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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    NY is banged up though, Melo and Chandler aren't 100% and Amare is done for the season, again. Plus they just aren't playing with the same intensity to start the season. Right now, if the playoffs started, they'd have to play Chicago, which could easily be Boston or Atlanta and could also spell a first round exit.
     
  2. edmorel

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    yes but the playoffs don't start today (and the Knicks are 2-2 vs. Boston and 1-0 vs Atlanta) and there is nothing like getting on a streak heading into the playoffs (and also nothing like blowing our load ahead of the playoffs). They beat Miami without Amare, he is due back by the second round. Chandler is due back next week and Melo is already back. I'm not saying that they Knicks don't have issues (they are old and slow. Melo is soft and a volume shooter/scorer and Chandler's game is condusive to injury) and that they couldn't lose in the first round but the playoffs are a different animal than the regular season. The only team that really worries me in the playoffs is Indiana.
     
  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    Eh, Chandler and Melo playing doesn't mean they are 100%, knee injuries linger and it is even bad when they had to drain it so Melo will have to deal with that the rest of the season. Oh and Felton is fat again. Dude was dying of exhaustion in the game against Portland. Commentators even called him out on it, I get it that he is hurt but stay on the threadmill everyday and eat well for gods sake, keep your stamina up and weight down.

    Beating teams in the season means nothing either, I'd still take Miami over the NY just by how they are playing right now.

    Clippers always beat the Spurs (by a blowout at items too) in the regular season but if I were a betting man, I wouldn't pick the Clippers to win a 7 game series unless Duncan, Parker and Manu are all out.
     
  4. Steve B.

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    :)



    The Lakers have more I think, but Maybe no one counts Nash certainly not this season. Spurs have 3 but they don't need more than 2 at any one time anymore.



    The nuggets???
     
  5. Steve B.

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    Not true.

    1 blowout for each team.

    1 5 pt loss for SA. Game 3/29.

    And fuck you for beating me so bad in fantasy.
     
  6. foodguy

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    i was thinking specifically of hte lakers. fun fact: howard, nash, bryant, gasol and steve blake -- 5 of the top 7 players -- have played together exactly one game this year.
     
  7. NorCal

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    Make it so.
     
  8. idfnl

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    Definitely. Most athletic team in the NBA. Beat OKC the other night. Solid team. Way underrated.
     
  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    By "Clippers beat the Spurs by a blowout" I meant at least once every season not just this season, even before CP3 came, iirc they pretty much just beat each other by blowouts at least once each season.


    Alos, I beat you by 6-3 points and we ended up tied in our season record. I only got 5th place because I won 6-3 and our first meeting you beat me 5-4. So it was just a very slight advantage, doesn't get any close than that. Lawson is hurt all of a sudden though so I am shit out of luck.
     
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    :lol: Nuggest aren't underrated, everyone ranked them pretty high in the beginning of the season, maybe not as high as OKC and Spurs but they are up there and one of the deepest. Their main concern is that there isn't a one big star that could take that last shot but this team isn't flying low on the radar at all. If anything their start was a disappointment. Understandable though since Chanlder and Gallo were hurt and Iggy was still getting accustomed but they are clicking now.
     
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    "We're not a contending team," said Ujiri. "We also need to be patient as a team, organization, to grow a little bit."

    I think the reason a lot of people had low expectations for the Nuggets and consider them underrated now is because their own GM said they can't contend.
     
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    You give me a :lol: when other folks are saying "Nuggets??" as if to say "you serious??"... I don't get your post.
     
  13. Steve B.

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    Sorry. I confused you with that bastard NAMOR. :)
     
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    So they beat OKC and now they're a contender???

    They need to win on the road and at (currently) no. 5 they're not going to get as many home games.
     
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    I didn't say that. I was providing an example. They've won 14 games in a row. Only one other team in the league in better form at the moment. Nobody wants to see Denver in the playoffs.

    Speaking of playoffs, someone's getting smoked 7-2 and taking it out on poor me.
     
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    San Antonio's in a much better position. They won 9 of 12 games without Tony Parker. Are 5 up on Denver and have a road record almost as good as their home record.

    Denver will lose in the 2nd round.

    OKC and SA will play for the mini chip.

    After losing Kyrie Irving and Varejao, I didn't figure to win any playoff games.

    And finished 9 games and 3 places ahead of you.

    And whined A WHOLE LOT LESS.
     
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    i think memphis could turn out to be the stumbling block this year. denver on a good night can beat anybody. memphis is much more solid, though.
     
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    Seems significant that their best 5 (3 +Allen&Battier) are destroying everybody and they are cruising to an 800 record w/o riding those horses into the ground. That lineup will see a lot more minutes in playoffs.
     
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    The Kemp dunks were otherworldly. +1 on the assessment of his skills. But eventually, he ate himself out of the league
     
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    SA has a better record but I'd be hard pressed to pick between them in a game tomorrow.

    And wait, you're whining about my whining?
     
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