Jusuf Nurkic 20 Points Full Highlights (1/9/2018)

Efficiency isn’t everything in the NBA, but it is something, and Jusuf Nurkic is one of the least efficient centers in the league. He’s still a good player, but think about how much better he would be if he shot a league-average percentage for a bigman! To help him out, I’ve devised a five-step path…

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Maurice Harkless 19 Points Full Highlights (1/7/2018)

In between this game, where he scored nineteen points, and the game on December 23 where he dropped 22 on the Lakers, Moe Harkless has gotten the following statlines: Vs Phi: 8/2/2/1/1 At Atl: 6/1/0/1/0 At Chi: 0/1/0/1/0 At Cle: 3/1/1/0/1 Sure, his average minutes per game was in the upper teens for that span,…

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Jusuf Nurkic 23 Points Full Highlights (1/2/2018)

If Jusuf Nurkic was a deli meat, what kind of deli meat would he be? It’s a tough question. At first I was totally like “salami” because salami is a pretty good deli meat, but not the best one, kind of like how Nurkic is a pretty good player but not the best one. So…

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Pat Connaughton 16 Points Full Highlights (1/1/2018)

Pat “Irish Kobe” Connaughton (sorry Johnny O’Bryant I’m temporarily repurposing your nickname) may be one of the least stat-prone players in the league. Like a white Tony Snell. Just kind of out there, sometimes shooting threes, sometimes not, acting as a 5th man who doesn’t necessarily need or even want the ball. Still, he’s a…

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Evan Turner 22 Points/6 Assists Full Highlights (1/1/2018)

Evan Turner is getting paid SO MUCH MONEY. Holy damn. Blazers fans are already acutely aware of this fact, and maybe everyone else is as well, but I’m still surprised every time I look at Portland’s cap situation. What were they thinking with that? He was fine in Boston, maybe edging towards “good”, but did…

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Al-Farouq Aminu 24 Points Full Highlights (1/1/2018)

It’s easy to forget that Al-Farouq Aminu was a top-10 pick once upon a time. I guess in a way he still is. There were reasons for why he was drafted that high, real reasons that were really reached by real NBA GMs. Those reasons are gone now. One of them might have been “defense”,…

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Shabazz Napier 21 Points/6 Assists Full Highlights (12/30/2017)

Three straight 20-point games in a row for Shabazz Napier. I normally would say something like “who even needs Damian Lillard right now”, but I’m pretty sure that, despite this nice stretch for ShabazzleDazzle, LIllard remains the better player. Hot take, I know. What the Blazers could consider doing is maybe dialing back Lillard’s minutes…

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Shabazz Napier 23 Points Full Highlights (12/28/2017)

With this game, it is CONFIRMED that Shabazz Napier is like a mini version of Damian Lillard except he doesn’t have a Soundcloud rap project. A Napier who was not a mini Damian Lillard wouldn’t have taken over this game the way this Napier did. When I saw he only had one point in the…

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Maurice Harkless 22 Points Full Highlights (12/23/2017)

I know I often speak in hyperbole when it comes to such things, but is this not a top ten most anomalous scoring performance so far this season? Moe Harkless wasn’t even averaging five points per game before he did this, even though he’s one of the main Blazers bench guys. I was starting to…

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Shabazz Napier 21 Points Full Highlights (12/23/2017)

It took a while, but Shabazz Napier is now a better player than Shabazz Muhammad. It could just be because Muhammad is receiving literally no minutes right now, but you can not deny that Napier is scoring more points per game more efficiently than ever before. He’s actually… good! LeBron was right after all! With…

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