Think MJ is feeling good about his roster?
“He should feel really good about the draft pick, Devonte’ Graham. He’s playing well as a rookie” – T-Mac
Malika Andrews (Second Half Only):
Monologue: Giannis is still figuring out who he is
How close is Giannis reaching his peak?
“I think he’s at his peak. The one thing he can improve on is his jump shot and he’s taken more, he’s not shying away from it” – T-Mac
“I don’t agree that he’s gotten there yet. It doesn’t have anything to do with statistics, it has to do with the playoffs. When you are a first ballot hall of famer, you realize that in a playoff setting, you can take over and win a game or a series. Giannis has that ability, but he has not yet been able to do that” – Windhorst
“I see him being better at that [as a playmaker] this year” – Nichols
Kawhi Leonard out vs Bucks due to “Injury/Illness, load management (knee)”
“Kawhi not playing is ridiculous at this point.”
— Golic and Wingo (@GolicAndWingo) November 6, 2019
Is Kawhi more hurt than we think?
“That’s my gripe about this whole thing: he might have knee issues, but he’s not hurt” – T-Mac
OTD in 2008 – Brandon Roy with the game winning three-pointer at the buzzer on T-Mac’s Rockets!
Would Sir Isaac Newton struggle to explain Derrick Jones Jr.?
Should Gallo just take a foul next time?
“No. Throw the shoe. That’s what Mike Miller did” – Windhorst
“I’m actually really mad at whoever he’s guarding. Just go get the ball” – T-Mac
Shades of Steve Francis on Troy Hudson?
Trae Young vs the Spurs:
Windhorst: Rudy Gay | T-Mac: Rudy Gay
Best dime from Tuesday night?
LeBron to Quinn Cook:
Trae Young to Bruno Fernando:
Jokic to Monte Morris:
“LeBron’s pass to Quinn Cook” – T-Mac
“Jokic’s pass” – Windhorst
Is LeBron still the best player in the league?
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 6, 2019
“He was upset over the summer. I don’t think he’d ever say it, but he would love to average a triple double” – Windhorst
“I can’t hand that reign over to LeBron just yet. I’d give it to Kawhi right now” – T-Mac
KAT on Embiid scuffle: “I just had to defend myself”
“You better defend yourself. Start it and finish it” – T-Mac
“He started it” – Windhorst
Jim Boylen: “We’re gonna develop our bench”
Via NBC Sports Chicago:
Gordon Hayward on going 16-16 on 2-pt FG: “Seems like a pointless stat to me”
Via NBC Sports Boston:
“This should propel him to excellence for the rest of the season” – T-Mac
“The reason he’s right: Did you watch the Cleveland defense? Their defense on Hayward was embarrassing” – Windhorst
Gobert on offense: “It’s on my teammates to want to find me”
“He’s averaging almost three shots a game less than he did last year” – Windhorst
More likely to reach Finals: Bucks or Clippers?
“Bucks. Three reasons: The path is just easier in the East, how does Giannis respond to adversity? They feel like their bench got stronger” – Andrews
“Both of them. This is going to be our NBA Finals for 2020” – T-Mac
Kawhi Leonard out vs Bucks due to “Injury/Illness, load management (knee)” (Cont’d)
Bass continued: "…is comfortable with the team medical staff's determination that Leonard is not sufficiently healthy to play in back-to-back games at this time." https://t.co/UfoVeWC513
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 6, 2019
“They’ve said this all along. This doesn’t raise all the alarm bells, but it’s a bummer regardless” – Andrews
“The marquee matchup is this game” – T-Mac
“Players should never be resting if he’s healthy. It should always be for injury/illness, not rest” – Nichols
Are Rockets problems fixable?
“This has been a knock on these guys. It’s not good. At the end of the day, you got to stop people. It’s the worst I think it’s been. It’s fixable if these guys buy into what ever the system is” – T-Mac
“Is this fixable? Yes it is in this moment. In 20 games, that’s when it becomes a yikes if we haven’t seen it by that point” – Andrews
“They care more about the offensive end than the defensive end” – T-Mac
OTD in 2002 – Shandon Anderson with the nasty poster dunk on Gerald Wallace!
Blake Coming Back?
Blake Griffin close to returning?
Is the placement of this Kyrie billboard petty?
Placed in Times Square near the Garden
76ers at Jazz
Expectations for Embiid’s return from suspension?
“He better come to play” – T-Mac
“He’s coming in hungry. He likes that sort of thing” – Andrews
Even a 1% chance we see KD on the court this season?
Need a Kevin Durant injury update? I don’t think we’ve seen him move this well yet pic.twitter.com/uf4XA9dbqt
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) November 6, 2019