We're back to talk the Jimmy Butler trade and chess! We meant to talk about Carmelo Anthony being done in Houston but forgot in our excitement to talk about chess!
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Last Week on Lost
To JGunterBrett and jfingdling, apologies on dropping Anthony Davis' 5 by 5 for our weekly Boxscores of the Week. They are super rare, and I think in hindsight I might have placed it over James Harden's game.
tgt wins a "no prize" for noticing I had missed a copy-paste error on my weekly template!
Around the NBA
We note how regular season minutes have dropped for top players in the NBA. It makes the distinction between the regular season and playoff time for teams huge. (Arturo noted this many many years ago.)
We talk who is better for the Warriors, Kevin Durant or Steph Curry. We also discuss how "falling" for many of these narratives makes us "marks." In wrestling, a mark is a fan that is overly invested in a scripted story. It's origins, at least according to Al Snow, are from carnival days.
We talk the "controversial" end of regulation to the World Chess Championship (Oliver Roeder's coverage of this is great!)
Brian shouts out @presidual on Twitter for their cool charts on team's points per shot vs. their "Morey Index".