Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hey, it’s the off-season, and things are slow. Hoping the trio of Kemba and the Jay-Team clicks, I am naming them The Jay-Walkers – for now.

My previous article looking at the Celtics trio of Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker becoming the modern version of the Warrior’s Run -TMC got some reader attention. Run-TMC was labeled by the Boston Globe as the best NBA-related nickname at the time. Should the Jay Team and Kemba click on the hardwood, I am labeling the trio THE JAY-WALKERS, at least for now. Hey, it’s the off-season – things are slow – and let us know if you have a better moniker. I bet you do.

HyderMan implied that the Run-TMC threesome of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin put up big scoring numbers with efficient percentages. He was right. The trio shot 48%, 49% and 54%, respectively, on field goals while averaging a combined 72.5 PPG in the 1990-91 Golden Sate season. Brown, Tatum and Walker show 47%, 45% and 43% last season on field goals, while contributing a combined 54.3 Points/game.

HyderMan
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Aug 1
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I’d say their shooting percentage has to improve to be considered with the likes of Run TMC….but are they close…. possibly

Allan Ayers picked Richmond as the most under-rated NBA player of all time, and he may be right. The 6-time All-Star just seems to get forgotten.

Allan Ayers
@RareAyers
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Aug 1
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Mitch Richmond is my pick for most underrated player of all-time

 

Allan Ayers
@RareAyers
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Aug 1
21.9 or more ppg for 10 straight seasons. Reggie Miller by comparison was able to do that 4 straight seasons. Paul Pierce did it 6 times total no more than 4 consecutive.

The Run-TMC crew were only together for two years, and had only moderate success. They lacked size and defensive capabilities – but damn it, they were entertaining. Add the skills of Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter to The Jay-Walkers, and we may have a winner. Whether The Jay-Walkers is a winner of a nickname, who knows. You probably have a better one.

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