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by noles1 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:32 pm
by e0y2e3 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:58 pm
noles1 wrote:Since I'm jumping back in the Association last year after distancing myself post-Decision and just a lot of work on my plate. I think I'm back into it this year. Watched a handful of games the past two days. Couple observations but thinking of keeping this going as long as some of the posters can take it on here.-Thought when they did it they would regret it but what was Dallas thinking with Vince Carter? Losing Barea, Chandler and Stevenson have stripped them of a ton of chemistry. Vince stinks, Haywood sucks and Lamar is sad.The Mavs sucked for 3/4 of the season last year before they figured out chemistry and rotations, far too early to judge one way or another. I mean, Vince sucks we all know that, but we'll see how much that matters down the line.-Bulls success hinges on getting Rip integrated into the system. Cannot go where they want to go with Ronnie Brewer getting crunch time minutes.The Bulls roster sucks, regardless of Rip or no Rip. Their floor spacing is garbage, rip can't really shoot anymore, Noah showed an offensive game last year before he got hurt and hasn't regained it and Boozer is the worst second fiddle in the league. They are a more talented version of LBJ's Cavs teams. Fatally Flawed.-Lakers are in trouble unless they make a major trade.Meh. The bench big man shooting has been better than expected. A healthy Bynum can keep them in the top four seeds. That said, no, they are not a title team.-LAC and OKC have major coach issues still. Clips need another big man too. Cavs should be dangling the hell out of Andy. (get unprotected #1 down the road)I hate Vinny, but he has only had time to put in 60% of his playbook thus far. Let's wait and see there. OKC, not sure what you are seeing that has been questionable thus far this year. Not the biggest Brooks fan but he has been fine through these two games. That Minn team is actually pretty damn talented, fun and driven. Going to be one of the best league pass teams this year.-NYK do not have the right coach. IF Baron comes back, that's an interesting team but I just don't like Dantoni.I cannot comment on a coach in any way if he is playing with the black hole that is Melo on his team and no PG. Not to mention that their D was vastly improved last year and their pace nowhere near 7 Seconds or Less. People just pretend he's pure run and gun at this point because all they remember is 2005.-Kings are gonna be a fun team to watch. When Cousins gets after it on the boards like he did last night and channels that energy positively, dude's a beast.I've been on the Kings for two years, duh. Them and GS are my teaams for the year.-I really like the Pacers as the team that could sneak into the Top 4 in the East. Nice, deep roster.MEDIOCRITY!-Going to be really interesting how Kevin Love handles this impending T-wolves extension offer.-West is immensely better than the East.
by noles1 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:13 pm
by e0y2e3 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:14 pm
by noles1 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:01 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:The Nellie and Smart era is over in GS, calling them just a side show is hilarious.
by e0y2e3 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:18 pm
by swerb » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:44 pm
by e0y2e3 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:45 pm
by swerb » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:48 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Damn straight.
by leadpipe » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:58 pm
by swerb » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:08 am
by Kingpin74 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:51 am
swerb wrote:Norris Fucking Cole.OMG.
by noles1 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:13 am
by e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:44 am
by e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:13 pm
by Orenthal » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:12 pm
by swerb » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:35 pm
by leadpipe » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:28 pm
noles1 wrote:Will have to wait and see that jumper in about 3 mos when his legs are mush. Still impressive performance from him last night and for the Heat for about 3 quarters.Zone defenses still seem to give them fits though and you could see the Celts at the end just had that look of "we can play with them if we're whole (ie. Peirce & Pietras)".Not sure I completely see it with the C's but for being thin enough to run Sasha out there and still running both games to the wire has to be a little positive.Real nice bounceback by the Lakers last night. 3rd game in 3 nights to boot.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:54 pm
by noles1 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:24 pm
by e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:25 pm
noles1 wrote:Maybe add that Brandon Bass has played like he always has only he's getting more burn.That was a very under the radar trade for Boston. Why Dwight liked Davis over him is beyond me.
by noles1 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:38 pm
by e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:41 pm
by SDM » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:58 pm
by Orenthal » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:37 pm
by e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:07 pm
by rebelwithoutaclue » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:21 pm
SDM wrote:Norris fucking Cole
by e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:47 pm
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:37 am
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:40 am
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:42 am
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:56 am
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:47 am
e0y2e3 wrote:Honestly, the lack of a training camp and preseason is really showing this week. Some horrendous shooting efforts. Monta - Melo - Amare are like 2-20 right now in this Knicks game.And this horrendous shooting is not limited to this game.
by noles1 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:44 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:08 pm
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:14 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:25 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:The Westbrook implosion is 99% media hype.He had a terrible game, not going to argue there, but the "fight" was him getting pissed at Thado for passing on a wide open three, KD getting in the middle of it and words being exchanged. A minute later KD was patting Russ on the head during a timeout.Those two love each other and the "hate" is pure media bullshit. I hate the media.That said, you can argue if Westbrook is going to mature enough to a be a title leading PG or not and make a very fair case either way.
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:31 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:21 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:See, I think the #2 thing isn't an issue and that he'll get locked up shortly unless Presti believes that the maturity thing is going to hold the team back, then you'll see him as the center piece in a BIG deal.It's inarguable that Westbrook is maturing, also inarguable that he is doing so at a less than ideal rate.
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:24 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:25 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:30 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:We're close to the same place Peeks. I think it's still untold if he will or will not be that fault, but I fully agree that if there is one it will be him.I just think Presti is smart enough that if the fault line starts to rumble too loudly it'll find itself in another city and very good return will be had in a trade for him.
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:35 pm
peeker643 wrote:By the way, is Westbrook not the fastest cat in the NBA from outlet/defensive elbow to offensive rim? I mean, that guy makes athletes look a step slow.
by rebelwithoutaclue » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:00 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:peeker643 wrote:By the way, is Westbrook not the fastest cat in the NBA from outlet/defensive elbow to offensive rim? I mean, that guy makes athletes look a step slow.It's unreal. Sometimes I rewind him taking off three and four times in a row.Fastest I've seen since what, AI? And he's twice as thick as AI was (not to mention possibly faster).Rose is one of the more explosive PGs the NBA has seen and Westbrook makes it look like he is standing still.As for the trade:Westbrook for Rondo + is still interesting to me, but just Rondo isn't enough. Paul would have been another target, those are the types of packages I am thinking. You are right, there aren't a ton of packages out there that can return value on a 23 year old athletic prodigy like him.
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