J. J. Redick has never been the lede for this world famous site. In fact, I don’t recall ever writing a blurb for him. I’m sure I have, but now that I think about it, I’m not so sure anymore. Whether I have or not is irrelevant, though, because he’s been Mehdick for most of the season. That’s not to say he hasn’t been good. He’s been useful for what you drafted him for; treys with a handful of boards and dimes, good for around top 90 value. Last night, all the parallel universes must have intersected because Redick was ridic and produced a stat line that was, frankly, out of this world.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 10 8 0 0 1 7/14 8/19 4/5

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost messed around. The 10 boards were a career high! The 8 dimes were a season high. He’s never posted a trip-dub and last night was the first dub-dub of his career! See, some funky stuff was going on in the universe last night. Anyways, it was a ceiling game for Redick, one that we will likely never see again. Enjoy the Redickulousness for a day, then go prepare for the return of Mehdick.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 12 3 1 0 2 1/5 8/17 5/6

Tobias has slowed down the past few weeks. The usage rate has dropped from 21 to 19 and he’s been averaging two fewer shot attempts per game. With that said, he’s averaging 36 minutes per game and is always a threat to pop off. He’s so silky smooth and is going to get piggidy paid this summer.

Amir Johnson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 2 2 0 0 0 0/1 2/4 0

The Amir received the start and blessed us with 17 minutes, as Joel Embiid (rest) was out.

Ben Simmons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 8 5 1 2 1 0 11/12 6/10

We know that the lack of treys, free throw shooting, and turnovers are the weaknesses for Simmons. There’s probably no hope for the treys, which I don’t mind. He should stay in his lane regarding that. The free throw shooting has seen spurts of improvement. Y’all know where I stand on this one. Professional ballers should have no excuse when it comes to free throw shooting. As for the turnovers, he’s markedly improved in that area. 1.3 over the past three games and 2.7 over the past seven games. For most of the season, he was approaching 4 per game. Drafting Simmons was basically punting three categories. If he can improve in the turnovers and free throw shooting, that’s a top 25 player.

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 4 9 2 1 2 1/4 8/19 6/6

Butler has been borderline amazing recently. Top 25 over the past six games and top 15 over the past three. The quietest top 25 production that I can remember in a long time. I guess he’s happy.

Amazingly, only one bench player scored for the Sixers, James Ennis III with 14 points. Mike Scott (15 minutes), Jonah Bolden (12 minutes) , Boban Marjanovic (11 minutes), and T. J. McConnell (11 minutes) all produced a big, fat bagel. That has to be some sort of record, right?

Miles Bridges

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 10 2 2 0 0 0/4 4/10 0

Got the start and played 29 minutes. Bridges has started the last 13 games, but the minutes and production have been spotty at best. He’s a low usage player who won’t score many points, but will provide boards and steals.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 4 1 0 0 2/7 8/18 3/4

Kemba misses his boo, Cody Zeller, who has missed the last four games. Over that span, Kemba has been a top 100 player, shooting 35% from the field. I’ve listed the on/off numbers before, and they are significantly better for Kemba when Zeller is on the court.

Jeremy Lamb

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 11 3 0 0 1 3/5 6/12 11/12

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Top 10 player over the past three games. The usage rate has spiked from 22 to 25 and he’s averaging two more shot attempts per game.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 11 1 1 0 1 0 11/13 4/8

In 27 minutes.

Top 30 player since returning from injury.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 8 10 1 1 4 4/11 8/18 11/12

He’s no Redick, but he still gets me Harden excited.

Daniel House Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 3 2 0 0 2 6/11 6/12 1/2

Played 33 minutes off the bench. House has played 33, 28, and 35 minutes the past three games. If you need treys, make a House call.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 10 1 1 0 1 0/2 9/14 2/4

16th in the NBA with 30 dub-dubs. Keep in mind that he’s played 14 fewer games than the leader.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 12 1 0 7 2/5 6/13 7/7

I love the 21/12 line. 12 is my favorite number and I just love symmetry like that. I know, I know. I’m a weirdo. Anyways, Trae has been a top 40 player over the past four games. The turnovers are still high at 3.8, but he’s been shooting 55% from the field and is grabbing an impressive 4.3 boards per game.

Deandre’ Bembry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 9 2 0 0 3 2/4 5/9 2/2

Played 23 minutes off the bench. Bembry will grab some boards, dish out a few dimes, and get some steals. That’s about it, though, and he’s only averaging 21 minutes per game.

JaVale McGee

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 11 0 0 2 0 0 3/7 0

Got the start and played 32 minutes. Over the past five games, McGee has played 32, 19, 30, 19, and 33 minutes. If he plays 19 minutes the next game, I will lose my shit. Then scream “Why?” in a Nancy Kerrigan voice. With that said, he’s been a top 35 player over the past six games, despite averaging 23 minutes per game. 8.5 boards, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks with 64% shooting from the field will enable that.

Rajon Rondo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 6 10 2 1 7 1/5 6/16 0

Played 39 minutes. Boards, dimes, steals, and crappy shooting percentage are what Rondo delivers.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 3 1 2 1 0 8/14 12/20 3/4

Played 34 minutes off the bench. He’s played 34, 28, 30, 22, and 31 minutes over the past five games. The shooting has been erratic, but as last night showed, KCP can access the ceiling. He will also provide some stocks.

Mike Muscala

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
2 3 1 1 0 0 0/5 1/6 0

Got the start and played 11 minutes because LeBron James (Space Jam rehearsal) was out. Nice trade for Muscala. Not.

Nikola Mirotic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 6 1 0 0 0 3/7 8/14 4/5

Got the start and played 24 minutes because Giannis Antetokounmpo (Lakers stink) did not play. Mirotic had been struggling, shooting 1-for-7 and 3-for-9 the prior two games. Ahhh, the great elixir, going up against the Lakers sieve of a defense.

Khris Middleton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 10 5 1 0 6 4/7 12/20 2/2

The Great Elixir. I’m just glad that Khris has warmed it up.

Brook Lopez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 9 3 3 4 4 5/11 8/14 7/10

Man….

Lopez would’ve been a perfect fit alongside LeBron, no? Anyways, top 20 player over the past six games.

Eric Bledsoe

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 8 7 4 0 4 1/6 4/12 5/10

I have to watch the tape to see if there was point shaving going on.

Pat Connaughton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 8 4 0 0 0 1/5 6/11 0

Played a team-high 36 minutes off the bench. That’s how bad the Lakers are.

Draymond Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 10 9 1 4 4 0/2 2/5 1/2

Dray, the ultimate specialist….in not scoring points. It’s crazy how good he is in every other cat, though.

Steph Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 3 5 2 0 2 8/14 12/21 4/5

Klay Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 3 4 1 1 3 4/10 11/21 2/4

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Andrew Bogut got the start and played 13 minutes because DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) was out. Jonas Jerebko scored 18 points in 18 minutes off the bench.

Karl-Anthony Towns

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 21 4 1 0 7 2/3 10/16 4/6

7th 20/20 game of the season. Impressive. KAT is also tied for 6th with 47 dub-dubs. Meow!!

Tyus Jones

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 4 7 1 0 2 0/3 3/14 4/4

Got another start because Jeff Teague (foot) was out and played 33 minutes. Is it just me or does Jones kind of suck?

Josh Okogie

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 4 1 3 0 0 3/6 6/9 4/6

Got the start and played 30 minutes. I want some Korean Okogie!!! The last two games, Okogie has scored 19 and 21 points on 6-of-9 and 8-for-14 shooting respectively. Is it happening? Possibly, but the 60% from the field is unsustainable. For the season, that number is at 37%. Sure, some improvement is to be expected, but a more reasonable number is probably mid-40%. If you are planning on getting some Korean Okogie, he provides boards and steals.

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
44 4 12 4 0 5 6/15 17/33 4/6

Father, forgive me for I have sinned. I doubted Russell, but I have seen the light. With that said, there is still inconsistency to his game, but the ceiling is oh so high. Over the past six games, the usage rate has been 34.5 and he’s jacking up 20.7 shots per contest. The shooting efficiency hasn’t been pretty (37%), but you take the good with the bad.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 4 9 1 0 5 2/5 10/20 5/7

The only weakness to Fox’s game is the free throw shooting. Other than that, he contributes across the board while keeping the turnovers relatively low. He’s been solid all season, yet hasn’t produced many ceiling games. I think they will come. It’s just a matter of when.

Nemanja Bjelica

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 10 3 1 0 1 1/2 6/11 1/2

Continues to start and played 28 minutes. He still got plenty of run even with Marvin Bagley III balling. Not sure that continues, but it looks like the Nemanja will at least remain useful. I’m thinking mid-20s minutes going forward.

Marvin Bagley III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 7 2 0 0 3 2/2 12/15 2/2

Played 29 minutes off the bench. Even though I saw Bagley dominate grown men at the Drew League when he was still in college, I had doubts about how his game would translate in the NBA. I’m a stupid, stupid man.

Cory Joseph

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 0 4 4 0 3 1/1 2/4 0

Got the start and played 20 minutes because Darren Collison (quad) was out. Welp.

Myles Turner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 5 2 1 5 1 1/3 5/9 0

Man, dude is a freaking block machine. Leading the NBA by a wide margin with 2.75 per game. For shits and giggles, I took the way back machine and reminisced about Mark Eaton and his 5.56 blocks per game during the 1984 season. W. T. F. I remember him. He was Big Foot. And he sported mutton chops, which would normally make a man look funny, but on Eaton, they made him look sinister.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 16 6 0 0 2 0 5/11 3/3

Played 28 minutes off the bench. The 16 boards tied a season high. Well, it’s been six games since he returned from injury. The scoring has been inconsistent, but he’s been grabbing the boards on a nightly basis. And he’s been dishing dimes. Just don’t expect many contributions in the D cats.

Tyreke Evans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 8 7 0 0 3 0/1 9/16 1/3

Played 29 minutes off the bench. I told you in the lede. The parallel universes all intersected last night.

Danilo Gallinari

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 2 3 2 0 2 4/9 8/17 4/4

Top 15 player over the past four games. The points, treys, and boards are plentiful. He also chips in some dimes as well, but the two main strengths in Gallinari’s game are the low turnovers (1.4 per game) and 90% shooting from the free throw line on 5.8 attempts.

Patrick Beverley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 4 5 3 1 0 2/5 4/9 0

Played 31 minutes. A low usage player, so don’t expect many points from Beverley, but he provides boards, dimes, and those elusive stocks.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 3 3 2 0 0 1/2 6/9 4/6

Played 29 minutes. Shai has really been a consistent force lately. He’s scored double figures in nine of the past 10 games and provided across-the-board production. The most important development, though, has been the playing time, as he’s received 29, 36, 30, and 27 minutes of run the last four games.

Montrezl Harrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 12 2 2 0 2 0 8/15 4/8

Played 29 minutes off the bench. Over the past five games, the usage rate has been 28 and he’s hoisting 14 shots per game. You won’t get any treys, but the points, boards, and stocks are plentiful. 2 blocks per game over the past five games. The main bugaboo is the free throw shooting, as he’s at 63% for the season, but he was shooting 74% on 6.2 attempts before last night’s game.

  1. Jc says:
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    Playoff time! I will be matched with a tough crew. Standard ESPN league with nine cats….which squad you like? I keep getting the wrong end of 5-4 in my “analysis”.

    The bad guys….

    Aldridge, M Gasol, Horford, Myles, Adebayo
    Leonard, Osman, Knox, Oubre,
    Mitchell, Fox, Collison, Shai, 1streamer spot
    IR: Covington

    The good guys…

    Dray, Ibaka,
    OPJ, Tobias, Fournier, Barton, Siakam, JJ (plays Monday-streamer)
    Harden, Kemba, Rondo, Bledsoe, White, Van Vleet (hedging Lowry, Leonard days off)

    • Mr. Blast says:
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      Ayo!

      The Goodfellas for me.

      • Jc says:
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        Fingers crossed!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like both squads. Whoever runs well will win. Like if Osman is….Osman then you’re toast. 🙂 with that said, down with the infidels. Good luck my man

      • Jc says:
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        Thanks! I just dropped Delon to pick up Van Vleet yesterday afternoon. That looks dumb today.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          As long as it looks smart tomorrow

  2. sebapargue says:
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    I’m just gonna rant and vent here haha…in the semi’s but already lost games from embiid, leonard and collison….Nba should really look into this whole resting thing, I mean, play them 20 minutes, like the Davis situation…but fans do pay tickets to see stars play,…not sit on the bench…plus ir ruins fantasy haha,…anyways im just gonna go and try to win % cats, turnovers blocks and steals…might pull that one off.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Come here to vent anytime. It’s a safe space.

      I’m a…teams should be allowed to do whatever they want kind of guy. Professional sports are very socialist when you think about it. It should be Darwinian. Dog eat dog. The weak would be driven out while innovation would be necessary to achieve success. Alas, here we are, so it is what it is.

      Anyways, I do feel your pain and hope you can overcome the bad luck.

  3. Simpy says:
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    My squad for tonight

    Lillard
    Dotson
    Hardaway Jr
    T. Harris
    Capela
    Gobert
    Mirotic

    Bench: Sexton

    His squad for tonight

    Rubio
    Jalen Brown
    Richardson
    Doncic
    Kanter
    Embiid
    PG

    We’re tied in 3s and I’m up by 5 blocks. Based on our lineups, who would you bench on my squad? Only need one guy to sit, and at the moment I’m thinking it’s Sexton. Thanks as always.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m with you. Sexton for me as well

  4. Guillermo says:
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    Hey Son!

    Great write up as always!

    Playoffs started Monday and in a tough battle so far being down 5-6 (extra cats are PF and DD).I’m targetting FT%, 3PT, and PTs. The fact Embiid was out yesterday and OPJ potentially out the whole week really messed up my game plan lol.

    My team is below:
    Bledsoe, Huerter, Murray, BrunSON, DotSON, Isaac, OPJ, Osman, SabOnis, Siakam, Embiid, Jokic

    Opponents team is below:
    Lowry, Augustin, Hield, Simmons, Middleton, Batum, Bagley, Kuzma, Barnes, Dedmon, WCS, Ibaka

    For some reason I picked up Huerter last Sunday since I thought he was getting hot and totally regret it. Also, thinking of dropping Isaac as well since he laid a deuce last game and hasn’t been all that great last few weeks.

    Which of the names below should I target via blind bid on the wire? I only get to make moves Sundays and Wednesday morning so trying to max out those games during those time spans as well.

    WW – Wright (3 games); Noah (3 games); Monte (3 games); T.Jones (2 games); KCP (2 games); Prince (2 games); Kleber (3 games); VanVleet (3 games); Harkless (2 games)

    Sorry for the rush but our deadline is 11 am EST if you could get back to me before then that’d be awesome. O/wise I think I’ll roll with Monte, Kleber, or FVV.

    Thanks in advance man! Viva la Razzball!

    • Guillermo says:
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      One more name I think I’m leaning towards is Danuel House on the Rocket who have 3 games left this week.. Hes been tearing it up last few games with points and 3s and Eric Gordon is out this game so he might go off big time.

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        Ayo!

        Not sure how your league works, but is there any way to get the back to back Wed/Thursday games out of Augustin & Isaac, then drop them both sense they will not be playing Friday-Sunday ?

        • Guillermo says:
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          Thanks Mr. Blast! League is set up so you can only made blind bid adds on Sundays and Wednesdays. You can drop whenever you’d like but can’t make any adds until those 2 specific days. I could make that kind of move (minus Augustin since he’s on another team already lol) but then I’d have to wait until Sunday to get any replacements.

          I think I’ve landed on one of Monte, House, FVV, and Wright for picking up today but with blind bids not sure on who I’ll actually be able to get. Plus my budget is dwindling so I might get out-bid from someone else too lol.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        I’m good with the House call. I’ve written him up the past few games. He’s getting the minutes and shot attempts

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Sorry Guillermo. Was busy this morning and was only able to get to things now.

      Good luck in your matchup and I hope you chose wisely!!

      Viva Razzball!!!

      • Guillermo says:
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        No worries Son! Totally understand and appreciate you getting back to me!

        I did manage to get the House at the cost of sacrificing Isaac. This might come back to bite me since Isaac does play 4 games next week if I make it that far that in the playoffs, lol.

        I also managed to land Monte as well and am hoping he gets some good run in the next 2 potential blowout games vs Was and NYK!

        Viva La Razzball!!!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Good luck Guillermo! Don’t return home without that trophy!!! 🙂

  5. Jose Baloncesto says:
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    Made a couple of controversial add/drop decisions last night based on wanting to get a couple of extra games out of my team this week, but I’m not here to dwell on the past!

    12-team, h2h, 9-cat league. Semis. Two add/drops left this week and we do those M/W/F.
    Team: CP3, Conley, D.White, Brunson, J-Rich, Bojan, Kawhi, Gallo, Randle, Powell, Harrell

    While it’s only been two days, my opponent enjoys a nice lead in boards and blocks, and it’s not a fluke (he has Mitchell Robinson, for ex.), so I’m thinking of chasing after other counting stats and percentages. I may also drop Powell and/or Brunson, tbd, after they play today and tomorrow depending on what I need and who’s playing two games over the weekend. Anywho.

    Tonight, I have one more player going than I have spots, so one of the following has to sit: CP3, Conley, D.White, Brunson, J-Rich, Kawhi, Randle, Powell. I’m obv. not benching CP3, Conley, or Kawhi because duh, nor can I bench Randle or Powell because they’re my PF/C eligible players.
    So, between D.White, Brunson, and J-Rich, two play, one sits.

    White has been solid, but the counting stats have decreased and his FT shooting has also been terrible (though he takes few shots). J-Rich still produces the basic counting stats but he’s not stealing many balls, and in his past two games he’s missed FGs in bunches. Would you sit White vs. MIA, or J-Rich @ SAS?

    Sorry for the long post, and thanks for any insight!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      No need to apologize. We here at Razzball show no discrimination based on skin color, sexual orientation, gender, body size, race, or post length.

      I’m gonna go with my RichardSON. The minutes are the tie-breaker for me.

  6. Lakers will be a force in 2020 says:
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    12 Team League, Points, emphasis on Off Rebounds, Steals, Blocks, Double Doubles, and Triple Doubles
    (pg, sg, g, sf, pf, f, c , c, util x 4)

    Need help keeping 10

    Keeping for sure: Westbrook, Drummond, Draymond, Conley, Lonzo

    2nd Tier: Michael Porter Jr, John Wall, Gordon Hayward

    worth considering: Danilo, Jeremy Lamb, J Isaac, Bog-Bog, Valunciunus, Schroder, Giles, Reggie Jackson (not keeping Wes Mathews, P Beverly, and K Olynyk)

    FA options: Monk, Miles Bridges, Huerter, OG Anunoby, Z Collins, Kanter, tristan, Vanvleet, Winslow, Trier, Hart, L Walker, K Williams, T Bryant

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with the players you have in both tiers. To round it out, I’d keep Isaac and Giles

      • Lakers 2020! says:
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        Danilo is older and injury prone, so i understand that.

        J Lamb has been solid for me all season – do you see his usage going down with Monk/Bridges getting more minutes next season? Or are you worried Kemba leaves? Why do you hate Jeremy Lamb?!

        i do love the upside in Giles/Isaac (especially if WCS and Vucevic leave via FA), so not disagreeing. Appreciate the insight

        As a fellow Laker fan, I really dislike the fake news surrounding Lebron. He’s a little heavier and slower laterally (both due to injury) and they’re making it seem like his main supporting cast wasnt severely injured this season (BI, Kuzma, Lonzo, Hart). McGee never looked the same after pneumonia . Huuuuge fan of Lonzo – hope he can stay healhy in a LAL uniform.

        • Son

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          I don’t hate Lamb. I just like Isaac and Giles more. More upside in my opinion.

          This Lakers season was a shit show. Lot of blame to go around, but I’m with you, injuries played a huge part

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