Should we read into LeBron’s IG likes?
“I feel good about it” – Perkins
“I feel like free agency is starting early” – Jefferson
Monologue: Have the Raptors figured Bucks out?
Meanwhile, there was Drake again:
Still believe in the Bucks?
“I do, but my belief is waning. And it’s really when you look at the way their team is playing, I feel like now that they see how they’re guarding Giannis, they’re just taking away Giannis, now the pressure becomes on the shooters. You’ve got it to knock down shots. But they just haven’t done it” – Jefferson
“I don’t believe in the Bucks right now. I think it’s over with. Toronto has snatched their souls” – Perkins
What’s changed for Raptors last 3 games?
Jefferson and Perkins on Drake:
“They’ve settled into their defense” – Jefferson
“It goes back to experience. You got to give a lot of credit to Nick Nurse” – Perkins
May 24, 2013 – Paul George with the MONSTER POSTER dunk on Chris Andersen of the Miami Heat!
Does this remind you of MJ?
Klay’s mom goes shopping for him?
“Anybody that knows Klay knows that this is not surprising. His mom and dad are amazing people. Klay is a very, very simple guy” – Jefferson
What impressed you most about VanVleet in Game 5?
Made 7/9 from three and was Toronto’s 2nd leading scorer
“He had a baby and went out there to put out that type of performance” – Jefferson
Do the Bucks need to get out and run more?
“There’s less transition opportunities in the playoffs in halfcourt situations” – Perkins
Best playoff alley-oops ever!
2007: J-Kidd to Vince
2017: Kyrie to LeBron
2000: Kobe to Shaq
Think Klay deserved to make All-NBA?
“He deserves to be on there” – Perkins
“Klay broke an NBA record this year” – Jefferson
Most made threes in one game: 14
Who would you take out from this list?
“Kemba Walker. To not make the postseason in the Eastern Conference and to really to not be really that close, that would be the one that you would take out” – Jefferson
“Kemba Walker. He’s in the East, he didn’t make the playoffs and his numbers wasn’t that much more better than Klay” – Perkins
Windhorst on PTI: LeBron already reaching out to free agents
LeBron already on the recruiting trail?
“I have a problem because I don’t feel like Bron should have to reach out to anybody to come play with him. We talking about arguably the greatest player that ever played the game of basketball. You should want to go play with LeBron James just for your own sake. Forget even going there to win the title” – Perkins
“By the end of the season, LeBron will play with another all-star” – Jefferson
I’m going to go out on a limb and say this: He don’t need to recruit because I have a feeling that Anthony Davis is going to the Lakers” – Perkins
Report: Harden & CP3 haad “tense moments” during Game 6
Rockets part ways with assistant coach, Roy Rogers (Via Tim MacMahon)
What’s best for Rockets going forward?
“I’m mad at whoever leaked this out. You have these problems in the locker room. I don’t have a problem with these guys going back and forth or Houston making changes because they need to get better” – Perkins
“They didn’t play their best when their best was needed. That was it” – Jefferson
“I didn’t think D’Antoni put CP in the best position to be successful. CP never was a guy that was a high volume 3-point shooter. He mastered the mid-range and I’m more surprised at CP and James was arguing, and maybe not CP and Capela because that’s who they needed to be arguing with” – Perkins
Would Boogie’s return help or hurt Warriors?
They anticipate him returning at some point “during the NBA Finals”
Boogie on how he can help the team:
Kerr says Cousins went through scrimmage today. Says he looked good. Warriors continue to be pleased with progress Cousins is making. Still unclear exactly when Cousins will return.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) May 24, 2019
“This is tough on Steve Kerr because the Warriors are playing at a fast high level pace and I don’t know if Boogie can keep up with that pace. I’d bring Boogie off the bench. He has to sacrifice” – Perkins
“And here again, the word sacrifice rears its ugly head. This is what it is: You were injured, we’re rolling, you’re going to come back but it’s also matchups. It’s going to be situational. I don’t think it’s just going to be cut and dry, we’re going to play him 25 minutes” – Jefferson
How Golden State reclaimed its dominant style by Zach Lowe
Breanna Stewart returns to on-court activity, hired by WNBA as ambassador
Suffered a torn achilles during the euro league championship game
— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) May 23, 2019
“I feel like the next great basketball mind is going to come from the WNBA” – Jefferson
Sue Bird with the Nuggets; Becky Hammon with the Spurs
Grade for Drake’s social media trolling skills?
“D. It’s bad” – Perkins
“I’ll give them points for being very nuance” – Jefferson
Dan Gilbert on Kyrie: “We killed it in that trade…I think Kyrie will leave Boston” (Via Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“No. I don’t think they killed it, they got killed. All you got out of it was Ante Zizic and Collin Sexton” – Perkins
“If Kyrie leaves, then they killed it” – Jefferson
Richard recalls “water bottle challenge” from 2016
What was disrespectful was the partying we did the night before knowing that was still going to be the final score 😂😂😂 https://t.co/rjfc9qyXzU
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) May 24, 2019
“If you know you’re going to beat the Knicks, that’s how you go win the city and win the game and the night. We were just bored” – Jefferson
May 24, 2004 – Tayshaun Prince (Pistons) with one of the most iconic blocked shots in NBA playoff history on Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers!
Time for Dirk Nowitzki to get a street named after him?
Olive Street [in Dallas] to be renamed Nowitzki Way, which is outside of American Airlines Arena
“Dirk is a statue right now!” – Jefferson
Happy Birthday, T-Mac!
Happy 40th Birthday Tracy McGrady!
Bucks win Game 6 if _______
Raptors coach Nick Nurse expects “The hardest fought game of them all”
“Their role players step up and play lights out” – Jefferson
“Toronto forfeits” – Perkins
KD speaks to media for first time since calf injury
“He’s right. At the end of the day, they had to get KD to surpass Bron” – Perkins
“He’s right. He took on the villain role the minute he went there and he embraced it. There’s a lot of poking and prodding. Those are the things that he has to address” – Jefferson
Congratulations @ProducerDanny! He's getting married! 👏
— NBA The Jump Fanpage (@NBATheJumpFP) May 24, 2019