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post #5101 of 27247
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

I'm having a hard time getting excited about this NBA season. Lock out left a bad taste in my mouth and the compressed season is going to lead to a lot of ugly, tired basketball.

+1
post #5102 of 27247
dwade and lebron are both out and the heats are still neck and neck with the hawks. i dont think there's a better team out there right now

double overtime, some terrible calls, and all the clocks are all out now. great game

heats won in triple overtime. ridic


heats beat the hawks without lebron and wade. that's just crazy
Edited by indesertum - 1/5/12 at 8:53pm
post #5103 of 27247
Good win for the Heat, those two should sit out for as long as necessary... this cramped schedule is ridic

I can imagine the headlines, had the Heat failed to secure a win ... about Miami having a Big 2.25 instead of Big 2.5

Results says more about the Hawks, who have All-Star talent on their team, than it does about the Heat's roster
post #5104 of 27247
well chris bosh tends to get overshadowed by lebron and dwade, but dude is extremely talented too. him and chalmers (!) really made the night. hawks just weren't hitting their shots tonight

also lakers got owned by the blazers. blazers are going places. i wouldn't be surprised to see them win the western conference. it's just sad that when all the pieces finally got in place brandon roy wasn't able to get in on it
post #5105 of 27247
Portland seems to be succeeding because of their depth. and finally developing an every-night star in Lamarcus Aldridge.

Miami hopefully can follow suit and get meaningful contributions even as they go 9 to 10 deep. the role players plus Bosh really stepped it up last night but it's one game. we'll see.

i'm one of Bynum's biggest detractors on this thread, but even i have to admit that he's been kicking ass since returning from suspension. maybe time to trade him? biggrin.gif
post #5106 of 27247
gerald wallace is way outperforming aldridge stats and intangibles. and aldridge is indeed amazing

bynum this season is rapidly becoming a breakout all star. and so is kyle lowry. lowry is one of the most underrated guards out there and he's pulling near triple doubles constantly
post #5107 of 27247
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i'm one of Bynum's biggest detractors on this thread, but even i have to admit that he's been kicking ass since returning from suspension. maybe time to trade him? biggrin.gif

I just cringe when I realize that, at some point, he's gonna get hurt.

It's like allowing yourself to fall for a girl you KNOW is going to break your heart at some point.
post #5108 of 27247
i really like portland. lot of good, tall athletes and they press. don't really need a kobe or a bynum when you've got 8 guys who are 6-8 and can jump and shoot ... and will hustle on every play.
post #5109 of 27247
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i really like portland. lot of good, tall athletes and they press. don't really need a kobe or a bynum when you've got 8 guys who are 6-8 and can jump and shoot ... and will hustle on every play.

Its really a travesty how little credit Nate McMillian gets for crafting a consistent winner out of a bunch of spare parts.
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Its really a travesty how little credit Nate McMillian gets for crafting a consistent winner out of a bunch of spare parts.

it's hard to think of a franchise that has been more snake-bit, but still managed to play at a high level.
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to think that 5, 6 years ago portland was really suffering from pr issues, off court drama (bankruptcy, players and coaches fighting, players like z. bo with terrible work ethic)

they've also always had terrible luck with drafting (sam bowie instead of michael jordan, greg oden instead of kevin durant or al horford) and injuries (brandon roy frown.gif )

it's nice to finally see a good team going. i haven't been this excited for the blazers since the early nineties with clyde drexler, buck williams etc
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JAILBLAZERS!
post #5113 of 27247
and that.

i'm super excited for nba this season even tho it's shorter. a lot of really good talent out there
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i really like portland. lot of good, tall athletes and they press. don't really need a kobe or a bynum when you've got 8 guys who are 6-8 and can jump and shoot ... and will hustle on every play.

Its really a travesty how little credit Nate McMillian gets for crafting a consistent winner out of a bunch of spare parts.

Spare parts? I wouldn't go that far but I give them credit for pulling out wins despite injuries, there was a point last year where they had half their roster hurt.

They don’t have a huge star now outside of Aldridge but Wallace, Matthews, Batum & Felton are legit starters. Crawford is also starter caliber and a true scorer. Hardly spare parts in my eye. Camby and Thomas are old (combined age of 70+?) but they can still go for another year or two.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

and that.
i'm super excited for nba this season even tho it's shorter. a lot of really good talent out there

If it wasn't for all the bullshit drama with the lockout and the resulting consequence of missing camp etc, the shorter season would actually be nice. Who really wants to watch 82 games? Late December to July makes for a decent length season.
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