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« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2018, 06:34:55 PM »

A series of statements will be presented about a mystery player.  Try to answer in as few clues as possible.

0-1 Guesses: You are an NBA Savant
2-4 Guesses: Experts consider you an expert
5-7 Guesses: You know more about the NBA than the other 99%


Here are your first four clues

1. I played 14 seasons in the NBA despite being an afterthought to the team that selected me with the final pick in the 2nd round
2. Aside from my original team that drafted me I also played for three other teams; Vancouver, Cleveland and Orlando
3. I share the name of a US President
4. Averaging 14 points and 3 assists per game for my career i'm by far the best player from my college, University of Tennessee at Chatanooga

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« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2018, 08:35:17 PM »

More clues:




5. In my final season I got to play on the same team with my brother
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« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2018, 08:36:08 PM »

More clues:



6. I was once referred to as "The Jordan Stopper"  (as in Michael Jordan)
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« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2018, 08:36:46 PM »

Final clue:


7. My older brother is a lot more famous than me.  (But not as famous as Michael Jordan)
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« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2018, 10:08:07 PM »

Klay with 52 in 27 mins.
14 3's.
Way to bust out of a slump ...
« Last Edit: October 30, 2018, 12:27:36 AM by bodiddley »
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« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2018, 08:08:15 AM »

So that was Gerald Wilkins, oui?


Malik Monk 7-45 FG  (15%) his last 5 games, including 2-26 on 3's (8%).  Bringing his shooting %'s below his rook season failures.
And basically that's all Monk does is shoot. 

His splits are highly divergent:
Home 8 games 20.6 mins  4.6-10.5 FG  44.0% [on 3's] 2.1-5.6 37.8%
Road  8 games 22.3 mins  2.9-11.0 FG  26.1%  [on 3's] 1.3-6.1 20.4%

So his Home shooting is slightly above average, while his Road shooting is abysmal.

NBA lifestyle to blame?
Tues-Thurs he's shot fairly well, Fri-Mon he's been bad.
Could just be stat noise, or this guy is partying too much on the Road and weekends.  Not easy having a $3M million dollar salary and being 20 years old.

Quick googling:
Feb 20, 2018:
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Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas around 5:46 AM when his red 2002 Lexus ran off the road and crashed into a gate.
University police responded and cited the 20-year-old for careless driving and no proof of insurance.

Unlikely he was just up real early going to a morning workout.
He was also set to check into a pre-season game but discovered he didn't have a jersey on under his warmups.
A stoner?  Knucklehead?   JEarl Smith type?
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Re: NBA
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2018, 08:41:13 AM »

So maybe Celts are better without Kyrie? ? ?
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« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2018, 10:32:03 AM »

Probably not.

If I was to finger point I'd choose a few someone elsee before KI.

the Celts aren't hitting their 3s, and since they take a lot of them, it kind of kills the offense,

They may want to play a little more aggresively, make the next pass, drive to the basket, and try to draw fouls. (they are 2nd worse at getting to the line).

I suspect they'll get out of this O-funk.
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« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2018, 10:41:05 AM »

It seems everyone is playing worse this year -- Horford, Jaylen, Tatum, Rozier.  They looked hungrier and played harder and with more energy without Kyrie.  More team play.  Better D too with Smart and Rozier at the point.

If you need a bucket in the last minute or two, I want Kyrie on my team.  Otherwise, he's up and down, weak on D, and more Me than Team, imo.  Not a fave of mine.

And yes, they do have enough talent that they should turn things around.  But they need playoff success more than regular season.
I'd be working on getting Horford in the flow on both ends.  When he's on, it's make them much tougher.
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« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2018, 11:00:01 AM »

The biggest fall-off has been Brown and Rozier. And Horford's outside shot is missing, but he generally plays hard.

I mostly thinkits a rotational thing, figuring outs minutes, AND guys are settling for quick 3s. And they're missing. (Brown has been brutal)

But they do play pretty good team D, but have been burned by some out unworldly shooting, last night it was Walker who went off in the 4th qtr.

I don't get upset at that.

i get pissed at no effort and lazy ball.

I'd like to see them get more pro-active, drive to the hoop, and get to the line.

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« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2018, 11:24:31 AM »

So that was Gerald Wilkins, oui?



Correct!
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« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2018, 11:39:03 AM »

A series of statements will be presented about a mystery player.  Try to answer in as few clues as possible.

0-1 Guesses: You are an NBA Savant
2-4 Guesses: Experts consider you an expert
5-7 Guesses: You know more about the NBA than the other 99%


Here are your first four clues

1. I played 10 NBA Seasons, all for the same franchise that drafted me.  Just not the first franchise that drafted me. (Yes i was drafted twice)
2. I was something of an NBA iron man. I never missed more than 3 games in a season. Typically playing 81 or 82 games until my final season (still managed 64 games that year)
3. I won the Defensive Player of the Year award twice, and I made the All-Star team once. Pretty good for a 4th round pick.
4. Heck I was drafted in the 5th round a few years earlier
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« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2018, 12:33:16 PM »

5. I was a little used reserve at UCLA under Larry Brown where - like the NBA later - i averaged more rebounds than points
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« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2018, 12:34:32 PM »

6. I finished with career averages of: 6 points 8 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game for my NBA career.
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« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2018, 12:35:04 PM »

7. My #53 is retired.
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