Believe Bogut can help Warriors? (Via Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports)
No official agreement in place yet (According to Marc J. Spears)
Whats all the fuss in my mentions? My afternoon is with Baby Shark and @BlippiOfficial ! Enjoy your day! 😉
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) March 4, 2019
“I don’t know if he’s going to play much. But if he does, he can definitely help them. If he doesn’t play well, you don’t lose nothing” – Scott
Monologue: When NBA teams show you who they are, believe them
Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 games. In their loss against the Celtics, Brad Stevens called a timeout a whopping 55 seconds into the second half
Via The Athletic:
“I don’t normally do that, but I felt like we were kind of splitting apart. I mean, the season’s wasting away” – Ojeleye
Meanwhile in other cities around the East, you see other teams solidifying their identities:
Jazz are projected to win 19 of their remaining 20 games
Clippers better positioned than Lakers going forward?
“Two franchises that are going in total opposite directions right now. The Clippers are playing with that true grit, don’t have a superstar type player and they’re playing together and have chemistry. On the other side, The Lakers don’t seem to enjoy playing with each other” – Scott
“It hurts me to say this: The Lakers will not make the playoffs because of the distractions of these young guys not understanding what this is all about, their feelings got hurt” – Scott
“They’re [Lakers] not out of this yet, but it looks very bleak” – Windhorst
“The Clippers have acted like they want it” – Windhorst
James Harden: 42 points vs the Celtics
More important to Rockets success: Chris Paul or James Harden?
“Chris Paul. He looks great and him lookings so healthy and dynamic is what’s making this Rockets team a contender. His health has been everything” – Windhorst
“James Harden. He was able to carry a team when they were depleted with injuries” – Scott
March 4, 2009 – Mike Taylor (Clippers) with the explosive double pump one handed baseline dunk vs the Grizzlies!
Arc; Should this have counted?
Winning; Did Grizz give us a lesson in tanking last night?
Grizzlies had a late 11 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Thunder without Paul George; They missed 13 straight shots (7 minutes w/o a field)
Aggression; Does Derrick Jones have something against Dinwiddie?
Reflection; Russ got a tech for talking to himself?
Pleads to the referee that he was talking to himself
Trae Young was ejected…for this?
“This to me is just ridiculous. I don’t understand why you would give that young man a tech instead of a warning?” – Scott
“It doesn’t feel right” – Windhorst
“As a league, we need to get away from the idea that looking at someone is taunting” – Nichols
“They [the fans] want to see Trae Young” – Windhorst
“I’m with Reggie Miller. Too soft. Too sensitive” – Scott
Biggest problem for Celtics right now?
Got their first win since the All-Star Break
“For me, it’s chemistry. They’re just not playing together. They’re not all on the same page. It’s not all about winning right now with them” – Scott
“Brad Stevens has to take some of the blame too. You as a coach have to step in right now and figure out what’s going on with your team” – Scott
“I still feel like this team could get it all together and win the East, if everything fell right” – Windhorst
Could Celtics use Carmelo Anthony? (Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe)
Woj: Lakers paused their talks with Melo because they don’t want to add him if they’re not going to be in the playoffs
“Washburn is the only guy to vote for Carmelo for MVP. He’s a big believer in him” – Windhorst
“This team is a mess right now with roles. Bringing in a force like Melo right now, regardless of the fact that he would be a big problem for the defensive end. I don’t think they need any new bodies” – Windhorst
“This wouldn’t be a good fit for them right now because now you’re just bringing in another problem. They have enough” – Scott
Confident 76ers will meet expectations?
“An early playoff exit would be problematic” – Josh Harris
“If this matchup happens, currently the way the Celtics are playing, I’m taking Philly because they are in a better place” – Scott
“Of course they would be disappointed [if they lose in the first round]. They made two major trades to commit to this season” – Windhorst
March 4, 2008 – Rudy Gay dunking hard on Joakim Noah!
Agree with Adam Silver saying All-Star game is “antiquated?” (Via Bill Simmons/SSAC)
“Square on the nose” – Windhorst
“He’s right. Something has to be done. It still looks the same” – Scott
“It’s completely style over substance. But this is more than just about fixing the All-Star game. He really wants to bring in another competition within the season besides playing for the championship.” – Windhorst
“He wants to phase out All-Star Weekend and bring in a competition called ‘The Stern Cup'” – Windhorst
“Tracy McGrady said he wants to see a rolling 1-on-1 tournament in the All-Star game” – Nichols
“People want to see something new” – Scott
Adam Silver: “A lot of young NBA players are genuinely unhappy” (Via Bill Simmons/SSAC)
“He’s being 100 percent honest here. He doesn’t care about PR” – Windhorst
“Social media. Guys don’t talk to each other anymore” – Scott
“A lot of the veteran guys don’t have an interest in the younger guys because the younger guys, most of the time, come in and already have a little bit of attitude. They already think they made it” – Scott
“A lot of it has to do with communication, which they are not used to, of dealing with other people” – Scott
“It’s not just social media and the players, it includes GMs, agents, other team personnel and owners. It’s an issue” – Windhorst
Inside the Suns dysfunctional front office by Kevin Arnovitz
Knicks eliminated from playoff contention with loss tonight
A new edition of…
Excerpt from Kevin Arnovitz’ article in regards to the picture above:
“FOUR YEARS AFTER naming McDonough general manager, Sarver acquired some live goats from a Diana Taurasi event at Talking Stick Resort Arena and planted them upstairs in McDonough’s office. The stunt was both a practical joke and an inspirational message — the Suns should find a GOAT of their own, one who dominates like Taurasi. The goats, unaware of their metaphorical connotation, proceeded to defecate all over McDonough’s office.”
Where do Suns go from here?
“It shows how bad this organization is. And it starts from the top” – Scott
“This is kind of an insult to your general manager. He had extended his contract right after that” – Windhorst
LeBron on Lakers: “We can only control what we can control”
“They are flawed, especially on the defensive end. He has to be LeBron” – Scott