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Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:17pm On Nov 09
A40:
This Celtics offense. My God!! Jayson Tatum struggling with Ryan freaking Anderson

Brown is out of his slump and now Tatum is deep into his. I am hoping this is the sophomore slump so we can get over the hump sooner than later when the post season starts. The Celtics are still trying to put these pieces together and it is a lot to put together, however, I love the team spirit. Last night's game are examples of when you need your super star to carry the team and boy did Kyrie do that!!!! Don't get carried away by the sheer talent of these kids, they are still very young and new to this experience but I know he will figure it out especially since he has a wonderful coaching crew around him to support him.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:19pm On Nov 09
A40:
@Roland17
Are you seeing why we are not paying Bell?

Bell should pack his "Kai" because that kid Conner is balling his legs outs. He has worked hard but he is no Bell but I believe he is good enough to keep his position with the Steelers.
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 5:26pm On Nov 09
Roland17:


Bell should pack his "Kai" because that kid Conner is balling his legs outs. He has worked hard but he is no Bell but I believe he is good enough to keep his position with the Steelers.
Lol that offensive line made Bell look good I keep telling you. Coupled with the fact that we have a new and improved offensive coordinator calling the plays.

Conner has shredded every single record Bell set in just 9 games. I am desperate for Bell to leave so he gets exposed in another team who might not have the line men that makes his running style work
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 5:34pm On Nov 09
Roland17:


Brown is out of his slump and now Tatum is deep into his. I am hoping this is the sophomore slump so we can get over the hump sooner than later when the post season starts. The Celtics are still trying to put these pieces together and it is a lot to put together, however, I love the team spirit. Last night's game are examples of when you need your super star to carry the team and boy did Kyrie do that!!!! Don't get carried away by the sheer talent of these kids, they are still very young and new to this experience but I know he will figure it out especially since he has a wonderful coaching crew around him to support him.
I hope he snaps out of it but his shot selection these days is very dodgy. He keeps doing this annoying dribble and then settling for long 2's (the most inefficient type of shots)

It's good to see Kyrie taking ownership of the team. Every team must have that go-to-guy and for sometime it felt like nobody wanted to step up and take that role

Marcus Morris is the most clutch player in the league!! I think you guys paid the wrong Marcus
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 7:24pm On Nov 09
A40:
I hope he snaps out of it but his shot selection these days is very dodgy. He keeps doing this annoying dribble and then settling for long 2's (the most inefficient type of shots)

It's good to see Kyrie taking ownership of the team. Every team must have that go-to-guy and for sometime it felt like nobody wanted to step up and take that role

Marcus Morris is the most clutch player in the league!! I think you guys paid the wrong Marcus

Marcus is dead clutch and man does he deserve some renegotiation to his contract. He comes off the bench with a dominating spirit, I would have made an argument for him to start but that would thin out power from the bench. He finishes most of our games and has been reliable. M. Smart has allowed his pay get to his head, infact he rapped about it. He has been poor this season.
Re: The NBA Begins by SmooshCHN: 8:30pm On Nov 09
So Patrick McCaskill singlehandedly ruined his NBA career. Sad (in Donald Trump's voice).
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 9:01pm On Nov 09
SmooshCHN:
So Patrick McCaskill singlehandedly ruined his NBA career. Sad (in Donald Trump's voice).

Can you imagine? He would have gotten a lot of playing time now that Curry and Livingston are both out injured. The winch wen dey follow the guy na from him ancestors.
Re: The NBA Begins by rainbow333(m): 9:23pm On Nov 09

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Re: The NBA Begins by SmooshCHN: 9:58pm On Nov 09
Roland17:


Can you imagine? He would have gotten a lot of playing time now that Curry and Livingston are both out injured. The winch wen dey follow the guy na from him ancestors.
He probably thought they'll miss him meanwhile the Alfonso McKinney guy who replaced his has been doing 10times better. Shiiit happens when you village People locate your Hostpot grin
Re: The NBA Begins by Hardetayour: 11:42pm On Nov 09
SmooshCHN:
So Patrick McCaskill singlehandedly ruined his NBA career. Sad (in Donald Trump's voice).
Negotiations are still on going tho. His dad is setting him to fail real bad
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:14am On Nov 10
Hey Utah! Get over it!!!!!!!! He has moved on.

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Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:53am On Nov 10
We are really missing Kyrie tonight.
Re: The NBA Begins by Hardetayour: 6:38am On Nov 10
J. Brown has to be the most blocked player in the league.
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:12pm On Nov 10
Can't believe the Sacramento Kings are 7-5 and the Timberwolves 4-9. Dave Joerger really working magic with that young core
Re: The NBA Begins by donlittle25: 7:20pm On Nov 10
Jimmy to philly
Re: The NBA Begins by Decale: 7:32pm On Nov 10
donlittle25:
Jimmy to philly


Not a bad trade...

The only gripe here will be the loss of good shooters for an average one.

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Re: The NBA Begins by etidy: 7:53pm On Nov 10
Winners: Philadelphia, Minnesota, Warriors grin

Biggest Loser: Houston - I don't see any possible move they could make again to be number 1 contenders to the warriors in the west. Utah, OkC and even Denver appears to have leapfrogged them.

Other losers: rest of the east
Re: The NBA Begins by Eyedea(m): 8:08pm On Nov 10
The timberwovles are surely not making the playoffs this season
Re: The NBA Begins by Eruditor: 8:33pm On Nov 10
2 many egos in Philly.
Re: The NBA Begins by Manutd19: 9:46pm On Nov 10
Philly still not beating Boston. No team in the east will beat celtic in a playoff series.
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 9:57pm On Nov 10
A40:
@birdman
You people will smell your yansh for that deal you gave Chris Paul

yup. we all knew it
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 9:57pm On Nov 10
Roland17:
Hey Utah! Get over it!!!!!!!! He has moved on.


how about no grin
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:11am On Nov 11
Lou Williams called game. Damn
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:38am On Nov 11
Siakam for MIP of the year. This guy is like Kawhi 2.0. I don't get it! 23 pts from 7 shots. 7!

It's early days but I don't even think if it's down to Kawhi. And I guess time will tell but man Nick Nurse has turned this team to a lean mean killer offensive machine with the unlikeliest of pieces
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:40am On Nov 11
etidy:
Winners: Philadelphia, Minnesota, Warriors grin

Biggest Loser: Houston - I don't see any possible move they could make again to be number 1 contenders to the warriors in the west. Utah, OkC and even Denver appears to have leapfrogged them.

Other losers: rest of the east
I wonder where Houston goes from here. In ridiculously short time it almost looks like their window is shut already

The entire West is a crap shoot after Golden State

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Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:44am On Nov 11
Eyedea:
The timberwovles are surely not making the playoffs this season
Don't be so sure. The absence of a toxic influence and locker room can create wonders. Saric is a solid shooter and will space the floor, Covington is a top defender and would improve their defense

It's now on Wiggins and KAT to show up every night. They are out of excuses
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 1:00am On Nov 11
When I reason Houston Rockets matter earlier dem talk say e neva reach like that.

The Rockets started this season in a desperate mood after they lost key pieces and I maintain my stance about that. Utah, Nuggets have gotten better and looking to usurp them.
Re: The NBA Begins by Decale: 3:06am On Nov 11
How can we be tied with this Cavs team at halftime? It's an insult...

Eyedea:
The timberwovles are surely not making the playoffs this season

Who tell you? Hope dey there dieeee...

When you just acquired a top 5 defender (top 7 if we're being sentimental), a better Brook Lopez, a rejuvenated Derrick Rose and a backup PG in Teague (Thibs should consider), hope dey there.

Your shooting prowess just doubled...
Your defensive rating just went up...

If Wiggins and KAT can bring their game in 60% of their season games this season, I don't see why they won't make 7th or 8th seed.
Re: The NBA Begins by Eyedea(m): 8:53am On Nov 11
A40:
Don't be so sure. The absence of a toxic influence and locker room can create wonders. Saric is a solid shooter and will space the floor, Covington is a top defender and would improve their defense

It's now on Wiggins and KAT to show up every night. They are out of excuses
The problem is can Wiggins and KAT step up? Look at how Chandler bullied KAT the other day
Re: The NBA Begins by HouseOfWine: 3:47pm On Nov 11
Roland17:
When I reason Houston Rockets matter earlier dem talk say e neva reach like that.

The Rockets started this season in a desperate mood after they lost key pieces and I maintain my stance about that. Utah, Nuggets have gotten better and looking to usurp them.


Utah, Denver as of now are better than the Rockets, no doubt hell even the Kings are better off but the season is just about a month old or so.
Deals can still be put through for the Rockets that will make em challenge for a playoff spot by april and they will progress better as the season goes irregardless.
The two lost key pieces U refer to aren't even Hou main problem this season , offensively they have been poor, their major offensive play which is the 3pt has been underwhelming compared to last season.I also feel they haven't yet adjusted to this season much faster paced game.
But they will be alright.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:21pm On Nov 11
HouseOfWine:



Utah, Denver as of now are better than the Rockets, no doubt hell even the Kings are better off but the season is just about a month old or so.
Deals can still be put through for the Rockets that will make em challenge for a playoff spot by april and they will progress better as the season goes irregardless.
The two lost key pieces U refer to aren't even Hou main problem this season , offensively they have been poor, their major offensive play which is the 3pt has been underwhelming compared to last season.I also feel they haven't yet adjusted to this season much faster paced game.
But they will be alright.

That is where you are getting it wrong in my opinion. The reason the offense is struggling has something to do with their defense and the pieces they lost, particularly Ariza.

The success of Houston’s offense last season and under Mike D’Antoni is predicated on uptempo quick transition offense. Which means, they were successful at moving the ball with pace/ high tempo from defense into transition offense as this puts the players in offensive rhythm before they approach the opponents half.

A typical play last season was Capela or Ariza rebounds the ball, moves it to Harden/Cp3 who approach the opponent’s half with pace in transition to take a three point shot or drive to the basket for the foul.

Presently, they have a poor defense, particularly perimeter defense and that is grossly affecting the pace of the offense, which in turn affects the rhythm of the shot attempts. That means they can not push the ball in tempo and that is the stark contrast of the Mike D’Antoni system.

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Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 12:06am On Nov 12
My Army Boys did me proud today of all days(Soft spot for Westpoint through family/friend ties). Was really expecting the Duke boys to literally run them out of the gym but alas no. They stood their ground and played solid Fundamental basketball. They punished most mistakes Duke made but ultimately ran out of steam as Duke's quality shone through in the end(the Big 3 are sure NBA stars). They would surely but an end to the notion they can actually beat a few NBA teams.

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