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post #12886 of 27206
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he's 36. he's been playing professionally for almost 20 years now. he's seasoned even if he's not nba seasoned
post #12887 of 27206
my bold prediction: the NBA's Atlantic division will be similar the the NFL's NFC East - with every single team sucking.

- i think the nets and knicks are dangerously close to imploding. they are relying on some pretty old players where two injuries can spell disaster.

the knicks look like a candidate for a bad chemistry issues on top of being already injury prone and old, especially if Carmelo starts getting antsy and hints he wants a trade, then passive aggressively forces one like he did with denver.

the raptors, celtics, and 76ers are in tank for wiggins mode.
post #12888 of 27206
well thats what everybody thought last season. although maybe it was a season long fluke (i think JR and kidd was hitting something like 40, 50% of their 3 pointers over a long period of time)

im excited to see how the nets will perform.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

my bold prediction: the NBA's Atlantic division will be similar the the NFL's NFC East - with every single team sucking.

- i think the nets and knicks are dangerously close to imploding. they are relying on some pretty old players where two injuries can spell disaster.

the knicks look like a candidate for a bad chemistry issues on top of being already injury prone and old, especially if Carmelo starts getting antsy and hints he wants a trade, then passive aggressively forces one like he did with denver.

the raptors, celtics, and 76ers are in tank for wiggins mode.

if 76ers and celtics are tank candidates, then by default raptors have a very small chance of wiggins. they have a solid roster and i think they even make the playoffs this year
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i completely forgot how before 2005, nba players were walking around in xxxl size shirts often time while wearing baggy jeans and with some ice around the neck. david stern done chane-da game.
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if 76ers and celtics are tank candidates, then by default raptors have a very small chance of wiggins. they have a solid roster and i think they even make the playoffs this year


but think about if they are are on the bubble nearish the allstar break... the chance to land the next big thing and Canadian native might be too enticing compared to having a roster where rudy gay is your franchise star. this isn't the NFL, there's a draft lottery, and a deep assed draft (something like 5-6 potential franchise/allstar caliber players) so its better to have some ping pong balls in there than none.
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Because it is the same team with Artest, a year older Shump, a more seasoned Prigioni and a healthy Chandler. Last year if Melo and JR weren't scoring, the Knicks weren't winning but now Woodson has a defensive oriented lineup option with Chandler, Artest, Prigioni/Felton, Shump and Melo to score.

Just don't forget that everyone is a year older. And for the rest of the crew, that's not such a good thing.
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Just don't forget that everyone is a year older. And for the rest of the crew, that's not such a good thing.

 

It seems to be a theme in NY sports. A bit of a metaphor for the city, huh?

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Although he wasn't playing the whole season, Kidd played a key role in NYK last year. I remember he gave the Knicks key victories in the playoffs with his defense.

JR Smith also went nuts until he started partying again and he disappeared and the Knicks had no one else to score and we all know what happens when the scoring is solely left on the shoulders of Melo, who also gets hurts every season and misses at least 20+ games. Not to mention Amare, who might as well be a waterboy at this point.

Felton looks fat again too. lol8[1].gif
post #12896 of 27206
shots fired


http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-doc-rivers-lakers-best-franchise-sports-history-20130930,0,2981672.story#axzz2hbxYzIJn

Doc Rivers calls the Lakers 'the best franchise in sports history'
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The Lakers and Boston Celtics have one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports.

Doc Rivers, now coach of the Clippers, led the Celtics to the 2007-08 championship over the Lakers. Two years later, the Lakers got revenge -- winning the 2009-10 title in seven games over River's Celtics.

Recently Rivers gave the Lakers franchise an impressive compliment, speaking to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports about his move to the Clippers.

"The risk is all mine," said Rivers. "To go to an organization that hasn't won but [two] playoff series in their entire history, in a town where the other team is the best franchise in sports history – that's risk."

Given his years with the Celtics, an organization that has 17 NBA titles -- that's quite a comment about the Lakers.

The Lakers have 16 championships in their history but 10 to Boston's four since the 1979-80 season.

Rivers was let out of his contract this summer to join the Clippers, avoiding a rebuild in Boston with the departures of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

The Lakers appear to be rebuilding as well, although on paper they have a better team than the Celtics this season -- if Kobe Bryant returns successfully from Achilles' surgery.
post #12897 of 27206
^doc rivers is playing the LA media like a violin. he was one of the rare few boston coaches/star players who handled the boston sports media so well that even when he sucked (before the KG/Ray Allen trade) they left him alone because he was on such good terms with them.

plus if the lakers possibly land a franchise pick in the lottery, or if the lakers re-tool with key free agents next summer - he can jump ship again to the lakers and only have clipper fans angry anyway.
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Season hasn't even began and Melo already stirring up some drama... ?
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Melo: I want to test free agency

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said in a recent interview that he wants to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and test free agency.

"I want to be a free agent," Anthony told the New York Observer. "I think everybody in the NBA dreams to be a free agent at least one time in their career. It's like you have an evaluation period, you know. It's like if I'm in the gym and I have all the coaches, all the owners, all the GMs come into the gym and just evaluate everything I do. So yes, I want that experience."
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this dude wants out of a struggle team

post #12900 of 27206
Hello, Jim Buss? laugh.gif
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