Sorry for being out of it for a few days. Still trying to find the best role for this website with the YouTube channel taking center stage. Hope to see you on the game livestream for the play-by-play and real-time analysis including Xs and Os — I’m actually really psyched about that new feature.
Here’s the pregame with Steve Kerr before the Cleveland Cavs at the Golden State Warriors; a lot of praise for Donovan Mitchell. As far as future posts on this website, I think I will focus on things that don’t get tweeted about as much or aren’t covered as much. We’ll see.
KERR on DiVincenzo/Poole: “ball-handling pg next to Jordan”; Donovan Mitchell: bucket out of nowhere…
DISCLAIMER: These are all just notes for my main workflow of YouTube videos, tweeted by beatwriters, as listed, or transcribed by me. I used to transcribe every interview but it became too tedious and not worth the investment for the small amount of views we got on the soundbites on YouTube. The links to the tweets are not available because sometimes I don’t use the full tweet and just having a ton of tweets on this website imo isn’t aesthetically pleasing and gets away from the main goal: transferring information (not so much entertainment) to the brains of DubNation asap.
0:00 • On Donte DiVincenzo’s availability: He will play tonight against the Cavs. He’s under a 20-minute restriction. (Kendra Andrews)
0:28 • On Cavs’ backcourt: Donovan Mitchell has “really long arms…really strong…young team that plays well together…JB’s done a good job. Happy for him…Third in both offensive and defensive efficiency so they are legit.” (me)
1:53 • On Donte filling Ty Jerome’s spot: “I’ve always liked to have a ball-handling point guard next to Jordan…not have so many point guard responsibilities,” but Jerome will still be active. (me)
2:29 • On getting his start in his career on the Cavs, plus Lenny Wilkens takeaways: “Phoenix was my first place but I never played…my son Nick was born there…really excellent teams…the team that really gave me a chance to play…amazing Finals series, four straight (as coach of Warriors).” (me)
3:50 • On Anthony Lamb’s nicknames: “I just hear Lamborghini a lot…more of a pickup truck…I watched him last year…they happened to be playing RGV…Lamb stood out…moving the ball…I remember asking, ‘Who’s that guy?’…Kent Lacob and David Fatoki…good decision-maker…a play ahead all the time…someone who can guard multiple spots.” (me)
6:08 • On locking in on defense during three days of practice: “worked hard on drill work on defense without fouling…better with our offensive execution, four or five sets.” (me)
6:40 • On Rollins and Baldwin: “I watched them last night. I didn’t see the first game, but both played well last night…one more game tomorrow.” (me)
7:02 • On Donovan Mitchell: “He’s a go-to scorer. He’s off to a scorching start…get a bucket out of nowhere, out of nothing. Every team needs that. That’s what playoff basketball is all about.” (me)
7:44 • More on DiVincenzo and Poole: “They really end up divvying up the point guard responsibilities…rather than having to manage the team and run the point on his own (Poole)…both good shooters.” (me)