover seasons ever 4:12 pm Mon Apr 6 EDT

> Draymonds is currently 0 with a score of 26.9% in both turnover and assist rate. Assist% and turnover% are different measures that have no relation to each other, so you cant really make a ratio out of them Assist% is the % of teammates field goals 4

Are NBA refs racist 9:40 pm Mon Apr 6 EDT

Unironically, a little, and its why Lin gets hosed on calls. NBA refs are slightly more favorable to players of their own race, and there are no Asian refs in the NBA. https://www.nber.org/papers/w13206 > We find -- even conditioning on player and re 5

Are NBA refs racist 9:40 pm Mon Apr 6 EDT

https://www.nber.org/papers/w13206 1

Are NBA refs racist 9:40 pm Mon Apr 6 EDT

You are correct https://www.nber.org/papers/w13206 1

Are NBA refs racist 9:40 pm Mon Apr 6 EDT

I mean thats possible, but given that referees by default make a statistically significant amount of bad calls/non-calls favoring their own race, these studies are necessary to eventually reach better reffing. 1

Curry has been top 2 in Net Rating Since 20141:11 pm Sat Apr 11 EDT

BBall Ref lists Danny Green as the net rating leader this season 2

What would the league do if AD chooses to sign a 5-year minimum deal with the Lakers in 2020 12:12 pm Tue Apr 14 EDT

The league vetoed CP3 to LA because they owned the Hornets at the time 9

Who do you guys have as the goat Mario Hezonja or Brian Scalabrine 1:23 pm Tue Apr 14 EDT

White player 1

In light of Kyle Korvers recent Players Tribune article can we try to put an end to denying the effects of racial bias when discussing coaches 3:35 pm Tue Apr 14 EDT

> What black coaches has reddit shown racial biases towards in your opinion? Literally all of them. Gentry and Tyron Lue catch the worst of it. Once you notice it, its clear that black coaches get less benefit of the doubt from fans. When coaches lik -3

In light of Kyle Korvers recent Players Tribune article can we try to put an end to denying the effects of racial bias when discussing coaches 3:35 pm Tue Apr 14 EDT

White players get paid like 20% more per win share than black players, and the gap correlates with the demographics of the teams market. -1

In light of Kyle Korvers recent Players Tribune article can we try to put an end to denying the effects of racial bias when discussing coaches 3:35 pm Tue Apr 14 EDT

Why dont you read the fucking paper if youre curious > Do you honestly think nba teams value players being white? Evidently yes 0

The Western conference race for 2 3 4 is amazing12:40 am Thu Apr 16 EDT

Holy shit thanks for posting this. I figured the games werent going anywhere 1

This is the worst fanbase lmaoo4:39 pm Sat Apr 18 EDT

> Toronto is also ~~soft as hell~~ a franchise that has gone to the conference finals in the last decade 2

serious If the 76ers has Dudley in instead of Simmons they d be up right now4:52 pm Sat Apr 18 EDT

??? Dudley has been a straight up solid player this season. Hes a good defender, makes good passes, plays multiple spots, and shoot the 3 pretty well 2

Siakam puts up 24 9 4 on 12-24 against the Magic today 7:40 pm Sat Apr 18 EDT

24 shots and no FTs btw 4

Siakam puts up 24 9 4 on 12-24 against the Magic today 7:40 pm Sat Apr 18 EDT

> No free throws He was doing plenty to earn FTs, the fact that he didnt get them was not in his control 1

If Giannis leads the Bucks to the finals similar to a LeBron 2012 playoffs will he be the best player in the league heading into next season 2:50 pm Mon Apr 20 EDT

Giannis is a much better defender, a much better rebounder, a better playmaker, and scored more on better efficiency and less minutes this season. If he carries his play into the playoffs, idk what more people need to see. 4

After last night s loss vs the Los Angeles Clippers this is the first playoff series since their 2015 WCSF matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies where the Golden State Warriors had homecourt advantage and didn t win the first two games 11:08 am Tue Apr 21 EDT

2016 WCF? 2

How comes that Michael Jordans 23 jersey was never retired in all franchises 12:36 pm Tue Apr 21 EDT

Yeah. Jordan is the GOAT, but when you look at his accomplishments theyre not really that far ahead of Kareena and Russell. Like, when Russell retired, he had won 11/23 of all titles in NBA history, and was always the best player on his team. When Kareen 5

Prime Pau Gasol or Chris Bosh Which player had the better career and peak 12:44 pm Tue Apr 21 EDT

Gasol is one of those dudes that kinda surprises you with how great their career was when you really take a look at it. Hes probably the 7th or 8th best PF of all time. 42nd all-time in scoring 29th in rebounding 23rd in blocks 32nd in minutes 30th a 2

What s the worst team you could put together that a causal NBA fan might think is really good 12:46 pm Tue Apr 21 EDT

The 2016 Bulls with Butler, Rondo, and Wade. Jimmy dragged that team ass-first into the playoffs 1

What s the worst team you could put together that a causal NBA fan might think is really good 12:46 pm Tue Apr 21 EDT

I really disagree. A team of Westbrook + 4 guys who shoot below average from 3 and like the ball in their hands sounds like a nightmare. 1

What s the worst team you could put together that a causal NBA fan might think is really good 12:46 pm Tue Apr 21 EDT

Butler and Gasol are really good though 3

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

Knox can shoot the 3, and on a good team where hes taking spot-up looks, I imagine hed have been a ~38% three point shooter this season, maybe better. But boy, everything else about him would have me spooked for his long term future if I were a Knicks fa 4

the results are in for the ANTI-AWARDS Worst Coach of the Year Worst Executive of the Year Worst Rookie of the Year 12:03 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

Its not, on a minute-by-minute basis Knox was the biggest negative impact player in the entire league. 3

If you could order a Mueller Report for something NBA-related what would it be 12:11 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

Why though Everyone in the NBA is on hella PEDs, because it helps with injury recovery, lets guys player better over an 82-game season, and all the guys have money so they can afford the best shit (and teams probably help them out). PEDs are a problem i 1

If you could order a Mueller Report for something NBA-related what would it be 12:11 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

I mean, there was a massive conflict of interest in that situation, and I think next time a team is ownerless, the league isnt gonna have Adam Silver playing GM. But idk what else there is to investigate. The league was running the Pels, they had the righ 1

If you could order a Mueller Report for something NBA-related what would it be 12:11 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

Why did the CIA throw a bottle at Ron Artest and then frame some dude in the stands 1

If you could order a Mueller Report for something NBA-related what would it be 12:11 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

> How did the cavs get all those #1 picks. The boring and probably correct answer is luck. 1

If you could order a Mueller Report for something NBA-related what would it be 12:11 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

How is this not the top answer. Its almost certain that Donaghy changed some teams season for petty gambling money. We still dont know what games he changed the outcome of, what the full extent was, and whether or not Scott Foster was doing it too. 1

Ganter Tony Brothers sighting in Orlando Guess hell be lead official for Raps Magic Game 33:38 pm Thu Apr 23 EDT

All of Kawhis career techs are from Tony Brothers 2

Kawhi Leonard in the first half 8pts on 3 11 shooting 5 turnovers8:16 pm Fri Apr 24 EDT

When youre not watching the game just shit on people who are 2

Why didnt Lowry get a T for spiking a ball 10:44 pm Fri Apr 24 EDT

It was a live ball 2

Video Request Ingles fouling Harden on the three10:56 pm Sat Apr 25 EDT

He hit arm and then body 4

Curry finishes the half with a 3 5 2 statline on 1-7 shooting 0-5 from deep and three fouls in 17 minutes of play 4:45 pm Sun Apr 26 EDT

I like how literally anything negative about Curry gets barraged with shit like this. Like, absolutely no one is allowed to talk about Curry having a bad game -1

What the actual fuck are OKC doing on offense discussion thread11:11 pm Sun Apr 26 EDT

Adams is giving him an illegal screen on every long two and he still hasnt made one this half 3

Blake is a b ch9:41 pm Mon Apr 27 EDT

Well yeah, hes just fucking fouling him a bunch 2

At the end of the 3rd the Bucks have shot 38 Free Throws compared to Pistons 1010:11 pm Mon Apr 27 EDT

I cant 100% vouch for the Bucks, but the Pistons really are just fouling that much. 3

At the end of the 3rd the Bucks have shot 38 Free Throws compared to Pistons 1010:11 pm Mon Apr 27 EDT

Wasnt even a bad call, the replay angle just didnt show the foul well 1

Andre Drummond is severely overated 10:31 pm Mon Apr 27 EDT

And its not even how hes rated that changes, its just his play. Dude was horrible for like 50 games, then flipped a switch and became a monster around the ASB, and now is one of the worst starters of the playoffs 2

Does DAngelo Russell get the max 3:58 pm Thu Apr 30 EDT

> He had good games and bad games He averaged 7 assists and 53% TS in the regular season. He failed to reach either of those marks in every single playoff game 2

Pascal Siakam Or Ben Simmons12:38 pm Fri May 1 EDT

Would you have chosen Dragic over Ben Simmons last year? 3

Pascal Siakam Or Ben Simmons12:38 pm Fri May 1 EDT

Simmons on a bad team and Siakam on a good one All of their box advanced stats are about equal and Siakam is much better in all non-box ones, so this may even be generous to Simmons 3

Pascal Siakam Or Ben Simmons12:38 pm Fri May 1 EDT

1 make a game on 37% from 3, and 79% from the line. Shoots well above average from the corners and takes fairly contest shots, but pretty shitty from above the break. He reworked his mechanics completely over the offseason and they went from completely b 2

Pascal Siakam Or Ben Simmons12:38 pm Fri May 1 EDT

He shoots 20% better from the line than Simmons lol 1

Pascal Siakam Or Ben Simmons12:38 pm Fri May 1 EDT

How is it recency bias lol I swear people just use that phrase in every discussion on this sub 3

Pascal Siakam Or Ben Simmons12:38 pm Fri May 1 EDT

> And all of that aside, I think hes flat out better at everything than Siakam aside from shooting Hes a much less efficient scorer than Siakam, and the spacing difference between having a ball handler that cant shoot at all vs having a stretch 4 is i 2

Of all the players left in the postseason whose last name starts with an S who is the best one and why 1:02 pm Fri May 1 EDT

Sry no discussion allowed Gotta post more sports talk figures farting 1

Discussion Simmons or Siakam 1:15 pm Fri May 1 EDT

I actually think Bridges is gonna be really good 2

Who would you draft to your team Hakeem Olajuwon or Magic Johnson 8:48 pm Fri May 1 EDT

Magic is probably the 3rd best offensive player of all time, but I think you can still make the argument that Hakeem had the higher peak because of his defense and ridiculous playoff performances. 1

Who would you draft to your team Hakeem Olajuwon or Magic Johnson 8:48 pm Fri May 1 EDT

> His defense was great in the era of 90s bigs. I dont think hed fare as well in the modern nba ??? He was literally the most mobile defensive center the NBA has ever season. If you put him in todays game hed just mop up DPOY every year, because hed 1

Who would you draft to your team Hakeem Olajuwon or Magic Johnson 8:48 pm Fri May 1 EDT

> Yeah, with the majority of those playoff appearances being first round exits Actually, yeah, thanks for mentioning that those stats were also disproportionately against top seeded teams 1

Would you rather have Giannis or Pascal Siakam 2:15 pm Sun May 3 EDT

But Siakam is better than Simmons lol 1

Who would win in a 7 game series the 2009 Cleveland Cavaliers or the 2019 Milwaukee Bucks12:30 pm Mon May 4 EDT

The Bucks are super similar to the 2009 Magic team that beat those Cavs in the playoffs. Dominant interior player surrounded by shooters 2

Marc Gasol has yet to have a 20 point game for the Raptors9:04 pm Mon May 4 EDT

He scored ~15 ppg on mediocre efficiency in Memphis. It doesnt make sense for the Raptors to use him as a scorer. Its weird that hes been *this* passive though 1

Marc Gasol has yet to have a 20 point game for the Raptors9:04 pm Mon May 4 EDT

Hes literally the best post defender in the league lol 1

Is there a rule that prohibits a player from signing with a team that had traded them the previous season 9:57 pm Mon May 4 EDT

No, it happened twice last season. 1

Is there a rule that prohibits a player from signing with a team that had traded them the previous season 9:57 pm Mon May 4 EDT

It definitely wouldnt. Devin Harris and Channing Frye both got traded at the ASB last season and then signed again with their old team in the offseason. 3

How many kids does LeBron have 2:43 pm Tue May 5 EDT

Terry outscored him over an entire finals series, one dunk doesnt erase that 0

Were zone defenses really illegal in the 90s 2:44 pm Tue May 5 EDT

Its like carrying now Theyd call it if it was mega blatant, but zone defenses were pretty much just mildly deterred by illegal defense rules 1

Kevin Durants offensive impact is being overestimated While hes having one of the best scoring playoffs ever he is currently sitting at a relatively middling 5 3 OBPM6:29 pm Wed May 6 EDT

> Kawhi has lower TOV% Because he shoots more. TOV% is a turrible stat > and better AST% Because he has the ball more. [I wrote a comment about why TOV% and assist% are worse than just raw assist and turnover stats yesterday](https://old.reddit. 5

Kevin Durants offensive impact is being overestimated While hes having one of the best scoring playoffs ever he is currently sitting at a relatively middling 5 3 OBPM6:29 pm Wed May 6 EDT

OBPM is a credit-assigning stat based on box score, so it always overrated Westbrook a bit, and in turn, underrated Durant 4

Kevin Durants offensive impact is being overestimated While hes having one of the best scoring playoffs ever he is currently sitting at a relatively middling 5 3 OBPM6:29 pm Wed May 6 EDT

Klays OBPM in these playoffs is -0.6 15

Serious If Klay Thompson is star player why his impact stats are so average 10:40 am Thu May 7 EDT

All-round performance measuring advanced stats like Box Plus Minus, Real Plus Minus, Win Shares, PER, PIPM, and others. Some use box score numbers, some use regressed on/off numbers, some use both. All it them register Klay as a pretty meh player. 2

Serious If Klay Thompson is star player why his impact stats are so average 10:40 am Thu May 7 EDT

Pat McCaw has two rings Edit: its hard to tell the sarcasm because people actually say that shit 6

Serious If Klay Thompson is star player why his impact stats are so average 10:40 am Thu May 7 EDT

Dude scores 15 ppg on 40% from the field over an entire playoff run 4

Serious If Klay Thompson is star player why his impact stats are so average 10:40 am Thu May 7 EDT

Corey Brewer can explode for 50 0

Serious If Klay Thompson is star player why his impact stats are so average 10:40 am Thu May 7 EDT

> His skillset has an extreme bent towards "playoff" usefulness and team basketball Hes a horrendous playoff performer though, statistically. Drops off in volume, efficiency, assists, everything 2

JJJ Bagley or Lauri 7:22 pm Thu May 7 EDT

JJJ is the best player right now, the youngest of the three, and IMO has the highest ceiling 0

People calling Simmons dirty need to calm down9:14 pm Thu May 7 EDT

Natural elbow in the testacles motion 0

Non bias discussion Does Ben Simmons really deserves to receive a 1-game suspension from the NBA 11:29 pm Thu May 7 EDT

I feel like if the game was totally clean and he pulled that shit out of nowhere he could get suspended, but with all the shit that happened today it doesnt really stand out. Could get retroactively teched though 1

How good was prime CP3 5:12 pm Fri May 8 EDT

I mean last years CP3 was about the same as prime CP3. Monster defense, efficient from every spot on the floor, and maybe the best passer in the league 2

How good was prime CP3 5:12 pm Fri May 8 EDT

2018 CP3 led the league in Real Plus Minus and would likely have made first team All-NBA over Lillard if he played all 82 games. He wasnt quite the same as his prime, but he was pretty close 5

How good was prime CP3 5:12 pm Fri May 8 EDT

> You’re just reading stats off a computer screen No, I watched the vast majority of CP3s games last season. He was fucking incredible. He was better than any point guard in the league last season not named Curry, and he got screwed because he misse 2

So everyone going to ignore KD kicking his legs out to get a three point foul 11:34 pm Sat May 9 EDT

He was closing out to the side of him so he wouldnt foul him by impeding his landing space. If guys can kick out to the side like that, idk how its even possible to contest without fouling 1

Should the NBA fine Kanter for using the NBA as a platform for his politics views10:44 pm Sun May 10 EDT

Because acting like politics is no biggy and that youre entitled not to ever have to see a difficult issue ever being talked about by an athlete is almost a uniquely white thing. Kanter is talking about Turkey constantly because he literally got exiled b 1

Nikolai Jokic has basically no weakness and is proving it on the biggest stage Why are people hesitant to call him a top 10 player 11:20 pm Sun May 10 EDT

Hes at least an average defender now 8

Reminder of the Draymond Green slander during the regular season2:54 pm Mon May 11 EDT

Hes flat out one of the best playoff players of the 21st century. Literally every postseason, year-in-year out, he plays the bet defense in the league and passes better than any other big in the league (except for Jokic this season). 3

Threads of the Celtics demise are greatly exaggerated3:48 pm Tue May 12 EDT

I mean Im a Raptors fan and I bought that. Tatum just fucked up his own development, Brown didnt really improve, Hayward is bleh, Rozier is terrible, and their three point shooting regressed across the board. They won 55 games and nearly made the finals 3

Random quiz before the games start 11 players have scored 50 points or more in the playoffs since 2000 can you name them all 4:23 pm Tue May 12 EDT

Yeah the other two were against Toronto in 2001 1

Trae Young was better than Chris Paul this season9:43 pm Tue May 12 EDT

Real Plus Minus had Chris Paul as the best defensive point guard in the league this season It had Trae Young as the worst 8

Where does Leonard on the Raptors rank amongst the leagues best 8:58 pm Tue May 12 EDT

Back on the Spurs he topped out as a top 3ish player This regular season he was like a 5-7th best player type of guy In these playoffs hes been the best player in the league 3

Zach Collins is my least favorite player in the league3:51 pm Wed May 13 EDT

Leonard elbowed him on a shit attempt 1

r lakers is currently the most toxic hellhole on the Internet right now 7:38 pm Wed May 13 EDT

I feel like the Cavs are kinda in the chillest spot of any franchise in the NBA right now. They suck and nothing is going on with them, but its for the right reason 3

What are your power rankings of these sideline reporters Gotta say I am always pleased to hear their commentary 11:06 pm Wed May 13 EDT

This is #1 on my creepy posts power ranking 5

Has Curry been the 5th best player on his team vs The Houston Rockets 11:13 pm Wed May 13 EDT

No, Klay has been much worse -2

Has Curry been the 5th best player on his team vs The Houston Rockets 11:13 pm Wed May 13 EDT

Literally one quarter vs the last 4 games I swear to god, every time Klay has a good half ppl start talking like hes never had a bad game in his life 9

I cant find what Russ averaged for the series against Portlan for the life of me What where his splits and numbers12:24 am Thu May 14 EDT

BBall ref dude 2

I cant find what Russ averaged for the series against Portlan for the life of me What where his splits and numbers12:24 am Thu May 14 EDT

Either look at his playoff averages, or go to the 2018-2019 OKC Thunder team page and click on the series vs Portland 1

Giannis will rule the NBA because true Power Fowards have gone extinct 1:36 pm Fri May 15 EDT

Its ironic that Larry Nance Jr is a traditional PF, because his dad was actually much closer to a modern 4 2

Who else would you have to take off the warriors for you to confidently pick Houston to beat them 4:08 pm Fri May 15 EDT

Honestly, you could bring back KD back and I still think the Rockets beat a Green-less GSW team. Hes averaging 14/11/8 on 65% TS, while being the best defender on either team. 0

Is a friendly bounce referred to as a little english after Alex English 12:28 pm Sat May 16 EDT

No, apparently its like a 100 year old billiards term 9

Is a friendly bounce referred to as a little english after Alex English 12:28 pm Sat May 16 EDT

I honestly have no clue what the difference is between Pool and Billiards 2

Brandon Ingram finished season averaging 18 3 PPG on 55 5 TS and somehow he was viewed as negative on offense in every advanced stat12:31 pm Sun May 17 EDT

High turnover rate and lack of three point shooting, mixed with the fact that hes not scoring efficiently 3

Lowrys been great8:57 pm Sun May 17 EDT

Simmons elbowed Ibaka in the face on the previous play so I guess its even 0

If Kawhi re-signs Raptors have around 60 million in cap room in summer 2020 to surround Kawhi with talent10:59 am Mon May 18 EDT

The dude is in the ECF right now on a team that, for all of their faults offensively, has had the best defense of the playoffs. Its not like hes Anthony Davis on the Pelicans 1

If Kawhi re-signs Raptors have around 60 million in cap room in summer 2020 to surround Kawhi with talent10:59 am Mon May 18 EDT

Yes, thats for next season. This doesnt include Green though, whos up for a contract this season 1

If Kawhi re-signs Raptors have around 60 million in cap room in summer 2020 to surround Kawhi with talent10:59 am Mon May 18 EDT

Or that Davis guy 1

If Kawhi re-signs Raptors have around 60 million in cap room in summer 2020 to surround Kawhi with talent10:59 am Mon May 18 EDT

Or that Davis guy 1

What current NBA players do you see becoming head coaches in the league 4:49 pm Mon May 18 EDT

White backup PG is the stereotype, but really backup PGs in general are much more likely to become coaches than other players. McMillan and Lue were both backup PGs. McMillan actually is probably the GOAT backup point guard. 3

Serious Otto Porter for Dennis Schroder and Patrick Patterson Who says no 1:39 am Wed May 20 EDT

Yeah but Otto Porter is a good player and Chicago wants him Schroder and PPat are not good players, and Chicago does not want them 6

Just a reminder that Kevin Knox is not good10:15 am Wed May 20 EDT

> I saw comments literally calling him the worst player in the league lol. He literally is. Hes massively below average at everything except 3 point shooting and he takes lots of shots. He was last in the league in VORP and RPM 2

Just a reminder that Kevin Knox is not good10:15 am Wed May 20 EDT

Fox is a ridiculous statistical outlier in that sense though. Its incredibly unusual to see a leap that big 1

Just a reminder that Kevin Knox is not good10:15 am Wed May 20 EDT

I thinks a fair point, but the fact that Ben McLemore is a comp that makes sense for Knox isnt a great omen If checked for rookies age 18-20 who with BPM below -5.5 and WS/48 below 0. This gives you 51 players. None of these players have ever made an all 2

Is Kyle Lowry better than Kyrie Irving 10:42 pm Wed May 20 EDT

If you swapped them in this playoffs the Raptors dont even beat Philly 0

Its not about small market New Orleans vs big market New York with Zion was about which place has the better chance to win now 12:28 pm Thu May 21 EDT

New Orleans has also won more playoff series over the last 6 years than the Knicks and the Lakers combined. Theyve won 1 6

DeMar DeRozan comments on the Raptors success 1:02 pm Thu May 21 EDT

He probably is, but at the end of the day theres dudes on the Raptors that hes known for years and had nothing to do with him being traded, so it makes sense. I doubt hes having casual conversations with Masai every week lol 4

McCollum Collins future 1st for AD Would NOLA consider it 3:29 pm Thu May 21 EDT

No way IMO. CJ is on a fat contract and hes an awkward fit with Holiday. Collins is okay but he has no all-star potential. Portland is too good for the pick to matter that much. 1

Gif request Stephen Seths brother Curry does his best Bambi on ice impression flopping in mid-air with his legs turned 45 degrees in the air and his arms doing the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man10:26 pm Thu May 21 EDT

http://3ball.io/plays will have it tomorrow if you still want it 2

Do you think Giannis will surpass Tim Duncan by the end of his career 3:39 pm Sat May 23 EDT

> In stats yes Duncan is 1st all-time in playoff blocks, 6th all-time in playoff scoring, 3rd all-time in playoff rebounding, 5th all-time in blocks, and 17th all-time in points. Good luck beating those stats lol 9

The Top 25 NBA Players of All Time5:30 pm Sat May 23 EDT

This is pretty similar to the Backpicks.com list 1

The only reason Meyers Leonard was made a starter last minute was bcuz Kerr made Damian Jones a starter last minute This was an adjustment Stotts shouldve made after like the first possession of game 1 10:30 pm Sat May 23 EDT

> any player currently having a good game is good 0

The only reason Meyers Leonard was made a starter last minute was bcuz Kerr made Damian Jones a starter last minute This was an adjustment Stotts shouldve made after like the first possession of game 1 10:30 pm Sat May 23 EDT

Ok but Meyers Leonard is not in that area. He is a very bad player 0

The only reason Meyers Leonard was made a starter last minute was bcuz Kerr made Damian Jones a starter last minute This was an adjustment Stotts shouldve made after like the first possession of game 1 10:30 pm Sat May 23 EDT

Ok? Hes still one of the worst defensive bigs in the league, and couldnt even see the floor last season 0

The NBA needs to stop calling the jump into defender shooting foul8:03 pm Sun May 24 EDT

They specifically clarified that it isnt even a foul after OKC vs Utah Game 6 last season, but refs continue to call this shit 1

Everyone who says Lin is worse than FVV explain why 10:39 pm Sun May 24 EDT

Lin shoots 25% what do you want 14

Everyone who says Lin is worse than FVV explain why 10:39 pm Sun May 24 EDT

Jeremy Lin leads the playoffs in turnovers per 36 despite only playing against garbage time lineups He also has the worst BPM of any player still remaining in the playoffs 3

Everyone who says Lin is worse than FVV explain why 10:39 pm Sun May 24 EDT

> An incredibly small sample size Ok well in the big simple size of the regular season he was beyond horrendous > I dont see the harm in testing him out for one game over FVV. They will automatically lose 1

Everyone who says Lin is worse than FVV explain why 10:39 pm Sun May 24 EDT

> why dont you test it for even only 4 minutes and if it fails When Lin was running point against the Magic, Toronto gave up a 0-16 run in garbage time 1

If the Bucks traded Bledsoe and picks for Lowry do you think theyd be favorites to win over the Raptors 11:42 am Tue May 26 EDT

Bledsoe is good AF, but Lowry is a much better shooter, and allows them to play their ideal 4 out lineup around Giannis. I dont think Lowry makes the Bucks any worse, although idk if he makes them better 2

If the Bucks traded Bledsoe and picks for Lowry do you think theyd be favorites to win over the Raptors 11:42 am Tue May 26 EDT

Lowrys a huge expiring contract next season. Teams looking to clear bad contracts and/or bridge the gap into being contenders (Lakers and Bulls for example) are gonna want him 1

Full Game Replay site11:27 pm Tue May 26 EDT

3ball.io has a library of most plays in every game 1

Kawhi Leonard didn t play for a year missed 20 games this season and still made it into NBA All Defensive anything Second Team 2:22 pm Wed May 27 EDT

> Well he is a top 2 perimeter defenders Not in the 2019 regular season he wasnt 2

3 Players Who Could Shock the NBA in 2019-202012:26 pm Thu May 28 EDT

By all accounts, Baldwin is literally too much of a headcase to be a successful NBA player. If Mike Conley is publicly calling out your attitude, you have a SERIOUS problem 1

Klay Thompson is by far most overrated player in this league7:39 pm Thu May 28 EDT

Ok what about the other 600 games 2

Klay Thompson is by far most overrated player in this league7:39 pm Thu May 28 EDT

Im gonna write a megapost on it on /r/nbadiscussion tomorrow if I feel drugged up enough, just so in 10 years when people look back and realize this I can say I knew Its been like three decades since a HoF-bound dude had this little statistical impact. Y 2

The Milwuakee Bucks have the highest regular season point differential of 8 911:50 pm Thu May 28 EDT

Yeah a team blows through the first two rounds of the playoffs and then goes up 2-0, and suddenly theyre bums This sub dude 6

James Harden amp Russell Westbrook hold the top 5 slots in single-season turnovers7:12 pm Fri May 29 EDT

Important to note that turnovers werent recorded until the merger. Wilt Chamberlain likely holds the record for single season turnovers 2

Is Paul Pierce a top 50 player of all time 12:21 pm Sat May 30 EDT

http://www.backpicks.com/2018/03/12/backpicks-goat-31-40/#Pierce 1

Why are Klay Thompsons Advanced Stats so low 5:04 pm Sat May 30 EDT

Klay - doesnt get assists, but also doesnt have an exceptionally low turnover rate for his role - doesnt get rebounds - doesnt get many steals (although his block rate is solid) - is substantially less efficient than his team offense. Klay shoots 57% 2

Random stat November 24th 1960 Wilt Chamberlain had 55 rebounds against the Celtics a record that still stands 2:46 am Sun May 31 EDT

For context: Game 5 of Bucks vs Raptors, just as an example of a modern game, had 98 rebounds between the two teams. Wilts 55 rebound game had 149 total rebounds Rebounding states from the 60s are massively inflated compared to todays numbers due to th 1

RJ Barrett NBA Player comp11:35 pm Sun May 31 EDT

High end outcome is Alex English Low end outcome is Jaylen Brown 1

Oladipo or Beal 2:53 pm Tue Jun 2 EDT

Last seasons Oladipo was better than any version of Beal This seasons pre-injury Oladipo wasnt, although his knee was apparently messed up from pretty much the start of the season 2

Westbrook and Iverson are the only players to average more than 4 2 turnovers and shooting less than 59 TS while being older than 25 - Russ has done it every year 3PT era 2200MP 1:44 pm Thu Jun 4 EDT

Tbf thats because TOV% is just a ratio of FGA to turnovers, a d Westbrook shoots a whole lot more than those other guys But yeah, hes not incredibly turnover prone given what he does on offense 1

Westbrook and Iverson are the only players to average more than 4 2 turnovers and shooting less than 59 TS while being older than 25 - Russ has done it every year 3PT era 2200MP 1:44 pm Thu Jun 4 EDT

Tbf they had about the same record in their last 5 years with AI as they did in the 5 years after 2

Refs shamelessly carrying GS they make it hard to watch the NBA9:20 pm Sun Jun 7 EDT

Im sick of hearing this shit every game Yeah, they made literally one bad call in favor of Kawhi after 10+ objectively trash calls that favored GS. Thats not really "shit on both sides" 1

Refs shamelessly carrying GS they make it hard to watch the NBA9:20 pm Sun Jun 7 EDT

> you dont get a point in the paint or a fga if you get fouled and shoot free throws I mean this is a valid point generally, but very few of the Warriors FTs have come from attacking the paint. Its been almost entirely ticky-tack calls on the perimete 1

Clip request Stephen Curry getting free throws on a clean strip by Siakam9:21 pm Sun Jun 7 EDT

Because that was literally the only bad call thats favored the Raptors. 0

Clip request Stephen Curry getting free throws on a clean strip by Siakam9:21 pm Sun Jun 7 EDT

???? Green was literally pressed against Siakams back with both arms draped on him 1

How come ACTUAL NBA players current amp former will praise Kobe amp put him in the GOAT convo over Lebron but ignorant NBA fans who obviously never played a professional game in their life choose Lebron over Kobe 8:30 pm Mon Jun 8 EDT

Its a copypasta 5

Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar overrated as a top 5 player in NBA history 12:45 pm Tue Jun 9 EDT

> But if Kareem couldnt dominate NBA during his prime as the 1st option, how can he even be top 5? First of all, he won 66 games and swept the finals as a sophomore Secondly, there are 5 guys on the court for each team in basketball, and for most of 1

Was that Warriors lineup without Steph the worst weve seen in a finals this decade 9:52 pm Wed Jun 10 EDT

Im pretty sure every time Deron Williams was on the floor in 2017, that was the worst finals lineup of the decade 2

Clip Request Draymond Greens foot in the restricted area10:01 pm Wed Jun 10 EDT

You cannot be called for a charge if the defender is in the restricted area. Youre thinking of three second violations -2

Why doesn t Boban just dunk every shot 10:55 pm Wed Jun 10 EDT

He cant consistently get close enough to the hoop 2

The push on Kyle Lowry was literally nothing and you re all insane reactionary idiots 1:01 pm Thu Jun 11 EDT

When is the past time an adult fan put their hands on a player like that dude Thats not fucking normal behavior 1

Most underrated player of all time 9:42 am Fri Jun 12 EDT

Just FYI OP, Barry played in the highest pace era in NBA history. In his 36 ppg season, his team played 33% faster than this years Rockets. Raw ppg stats are misleading. IMO Reggie Miller is the most underrated player of all time for the same reason. His 1

Steph Curry is 10th in all-time career Finals PPG with 26 5 2:50 pm Fri Jun 12 EDT

This stat is super misleading because he plays in the most efficient era in NBA history, and hes only played playoff series in his prime. Reggie Miller over his first 7 playoffs was more efficient than Curry on an identical scoring rate, and both Miller 1

Steph Curry is 10th in all-time career Finals PPG with 26 5 2:50 pm Fri Jun 12 EDT

He made playoffs in some of those years though, his scoring just dropped off a cliff in the postseason 0

Steph Curry is 10th in all-time career Finals PPG with 26 5 2:50 pm Fri Jun 12 EDT

If you adjust for pace, Jordan and Shaq are miles ahead of everyone IIRC -2

Serious Why are people over dramatizing the Lowry push 10:15 pm Fri Jun 12 EDT

I mean making malicious physical contact with a player while swearing at him is a lifetime ban for the average person 2

Serious Why are people over dramatizing the Lowry push 10:15 pm Fri Jun 12 EDT

Yeah, I just dont see how theyd even think twice about a permanent ban if this guy didnt own shares in the Warriors 2

Im so tired of hearing about Kawhi Leonard being on spectrum 10:07 am Sat Jun 13 EDT

This entire post is just stigmatising autism. -1

Anthony Davis for DeAndre Ayton Mikal Bridges Dragan Bender amp 2021 First Round Pick Who says no 3:52 pm Sat Jun 13 EDT

Ayton is a significantly better prospect than anyone on the Lakers 5

Anthony Davis for DeAndre Ayton Mikal Bridges Dragan Bender amp 2021 First Round Pick Who says no 3:52 pm Sat Jun 13 EDT

> Idk... youre basically describing a Lamarcus Aldridge-type player I see him a lot more like Towns, who was also his main comparison before he was drafted. I dont think anyone would accuse Towns of being outdated or unwanted. Im also not sure how Em 1

Trum Just watched the Great Rick Barry Basketball Hall of Famer on the Mark Levin Show FoxNews A wonderful interview of a very smart and interesting guy by the man Mark Levin who has the number one bestselling book Unfreedom of the Press Two W9:36 pm Sat Jun 13 EDT

The man just exemplifies family values too. Dumped his wife and kids to go chase fame after he retired 2

Trum Just watched the Great Rick Barry Basketball Hall of Famer on the Mark Levin Show FoxNews A wonderful interview of a very smart and interesting guy by the man Mark Levin who has the number one bestselling book Unfreedom of the Press Two W9:36 pm Sat Jun 13 EDT

This guy literally went in front of congress and said that asbestos would have stopped 9/11 5

Was Glenn Robinson Snubbed Rookie of the year in 1995 12:45 pm Sun Jun 14 EDT

Robinson led the league in turnovers 1

Is it fair to say Anthony Davis used to be a top 10 player only once in his career 2018 12:58 pm Sun Jun 14 EDT

No, Davis was a top 10 player from 2015 onwards 4

The Am I being Biased game - post a statement that you firmly believe in but you also understand that you might be being biased Then other people will comment and tell you if you are being biased or not 3:11 pm Mon Jun 15 EDT

Vucevic was unironically the best player between either team this regular season 6

The Am I being Biased game - post a statement that you firmly believe in but you also understand that you might be being biased Then other people will comment and tell you if you are being biased or not 3:11 pm Mon Jun 15 EDT

I think theyre about the same quality of player, but Butler is more valuable to the average team because he can play two positions and can function well in more roles. 1

The Am I being Biased game - post a statement that you firmly believe in but you also understand that you might be being biased Then other people will comment and tell you if you are being biased or not 3:11 pm Mon Jun 15 EDT

He needs to become a better passer (its been over 3 decades since someone won MVP with a negative assist/TO ratio), and hes not efficient enough yet. Embiid might benefit from doing a bit less, and he needs a PG other than Simmons. He takes too many sho 2

Anybody find the front page post about Mark Stevens fishy 4:57 pm Mon Jun 15 EDT

Its either bots or brigading because people want to start a political slapfight about "outrage culture." There arent 22k people that passionate about the length of Mark Stevenss ban from coming to NBA games 13

Why does Kawhi have such a low game-high in points for a superstar 1:32 pm Thu Jun 18 EDT

A lot of it is less the Spurs in particular, and more just being on a high level, winning team for his whole career. Most great scorers set their career high on either a bad team, or a lower level playoff team that relied on them taking a ton of shots eve 1

Shoutout to Danny Green1:34 am Fri Jun 19 EDT

Tbf he didnt really foul Klay, it was a good block with a super shitty result 1

Wilt Chamberlain averaged more rebounds per game than Kyrie Irving averages points per game7:44 pm Sun Jun 21 EDT

Wilt Chamberlain also played like 80% more possessions per game than Kyrie did 1

R nbastreams is gone 2:59 pm Mon Jun 22 EDT

That sucks because I own League Pass, but still had to use /r/nbastreams a lot because their service is so shitty. 1

In my eyes the person who proved the most during the finals wasn t Fun or Lowry it was Klay Thompson2:58 pm Tue Jun 23 EDT

> Yet when Durant went don’t and he was struggling through injury he became the best player on the floor Klay was horrendously bad against Portland, and as amazing as he was in the finals, Curry was better 1

I m Jeff Green and I m signing with the Kings5:11 pm Tue Jun 23 EDT

I feel like substance of this post is so clear that it leaves no questions 1

Since CP3 is untradeable is it off the wall for Houston to explore trading Harden 3:24 pm Wed Jun 24 EDT

The problem is that none of those packages guarantee youre getting a return better than James Harden 1

It s been almost two weeks and I still can t believe Raptors casually went to Oracle and beat the Warriors back to back6:28 pm Wed Jun 24 EDT

??? It was 5-0 3

who s a guy that wasn t a first option on a contender good that in this era with all the spacing and shooting would be 10:28 am Sat Jun 27 EDT

The 2001 Bucks were a couple bad calls away from the finals 1

What player gets away with a lot just because a lot of people around here like them 5:38 pm Sun Jun 28 EDT

Dude Wade is literally the only player to commit a flagrant foul in an all-star game He also intentionally kicked Ramon Sessions in the nuts, broke Rondos arms, elbowed Darren Collison in the back, etc. 1

Siakam vs Kuzma12:56 pm Tue Jun 30 EDT

I like Kuz, but I cant imagine anyone except a huge Lakers himer picking him over Siakam. Like not only is Siakam better on offense, but youre comparing an All-Defense level guy to a bad defender 10

Scottie Pippens TS in each of the Chicago Bulls six finals appearances 527 561 459 429 541 5021:20 pm Tue Jun 30 EDT

League average TS has been over 50% since the late 70s 1

Scottie Pippens TS in each of the Chicago Bulls six finals appearances 527 561 459 429 541 5021:20 pm Tue Jun 30 EDT

> I mean god damn, how do you average a .429 ts% in the finals? Be Kobe in 2004 lol But in all seriousness A. Shawn Kemp defended that series, and the Sonics overall were one of the best defensive teams of the 3 point era. B. Pippen was amazing at 1

In 15 years will Lebrons career 34 3FG and 73 FT stop him from being GOAT 4:42 pm Wed Jul 1 EDT

Michael Jordan shot under 30% from 3 in seasons without the shortened line 1

Brook Lopez11:30 am Fri Jul 3 EDT

Probably also because the Lakers let him go for the minimum last offseason 5

How is it not obvious Kawhi is leaving Toronto 2:35 pm Fri Jul 3 EDT

Tim Duncan was 90% of the way to signing with Orlando, and ended up staying in San Antonio because the Magic wouldnt guarantee that his wife would be allowed on the team plane. DeAndre Jordan (who was an all-star at the time) verbally agreed to sign with 1

Offseason top ten rankings2:13 pm Fri Jul 3 EDT

Lakers fans and underrating Shaq, Duncan, and Hakeem Name a more iconic duo 1

Only took the Nets 40 years but now they have a player of Dr J s caliber5:25 pm Sun Jul 5 EDT

Dr. J was the ABA GOAT, won an NBA MVP, led a team to the finals over the 80s Celtics, and was the 2nd best player on a team that only lost a single game on route to a title 1

What are the worst NBA cities to live in if you re an NBA player 6:37 pm Tue Jul 7 EDT

I think hes more talking about the fact that Bucks ownership, management, and Malcolm Brogdon have all expressed that Milwaukee is shockingly racist 8

Baron Davis or Steve Francis 8:48 pm Tue Jul 7 EDT

Baron Davis has the advanced stats of a hall of famer 1

Should Colin Kaepernick or anyone for that matter speak out against the 76ers Nike-sponsored Betsy Ross jersey Is the 76ers branding problematic in todays divided America 9:59 am Fri Jul 10 EDT

This is completely false Political polarization among the average (as defined by negative feelings towards those with opposing political views) is the highest its been on record 1

Did Celtics fan really take a dump on Bill Russell s bed 6:11 pm Sun Jul 12 EDT

Why the sarcasm? It happened 0

What made Andrew Wiggins such a great prospect and why wasn t he able to succeed so far 11:40 am Sat Jul 18 EDT

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/ryen-russillos-nba-draft-confidential-real-scouts-on-wiggins-randle-embiid-and-parker/ This article details the concerns that some scouts had about him before the draft, all of which came true. The only thing they were w 1

How good of a player would Jerry Westbrook have been 10:08 pm Sat Jul 18 EDT

If you put Wests defense and shooting on Westbrook, hed literally be in contention for GOAT 2

Is it ok to say that if Steve Nash was black he wouldnt be that highly rated by a lot of people 12:57 am Mon Jul 20 EDT

Its okay to say that, it would just be incorrect. There are players who are overrated partly because theyre white, but Nash isnt one of them 6

Is it ok to say that if Steve Nash was black he wouldnt be that highly rated by a lot of people 12:57 am Mon Jul 20 EDT

Currently, KP, Zach Collins, and TJ McConnell just to name a few. Previously, Chandler Parsons, Chris Kaman, and Jimmer are some examples. 2

Is it ok to say that if Steve Nash was black he wouldnt be that highly rated by a lot of people 12:57 am Mon Jul 20 EDT

See youre doing it -4

Is it ok to say that if Steve Nash was black he wouldnt be that highly rated by a lot of people 12:57 am Mon Jul 20 EDT

Im just joking lol. In all seriousness, speaking more objectively Out of all players to make the all-star game in the 21st century (excluding obvious tributes like Dirk, Kobe, Yao, etc.), Kaman has by far the worst BPM, and KP is in the bottom 10. Parson 2

Is it ok to say that if Steve Nash was black he wouldnt be that highly rated by a lot of people 12:57 am Mon Jul 20 EDT

> Hayward pre-injury was very athletic and so many would call him below average in athleticism, purely cos he was white Well yeah, this phenomenon over-credits white athletes (and Jeremy Lin) for their skill and game IQ, while downplaying their athlet 1

Stephen Jackson was once charged with criminal recklessness after rendezvous at strip joint in Indianapolis1:58 am Wed Jul 22 EDT

> Is this sub on a witch hunt tonight You know witches arent real right. Thats the whole point of the phrase -1

A look back to when Marv Albert sexually assaulted a woman in 1997 He lunged at her and then bit her she said The woman testified that she escaped his clutches after ripping his toupee off his head 2:36 am Wed Jul 22 EDT

The freedom to bite and rape women? 1

A lot of folks here owe Adrian Wojnarowski an Im sorry 1:14 am Thu Jul 23 EDT

> In 2010, the NBA fined Dumars $500,000 for leaking multiple confidential league memos to Wojnarowski, according to multiple sources > While Wojnarowski was busy breaking news about the team, he wasn’t busy analyzing it: Between 2008 and 2012, W 9

Why did the Cavs go from making the finals in 2018 to the 14th seed in 2019 11:46 am Fri Jul 24 EDT

Lost Jeff Green and George Hill 6

Who is the most overrated player whos consistently put into the top 10-15 players of all time 1:54 am Sat Jul 25 EDT

The only guy I actually see put into the top 15 that shouldnt be there is Moses Malone. Malone has monster accolades and an amazing title run to his name, but outside of his 5 year peak, he was pretty much a mid level all-star in terms of impact. Hes lite 6

Who is the most overrated player whos consistently put into the top 10-15 players of all time 1:54 am Sat Jul 25 EDT

IMO yeah. Karl Malone is arguably a top 10 regular season player ever, its just the chronic playoff problems that sink him to 15ish for me. 2

Who is the most overrated player whos consistently put into the top 10-15 players of all time 1:54 am Sat Jul 25 EDT

Hes also the only MVP since turnovers were recorded to win MVP with a negative assist/TO ratio (Wilt and McAdoo probably did this too, but turnovers werent recorded yet), and never even averaged 2 assist/game in a season. He was the absolute definition of 1

Steph Curry is the worst defender in the top 25 all time players rankings Is he top 15 5:50 pm Mon Jul 27 EDT

Dirk was a better defender in an absolute sense, but Curry is a better defender for his position 0

Steph Curry is the worst defender in the top 25 all time players rankings Is he top 15 5:50 pm Mon Jul 27 EDT

That its not so clear Also ur post is dumb 1

Post ASB stats 2:43 pm Tue Jul 28 EDT

IIRC post-ASB arent any more predictive than pre-ASB stats when predicting a players next season, and full season stats are more predictive than both. People just wanna convince themselves their young players are good. 1

Player A vs Player B vs Player C12:51 am Wed Jul 29 EDT

Player A looks best on paper 1

If Karl Malone led the Jazz to titles with Stockton would he be considered among the GOAT conversation 4:22 pm Thu Jul 30 EDT

If Malone didnt drop off so hard in the playoffs, he would be like a 8-10th all-time sort of guy 4

In no particular order are these the ten best players of the 1990s 10:12 pm Sat Aug 8 EDT

Reggie Miller is a big sub, Id stick him in over almost half the list. Other than that and maybe Clyde (who fell off late in the decade), this list is good IMO 1

On February 15 1989 the San Antonio Spurs had 40 turnovers in a single game 1:53 pm Sun Aug 9 EDT

Lol I didnt know there was an NBA player named Brickowksi 8

Would you rather have Jared Dudley or Frank Ntilikina 3:35 pm Sun Aug 9 EDT

Dudley is a rotation player and Frank is not, and maybe wont ever be one 9

Would you rather have Devin Booker for his whole career or your team obtains exclusive drafting rights to every child of every NBA player for the rest of eternity 6:34 pm Sun Aug 16 EDT

Could be as good as Joe Bryant or Dell Currys son lol 4

Bulls fans or people who watched the Bulls a lot this year who would you say is an accurate comparison to Wendell Carter Jr Whats his ceiling and floor look like 12:02 pm Fri Aug 28 EDT

Carter doesnt seem like the shooter that Horford is, but his FT% was really good so he probably had that potential 2

Offenses are literally the most efficient and fastest pace in the history of the NBA How do we keep into perspective that comparing efficiency stats of player of different generations is a fool s errand 12:04 am Sat Aug 29 EDT

> Offenses are literally the most efficient and fastest(pace) [Pace is below historical average](https://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_stats_per_game.html). In the 60s, it was up to 35% higher than it is now > Add the fact that fouls ha 5

Phil Jackson on Kobes defense Kobe s defense to be accurate has faltered in recent years despite his presence on the league s all-defensive team The voters have been seduced by his remarkable athleticism and spectacular steals but he hasn t8:24 pm Wed Sep 2 EDT

This was in 2004 1

I ve been at Air Force BMT the last 2 months and missed pretty much all of NBA free agency What did I miss 3:48 pm Sun Sep 6 EDT

I like how this sounds equally as ridiculous as the fake shit people are posting 2

The amount of homophobic comments left on this IG post of Magic Johnson and his family is appalling 6:32 pm Mon Sep 7 EDT

> His son is a grown ass 6’5 man in a dress ok > Magic needs to be in his children’s life and be an example His son is a better executive than he is lol 11

Antoine Walker was the 1st player to shoot 8 threes a game for a season8:16 pm Mon Sep 7 EDT

Thats not true. He was the 3rd, after Michael Adams and George McCloud 1

Gallonari will become the first elite European small forward to leave the OKC thunder12:24 am Thu Sep 10 EDT

Thabo 1

How come so few racist incidents happen at Blazers games 6:49 pm Fri Sep 11 EDT

Oregons racism is mostly outside of Portland. Its had issues with neo nazis in the rural parts for decades 5

How come so few racist incidents happen at Blazers games 6:49 pm Fri Sep 11 EDT

Your username is right lol 1

NBA peaks ranked in unordered tiers1:06 am Fri Sep 18 EDT

Literally just ripping Ben Taylor 0

Player A or B 8:31 pm Sat Sep 19 EDT

A is Kuzma and B is Kawhi. Im not sure wtf OP is trying to get at here 5

Player A or B 8:31 pm Sat Sep 19 EDT

Why are you doing a Kawhi vs Kuzma comparison lol 3

What would you all-time white line-up be 11:52 am Tue Sep 22 EDT

No hes not, Walton was the 2nd best player in the league in his short peak 1

What would you all-time white line-up be 11:52 am Tue Sep 22 EDT

Walton was the best defender in the league. Thats where the majority of his value came from Obviously his longevity is basically nonexistent, but Id still take the season and a half of MVP+ level peak over Jokics career at this point. 1

More likely scenario this season Spida 45 gets first team All NBA or Pres 45 gets booted from office 4:15 pm Tue Sep 29 EDT

Vegas odds are significantly higher for the 2nd one 2

Is Rudy Gobert actually a good defender 4:44 pm Wed Sep 30 EDT

Thats either Payton, Cooper, or Alvin Robertson 2

What trade package is player X worth 11:45 am Thu Oct 1 EDT

Jaylen Brown 1

What trade package is player X worth 11:45 am Thu Oct 1 EDT

On his current contract, he might be a negative asset 0

The Lakers have enough pieces to acquire Chris Paul through an offer of only 4 players12:02 pm Thu Oct 1 EDT

This trade makes no sense for either team 10

DAngelo Russell for Otto Porter and Coby White or Kris Dunn who says no 1:27 pm Sun Oct 4 EDT

This is a good trade idea IMO. I like it better for the Warriors than the Bulls, but I could see both teams finding a reason to do it 1

DAngelo Russell for Otto Porter and Coby White or Kris Dunn who says no 1:27 pm Sun Oct 4 EDT

> roco is so overrated, man has zero handles and cant finish Nobody is rating Covington for his offense. Hes a 1st team All-Defense forward who shoots threes well enough 1

DAngelo Russell for Otto Porter and Coby White or Kris Dunn who says no 1:27 pm Sun Oct 4 EDT

> what are the warriors gonna do when curry gets hurt? If Currys injured too much, this season is a wash for them anyways. They should be, and probably are operating under the assumption that Curry will be mostly healthy. > and also roco isnt even 1

DAngelo Russell for Otto Porter and Coby White or Kris Dunn who says no 1:27 pm Sun Oct 4 EDT

DLo is an excellent playmaker, but hes not a great scorer by any standard. IIRC he was the least efficient 20 ppg scorer this season outside of Westbrook. > roco is a better defensive player, but he cant win you games alone or lead an offense and etc 2

Who are the best 5 Power Forwards of the last 10 years 3:58 pm Wed Oct 7 EDT

In no particular order: Dirk AD Draymond Horford Blake 1

Who are the best 5 Power Forwards of the last 10 years 3:58 pm Wed Oct 7 EDT

Duncan played center for most of the 2010s, including 2013, when he made 1st team All-NBA at the center spot 4

Clay Travis This NBA- ong Kong- hina mess is fascinating The NBA is super w ke when it comes to things like made up US transg nder bathroom disputes but bent the knee to hina when D ryl M rey came out in support of democracy amp upset c mmu9:28 pm Sun Oct 11 EDT

Yikes 10

Clay Travis This NBA- ong Kong- hina mess is fascinating The NBA is super w ke when it comes to things like made up US transg nder bathroom disputes but bent the knee to hina when D ryl M rey came out in support of democracy amp upset c mmu9:28 pm Sun Oct 11 EDT

Yes, it was in response to either SC or Indiana (dont remember which one, might have been both) trying to pass legislation regulating what bathroom trans people can legally use. I guess since the whole thing failed, right wing drones like Travis Clay are 5

Clay Travis This NBA- ong Kong- hina mess is fascinating The NBA is super w ke when it comes to things like made up US transg nder bathroom disputes but bent the knee to hina when D ryl M rey came out in support of democracy amp upset c mmu9:28 pm Sun Oct 11 EDT

Clay Travis is such fucking garbage lol > made up US transgеnder bathroom disputes Is he seriously trying to gaslight the bathroom laws out of existence. Its only been like 2 years 24

Clay Travis This NBA- ong Kong- hina mess is fascinating The NBA is super w ke when it comes to things like made up US transg nder bathroom disputes but bent the knee to hina when D ryl M rey came out in support of democracy amp upset c mmu9:28 pm Sun Oct 11 EDT

Its just extra ironic that hes doing China-style revisionism IN A TWEET ABOUT CHINA 3

Clay Travis This NBA- ong Kong- hina mess is fascinating The NBA is super w ke when it comes to things like made up US transg nder bathroom disputes but bent the knee to hina when D ryl M rey came out in support of democracy amp upset c mmu9:28 pm Sun Oct 11 EDT

> nobody but a tiny percentage of the population cares a bit about that sort of issue Evidently thats not true if a bunch of businesses thought it was a big enough deal to their bottom line to be worth a boycott. Its also flatly disgusting to try to 1

Clay Travis This NBA- ong Kong- hina mess is fascinating The NBA is super w ke when it comes to things like made up US transg nder bathroom disputes but bent the knee to hina when D ryl M rey came out in support of democracy amp upset c mmu9:28 pm Sun Oct 11 EDT

> Its mere signaling. I dont even know how you think itd be a deal to their bottom line Why would they "signal" to a group of people so small that it doesnt affect their bottom line to cater to them 1

Man Matt and Trey South Park Creator literally predicted this China situation last week 12:09 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

I believe you lol I also feel you on how bizarre it feels to have someone on the internet just assume youre lying for no reason 2

Global Times DarylMorey is not qualified to be a general manager for the HoustonRockets Business and cultural entities that engage in cross-nation operations must be careful in expressing opinions on sensitive affairs Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin HuSay12:16 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

Unfortunately, this has been a very successful show of strength for the Chinese government 19

The internet and various govt officials got angrier over the NBA making a poor biz decision than it did about the leader of the free world completely abandoning Democratic ideals while idolizing or accommodating dictators12:47 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

I agree with this take but its not really relevant to basketball 1

If you want to be Muhammad Ali step up to the plate and actually be Muhammad Ali Clay Travis on the Daryl Morey controversy4:34 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

Imagine shitting on players for kneeling during the anthem and then saying this > It seems like he’s the only sane media person covering this atrocity Literally every mainstream news site has a front page editorial rightfully shitting on the NBA fo 4

If you want to be Muhammad Ali step up to the plate and actually be Muhammad Ali Clay Travis on the Daryl Morey controversy4:34 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

> Hes calling out the NBAs and athletes hypocrsy > We have people in this country that protest for protest sake with no actual goal of changing anything. They just want the attention that comes with protesting. Jay-Z is being called a ‘sellout’ 0

If you want to be Muhammad Ali step up to the plate and actually be Muhammad Ali Clay Travis on the Daryl Morey controversy4:34 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

> Why is he hypocritical? Because he literally went on an interview tour and said that athletes shouldnt protest issues they dont have full knowledge of. Theres not even any ambiguity there 1

If you want to be Muhammad Ali step up to the plate and actually be Muhammad Ali Clay Travis on the Daryl Morey controversy4:34 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

I agree This is why I think the NBA is doing wrong by not supporting Morey here, and by giving into Chinas disgusting tactics. I think the ultra-rich people in the NBA have at least some responsibility to look at the bigger picture here and stand up for 1

Do the Raptors win The title if they had Blake Griffin instead of Siakam Last year 9:11 pm Mon Oct 12 EDT

> The dude can do it all out there Except defend well lol When did Blake Griffin suddenly turn into god 9

Has Trump weighed in on the China NBA spat Will he 6:35 pm Tue Oct 13 EDT

When has having more important stuff to do ever stopped him from tweeting about something 2

Good quote from Ryen Russillos podcast History smiles on your principle maybe but does your wife 2:13 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

> Don’t move the ASG from Charlotte because of a bathroom bill for free woke points when there’s essentially no risk Why 1

Donald Trump just called Warriors head coach Steve Kerr a little boy for not calling out China4:56 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

Hey give him credit, for once he was being honest lol 45

Donald Trump just called Warriors head coach Steve Kerr a little boy for not calling out China4:56 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

Maybe he could have added what he thought Kerr should have been speaking about instead of, you know, also refusing to talk about Hong Kong 36

Donald Trump just called Warriors head coach Steve Kerr a little boy for not calling out China4:56 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

Thats what black is you egg 9

Donald Trump just called Warriors head coach Steve Kerr a little boy for not calling out China4:56 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

"Hypocrite calls other hypocrite a hypocrite" is my least favorite form of political discourse, but its the only thing that comes from the right these days

Donald Trump just called Warriors head coach Steve Kerr a little boy for not calling out China4:56 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

NBA coach doesnt stand up for Hong Kong: Reddit mad Trump also doesnt stand up for Hong Kong, and flings insult at NBA coach: Reddit mad Oh hey thats pretty consistent 6

I know its only halfway through the first quarter of the second preseason game but Brandon Ingram looks terrible8:20 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

The problem is hes been forcing it for three years 2

I know its only halfway through the first quarter of the second preseason game but Brandon Ingram looks terrible8:20 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

> 18-5-3 on 50% shooting is a pretty good stat line for a 3rd year player He barely shot 3s, his FT% is really bad, and he turns the ball over for a guy whos not very efficient and isnt a great passer. Box score numbers also dont reflect how much he 1

I know its only halfway through the first quarter of the second preseason game but Brandon Ingram looks terrible8:20 pm Wed Oct 14 EDT

I thought that Ingram joining a team I like rather than one I hate would maybe make me appreciate what hes good at and see him more objectively, but holy shit I fucking hate watching this dude play. The dude is the actual personification of tunnel vision 2

What is holding Andre Drummond back from taking the next step 2:36 pm Thu Oct 15 EDT

A lot of things - terrible shooting, especially from the FT line - poor touch at the rim - very questionable passing (flashed serious playmaking through most of 17-1, them went down the drain when Blake arrived) - very soft man defense 1

On December 30 1990 Scott Skiles made history for the Orlando Magic in a 155-116 victory over the Denver Nuggets He dished out 30 assists while adding six rebounds and two steals He also scored 22 points 10:40 pm Fri Oct 16 EDT

Tbf it was against the worst defense and the fastest paced team in modern history. If you watch the video, he didnt have to work very hard to get his teammates good looks lol But 30 assists is 30 assists. Shits crazy 2

Trump tweeting about Kerr again 1:06 am Sat Oct 17 EDT

Its not even the first time man 2

Trump tweeting about Kerr again 1:06 am Sat Oct 17 EDT

I cant fucking believe he misspelled choked again 3

Trump tweeting about Kerr again 1:06 am Sat Oct 17 EDT

> by focusing on an insignificant and only semi-serious criticism, I can avoid thinking about the fact that the president is tweeting insults at a sports coach in the middle of the night 2

Adam Silver is a racist bigot who does not care if black basketball players lose billions due to his China mistake1:26 am Sat Oct 17 EDT

I thought this would be a troll imitating a Chinese shill, bur its a real Chinese bot lol 12

Adam Silver is a racist bigot who does not care if black basketball players lose billions due to his China mistake1:26 am Sat Oct 17 EDT

*Inhales* 动态网自由门 天安門 天安门 法輪功 李洪志 Free Tibet 六四天安門事件 The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 天安門大屠殺 The Tiananmen Square Massacre 反右派鬥爭 The Anti-Rightist Struggle 大躍進政策 The Gr 3

Despite leading r nba in layup highlights per 48 Fultz is only shooting 319 for the pre-season with no 3-pointers made11:50 am Mon Oct 19 EDT

No, he means Fultz looks exactly the same as he has throughout is whole NBA caeeer 15

Hong Protesters refering to Lebron as gorilla and orangutan5:52 pm Tue Oct 20 EDT

It also could definitely not be 3

Domantas Sabonis for Jaylen Brown who says no 1:46 pm Wed Oct 21 EDT

> Jaylen has superstar potential ???? 5

Im just waiting for Chris Paul to this new height measuring without shoes 11:49 am Fri Oct 23 EDT

Not quite everyone. Ben Simmons, Boban, KP, LeBron, and a few other guys got revised upwards 2

Adam Silver It bothered me that in saying that we regretted upsetting Chinese fans it was interpreted as an apology to the Chinese government we certainly did not apologize to the Chinese government 3:43 pm Fri Oct 23 EDT

??? Interviewing people isnt all there is to journalism lol 2

Jaylen Brown has more turnovers 291 than assists 278 so far in his career 5:15 pm Mon Oct 26 EDT

Almost all modern wings have positive assist/TO ratios 2

Taurean Prince finished 62st out of 76 Small Forwards in 18 19 RPM5:32 pm Mon Oct 26 EDT

Tbf he was an 89th percentile spot-up shooter last year and probably can play good defense if he tries. His contract is the same as Kelly Oubres, and I think Prince has much more realistic upside than Oubre. 2

Just a reminder before the season starts the NBA runs through Toronto this season 12:12 pm Tue Oct 27 EDT

Its hard to see a team with Lowry, Siakam, Gasol, Ibaka, and VanVleet missing playoffs in the East 1

Why isnt Daryl Morey talking about the protests in Chile 1:00 pm Thu Oct 29 EDT

> So how does he choose when to talk How come youre choosing to talk about the protests in Chile and not the genocide going on in Myanmar 14

Why isnt Daryl Morey talking about the protests in Chile 1:00 pm Thu Oct 29 EDT

He doesnt have a real point, hes just trying to fling shit at Morey by calling him a hypocrite, while himself being a hypocrite. 1

Was 2017-2018 a better 3 point shooter than 2012-2013 LeBron 1:46 am Mon Nov 2 EDT

For sure. He 3% better in the playoffs too, and in addition to his 3 point shooting, he was waaay better from mid range 1

Are Rudy Gobert and DeAndre Jordan the two most similar players in NBA History 8:09 pm Sat Nov 7 EDT

DeAndre Jordan and Clint Capela? Rudy Gobert and Tyson Chandler? 10

What has been the worst call of the season so far 10:21 am Wed Nov 11 EDT

Probably the call where Wanamaker got elbowed by Giannis and was called for a blocking foul. They reviewed it and upheld it too lol 8

What are some facts you find really crazy 2:06 pm Thu Nov 12 EDT

Kyle Lowry won more playoff series last year than Melo did in his career 3

Giannis comparing the workload differences between Mike Budenholzer and Jason Kidd I was used to former Bucks coach Jason Kidd He was breaking us down but I was happy about it I think I was the only one that was embracing that 3:21 pm Fri Nov 13 EDT

Hes the highest paid assistant coach in the league rn 3

Sad observation Us Kings fans are praying Bagley puts up 20 10 season Meanwhile Doncic is already achieving it averaging 26 7 10 97:28 pm Fri Nov 13 EDT

You can have two ball handlers on one team dude 3

Nets commentators on review of foul on Kyrie I didnt see him touch him The call stands 12:19 am Sat Nov 14 EDT

Yeah this is a horrible look for the refs. Its obvious theyre almost never overturning foul calls, no matter how objectively bad they are 0

Raptors vs Clippers is the ugliest game Ive seen all year12:57 am Tue Nov 17 EDT

??? Getting hacked on several layup attempts without calls had a lot to do with the Raptors shooting 1

LeBron James is shooting a career worse from 3 30 and at the rim 64 - any cause for concern 2:45 pm Fri Nov 20 EDT

Idk about his 3P%, but hes been getting stuffed at the rim A LOT 1

Siakam with one of the worst statlines youll see this season 5 24 FG 5 turnovers 3 rebounds10:59 pm Sat Nov 21 EDT

He literally didnt shoot a FT in the last 40 minutes of the game while taking 20+ post ups and getting hacked repeatedly 2

Kawhi missed 73 games because of a thigh bruise How much will he miss with a knee bruise 12:13 pm Tue Nov 24 EDT

Idk what does RDA have to say about it 1

Kawhi missed 73 games because of a thigh bruise How much will he miss with a knee bruise 12:13 pm Tue Nov 24 EDT

Ive noticed that actually 1

Would a Kyle Kuzma for Devonte Graham trade be a fair trade in the NBA today 1:24 pm Wed Nov 25 EDT

Graham looks too good right now I think, and hes on a basically nonexistent contract so the Hornets could get more for him if he keeps playing this well 2

Charania The NCAA has suspended potential No 1 pick James Wiseman of Memphis for 12 total games and will clear him on Jan 12 NCAA also says Wiseman must donate 11 500 to a charity of his choice 5:11 pm Wed Nov 25 EDT

??? They can fine players? Thats insane 1

If Kobe was really that good how come he only had one MVP in his whole career 2:14 pm Fri Nov 27 EDT

Offensively yeah, but he wasnt really playing defense in 06 and 07. His peak was probably 08 or 09 2

Clip Request Refs somehow miss IT getting absolutely clobbered on a 3 point attempt8:18 pm Sun Nov 29 EDT

It didnt look like a foul on replay 8

Clip Request Refs somehow miss IT getting absolutely clobbered on a 3 point attempt8:18 pm Sun Nov 29 EDT

Hield blocked the shot then hit his hand, which is explicitly legal 7

Which player has won an MVP and doesn t deserve it 9:47 pm Sun Nov 29 EDT

Iverson, Moses Malone X2, Dave Cowens, Wes Unseld, Bob Cousy 1

This sub needs to calm down with crowning Luka Doncic an all time great already2:45 am Mon Nov 30 EDT

ur now banned from hox subreddit 2

SportsCenter Through 88 career games Luka Doncic has more points than Kobe Bryant more rebounds than Kevin Garnett amp more assist than LeBron James3:18 pm Mon Nov 30 EDT

KG was great from day 1, he just wasnt a big time stats guy until a little later 1

The top five best and worst three-point defenders at the guard and forward positions minimum 9 games played 3 0 DFGA 1:26 pm Fri Dec 4 EDT

Opposing 3P% for individual players is incredibly random over a full season, never mind one fifth of one 7

Underrated fact James Harden was one shot away from winning MVP last season3:00 am Sun Dec 6 EDT

CP3 was probably one game away from winning MVP over Kobe in 2008 Im 100% sure Jokic was literally one OT result away from making All-NBA over KAT in 2018 44

Was the Porzingis contract a big mistake by Dallas 11:49 am Thu Dec 10 EDT

Not trading for him, and going after Kemba and Butler instead 1

Was the Porzingis contract a big mistake by Dallas 11:49 am Thu Dec 10 EDT

> If he gets back on track Back on what track? What do people think KP was going before he got injured? He was literally the exact same thing, just shooting a bit better. 0

Was the Porzingis contract a big mistake by Dallas 11:49 am Thu Dec 10 EDT

Good role players. Toronto just won a championship with $74 million split between Gasol, Ibaka, Green, VanVleet, and Norm. 1

Was the Porzingis contract a big mistake by Dallas 11:49 am Thu Dec 10 EDT

> If he can defend the paint, block shots and shoot 3s here and there, hes already worth the max in my eyes Brook Lopez does that 1

At halftime James Harden has only attempted 3 shots in 17 minutes8:38 pm Thu Dec 10 EDT

The defense has been good outside of Serge Ibaka attempting to grab defensive rebounds by staring at them 1

Brandon Ingram has already had four 30 point games this season He had just four 30 point games during his three seasons with the Lakers 10:37 pm Mon Dec 14 EDT

Graham, OG, and Isaac -1

The Clippers out scored the Raptors 37-14 in the second quarter8:20 pm Wed Dec 16 EDT

Siakam has a harder time going left than Derek Zoolander 6

The Clippers out scored the Raptors 37-14 in the second quarter8:20 pm Wed Dec 16 EDT

Ibaka has been the worst player on the floor every game since coming back from injury. He just bricks shots and plays awful defense -1

After losing three key starters from the lineup in the previous game the Raptors lead the Wizards 40-23 after one quarter 8:12 pm Fri Dec 25 EDT

Kinda misleading since Fred is the actual starter over Norm anyway 1

3 out of the top 7 best points per possesion ever are active9:13 pm Sun Dec 27 EDT

A. I think Giannis and Lukas relatively low minute counts have masked their obscene scoring rates B. I think the C button on your keyboard might be broken lol 3

After watching that raptors game how cool would it be for a coach to just play full court press the entire game Has any NBA coach ever done this 10:18 pm Sun Dec 27 EDT

The reason it generally only gets pulled out late is because its tiring to play and inherently high risk. If a team is down by a lot, they obviously having a lot less to lose so it makes more sense to play high risk, high reward defense 3

Havent watched lakers match why are they losing so much 1:20 am Thu Dec 31 EDT

> It’s like LBJ/AD iso and drive-kick to shooters and that’s it Dont forgot Rondo bring the ball up and taking a bad shot without letting anyone else touch the ball touch 1

OKC TOR No Call Controversy8:26 pm Sun Jan 3 EDT

What are you citing 1

Harden is a better scorer than Kobe12:06 pm Mon Jan 4 EDT

Yeah the real adjustment is in the postseason 1

Harden is a better scorer than Kobe12:06 pm Mon Jan 4 EDT

Yes, while league average TS% was 3-4 points lower across Kobes career, and he was less turnover prone and a better defender. I think Harden>Kobe in the regular season is probably correct. I think in the playoffs though, Kobe played largely the same w 1

Hakeem or Kobe 3:53 pm Mon Jan 4 EDT

> mean kobe really balled his ass off both ends of the court As opposed to Hakeem, whos the best defender since Russell and averaged more points on better efficiency in the playoffs than Kobe 9

Hakeem or Kobe 3:53 pm Mon Jan 4 EDT

Maybe because he got to play with Shaq rather than Vernon Maxwell 8

Hakeem or Kobe 3:53 pm Mon Jan 4 EDT

Thats literally the general consensus what the fuck is this thread 2

Clip Request Refs give Nets time-out despite not having the ball10:31 pm Mon Jan 4 EDT

Its definitely some sort of violation though isnt it? I just have no clue what it could be 1

Were the 17-18 Rockets the Best Team of the Decade that Didn t Win a Title9:17 pm Wed Jan 1 EDT

The 2017 Cavs were definitely not better, they just played awful Eastern playoff competition that made them look incredible 0

What moves should Portland make at this point 11:10 am Thu Jan 2 EDT

Given that Portland dropped from the 3rd ranked offense to the 11th, it seems like they were wrong 1

What moves should Portland make at this point 11:10 am Thu Jan 2 EDT

Its mostly Nurkic out that murdered the defense, although Aminu and Moe are definitely factors #2 and #3 1

What moves should Portland make at this point 11:10 am Thu Jan 2 EDT

Loves history isnt much better. Averages under 60 games a season for his career, and 47 over the last 3 years. Gallo is just better and cheaper than him 1

NBA fan is attempting to travel to an NBA game in every city and make it on to the Jumbotron and is currently 9 91:17 pm Fri Jan 3 EDT

Not really a fan of buying attention with money, and then using that attention to ask for more money so you can buy more attention 3

The Los Angeles Lakers are the first team to record 20 blocks in a game since the 2001 Toronto Raptors12:32 am Mon Jan 6 EDT

Russell and Wilt both averaged ~9 a game 3

Timberwolves since Karl Anthony Towns went down 99 3 OFF RATING ranked 30th and 100 1 DEF RATING ranked 1st 1:59 am Mon Jan 6 EDT

Covington is a defensive god 3

Post Game Thread The Portland Trail Blazers 15-22 Defeat The Toronto Raptors 24-12 101-999:25 pm Tue Jan 7 EDT

Yeah this is some garbage, cant imagine even Portland fans defending it 3

What are some controversial opinions that you hold1:37 pm Thu Jan 9 EDT

He pushed off the ball for extra lift when the mascot was holding it

What are some controversial opinions that you hold1:37 pm Thu Jan 9 EDT

This is both uncontroversial and completely wrong. Butler is basically the defender than people think Klay is, and his passing (both as a main guy and a complementary piece) and ability to create make him better than Klay on offense too. Theres a reason 5

Only three players are currently averaging at least 15 points 8 assists and 7 rebounds 9:29 pm Thu Jan 9 EDT

And he literally only just crossed the 15 ppg mark lol 6

LeBron James has more triple doubles in his past 4 seasons 48 than he had in his first 13 seasons 42 2:48 am Sun Jan 12 EDT

Part of that is Miamis assist-tracking being the stingiest in the league 3

Whats a NBA fact that 99 of this subreddit doesnt know 6:35 pm Mon Jan 13 EDT

The 1981 Kansas City Kings made the playoffs with a 40-42 record, and then upset the #1 seed en route to a WCF appearance with their two best offensive players missing 6

After trailing by as many as 31 points the OKC Thunder are within 6 points against the Raptors with 3 45 remaining 10:08 pm Wed Jan 15 EDT

Thats putting it lightly lol, this officiating has been horrifically one-sided 1

The revisionist history on here about Luka is getting ridiculous3:23 pm Sun Jan 19 EDT

Mock drafts are not prospect rankings, they are predictions of who teams will draft. The Kings made it pretty clear they were taking Bagley before the draft Edit: Bagley also isnt 611 lol, hes barely 610 in shoes 2

Warriors - Raptors trade D Lo 11:37 am Tue Jan 21 EDT

If we do this wed have to trade FVV, hes too valuable to just let go. I wouldnt do this because Im not super high on DLo, but this isnt the worst trade idea Ive ever seen. I just dont think I wanna commit so hard to a Siakam/DLo future Edit: I dont thin 4

Jayson Tatum in his last 30 games roughly 75 of season so far 1:21 am Wed Jan 22 EDT

> It has now reason to a respectable 54%. Thats pretty bad for a combo forward 6

The Athletics Week 14 Power Rankings 1 Bucks 2 Lakers 3 Raptors 4 Clippers 5 Jazz2:09 pm Thu Jan 30 EDT

Its partly that, but were not the same team as last season. OG, Norm, and Fred took huge leaps this season, Lowry is playing better (likely due to health reasons), and Terence Davis is legitimately adding value. 3

The Athletics Week 14 Power Rankings 1 Bucks 2 Lakers 3 Raptors 4 Clippers 5 Jazz2:09 pm Thu Jan 30 EDT

Ibaka has also been sneakily terrible on defense this year 1

The Athletics Week 14 Power Rankings 1 Bucks 2 Lakers 3 Raptors 4 Clippers 5 Jazz2:09 pm Thu Jan 30 EDT

I dont think were this good. Weve only played 2 good teams during this big win streak and both were injured (missing Gallo and Embiid). I think the #2 seed is a reasonable expectation at this point, but Im not sure I buy that were better than the Clippers 1

Lowry over Rose is a joke10:45 pm Fri Jan 31 EDT

Field goal % lmao 21

Whos your more ideal wing player Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant 12:13 pm Tue Feb 4 EDT

The difference in offense is way too big to even think about this as a question IMO. I cant imagine any team situation where Id actually want Klay over KD 3

Is Trae Young overrated as a 3pt shooter 12:11 pm Mon Feb 10 EDT

Trae Young shoots the 2nd most pull-up 3s per game and still makes them at an above average rate, despite the crazy defensive attention hes getting. Hes also been one of the best mid range shooters in the league this season, and his FT shooting is excelle 1

Is Trae Young overrated as a 3pt shooter 12:11 pm Mon Feb 10 EDT

Idk, his other indicators like mid range shooting and FTs are excellent. Hes not getting many spot-ups, but hes shooting 47% on them. Trae seems like a fantastic shooter 1

Siakams first 8 Games this year 27 9 PPG on 52 41 95 splits 62 8 TS In 34 Games since then 22 4 PPG on 44 34 77 splits 53 TS 3:02 pm Mon Feb 10 EDT

If you expected him to drop 7 TS% and not really improve as a passer than you had to have been fairly low on him 1

Siakams first 8 Games this year 27 9 PPG on 52 41 95 splits 62 8 TS In 34 Games since then 22 4 PPG on 44 34 77 splits 53 TS 3:02 pm Mon Feb 10 EDT

He was on an abysmal stretch before the injury 10

Kawhi Leonard is averaging career highs in Points Rebounds amp Assists this season He is putting up 27 1 7 5 5 2 His biggest APG average in a season by over 1 7 APG 5:46 pm Tue Feb 11 EDT

Kawhi has actually been better than Harden by most metrics 0

Of all active SFs does Kawhi have the best handles 1:04 am Wed Feb 12 EDT

PG is way less effective with his handle than Kawhi 4

Greenberg Joakim Noah on the Pardon my take Podcast believes the Bulls wouldve won a championship during the 2011-2012 season if Derrick Rose never got hurt Noah said In my mind still to this day there was no question nobody was fucking with us 11:23 pm Mon Feb 17 EDT

Reminder that they were like 2 points better with him on the court and the W/L stat is much more noisy than that. The 2012 Bulls were a classic regular season paper tiger like the 2011 Bulls were 0

Why did that Bucks-Raptors game take 15 Minutes Longer than it Should have 10:25 pm Tue Feb 25 EDT

Started incredibly late for some reason 1

What player s did not deserve to make All-Star this year or before 11:45 am Sun Mar 1 EDT

He didnt deserve it, it was stupid af. He deserved to make it in 2014 though 2

If you took Zach Levine off the current roster would the Bulls win the national championship in college 12:47 pm Mon Mar 2 EDT

Based on the fact that there are guys in the G League right now who were literally the best player in NCAA basketball at one point. If you stuck a guy like Satoransky on a NCAA team hed literally be the best college player in the country 2

Spike lee is a crybaby trying to farm clout from the Fuck Dolan bandwagon2:29 pm Tue Mar 3 EDT

"Farm clout" lmao. Dudes one or the most significant directors of the past few decades, not some Youtuber or some shit 3

Serious Is Malcom Brogdons ROY award the worst individual award in NBA History 2:36 am Wed Mar 4 EDT

No, its not even the worst ROY. Brogdon was more valuable as a rookie than guys like Wiggins and MCW The worst ever is probably Jamal Crawfords 2016 6MOTY 6

Lonzo Ball Averages In March 21 8 8 2 1 On 54 51 55 Splits2:46 am Mon Mar 9 EDT

This was the case with OG Anunoby recently. Once he actually started getting some attempts up, it was clear hes just a mediocre FT shooter and not a horrific one 2

What makes Car Melo Anthony such a legend in the NBA 5:57 pm Fri Apr 10 EDT

He has a college title and scored a lot of points in flashy ways, and is apparently very likable as a person. Youre right that his actual value as a player didnt remotely match how revered he is though, and theres a crazy revisionist history surrounding 1

In 1982 the Nuggets achieved the perfect formula for high scoring games4:00 pm Mon Apr 13 EDT

Kinda similar: The 1964 Celtics put up the best Drtg relative to the league in history, but at the same time had the worst offense in the league. However, they were first in Pace by such a wide margin that they were 2nd in the league in PPG. 1

How do you think the potential trio of Wall Beal KD would have been 3:44 am Mon Apr 27 EDT

Definitely an ECF or two, probably not finals. I really dont love Walls fit with a superstar type guy, hes basically worse Westbrook 1

If the 2012 Draft was redrafted knowing what you know about the players now who would you take number 1 Anthony Davis or Damian Lilliard 8:11 pm Mon Apr 27 EDT

Davis still, but Lillard would obviously be 2nd pick by far 1

Karl Malone is the Oldest Player ever to win an MVP He was 3510:59 pm Sat May 16 EDT

> He is also the only MVP that has never made the All Star Team in their MVP year. Probably the biggest all-star snub of all time. ...no one made the all-star game that year Also that MVP was bullshit, he was like the 6th best player in the league 1

In the 1972 Western Conference Finals Wilt Chamberlain did perhaps the best job anyone ever did vs a prime Kareem en route to a 4-2 series victory4:22 pm Sun May 24 EDT

Nah, look at Kareems series vs Nate Thurmond around that same time. Kareems prime was also definitely in 77 1

In the 1972 Western Conference Finals Wilt Chamberlain did perhaps the best job anyone ever did vs a prime Kareem en route to a 4-2 series victory4:22 pm Sun May 24 EDT

A. Competition was better cause it was post-merger B. Best playoffs of his career by a good bit 1

According to Malcolm Gladwell s 10 000 hours rule of mastery there are only two players in NBA history to log enough game time to be considered masters of the sport Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone 2:06 pm Tue May 26 EDT

Gladwells 10,000 hour thing is fucking stupid lol 1