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11/10 Daily Links

Game time tonight.  Get primed.

What the pros are saying:

What I’m saying:

  • One of the great things about classic scorers in the NBA is how their games evolve over time.  The 17 year old Kobe Bryant would not even recognize the 32 year old Kobe Bryant’s game.  What great scorers do, and the perimeter players especially, is learn how to economize their offense as they grow older.  They learn that much of their offensive movement of their youth is wasted energy.  Right now, I think Kevin Durant is wasting a lot of offensive energy when he doesn’t need to.  Like I’ve written before, I think it stems from the fact that for him, shooting the ball is incredibly, mystifyingly, easy.  Far easier than anything that we could understand being easy.  So it is difficult for him to simply turn away from what he knows most easily comes to him.  But that is what he is going to have to do – he is going to have to economize his game.
  • Westbrook finally gets a break against elite point guards, with the next game providing the likes of Jrue Holiday.  Hopefully he’ll be on his Magic Carpet Ride all game long.  Whatever that means.

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