Harden & Trae drop 40-point triple doubles (Rockets defeat Hawks, 115-113)
— James Harden (@JHarden13) January 9, 2020
“I knew Trae was going to be real nice, but I thought it would take about at least 3-4 years to get this nice. Young boy is ballin'” – Billups
How does Westbrook-CP3 trade look now?
“I’ll be honest: Chris is in the back part of his prime, still playing very well. Russ is in the middle of his prime. It was a good trade for both teams” – Billups
“It was a great trade and it’s working out well for both sides. I like Chris Paul better with the OKC Thunder because of it’s structure. For Russell Westbrook, he likes to get up and down. The Rockets are No. 1 in pace” – Perkins
“I think Chris was not maximized in the Houston system because of the amount of usage that James Harden has. With Russ, his shooting has gotten better and its going to have to continue to get better. I’m waiting until the playoffs to make a judgement on this trade. Does this swap make them [The Rockets] a team that can get further in the postseason?” – Nichols
John Beilein apologizes for saying Cavs were no longer playing “Like a bunch of thugs” (Per Adrian Wojnarowski)
"It was never intended and I think the players understand that now."
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) January 9, 2020
Buy Beilein saying he meant “Slugs” not “Thugs”?
“He’s already lost the locker room. I don’t believe him. He said what he said” – Perkins
“To me, I never understood the hire. It’s out of touch. That word could be taken in a lot of different ways” – Billups
“The Cavs don’t have leadership. Who’s going to address the problem? This wasn’t a good hire from the jump. But this also could be a humbling situation for him to put his pride aside and do a self check to approach things a little differently now” – Perkins
OTD in 2002 – Chauncey Billups with the the tough catch and shoot three-pointer vs the Sonics!
Is Draymond onto something?
Basket didn’t count
“Draymond’s been doing a lot of crazy stuff this year” – Perkins
Was Capela just trying to pad his stats?
“He knew what he was doing” – Perkins
How impressive was Jerami Grant Wednesday night vs the Mavs?
15 points, 3 blocks, 2 assists and a steal
“He’s going to be the gut that steps in when Paul Millsap is finally done in Denver. He’s been ballin'” – Billups
Bobby Portis did it again?
“I guess he’s trying to set the tone” – Perkins
“He was going for the ball on that one” – Billups
Best one-handed alley-oop from Wednesday night?
5) Bonzi to Sheed (2001)
4) Wade to LeBron (2012)
3) Bonzi to Stromile Swift (2003)
2) Lindsey Hunter to Grant Hill (1994)
1) Dee Brown to Vince Carter (2000)
Reaction to Jimmy Butler calling T.J. Warren “Trash”?
Jimmy after the game:
“He’s not trash. If you make it to the NBA, no guy is trash. Warren can play the game basketball. Sometimes, trash talking can get a little bit out of hand” – Perkins
“There’s no such thing as nice trash talk. I love the competitive nature and fire of it. It stands out. But I wouldn’t blow a kiss at a dude” – Billups
Did Kemba deserve this ejection?
Kemba after the game:
BPD told me the fan who threw a drink onto the court during Celtics-Spurs is being charged with disturbing a public assembly. More info:
-Who threw it? 22-year-old man from Everett.
-Where was he sitting? Section 303 in the balcony.
-What was the drink? A 20 oz. Truly can.
— Nicole Yang (@nicolecyang) January 9, 2020
They threw pennies at us during the conference finals my rookie year 😂🤣. We told our security and he told us to duck lol https://t.co/h6dbkbc2Qf
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) January 9, 2020
“Absolutely not. The officials got to have some type of accountability. They blew it. Officials should put their pride aside” – Perkins
“It was a really bad miss call. That ref deserved some foul language. Kemba didn’t deserve to be ejected. But it is what it is” – Billups
What do you think Curry & Giannis talked about?
“Come to the Dubs.” – Steph, probably 😂 pic.twitter.com/PZRc8179JZ
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 9, 2020
— NBA The Jump Fanpage (@NBATheJumpFP) January 9, 2020
“From their [Warriors] history, when they recruited KD, I’m not buying this. Steph knew what he was doing” – Perkins
“I’m buying this. I’m believing anything Steph says. He was talking about a video game” – Billups
Does Westbrook’s game have a shelf life? By Royce Young
Can Clippers rediscover “underdog” mentality?
“I think they can. His comments were on point. People are circling the Clippers on the schedule. The Lakers have just been so good and have been the big brother in the city. But now it’s changing. There’s been so much value put on being the best team in LA as opposed to, let’s just be the best team in the league. It’s a mentality shift that you have to have to say, ‘We have to be great every single night'” – Billups
“They’re not underdogs. What hurts them night in and night out: They have to shuffle guys in and out of the lineup because of whether it’s Kawhi with is load management injury situation, PG being in and out. They haven’t been able to put 10 games together as far as chemistry where guys actually know their roles. Their role is changing night in and night out. Once they get to clicking around March and April, they’ll be really, really good” – Perkins
How important should No. 1 seed be to Lakers?
“It’s very important. The West is stacked up. You don’t want to slide down in the standings. You fight so hard to have home-court advantage. You can’t take that for granted” – Perkins
“As somebody that has actually lost in the NBA Finals in a game 7 on the road, you understand how valuable it is to be at home for that last game. Homecourt advantage and the No. 1 seed is a huge deal. Period. Point blank” – Billups
OTD in 2000 – Jason Williams with the slick no-look one-handed pass to Corliss Williamson who finishes the layup!
Perk, how did your son get the nickname “stone”?
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 5, 2020
Kyrie coming back?
When Perk is on the show, this is a must Jump game to play:
Perk on Trae vs Steph in Year 2
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 9, 2020
“He’s a generational talent. This guy is really special” – Perkins
“In his second season, Trae is doing a little more than Steph was doing at that time. Who knows if he’ll make to the level of Steph and be the champion” – Billups
Perk on Brett Brown: “Elephant in the room”
The 76ers offense is really bad and easy to guard and so predictable!!! This is now 2 All-Stars that have complained and had a problem the 76ers offense and it’s time to address the Elephant in the room and that Elephant is Brett Brown!!!
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 4, 2020
“At some point, when is he going to be held accountable? It’s his job as a coach to put these guys in position to be successful” – Perkins
“His responsibility is to make these pieces work. He has to hold these guys accountable, be demanding and relentless and I’m not sure that is what’s going on” – Billups
Perk on Lonzo Ball: “A special talent”
One thing about me is that I’m not scared to admit when I’m wrong and my apologies to Lonzo Ball because I made it my duty to watch this Jazz at Pelicans game tonight and I’ve been watching him very closely and he is a special talent for damn show and he’s balling!!! 👌🏾
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 7, 2020
“I apologize to him because I called him a bust. He’s ballin’ out” – Perkins
“He’s going to be a very good player in this league for a long time. He’s going to be a positive winning player” – Billups
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 9, 2020