Nick Young 17 Points Full Highlights (11/9/2015)

One has to wonder at this point whether Nick Young will EVER be part of a competitive team. He’s thirty years old; in DTB’s book, that means you’re too old to ever do anything good again, even if you were good to start with, which Nick Young definitely wasn’t. So there is little chance of…

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D’Angelo Russell 16 Points Full Highlights (11/6/2015)

This is why we wait ten games before calling someone a bust. Before ten games elapses, applying the bust label to someone just doesn’t make any sense. There is a certain adjustment period that must be granted to young players. After that period elapses, though, the NBA punditry can go to town. The minute the…

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Julius Randle 16 Points/3 Dunks Full Highlights (11/3/2015)

At one point, Julius Randle was certainly the league leader in my new proprietary advanced stat, TIP/36. In case you need a refresher, the “TIP” part is an acronym for “Thumbnail Images Produced” and the 36 stands for “36 minutes”. In his first few games, Randle was producing thumbnail images at a rate unparalleled since…

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Julius Randle 22 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2015)

Advanced stats are all the rage nowadays. Simple box-score stats like points and rebounds are of little use to the modern NBA fan, who prefer inscrutable formulas and high-level analytics when determining the worth of a player. DownToBuck is no stranger to these concepts. Hence, I decided to cast my own hat into the ring,…

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Jordan Clarkson 22 Points Full Highlights (10/30/2015)

Sitting at his kitchen table, Jordan Clarkson stared at the pile of unopened fan mail. “Honey, I know you always tell me that I should be grateful for my fans, but this is ridiculous.” Jordan’s girlfriend, who was busy making omelets, responded, “I do tell you that, but that doesn’t mean you have to open…

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D’Angelo Russell 13 Points Full Highlights (10/30/2015)

This is fine. 13 points in 23 minutes? No need to panic at all right now. D’Angelo Russell will be fine. Absolutely. Just fine. He would be a little finer if he didn’t have to share the ball with the chucker’s row of Bryant, Williams (That signing baffles me continuously. Did they not watch him…

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Julius Randle 15 Points Full Highlights (10/28/2015)

Thought exercise: if Julius Randle turned out to be a total stud this year (a possibility), and he outplayed all the “real” rookies, would the NBA cave in and make him rookie of the year? They already bent the rules a little bit for Blake Griffin, who played in the preseason before missing an entire…

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Vander Blue Career High 15 Points/8 Assists Full Highlights (4/15/2015)

I once played some ball with a guy who claimed to have dunked on Vander Blue during a high school game. Like, poster style. He seemed like he was full of crap, and I couldn’t find video evidence of it happening, but maybe it did. He could dunk, anyway, which is more than I could…

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Jabari Brown Career High 32 Points Full Highlights (4/15/2015)

With this performance, Jabari Brown officially becomes the superior Jabari of the NBA. Officially. I just talked to Adam Silver about it, and he’s totally down. He was like “Jabari Parker, who is that again? Hahahaha! Yeah for real though Jabari Brown is the real deal.” What did Jabari Parker even do this year? Came…

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Jordan Clarkson 26 Points/6 Assists Full Highlights (4/12/2015)

Jordan Clarkson lingered in the locker room after the game. The off-season was fast approaching for him and his teammates, and he wanted to enjoy the postgame atmosphere for a little while longer. He closed his eyes as he relaxed in front of his locker, contemplating all that he had accomplished this year, as well…

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