Down to Dunk Ep. 332: Westbrook’s Place in the MVP Race

On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics:

 

  • The loss to the Blazers
  • Westbrook’s MVP case
  • Uncontested rebounds?
  • Norris Cole’s debut
  • Abrines’ place in the rotation
  • Sitting courtside
  • Durant’s injury
  • And much more!

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by Coop Ale Works!

 

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The Real Fake Seinfeld
2017-03-03 14:01:00
First, maybe last
MyNameIsEmoji
2017-03-03 14:01:00
Did these d-bags really say fans were nervous to approach them?
The Real Fake Seinfeld
2017-03-03 14:04:00
Yes, and I laughed audibly at my desk and someone asked what I was laughing at and I had to think fast and I said "one of my friends sent me a funny animal video" and then the person said "oh I want to see it" and then I had to say "uhhhh no" and now things are weird. The moral of the story is that there are consequences for hubris and dishonesty, Mr. Schlecht
Hamfists
2017-03-03 14:04:00
“But he got little scoring support from the rest of the Thunder’s starting five – it combined for 12 points, no more than six by any player " That's not good!
The Real Fake Seinfeld
2017-03-03 14:08:00
I really really really want to win this bet with Brandon
Alaska
2017-03-03 14:13:00
a thrilling ride from start to finish
Greeed
2017-03-03 14:24:00
Bench picked up the slack.
Greeed
2017-03-03 14:26:00
Norris Cole has a 28.5 PER.
Style Icon (#StartZachFaction)
2017-03-03 14:33:00
What's up?
spirit guide
2017-03-03 14:35:00
My opinion of you!
Style Icon (#StartZachFaction)
2017-03-03 14:36:00
lol Yesterday's game sucked
spirit guide
2017-03-03 14:39:00
It wasn't ideal, but Cole is def an improvement over Semaj
Hamfists
2017-03-03 14:41:00
Shameless like grab
Tvaddic
2017-03-03 14:52:00
https://twitter.com/TheVertical/status/837766675449663489
seth_22
2017-03-03 14:53:00
he's right.. they would have been so good
Ya Mudda (Barack Odrama)
2017-03-03 15:06:00
damn dt is just tvaddic and seth?
spirit guide
2017-03-03 15:07:00
No! ...but yeah
Tvaddic
2017-03-03 15:10:00
Yep, only the trash people stayed. This was a diss to me, not Seth btw
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:11:00
DT is like the Warriors bandwagon after the KD injury
Theegg
2017-03-03 15:15:00
When is our next game so I can erase yesterday from my memory.
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:15:00
we got the suns tonight
b1walker
2017-03-03 15:16:00
The two DTs could not be more dissimilar
Meh...
2017-03-03 15:16:00
What's up with Adams? Ever since the All Star break, hes sucked. His running cadence has also changed. He runs like hes heavier, has he put on weight all of a sudden or carrying some kind of slight leg/foot injury?
Theegg
2017-03-03 15:18:00
Too many burgers over all star break
Theegg
2017-03-03 15:18:00
Thanks.
Meh...
2017-03-03 15:19:00
Lol, those Polynesian genes kicking in :)
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:21:00
I wouldn't say he sucked against the Lakers, and Pellies. I do agree he's looked sluggish these last 2 games, tho. A step off the pace.
00000000
2017-03-03 15:22:00
I see the serge tweet, and i got a feeling russ would be that person who "couldnt be reached for comment during the filming of this documentary". And that sucks because i always hate when people do that lol. Like chris webber and the dude who faded into darkness from the houston basketball team 30for 30
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:24:00
Abrines v. Booker/TJ Warren. Not ideal.
bondom34
2017-03-03 15:25:00
I could see it KD too. Dunno, Harden and Russ got along really well.
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:26:00
we should play andre roberson
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:27:00
lol - you owe me an apology for yesterday.
00000000
2017-03-03 15:27:00
Yeah but once its said and done if it doesnt work out . He aint gone want to go back 20 years and talk about when he should've on chip after chip just cant see it happening
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:27:00
Strangley, Booker is who I kind of compare him to in my mind. Long, skinny shooters who can put it on the floor as well. Obviously not as good as Booker, but that's the comp in my head.
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:28:00
yeah.. they were running everything at Abrines and he was getting abused
bondom34
2017-03-03 15:28:00
Russ? Or one of the other guys? Because that would apply to any of them tbh.
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:28:00
here's the thing I don't like about disqus.. you can't say something stupid and hope it gets buried
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:29:00
I thought he'd get cooked by Hood as well - but he held his own until the 4th. He got killed in the 4th, tho!
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:34:00
Booker's got 15 pounds on him. Abrines just needs to put on some muscle.
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:35:00
Exactly. And he will. Abrines truly does have a ton of skill. And the effort and IQ is there on D. Just not the strength or mass.
justin_mia
2017-03-03 15:35:00
RIP
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:35:00
Yeah - I think he'll be a good one. He's already damn exciting!
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:36:00
http://www.espn.com/nba/statistics/player/_/stat/scoring-per-game/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/position/rookies
Meh...
2017-03-03 15:36:00
Oladipo playing tonight?
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:38:00
No. :/
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:38:00
Yeah, he is!! I feel like it's going in every single time he shoots.
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:38:00
Brogdon should win ROTY.
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:39:00
38 comments!?! DT is dead! long live dt!
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:40:00
With Embiid only playing 31 games, it's gonna be interesting. Could be Embiid, Saric or Brogdon. Can't really be anyone else.
Anonymous12345
2017-03-03 15:40:00
kill it with fire tbh
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:40:00
Abrines will get hot and get the ROY
spirit guide
2017-03-03 15:40:00
PURGE! PURGE! PURGE!
justin_mia
2017-03-03 15:40:00
they should just roll over rookie of the year and pick two next season
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:40:00
FADE ME I DONT GIVE A FUUUUUUUUUUU
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:41:00
roll over? Sounds like what this rookie class did!
Anonymous12345
2017-03-03 15:41:00
Is there a more meaningless award than ROY?
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:41:00
MIP
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:41:00
Russell westbrook for most improved
Anonymous12345
2017-03-03 15:41:00
i hate you so much
Anonymous12345
2017-03-03 15:42:00
okay, you're cool
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:42:00
whew
Anonymous12345
2017-03-03 15:42:00
Remember when Michael Carter Williams won rookie of the year based on a triple double he had on the first game of the season?
ThunderYo
2017-03-03 15:43:00
It was an amazing trip-dub. He deserved it just for that.
Rattling Bones
2017-03-03 15:45:00
Russ for COY tbh
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:46:00
Seth just moved up to #1 on Brandon's Offical DT Posters Power Rankings.
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:47:00
Haha and then you go and look at his class and he's like the 40th best player from it now. Same with Tyreke Evans. Goes to show how much things change after rookie seasons.
Rattling Bones
2017-03-03 15:48:00
Discord still sucks
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:48:00
Justin, how would you rate Alex Abrines' rookie season on a scale of 10-10?
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:48:00
Kevin Durant won ROTY clearly a meaningless award
Alaska
2017-03-03 15:48:00
Who do you think seinfeld will pick for the MPN guest and why do you want us to keep losing?
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:49:00
The app for Disqus is actually pretty good. An improvement over livefyre for posting on mobile
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:50:00
Ha! I'm truly fascinated by who he has in mind because he said it was really bad, like malicious or something. Unless he thinks I have connection to Harrison Ford or he wants me to get Olivia Munn on, I don't know who it could be. I have no beef with any DTer besides that HolyMosesMalone dude, and he's long gone.
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:50:00
Good to know. The livefyre mobile was really bad.
seth_22
2017-03-03 15:51:00
The key is to subscribe to the daily thunder channel.. then just hop into the latest article
Rattling Bones
2017-03-03 15:52:00
This makes me sad https://twitter.com/TheVertical/status/837766675449663489
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:53:00
I'm happy about and excited about this team... but that is truly depressing. As much as we labor over and gnash our teeth about the Harden deal, I'm sure Presti beats himself up 100 times more. The Serge trade was great. KD leaving was all on him. But if we keep Harden, none of that matters cause we win titles and we keep everyone. It's pretty depressing.
KD.43
2017-03-03 15:54:00
Justin, please come out into the sunshine and talk to me about Alex Abrines.
Rattling Bones
2017-03-03 15:56:00
Justin is pro Abrines now
KD.43
2017-03-03 16:05:00
What has he said? I get my power from Abrines praise.
Rattling Bones
2017-03-03 16:08:00
Seth what's disqus app?
Rattling Bones
2017-03-03 16:09:00
I think he said he was in a good contract and he's a good player . I could be wrong though
seth_22
2017-03-03 16:09:00
it's in the app store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disqus/id1006908426?mt=8
Rattling Bones
2017-03-03 16:13:00
Oh I think it's not compatible with my phone. Thanks anyways
BornAgainRazvan(#StartAbrines)
2017-03-03 16:35:00
Damn, the comment section is depressing. Make DT Great Again :-(
KD.43
2017-03-03 16:39:00
To be fair, I think DT has always been slow on Fridays.
propsizzle
2017-03-03 16:43:00
I kind of think the comment section is doing great.
Spencer Pezdis
2017-03-03 17:28:00
it can still be useful to talk basketball if you're patient enough for it. but it can no longer be a major passtime. I'm curious to know exactly how much traffic for this site has declined since the change
Spencer Pezdis
2017-03-03 17:30:00
maybe it's you who's fast on fridays
Style Icon (#StartZachFaction)
2017-03-03 17:40:00
NZ Saturday morning used to be one of the busiest times of the week on DT