When people visit Los Angeles, they often go to the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is centered on the intersection and it has a rich history in the entertainment industry. And entertainment is what Zach LaVine has been delivering for the hoops world and has many, especially our own Brent, clammoring that he is in fact an All-Star. I wonder which poster of LaVine that Brent is jerking off to right now.
That now makes four straight games scoring at least 30 points. Before we put him in the Hall of Fame, he doesn’t even appear on the page when I query streaks with at least 30 points. For you inquiring minds, the leader is Kobe Bryant with 16 straight games back in 2003. As for the query itself, it stopped at 5 games. So, one more Zach and you’re on. Anyways, there’s no denying that Zach looks explosive and far removed from his knee injury. With that said, he’s shooting 62% from the field and 45% from downtown. His career rates are 44% and 37% respectively. The efficiency is going to come down. It’s just a matter of how much. Around 3 boards and 3 dimes are nice, but he doesn’t contribute much in the D department, so when the efficiency comes down, it’s….well, imagine you’re walking and you come to a ledge. It’s pitch black so you drop a coin down to see how low it goes. You drop it and you listen. And listen. And listen.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
Not your Average Joe, Harris has been scorching hot to start the season, as he’s scored in double-digits in each of the first four games and is shooting 51% from the field and 53% from downtown. He doesn’t provide the D, but has been pulling down 4 boards and dishing out 3 dimes a game. Now, there were a few games in which he was receiving over 30 minutes of run, but that number will come down, as Allen Crabbe and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson return to the rotation. With that said, he should continue to see high-20s in minutes and deserves to hang onto his starting role…for now. Just know that the efficiency will come down at some point.
A poor shooting night, but led the team in minutes played with 32. According to FantasyPros, LeVert’s ADP was #142 overall. He could be this year’s Donovan Mitchell.
Mr. Ed played 17 minutes and went double Bo Derek. For those of you who get that, congratulations on being an old *ucker.
Played 21 minutes in his season debut. Oh, how I miss thee. Y’all ready? Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Rondae!!!!
With LeVert and Harris playing so well, Crabbe may have to scuttle back to the ocean.
When Michael Jordan left the Bulls in 1993, the team went 55-27 without him. When LeBron James left the Cavs in 2010, the team went 19-63 without him. Now, the Cavs are 0-4 and a bastion of futility. This should help pad Love’s rebounding numbers, as there will be plenty of bricks to collect, but it could also affect his playing time due to getting blown out. Played 29 minutes.
Even though he only played 24 minutes last night, I’m not as worried about Cedi’s minutes. He’s 23 years old and the Cavs are going to want to give him run and let him develop. Can score and will contribute in rebounds, assists, and steals with a couple threeecolas.
For the love of all that is holy. 1-for-10. 1-for-freaking-10. That’s when you know things are bad. Not the percentage, but the fact that Tristan attempted 10 shots.
Larry Nance Jr.
Only played 20 minutes, so that Tristan Thompson could go 1-for-1o from the field.
Played 25 minutes and could be an interesting pickup, as he’s playing alongside George Hill at times and there should be plenty of blowout run in the forseable future.
Andrew Wiggins would be proud.
The Taj only got 20 minutes of run after averaging close to 30 minutes the prior four games. He wasn’t in foul trouble, so I think Thibs decided to go with Anthony Tolliver, who can stretch the floor and give the lineup more scoring punch.
Mental midget. Meow.
You drafted him for those dimes. Anything else is gravy.
Make no mistake about it, this is Jimmy’s squad. Arh-woooooooooooooo! It’s fitting that he got his 211 on not one…not two…not three…not four…not five…but six times.
Commenter OldMilwaukeePounders felt good about streaming Okogie last night. I wasn’t feeling it due to him probably being matched up against Danny Green. Well, yesterday was George Costanza Day for me. I guess he didn’t shoot well, but he played 27 minutes and pulled down 11 boards with a block. Anyways, he got run because Andrew Wiggins was out, so don’t go crazy.
He’s a thing people! Played 30 minutes last night and is averaging 28 for the season. Double-digit points in 4-of-5 games and averaging 3.8 boards with 5 dimes.
Got the start and played 28 minutes. No Iblocka, as last night was his first game without one. Points, boards, and blocks. Just don’t expect any dimes.
Played 35 minutes and did this…..
He is The One.
Played 20 minutes, which is what you should expect on a nightly basis. But man….he produces when he’s out there.
Beep. Boop. Bop. The Stocktonator loved Rudy last night. It must’ve been watching Rudy on repeat.
After losing to the Grizzlies 84-92, the Jazz came back and beat the Rockets 100-89. Go figure.
Played 39 minutes and went A capella on the Rockets. After a rough start to the season efficiency-wise, Mitchell displayed the ceiling that made us all want to slide into his DMs.
Played 33 minutes and did doo doo. Like a metronome, I wouldn’t be surprised if he triple-dubs in his next outing.
The big news here is that Harden left the game early due to tightness in his left hamstring. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, but he doesn’t think it’s serious.
I know PJ is boring. Not high usage or doesn’t shoot a ton of shots, but I like him. Sue me. Will contribute some threeecolas, grab boards, dish out dimes, and provide that D. He saw Jimmy Butler get his 211 on six times, so PJ said, “hold my beer.”
Did what you drafted him for: boards, blocks, and bricks from the line.
So bad that it was impressive.
Played 39 minutes, as the Rockets were short-handed with Chris Paul and James Ennis out. I don’t care. Friends don’t let friends Melo.
Speaking of James Ennis, he has a strained hamstring. Michael Carter-Williams got the start in his place, alongside James Harden and Eric Gordon. Friends don’t let friends MCW. At least Melo can shoot.
I still believe….I think. Is it still George Costanza Day?
Played 21 minutes. Need to close the book on DC.
Did all of that in 21 minutes. Arvydas lives!!! Did Sabonis and Myles do a Big?
Call me crazy, but I think I’d rather want Joseph instead of Collison, if I was speculating on the Pacers point guard spot.
Played 23 minutes. I wasn’t fazed by the prior game’s 2-point, 15 minute outing. I’m strong. Woof woof woof. Anyways, Tyreke has scored double-digits in 4-of-5 games and will grab some boards, dish out a few dimes, and get his 211 on. Unfortunately, he only gets around 22-23 minutes of run each game.
LMA-O! The Spurs got housed at home by the Pacers.
Points and boards with excellent percentages. He’s only shot 2 free throws in four games, though! That’s Ga…..I probably shouldn’t complete that.
Played 31 minutes and is the “point guard” to own in San Antonio. Except, the “point guard” in San Antonio doesn’t dish out many assists. Ugh.
I’m staring at the Hornets box score and am bored and flabbergasted at the same time. No one stands out (good or bad) to write up. 10 players received at least 13 minutes of run. Only Kemba Walker (23 points) scored over 14 points, but six Hornets scored in double-digits. Yet…..the Hornets put up 110 points. And….lost by 2 to the Bulls.
Cam can be such a major Payne at times, but once in a while exhibits a ceiling game so that we start to Cam-Payne for him. To think I get paid pennies on the dollar for this. What a world.
Played 31 minutes and….he passed the ball! He passed the damn ball! First time playing more than 25 minutes and first game tallying more than 1 assist in a game. I’m calling outlier game.
Only played 19 minutes because he and the Knicks got run off the court by the Heat. That breaks his double-dub streak at 4.
Who’s he think he is? Tristan Thompson?
Played 34 minutes. Out of the rotation to start the season, the injury to Kevin Knox opened up the door for playing time for Dotson. The minutes have gone 22, 32, and 34. He’s scored double digits in each game and has a combined 5 steals. Few dimes or blocks, but 10 and 8 rebounds in the past two games.
Got the start and played 30 minutes. He’s alive!
Played 31 minutes and continues to ball the F out, as he’s now scored 19, 19, and 20 in his last three games. He’s also chipping in rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals. I’m very curious to see what Spoelstra does when Wayne Ellington returns. For now, enjoy these Happy Meals from McGruder.
All in 27 minutes. Someone carve his bust into Mt. Whiteside.
No words needed….
He is so good. Contributes across the board and has multi-eligibility. I can’t wait for him to start messing around on a nightly basis.
Dennis Smith Jr.
That’s more like it, but it helped that Trae Young was getting out of his way on defense.
Was there a Be Like Tristan Thompson Day memo that I missed? JJ is 4th in assists with 34. He’s played 80 minutes. For perspective, Kyle Lowry leads with 50 assists. Lowry has played 171 minutes.
A stat line befitting a Prince.
There are going to be days like this, but you’ve seen the ceiling. The duality of life. One cannot truly appreciate good if one has never experienced bad. Ooohhhhhmmmmm.
Does blow up like this from time to time, but his value comes more from the D stats he provides. Nice floor player with upside. With defenses focused on Trae, that is benefitting guys like Bazemore. I wonder when he gets traded, though.
Whoa. Where’d that come from? The minutes have been inconsistent (23, 32, 16, and 30), but he’s been a maven on D.
The Lord taketh away.
Played 36 minutes. The Beast has been unleashed. Too bad the 76ers got smoked by 15.
Ain’t no BS.
He’s going to be a headache for the Sixers and fantasy owners all year me thinks.
JJ ain’t Re-dick, but he’s solid. Plays over 30 minutes a game, gets you threeecolas, and will chip in some boards and dimes.
Talk about messing around! Hot diggidy damn! Now, watch the Eddie Jones video below and don’t tell me my Olympic Handball play wouldn’t work. G would lead the league in threeecolas.
All about the threeecolas for Brook. As for his rebound numbers, I’ve seen many articles and tweets that show Brook has poor rebounding numbers because he boxes out his man, which allows his teammates to grab the board.
League average defensive rebound rate is 73%. Team defensive rebound rate with Brook Lopez on the court by year.
Also has trended upward his entire career. He is a positive impact on the glass https://t.co/OfA1bEb0pn
— Greg Ehrenberg (@gehrenbergdfs) July 8, 2018
Lakers blew out the Suns by 18, so no starter played 30 minutes.
Received the start. It’s happening! Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did play 33 minutes, but that was primarily due to the blowout nature of the game.
Played 26 minutes. Who else is gonna play center for the Lakers? Has scored double digits in every game so far and is averaging over 7 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.
This is why Stephenson was brought to the Lakers. To make ’em Dance in blowouts.
Has a double-dub in every game so far.
Has slowly but surely been improving every season. Nice to see the boards and dimes with efficient shooting. Now, just bring the D and I’m all-in. Unfortunately, he left the game early due to a hamstring issue. Will be re-evaluated on Thursday. Josh Jackson would likely be the main beneficiary if Booker were to miss time.
Got the start due to the Chandler Parson injury (shocker) and played 29 minutes. No wonder the Grizzlies weren’t playing this guy before.
Good to see Conley back and balling.
Continues to start at shooting guard and played 29 minutes. That’s two poor shooting games in a row now, but he did tweak his groin, so maybe that has something to do with it. Regardless, he’s getting the minutes and contributes across the board.
Played 25 minutes after starting the season with 6, 8, and 22 minutes. Could find more minutes if Temple continues his cold shooting.
That’s some potent Nemanja! Here’s the thing with Bjelica. You play him if you think the Kings will be competitive, as Joerger likes have a stretch 4 playing alongside Willie Cauley-Stein. If you think the Kings will get blown out, then that’s Marvin Bagley III time.
Vlade is crazy like a Fox!
While Vivek has his Buddy. Played a team-high 41 minutes.
The Wizards got blown out by 22 compliments of the Golden State Warriors. Bradley Beal was the only player able to do anything: 23 points (10-of-15), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal. Everyone else? No blurbs for you!
Before the start of the game, Coach Kerr said that Bell would get significant run because of the matchup, since the Wizards were down both Dwight Howard and Ian Mahinmi. Well, he did get more minutes than he had received in all the games combined (21 vs 19), but if Bell cannot approach 30 minutes in a blowout like last night, then all hope is lost. I’m sad because I had such high hopes for him.
5’s were wild? Is Draymond turning into the NBA’s version of Chuck Knoblauch?
You know the drill by now. He’s good. Blah blah blah.
Holy shit balls! Another 50-burger! Seriously, though, Curry should be arrested for how good he is at the basketball thing. By the way….Beep….Boop….Bop….the Stocktonator loved Curry last night. Was it’s #3 player.