Trae Young better than advertised?
Scored 35 points and dished out 11 assists in a win over the Cavs on Sunday
Opening Monologue: Rockets-Lakers fight fallout
The game was broadcasted in 179 countries
Here’s an incident that occurred between the two back in 2009:
Rondo to CP3: “I won a ring and you never will!”
Via Tom Ziller of SB Nation:
“They need to teach this at the Rookie Symposium. Before you throw a wild punch in a melee, look around. Is P.J. Tucker present?” If so, put your hands in your pockets”
Via SB Nation:
Agree with suspensions for Ingram, Rondo & CP3?
Brandon Ingram’s reaction:
INGRAM: “It was better than we expected. I’m happy it was only 4 (games). I have to control my emotions better”
REPORTER: What did you think it would be?
INGRAM: “Um….I’m not sure. I thought it would be more than 4 (games) but I’m happy it’s at least 4 (games)”
“There was some surprise in the NBA yesterday that Ingram only got 4 games because this is (throwing punches) a big no-no in the league” – Windhorst
“He’s (Adam Silver) always wanted to have a better relationship with the players and that’s meant a little lighter in discipline” – Windhorst
“For all 3 guys, there should have been more. I expected Ingram to be in double digits and CP3 and Rondo to be at least 5 (games)” – Spears
“It killed LeBron’s first game in LA” – Spears
“Couple of NBA team executives throughout the league said they were shocked. They thought Chris, perhaps because of that role and his stardom got some preferential treatment” – Spears
Lakers in trouble already?
“In the Western Conference, where it is so competitive, you are going to have a hard time bouncing back from a rough start” – Windhorst
“This is going to push back that chemistry even further” – Spears
“I’d package some of those young guys to get a star” – Spears
October 22, 1997 – Kobe Bryant driving down the lane and finishing with the nasty one-handed dunk at UNLV!
#; MJ’s brand still the biggest in basketball?
It’s flagship store opened last Saturday; 500 people stood in line for the grand opening; There’s even a basketball court on the roof!
Nerves; Jayson Tatum looking like Paul Pierce?
Everything; Time to call Nikola Jokic elite?
Here’s what he did on Saturday night vs the Suns:
Note: Normally, this is focused on the Sacramento Kings
But it’s not tied to the Kings! Instead, it’s focused on…The Thunder!
Too soon to worry about OKC?
“Westbrook did miss 2 of these games, but I’m not going to freak out” – Windhorst
“They’ll be fine. Will see them there when it matters” – Spears
Melo on the Knicks/Nuggets brawl back in 2006 by Marc J. Spears (The Undefeated)
Here’s a refresher:
What did you learn about Jimmy Butler this weekend?
“Jimmy was awesome. Did not care. He had the same expression look on his face. I know it’s not good for the franchise, but I got to respect Jimmy for the way he’s handling this” – Windhorst
“He shouldn’t be intimidated. It’s precautionary for him sitting out” – Spears
Warriors at Suns
Draymond: “Defense not emphasized anymore”
“Draymond got this memo late. Ever since they got rid of the hand-checking, offense has been at a premium” – Spears
“Draymond is right. The next team that will rise will be the team that defends in high tempo” – Windhorst
“Part of it could be the short training camps, guys still getting to know each other” – Spears