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NBA 2009-2010 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Damn, I didn't notice how solid the Clippers are this year.
    C- Kaman, Camby, Jordan, Skinner
    F- Griffin, Butler, Thornton, Smith, Novak
    G- Davis, Gordon, Telfair, Rush, Collins

    The only downside is Dunleavy but overall, this team got talent and has good support.
     


  2. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    Damn, I didn't notice how solid the Clippers are this year.
    C- Kaman, Camby, Jordan, Skinner
    F- Griffin, Butler, Thornton, Smith, Novak
    G- Davis, Gordon, Telfair, Rush, Collins

    The only downside is Dunleavy but overall, this team got talent and has good support.


    There's only one problem.......they're the Clippers.

    Bill Simmons explains
     


  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I still think the Clips could go far this year if Dunleavy steps down as head coach.
    He is almost as bad as Don Nelson, taking out the player thats hot in the first half and end up losing a big lead because of it.

    The team is very versatile though. They had Griffin at Center, Thornton at PF and Butler at SF and managed to do well, of course they were against Don Nelson who puts Biedrins with 4 guards but still. Butler, Davis, Novak and Gordon are deadly threats at 3. Davis and Gordon can create shots. Thornton is getting better and Griffin is a monster, back him up with Camby and Kaman, pretty much a rebounding trio and with Kaman and Griffin a great scoring presence in the middle. Jordan is young and has a chance to be somewhat like Bynum, he just needs direction. Skinner isn't a bad back=up to rest one of their centers for a few minutes. Craig Smith can take up space in the middle too, he can hustle and usually get rebounds well.

    Telfair is a great back-up to Davis and Gordon, he showed last year that he can score and distribute the ball. I still think he has a good potential. And with Davis' injury record, he is bound to get plenty of playing time. Rush does well at times but he can provide a few points for a few minutes, along with Collins who hustles as well.

    Overall, a pretty solid team barring their stupid coach.
     


  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    That is true. Habits are built during the regular season. That said, I think most players don't realize this, so I see most teams playing very little defense. Instead, I see a lot of running and jump-shooting during the regular season.

    The Spurs will play defense. Always.

    I don't think you've seen Kobe and Lebron play then, along with DWade, Howard, Duncan, Paul, etc... These guys work like crazy night in and night out. Rarely do these guys sit back and relax, hell Kobe got a technical last night in a pre-season game and they were winning by 30. You really see the determination in most of these guys, who tends to make the playoffs because of it. Unlike TMac, Josh Smith and Carter who gets lazy and a waste of talent. You just don't see the same fire but really, I like the whole NBA season, there are just more things going on and to keep up with. So I would say some, or very few sleep through the season because those who make the playoffs play harder and those who are on a crappy team plays harder because they are fighting for a contract and hopefully a bigger endorsement and bigger pay. It's sad but there are players like Iverson who seems content with just making money and being a star instead of winning a chip.

    Just proves Kobe's an asshole. [​IMG]
     


  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I still think the Clips could go far this year if Dunleavy steps down as head coach.
    He is almost as bad as Don Nelson, taking out the player thats hot in the first half and end up losing a big lead because of it.

    The team is very versatile though. They had Griffin at Center, Thornton at PF and Butler at SF and managed to do well, of course they were against Don Nelson who puts Biedrins with 4 guards but still. Butler, Davis, Novak and Gordon are deadly threats at 3. Davis and Gordon can create shots. Thornton is getting better and Griffin is a monster, back him up with Camby and Kaman, pretty much a rebounding trio and with Kaman and Griffin a great scoring presence in the middle. Jordan is young and has a chance to be somewhat like Bynum, he just needs direction. Skinner isn't a bad back=up to rest one of their centers for a few minutes. Craig Smith can take up space in the middle too, he can hustle and usually get rebounds well.

    Telfair is a great back-up to Davis and Gordon, he showed last year that he can score and distribute the ball. I still think he has a good potential. And with Davis' injury record, he is bound to get plenty of playing time. Rush does well at times but he can provide a few points for a few minutes, along with Collins who hustles as well.

    Overall, a pretty solid team barring their stupid coach.


    I love Baron Davis, but he made barely 30% of his three-point shots last year, which means that he missed (by a considerable amount) cracking the league's top 100. He's never made more than 34%. I didn't bother to look up the others, although I would assume that Gordon, at least, shoots for a higher percentage than that.
     


  6. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Davis 3's isn't high percentage-wise but he is deadly there. He has clutched so many game winning 3's and single-handedly brought the lips back to the game yesterday. I mean Kobe averages 35% at the 3's for his career but everyone would pick him to shoot that final shot. I know it is a crime to even think about comparing Kobe and Baron but I think both are just as deadly behind the arc, they can create those 3's when needed.

    Butler averages about 39% last year and 37% career-wise but made 140 3-pointers last year. He made 5 3-pointers yesterday alone and he has helped the Hornets the past few years. Novak rarely gets playing time and when he does, it is just to drain 3's. He averages 41% last eyer and almost 50% two years ago. H emade 120 3's last year in 16 minutes of play a game. As for Gordon, he averaged almost 39% and made 131 3's last year, it is mostly due to Davis injury though but these guys can make 3's. Butler and Novak are mostly spot up shooters but with the inside being crowded with Camby, Kaman and Griffin, these guys are bound to get open shots, along with Thornton who could get streaky at times as well. I didn't even mention Ricky Davis because I jsut odn't think he'll be back to a decent player again but he could usually spot up and hit 3's here and there.
     


  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Marc Gasol lost a lot of weight.
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    How long before he regrets this decision? I'm surprised he is still wearing Kobes shoe though.
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    Marc Gasol lost a lot of weight.

    For a second, I was like WTF Pau went back to the Griz? Marc did lose a few pounds.
     


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    How long before he regrets this decision? I'm surprised he is still wearing Kobes shoe though.

    Kobe/Ariza are still really good friends. After being traded Ariza and Kobe met up in Asia and Ariza also worked Kobe's camp with him.

    I'm loving Kobe's jumper so far this year. Now that he could actually rest his legs and his shooting hand this offseason to let it heal I'm thinking he'll be better this year than the last few
     


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    RFX45 Senior member

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    Damn, watching the Cavs pre-season game and Shaq looks really out of shape. He definitely gained weight, everyone in the league are getting skinnier (Duncan, Al Jefferson, Marc Gasol) and he is only getting bigger. The upside is he can take up more space in the paint.
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    lakers playing tonite. let's see if bynum can continue to show power
     


  12. imissopenlayups

    imissopenlayups Well-Known Member

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    its all about the kniiiiiiiiiiiicks!!!
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    its all about the kniiiiiiiiiiiicks!!!

    nooooo!! i eatZ them
     


  14. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    its all about the kniiiiiiiiiiiicks!!!

    Maybe next year, when Lebron signs.

    Clips beat the Spurs, it's pre-season but a W's a W.

    Bynum has been getting some burn this pre-season, he'll continue going strong. He really does look like the old Bynum, which is good.
     


  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    another good night for Bynum last night. i dont know if he is naturally coming out on his own to be one of the stars on his team or if it is something that Phil is pushing to test but i hope he continues this semi-dominance into the season
     


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