January 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

LaMarcus looked good in the Spurs game last night.

posted by beaverboard at 03:07 PM on January 23

Didn't get to watch any of the Spurs vs Pelicans. I got home late from Celtics vs Memphis. I did get a good look at Ja Morant, and I was disappointed. He has moves, can get the ball to his teammates, but when others can't use the passes to get good shots, he is not an option to score. I was impressed with Jackson Jr. He is an athlete with good instincts for the game.

posted by Howard_T at 08:20 PM on January 23

Watched the highlights on YouTube. Zion is going to be a load if he can continue hitting the 3. Guys don't like to get in on him, because he's 285 and all muscle, and he'll tear pretty much any defender apart in a physical game. Unstoppable.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:28 PM on January 23

I was super-smart and watched the first three quarters and then decided it was getting late and too damn cold and took my dog for a walk and missed the entirety of the fourth.

Thanks a lot, Pais.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:38 PM on January 23

It pays to be the right Williamson at the right time. When burly 6'6" Corliss Williamson came into the league, he got hollered down as a tweener and commentators asked where the hell on the floor he was going to play.

Fast forward some years, change the pro game a bit, and burly 6'6" Zion Williamson is only hearing comments about controlling his weight.

posted by beaverboard at 09:10 AM on January 24

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