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Everything presented here is entirely false. I would very much like to know where you're getting your information from, then I would advise never using it again.
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Thanks for that - really appreciate it.
There’s probably a reason why these are more enjoyable for you – we have full creative control. When you have to get sponsors in, timed segments, boxes that have to be ticked, etc – it’s difficult to really get into things and that often gets lost on folks. Here, I control the sponsors/reads and we can just go wherever we want, whenever we want – however we want. It’s a lot more organic in that vein.
Comment 3 replies, 23 recs
Where is the CJ hatred?
I’ve rarely ever seen "hatred" for CJ anywhere – let alone on this site. If anything, he’s lifted up higher here than anywhere else.
Simmons is absolutely the defender we discussed in the pod. He’s without a doubt the best POA defender in the league and it’s not close – that’s straight from players, scouts, execs and coaches.
He’s absolutely playable in the playoffs – take a look at the impact he had on Trae Young heads up. Trae was awful across the board with Simmons on him – it was when they took Ben off Trae that they got cooked.
Simmons is one of the best passers in the league – something the Blazers are already lacking – needing the ball isn’t a bad thing. Beyond that, putting him as a screener with Lillard likely creates one of the most devastating combos in the league. Failing to miss these very basic things then dismissing them as crazy is one of the weirder things about the Simmons discourse.
He had a bit of a hamstring injury last year playing bigger that didn't get much attention but it inhibited him
Playing a bit lighter seemed to help him out in that regard.
These guys – their bodies are just so different, they have to be in tune for what’s good for them and a lot of times it’s not a perfect trade off. Take Nurk for example, he played much better – bigger. But his body just can’t take the toll – so they leaned him out a bit. He’s still trying to learn how to use his body as well now as he did when he was bigger. There’s a lot of fine tuning that goes on there that we don’t often discuss.
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I’ve said the same thing for over 8 years
When there are fun/good things to talk about – that’s what I’ll talk about lol
Nance is fun. The trade was solid. How impactful the move will REALLY be? Eeeh hard to tell. I still believe he’s a floor raiser and not a ceiling raiser – but that’s not an inherently bad thing. It might be for Lillard, but adding more players that are good is never a bad thing in general.
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Thanks - I enjoy doing them.
It justifies the stupid amount of hours I spend watching tape
Comment 1 reply, 9 recs
I've got some guests lined up to talk about a lot of theory on what they may try
but the consensus from who I’ve talked with seems to be a lot of HORNS & Pistol sets, High-Low actions, SPAIN PnR, staggered screens, etc.
Once the preseason is underway and I’ve got some actual film to work with we’ll start to get a better understanding of who/where, at least early on.
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He weighs 196 right now
And he likes playing at around 190 – so while he might move some things around physically he’s found his playing weight and he’s just going to be on the smaller side.
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I actually did some SEO stuff when we locked in the name with BlueWire and when the pod launched to make sure things were working and I had a good laugh
One of these times, I’ll end up using one of those photos for the live show or something I’m sure.