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The game tips off at 7:00 PM PT and will be shown on TNT.

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Marty
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December 15, 2020 6:51 pm

Kayte to co-host in pregame;

€This is something you need to understand.€

AND WE’RE BACK!

RORDOG
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December 15, 2020 6:52 pm

Game day baby!

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December 15, 2020 7:03 pm

Watching on Comcast Sports or TNT?

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BeTheBall
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December 15, 2020 7:10 pm
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Comcast. New guy is really good.

rc50cal
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December 15, 2020 7:09 pm

Curry doesn’t realize he should be ducking Fox.

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December 15, 2020 7:09 pm

Why are they running the half court offense through Holmes?

rc50cal
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December 15, 2020 7:10 pm

It’s working great if you’re a turnover aficionado.

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December 15, 2020 7:11 pm

Agreed. Holmes not awake yet

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December 15, 2020 7:11 pm

Walton.

Since the 1st game under him, we’ve run a high-post offense where the ball sits in our worst playmakers hands the majority of the clock.

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December 15, 2020 7:11 pm

He’s playing the Whiteside role for now until he gets healthy.

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December 15, 2020 7:11 pm

Buddy showed Luke he couldn’t handle it last year, so Luke is trying out a new PG.

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December 15, 2020 7:11 pm

Holmes has been pretty bad early on. I am not sure if they should be running the half-court through him this much.

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December 15, 2020 7:14 pm

Love what I see from Halliburton on defense once again.

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December 15, 2020 7:16 pm

Maybe Halliburton is the antidote we need for Buddy’s passing disability.

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December 15, 2020 7:16 pm

we’re a couple of games away from me trying to change my nickname to TradeFox

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December 15, 2020 7:17 pm
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Just change it now. You already want to anyways

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December 15, 2020 7:50 pm
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we’re a game away from me changing my nickname to bowchickawowwow

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December 15, 2020 8:19 pm
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Just change it now. You already want to anyways

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December 15, 2020 7:18 pm

Trying a slow half court offense tonight…could be a tough watch

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December 15, 2020 7:31 pm
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Please tell me this isn’t going to be the offense we run this season.

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December 15, 2020 7:21 pm

TRADE FOX!!!!

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December 15, 2020 8:07 pm
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No.

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December 15, 2020 7:21 pm

Haliburton already making a difference as soon as he steps on the court. Good cuts drawing defense in and getting Buddy open, the tie up on Looney so Holmes had a chance to recover and block the shot, saving a bad pass… Kings back in the game.

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December 15, 2020 7:35 pm
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these were all great little plays in between the stats, none of those will be recorded for Hali

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December 15, 2020 7:23 pm

Whiteside is my least favorite player. 😒

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December 15, 2020 7:25 pm
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He really looks awful. I’d say he’s lumbering around but that makes it sound like he’s moving with more speed and effort than he actually is.

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December 15, 2020 8:03 pm
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Am I watching a different basketball game? Whiteside has done some good shit IMO.

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December 15, 2020 8:06 pm
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His first couple of minutes were pretty rough.

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December 15, 2020 8:08 pm

But overall he’s been productive

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December 15, 2020 8:10 pm
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He got better.

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December 15, 2020 8:19 pm

he could put up 20/10 every night and I’m still rolling with

Whiteside is my least favorite player.

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December 15, 2020 9:13 pm
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I just don’t get the hate

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December 15, 2020 9:28 pm
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Its not personal, nor is it hate…its the plodding style of play that I dislike so much, plus I like every other player on the roster more.

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December 15, 2020 8:25 pm
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Just absolute haters

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December 15, 2020 7:24 pm

Good to see Whiteside is already in prime mid-season form of playing lazy and disinterested.

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December 15, 2020 7:25 pm
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Did he just fumble that pass off his head?

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December 15, 2020 7:26 pm

That’s part of his charm!

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December 15, 2020 7:28 pm
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twice already he’s watched a ball roll by his feet without even trying to get it

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December 15, 2020 7:24 pm

UGLY offense. Kings take contested shots. Opponents take open shots. Same old shit.

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December 15, 2020 7:26 pm

I love this high key big man passing offense. Can’t wait for Harry Giles to get a chance to finally shine

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December 15, 2020 7:37 pm
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Too soon

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December 15, 2020 7:40 pm
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This is how I cope lol

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December 15, 2020 7:39 pm
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I am still gonna wait and see if Harry is putting up big numbers and getting playing time during the season before I get too upset.

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December 15, 2020 7:42 pm
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I’m still not expecting a lot from Harry, so this is just residual Vlade anger, though I hope Harry finds success eventually.

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December 15, 2020 7:26 pm

Haliburton is already a better defender than Fox

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December 15, 2020 7:27 pm
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I have a new favorite King!

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December 15, 2020 7:28 pm
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not sure why you have to put the shade on fox here but ok

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December 15, 2020 7:31 pm
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I love Fox, let me get that straight first. I’m not a part of the trade Fox crowd, but his defense is the most frustrating part for me. I was strictly throwing shade because this is year 4 and he should be better.

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December 15, 2020 7:31 pm
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Understood

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December 15, 2020 7:32 pm
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I agree. I expected Fox to be a better defender at this point.

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December 15, 2020 7:30 pm
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How does he manage to be in every single passing lane at once?

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December 15, 2020 7:31 pm
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The IQ is real. He’s gonna be a stud.

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December 15, 2020 7:32 pm

Fox has 9 pts in the first quarter after two bad preseason games and yall still trashing him smh this is why we can’t have nice things

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December 15, 2020 7:38 pm
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We can still criticize and not be a part of the “trade Fox” crowd who live to trash him now. I just don’t want to see him continue to lose Steph on the 3 point line and for what it’s worth, get torched by Lillard last week as well. He has all the tools defensively, so it’s frustrating to see.

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December 15, 2020 8:10 pm
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My middle name is walker so 🤜🤛

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December 15, 2020 7:34 pm

Ty needs to start if we are trying to win

put Buddy at sf if need be

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December 15, 2020 7:37 pm
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I am not sure if he needs to start but Hali needs to be getting 30 mins a game

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December 15, 2020 7:38 pm

Well this is fun!

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December 15, 2020 7:39 pm

That was much better playmaking than I expected from a Guy/Buddy/GR3/Bagley/Holmes lineup. Please don’t put that lineup on the court for any game that counts, though.

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December 15, 2020 7:48 pm

A Buddy/Guy backcourt has a chance for some nice tempo

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December 15, 2020 7:49 pm
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Yeah, they played fairly well together. It just seems like everyone in that lineup is the guy you want finishing the play, not the one initiating it.

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December 15, 2020 9:37 pm
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December 15, 2020 7:48 pm

They gave that lineup way more run than I was expecting and it kind of worked? I guess ?when you have no natural distributor on the court they are just going to have to figure it out?

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December 15, 2020 7:39 pm

Kyle Guy has been doing some curls this off-season! Think he will get any run this season?

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December 15, 2020 8:13 pm
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I’m so happy we get buff guy

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December 15, 2020 7:39 pm

BH Bagley

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December 15, 2020 7:41 pm

Nice little run going on. What if we don’t suck this year?

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December 15, 2020 7:42 pm
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Blasphemy!

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December 15, 2020 7:47 pm

Side note: As a Patriots fan I gotta say congrats to your Bills this year. They look good. I expect they will at least make it to the AFC championship game.

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December 15, 2020 7:50 pm
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Thanks! Certainly hope so. The Chiefs are going to be real tough to get past though – everyone else I think they might actually be favored against.

This is so weird.

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December 15, 2020 8:04 pm

Rooting for the Bills. As a Niner fan, I hate the Chiefs and I’m a fan of perennial underdogs making noise. My AFC rooting interests in order.

1) Bills definitely have the best shot to dethrone
2) Browns
3) Dolphins

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December 15, 2020 7:42 pm

Kyle Guy needs to take better shots

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December 15, 2020 7:42 pm

Want to see Bagley kick it out sometimes. Offense has stalled when it hits his hand. Lots of post ups

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December 15, 2020 8:11 pm
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Most of the defenders they’re putting on him look pretty small. If you have him playing the 4 being guarded by a wing-type, that should be a big advantage. Seems like he’s been effective with his touches so far today.

I was annoyed at Holmes on a couple of those for standing under the basket and crowding the paint while Bagley is trying to work in the post.

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December 15, 2020 7:43 pm

Man Holmes can’t pass

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December 15, 2020 7:44 pm

The FT shooting is just brutal

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December 15, 2020 7:53 pm

Mid-season form.

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December 15, 2020 7:44 pm

So Holmes and Whiteside are actively looking to pass at the high key. That means that it’s a part of the game plan. BUT WHY?

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December 15, 2020 7:52 pm
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Its Walton’s offense. He doesn’t run any PnRs, its all basket-facing high post offense.

He’s attempting to pull the PF/Cs away from the basket to give more space for cuts and drives but the ball spends so much time in the hands of players that are finishers, not facilitators that it simply doesn’t work.

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December 15, 2020 7:54 pm
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This is probably experimental, at least I hope it is, but it’s Walton so that’s why I’m concerned. If they wanna do this, then that’s where Bjelly can play.

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December 15, 2020 7:47 pm

How Kyle Guy can become an NBA role player:

GIVE HIM THE GREEN LIGHT FROM DEEP

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December 15, 2020 7:48 pm
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He is definitely confident in his shot

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December 15, 2020 7:54 pm
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Oh my.

I don’t know if he can defend well enough to be more than an 8th-man sparkplug type but it looks like he might be able fill that role really, really well

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December 15, 2020 7:57 pm

8th man is where he belongs. And that’s not a bad thing if he shoots like that

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December 15, 2020 7:53 pm

Loving not seeing CoJo!

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December 15, 2020 7:55 pm

Yeah. Plain to see that the offense AND defense are much more effective with Haliburton on and not CoJo. Hali should be the primary backup at either guard position, until he becomes the SG after the trade deadline.

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December 15, 2020 7:54 pm

Bagley tried to pass the first time he got the ball! Winning..he looks to be playing within himself..

Guy has a pretty shot..

I just changed from TNT to Comcast.. tNT was horrendous

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December 15, 2020 7:55 pm
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Main thing I want to see from Bagley is him crashing the fuck out of the rebounds on both ends

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December 15, 2020 7:59 pm
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the new announcer is refreshing, I like him quite a bit so far.

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December 15, 2020 7:55 pm

I think you can play guy when whiteside is on D, I think it’ll help with his defensive deficiency

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December 15, 2020 7:56 pm

Put some respect on Whiteside’s name HAAAA

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December 15, 2020 7:56 pm

Hot take!! Whiteside is not lazy he is just slow as shit and it looks lazy

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December 15, 2020 7:57 pm
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If Whiteside had to bring the ball up from the baseline undefended he might get a 10 second violation

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December 15, 2020 7:58 pm
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his spirit animal is a sloth

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December 15, 2020 7:56 pm

I’m sorry, but you can’t tell me all of whiteside’s stats are empty calories.

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December 15, 2020 7:57 pm
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I think people can’t stand how slow he looks. If any team goes 5 out vs him Whiteside can’t play any kind of D.

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December 15, 2020 8:00 pm

Like him or not Whiteside will help the Kings. We really needed a rebounder and shot blocker.

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December 15, 2020 8:01 pm
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The instant the other team goes small he needs to come off the court, though.

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December 15, 2020 8:02 pm

Yeah that is for sure

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December 15, 2020 8:05 pm
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Yeah, I am glad we have him. Rebounds and rim protection for days.

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December 15, 2020 8:02 pm

It’s strange that Fox, as fast as he is, can’t stay with Curry.

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December 15, 2020 8:05 pm

Fast has a lot of dimensions to it.

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December 15, 2020 8:12 pm

Fox is fast, Curry is quick

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December 15, 2020 8:09 pm

Fox is fast, but not shifty. That’s why he struggles on D and on O in the half court but succeeds in transition.

Like a lanky outside 4.3 corner, being asked to play in the slot.

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December 15, 2020 8:02 pm

Really starting to like Whiteside in his 2nd stint. Really protects the paint and can run the “fast” break.

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December 15, 2020 8:06 pm
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It’s amazing what a difference a shot blocking rebounder can make!

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December 15, 2020 8:11 pm

I was too young to remember Keon Clark play so this is a revelation seeing an actual shot blocker on the team.

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December 15, 2020 8:03 pm

Had we drafted Steph Curry instead of Evans, Then we would’ve never had to of complained about passing on Doncic

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December 15, 2020 8:03 pm

Curry just full-on two-hand shoved Looney into Bjelly for the foul

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