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(12-13-2018 11:38 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  Best coach in the NBA right now: Michael Malone from Nuggets





I called it yesterday! Great win by Denver over OKC.












Bring on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday....# 1 in the West vs. # 1 in the East
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(12-13-2018 12:20 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  Toronto @ Denver on Sunday Dec. 16th is the game of the week -- possible NBA finals match-up in May/June 2019

not sure nuggets are gona beat GSW 4 times in play offs...
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(12-15-2018 08:24 AM)internetprince Wrote:  
(12-13-2018 12:20 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  Toronto @ Denver on Sunday Dec. 16th is the game of the week -- possible NBA finals match-up in May/June 2019

not sure nuggets are gona beat GSW 4 times in play offs...

As long as there is not shady/bias/corrupt officiating from the refs and NBA (Adam Silver) -- Denver can definitely beat GSW 4 times in a playoff series. We all know the NBA is rigged in the playoffs in favor of certain star players and teams.

Jokic would average 30-45 points per game, 15-20 rebounds and 10-20 assists in a series against GSW. Triple-Double every game because no one on GSW can guard him. To be fair, Jokic is unguardable for most of the NBA anyway.







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Big win by Denver over Toronto last night. Bring on Luka Doncic/Mavs on Tuesday and the LA Clippers on Saturday!

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(12-16-2018 03:08 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  
(12-15-2018 08:24 AM)internetprince Wrote:  
(12-13-2018 12:20 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  Toronto @ Denver on Sunday Dec. 16th is the game of the week -- possible NBA finals match-up in May/June 2019

not sure nuggets are gona beat GSW 4 times in play offs...

As long as there is not shady/bias/corrupt officiating from the refs and NBA (Adam Silver) -- Denver can definitely beat GSW 4 times in a playoff series. We all know the NBA is rigged in the playoffs in favor of certain star players and teams.

Jokic would average 30-45 points per game, 15-20 rebounds and 10-20 assists in a series against GSW. Triple-Double every game because no one on GSW can guard him. To be fair, Jokic is unguardable for most of the NBA anyway.








Boogie, if dedicated like the Team USA version, and Green are actually two of the better matchups for Jokic in the league.

On top of that, those stats are quite frankly absurd. He's put up those stat lines 3, 3 and 7 times all season in individual games, he hasn't had that combined stat line in a single game and he has managed only the 20 rebounds in a game of the higher end of those statlines and yet in the playoffs when things slow down, get harder and tighter he's going to bust out those stats. I love Jokic and would be absolutely delighted if they ended the Warriors dynasty but that's just ridiculous!
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(12-19-2018 09:08 AM)JimBobsCooters Wrote:  
(12-16-2018 03:08 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  
(12-15-2018 08:24 AM)internetprince Wrote:  
(12-13-2018 12:20 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  Toronto @ Denver on Sunday Dec. 16th is the game of the week -- possible NBA finals match-up in May/June 2019

not sure nuggets are gona beat GSW 4 times in play offs...

As long as there is not shady/bias/corrupt officiating from the refs and NBA (Adam Silver) -- Denver can definitely beat GSW 4 times in a playoff series. We all know the NBA is rigged in the playoffs in favor of certain star players and teams.

Jokic would average 30-45 points per game, 15-20 rebounds and 10-20 assists in a series against GSW. Triple-Double every game because no one on GSW can guard him. To be fair, Jokic is unguardable for most of the NBA anyway.








Boogie, if dedicated like the Team USA version, and Green are actually two of the better matchups for Jokic in the league.

On top of that, those stats are quite frankly absurd. He's put up those stat lines 3, 3 and 7 times all season in individual games, he hasn't had that combined stat line in a single game and he has managed only the 20 rebounds in a game of the higher end of those statlines and yet in the playoffs when things slow down, get harder and tighter he's going to bust out those stats. I love Jokic and would be absolutely delighted if they ended the Warriors dynasty but that's just ridiculous!

Fair enough, its a bit of an exaggeration, but Jokic is a playing at an MVP-level right now. Additionally its not far-fetched to say Denver is not only the best team in the West, but entire NBA right now. 2nd youngest team in the league (after NY Knicks), so the potential of how good they can become is scary.

Quote:The story of the Denver Nuggets’ Sunday win over the Toronto Raptors—well, the one that isn’t Raptors head coach Nick Nurse calling out officials for not giving whistles to Kawhi Leonard—was Jamal Murray going nuts late, scoring 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to complete a comeback over the East’s best team. Murray drilled baseline runners and elbow jumpers off the bounce, catch-and-shoot 3-pointers and turnaround fadeaways, and even sprinkled in a game-icing finger roll, all delivered with precisely the kind of swashbuckling swagger we’ve come to expect from the 21-year-old. The Nuggets were down, and then Murray caught fire, and then they weren’t: It was clean, recognizable star shit.

Sometimes, though, stardom isn’t so loud. Sometimes it’s making a decisive move when you’re down by 13 and just getting a bucket to stop the bleeding. Or sliding your feet in the pick-and-roll to hang with the most dangerous guy on the other team, forcing him to think enough about you that he ignores your teammate’s swiping hands and turns the ball over. Or earning a trip to the line that can open the door to an offensive rebound and a momentum-swinging 3-pointer. Or creating the space in a congested lane to seal a defender for a layup in the closing seconds of the quarter.

Nothing Nikola Jokic did in the final three minutes and 55 seconds of Sunday’s third quarter was especially eye-popping (and certainly not as flashy as his blind reverse finish over Serge Ibaka). But without it—without him trudging and plunging his way into the close-up looks and free throw attempts that built an 11-2 quarter-closing run—Denver wouldn’t have clawed back to get within two possessions heading into the fourth. That’s star shit too.

Maybe the Nuggets would’ve wound up catching and overtaking Toronto late anyway; after all, the Raptors were on their fifth game in their fifth different city in seven nights, playing without starters Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam and key reserves Fred VanVleet and Jonas Valanciunas. But thanks to Jokic, they didn’t need to. When the Nuggets most needed something to keep them afloat, he was there … including in the last two minutes Sunday, with Toronto still within striking distance, until Jokic bulldozed his way into the paint to put them away:

Denver has needed a lot from its Serbian center lately. A rash of injuries have sidelined Will Barton, Gary Harris, and Paul Millsap, testing the Nuggets’ vaunted depth and leaving them vulnerable to a fall in the Western Conference, where everybody but the Suns can be dangerous (and even they’ve won two in a row!). And yet, even with three starters (and offseason additions Isaiah Thomas and rookie Michael Porter Jr.) on the shelf, Denver has kept rolling, thanks in large part to the burly playmaker’s preternatural gift for generating good looks for himself and his teammates.

The walking-wounded Nuggets have won three straight, with wins over Memphis, Oklahoma City, and Toronto, three of the NBA’s five stingiest half-court defenses, according to Cleaning the Glass. Despite an injury list that has forced head coach Mike Malone to shuffle his rotations and matchups in some interesting ways, the Nuggets are 20-9, a half-game ahead of Golden State atop the West, marking the latest in a season they’ve been in first place in the conference since 1984. That they’ve continued to win is a testament to the array of talent they’ve found with non-premium draft picks over the years, as players like Juancho Hernangomez (the 15th pick in the 2016 NBA draft), Malik Beasley (19th in 2016), Monte Morris (51st in 2017), and Torrey Craig (undrafted in 2014, signed after several years playing in Australia and New Zealand) continue to make a big impact. But president of basketball operations Tim Connelly’s had no bigger hit on that score than Jokic, plucked from the Adriatic League with the 41st pick in 2014 and now the focal point of a team with designs on its first deep playoff run in a decade.

Jokic has sustained the injured Nuggets, averaging 25.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 2.3 steals in 35.3 minutes per game in the four contests since Millsap went down. He’s shooting 56.1 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the foul line on nearly seven attempts a night in that span, an uptick in free throw rate perhaps born out of the awareness that his short-handed team could use some more freebies. He’s also holding up in bigger minutes in a sometimes-awkward pairing with backup center turned starting power forward Mason Plumlee, which has helped Denver maintain its vastly improved defense, one of the big stories of the early season. The Nuggets have allowed a microscopic 89.1 points per 100 possessions when the two bigs share the floor this season and have continued to defend at a top-five level even without Millsap and Harris, two of their best stoppers.

”[Jokic is] doing what he’s supposed to do,” Malone told reporters Sunday. “He’s our franchise player. We’ve committed to him. We’ve believed in him. He’s the future of this team. Whether we have guys out or we have a full roster, we expect a lot from Nikola. I think with Gary, Will, and Paul all out, we’ve seen kind of like down the stretch last year [where] Nikola steps up and contributes to the win in many different ways.”

Jokic finished the 2017-18 campaign by averaging 24 points, 11.5 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.0 blocks over his final 18 games, shooting a scorching 47.6 percent from 3-point range, and shouldering the offensive load for a Nuggets team in a tooth-and-nail fight with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the West’s final playoff spot that came down to the last night of the season. But even though Jokic poured in 35 points on 14-for-25 shooting to go with 10 rebounds in 46-plus minutes, Denver fell short, losing to Minnesota in overtime.

The loss was disappointing, but that closing kick, and that performance in what was ostensibly a Game 7 to get into the postseason, proved that Jokic deserved to be the Nuggets’ new foundational piece. They didn’t hesitate to offer him a max extension of his dirt-cheap second-round rookie contract as soon as free agency opened in July, turning one of the sport’s biggest bargains into one of its highest-paid players.

Save for a precipitous drop-off in 3-point accuracy and a brief early November blip in which he seemed almost unwilling to shoot—an extension of his commitment to “playing the right way” by passing up a decent shot for himself if he can get a great one for someone else—Jokic has earned his money. He’s the linchpin of a Nuggets squad that has the NBA’s best record against other good teams, and he’s on pace to become just the fifth player ever to average at least 17 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game in a season. It’s an awfully exclusive list: Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Russell Westbrook.

All four of those players have Most Valuable Player hardware in their trophy cases. It still feels hard to envision Jokic hoisting his own in a league stacked with transcendent players who more neatly conform to our established understanding of what MVP-caliber superstars look like. But if Jokic continues to carry Denver through the kind of injury-ravaged rough patch that could derail a season, he’s going to start muscling his way up the ballot and into the sort of rarefied air that his statistical production would indicate he deserves.

WNBA legend Sue Bird, whom the Nuggets front office recently brought in as a basketball operations associate, gave an interesting answer when Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post recently asked her what she values most highly in a basketball player: “An understanding of who you are is by far the best quality.” Last season’s playoff push and this post-injury surge suggest that, at just 23 years old, Jokic is growing to understand who he is: someone capable of elevating his game when his team needs him most and of performing like the best player on the floor every night. To weather the storm until they start getting some of their injured contributors back, the Nuggets need him to do just that—to be a star, loudly, quietly, and any other way he can.


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Since many of the guys in this thread are fans of Luka, here is a recap of the battle he had with Jokic last night:







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I don't follow the NBA too closely but how good is this Canadian kid that is supposed to go 1st overall? Who do they compare his game to?
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RJ Barret has shown that he has all of the athletic physical gifts to be in the nba, but he is a ball hog and a chucker.

People are starting to instead fawn over his teammate, Zion Williamson, a 6’6 285 pound player who can play the point. Zion looks like the next coming of Charles Barkley, except Barkley didn’t play above the rim this much.

Will be interesting to see how the Duke teammates develop by tournament time. If RJ is still chucking the ball with the lowest shooting percentage on the team, then that’s a big red flag.
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ESPN completely disrespecting Denver (it seems they do not even watch the games):





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I don't think the Nuggets can take 4 games from the Warriors. 1,2 maybe but not 4. I also have a feeling the Warriors are holding back right now and taking it easy. Curry hasn't unleashed his super saiyan level yet, you can just tell. Pure speculation on my part obviously but I just don't see it.

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If the warriors have all 5 of their starting 5 healthy for the playoffs including cousins, Curry, Draymond, Klay, Durant, that is going to be tough to beat. If they are hurt another team could sneak up on them like Denver or Toronto. Actually Toronto is playing well enough that they could beat a healthy warriors team

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I get the enthusiasm about Denver but come on they are just a very good regular season team. We see this ALL the time with teams that have a great regular season and don't do as well in the playoffs. Playoffs is a whole other ball game. I even bet on Denver to win the Northwest Division so I am a fan of them but to think they can beat the Warriors in a 7-game series is a bit much.

And while Jokic is a great player, he isn't THAT dude when the game is on the line. Murray might be able to get some buckets in crunch time but I am taking the experience of KD/Steph/Klay/Draymond over them all day and it's not even close. Now, if Steph or KD gets injured they definitely have a shot.
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(12-19-2018 02:09 PM)Rotten Wrote:  RJ Barret has shown that he has all of the athletic physical gifts to be in the nba, but he is a ball hog and a chucker.

People are starting to instead fawn over his teammate, Zion Williamson, a 6’6 285 pound player who can play the point. Zion looks like the next coming of Charles Barkley, except Barkley didn’t play above the rim this much.

Will be interesting to see how the Duke teammates develop by tournament time. If RJ is still chucking the ball with the lowest shooting percentage on the team, then that’s a big red flag.

RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are the best 1-2 punch I've ever seen on a college team. RJ is a Harden type but taller and more athletic. He's very crafty about getting to the basket and is a very skilled scorer. He needs to know when to pass more but I am sure that will come with time.

Zion also reminds me of Charles Barkley but with even more athleticism. It depends on what a team needs but RJ is a prototypical wing who can handle the ball so I still expect him to go #1. And his godfather is Steve Nash which is pretty cool. I think RJ is the better player but Zion has the kind of athleticism/strength the league hasn't seen in years and I think either one of them are a solid pick at #1.

These last three draft classes have been some of the best in a LONG time, especially compared to the 2011-2015 classes which were all trash from the very beginning.
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Zion reminds me of Larry Johnson, like it's scary how much he reminds me of him physically. The Grandma ad campaign is still in the top few of all time as well.

Zion is kind of a tweener but they've almost become the norm in the NBA now so it will be interesting to see how he goes through the draft process. RJ has some serious skills but I really worry about his ability to play team basketball. He's the kind of guy that if he ended up being picked in the teens by a good team with strong coaching I'd expect him to become a star but as a #1 pick in a likely bad situation he has the makings of basically chucking his way to obscurity, like a Dion Waiters type scenario.
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Charles Barkey's Jokic for MVP argument is 100% right.

90% of the time the MVP goes to the featured Scorer on the team with one of the three Best records in the NBA.

The times it didn't go to the player on one of the three best teams, it went to the scorer on the fourth best team (Steve Nash) or to Russell Westbrook (because journalists shouted Oscar Robinson over an over again that year). These MVPs all look wrong in hindsight.

The MVP is a regular season award, if a Denver sits with the best NBA record, they should have a player in the conversation.

I don't think that the media thinks Denver is one of the three best regular season teams right now.
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I watched that Houston game the other day, where they set the 3pt record (26 made 3s). On the one hand, it's fun to watch dudes launching these long-ass shots and making them. Then again, it became so fucking boring after a while. Seems like every game now is just that. And most of these 3s get wide open looks! Dudes aren't even bothering on defense. I'll continue watching because I enjoy the mindless entertainment but this is a veeeeeery different league now.

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(12-21-2018 05:29 PM)TigerMandingo Wrote:  I watched that Houston game the other day, where they set the 3pt record (26 made 3s). On the one hand, it's fun to watch dudes launching these long-ass shots and making them. Then again, it became so fucking boring after a while. Seems like every game now is just that. And most of these 3s get wide open looks! Dudes aren't even bothering on defense. I'll continue watching because I enjoy the mindless entertainment but this is a veeeeeery different league now.

Even in the early 2010s, teams weren't attempting that many 3s. Just look at this table below, which shows the league averages every season since the 1998-1999 season. Pace and scoring efficiency has increased, and the league is slightly younger. Note that the shooting efficiency has increased as more teams attempt more 3s over time.

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Season     Lg  Age  Ht  Wt   3P  3PA  FG%  3P%  FT% Pace eFG% FT/FGA  ORtg
1998-99   NBA 27.9 6-7 215  4.5 13.2 .437 .339 .728 88.9 .466   .240 102.2
1999-00   NBA 27.8 6-7 216  4.8 13.7 .449 .353 .750 93.1 .478   .231 104.1
2000-01   NBA 27.7 6-7 216  4.8 13.7 .443 .354 .748 91.3 .473   .231 103.0
2001-02   NBA 27.4 6-7 217  5.2 14.7 .445 .354 .752 90.7 .477   .221 104.5
2002-03   NBA 27.2 6-7 219  5.1 14.7 .442 .349 .758 91.0 .474   .229 103.6
2003-04   NBA 27.0 6-7 219  5.2 14.9 .439 .347 .752 90.1 .471   .228 102.9
2004-05   NBA 26.9 6-7 220  5.6 15.8 .447 .356 .756 90.9 .482   .245 106.1
2005-06   NBA 26.5 6-7 220  5.7 16.0 .454 .358 .745 90.5 .490   .248 106.2
2006-07   NBA 26.6 6-7 219  6.1 16.9 .458 .358 .752 91.9 .496   .246 106.5
2007-08   NBA 26.8 6-7 220  6.6 18.1 .457 .362 .755 92.4 .497   .231 107.5
2008-09   NBA 26.6 6-7 221  6.6 18.1 .459 .367 .771 91.7 .500   .236 108.3
2009-10   NBA 26.6 6-7 222  6.4 18.1 .461 .355 .759 92.7 .501   .228 107.6
2010-11   NBA 26.6 6-7 223  6.5 18.0 .459 .358 .763 92.1 .498   .229 107.3
2011-12   NBA 26.6 6-7 223  6.4 18.4 .448 .349 .752 91.3 .487   .208 104.6
2012-13   NBA 26.7 6-7 223  7.2 20.0 .453 .359 .753 92.0 .496   .204 105.8
2013-14   NBA 26.5 6-7 223  7.7 21.5 .454 .360 .756 93.9 .501   .215 106.6
2014-15   NBA 26.7 6-7 222  7.8 22.4 .449 .350 .750 93.9 .496   .205 105.6
2015-16   NBA 26.7 6-7 221  8.5 24.1 .452 .354 .757 95.8 .502   .209 106.4
2016-17   NBA 26.6 6-7 220  9.7 27.0 .457 .358 .772 96.4 .514   .209 108.8
2017-18   NBA 26.4 6-7 219 10.5 29.0 .460 .362 .767 97.3 .521   .193 108.6
2018-19   NBA 26.4 6-7 218 11.0 31.2 .459 .352 .764 99.7 .521   .200 109.8

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Look what happened to Andrew Bynum when he tried one back in 2012:


This is a normal shot attempt now, even for a center.


Note that the offensive explosion this season is real. The average offensive rating is currently at 109.8, the highest ever rating if it's maintained for the rest of the regular season.
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(12-21-2018 12:50 PM)Rotten Wrote:  Charles Barkey's Jokic for MVP argument is 100% right.

90% of the time the MVP goes to the featured Scorer on the team with one of the three Best records in the NBA.

The times it didn't go to the player on one of the three best teams, it went to the scorer on the fourth best team (Steve Nash) or to Russell Westbrook (because journalists shouted Oscar Robinson over an over again that year). These MVPs all look wrong in hindsight.

The MVP is a regular season award, if a Denver sits with the best NBA record, they should have a player in the conversation.

I don't think that the media thinks Denver is one of the three best regular season teams right now.

Jokic is slowly starting to get national media attention and respect. NBA.com finally listed him in the top 5 MVP candidates:

Quote:Kia MVP Ladder: Nikola Jokic Making Noise

December 21, 2018 by NBA News

Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone didn’t mince his words.

He made it clear to anyone within earshot and spelled it out for all the folks who would later digest his words on social media.

If you are having a conversation about the Kia MVP race entering Christmas Day, Nikola Jokic better be a part of it.

Sure, Jokic has never been an All-Star. And there are plenty of casual basketball fans who couldn’t pick him out of a lineup.

But make no mistake, Jokic and the Nuggets have arrived. And Malone is a true believer in his versatile big man, the engine that has driven Denver to the top of the Western Conference standings.

“I think Nikola is showing everybody in the NBA, with three starters out, that he is a most valuable player candidate,” Malone told The Denver Post after Jokic carved up the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday with a 32-point, 16-rebound, four-assist, three-steal masterpiece. “Not just from a stats standpoint, but he does it every single night in so many different ways. That’s why he’s a special player.”

Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic came into the game with some hype, and deservedly so for what he’s done so far in his first season. But it’s Jokic who serves as the league’s real international man of mystery.

“Special” is the perfect description for a player with Jokic’s sublime game. He’s a lumpy and seemingly lumbering 7-footer who will work foes over, all while they’re trying to figure out how someone so unsuspecting can dazzle as he does. At 23 and just four seasons into his career, he’s the NBA’s best passing big man and can beat you in every phase of the game.

He’s the best player on a deep and talented Nuggets team that, at 21-9, is off to the best start in franchise history through 30 games.

It’s only fitting, then, that Jokic take his rightful place this week among the latest Kia Race to the MVP Ladder on the strength of the Nuggets’ four-game win streak (wins over the Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies).

Jokic has posted double-doubles in six straight games and in seven of the Nuggets’ eight games this month. After three days off, Jokic and the Nuggets will get back to it Saturday night in Los Angeles against the Clippers (5 ET, NBA League Pass).

Malone has ensured his big man will hit Staples Cnter with a bit more buzz surrounding him after making it his mission to fuel Jokic’s MVP bid.


Quote:5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Last week: No. 8

Season stats: 18.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.5 steals

Any serious conversation about the NBA’s best big man this season must include Jokic. The Nuggets’ 7-foot dynamo’s performance as the fuel cell for the best team in the Western Conference heading into the Christmas weekend demands it. While he doesn’t score like some of his contemporaries – and, quite frankly, isn’t asked to — he’s more than capable of contributing however Malone needs him to. Over the past five games (26.6 points on 54.9 percent shooting, 33.3 percent shooting on 3-pointers and a 90.3 free throw percentage) he’s shown he’s got the skill set to get it done in that department. Malone and Jokic’s teammates are animated about touting his MVP worthiness, a topic that Jokic has managed to sidestep rather diplomatically thus far. But there won’t be any denying him after the All-Star bids go out. Jokic won’t have to fret over that. His name will certainly be mentioned prominently in that conversation if the Nuggets keep up their winning ways.


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The Denver @ L.A. Clippers game is a perfect example of how the NBA is rigged through officiating/corrupt refs.

Jokic was getting hacked/abused all game and then gets thrown out of the game for arguing a call. Denver is losing by 20+ and will lose the game.

That Jew Adam Silver needs to fix the league and refs.
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(12-22-2018 07:01 PM)Day Game Bang Wrote:  The Denver @ L.A. Clippers game is a perfect example of how the NBA is rigged through officiating/corrupt refs.

Jokic was getting hacked/abused all game and then gets thrown out of the game for arguing a call. Denver is losing by 20+ and will lose the game.

That Jew Adam Silver needs to fix the league and refs.

Here is the official Twitter account of the corrupt NBA refs: https://twitter.com/OfficialNBARefs

Going to spam them with a fake account
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