2017-18 NBA Season

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  1. ramicackle

    ramicackle Newbie

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    Even though the Knicks lost tonight, McDermott was 3 for 4 from three point land, which makes him a 46.9% three point shooter (15 for 32) on the year. The Knicks should use McDermott in the same capacity as the Clippers used JJ Redick from 2014 to 2017 - that is, have McDermott average more than 5 (or 6) three point attempts per game. McDermott is currently averaging 3 three ball attempts per game this season. After tonight's performance it's clear McDermott is the Knicks' best shooter from behind the arc.
     
  2. Bruce

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    Lonzo Ball is looking like a huge bust so far. He's shooting 29% from the field and 22% from 3 while averaging 12 fg attempts and five 3 point attempts a game. He's also playing 33 minutes a game. That's a lot of shots and a lot of playing time for a rookie so it's not like you can blame his poor offense on a lack of rhythm. I remember watching him in college and noticing he had a very unorthodox shooting motion and I knew he would have a lot of trouble getting his shot off at the next level. Ironically he's not very athletic either. Maybe it's because of all of that White DNA he has in him right LaVar? Lonzo seems like a good kid but his father is so obnoxious that it's hard not to take a little joy in seeing his oldest son fail.
     
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  3. Bruce

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    The much hyped OKC Thunder dropped to 4-7 with a loss against the Jokic led Denver Nuggets last night. Jokic had 15 and 11 in 27 minutes (why's he only playing 27 minutes when Millsap played 40?). The Thunder are now 0-6 against Western conference opponents. Before the start of the season this team was expected to be a serious challenger to the Golden State Warriors. Now who knows if they'll even make the playoffs. But how could this be? The Thunder got rid of a lot of their White players and black role players and replaced them with super affletic stars like Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. We were told all along last season that Russell Westbrick was single handedly carrying a trash roster to the playoffs by averaging a triple double.

    So shouldn't the team have gotten much better? "Surprisingly" the team is much worse now. The reason for that is because Westbrick was the most overrated player in the NBA last season. His triple double average was nothing more than a season long display of TNB. He played extremely dumb and selfish basketball in order to artificially average a triple double. His talented teammates propped him up by sacrificing their own individual stats and his beta coach let him get away with disgracing the game and playing losing basketball. Now we're seeing all of his former teammates like Sabonis, McDermott, Oladipo, and Kanter flourish on their new teams. His new affletic teammates are selfish assholes just like him so don't count on them sacrificing anything for the good of the team.
     
  4. ramicackle

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    Tonight there were so many bright spots that it's hard to keep track of all of them.

    Knicks win over SAC 118-91 with the caste busters scoring the majority of the Knicks' points with 61. Porzingis with 34, Kanter 17, McDermott 8, Hermangomez 2. The caste busters played a total of 90 minutes (3/8th of all minutes).

    Kevin Love was once again the leading scorer in Cleveland's win with 29 while Kyle Korver scored 13 points. On the losing side Dirk had 14 and Barea had 9 for Dallas.

    Pau Gasol had 21 and Bertans had 16 for the Spurs in their win over the Bulls - the Spurs are now 8-5. Bertans was 5 of 6 from three point land and Gasol was 3 of 3 from behind the arc - this is the fifth season in a row that Gasol has shot a significant amount of three pointers.

    Dellavedova had 10 points off the bench in Milwaukee's win over the Lakers. Delli was 2 of 4 from three point land.

    And even though the 76ers lost, JJ Redick was the leading scorer for Philly with 17.

    It is shaping up to be a great year in the NBA.
     
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  5. icsept

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    Never heard of this guy, but Hawks’ rookie Tyler Cavanaugh with 16 points 6 rebounds in 18 minutes on 6/7 shooting. Apparently he’s an undrafted 6’9” power forward out of George Washington.
     
  6. white lightning

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    K. Porzingis 2nd in the NBA in scoring. This is despite playing less minutes than all the other superstars! He only averages 32.5 minutes a game. Way to go K.P.



    SCORING GP GS MPG PPG PTS/48 PTS FGM/G FGA/G FG% 3FGM/G 3FGA/G 3FG% FTM/G FTA/G FT% HIGH PPS
    1 Antetokounmpo, Giannis MIL
    12 12 37.3 31.7 40.7 380 12.4 20.9 .594 0.6 1.9 .304 6.3 8.2 .765 44 1.51

    2 Porzingis, Kristaps NY
    11 11 32.5 30.4 44.9 334 11.0 21.5 .513 2.1 5.1 .411 6.3 7.5 .841 40 1.42

    3 Harden, James HOU
    14 14 35.9 30.2 40.4 423 9.4 20.8 .454 4.4 11.0 .396 7.0 8.6 .817 56 1.45

    4 Cousins, DeMarcus NO
    13 13 38.2 28.7 36.0 373 9.8 20.9 .471 2.6 7.8 .337 6.4 8.2 .776 41 1.37

    5 James, LeBron CLE
    13 13 38.2 28.5 35.8 370 11.2 19.0 .591 1.4 3.8 .360 4.6 5.6 .8
     

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