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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I got to see my boy Trae take on my other boy Blake at State Farm Arena last night. I was lucky(?) enough to be there for the 50th anniversary of the franchise and the associated party. Observations:

    1. Hawks are one sorry-ass team wholly lacking in even seventh-grade fundamentals.

    2. Trae has completely lost the confidence that made him invincible in high school and in half of his college year. You can tell he already knows the ball is going to brick while he’s still squaring up for the shot, or he passes when he’s wide open to avoid the shot altogether.

    3. Blake is just way too cool to care about basketball.

    4. Lil Scrappy and his DJ friend love Atanta. (I know because they said so 1000x in the halftime show but my goodness they’re terrible rappers.)

    5. Atlanta is one trashy town.
    my hope for Trae Young is that his passing/playmaking skills can get him through until he regains confidence and gets his shooting back. there was nothing more fun in sports last year than watch TY dominate teams in November and December with his shooting and facilitating. just hope that shot starts falling sooner rather than later.

    he's currently sitting at 4th in the league in assists per 48 (8th overall), so that part of his game is still strong.
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  2. #122

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    he's currently sitting at 4th in the league in assists per 48 (8th overall), so that part of his game is still strong.
    Yes. The loss of confidence to take the open shot is translating to assists on the stat sheet. I honestly think he needs a sports psych to get past whatever is going on in his head. He’s also going to need a much better head coach. Pierce is awful.

  3. #123

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    i thought lebron was having a down year. i'm pretty dumb.

    despite averaging the fewest minutes of his career so far - 35.1 - he has his highest PPG average - 27.6, since his final season, first stint in Cleveland when he was 25.

    passed Wilt for 5th on the all time scoring list last night and is just 200 assists out of 10th place on the all-time assist list.

    i have a post on CB from about 3 years ago where i say he could realistically finish top 3 scoring and top 7 assists. Today, it's clear that if he plays for about 3 more years after this, he could finish #1 overall in scoring and #3 in assists.

    Currently, nobody in the all time top 25 in scoring is in the all time top 25 in assists - and this dude could be #1 and #3 respectively, when he hangs it up.
    I'm like LeBron James.
    -mpfunk

  4. #124

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    i thought lebron was having a down year. i'm pretty dumb.

    despite averaging the fewest minutes of his career so far - 35.1 - he has his highest PPG average - 27.6, since his final season, first stint in Cleveland when he was 25.

    passed Wilt for 5th on the all time scoring list last night and is just 200 assists out of 10th place on the all-time assist list.

    i have a post on CB from about 3 years ago where i say he could realistically finish top 3 scoring and top 7 assists. Today, it's clear that if he plays for about 3 more years after this, he could finish #1 overall in scoring and #3 in assists.

    Currently, nobody in the all time top 25 in scoring is in the all time top 25 in assists - and this dude could be #1 and #3 respectively, when he hangs it up.
    Something needs to happen to his career prior to him hitting top 10 in assists. It is important that no one else make it into the top 10 ever again. Very important.
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  5. #125

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    Something needs to happen to his career prior to him hitting top 10 in assists. It is important that no one else make it into the top 10 ever again. Very important.
    jimmer never got passed on the all time assist list by lebron james.
    I'm like LeBron James.
    -mpfunk

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    and down goes carmelo. who is going to be the dumbass gm who picks him up?

    I'm like LeBron James.
    -mpfunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    and down goes carmelo. who is going to be the dumbass gm who picks him up?

    I think it will be a smart GM who also wants Zion Williamson.

  8. #128

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    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post
    I think it will be a smart GM who also wants Zion Williamson.
    touche'
    I'm like LeBron James.
    -mpfunk

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