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Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 6:46am On Dec 29, 2019
A40:
People swear he does a lot of stuff well. They are right, but as a #1 pick one of those things should be scoring and having some form of consistency on offense not relying on opportunistic putbacks and alley oops.

He can't shoot late in games, cannot take it to the hoop for fear of being fouled and having to make free throws. It's frustrating to see as a neutral so I can only imagine how Sixers fan must feel

Exactly, those who keep calling him a future MVP are just projecting something that might never happen. Giannis, Siakam to name a few are some of the comparables who came into the league without a jumper, but during the periods they were working on said jumper they at least took the shots rather than pass it up at every opportunity.
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 7:01am On Dec 29, 2019
Khanben:


Exactly, those who keep calling him a future MVP are just projecting something that might never happen. Giannis, Siakam to name a few are some of the comparables who came into the league without a jumper, but during the periods they were working on said jumper they at least took the shots rather than pass it up at every opportunity.
MVP awards are for players that can go above and beyond and consistently carry their teams. Not players who stick to roles and are not fixing glaring weaknesses

He's only in his 3rd year though so maybe not all is lost, playing for a contending team in a way he has it better than most.

I saw Joel Embiid launch step back 3's so he needs to not be content being a taller light skinned Australian version of Rondo
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 7:05am On Dec 29, 2019
Meanwhile, your december nba champions just lost to Utah with Kawhi stinking up the place again like he does when he sees decent bodies in front of him. The lakers need that, green did a good job on PG but we need someone else on Kawhi.
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 7:08am On Dec 29, 2019
Dumping Exum and getting Clarkson was a massive steal

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Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 7:13am On Dec 29, 2019
The Raptors have an incredible developmental program, and exceptional coaching. I keep seeing low first round and second round picks been put in good situations and are contributing solid minutes.

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Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 7:23am On Dec 29, 2019
A40:
Dumping Exum and getting Clarkson was a massive steal

Cavs clearing out cap space and gathering picks. Win win.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 7:25am On Dec 29, 2019
Took them a while but it seems the western teams are up and running and we're going to see that 6 horse race we all expected.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 7:46am On Dec 29, 2019
Kawhi and the Clippers are saying it's because theres a flu and it's affecting them. I guess they're lying and making up excuses right?
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 8:06am On Dec 29, 2019
Need revenge against the mavs today.
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 8:52am On Dec 29, 2019
The Clippers expended all their energy on Christmas just to get whipped by the Jazz. Smh
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 8:54am On Dec 29, 2019
Khanben:


I agree with the starters but the only problem is that somehow the NBA insists on listing luka as a front court player
Front court? Haven't heard that before
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 8:56am On Dec 29, 2019
Clippers against the Lakers vs Clippers against other strong teams

Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 12:59pm On Dec 29, 2019
steady986:
Clippers against the Lakers vs Clippers against other strong teams


cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: The NBA Begins by Coutinho14: 1:03pm On Dec 29, 2019
if kuzma can get 20 a night then we are sure winning this chip , clippers might not even beat Denver , rockets and even mavs come playoff
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 1:15pm On Dec 29, 2019
Coutinho14:
if kuzma can get 20 a night then we are sure winning this chip , clippers might not even beat Denver , rockets and even mavs come playoff

LOL! I hope not, i need them to play against the lakers even if only to get swept, i have some people i need to troll. cheesy
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 1:16pm On Dec 29, 2019
I disappointed A40 hasn't accepted the amended terms of our bet which are very fair BTW.
Re: The NBA Begins by Coutinho14: 1:34pm On Dec 29, 2019
zelgiusdigby:


LOL! I hope not, i need them to play against the lakers even if only to get swept, i have some people i need to troll. cheesy
lol I just pray they meet the rockets, Russ has unfinished business with pg13 and pat bev
Re: The NBA Begins by DeeMain(m): 2:24pm On Dec 29, 2019
The Warriors rained 3s on the Mavs!

The Warriors are not dead yet. I repeat, they are not dead yet. They are in the lab cloning Stephs and Klays. Damn!

A healthy Splash bothers and these boys will light up this league again.

That's a prophecy.

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Re: The NBA Begins by benji93: 3:02pm On Dec 29, 2019
You need someone else on Kawhi when you have LeBron? grin grin grin
zelgiusdigby:
Meanwhile, your december nba champions just lost to Utah with Kawhi stinking up the place again like he does when he sees decent bodies in front of him. The lakers need that, green did a good job on PG but we need someone else on Kawhi.
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 3:15pm On Dec 29, 2019
zelgiusdigby:
I disappointed A40 hasn't accepted the amended terms of our bet which are very fair BTW.
Come back in April. Plus your terms are not acceptable to me. Can never tag LeNomad the GOAT. That's just not going to happen
Re: The NBA Begins by SmooshCHN: 3:55pm On Dec 29, 2019
benji93:
You need someone else on Kawhi when you have LeBron? grin grin grin
I can assure you it has nothing to do with LeBron's defense. Kings are allowed to pick their fight. grin
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 3:59pm On Dec 29, 2019
A40:
Come back in April. Plus your terms are not acceptable to me. Can never tag LeNomad the GOAT. That's just not going to happen

Then you have nothing you can offer me.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 4:01pm On Dec 29, 2019
benji93:
You need someone else on Kawhi when you have LeBron? grin grin grin

Bruh, not even joking but your takes on basketball are horrible! Didn't even know they were this bad when i was mocking you in the past, you're trying your best to prove my yomi theory.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 4:02pm On Dec 29, 2019
Coutinho14:
lol I just pray they meet the rockets, Russ has unfinished business with pg13 and pat bev

Okay, a grueling 7 game series where the clippers come out on top and Brodie sons them both along the way. Then they get swept by the lakers.
Re: The NBA Begins by benji93: 4:18pm On Dec 29, 2019
Why do you insist on discussing it? I have told you that I don't care what your theory is. You seem to have a lot of time for it. My Basketball takes are horrible? Cos I chose to expose your king's 'i am not to blame, my teammates suck' narrative or the fact that he would rather cast aspersions on the decision of the officials than admit that he sucked in that possession- Allowing a "6ft Ninja" strip you . Of course my takes are horrible. Of course you are the connoisseur of basketball knowledge on this forum. Get your bullshit takes out of here.
zelgiusdigby:


Bruh, not even joking but your takes on basketball are horrible! Didn't even know they were this bad when i was mocking you in the past, you're trying your best to prove my yomi theory.
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 5:51pm On Dec 29, 2019
The Mav's as a team shooting 36% from 3. With a playmaker like luka and Tim Hardaway Jr in their back court, I not only see them making the playoffs but also winning at least one series if they have a favorable matchup
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 6:00pm On Dec 29, 2019
grin

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Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 6:31pm On Dec 29, 2019
Khanben:
The Mav's as a team shooting 36% from 3. With a playmaker like luka and Tim Hardaway Jr in their back court, I not only see them making the playoffs but also winning at least one series if they have a favorable matchup

The only team thats a favorable matchup, the only team i see them beating based on the current playoff standings in the west is OKC and trust me, even that won't be easy. I honestly believe they'll lose to portland or the spurs in the playoffs.
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 6:50pm On Dec 29, 2019
zelgiusdigby:


The only team thats a favorable matchup, the only team i see them beating based on the current playoff standings in the west is OKC and trust me, even that won't be easy. I honestly believe they'll lose to portland or the spurs in the playoffs.

They are not losing to the spurs, the spurs are not athlectic and truth be told do not have the talent.
Portland does not have the defense to slow the Mavs down so that series will be a shootout and Dallas will definitely out rebound them.
PS: Dame and CJ against Luka and Tim, Dallas has the better defensive back court which is saying something.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 7:03pm On Dec 29, 2019
Khanben:


They are not losing to the spurs, the spurs are not athlectic and truth be told do not have the talent.
Portland does not have the defense to slow the Mavs down so that series will be a shootout and Dallas will definitely out rebound them.
PS: Dame and CJ against Luka and Tim, Dallas has the better defensive back court which is saying something.

Spurs also have Pop and wealth of playoff experience. So does portland, Plus most of portlands injured players will be back by then plus whoever they get after trading Whiteside, remember what they did to OKC last year?
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 7:16pm On Dec 29, 2019
zelgiusdigby:


Spurs also have Pop and wealth of playoff experience. So does portland, Plus most of portlands injured players will be back by then plus whoever they get after trading Whiteside, remember what they did to OKC last year?

Rick Carlisle is also a championship coach, the spurs best players are chokers on the big stage. As for experience (only patty mills has championship experience and plays like it) as we all watched against Denver last season.
For Portland history shows that after a long term injury it take at least a year before that player gets his legs under him so Nurkic will be a non factor. As for trading Whiteside let that happen then we can revisit this projection but as constituted the Mavs are slightly better and their coach is better than who the blazers have.
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 7:19pm On Dec 29, 2019
Anybody in Tennessee or its environs, justcame in for grad school school

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