Around the League: Week 12 (1/3 - 1/9)

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The Bobster wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:39 pm
THT is a shooting guard who can't shoot. His advanced numbers are pretty horrible.

If everyone in the West gets reasonably healthy they're clearly behind the Suns, Warriors, Jazz, Grizzlies and Nuggets and probably also the Mavericks and Clippers.
I’m just saying he’s played well the last couple games. He’s talented.

As for the Lakers, it depends on how healthy they are. If AD gets back to his old self I can see them giving anyone a tough series. LeBron is still one of the 5 best players on the planet. And AD at full strength is better than any other teams #2. The rest of their team is pretty garbage, but I’m not going to completely write them off as long as LeBron is still there.

I don’t think they have the pieces to make any moves of significance, but could snag a decent buyout guy.

If you gave me a choice to pick our first round opponent, I’d rather face Denver, Dallas, Memphis over LAL. Clips, Jazz, Warriors the only teams I’m more potentially scared of.
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LeBron is going to be totally worn out and/or injured by the time the playoffs get here.

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JeremyG wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:48 pm
LeBron is going to be totally worn out and/or injured by the time the playoffs get here.
Certainly a possibility
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I don't get the hype around Horton-Tucker. He shoots 40% overall and 22% on 3s. He averages 11 ppg in 28 minutes a game. He has some nice qualities and skills but he's a pretty mediocre player overall IMO, bordering on bad.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/pl ... ota01.html

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Mori Chu wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:16 pm
I don't get the hype around Horton-Tucker. He shoots 40% overall and 22% on 3s. He averages 11 ppg in 28 minutes a game. He has some nice qualities and skills but he's a pretty mediocre player overall IMO, bordering on bad.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/pl ... ota01.html
He’s a Laker. Young one that they drafted.

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Mori Chu wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:16 pm
I don't get the hype around Horton-Tucker. He shoots 40% overall and 22% on 3s. He averages 11 ppg in 28 minutes a game. He has some nice qualities and skills but he's a pretty mediocre player overall IMO, bordering on bad.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/pl ... ota01.html
He’s had a bad year, no doubt. But he shot 46% last year. He’s still 21. The Lakers definitely messed up keeping him over Caruso, but he’s not a nothing prospect
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THT has been playing well recently. I had fun trashing him when he was playing like trash against the Suns, but he's not a bad player at all.
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SUNS Fan from the Land of Sun, Sea and Sand ;)

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BTW, tonight is the return of Klay Thompson vs the Cavs. Also tonight, a chance for the Grizz to stop the Lakers’ mini streak.
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Is Ja playing for Memphis? He missed the last Grizzlies game
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Superbone wrote:
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BTW, tonight is the return of Klay Thompson vs the Cavs. Also tonight, a chance for the Grizz to stop the Lakers’ mini streak.
Yea if you've been on social media at all today it's kinda hard to miss. It's literally being dubbed Klay Day
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It would be kinda funny if he goes like 2/9 and scores 5 points…which I don’t think would actually mean anything, it’s just funny how much everyone is playing up his return.
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I'm confident most of the hype is due to Klay being likeable. I'm already tired of the over analysis of his performance and it hasn't even happened yet.
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He is likable, I do think he’s been a bit overrated his whole career. He really is just a 3 & D guy. Granted he’s probably the best one of the last decade, but he’s still really just a role player.
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To be fair alot of players have been posting which is just respect and a brotherhood
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Didn’t think Klay had this in him still
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Also, Ja is so fun

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Ha ha. I turned on the Lakers broadcast and the first thing I heard was the announcer talking about Ja’s “amazing hang time”. Yeah, except he comes down before releasing the ball a ton. There’s a reason it seems like he defies gravity.
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Poor Lakers down 20 half way through the 3rd.
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Lakers were down somewhere in the 35 point range and then went on a 21-0 run at the end of regulation and within 7 points until Morant finally hit a FT with 1 minute left.
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