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20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby bookelly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:43 pm

By my count the Cavs start tonight in Philly with 20 games in 29 days to end the season. Game is on national TV (NBA) so I thought I'd stir the pot.

Bunch of teams with about as many wins as the Cavs. Bobcats are clearly gonna get the most lottery balls, and I think they are assured of at least a top 4 pick. The Wiz and Hornets are equally bad in the "2nd" tier.

Pisstons, Raptors, Nets and Kings are all right with us. But I think this stretch of back to back to back to back to back games puts us in the drivers seat for a probable* 4th pick. And there's not much fluff on the remaining schedule either.

And by the way they are playing tonight it could be lower.

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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby swerb » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:53 pm

Just lose baby.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:54 pm

The current race for the ping pong balls:

Team...Wins...Losses.....Pct.....GB
Bobcats..7......40......0.149...0.0
Wizards.11.....38......0.224...3.0
Hornets.12......37......0.245... 4.0
Nets.....16......35......0.314...7.0
Raptors.16......34......0.320...7.5
Pistons.17......32......0.347...9.0
Kings....17......32......0.347...9.0
Cavs.....17......30......0.362...10.0

The Cavs need to make up (lose) three games in these standings to capture the 4th highest number of ping pong balls. Only one game behind in the win column!

Not thrilled about picking 8th!!

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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:58 pm

OldDawg wrote:The current race for the ping pong balls:

Team...Wins...Losses.....Pct.....GB
Bobcats..7......40......0.149...0.0
Wizards.11.....38......0.224...3.0
Hornets.12......37......0.245... 4.0
Nets.....16......35......0.314...7.0
Raptors.16......34......0.320...7.5
Pistons.17......32......0.347...9.0
Kings....17......32......0.347...9.0
Cavs.....17......30......0.362...10.0

The Cavs need to make up (lose) three games in these standings to capture the 4th highest number of ping pong balls. Only one game behind in the win column!

Not thrilled about picking 8th!!

Tank time.



Man are we close to 4th slot.

Keep Mike Fratello out of town for the next month.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:02 pm

jb wrote:
OldDawg wrote:The current race for the ping pong balls:

Team...Wins...Losses.....Pct.....GB
Bobcats..7......40......0.149...0.0
Wizards.11.....38......0.224...3.0
Hornets.12......37......0.245... 4.0
Nets.....16......35......0.314...7.0
Raptors.16......34......0.320...7.5
Pistons.17......32......0.347...9.0
Kings....17......32......0.347...9.0
Cavs.....17......30......0.362...10.0

The Cavs need to make up (lose) three games in these standings to capture the 4th highest number of ping pong balls. Only one game behind in the win column!

Not thrilled about picking 8th!!

Tank time.



Man are we close to 4th slot.

Keep Mike Fratello out of town for the next month.

And just think. With the 4th slot we can pick another TT type guy.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Ziner » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:50 pm

Or the next Kevin Love.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:19 pm

OldDawg wrote:And just think. With the 4th slot we can pick another TT type guy.



Depends who comes out and who stays in and where the ping pongs pong out. I'm liking the lotto better this year.... potentially.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:50 pm

jb wrote:
OldDawg wrote:And just think. With the 4th slot we can pick another TT type guy.



Depends who comes out and who stays in and where the ping pongs pong out. I'm liking the lotto better this year.... potentially.


The draft seems to be deeper this year. I was just joking that we were jockeying to get the 4th pick... and the 4th pick is where we got TT last year.

Hopefully:
a) There will better options at 4 this year.
b) We will have already picked when the 4th pick comes around!!!
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby bookelly » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:52 pm

Pisstons take out the Cavs. 4 teams now with 17 wins and in "4th" place.

I gotta wonder if Kyrie and the gang has been watching all the talent in the NCAA tourney and are like me, "He sure would look great in a Cavs uni!"
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby swerb » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:07 pm

Be a great time for Kyrie to get one of those mystery strained hip flexors.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:49 pm

OldDawg wrote:The current race for the ping pong balls:

Team...Wins...Losses.....Pct.....GB
Bobcats..7......40......0.149...0.0
Wizards.11.....38......0.224...3.0
Hornets.12......37......0.245... 4.0
Nets.....16......35......0.314...7.0
Raptors.16......34......0.320...7.5
Pistons.17......32......0.347...9.0
Kings....17......32......0.347...9.0
Cavs.....17......30......0.362...10.0

The Cavs need to make up (lose) three games in these standings to capture the 4th highest number of ping pong balls. Only one game behind in the win column!

Not thrilled about picking 8th!!

Tank time.


Now
Team...Wins...Losses.....Pct.....GB
Bobcats..7......41......0.146...0.0
Wizards.11.....38......0.224...3.5
Hornets.13......37......0.260... 5.0
Nets.....17......35......0.327...8.0
Raptors.17......34......0.333...8.5
Kings....17......33......0.340...9.0
Cavs.....17......31......0.354...10.0
Pistons.18......32......0.360...10.0
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby pod2dawg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:15 am

swerb wrote:Be a great time for Kyrie to get one of those mystery strained hip flexors.


Back spasms.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:25 am

Good start last night. Almost over the hump!
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Prosecutor » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:25 am

Don't need an injury to Kyrie right now. Based on what I've seen the last five games, this team can't beat anybody. They were competitive with a lot of teams before losing Varajao, Boobie, and Sessions, but the roster is too thin to lose those three and still expect to beat anybody.

At one point last night the team on the floor consisted of Sloan, Walton, Casspi, Samuels, and Manny Harris. That's brutal. The Cavs could release all of them tomorrow and I wonder if any of them would even get a phone call.

Fortunately Andy's broken wrist is taking a lot longer to heal than expected.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby pup » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:10 pm

Yes, losing Boobie has caused this sudden level of suck. :lmfao:
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby pod2dawg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:27 pm

Was it just me or did Manny set some kind of record for getting his shot blocked the most times in a game last night?

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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:37 pm

You don't need perimeter defenders when you have TT in the middle!!!
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Cease » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:40 pm

We can't be expected to catch Charlotte. I mean, c'mon 7 wins, Geezus. Paul Silas is still the coach? Ugh.

Re MJ: Did John Elway just do with Peyton Manning what MJ was supposed to do for the Bobcats? Like Command respect and use his esteem to woo talent? Magic will run circles around Mike IN ANOTHER SPORT. I know they all have different titles, but my man Jordan is sucking wind.

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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:48 pm

Cease wrote:We can't be expected to catch Charlotte. I mean, c'mon 7 wins, Geezus. Paul Silas is still the coach? Ugh.

Re MJ: Did John Elway just do with Peyton Manning what MJ was supposed to do for the Bobcats? Like Command respect and use his esteem to woo talent? Magic will run circles around Mike IN ANOTHER SPORT. I know they all have different titles, but my man Jordan is sucking wind.

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Charlotte is worse than us? But but bit they start Biyombo and we start TT. How can this possibly be?
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Biyombo is actually having a pretty solid year.

And Hendo is a useful NBA player.

Short of that though.... Charlotte is awful. DJ Augustin my ass.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:25 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Biyombo is actually having a pretty solid year.


I am utterly confused that you as one of the most knowledgeable Association fans I know hate on TT like I hated my first wife through our divorce and you then write the above about a guy with fewer PPG, RPG, and FG & FT %'s that re some how worse than TT's butt ugly numbers.

Are 3 or 4 slots really The Dif?
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:28 pm

Trends, Biyombo has gotten better of the course of the year, TT has.... not.

And Biyombo can finish a dunk, TT cannot.

Biyombo has literally had some freaking outstanding performances, TT has had like.... one.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:03 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Trends, Biyombo has gotten better of the course of the year, TT has.... not.



Dude 1:
SPLITS GP MPG FG% RPG APG BLKPG STPG PFPG PPG
Last 10 Games 10 27.1 .421 7.0 0.4 1.8 0.6 2.1 5.8
March 13 28.2 .413 8.1 0.5 2.1 0.6 2.6 6.2

Dude 2:
SPLITS GP MPG FG% RPG APG BLKPG STPG PFPG PPG
Last 10 Games 10 30.0 .475 7.0 0.6 0.9 0.4 2.7 10.6
March 15 27.7 .407 6.5 0.7 1.0 0.5 2.1 8.3

Tell me who be who?

Pretty hard to do. Cause ether the same fuckin' guy.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:11 pm

And Biybombo had a monster February.

He hit the wall the last couple weeks, but the rest of his season was clear upward trajectory.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:15 pm

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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:24 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:And Biybombo had a monster February.

He hit the wall the last couple weeks, but the rest of his season was clear upward trajectory.



Dude 1:
SPLIT G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
In Jan 15 0 16.9 0.436 0.000 0.372 2.0 2.9 4.9 0.1 0.3 1.0 6.9
In Feb 9 0 23.0 0.415 0.000 0.533 4.4 4.1 8.6 0.4 0.4 1.4 7.8
In March 15 7 27.7 0.407 0.000 0.643 3.3 3.3 6.5 0.7 0.5 1.0 8.3
In December 3 0 19.7 0.588 0.000 0.667 1.3 2.3 3.7 0.3 0.3 1.3 8.0

Dude 2:
SPLIT G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
In January 18 0 13.1 0.434 0.000 0.478 1.1 2.2 3.3 0.2 0.2 1.5 3.2
In February 11 10 23.9 0.545 0.000 0.400 2.4 4.5 6.9 0.5 0.5 2.2 5.5
In March 13 13 28.0 0.413 0.000 0.543 1.9 6.2 8.1 0.5 0.6 2.1 6.2
In December 3 0 10.3 1.000 0.000 0.000 0.3 2.3 2.7 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.3


Hey, feel free to give me the ole "I know what I see" take and I know I don't watch as much as you. But it looks to me like these are two offensively challenged big men on two crappy teams sort of scrapping. IOW, the same fuckin' player. I can't hang one guy because he was drafted 4 and lionize guy drafted 7th.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:26 pm

PS - TT is the Dude with the better overall numbers.... in both cases.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:47 pm

I'll put my money on Bioybom, as his skill set is just better.

But meh.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:27 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I'll put my money on Bioybom, as his skill set is just better.

But meh.


Eye, is so unlike you to ignore facts, and just to resort to, "I think he's better."
Dang, I'd hate to take that into an argument against a point of yours. You would call me numerous bad words.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:35 pm

Here is the thing, neither are great prospects but you can see something in Biyombo on the court. And he can dunk, which TT cannot do (this kills me). Plus Biyombo plays like a true center which I value a TON over a four. In todaus NBA I want a four that can score.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:02 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Here is the thing, neither are great prospects but you can see something in Biyombo on the court. And he can dunk, which TT cannot do (this kills me). Plus Biyombo plays like a true center which I value a TON over a four. In todaus NBA I want a four that can score.


Going to have to agree with you here. Was just talking with a guy I work with about what would have happened if Boozer's bytch azz never up and left the Cavs. We both agreed upon ring(s).

I understand that's neither here nor there, but you've got to admit, a PF that can score is great considering the perimeter presence that a guy like Kyrie demands on opposing defenses.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:20 pm

LakeErieWarriors wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:Here is the thing, neither are great prospects but you can see something in Biyombo on the court. And he can dunk, which TT cannot do (this kills me). Plus Biyombo plays like a true center which I value a TON over a four. In todaus NBA I want a four that can score.


Going to have to agree with you here. Was just talking with a guy I work with about what would have happened if Boozer's bytch azz never up and left the Cavs. We both agreed upon ring(s).

I understand that's neither here nor there, but you've got to admit, a PF that can score is great considering the perimeter presence that a guy like Kyrie demands on opposing defenses.


Hey, I am not backing up TT. You guys know I am still on the ledge about that pick. I was all about Jonas. The year wait would buy us another year of suck for more ping pong balls this year... not that TT has kept us away from any ping pong ball. He just kept us away from Jonas in a year.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:26 pm

Jonas should have been the pick.

I think the better defense centered pick was Bismack. IMO, TT was the worst thing they could have done outside of Knight.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Oh, but TT had a good work out. Great. A good work out.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:19 pm

Kid is a hard worker and student of the game too! Once Kanter :thumb up: was gone the pick is Jonas. Hindsight can eventually play out, but at the time of the selection...
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:23 pm

OldDawg wrote:Oh, but TT had a good work out. Great. A good work out.
"Practice?? We talkin bout practice?"
Good.
Let's make some work out dvds with TT and sell them.

Sounds like one of Wedge's "Grinders"
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:16 pm

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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Prosecutor » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:56 am

OldDawg wrote:
Eye, is so unlike you to ignore facts, and just to resort to, "I think he's better."

Disagree with that.

Dang, I'd hate to take that into an argument against a point of yours. You would call me numerous bad words.

No he wouldn't, he's a class act. I resent you impugning his character.

BB's trend line:

Points per minute

Jan .24
Feb .23
Mar .22

Nice upward trend.

Field goal percentage

Pre-All-Star 49%
Post -All-Star 42.3%

Yep. Trending up.

Rebounds per minute

Jan .25
Feb .29
Mar .29

OK, now we're getting somewhere. I definitely see an uptrend. Well, kind of.

March field goal percentage: 41.3%. Sweet. OK, I give up. I know when I'm beaten. We should have taken this guy #4. Stupid fucking Grant.

The interesting thing about both TT and BB is that both of their minutes have doubled since January but the increased PT is not leading to better production, except for better free throw shooting. They both cracked 50% from the stripe, so that's something at least.

By the way, that "monster" February of Biyombo's amounted to 5.5 pts and 6.9 rebounds in 24 minutes per game. Whoa.

As for TT, I have to admit I'm disappointed. His FG% for March is even worse than BB's at 40.7%. Also, his rebounds and blocks are down even though he's playing more minutes. To be fair he's playing out of position, but maybe he hit the wall, too. I think his legs are tired because he's dunking balls into the front of the rim, which is hard to do when you're 6'9" and have a 38" vertical. Either that or he needs glasses.

The Cavs are going to have him work with Z on his offensive game this summer. Not sure I get that because they are/were two completely different players. That would be like Kevin Love tutoring Jared Sullinger or something. I can't see TT knocking down 18-foot set shots. But we'll see if he can be at least semi-decent after an off-season working on his offensive game plus getting to play 30 minutes a night at his natural position.


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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:59 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Here is the thing, neither are great prospects but you can see something in Biyombo on the court. And he can dunk, which TT cannot do (this kills me). Plus Biyombo plays like a true center which I value a TON over a four. In todaus NBA I want a four that can score.



I'm actually good with the take that this is an opinion is based on the eye test, pun intended. So long as you are talking about opinions on prospects and the subjectivity is overtly acknowledged and ur not being a soul dog just talking shit.

What you can't say right now with any cred at all IMO is that Biyombo is "good" and TT is not. Both are lumps of clay.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:11 am

Wait, is this cunty fuck posting about points per minute again?
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby jb » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:13 am

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I don't get it.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:21 am

Also, if anyone on this board has watched the Bobcats play a game this year can they please raise their hands? TT is a pretty shitty defender, BB is not, this is fact.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby bookelly » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:04 am

Well, Kyrie is hurt. Good job Swerb.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby pup » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:34 am

They should put a cardboard cut out of Anthony Davis in the locker room and add a piece of a cavalier uniform every time they lose.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Prosecutor » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:20 am

jb wrote:Irony is wasted on the stupid” - Oscar Wilde

I don't get it.


I think it means stupid people waste a lot of time ironing.

Nice game by the Cavs last night. Jamison has officially given up on the season. He put up 4 shots in 30 minutes and three of them were 3-pointers. Definitely no interest in getting bumped around. And he was a huge contributer to that defense that held the Bucks to only 99 points through three quarters.

The Cavs bench exploded for 13 points in 88 minutes. Walton moves like he has a five pound weight attached to each ankle. I can't believe he'll get $6 million next year. Casspi bricked four 3-pointers. It's painful to watch some of these guys. I don't know who the Cavs will take with their second round picks, but I'm sure they'll easily make the team.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:36 am

where is your invented blocks per minute cunt?
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:31 am

The Cavs are going to have him work with Z on his offensive game this summer. Not sure I get that because they are/were two completely different players. That would be like Kevin Love tutoring Jared Sullinger or something. I can't see TT knocking down 18-foot set shots. But we'll see if he can be at least semi-decent after an off-season working on his offensive game plus getting to play 30 minutes a night at his natural position.


Wow, looking forward to 6 ppg and 8 ppg when TT and AV are 2/3 of this team's starting front court. Start printing those Finals tickets now. ::doh::

Adding a move to his offensive arsenal will get his total up to 1.

High energy player, decent rebounding skills, limited offensively. This team cannot afford to have 2 players like that on the court at any given time.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby Prosecutor » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:00 pm

Larvell Blanks wrote:
Wow, looking forward to 6 ppg and 8 ppg when TT and AV are 2/3 of this team's starting front court. Start printing those Finals tickets now. ::doh::

This team cannot afford to have 2 players like that on the court at any given time.


I understand your point but I'm confident Byron will figure out how to make it work. Just off the top of my head, I can see KI and Andy running a pick-and-roll on one side of the floor while the 2 and 3 spot up at the 3-point line and TT crashes the glass from the weak side. This assumes they acquire a 2 and 3 that can knock down 3-point shots in FA or the draft.

I think Andy and TT will generate at least 14 points per game on offensive rebounds even if the Cavs never run a play for either of them. After watching TT haul down 9 offensive boards last night I'm looking forward to seeing him and Andy crash the boards. Maybe we'll get a sneak preview the last week or two of the season if Andy's wrist ever comes around.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby OldDawg » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:52 pm

Now
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Team...Wins.Losses..Pct....GB
Bobcats..7......42......0.143...0.0
Wizards.12.....39......0.235...4.0
Hornets.13......38......0.255.. 5.0
Raptors.17......35......0.327...8.5
Nets.....18......35......0.340...9.0
Cavs.....17......32......0.347...10.0
Pistons.18......33......0.353...10.0
Kings....18......33......0.353...10.0

Game and a half outa 4th slot for ping pong balls.
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Re: 20 games in 29 days...

Unread postby peeker643 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:23 pm

Looking good for #4 if KI has to miss 7-10 days or, if they're smart, even more. Kid has zero to prove rest of the way. We get it. He's a stud.

Let's make sure after quadrupling his number of games from a year ago and doing so against much bigger bodies that they he gets the appropriate treatment and rest heading into his sophomore season.
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