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post #26401 of 27206
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Curry w/ 30 turnovers to 26 assists in the 7 games


Steph Curry:

22.6 PPG
3.7 APG
4.9 RPG
4.3 TOV
0.7 BLK
4.0 FTA
3.6 PF

40.3 FG% / 40.0 3P% / 92.9 FT%


Kyrie Irving:

27.1 PPG
3.9 APG
3.9 RPG
2.6 TOV
0.7 BLK
4.7 FTA
2.6 PF

46.8 FG% / 40.5 3P% / 93.9 FT%
post #26402 of 27206
I hate to sound like a hater, but the window for GSW might be closing quick.

If KD stays and OKC trades Ibaka for a legit center/backup for adams or more scary actual shooters then they might roll though the west. Lebron and 5 lepers could still win the east.

Curry breaking down towards the end is kind of scary because he barely played over 30min/game this season. I have to assume GSW will go into "lets not take regular season too seriously next year and be like the Spurs!" mode next season. Which means that home court is weirdly even more valuable (even if San Antonio doesn't seem to think so) giving the OKC thunder a good shot at 60+ wins.


The Lebron historical significance is weird. If you factor in longevity then you almost have to consider him as your top pick in a hypothetical top 5 ever, but also because he's so versatile. His championship runs with the Heat/Cavs show that he'd actually be a great player to pair with a volume shooting 2 guard like Jordan or Kobe plus he plays all world defense.

But best ever its easy to just choose Jordan then work from there.
post #26403 of 27206
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But best ever its easy to just choose Jordan then work from there.

To me, that's all that really needs to be said really.


And it is still strange to me how LeBron still hasn't won a DPoY, by the way.
post #26404 of 27206
Jordan was certainly no slouch on defense either.
post #26405 of 27206
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I have to assume GSW will go into "lets not take regular season too seriously next year and be like the Spurs Lakers!" mode next season. 

ftfy.

 

incidentally, the Spurs had a 67-win season (with one home loss!) and lost in the second round. guess they didn't take the postseason too seriously either.

post #26406 of 27206
Love's moment shouldn't be forgotten...

https://streamable.com/e/255w
post #26407 of 27206
^ Thanks for that. My connection dropped at that moment so while I had heard about Love's stop, I hadn't seen it live.
post #26408 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I hate to sound like a hater, but the window for GSW might be closing quick.

If KD stays and OKC trades Ibaka for a legit center/backup for adams or more scary actual shooters then they might roll though the west. Lebron and 5 lepers could still win the east.

Curry breaking down towards the end is kind of scary because he barely played over 30min/game this season. I have to assume GSW will go into "lets not take regular season too seriously next year and be like the Spurs!" mode next season. Which means that home court is weirdly even more valuable (even if San Antonio doesn't seem to think so) giving the OKC thunder a good shot at 60+ wins.


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Come on. they still have their core and a really good bench. The salary cap is going up and they are a destination for anyone who wants to win. They can pick up a good new center (maybe Whiteside), maybe a good forward (maybe move Green to Small forward?) and they're right there. I mean, they came within a couple of Curry bricks from the best season of all time, its not like they just scrubed out in the first round.

As for Curry "breaking down" dude, slipped on a wet spot and fucked up his knee, it was kind of a freak accident.
And as much as I hate to blame injuries, I think Curry was hurt and thus not looking particularly "Curryish." That's life in the NBA and it does not take away from what the Cavs did, but I don't think you can read to much into t his future based on a few games.
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Come on. they still have their core and a really good bench. The salary cap is going up and they are a destination for anyone who wants to win. They can pick up a good new center (maybe Whiteside), maybe a good forward (maybe move Green to Small forward?) and they're right there. I mean, they came within a couple of Curry bricks from the best season of all time, its not like they just scrubed out in the first round.

As for Curry "breaking down" dude, slipped on a wet spot and fucked up his knee, it was kind of a freak accident.
And as much as I hate to blame injuries, I think Curry was hurt and thus not looking particularly "Curryish." That's life in the NBA and it does not take away from what the Cavs did, but I don't think you can read to much into t his future based on a few games.

This all makes sense, but I think it was a little more than that with Curry. Maybe he was overcompensation for not feeling like he could do everything he wanted physically at 100%. But in the last two games at least, it looked to me like he was playing nervous and panicked. Sloppy turnovers that often seemed to come from frantically rushed decision-making, plus some poorly chosen shots. Admittedly the latter is a is more debatable, since Curry often takes shots that would be considered bad shots for anyone else, but when they go in are just "Steph being Steph". But the turnovers in particular really gave me the impression the pressure was getting to him. Leave aside contrasting him with Lebron or Irving -- the contrast with Tray Thompson is enough. Thompson wasn't perfect of course, but he seemed to play much more under control in pressure situations.
post #26410 of 27206
You know who impressed? Richard Jefferson. He was shockingly effective and I had no idea he was even in the league anymore.
post #26411 of 27206
Obligatory "how many more years does LBJ have??" to acquire more chips??
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You know who impressed? Richard Jefferson. He was shockingly effective and I had no idea he was even in the league anymore.


he just announced his retirement. 

post #26413 of 27206
Thread Starter 
Dubs just needs to sign Joakim Noah and maybe Batum to replace Barnes and the chip might be their to lose once again.

I think Howard hinted that he'd love to sign with the Dubs and I think he'd actually fit in there, Green could probably keep him in check and he'd be a more athletic Bogut.
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he just announced his retirement. 

Walton is supposedly considering him as an assistant coach.
post #26415 of 27206
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Come on. they still have their core and a really good bench. The salary cap is going up and they are a destination for anyone who wants to win. They can pick up a good new center (maybe Whiteside), maybe a good forward (maybe move Green to Small forward?) and they're right there. I mean, they came within a couple of Curry bricks from the best season of all time, its not like they just scrubed out in the first round.

As for Curry "breaking down" dude, slipped on a wet spot and fucked up his knee, it was kind of a freak accident.
And as much as I hate to blame injuries, I think Curry was hurt and thus not looking particularly "Curryish." That's life in the NBA and it does not take away from what the Cavs did, but I don't think you can read to much into t his future based on a few games.


I didn't say that GSW wouldn't be championship contenders next year, but...

lets say they drop $200,000,000 on Barnes (by matching any max offer) and Whiteside... then before you know it Curry and Klay will want their max contracts. More importantly Curry will get a Mega Max contract in 2018. . If they still have the derrick rose provision then they will max out Klay in 2019 meaning their max players will be barnes, curry, whiteside and Klay. That doesn't leave enough room for a bench/roll players and looming Green Max Contract by 2020.

I think thats why theres all the rumors about GSW going after KD this offseason, because they need to potentially break up/trade Klay or Curry in the next two years because they might be forced to max out/match a max offer for harrison barnes this offseason. GSW needs to sign a max contract player who's actually worth it.

its weird how it works out, but since the nba has a salary cap, even if its going to increase, they're on the cusp of immediately having two max contract guys who aren't their franchise players and who might not even be worth it (barnes and a potential free agent like whiteside) by next season sucking up the majority of the cap space before the mega max offers for curry/klay/green come along.
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