yesterday at 23:45.
Can You Drink More Coffee Than Your Coworkers?
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today at 01:03
I can outdrink Juan-freaking-Valdez (ask your parents) when it comes to coffee.
today at 00:08
Yes. Yes I can.
today at 00:14
Covfefe for sure!
yesterday at 21:44.
What were the Bulls thinking??
Breaking Down The Jimmy Butler Trade
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yesterday at 23:05
Wiggins hasn't played with other good players? Whoa, where is KAT? 37 minutes per game (5th in NBA), 25.1 points per game (12th in NBA), 12.3 rebounds per game (6th in NBA), and also ranked in blocks. His young career numbers match up with some pretty impressive vets when they were young.
today at 00:58
They were thinking that they weren't going anywhere with butler and that you can't rebuild around a guy that will be out of his prime by the time the rebuild is over. They also were thinking they added three decent prospects to begin their rebuild.
today at 00:26
Bulls are ridiculously smart, weren't going to keep butler, nuke the team and be competitive 2-3 years down the track when the warriors are no longer reigning. Unless you have an all star cast there's no chance of winning a ring anytime soon. This is also why there was so much interest in top picks this draft, teams are realising there's no real benefit always finishing 4th to 8th in your conference all the time.
yesterday at 19:41.
NBA franchises fail all the time trying to construct a team. The Bulls showed it’s possible to botch a dismantling.
The Bulls Made The Right Decision But The Wrong Trade
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yesterday at 20:52
But for Rondo's toe, Butler would still be a Bull. Per 538, the Bulls had an over 80% chance to beat Boston in the playoffs prior to Rondo's injury. If Rondo had stayed healthy and they had beaten Boston this year as a result, the blowback from fans would have been too strong to make this trade happen. The need for a rebuild would not have seemed reasonable.
yesterday at 19:56
They made both the wrong decision (to dismantle) AND the wrong trade. They were a playoff team and maybe could have made a decent run with a few more good players. Instead they've decided to tank. Some teams have been trying to rebuild by tanking for 20 years and still haven't.
yesterday at 19:44
We have a very strong tradition of such moves in Chicago
yesterday at 17:32.
Missouri is the third state to sue drug manufacturers, accusing them of misrepresenting the risks of the opioids that are fueling a national epidemic.
Significant Digits For Friday, June 23, 2017
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yesterday at 15:16.
The wealthiest people would get a large tax cut. The poorest would be the most likely to lose their insurance.
What The Senate GOP Plan Would Mean For Health Insurance
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yesterday at 15:19
Yet, red staters continue to boggle the mind voting these asshats into office only to be the recipients of the proverbial backside ram job that comes with it.
yesterday at 15:39
So, we're going back to the uninsured going to the emergency room for care so we all paid for it with jacked up costs, instead of distributing the cost of care in a sensible and civil manner. Everything old and unfeasible is new again. What's it called when you try the same wrong thing over an over with the same poor result?
yesterday at 15:28
This Republican wealthcare bill will kill a lot of poor, ignorant Republicans in swing states, so maybe there's a silver lining.
yesterday at 13:23.
The fate of health care in America is geuinely uncertain, and the stakes are very high.
Will The Senate Pass Its Health Care Bill?
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06/22/2017 at 23:36.
The Sixers selected Markelle Fultz as their No. 1 pick. Porzingis stays a Knick. Butler was the only big name to change teams.
2017 NBA Draft: Live Coverage
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yesterday at 05:27
Free throw attempts per minutes played is the single best indicator of a player's impact on game outcomes.
Of course more than that is needed to know who are the very best players, but that one number, when below average, lets you know who is overrated.
06/22/2017 at 23:41
it would be hilarious if lonzo had a lakers uni on underneath and on stage he does a superman shirt tear...and dribbles off stage.
06/22/2017 at 22:55.
The team that eventually unseats Golden State will probably be built through the draft. But it will need a lot of luck, too.
To Beat The Warriors, You Gotta Draft Like The Warriors. (Good Luck With That.)
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06/22/2017 at 23:21
Fluke injuries to Curry helped keep him cheap, but buying Durant and injuries to Love & Kyrie are the only reason they have 2 titles
yesterday at 18:28
It'll be built through some stars deciding a ring is worth a 2-3 year paycut.
06/22/2017 at 21:57.
Is today Kristaps Porzingis’s last day as a New York Knick?
The Knicks Would Be Crazy To Trade Kristaps Porzingis
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yesterday at 01:25
7' 3" tall; only 21 years old; still getting better; arguably his production exceeds his hype. In what universe would you get rid of a young player with these attributes? Only in the alternate reality of the Knicks as they exist under the ownership of James Dolan and stewardship of Phil Jackson.
06/22/2017 at 22:54
538! Shhhhh... what you meant to say was KP was aggressively mediocre and the Knicks would be more than glad to part with him for Rubio and #7 :)
06/22/2017 at 22:26
Is there a 538 Lite? I come for the political stuff but I get a ton of sports stuff that just doesn't interest me. Would love a trimmed down version.
06/22/2017 at 19:49.
Even if you have a top-five pick in the NBA draft, you have a pretty low chance of selecting the best player.
Chances Are Your Team Is Not Picking The Best Player In The NBA Draft
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06/22/2017 at 20:17
I immediately discontinued this piece once I saw the graph reflecting data from 1985 to 2012. Your analysis is accurate until the 2006, the start of the "One and Done" era. The best player in the draft was drafted outside of the top three 5 out of the 7 years between 2006-2010. The one year players are required to play in college dramatically distort the valuation process.
06/22/2017 at 23:24
Pistons have blown all but about two drafts since 02.
06/22/2017 at 20:09
Toby Hurley Robert Gao
06/22/2017 at 17:46.
By 2060, the U.S. will look more like Las Vegas and New York than Kansas City, Cincinnati or Detroit.
40 Years From Now, The U.S. Could Look Like Las Vegas
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06/22/2017 at 18:44
I believed these changes would bring a new politics. But I'm now convinced this will actually lead us to autocracy as the conservative white power structure will not allow their political power to go the way of their numeric power.
06/22/2017 at 18:10
40 years from now, Vegas won't have any water. Does that mean we will all have no water?
yesterday at 00:45
See Phil Reiss, The cool Portland isn't the whitest city! Suck it Omaha and Provo! Who's not very diverse now? *see graphic
06/22/2017 at 15:22.
Lee. Collins. Paul. Murkowski. Watch everything they say and do these next few days and weeks on health care.
The Senators Who Could Take Down The Health Care Bill
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06/22/2017 at 15:30
Mike Lee is from UT. He won't do a damn thing. He'll defer to Hatch. Lee is worthless, and spineless. And his staffers are even worse - spreading misinformation and "alternative facts". I've been on a tele-townhall with this loser, and had exchanges with his staff. He doesn't care
06/22/2017 at 16:15
It's all theater. McConnell would never float a bill if he had any sort of doubt it's passing in the Senate. This cruel and heartless piece of legislation will become a law and real people that I know will be damaged by its enactment.
06/22/2017 at 17:50
GOP Senators who continue to support this bill are also endorsing the closed-door process that produced it. Do they really want that to be a precedent for future legislation? If you're not in that room, you don't matter to them - open your eyes GOP and see how disrespectful your own party is being to you!
06/22/2017 at 13:23.
Three reasons Republicans probably did it this way:
-Avoiding President Trump getting involved.
-The bill will be unpopular.
-They only need GOP votes.
Does It Matter That Senate Republicans Wrote Their Health Care Bill In Secret?
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06/22/2017 at 13:28
So much for Obama reaching across the aisle, changing it to GOP specs after almost a year of back and forth discussions... despite having a bigger majority at the time, too. And then the GOP walked away from it all so that they could point fingers
06/22/2017 at 13:44
Not to their voters. In the minds of their kind Democrats are on par with terrorists. They will cut their own throats just to shove it in the faces of the people they call the elites. Which is beyond fucking stupid because the real elites who are ruining their lives are the people they continue to vote for.
06/22/2017 at 13:51
The GOP base will have no problem with the bare knuckle political process, but their base alone is not sufficient to re-elect Republicans. As a result of the process - in secret, with no hearings, testimony or amendments - the Republican Party will be 100% responsible for the reduced accessibility, reduced quality and higher cost of healthcare. That's going to matter a great deal to Republican candidates beginning in 2018.
Although It supposedly honors the best player on ice, the Hart trophy is basically an award for the top forward.
The NHL MVP’s Big, Bearded Snub
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James At Chuo
06/22/2017 at 14:31
You ignominiously omitted Erik Karlsson in an article about disregard for defencemen when bestowing honours for league MVP. Karlsson is objectively a superstar and the most important defencemen in the league.
Karen Jensen Germaine
06/22/2017 at 00:09
Burns is definitely worthy - would love to see him recognized, and not just as a pirate! 😄
06/22/2017 at 08:54
I have waited my whole life for Connor bur this is really well said
06/21/2017 at 22:32.
If Vegas is anything like its expansion ancestors of the 1990s, it won’t be very good in its inaugural season.
Each NHL Team’s Trash Is Vegas’s Treasure
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06/21/2017 at 23:21
Full credit to Mr. McPhee for a carefully planned-out trade market that will get the Golden Knights a fully balanced team from the start.
No depth yet, they will wait on draft picks, but a solid line-up with superb goaltending. A team that Vegas will love right away.
With the bare minimum of course nasty attrition will take it’s toll:) but later.
06/21/2017 at 23:24
Fleury turning into the next Beezer is very possible if the Knights pick up a solid #2 goalie that can play 25-30 games a year.
06/22/2017 at 00:36
Another snowball in hell. Too many teams, talent pool has gone from thin to starvation.
06/21/2017 at 21:10.
Democrats are not happy today. We’re here to talk about that unhappiness.
Let’s Play The Democratic Blame Game!
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06/21/2017 at 21:14
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Milquetoast, just because.
06/21/2017 at 21:17
How many times does the Democratic establishment have to push centrist candidates and stifle progressives to learn that it doesn't work??? Maybe listening to the people voting is more important than spending millions on campaigns
06/21/2017 at 21:20
Eh. The him not living in the district was a strong narrative. Super conservative district. Not a bad showing, truth be told. An unholy waste of funds went into this election- Folks were getting 10-15 pieces of mail related to this race PER DAY. It was so overboard. Honestly, I wouldn't be suprised if the obscene push from both parties put folks off of voting.
06/21/2017 at 19:05.
The good are better. The bad are worse.
Baseball’s Mediocre Teams Are Disappearing
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06/21/2017 at 20:09
Teams like the Astros and Cubs have showed what tanking can do for a franchise. While the divide between the good and bad may be increasing, the teams on both ends are still trading places at a decent rate.
Teams good for a number years go bad, bad teams go good. The majority perpetually at the bottom are there primarily due to piss-poor management.
06/22/2017 at 01:30
Wow, a mention of the Padres? They weren't ready to contend in 2015. It was very dumb for them to try. They should have continued the rebuilding process. Instead, they gave away young talent for a bunch of guys who weren't going to put them over the top. It was dumb and it set them back years.
06/21/2017 at 19:23
Run differential can be deceiving though, Yanks have outscored their opponents 118 - 71 in June and they are 8-10 on the month... In the AL, other than the Astros, there are no teams with really great or awful records at this point
06/21/2017 at 16:48.
Is there anyone the Knicks could get that is equivalent to Porzingis? Nooo....
The Sixers Finally Made A Move To Compete
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06/21/2017 at 14:32.
The 2018 midterms will be strange in that a “pretty good” year for Democrats might yield a gain of only 15 seats for the party.
Where Can Democrats Win?
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06/21/2017 at 15:42
Hey, let's run a 30 year old guy who hasn't held any office or military service who actually lived outside the district, and then wonder why we lose? The Democrats need better candidates, that's all.
06/21/2017 at 14:48
Gerrymandered, heavily Republican districts are generally tough wins for Democrats. Ossoff's race was always an uphill battle. Let's not overlook that in seven months time, this district swung eighteen points toward the left. That is a dramatic change in an area that has traditionally been a very comfortable double digit win for the GOP.
06/21/2017 at 14:41
There's two Governor's races this year too, both of which are going to be Democratic wins. Chris Christie has made it impossible for Republicans to win statewide office in New Jersey anymore and Virginia has been trending blue for years now.
06/20/2017 at 23:00.
So that’s that. The Republican won in Georgia 6, and the Republican won in South Carolina 5. Here's what went down:
Georgia And South Carolina Special Elections: Live Coverage
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06/21/2017 at 01:58
Christ, can the DNC win any of these elections? I know they're in historically red areas, but this is a historically unpopular president and congress. Frustrating to see loss after loss after loss and then hear "Well at least we were close!" Close isn't going to stop all the regressive policies being put in place.
06/21/2017 at 02:00
How did SC have such a big swing towards to the Dems? Georgia is getting all the attention, but it seems like the Dems may have even lost a step or two there. Is that because there are more party loyal Republicans there aka reluctant Trump voters?
Clinton lost that SC district by 19 points and now there is only a few point spread? Isn't that the bigger story?
06/21/2017 at 01:05
Personally, I would prefer to be winning at the end of the night then at the beginning... I learned that on election back in November...