His rotations are always on point, and he's game for whatever scheme head coach Nick Nurse wants to deploy. He even showed off an improved three-point shot as a junior, though it was only at 33.3%. "I wasn't acting like a 31-year-old, I was acting like a 13-year-old," Love told reporters. It feels inevitable. His tenacity leads to being second on the team in rebounds per game (6.4) and first in total rebounds. He is a better complement than Irving to the rest of Boston's roster, a comfier fit who has paved the way for Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward to do more.
The thought of knowing that I might one day be there is amazing for me.".
Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn are the closest they come to face-up alternatives, which won't cut it. He did have three steals in Atlanta’s second preseason game of 2019, so maybe there is some light breaking through the darkness there. Lillard's style, similar to Curry's, is inoculated against that wart. Jones is the first Duke five-star recruit to return for a sophomore year since Marques Bolden, and there’s been high expectations on the point guard ever since his April announcement. Just so we're clear: Paul absolutely remains a fringe top-10 player. Harden has achieved absolute awareness in the half court and throws some of the league's most mind-meltingly difficult passes. His screens stop players dead in their tracks, and he's averaging a whopping 1.24 points per possession as the roll man (, Derrick Favors is easy to miss among bigs with more bedecked offensive tricks. Porzingis as a key cog in Dallas' Luka-run offense has worked wonders. The Rockets are significantly worse off, both now and later, if they cannot count on Westbrook to successfully spearhead units without Harden. The Virginia Tech transfer is a tenacious, athletic defender who will fit right in with Chris Beard’s style of play, and may also see some time handling the ball and initiating offense as the Red Raiders mix and match. His averages across that 31-game stretch: 14.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.6 steals, which he's amassing while downing 41.0 percent of his threes. wrote why everybody should keep hot takes about Jokic’s weight to themselves. We just aren’t ready to downgrade the uncrowned MVP for the majority of the decade too much quite yet. He’s been on the floor for 1,778 possessions this season, per PBPStats.com, and of those possessions, he has had at least three of Denver’s four other regular starters alongside him for 1,402 of them—a rate of 78.9 percent. Riller averaged 21.9 points and shot a ridiculous 61% on two-pointers last season, led the Cougars in assist rate, and nabbed CAA Preseason Player of the Year honors. Dejounte Murray's return from a torn right ACL that cost him all of last season has not exactly unfurled according to plan. He has registered his best box plus/minus since 2015-16, as well as career highs in both offensive box plus/minus and true shooting percentage. Allen's minutes are down, and Jordan was immediately inserted into the starting five following head coach Kenny Atkinson's departure.