What a game. What an adventure. Summer League isn’t just the beginning of the road for youngsters. It’s also the comeback trail for M.I.A. vets – Michael Beasley, Kenneth “Manimal” Faried, and Brandon Knight all making their presence known.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Every year, Buddhists pilgrimage to Lumbini, Muslims to the Hajj, Christians to Jerusalem, and Hindus to Kumbh Mela. Yours truly treks to Sin City for Summer League. If any of you plan to go out there, hit me up. Anyways, it’s been three days and I’ve seen James Wiseman unfold out of a taxi, Rachel and Perk set up for a broadcast, and I now know that The Matrix (best nickname EVER) is now a blond.Please, blog, may I have some more?
12 GAME WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HERE’S WHAT I SAW:
Good luck to all fantasy managers as they jockey into the playoffs *(Basketball gods willing).Please, blog, may I have some more?
(W) BUCKS -VS- LAKERS
With King James and Tha’ Brow out, we hoped this was the Drummond show.
Unfortunately, after all that time off, his big toe wasn’t ready.
Jrue Holiday: Complete baller, Jrue the Damajah is on point.
Rare for the PG to be the “Glue Guy.”
On this roster, he steadies the ship and makes the tough plays.
Efficiency, rebounding and 5 STOCKS, this guy does it all.
Rundown of tonight’s dynamic slate of 10 Games with five Triple-Doubles on this Hump Day.
RAPTORS -VS- (W) PISTONS
Fred Van Vleet: Blessings to my dude for battling Covid-19 this month and making a full recovery.
First game back and understandably rusty. The three steals and the 7-of-8 from the charity make it much more palatable. Yum.
FVV is actually 3rd on the planet in steals rate at 1.7 SPG.
Mason Plumlee: With Flake Griffin sitting, it’s the point center show in the Motor City. This savvy Dukie can wheel and deal, pound and confound, folks. Underrated center in the Association, who by the way has raised his FT% to 67%, which doesn’t sound like much, but up from career average of 56%. See, old dogs CAN learn new trix. Shhh, he taught Joker all he knows. Case in point, 10 assists with only 1 turnover!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Julius Randle: All hail Ceasar! Julius Caesar continues to serve up an entree-sized portion of Ceasar Salad, replete with stinky anchovies *(turnovers) and thrilling croutons *(head down to the rim). He’s a borderline All-Star. His playmaking and 3PT have improved.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Bradley Beal: Bradley doing Bradley ish. Helped guide his club to its fifth win of the year against the sputtering Heat. His laser shot sets up his savvy drive so well this year. The 5 turnovers hurt a bit, but he’s the only alpha in the nation’s capital.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Kyrie Irving: Made his dramatic, drama-filled return. Tried to knock out Sexton at the end of the 4th period. Got up for some putbacks in extra periods. Can he accept his role as the 3rd most effective scorer in a BKN jersey?Please, blog, may I have some more?
Tatum is the man in Bean-town. The prince who assisted the former alpha in Kemba, has now taken the crown. All hail this efficient volume scorer! Starting to feel just like another regular game from Tatum. 21 shots in 37 minutes is the kind of usage that makes Tatum so valuable this season. His youthful pairing with Brown is a huge reason the Boston Celtics are now 6-3 out the gate.Please, blog, may I have some more?