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Welcome to the Lakers Markieff Morris!! Reaction & Expectations!! & Kyle Kuzma!!

Welcome to the Lakers Markieff Morris!! Reaction & Expectations!! & Kyle Kuzma!!

               Is official Markieff Morris cleared waivers and signed the Lakers, who had to waive DeMarcus Cousins to be able to make it happen.  The Lakers’ didn’t make any big trades and just when they seem to have strike out on all buyout candidates, they land Morris.  Morris average 11 points and 3.9 rebounds with the Pistons so far this season.  Morris is a 6’8 245 lbs Power Forward who is having a career year percentage wise shooting 39.7% from the 3 Point.

               On paper Morris is a perfect fit with the Lakers, he brings strong defense and 3-point shooting with a veteran attitude.  Morris ability to switch on defenders could be his biggest attribute to the team.  The Lakers have to worried about throwing as many looks as possible to players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kwahi Leonard.  And on the offensive side Morris’ 75 made 3s this season gives him the 4th most for the Lakers behind LeBron James, Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

               Now Kyle Kuzma, if anybody should be worried and thankful is him.  Kuzma is 3rd scoring leader for the Lakers but his defensive liability some time makes him a target for other teams.  Which is where Morris comes in, to help out Kuzma focus more on scoring and less on defense, in theory or on a positive spin.  Now Kuzma, should also be worried because his minutes may be affected by Morris possibly fitting better than he does next to LeBron and AD defensively wise.  The goal for the Lakers is to make Morris and Kuzma work together creating a deadly bench mob.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – DECEMBER 4: Dwight Howard #39 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers smile during the game against the Utah Jazz during the gameon December 4, 2019 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

               My expectations, best case scenario Morris will take a combination of Rondo, Caruso and KCP minutes.  This would make Kuzma, Morris and Dwight Howard to spend more time playing together and are already expected to have more impact on the game.  Morris’ lack of playoff experience can be a bit of a red flag but now with an opportunity of a lifetime and after leaving so much money on the table, Morris should be looking to breakout with the Lakers.

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What are your expectations for Markieff Morris with the Lakers?

Rockets Trade Reaction & Nonsense

Rockets Trade Reaction & Nonsense

The Houston Rockets have officially traded away Clint Capela and if you are also confused about the trade you are not alone.  Does it make sense that PJ Tucker or Danuel House Jr is the starting center, not it doesn’t.  The Rockets’ wasted no time and started making deals in the trade deadline, so here we are.

The trade went down like this, 12 players & 4 teams:

Houston:

  • Robert Covington
  • Jordan Bell

Hawks:

  • Clint Capela
  • Nene (Be honest, did you know he was still in the league?)

Timberwolves:

  • Malik Beasley
  • Juancho Hernangomez
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • Evan Turner
  • Hawks 1st round pick (via Nets)

Nuggets:

  • Shabazz Napier
  • Keita Bates-Diop
  • Gerald Green (injured, will be waived)
  • Noah Vonleh
  • Rockets 1st round draft pick

Rockets’ Reaction – the Rockets got better in the sense of a perimeter wing that can shoot 3s and can switch 1-5.  Gave up a solid rebounder and rim protector.  The Rockets’ getting better with a small line up does not make up for the defense that they just gave away.  With how quick the Rockets gave away Capela, it must mean that they are not done making moves.  The Rockets traded Capela away, with a backup plan already in mind.

Hawks’ Reaction – the Hawks definitely by picking up an experience defender/ rim protector to plug in and make up for all the defensive liabilities that come with Trae Young on the floor.  In my opinion, this move show a commitment to Young offensive schemes.  Hawks are winner in the trade.

Wolves’ Reaction: the real and only question here what is going to happen with Karl Anthony Towns.  Till then, the Wolves are in limbo.

Nuggets Reaction: the Nuggets are winner here because they didn’t really give up anything and they got a draft pick.  Giving up Malik Beasley is not so bad when you think about the all the progress that Michael Porter Jr. has been making.

What do you guys think about the trade?

For more nonsense check out the Rockets trade video reaction!!!

Jazz @ Nuggets!! Game 1 of 4!!

Jazz @ Nuggets!! Round 1!!

               The Jazz (32-15) will facing the Nuggets (32-15) for game one of a 4 game series.  The teams are tied in the 3rd and 4th seed, with Nugget having the advantage and both are behind one game on the Clippers.  The Jazz are coming off consecutive losses to Western conference team while the Nuggets are coming off a loss to the Grizzlies.  This game should be full of nonsense.

               Donovan Mitchell is coming off consecutive 30+ games and the Jazz are counting on another here.  Unfortunately, Mitchell performances have both been losses, the Jazz need to bounce back this game.  A positive for the Jazz has been the returned of Mike Conley and maybe adjusting back to him have put the Jazz a step behind but they are working it out.  Conley needs to stay healthy and help out Mitchell in all the areas possible.

               The Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee.  Regardless of the players out the Nuggets are deep in their lineup and should not be taking lightly.  Nikola Jokic is still the heart and soul of the team and there is no telling when he’ll break out for a perfect night.  Also, Michael Porter Jr should be on the watch because he is the guy to be set to take over for the Nuggets.  In the month of January, Porter is averaging 12.2 pts per game in 20.8 mins, his role is increasing and he stepping up to the plate.

Gobert Vs Jokic – should be the matchup of the night.  The Jazz will need to rotate good enough to keep Gobert closer to the rim and away from having to step out to Jokic too many times.

Pick: Jazz. Attack with Mitchell and out the pressures on the Nuggets guard.

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NSS: A (Car)Melo Milestone!!

NSS: A (Car)Melo Milestone!!

               Wednesday night January 29th the Portland Trail Blazers will be at home to play the Houston Rockets.  Carmelo Anthony was officially signed to the Blazers on November 19th, 2019 and for better or worse, it has been better.  The Blazers 20-27 record does not reflect all the downsides, injuries, bad signings and not great decisions this team is still fighting.  Melo has brought as much positivity as possible to the environment.

               Melo is 4 points from reaching Kevin Garnett on the All the NBA All Time Scoring List.  Today, we are here to praised and thanks Melo for the career that he has had and what he has been able to accomplish since his return this year.

               Melo is sitting at a total of 26,067 points, only 4 away from KG. Melo will be chasing John Havlicek, Paul Pierce and Tim Duncan for the rest of the season.  So far this season Melo is averaging 16.1 Pts, 6.5 Reb and 1.5 Ast for the Blazers

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Dear Kobe

DEAR KOBE

Let me start by first saying this isn’t an easy article to write for either of us here at NonSense Sports. It has been tough for everyone who watched him, who loved him and who have identified with him at some point. But Kobe was never someone to stop when things got tough so we aren’t either, for Kobe.

Out of every loss and bad experience, there are two things that we can do, we can let it keep us down, or we can look at it in a good way and learn from it to be better. That is a philosophy Kobe lived by. I can’t hope to look at all the stories of Kobe practicing a missed shot for hours, trying to eliminate the possibility of him missing that shot ever again.

To me Kobe was a teacher, of many things. He always wanted us to learn something from him and his actions. His first lesson was in the draft, he taught us that even when people don’t give you a chance, you make your own chances and you prove doubters wrong with your actions, not just words. He taught us with Shaq, that even if you don’t perfectly agree with someone, you put all other things aside and help eachother if it means both are gonna succeed, professionalism.

He taught us that a man needs to recognize his mistakes and admit them as it makes you bigger when you admit when you’re wrong and try to fix your wrong doings. Kobe taught us how to appreciate those who support you through thick and thin, even if they are immidiately close to you or they support you from afar. He taught us that there’s no substitute to passion, dedication, love for your craft and hard work, and that no happiness is greater than that of when you reach your goal after giving it your all. He also taught us to try to be better every time we do something. After his career he took the new generation of NBA players and showed us to pass our knowledge and skills forward. Even in his last day he showed the world how to never envy others for surpassing you on something, instead respond with class and encourage others to keep going with what you started.

Even in death Kobe left us with more lessons. Life is short, live it to the max. When your time comes, your time comes no matter what you are doing. The Last Lesson, to appreciate every NBA Player, person, thing, place, any and everything, big, small, special, ordinary, bad or good cause you never know when that thing or person is going.

Kobe, you were a leader, a hard worker an inspiration, a hero, a legend. As a man who unfortunately didn’t appreciate you while you were playing until your career was in its twilight, I am a testament to how truly special you were and forever will be. Kobe, thank you for the memories, games, moments and motivation. I know you aren’t physically present but you will never pass away in our minds and hearts. Then again you didn’t pass too much. Even though it’s hard to comprehend why you left, I understand that you will keep teaching us how to be better from the big court up there. I promise you I will be living my dreams, living my life and ill do it while counting down an imaginary shot clock, pullin up from way down town and yelling KOBE.

May you Rest In Peace and in Power and may God Bless and protect your Family.

Dear Kobe, Thank You