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|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 7:02pm On Sep 08|
RIP, to the guy who brought to life Omar and Mr Chalky White
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:23pm On Aug 26|
Lakers and klutch, just got AD a new trainer hopefully that will help with his fitness issues
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:21pm On Aug 26|
His name is Kareem Abdul jabbar
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:51am On Aug 25|
Noels is suing rich Paul
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 8:27pm On Aug 23|
His death is still the only celebrity death that hit me hard. #mamba
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:00pm On Aug 23|
Say that to someone who does not watch football not me. The defense was top 3 the season before Brady came, but Jamise with all his turnovers killed all their good work.
Evan, Godwin were all ready all-pro receivers before Brady came.
The front seven had all being voted all-pro in their career apart from White who was drafted in 2019, and anyone watching knows he is a top5 line backer in the league. Shaq led the league in sacks. All of these before Brady.
Tampa then used their 1st round pick on a right tackle, who was the a top 2 tackle in any draft projection and at the end of last season their online was the 5th best in the whole league according to pff.
PS: Incase you did not know Jameis threw 30 picks in 2019.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:52pm On Aug 22|
IMHO the whole IT situation just underscores the fact that as a player you should prioritize yourself, because management will surely prioritize themselves even if it means screwing you.
Don't play with injuries that can get worse and always get as much money as you can get, as quickly as you can get it
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:20am On Aug 22|
Surprisingly the best shooter they signed is Wellington
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:14am On Aug 22|
Your problem is that you think only stars make a team. Mills is an above average playmaker. If it comes to running an offense which is what you need in the playoffs.
Go check, almost all NBA champions have one low key pattern which always repeats itself. the team which has the most players who can run the offense, always wins.
Blake was the primary defender on Giannis who is AD in comparison to that.
Also go check Brooklyn was only poor defensively in the first half of the season, by the end of the season they were already above league average. So please check your facts
PS: The 2011 nba finals got turned on its head because of the Mavs inserting JJ Barea into the line up, he is a below average nba player in totality, but you know what he excels in Running the offense.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:04am On Aug 22|
Westbrook is a great player, time will tell, but for this team, he is a poor 3rd option, at least on paper. There are teams where Westbrook would fit better as a 3rd option like say the Celtics who already have 4 players who can shoot the 3ball and all they need him to do is just playmake, and go to the basket as much as he wants as long as does not take all those ridiculous long 2s.
But for the Lakers, the fit can work in the regular season and early playoff matchups, but what happens when games becomes close and its all about half court possessions. who gets the ball Russ or Lebron? Will they take turns?
When it is Lebron's turn, what does russ do? will be willing act as a cutter to the basket or will he hang around at the 3pt line. He refused to give up the ball for KD maybe he will do so for Lebron time will tell.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 12:53am On Aug 22|
Another of this overhyped narrative,throughout the playoffs Tom Brady had the best online, best receiving Corp, best defensive front seven and a good secondary. So his winning was more about the whole team than just him.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 11:37pm On Aug 21|
Which defense apart from AD and Lebron name me another plus defender on their squad who will on the court in the last 5 minutes of a close game.
In a match up against the Nets, AD will be matched up against Blake while Lebron will be guarded by KD most of the time.
Also the Nets 'others' are way better than what the Lakers have Patty Mills alone trumps 2-3 of the Lakers players all by himself.
In short on paper the Nets have by far the better team going into next season no question. If they are all healthy, they will win.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 11:30pm On Aug 21|
He was finals MVP after 4 months of rest. Anybody who says the covid break did not help Lebron last year is just being disingenuous. IMHO the break is probably why he did not get injured that season.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 11:28pm On Aug 21|
That is the 2nd time in 3 seasons he has had bad injuries. Which speaks to father time coming for its due.
As far his play, his playmaking ability is now his strongest asset which means at this stage he is better with shooters.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 11:24pm On Aug 21|
So for you a PG who is at 25% from the 3pt range is the same as one who is at 30%. Giannis is a big so his shooting woos are just a media exaggeration, no one quibbled when Shaq had worse numbers.
Westbrook is a far better player than Jrue, but Jrue is a far better 3rd option on a championship side than the last seen version of Westbrook.
Jrue is as good a playmaker, a far better defender and though his shooting is erratic, he actually takes good shots and a team can live with his shot selection.
Westbrook on the other hand is an average defender (which is bad for a 3rd option), a great playmaker, but his most damaging attribute is not just that he is a bad shooter, it is that he takes very bad and ill-advised shoots, the moniker westbrick is not misplaced IMHO
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 6:49pm On Aug 21|
Assinn, LeBron is going on year 19, and is at the very tail end of his prime.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 12:45pm On Aug 21|
Brooklyn's big 3 at this stage of their career, when healthy are the better trio. Also their fit is more organic. Lebron has only played well alongside shooters, which Westbrook is not
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:37pm On Aug 17|
Yep exactly like Battier. Guys like these even if your best wing player is great on defense like Kobe, LeBron or Giannis, it never pays for them to be the one guarding the opposition best wing scorer, because it will just tire them out. Especially if the number 1 also has to run the offense sometimes (or almost all the time like LeBron).
A player like Kawhi can guard the opposition's best player because all you need him to do on offense is score in iso situations, and not to also get his teammates easy looks
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:02pm On Aug 17|
Marcus smart 4yrs $77mil. Baba got the bag finally
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:01pm On Aug 17|
Rondo is done, he has entered the journey man stage of his career
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:00pm On Aug 17|
Everybody he guarded worked for every point they scored and always looked gassed at the end of game. Add that to his passable rebounding averages, and ability to warrant a defender when he spaces the floor on the offensive end, overall hustle, and you will find few players who fit that skillset, who can guard 2 through 5 (and bigger 1s).
Finally he freed Giannis from being the primary defender on the opposition best wing defender on most possessions. This allowed Giannis to focus on help defense, both strong and weak side, and Giannis is arguably one of the best if not the best at playing help defense.
PJ Tucker is a player who is good based on fit, he is like Tayshaun prince with the Detroit pistons and Ariza with the Lakers (difference is he is a better rebounder and Prince and Ariza are slightly better scoring).
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 8:14pm On Aug 16|
It is a good move, the Clippers seriously need a PG who can run the offense and play defense, which he can. Yes, he is a liability on offense during the playoffs because he chokes, but the Clippers don't need his scoring since they kept Reggie.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 8:11pm On Aug 16|
He is not overrated, he knows his role and does it exceptionally well
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 8:03pm On Aug 15|
Pritchard dropping 92 in a pro-am game. Abeg the gap between nba players and normal people in basketball no be here.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:34am On Aug 15|
The Heat and the Sixers are better than the Grizzlies IMHO. the Hawks vs the Grizzlies is a toss up, but if Reddish carries over his playoffs form, then I'll personally pick them over the Grizzlies too.
As for the Celtics and Bulls they both have the talent but with the new setup no one can say what they are
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:59am On Aug 14|
As things stand it seems the teams in the east has at long last caught up with those in the west in terms of overall conference strength. It can even be argued, that depending on how the chips fall with Philly, the east might have 3 of the best 4 teams.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 12:35am On Aug 10|
Trae contract will only get to $207 if he makes one all-nba team in the next 2 years. But apart from SGA (who I think is been paid based on potential), Luka and Trae have both earned every cent
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:35am On Aug 09|
Mumu, if he had signed that, he will be up for another contract right now. Village people are strong in his life.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 12:41am On Aug 09|
How much did Noel reject?
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 4:16pm On Aug 08|
He is a case of overestimating your worth. What he now needs to do is fire whatever agent adviced him to reject that offer sheet and then go sign a 1 year prove it contract.
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 2:10pm On Aug 07|
The Mavs should better get someone to talk to Luka. Why did he play with that sprained wrist. The Boy self no get sense, you have a $200+ mil contract waiting, and you are playing with injuries
|Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 1:26am On Aug 06|
Dame is a 2 guard, he can run some offense when he needs to, but he is better as a 2. For as good as the Blazers are on offense, this is also part of their problem, If the Blazers can trade CJ for a point guard of equivalent talent will greatly benefit that team
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