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Re: Damian Lillard

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UncleRico wrote:
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Trivia questions. Who has the best NBA career 3-pt shooting percentage?

Who was the best NBA career 3-pt shooting percentage? Steph and Seth Curry?
I cheated and googled it. Steve Kerr? wow. He didn't shoot often but was usually wide open. Helps to play on same team as Jordan and Pippen. Speaking of Kerr..he summarized it best with this.

“Just watching our guys and how talented they are and how talented Houston is, there’s no way I could have played in the NBA today,” Kerr said Monday during Game 1 of the WCF. “I came around at the right time, 20 years ago.”
Yup, and Seth has a higher percentage than Steph, I believe. I think they are 3 of the top 4, but don't recall for sure.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by UncleRico » Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 am

PlayerRep wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:23 am
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 am
PlayerRep wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Trivia questions. Who has the best NBA career 3-pt shooting percentage?

Who was the best NBA career 3-pt shooting percentage? Steph and Seth Curry?
I cheated and googled it. Steve Kerr? wow. He didn't shoot often but was usually wide open. Helps to play on same team as Jordan and Pippen. Speaking of Kerr..he summarized it best with this.

“Just watching our guys and how talented they are and how talented Houston is, there’s no way I could have played in the NBA today,” Kerr said Monday during Game 1 of the WCF. “I came around at the right time, 20 years ago.”
Yup, and Seth has a higher percentage than Steph, I believe. I think they are 3 of the top 4, but don't recall for sure.
I could not imagine trying to figure out a way to defend the Warriors. Even without Durrant..then when he plays? They have so many weapons guys are going to get decent 3 point opportunities. I think there are other guys out there that if they played with teams loaded stars would have real high 3 point percentage numbers. Kemba Walker comes to mind. I would like to see where Purdue's Carsen Edwards ends up in draft. I love that kid. I think he could end up being deadly if he lands with right team.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by citay » Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am

UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 am
PlayerRep wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:23 am
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 am
PlayerRep wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Trivia questions. Who has the best NBA career 3-pt shooting percentage?

Who was the best NBA career 3-pt shooting percentage? Steph and Seth Curry?
I cheated and googled it. Steve Kerr? wow. He didn't shoot often but was usually wide open. Helps to play on same team as Jordan and Pippen. Speaking of Kerr..he summarized it best with this.

“Just watching our guys and how talented they are and how talented Houston is, there’s no way I could have played in the NBA today,” Kerr said Monday during Game 1 of the WCF. “I came around at the right time, 20 years ago.”
Yup, and Seth has a higher percentage than Steph, I believe. I think they are 3 of the top 4, but don't recall for sure.
I could not imagine trying to figure out a way to defend the Warriors. Even without Durrant..then when he plays? They have so many weapons guys are going to get decent 3 point opportunities. I think there are other guys out there that if they played with teams loaded stars would have real high 3 point percentage numbers. Kemba Walker comes to mind. I would like to see where Purdue's Carsen Edwards ends up in draft. I love that kid. I think he could end up being deadly if he lands with right team.
Everybody talks about the "Splash Brothers," but another possibly bigger key to their success is the "Mensa Brothers," Steve Kerr and Ron Adams, the assistant coach in charge of defense. Those guys together are a formidable combination, with such a bag of tricks--plays, defensive strategies, and overall basketball savvy. As one example: I'll bet the Warriors score on 80-90% of the in-bounds plays that Kerr has designed when they take the ball out under their own basket. Another: As good as Lillard and McCollum are--and they are elite level players--they're going to struggle in this series to get shots. Adams's defensive schemes are a large part of the reason the Warriors have built this dynasty.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by UncleRico » Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm

citay wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 am
PlayerRep wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:23 am
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 am


I cheated and googled it. Steve Kerr? wow. He didn't shoot often but was usually wide open. Helps to play on same team as Jordan and Pippen. Speaking of Kerr..he summarized it best with this.

“Just watching our guys and how talented they are and how talented Houston is, there’s no way I could have played in the NBA today,” Kerr said Monday during Game 1 of the WCF. “I came around at the right time, 20 years ago.”
Yup, and Seth has a higher percentage than Steph, I believe. I think they are 3 of the top 4, but don't recall for sure.
I could not imagine trying to figure out a way to defend the Warriors. Even without Durrant..then when he plays? They have so many weapons guys are going to get decent 3 point opportunities. I think there are other guys out there that if they played with teams loaded stars would have real high 3 point percentage numbers. Kemba Walker comes to mind. I would like to see where Purdue's Carsen Edwards ends up in draft. I love that kid. I think he could end up being deadly if he lands with right team.
Everybody talks about the "Splash Brothers," but another possibly bigger key to their success is the "Mensa Brothers," Steve Kerr and Ron Adams, the assistant coach in charge of defense. Those guys together are a formidable combination, with such a bag of tricks--plays, defensive strategies, and overall basketball savvy. As one example: I'll bet the Warriors score on 80-90% of the in-bounds plays that Kerr has designed when they take the ball out under their own basket. Another: As good as Lillard and McCollum are--and they are elite level players--they're going to struggle in this series to get shots. Adams's defensive schemes are a large part of the reason the Warriors have built this dynasty.
very true. Klay Thompson doesn't get enough credit for being a great defender too.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by PlayerRep » Wed May 15, 2019 1:09 pm

UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm
citay wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 am
PlayerRep wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:23 am


Yup, and Seth has a higher percentage than Steph, I believe. I think they are 3 of the top 4, but don't recall for sure.
I could not imagine trying to figure out a way to defend the Warriors. Even without Durrant..then when he plays? They have so many weapons guys are going to get decent 3 point opportunities. I think there are other guys out there that if they played with teams loaded stars would have real high 3 point percentage numbers. Kemba Walker comes to mind. I would like to see where Purdue's Carsen Edwards ends up in draft. I love that kid. I think he could end up being deadly if he lands with right team.
Everybody talks about the "Splash Brothers," but another possibly bigger key to their success is the "Mensa Brothers," Steve Kerr and Ron Adams, the assistant coach in charge of defense. Those guys together are a formidable combination, with such a bag of tricks--plays, defensive strategies, and overall basketball savvy. As one example: I'll bet the Warriors score on 80-90% of the in-bounds plays that Kerr has designed when they take the ball out under their own basket. Another: As good as Lillard and McCollum are--and they are elite level players--they're going to struggle in this series to get shots. Adams's defensive schemes are a large part of the reason the Warriors have built this dynasty.
very true. Klay Thompson doesn't get enough credit for being a great defender too.
Klay Thompson, and the bench, were terrific last night, especially early in the 4th quarter. Thompson hit a lot of nice shots, and played well, and so did the bench. Kerr seemed to give them more minutes because they were doing well and keeping the lead up. It occurred to me that Thompson scores more and takes on a bigger scoring role, when he's the only big offensive player on the floor.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by UncleRico » Wed May 15, 2019 1:29 pm

PlayerRep wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:09 pm
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm
citay wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 am

I could not imagine trying to figure out a way to defend the Warriors. Even without Durrant..then when he plays? They have so many weapons guys are going to get decent 3 point opportunities. I think there are other guys out there that if they played with teams loaded stars would have real high 3 point percentage numbers. Kemba Walker comes to mind. I would like to see where Purdue's Carsen Edwards ends up in draft. I love that kid. I think he could end up being deadly if he lands with right team.
Everybody talks about the "Splash Brothers," but another possibly bigger key to their success is the "Mensa Brothers," Steve Kerr and Ron Adams, the assistant coach in charge of defense. Those guys together are a formidable combination, with such a bag of tricks--plays, defensive strategies, and overall basketball savvy. As one example: I'll bet the Warriors score on 80-90% of the in-bounds plays that Kerr has designed when they take the ball out under their own basket. Another: As good as Lillard and McCollum are--and they are elite level players--they're going to struggle in this series to get shots. Adams's defensive schemes are a large part of the reason the Warriors have built this dynasty.
very true. Klay Thompson doesn't get enough credit for being a great defender too.
Klay Thompson, and the bench, were terrific last night, especially early in the 4th quarter. Thompson hit a lot of nice shots, and played well, and so did the bench. Kerr seemed to give them more minutes because they were doing well and keeping the lead up. It occurred to me that Thompson scores more and takes on a bigger scoring role, when he's the only big offensive player on the floor.
He is an exceptional all around player. He doesn't get enough credit. Draymond Green is a great player also. I can't stand him..he is guy you hate unless he is on your team.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by AllWeatherFan » Wed May 15, 2019 4:31 pm

No way in hell could today's players keep up with the Houdini of the Hardwood.

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Re: Damian Lillard

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No way in hell could today's players keep up with the Houdini of the Hardwood.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by garizzalies » Wed May 15, 2019 11:22 pm

AllWeatherFan wrote:
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No way in hell could today's players keep up with the Houdini of the Hardwood.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by Zirg » Thu May 16, 2019 1:53 am

garizzalies wrote:
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All ignorant ppl point to is points.
And in his very next post:
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George 28 ppg, Lillard 26 this year.
Touche! I knew I was setting myself up with that post, but I only needed to defend the position that George and Lillard were at least arguably "the best player to ever play in Dahlberg", which nobody can win, IMO.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by PeauxRouge » Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am

UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:29 pm
PlayerRep wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:09 pm
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm
citay wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am


Everybody talks about the "Splash Brothers," but another possibly bigger key to their success is the "Mensa Brothers," Steve Kerr and Ron Adams, the assistant coach in charge of defense. Those guys together are a formidable combination, with such a bag of tricks--plays, defensive strategies, and overall basketball savvy. As one example: I'll bet the Warriors score on 80-90% of the in-bounds plays that Kerr has designed when they take the ball out under their own basket. Another: As good as Lillard and McCollum are--and they are elite level players--they're going to struggle in this series to get shots. Adams's defensive schemes are a large part of the reason the Warriors have built this dynasty.
very true. Klay Thompson doesn't get enough credit for being a great defender too.
Klay Thompson, and the bench, were terrific last night, especially early in the 4th quarter. Thompson hit a lot of nice shots, and played well, and so did the bench. Kerr seemed to give them more minutes because they were doing well and keeping the lead up. It occurred to me that Thompson scores more and takes on a bigger scoring role, when he's the only big offensive player on the floor.
He is an exceptional all around player. He doesn't get enough credit. Draymond Green is a great player also. I can't stand him..he is guy you hate unless he is on your team.
I have a buddy who is a warrior die-hard and he still can't stand Draymond.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by Mousegriz » Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 am

Lillard and teammates need to play defense better when up 17 in the third quarter. I respect his play and would agree he's the best BSC NBA player ever. He's made big shots to win big games but seems to get pretty lackadaisical on defense at times. Warriors showed more toughness, grit and fire getting back into the game and eventually wining it.

Watching Warriors scratch and claw reminded of watching Cherry and Jamar vs. Weber. Weber looked "cooler" and "smoother" but Griz seemed to get them in the biggest games.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by mtgrizrule » Fri May 17, 2019 9:11 am

Mousegriz wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 am
Lillard and teammates need to play defense better when up 17 in the third quarter. I respect his play and would agree he's the best BSC NBA player ever. He's made big shots to win big games but seems to get pretty lackadaisical on defense at times. Warriors showed more toughness, grit and fire getting back into the game and eventually wining it.

Watching Warriors scratch and claw reminded of watching Cherry and Jamar vs. Weber. Weber looked "cooler" and "smoother" but Griz seemed to get them in the biggest games.
Unfortunately, Golden State's experience is the prevailing factor. Portland needs to continue to gradually improve. They are another year or 2 away still. This Golden State team reminds me of the 90's Pistons with their experience. The Bulls took awhile to overcome them, but eventually did. The Bulls then went onto to accomplish historical greatness. Then again, there are very few greats like Michael Jordan.
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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by PlayerRep » Fri May 17, 2019 9:25 am

Portland really let them one slip away. Can't imagine they'll be able to recover from that, except that they should at least know that they have the talent and ability to beat the Warriors withouth KD. Lilliard gets very nice compliments from the announcers. Best leader in NBA, or whatever they were saying.

Kerr said Portland outplayed the Warriors, but the Warriors played better in second half and played well at some important times. I enjoy Kerr's comments and honesty, and humor. I recall seeing him at Polson Hoopfest, walking around by himself looking very nondescript with baseball cap pulled low, seeming to be very short and slender. Would never have known who he was, had I not read that he'd be at Hoopfest. The "celebs" that Larry K used to invite to the event would stay with Larry at his house on Finley Point, and would be seen over the weekend. By the way, Larry K's old house is now owned by Todd Heap (or was as of a year or so ago). Pflu coached him in college AZ St and knows him.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by PeauxRouge » Fri May 17, 2019 10:29 am

PeauxRouge wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:29 pm
PlayerRep wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:09 pm
UncleRico wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm

very true. Klay Thompson doesn't get enough credit for being a great defender too.
Klay Thompson, and the bench, were terrific last night, especially early in the 4th quarter. Thompson hit a lot of nice shots, and played well, and so did the bench. Kerr seemed to give them more minutes because they were doing well and keeping the lead up. It occurred to me that Thompson scores more and takes on a bigger scoring role, when he's the only big offensive player on the floor.
He is an exceptional all around player. He doesn't get enough credit. Draymond Green is a great player also. I can't stand him..he is guy you hate unless he is on your team.
I have a buddy who is a warrior die-hard and he still can't stand Draymond.
However, Draymond's no look to Iggy for the dunk in the 4th quarter last night was [email protected] amazing.

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by MissoulaMarinerFan » Fri May 17, 2019 1:21 pm

PlayerRep wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:25 am
Portland really let them one slip away. Can't imagine they'll be able to recover from that, except that they should at least know that they have the talent and ability to beat the Warriors withouth KD. Lilliard gets very nice compliments from the announcers. Best leader in NBA, or whatever they were saying.

Kerr said Portland outplayed the Warriors, but the Warriors played better in second half and played well at some important times. I enjoy Kerr's comments and honesty, and humor. I recall seeing him at Polson Hoopfest, walking around by himself looking very nondescript with baseball cap pulled low, seeming to be very short and slender. Would never have known who he was, had I not read that he'd be at Hoopfest. The "celebs" that Larry K used to invite to the event would stay with Larry at his house on Finley Point, and would be seen over the weekend. By the way, Larry K's old house is now owned by Todd Heap (or was as of a year or so ago). Pflu coached him in college AZ St and knows him.
I'm not gonna lie - the way the game went the second half (outside of pretty much 1 player scoring just about all of teams points) and the end of the game....looked eerily familiar to another game that Lilliard played in college where he got stripped of the ball with a few seconds left. Wonder where I've seen that? :ugeek: :mrgreen:

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Re: Damian Lillard

Post by Mousegriz » Tue May 21, 2019 2:50 pm

Blazers lost three straight games where they led by over 15 in second half....two at home.....all three minus Durant and final game minus Durant and another key guy Iguadala.

Warriors wanted it more and it showed. Lillard and teammates need to show and play with more fire.

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