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Draymond Inexperienced reverses course, thinks Victor Wembanyama deserves DPOY

NBA Central: Draymond Inexperienced says Wemby ought to win DPOY 👀 (🎥 @TheVolumeSports)
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Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Chris Paul opens up on relationship with Draymond Inexperienced… PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Watch: Draymond Inexperienced highlights vs. San Antonio Spurs… PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Watch: Draymond Inexperienced comes up with clutch block in fourth quarter vs. Mavs… PM

@KendrickPerkins breaks down what he noticed in Victor Wembanyama’s matchup vs. Nikola Jokić ⬇ PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Nikola Jokic hit Wemby with the Rick Barry-style reverse layup final evening. PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
#Spurs pocket book:
1, Jones joins elite firm, earns excessive reward from Wemby.
2, Branham delivers Vassell imitation in opposition to Nuggets.
3, Cissoko collects birthday minutes. activities/spurs/a…2:53 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Wemby completed with 23 factors, 15 rebounds, eight assists and NINE BLOCKS in 34 minutes vs. Jokic final evening.
How is it attainable this non-human was under-hyped coming into this season lol PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby and Jokic went backwards and forwards in an epic duel.
The rookie flirted with a quadruple-double, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient because the two-time MVP had 42 factors.
Nonetheless, the main target was squarely on the previous afterward.
“He’s the way forward for the NBA,” Malone mentioned. activities/spurs/a…1:21 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby and Jokic went backwards and forwards in an epic duel.
The rookie flirted with a quadruple-double, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient because the two-time MVP had 42 factors.
Nonetheless, the main target was squarely on the latter afterward.
“He’s the way forward for the NBA,” Malone mentioned. activities/spurs/a…1:10 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Pickaxe and Roll is LIVE speaking about Jokic-Wemby, a giant Nuggets win, the MVP Straw Ballot, and extra!… PM

J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
considered one of my favourite issues to do throughout rewatches of spurs video games is to look at their bench
wemby took two steps and statue of liberty’d from 10 ft away and mitch johnson and brett brown share this hilarious second of disbelief PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Chris Paul calls Draymond Inexperienced’s block as ‘among the finest’ he’s seen… PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Wemby is the primary participant in NBA historical past with
225+ blocks
80+ steals
whereas taking part in fewer than half-hour per recreation. AM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
With a uncommon three day break within the NBA schedule it’s afforded me a possibility to take a look at lots of Spurs ball of late—Why? Wemby. That’s why. Sorry, Pop-love ya- BUT…Wemby is the story right here. He’s going to personal this league . He would be the MVP in 2 years. If healthy-many rings – 9:45 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Please take a look at my free NBA recreation notes submit this morning, highlighting feats by Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Domantas Sabonis, Luka Doncic, and Victor Wembanyama, amongst others.
Learn, share, and subscribe proper right here:… AM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Watch: Draymond Inexperienced comes up with clutch block in fourth quarter vs. Mavs… AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Nikola Jokic gained an epic duel in opposition to Victor Wembanyama 🤩
“He had like 600 blocks tonight”, the two-time MVP mentioned in regards to the French rookie’s efficiency:
eurohoops.internet/en/nba-news/16…3:48 AM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
ESPN story on Draymond Inexperienced’s game-securing block in opposition to the Mavs and the Warriors’ string of robust defensive performances: AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Wemby and Jokic had their very own battle in opposition to one another tonight 👀 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
3 takeaways from injury-depleted #Spurs’ close to win over Nuggets:
1, Wemby battling Jokic was one thing to behold.
2, Tre Jones had himself a recreation as nicely.
3, Pitiful efficiency on the free-throw line did in Spurs. activities/spurs/a…2:09 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
🇷🇸 Nikola Jokic: 42 PTS, 16 REB, 6 AST
🇫🇷 Wemby: 23 PTS, 15 REB, 8 AST
The Nuggets obtained the W. AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama was 2⃣ AST & 1⃣ BLK away from a quadruple-double efficiency tonight… 🤯
23 PTS
15 REB

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby referred to as it a “blessing” to play with Tre:
“He’s younger, however he’s already obtained some years of expertise. Once we want stability on the courtroom, we all the time come again to him.” – 1:15 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets obtained the job completed tonight, although it was nearer than anybody anticipated as a result of Victor Wembanyama.
Michael Malone: “We’re watching the ascension of the subsequent nice participant within the NBA.”
On Wemby, Jokic, Braun, Gordon, and extra for @MileHighSports…1:15 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Nikola Jokic knew he shouldn’t begin SOMETHING in opposition to Wembanyama after getting blocked a number of instances 😂 AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Nikola Jokic on the advance he has seen in Wemby because the season has progressed. AM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s going to be actually, actually, actually, actually, actually, actually good. Yeah, he’s going to be an incredible participant. Simply his potential to time up photographs and block, actually impacts the sport. It makes you second guess and take into consideration what you’re making an attempt to do.” – Aaron Gordon on Wemby – 1:10 AM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We’re watching the ascension of the subsequent nice participant within the NBA.” – Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone on Wemby AM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Jokic mentioned of Wemby that he’s hungry, he works laborious, and he’s humble. “That’s an excellent mixture.” – 12:48 AM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nikola Jokic on Wembanyama: “He’s humble. He’s working laborious, and he’s nonetheless hungry. I feel that’s a extremely good mixture.” – 12:47 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Aaron Gordon on Victor Wembanyama:
“He’s going to be actually, actually, actually, actually, actually, actually good.” – 12:29 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors start large week with house win over the Mavericks. Fifth straight. They obtained a ton from Andrew Wiggins (23 factors, guarded Luka) and Chris Paul (14 factors, +8, guided recreation with out Curry). Draymond Inexperienced’s protection massive down the stretch. – 12:26 AM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Your reminder that Draymond Inexperienced measured in at 6’5.75” on the NBA Draft Mix with out sneakers and remains to be doing this defensively at 34 years previous in 12 months 12 AM

Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
Draymond simply dominated crunch time! – 12:21 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Unbelievable defensive efficiency by Golden State, with Wiggins and Draymond throwing it again to 2022. Steph additionally held up okay vs Kyrie. In the meantime for Dallas, PJ Washington actually struggled to transform his many alternatives in opposition to a scrambling protection. – 12:20 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Draymond chaining collectively profitable performs in crunch time repeatedly. – 12:18 AM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Unimaginable defensive play by Draymond Inexperienced – 12:17 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Forgot about Dray. – 12:17 AM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
That’s Draymond at his finest. – 12:17 AM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Profitable Time Draymond – 12:17 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond is unbelievable – 12:16 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby wasn’t conscious he was near a quadruple-double. He mentioned “it’s going to occur” ultimately, however that he has “different priorities.” – 12:14 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Pretty much as good as Draymond and Wiggins have been, GP has struggled along with his 3 and hasn’t been constant defensively. – 12:05 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Don’t love the choice to go away Steph and Draymond on the bench right here with 7 minutes left up 11. Kyrie hits an and one jumper, then break up reduce motion to nowhere with neither Steph or Klay on the ground. Lead down to six in 2 possessions, now the timeout to get them again in. (Began… – 12:01 AM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Tallying 15 rebounds tonight, this was Wemby’s eighth recreation of the season with 15 or extra rebounds.
He additionally had 8 assists to JUST 2 turnovers.
This was his third recreation with 8 or extra assists. – 11:56 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby now has 235 whole blocks 67 video games performed after he tallied 9 tonight.
His blocks in every recreation this season: PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s 9 blocks tonight:
1. Jokic layup (1Q)
2. Jokic layup (1Q)
3. MPJ dunk (2Q)
4. Gordon oop dunk (2Q)
5. Jackson layup (3Q)
6. Jokic layup (3Q)
7. Vacation layup (4Q)
8. Jokic layup (4Q)
9. Jackson floater (4Q) – 11:47 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Tre on the present placed on by Wemby and Jokic:
“It’s loopy…Non-American gamers are taking on like everyone is saying. It’s actually cool to see how the sport goes. Jokic, 7 foot, among the finest passers on this planet…Victor, 7-4, bringing the ball up as nicely, taking part in level.” – 11:45 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka is bringing out one of the best in Wiggins and Draymond proper now. They’ve completed an important job directing the ball and blitzing him. Luka has 23 and 5 ast however 4 TOs in a efficiency that thus far has been survivable for the Warriors. – 11:36 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Victor Wembanyama had 23 factors, 15 rebounds, 9 blocks and eight steals within the Spurs’ 110-105 loss to the Nuggets.
Joins Chris Webber, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (3x) as the one gamers to have 20p-15r-8a-8b in a recreation since 73-74. – 11:31 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Michael Malone on Victor Wembanyama: “He’s the way forward for the NBA. We’re watching the ascension of the subsequent nice participant within the NBA.” – 11:30 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Michael Malone referred to as Wemby “the way forward for the NBA.” Says we’re watching the ascension of the league’s subsequent nice participant. – 11:30 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Nuggets grasp on for a 110-105 win over the injury-depleted however very recreation Spurs.
Jokic with 42-16-6. Flirting with triple-double, Wemby with 24-14-8-9. – 11:22 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jokic tonight:
42 PTS
16 REB
3-0 vs Wemby. PM

Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
I would like this recreation to get to OT so Wemby can snatch a quadruple-double. – 11:21 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
The query isn’t if Wemby will get a quadruple double, it’s when.
The reply, I’m guessing, is by the tip of his second season. – 11:20 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s line proper now: 23 factors, 14 rebounds, 9 blocks, 8 assists, 1 steal – 11:19 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If this recreation will get to extra time, Victor Wembanyama has a really actual likelihood at a quadruple double.
He’s at 23 factors, 14 rebounds, 9 blocks and eight assists. – 11:18 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby video games with 8 or extra blocks: 3 video games
Wemby video games with 9 or extra blocks: 2 video games
That is his rookie season, yikes – 11:18 PM
Invoice Simmons @BillSimmons
A few of these Wemby video games are simply unbelievable – I’m beginning to suppose I’m useless and this isn’t actual. – 11:18 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
That was such a sensible play by Christian Braun to keep away from the Wemby block and hit MPJ for 3 – 11:18 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
MPJ hits the CLUTCH three!
CB had the layup with Wemby lurking. Kicked it out to MPJ as a substitute. – 11:17 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
9 blocks for Wemby, his second on Jackson. – 11:17 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
If we get OT in Spurs-Nuggets, Wemby is gonna get a quadruple-double… – 11:17 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
9 blocks for Wemby. Recreation is tied. That is enjoyable. – 11:16 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
8 blocks for Wemby, one other on Jokic – 11:15 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
7 of the ten gamers who’ve performed tonight for San Antonio have scored 10 or extra factors:
Branham 22
Wemby 21
Collins 13
Champagnie 11
Cedi 10 (earlier than getting damage)
Jones 10
Mamu 10
Spurs & Nuggets tied at 101 all after SA trailed by 11 – 11:13 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
How the Nuggets deal with crunch time offense right here can be fascinating. No Jamal Murray. Reggie’s had a strong quarter, however operating decide and roll at Wemby appears dumb. – 11:12 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That Steph/Draymond PnR remains to be cash in any case these years. DJJ and Kleber tried to do the change then double, and Draymond simply set one other display screen and obtained Steph round each of them. – 10:57 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Been some time since we’ve seen Wemby-Collins minutes – 10:55 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
7 blocks for Wemby – 10:50 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Nuggets by 1. Each groups rating 31 within the 3Q.
Branham 20 pts
Wemby in 24 minutes: 19 pts, 9 reb, 7 ast, 6 blk, 1 stl
Champagnie 11 pts
Cedi 10 pts (out as a result of harm)
Jokic 34 pts
Gordon 20 pts
MPJ 12 pts
2s: DEN +6
3s: Spurs +9
FTs: DEN +4 – 10:49 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Wemby’s obtained 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 blocks heading into the 4th.
I’m calling it now. Tonight’s the evening he will get the quadruple-double. – 10:48 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Large shot from KCP, who will get his first basket, an open transition nook three, to power a timeout from the Spurs.
Jokic is chucking floaters over Wemby proper now, however that’s not a sustainable technique. Somebody’s gotta hit some threes. – 10:34 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s line because the Spurs take a 6-point lead:
19 factors, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 blocks, 1 steal
12 paint factors
6 factors from three
1 made free throw – 10:30 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has 6 blocks in 3 quarters:
He has recorded 5 or extra blocks in 22 of 67 video games performed this season.
33% likelihood he’s getting 5+ blocks in a recreation – 10:29 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs path 55-54 after first half.
Wemby with 14 factors, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks.
Jokic with 19 factors, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
Branham and Osman have 16 and 14 factors, respectively, of their new beginning roles. Malaki is 6 of seven (3 of three from deep). – 10:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Nuggets by 1. Spurs win the 2Q by 6 pts
Branham 16 pts
Wemby in 16 minutes: 14 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast, 4 blk
Cedi 10 pts (limped to the bench simply earlier than halftime)
Jokic 19 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast
Gordon 13 pts
MPJ 12 pts
2s: DEN +8
3s: Spurs +9
FTs: DEN +2 – 10:05 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has opened April with 4 blocks within the first half.
2 on Jokic
1 on MPJ
1 on Gordon – 10:01 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Steve Kerr praises Draymond Inexperienced’s ‘defensive masterpiece’ vs. Spurs… PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3 blocks for Wemby within the first half as MPJ tries to make a layup in opposition to him – 9:52 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Nikola Jokić simply had three dunks within the first quarter alone in opposition to San Antonio.
Bought blocked by Wemby as soon as and mentioned no extra.
Jokić has had three dunks in 1 / 4 just one different time and it was again in 2021. Additionally within the first quarter in opposition to the Knicks and Nerlens Noel. – 9:39 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Nuggets by 7.
Wemby in 10 minutes: 12 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk
Jokic 15 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
Gordon 7 pts
2s and 3s: Nuggets +8
FTs: Spurs +1 – 9:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
27 factors mixed for Wemby and Jokic within the opening quarter PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby (12 factors, 6 assists) and Jokic (10 factors, 7 rebounds) nearing double-doubles in 1Q. – 9:31 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s on tempo for a 48-point evening with a gap quarter of 12 factors, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and a pair of blocks thus far.
He’s performed 9.5 minutes within the opening quarter – 9:30 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have erased the Nuggets’ 10 level lead.
Wemby knocked down a 3, then completed an oop from Graham – 9:27 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby with early assists to Malaki & Julian after Malone mentioned this pregame: “The good gamers make everybody round them higher and Victor is doing that an increasing number of.” – 9:25 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby in 2 possessions:
1. Will get the lefty finger roll to fall.
2. Will get the block as Jokic tries to go along with the left hook – 9:24 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Joker and Wemby with a quick pleasant change after Joker adopted Wemby’s block with a dunk. – 9:24 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jokic dunks on* Wemby!
*within the neighborhood of – 9:23 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight vs Mavericks
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Inexperienced
Trayce Jackson-Davis – 9:17 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nikola Jokic once more beats Victor Wembanyama to the soar ball. Michael Porter Jr. misses an excellent look from 3 on Denver’s first possession. – 9:11 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Alright Nuggets followers, it’s time for Recreation 76 of the season vs the San Antonio Spurs. It’s Jokic v Wemby Half III
Let’s Basketball. – 9:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Starters for Spurs @ Nuggets:
Jones vs Jackson
Branham vs KCP
Champagnie vs MPJ
Cedi vs Gordon
Wemby vs Jokic
The Nuggets are favored by 15.5 – 8:56 PM

Extra on this storyline

ClutchPoints: “[The Rockets] have misplaced a pair in a row… Tomorrow can be a possibility to finish their season, their playoff hopes.” Draymond Inexperienced forward of the Warriors’ matchup with Houston 👀 (by way of @TheVolumeSports) -via Twitter @ClutchPointsApp / April 3, 2024
“When he’s going in opposition to guys which can be slightly bit extra athletic, he makes use of his mind slightly bit extra,” Irving mentioned of Inexperienced. “And when he’s going in opposition to smaller guys, he makes use of his physicality. So he is aware of easy methods to play type of the in-between recreation on the defensive finish.” Inexperienced’s stand helped the Warriors (41-34) seal a 104-100 win, their fifth straight. The late-season surge might be instantly tied to their improved protection. Through the streak, they’ve held opponents to 92, 93, 97, 100 and 113 factors. They’ve posted a 102.9 defensive score in the course of the run. -via The Athletic / April 3, 2024
The Warriors are 1.5 again of a ninth-place Los Angeles Lakers workforce they face subsequent week head-to-head with an opportunity to clinch the tiebreaker, so the ninth seed is obtainable. They’re nonetheless inside faint attain of seventh (three video games behind the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns), thanks largely to a sustained defensive effort. “We’ve seen groups on this league for years make the error of considering they will simply put an important offense on the market, (have their) protection suck and suppose they’re going to win,” Inexperienced mentioned. “If you happen to run up in opposition to a workforce that doesn’t even need to be pretty much as good offensively, but when they’re competent on the offensive finish and so they play protection, you’re going to lose. So our protection, it’s a non-negotiable. We’ve to defend at that degree.” -via The Athletic / April 3, 2024
 Coming into Tuesday’s play, just one workforce leaguewide sported a nightly common scoring margin in adverse double digits: Charlotte (18-57) at -10.6. The 18-57 Spurs (-7.0), 14-61 Wizards (-9.7) and 13-62 Pistons (-8.8) have all “improved” sufficiently defensively — San Antonio extra legitimately so with a sure Victor Wembanyama as its anchor within the center — to make their nightly common scoring margins extra respectable and, extra importantly, dodge any flirtations with the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers’ 9-73 document routinely related by NBA historians with 82-game futility. -via / April 3, 2024
Ryan Blackburn: Nikola Jokic on his dunk close to Victor Wembanyama: “Not less than I’m going to be aggressive and attempt to dunk it. Like, why not? It was humorous.” On if he mentioned something to Wemby after that dunk: “If you happen to block yet one more shot, I’m going to-” *Pauses* “However he blocked like 4 after that,… -via Twitter @NBABlackburn / April 3, 2024
StatMuse: Wemby within the loss: 23 PTS 15 REB 8 AST 9 BLK Will we see a quadruple-double by season’s finish? -via Twitter @statmuse / April 3, 2024



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