Tuesday, September 27 2022

The MVP race is heating up as the 2021-22 NBA regular season begins to wind down, and Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has made it abundantly clear who his pick for MVP is. Green recently spoke about the MVP race and explained why he believes Phoenix Suns superstar guard Devin Booker deserves the award. “My MVP is Devin Booker,” he said. “I think Book has been consistent all year.”
Source: Jonathan Sherman @ ahnfiredigital.com

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“We don’t need any extra motivation for the playoffs. Losing in the Finals was enough for us.” – Devin Booker – 2:05 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
“It took me time to realize that I have somewhat of a purpose. I have somewhat of a purpose being in this world.”
I sat down with Daniel Gafford, who was an open book about his season, his upbringing and why he needed to go home during the All-Star break. nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…12:44 PM

Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
I’m often an open book regarding my MI & neurological illnesses. I do get very embarrassed that people I know in everyday life read my words, see my feelings and hear my problems. Then I realize I do it because it’s therapeutic for me and I hope to in some way help others..1/2 – 11:38 AM

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
happy pub day to @susanthesquark for her debut novel “cover story”! if you liked inventing anna, you’ll love this one.
if you didn’t like inventing anna, invent your love of it and then buy this book.
harpercollins.com/products/cover…11:21 AM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Draymond Green is looking much more like his old self, and that’s crucial for the Warriors in the playoffs. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/04/05/ste…10:56 AM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Manek has a Draymond Green type feel for the game… kid just makes winning basketball plays – 11:29 PM

David Thorpe @coachthorpe
On page one of my book I wrote that as a coach, I am first in the business to inspire. Don’t know if Hubert Davis read it, but I am certain he agrees. – 10:23 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
THE DEFINITIVE 2022 NBA MVP DEEP DIVE WITH @Matt Moore.
We dive into Jokic, Giannis, Embiid, Booker, Luka, Tatum, and KD and give cases for why. We give a ballot as of right now, and explain how great this year has been.
WATCH FIRST ON YOUTUBE: youtube.com/watch?v=5S5fN9…8:57 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
5 takeaways from #Suns‘ loss at OKC minus Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral3:52 PM

Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
Just had a great talk with @CKlosterman about The Nineties: A Book. Highly recommend the book, pod coming soon amazon.com/dp/B094GNFS2T/…2:25 PM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
The newest edition of our NBA Player Power Rankings is up, based, as always, on each player’s last 10 games:
10. Kyrie Irving
9. Jayson Tatum
8. Luka Doncic
7. Devin Booker
6. Trae Young
5.
4.
3.
2.
1.
Full top 25 on @Sportscasting19 via
@fromal09: https://t.co/Q604p76skL pic.twitter.com/ehBXtqB1e41:31 PM

Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
It’s that time!! Come out and celebrate the book release of “All In: The Kelvin Torbert Story” on Saturday, April 9th at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub in Flint. I can’t wait.
We will also have a panel discussion. Don’t miss it.🙌🏾🙌🏾 #FlintMadeMe #AllIn #books 📚🏀 @ktorbert23 pic.twitter.com/vK5OseKyAQ9:22 AM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Seven days ago, Draymond Green said he felt “terrible.” Tonight, he “turned a corner” as he played in both games of a back-to-back: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…1:14 AM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Draymond Green on getting a technical against the Kings:
“What am I on my 14th tech? My last three were kind of insane, but I guess I ain’t meet the quota yet. I’ll probably get to 15 like I do every year. It is what it is.” – 12:15 AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green hit two early 3s tonight: “This is my time of year when I hit shots.” pic.twitter.com/745stCYLyh12:06 AM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Draymond Green: “It was a huge weekend for us just getting back to playing our brand of basketball.” – 11:53 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Draymond Green, who picked up another technical foul tonight, says all he said to the referee was “That was dead wrong.” – 11:52 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr: “When Draymond makes two threes we almost always win.” – 11:46 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Steve Kerr: “When Draymond hits two 3s we almost always win.” – 11:46 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Draymond Green fouls out the game. – 11:21 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
This little run is all Draymond. – 11:17 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond Green got off to a slow start racking up technical fouls, but he’s closing hard. Up to 14. At last count, only Luka (15) has more.
5K fine and one-game suspension come with 16th – 10:40 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Now Draymond Green picks up a tech. Refs clearly aren’t with the BS tonight. – 10:10 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Technical foul on Draymond Green – 10:09 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Make that two 3-pointers for Draymond Green here in the first quarter. The most points he’s scored in a game since returning from injury is 10.
Jordan Poole has already knocked down a pair of triples, too. – 9:18 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Draymond Green gets the scoring started with a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Trey Lyles answers with a 3 of his own at the other end. – 9:14 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors starters tonight against the Kings:
Jordan Poole
Gary Payton II
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney – 8:55 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker talking to Payne during timeout. #Suns down 10. – 8:40 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight in Sacramento
Jordan Poole
Gary Payton II
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney – 8:34 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Phoenix #Suns resting Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder (right ankle soreness) for Sunday’s game at Oklahoma City #ThunderUp
Will start Landry Shamet, JaVale McGee and Cam Johnson along with Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges. https://t.co/8R5DUrIkxH via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/osZdOAN6jx6:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns starting lineup:
Chris Paul
Landry Shamet
Mikal Bridges
Cam Johnson
JaVale McGee
Devin Booker (rest), Deandre Ayton (rest) and Jae Crowder (right ankle soreness) OUT. – 6:32 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams said even with Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder out, this is a good night for the Suns to put a better product on the floor after the way they played in Memphis. The goal is to play to their standard every night no matter who’s in or out – 5:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Is this the night Phoenix #Suns set the franchise record for most wins in a single season?
Tried Friday at Memphis.
Lost. Still at 62 Ws.
At Oklahoma City #ThunderUp
tonight.
They’ll have to do it without Devin Booker (rest), Deandre Ayton (rest) and Jae Crowder (sore ankle). pic.twitter.com/qyw5eMq06j4:42 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
No Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, or Otto Porter Jr. tonight against Sacramento. Draymond Green will play. – 4:41 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors will rest Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. tonight in Sacramento. Looks like Draymond Green will play though. – 4:39 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. are all out for the Warriors tonight in Sacramento. Resting on the second night of a back-to-back. Draymond Green will play. – 4:35 PM

Shaun Powell @Powell2daPeople
Ja Morant, Luka Doncic, Devin Booker. One of them isn’t making first team All-NBA. – 11:45 AM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
RPR MVP Predictor:
1. Nikola Jokic: 17.6
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 16.8
3. Joel Embiid: 16.5
4. Jayson Tatum: 14.7
5. Trae Young: 14.5
6. Luka Doncic: 14.5
7. DeMar DeRozan: 14.2
8. Devin Booker: 14.0
9. Ja Morant: 13.6
10. Kevin Durant: 13.3
https://t.co/onGqrEd9sz pic.twitter.com/o28gBYxvuG11:02 AM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Tre Mann (right hamstring strain) is out tonight. JRE (right foot soreness) and Poku (flu-like symptoms) are questionable.
Booker and Ayton will rest for the Suns, but Chris Paul is expected to play. It’ll be his first game back in front of OKC fans since the trade. – 10:42 AM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Only felt as if I had one really good story involving Hubert Davis in my book about the 90s Knicks. But it was easily one of my favorites in the whole thing. Especially bc of how decent a dude he is/was. pic.twitter.com/3TiS4ov4WO11:13 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Don misses a fadeaway 3, rebound Draymond. That should do it. – 10:54 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Great pressure from Wiggins, great close out (Poole?) on the corner 3, big rebound from Draymond – 10:54 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We have a plan, I can’t say it’s a plan we can’t pivot off of, but this one game for sure we thought it might be a good idea because they’ve got some bumps and bruises.”
Monty Williams as Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder OUT Sunday at OKC. #Suns https://t.co/k8EOGxmVyW pic.twitter.com/ZTNxI9xAyO10:50 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
it’s cool to see andre iguodala assist draymond green on a slip to the rim while two jazz stick with klay thompson. this is their first time on the court together in literal years. – 10:28 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Draymond and Poole back after the Jazz scored the first 5 points of the quarter to go back up 11. – 10:23 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Draymond is heated – 9:57 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
As we watch Coach K in his final Final Four, let’s pause to remember how Red Auerbach was almost a Duke coaching legend instead of a Celtics coaching legend. This is from my book https://t.co/MltIk5HG1X pic.twitter.com/zwKf9lfAy39:50 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Draymond Green just said something to his teammates during the timeout. Obviously I couldn’t hear what was said being so high up. But let’s see if it works.
Green’s back on the floor with Kuminga, Porter Jr., Wiggins and Poole. – 9:18 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Warriors now down 19. They’ve gotten 1 good shot in the first 5 mins of the quarters without Poole or Draymond in. Meanwhile they’ve had no answers for Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley on D. 17-5 Jazz in the quarter. – 9:16 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Danuel House does 3-point arrow celebration, Draymond immediately yells at ref because he thought he was being taunted. – 9:02 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr sounds committed to staying with the Draymond/Looney starting frontcourt after experimenting with Draymond/Kuminga last week
“This is the lineup I’m most likely to stay with because it gives us the best chance to establish a defensive mindset.” pic.twitter.com/yyu1XsRDhK8:05 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Phoenix #Suns resting Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder for Sunday’s OKC game azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral7:17 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Steve Kerr is going with the same starters tonight against Utah:
Jordan Poole
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney – 6:50 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight vs Jazz
Jordan Poole
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney – 6:50 PM

Devin Booker @DevinBook
Mannn wayne🐐 gave ya boy a shoutout
That’s crazy – 6:07 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns officially list Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton as being out for tomorrow due to rest. Jae Crowder is also out due to right ankle soreness – 5:05 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns are resting Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder for tomorrow’s game at OKC, Monty Williams said after practice. – 3:48 PM

More on this storyline

Dr. J Says Nikola Jokic Is More Deserving of NBA MVP Award Thank Joel Embiid -via YouTube / April 5, 2022

Embiid has 11 games with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds this season; only Russell Westbrook (12) and Moses Malone (12) have had more in a single season since the 1976-77 merger. Both players won MVPs in those seasons. “If it happens, great,” Embiid said of winning his first MVP. “If it doesn’t, I don’t know what I have to do. I’ll feel like they hate me. I feel like the standard for guys in Philly or for me is different than everyone else.” -via ESPN / April 4, 2022

Lauren Rosen: Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid: “I really believe he should be MVP.” -via Twitter @LaurenMRosen / April 2, 2022

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