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Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 12:37am On Dec 30, 2019
I do hope the Mavs climb the WC standings a bit so that any of the match ups I like will happen. I.e any team apart from d 2 LA teams and Denver, those are the match ups i will really like to see
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 12:44am On Dec 30, 2019
Khanben:


Now we are getting somewhere, IMHO when I saw the the Mavs roster at the beginning of the season it reminded me of the Bucks team last year, with one generational talent and pieces that not only fit but have embraced their roles. The blazers currently as constituted is not the same team from last season due to injuries and the trade for Whiteside.
The playoffs is all about half court sets right, IMO against the blazers the Mavs will have easy driving lanes with KP taking away Whiteside/Nurkic from the paint because you have to respect his 3, one on one luka/Tim/Brunson will be comfortable driving against Dame or CJ. On the other hand Whiteside and Nurkic when the blazers are on offense prefer staying in the post which will shrink the driving lanes for Dame and CJ(KP is a good shot blocker) meaning their only course to victory is out shooting the mavs. But wait a minute the Mavs are a better shooting team as a whole
PS: If it is the team the blazers had last season then I'll give them the edge but unless they can pull off a Love trade or someone of his caliber, I'll take the mavs any day.

KP is a stretch 4, so is Collins. KP as a center is a recipe for disaster defensively. Any advantage you can claim dallas can enjoy the portland can counter with a similar line up for their own. I dont think portland will deploy both whiteside and nurk at the same time, like i said whiteside wont probably not be on that roster. When i was making my case for portland i clearly threw in the probability of them trading whiteside for another player.
Re: The NBA Begins by ForbesHomesNG(m): 12:44am On Dec 30, 2019
zelgiusdigby:
That was beautiful man. I pray my love story with Ersana is even more beautiful.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 12:47am On Dec 30, 2019
Khanben:


Please you are now comparing PG with Zach Collins.
Don't forget every team always reverts to the mean, that is what the blazers are facing right now

What? No, you were talking about recovery, i just pointed out someone that came back from a similar injury. Except you have proof PG has superhuman healing powers then i don't see your point. Plus collins will have a couple of months to get back into rhythm.

Mark me, I will look for you if the mavs get pitted against the spurs or the trailblazers. I never forget.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 12:49am On Dec 30, 2019
Khanben:
I do hope the Mavs climb the WC standings a bit so that any of the match ups I like will happen. I.e any team apart from d 2 LA teams and Denver, those are the match ups i will really like to see


Which match ups?
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:06am On Dec 30, 2019
Imagine TB12 behind this Colts offensive line. With Reich as play caller that will be deadly
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:07am On Dec 30, 2019
zelgiusdigby:


Which match ups?

Anyone apart from the LA teams, Denver I would love to see a first round series against any of the other teams
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:28am On Dec 30, 2019
zelgiusdigby:


What? No, you were talking about recovery, i just pointed out someone that came back from a similar injury. Except you have proof PG has superhuman healing powers then i don't see your point. Plus collins will have a couple of months to get back into rhythm.

Mark me, I will look for you if the mavs get pitted against the spurs or the trailblazers. I never forget.


No problem.
I do remember people who said the Spurs would beat the Nuggets last year because of experience, hope to see any of these matchups
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:31am On Dec 30, 2019
zelgiusdigby:


KP is a stretch 4, so is Collins. KP as a center is a recipe for disaster defensively. Any advantage you can claim dallas can enjoy the portland can counter with a similar line up for their own. I dont think portland will deploy both whiteside and nurk at the same time, like i said whiteside wont probably not be on that roster. When i was making my case for portland i clearly threw in the probability of them trading whiteside for another player.

Let's see the trade first, for the record KP never plays alone for the Mavs, he is always paired with one of Kleber or Powell which makes for a flexible and dynamic front court in my opinion.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 2:39am On Dec 30, 2019
LMAO @ the Cowboys! They are a bunch of jokes...and to imagine they scored mores than 40 points.
Re: The NBA Begins by BykeLaByke: 3:08am On Dec 30, 2019
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh.....this Lonzo Ball clinic is stupendous. cheesy cheesy
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 4:00am On Dec 30, 2019
chic2pimp:


The same Craptors that had Notorious Playoff Choker DeFrozen leading them? I'm sure you know quite well Kawhi is no Demar. He embraces the Limelight unlike Demar.
Lol. LeBron made Demar choke most of those years. And don't tell me Kawhi shut down LeBron in 2014, cos LeBron averaged 28 in that final
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 4:33am On Dec 30, 2019
Damn, what was that 4th quarter from the Pelicans?
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 4:51am On Dec 30, 2019
Roland17:
LMAO @ the Cowboys! They are a bunch of jokes...and to imagine they scored mores than 40 points.

I love seeing the cowgirls lose, it's somewhat exhilarating grin grin grin
Re: The NBA Begins by BykeLaByke: 5:05am On Dec 30, 2019
BykeLaByke:
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh.....this Lonzo Ball clinic is stupendous. cheesy cheesy
What a feeaaassssttt FFS. grin grin
Re: The NBA Begins by BykeLaByke: 5:46am On Dec 30, 2019
Kyle Kuzmass back to reality.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 5:57am On Dec 30, 2019
BykeLaByke:
Kyle Kuzmass back to reality.

I hope you lot are liking it in New Orleans. cheesy
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 6:12am On Dec 30, 2019
Lebron out here putting up Lonzo Ball numbers. Kuzma out here putting up Embiid numbers cheesy
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 6:55am On Dec 30, 2019
Love the production from the rest of the team today. KCP is really starting to grow on me even more than Green on both ends of the floor.


Sweet Revenge!
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 7:26am On Dec 30, 2019
MPJ showing signs of life.
Re: The NBA Begins by Tundesam923(m): 8:51am On Dec 30, 2019
steady986:
grin
that's fair. I don't understand this kawhi epidemic going around...people are just so in love with him, they ignore so many red flags. Maybe its more about always looking for the next man to dethrone lebron james.
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 10:47am On Dec 30, 2019
Tundesam923:
that's fair. I don't understand this kawhi epidemic going around...people are just so in love with him, they ignore so many red flags. Maybe its more about always looking for the next man to dethrone lebron james.
That's all it is. LeBron can't do anything right in their eyes, but every other superstar gets a pass for doing the exact same thing.
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 10:49am On Dec 30, 2019
zelgiusdigby:
Love the production from the rest of the team today. KCP is really starting to grow on me even more than Green on both ends of the floor.


Sweet Revenge!
I've always liked KCP and I thought his treatment earlier in the season was harsh.
Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 8:07pm On Dec 30, 2019
HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY TO A LIVING LEGEND KING JAMES!

You came, You saw and you more than conquered. Almost two Decades at the Top of the Game says all there is that is to be said. It's been an absolute pleasure to watch you play the game all through these years.

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Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 10:17pm On Dec 30, 2019
chic2pimp:
HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY TO A LIVING LEGEND KING JAMES!

You came, You saw and you more than conquered. Almost two Decades at the Top of the Game says all there is that is to be said. It's been an absolute pleasure to watch you play the game all through these years.
The best to ever grace the court.
Re: The NBA Begins by BykeLaByke: 2:03am On Dec 31, 2019
W. cheesy

Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 2:49am On Dec 31, 2019
Congratulations to Jaylen Brown on being named the Eastern Conference player of the week.

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Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:27pm On Dec 31, 2019
Real classy of the Warriors to leave KD off their video tribute for the decade. Real classy
Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 12:56pm On Dec 31, 2019
A40:
Real classy of the Warriors to leave KD off their video tribute for the decade. Real classy

Oh wooow Did that Really Happen?

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Re: The NBA Begins by DeeMain(m): 1:02pm On Dec 31, 2019
A40:
Real classy of the Warriors to leave KD off their video tribute for the decade. Real classy

I get your sarcasm.

For a guy that won FMVP twice for 2 of their 3 championships and sacrificed his ankle in pursuit of the 4th, mhen that's petty of the franchise.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 2:26pm On Dec 31, 2019
A40:
Real classy of the Warriors to leave KD off their video tribute for the decade. Real classy

I saw this coming like kilode! Do you remember when I told this thread I was worried the organization would hate on the “slimreaper” after he left?
If him begin talk now, dem go talk say him too dey talk or he is too emotional/sensitive. He has been unusually quiet since he left and avoided anything, including social media, that would bring any attention to him and I hope he continues that way.
Re: The NBA Begins by Nobody: 2:36pm On Dec 31, 2019
They've been cutting him out of throwback pictures and videos ever since he left. Thats what happens when you win plastic rings with plastic organizations.

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