Originally Posted by indesertum
i was trying to think of a san antonio like composed team. thing is there's not a lot stretch 4s. i think spurs system could fit with knicks, pelicans, golden state, timberwolves, mavericks. pelicans and wolves need more shooters tho.
but you're right its more a passing mentality than anything. but personnel wise i think those 5 could play the spurs system if they learned it
I just disagree I guess, I don't think there's a single chance any of those teams could play this way, outside of maybe GSW after a couple of seasons of work. Basically nobody on the Knicks is a good, let alone great, passer, outside of Prigs, nobody on the Pelicans is at that level (although they could potentially have the cutting/driving down), and the Wolves just have Rubio and that's it as a passer. Love and Pekovic aren't great ball-movers either. Mavs are next closest (Calderon/Ellis/Carter are good passers), but Dalembert doesn't count, Ellis can't shoot well enough, Matrix can't shoot or pass to that level.
Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7
2) Where does Timmy rank among the Top 10 players of all time? (More importantly for the interests of this forum, is he ahead of Kobe?
Duncan is ahead of Kobe to me, solidly, although not by a lot.
Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I think people are referring to the "old" Spurs, who would pass the ball to Duncan and let him back his defender down and shoot a bank shot off the glass. The Spurs became more interesting to the casual fan when Duncan started sharing more of the offensive load with Parker, Ginobili, and now Leonard.
Tbh I wouldn't call them boring, but I don't think I'm going to be watching the Spurs next year on League Pass any more than I watched them this year (not a whole lot). The whirling dervish assist machine is incredible to watch, sure. But I have to say I'm a lot more partial to watching stars do crazy shit, and SA's players don't take that load on consistently or long enough for that to really happen. Just being honest. I get how good they are, but I also get why people don't watch them.
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
for how much of a tool Bill Simmons is (whenever on camera) he did have a point when he was pointing out about how shitty the Miami crowd was when they realized that this might be the end of the road of this awesome (as a whole) Miami Heat run.
they booed then just walked out.
This is such bullshit. Simmons wrote a column about how he left that LBJ destroyer of worlds game (that game 6 where lbj couldn't miss against boston) early.
Originally Posted by kissmyjazz
Diaw should be in consideration for MVP as well. His unselfish offense and creativity was providing the spacing and momentum for Spurs throughout the four games. Defensively he is weaker, but his performance against Heat is quite good there too. He nearly had a triple double in the last game.
God I have no idea who it's going to go to. Could go to Duncan, Kawhi, Diaw, or Parker. Guess we'll see.