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when did barea get so good?

He's been getting progressively better every year. This is just the year that people outside of Dallas start to notice him.
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That was one of the most dominant performances I've seen in a while from Nowitzki. 12/14 FG 24/24 FT in a playoff game. Durant scored 40, but pales in comparison to Dirk. Simply Majestic.
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when did barea get so good?

Ever since he started boning Miss Universe 2006.
post #3319 of 17715
barea is looking at a juicy contract next year
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
He's been getting progressively better every year. This is just the year that people outside of Dallas start to notice him.

really? i've been watching the mav's for the first 3 years and it seems like the playoffs was a huge coming out party for him... i used to groan every time he came on the court
post #3321 of 17715
Dirk is awesome. moving on... not sold on Barea yet. it seems like people just forget about him on the court because they're marking everyone else (i mean, really, Nate Robinson? you couldn't have played worse defense even if you were 4'3"). but he does have skills. the draft is very interesting. sucks for the Cavs that this draft appears so weak. last year they would have gotten John Wall and (cheating a bit here with hindsight) Demarcus Cousins. two years ago they coulda gotten (gasp) Blake Griffin and Stephen Curry it appears everybody's tabbing Kyrie Irving to go first, but with all the PG depth at the top of the draft, i wouldn't be surprised if the Cavs took Derrick Williams first, and with the 4th pick whoever falls between Kemba or Brandon Knight. Minnesota's in a bad spot, because they have a total logjam at both Irving and Williams' positions. Kahn strikes again. it would be cool if Utah traded down for a mid-teen pick this year plus a future first rounder, and then picked Jimmer. apparently some dude named Enes Kanter is projected to be 3rd (by Chad Ford). any info? another high pick stiff? finally, one more Lakers lol - Mike Dunleavy possibly Phil's heir? srsly? i am gonna assume this is a joke
post #3322 of 17715
lol at Westbrook
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post
really? i've been watching the mav's for the first 3 years and it seems like the playoffs was a huge coming out party for him... i used to groan every time he came on the court
Barea has always been that hussle guy. this year that hustle is showing up in the stat sheet. I love seeing Jkidd support Barea from the bench. guy got class
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barea has always had that kind of talent. he averaged 21 pts 8 ast in college and when given 30+ minutes this year he's produced close to that, about 18 and 6.
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it appears everybody's tabbing Kyrie Irving to go first, but with all the PG depth at the top of the draft, i wouldn't be surprised if the Cavs took Derrick Williams first, and with the 4th pick whoever falls between Kemba or Brandon Knight.

apparently some dude named Enes Kanter is projected to be 3rd (by Chad Ford). any info? another high pick stiff?

finally, one more Lakers lol - Mike Dunleavy possibly Phil's heir? srsly? i am gonna assume this is a joke

I agree with that: take Williams #1 and then see which PG is available at #4. Though they could take Irving and then a C/PF at 4 also.

Kanter is the Turkish player (C/PF) who was going to play at UK, and then couldn't because he had played pro in Turkey. Apparently a top talent.

Dunleavy is a joke I hope. Apparently Adelman and Shaw are two serious candidates, but the Lakers are letting Shaw interview everywhere, so....
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Dunleavy has to be a joke. I see him on a regular basis near my office and I know for a fact he likes being in LA. During his tenure at the Clippers, he made it known that he wanted to coach Mike Jr. Now that Indiana has an opening as well, it would be comical if they allowed him to come coach his son.
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Originally Posted by venessian View Post
Kanter is the Turkish player (C/PF) who was going to play at UK, and then couldn't because he had played pro in Turkey. Apparently a top talent.

Remember seeng this guy in an US v World exhibition game a year or two ago - he was definitely a standout amongst both teams.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post
not sold on Barea yet. it seems like people just forget about him on the court because they're marking everyone else (i mean, really, Nate Robinson? you couldn't have played worse defense even if you were 4'3"). but he does have skills.


barea and nate robinson actually have similar games... but barea has 100x better decision making skills. barea is basically a 70's/80's goose goosage.. put him in for 3/4 innings and go balls to the wall 95mph+ heat.

lastly:

"kobe!"


for all of dirks scoring - that last min drive dish to terry for a 3 was the theme of the game.
post #3329 of 17715
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apparently some dude named Enes Kanter is projected to be 3rd (by Chad Ford). any info? another high pick stiff?
kanter is suppose to be the real deal. like the guy above me stated, he was ineligible all year at kentucky (go figure. calipari trying to scam the system? nooooooooo, not him.) i remember reading last summer at the camps that he was one of the best big guys coming into college, but the writers always ended their sentences with "if he's eligible." with sullinger and a couple of the other big guys staying in college, this is probably the safest pick if you are gonna gamble on a big european guy, if the scouts are right. i just have flashbacks of Darko.
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OK. I'm not a fan of distorted, made-up stats to make a point, but bear with me on this one. Heard this on the radio coming in this morning.

Last night Dirk's offensive efficiency was incredible. He was 12-15 from the field (no 3 pointers taken) and 24-24 from the line. 39 shots, 36 made, 3 missed and 48 points. That is 16 points made for each miss. Some guy has put together the 2010-2011 and NBA history stats for points per miss. The results are interesting. I won't reproduce them all, but the blog post is here.

The point is to identify a good scorer from someone who just jacks up shot after shot all night to get his points (I'm looking at you Antawan Jamison).

What the 2010-2011 results showed was that Dirk led the league this year with 2.724 points per miss followed by Paul Pierce, Gasol, Love, Durant and LaBron.

The amazing list to me was the all-time NBA list:

Kareem is first at 2.549, Dirk is 2nd at 2.386, Bird is third at 2.355, Jordan is fourth at 2.342, The Big O is fifth at 2.302, followed by Malone, Kobe, Shaq, Wilt and Iverson. (NOTE: Everyone on this list has 20,000 or more career points).

Interesting insight or stupid made-up stat?

EDIT: Before anyone chimes in with straw men, no one is claiming that Dirk is the 2nd best player in NBA history, that would be stupid. But is he perhaps one of the most underrated when you look at his numbers?
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