We’re back with another installment of Nylon Notebook, looking at a few different statistical storylines from around the NBA. All statistics are current through Dec. 20. Kristaps Porzingis has blossomed this season and his combination of size and skill is utterly unique. One of the most fun developments this season has been watching him figure out, at the most basic level, how unstoppable his height and shooting touch make him.
Julius Randle has been a beast this season — averaging 20.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per 36 minutes, with career-highs in field goal percentage (54.3) and free throw rate (.463). However, he’s averaging just 23.0 minutes per game, the lowest of his career (not counting his injury-shortened one-game rookie season). He’s been squeezed in the rotation by the emergence of Kyle Kuzma and things appear to be getting increasingly ugly behind the scenes for the Lakers.
Jordan Clarkson, now in his fourth season, has continued his solid play for the Los Angeles Lakers. This season he’s averaging 21.8 points, 4.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds per 36 minutes. However, his minutes per game are down to 22.7, the lowest of his career. Things seem to be getting increasingly ugly behind the scenes and the Lakers have reportedly made Clarkson available for trade.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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