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Jared Dudley still running his yap

Someone should ask his opinion of his own defense. I bet that'll shut him up.
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Durant is taking a tour of Boston nerd.gif

Nice. This oughta really seal the deal for him choosing to join the Lakers in free agency.

If he goes to Los Angeles he's joining the Clippers not the "wait and see" Lakers organization laugh.gif

The obvious choice is Warriors to guarantee multiple trips to the finals.

Boston is on the uprise with young established players to go along with cap space and draft picks. Plus Lebron is getting older so the East is wide open.
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Lebatard was saying this morning that lebron is going to sit out the Miami game again tonight (in Miami of course)

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Vincent's this man has had it shtick is my favorite thing this season
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Can someone post this? I can't read this from work's computer

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Can someone post this? I can't read this from work's computer

Spurs' Gregg Popovich not a fan of shootarounds: often just 'total crap'

The San Antonio Spurs do things their own way. For a long time, they've approached rest, media, management and marketing differently than most other teams in the league. Every once in a while, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will explain why they do things the way they do. On Tuesday, the subject was shootarounds.

Before San Antonio's 108-87 blowout win against the Los Angeles Clippers, Popovich essentially called traditional shootarounds a relic. The Clippers almost never shoot around, and the Spurs are selective with it. From the Orange County Register's Dan Woike:


He went a little in-depth about NBA teams canceling shootarounds, a bandwagon Popovich said he and the Spurs hopped on “two decades” ago.

“I just think it was the modus operandi for every organization. It was habit. It was what everyone did. If you didn't do it, you were recalcitrant or you weren't doing your job,” Popovich said. “Some owners would look and say ‘Why aren't you doing a shootaround?' If you were a young coach, you have to have a shootaround because you're doing what you have to do. And, basically, half of them are total crap – a total waste of time.

“... In general, shootarounds could be kaputskied.”

Around the league, especially at this time of year, teams are starting to value rest more than shootarounds. There is no consensus on the issue, however. Last year, the Toronto Raptors decided to scrap almost all shootarounds at home, but coach Dwane Casey said over the weekend that is not the plan this time.

"I think we got comfortable," Casey said on Monday. "I think it's really difficult to do it entirely by video, by film. Getting on the court, there's nothing that can replace it. As far as how hard we go live and all that stuff, we don't go body to body, but I think it's still good to get back in the gym and go somewhat full speed."

Clippers coach Doc Rivers is extreme about the lack of shootarounds and practices. This works for a veteran team, but there are advantages and disadvantages to it, as Washington Wizards forward Jared Dudley recently explained on USA Today's NBA A to Z podcast.

"They literally do not practice over there," said Dudley, who played for the Clippers in 2012-13. "And when I say that, I mean it's hard to get a sweat. If you're not a starter, if you're on that bench, you have to do a lot of stuff on your own or you will get out of shape. So, with that much responsibility, he expects you to be a pro inside and out.

"When I was starting, it was perfect. Loved it. When you're on the bench, I'm a rhythm player, I'm a system player -- the system, has to create offense for me, I'm not going to go get my own -- so I like to work on the plays, let's scrimmage a little bit, get our timing down. And that's something that you see with the Clippers, usually, when their bench is not really that good. It's because you don't practice. So it's good in that he saves your legs, gets you ready for the playoffs, but it's a give or take."

Back to the Spurs: Popovich also told reporters he prefers "short and directed" film sessions, rather than lengthy ones where you risk losing players' attention. Once again, San Antonio sounds like a perfect place to play. Wouldn't it be great it Popovich was this forthcoming all the time?
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Appreciate @ColdCity Repped

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Super interesting to hear that about Shootarounds. I guess when you have a team of veterans like the Spurs, it makes total sense. But what Dudley said about the clips really sucks. It seems to be dependant on personnel.
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1. The city is viewed as racist (rightfully so)
2. The core they currently have isn't really that appealing. It's similar to the 2013 Nuggets or 2015 Hawks.
3. Good young coach...but he's largely unproven

Now the Draft picks and cap room I can't argue against....but I just can't see a top 2 player willingly going to Boston with that uncertainty. I feel like legit deals and stuff have to be done and laid before it actually becomes intriguing.

I have nothing to say about the first point, but I think the Celtics' current roster is better than you're giving it credit for and I think just based on what he's done in his short time there, Stevens has already proven he's a good a coach as pretty much anyone in the league not named Greg Popovich or Rick Carlisle.

Yeah, Boston doesn't have any superstars now, but they have some pieces that can fit really nicely around a star or two. Bradley is an elite defender who is getting better on offense. Crowder is a good, versatile wing player. Smart is another very good defender. Olynyk is solid stretch 4/5. Put KD in there and that team could definitely compete for the ECF.

Agreed.

Part of Durant's appeal to the Warriors is that they play within a system. I remember him mentioning how much he wanted that in a previous article. Boston seems to be that way as well. They have so many assets that they can totally bring in another star, especially if Durant signs, the appeal will be that much stronger. I'd totally love for him to join Boston.
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Durant wants a system, huh? nerd.gif

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lol

I think the triangle is great.
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Durant wants a system, huh? nerd.gif

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He's not trying to use Windows 95
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Vincent's this man has had it shtick is my favorite thing this season

I laugh every time.
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What Jared said is true, Clips may "practice" maybe once a month.

 

They do have very light shootarounds on gamedays at home though. Which is less of a shootaround and more of a simple walk-thru. Can't speak on how it is on the road, but I assume it's the same. 

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Clippers beat the spurs in a seven game series without practicing...aint eem mad.



But seriously, Doc has been doing this for a few years and I remember him saying he got it from Pop and the Spurs. It's not just the bench, it's the entire roster.

JJ redick said they practice maybe three or four times the entire season. Dudley and Redick discussed different practice philosophies on JJ's podcast a few weeks ago.
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Giannis makes watching the bucks fun again (even when they lose)

 

havent felt that way since big three split up like '01

 

i pray to god they lock him up after next season when he hits fa

im the type of guy who takes time to just kick back

i turn around my baseball cap

im the type of guy who takes time to just kick back

i turn around my baseball cap

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as long as Kidd (jr assistant GM, ha) doesnt get canned during his tenure there, he will make sure GIannis retires a MIL Buck.
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Teams don't practice that much during the season from what I've read. Not enough time with the travel schedule and what not.
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Clippers beat the spurs in a seven game series without practicing...aint eem mad.



But seriously, Doc has been doing this for a few years and I remember him saying he got it from Pop and the Spurs. It's not just the bench, it's the entire roster.

JJ redick said they practice maybe three or four times the entire season. Dudley and Redick discussed different practice philosophies on JJ's podcast a few weeks ago.

I kind of get it and definitely think practicing too much could be a detriment to an NBA team, but I think our second unit could benefit from some more practice time. They often look out-of-sorts on offense and end up just tossing it to Jamal to bail them out.

But w/e, its a little too late in the season to be tinkering with that kind of stuff.
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(Had to be done).
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as long as Kidd (jr assistant GM, ha) doesnt get canned during his tenure there, he will make sure GIannis retires a MIL Buck.

If Giannis and Jabari had a real coach....they'd be even more scarier. Kidd ain't it as a coach.
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I kind of get it and definitely think practicing too much could be a detriment to an NBA team, but I think our second unit could benefit from some more practice time. They often look out-of-sorts on offense and end up just tossing it to Jamal to bail them out.

But w/e, its a little too late in the season to be tinkering with that kind of stuff.

Oh, Inget it. I just wanted to clarify things because qhen someone says "Doc rivers doesn'thave his 2nd unit practice" it kind of implies that the starters are practicing. Which would be stupid as hell. In reality, Doc just doesn't have any players "practice" at all expect for a few times during a season.

Something that is becoming more popular around the league, beginning with Pop.


Obviously this works when you have plaers like Chris Paul, Blake, Duncan, Parker on your team. I don't think Doc or Pop would try this with the 76ers or Minnesota laugh.gif


It's really all about #context laugh.gif
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either you step up or you step off.
either you step up or you step off.
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Giannis makes watching the bucks fun again (even when they lose)

havent felt that way since big three split up like '01

i pray to god they lock him up after next season when he hits fa
Probably gonna sign him this off-season atleast thats what I remember reading a while back. I believe hes eligible after this year.
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It's really all about #context laugh.gif

 

 

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Oh, Inget it. I just wanted to clarify things because qhen someone says "Doc rivers doesn'thave his 2nd unit practice" it kind of implies that the starters are practicing. Which would be stupid as hell. In reality, Doc just doesn't have any players "practice" at all expect for a few times during a season.

The Dudley quotes from that article did make it sound like the starters practice and the bench doesn't. But I guess what he meant is that, when you're a starter playing regular minutes, with guys who know the system well, the lack of practice doesn't impact you as much.
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When you're the clippers, do you really need to practice how to lose? Seems like it comes naturally
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All that Joe Johnson hate when he signed with the Heat. 8-3 since he signed. He's playing a huge role. If Bosh comes back, the East is open enough to let the Heat go far. Knocking on the door of the 3rd seed.
But are they good enough to beat the Cavs (Warriors)? I don't think so, even if Bosh comes back.
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If Giannis and Jabari had a real coach....they'd be even more scarier. Kidd ain't it as a coach.


laugh.gif I don't know where you get this notion, but I'm going to assume somebody somewhere has an article or stats somewhere and you're running with it.

it's a bunch of malarkey imo, either way though
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