Somebody from the Warriors organization leaked it to TMZ: There’s no audio, so we don’t know what Jordan Poole said to Draymond to get under his skin. But you have to imagine there was some jawing going on between the two. Draymond then walks over to Poole, gets right in his face, then Poole shoves… Read More Video of Draymond Green Punching Jordan Poole in the Face Leaked
This story just kind of snuck up out of nowhere: So apparently Draymond wants a max contract. He’s eligible to sign an extension on August 3rd, but according to this Athletic article, the Warriors aren’t planning on offering him one. Which could potentially lead to a situation where Draymond leaves Golden State and ends up… Read More Is Draymond Green Worth a Max Contract?
They don’t call it ‘small ball’ for nothing: the 2022 Golden State Warriors, with an average height of 77.63 inches among their top 8 players in terms of total playoff minutes played, are now officially the shortest team to ever win an NBA Championship, dating back to 1980. Because I’m a huge stat nerd, I… Read More Odd Fact: The 2022 Warriors Are Now the Shortest Team to Ever Win an NBA Championship
Via Shams Charania of the Athletic: The Nets’ negotiations with Kyrie Irving were always going to be challenging, and now they’ve reportedly reached an impasse. Irving can opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of this month, and conversations with Brooklyn over an extension have gone stagnant. It could… Read More Report: Nets, Kyrie at “Impasse” in Contract Extension Talks; Could Kyrie Be on the Move?
I started this post in the fourth quarter as Boston was desperately trying to come back so I’ll just get all my thoughts out here as the game winds down: Boston just looks like they have dead legs. They can hit threes, but they literally cannot play defense at all. They’re not only giving up… Read More The Golden State Warriors Have Won the 2022 NBA Championship
You know I’ve been complimentary of Steph in this series. I think I’ve been fair, though. I don’t think he’s had an all-time great series, but he did have an all-time great performance in Game 4. I am not one of those people who say Steph isn’t clutch, or that he’s played like shit in… Read More Warriors Take 3-2 Lead in Finals with 104-94 Win
I hate to be the “I told you so” guy, but in my post about Game 3, I said that the only way the Warriors can win games in this series is if the Celtics play like shit and Steph goes for 40. Tonight, the Celtics played like shit, Steph went for 43, and the… Read More Steph Drops 43, Warriors Prevail 107-97 to Tie Finals 2-2
The game has just ended. I’m going to get all my thoughts out here quickly, and then after watching some commentary on the game later tonight and tomorrow morning, and having some more time to think on the game, I’ll add in some more insights. But these are my immediate reactions: It should go without… Read More Celtics Take Game 3, 116-100
Through two games, this Finals has basically been decided by two quarters: Boston’s 4th quarter in Game 1, and Golden State’s 3rd quarter in Game 2. Outside of those two quarters, this series has basically been dead even (although Golden State did have a dominant 3rd quarter in Game 1 as well). This was the… Read More Warriors Even Finals 1-1 in 107-88 Blowout
I started writing this post when Marcus Smart hit a dagger three ball to make it 117-103 with under 5 minutes to play in the 4th. Boston is going to win this game by at least 10, probably 15+, after being down 10-15 points for most of the third quarter. I am highly impressed with… Read More Celtics Take Game 1 of 2022 NBA Finals, Steal Home Court Advantage