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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    This is kind of fun.


    Bonus: the great Vin Scully, in the last clip, describing Milton Bradley throwing balls on the field "like rice at a wedding".
     
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  2. wojt

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    Tayshuan Prince comes to mind
     
  3. diadem

    diadem Senior member

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    I remember Shane Battier during his stint with the Rockets did a pretty good job on Kobe as well.
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Watching the Rockets play GSW, I'm reminded about how ugly they play. All analytics, very little entertainment...at least imo.

    All these players whose games I don't appreciate - Harden, Howard, Beverly, Josh Smith...even this Motejiunas post up game looks so awkward
     
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  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    LOL at Latell Sprewell being so hard up he'll humiliate himself for dose commercial dollahs. "Success is just failure that hasn't happened yet."
     
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  6. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Man if okc loses 1st round.....let's say KD or WB demand trades....lakers have $60 million cap space and top pick.... Celtics have top pick and assets.... Houston could trade harden right back to okc.
     
  7. Steve B.

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    Wild Speculation.

    I like it.

    Except for the Lakers part.
     
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  8. ellsbebc

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    No need to demand a trade when KD is a free agent this summer. Westbrook hits the market a year later.
     
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    As someone who have followed the Rockets closely during the last 14 years, they are painful to watch. An embarrassment.

    I remember Feeling physical pain in my stomach after that game-7 loss to Utah or after being blown out by Dirk in a game 7. I remember the empty Feeling and the what-ifs flying in my head after that 7-game series lost to the lakers which was Yaos last rodeo.

    I feel nothing watching this bunch of Rockets. I even have to admit, I feel a Little bit of amusement at their Annihilation by the Warriors. Last years comeback against the Clippers was, well, a because of the curse on the Clippers. But even then it takes effort to like them.

    Morey should find some analytics that include "Character" and "Chemistry".
     
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  10. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    As a bandwagon Rockets fan, I'd rather watch them get blown out and lose 4-0 to the Warriors if that means Warriors win the Finals and make history. This isn't a fun group to watch with no heart.
     
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    Thibs taking over Minnesota.
     
  12. venividivicibj

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    Should be really fun watching him take over such young and talented team
     
  13. sjmin209

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    Whoever rehired Kevin McHale as an announcer should be fired.
     
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  14. HRoi

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    Looking forward to Thibs bringing discipline, defense, fire, and fatigue-driven injuries to the youngsters in Minnesota
     
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    ^heats on fire right now. Imagine their team next year with Bosh back

    Honestly hope thibs manages minutes and rotations better

    But yeah. Should hop on that wolves bandwagon early.

    If I could choose any city to move to based on the NBA team I would go to Memphis, San Antonio, or Milwaukee. But I'm going to ride the Warriors til I die and occasionally cheer for the Knicks and whatever team Lin is on
     
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  16. HRoi

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    Riley pulls something out of the hat again. Realistically, they have no chance against the West, but I'll be content with them playing spoiler against Cleveland

    I'm most impressed with him stealing Dragic, convincing Joe Johnson to sign, and somehow finding Whiteside and Josh Richardson out of nowhere.
     
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    They could beat the cavs. Justise and Josh were really great picks and I'm pretty surprised they dropped that low. I hope Hassan stays in Miami at the very least for his snapchat. They look they're having a lot of fun

    Also moving hassan to the bench with justise and Josh and starting stat seemed like great moves by spo. Really like the youngster trio

    Dragic kinda sucked until Joe came and now he seems in a good rhythm. Really fun team to watch but I hope hornets pull a game or two off
     
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  18. HRoi

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    Justise is already a great defender, and has really improved his offense this season despite still being really raw. I didn't mention him as a Great Riley move because grabbing him was a no brainer after he inexplicably fell. There was this crazy story about a team (Boston?) offering Charlotte two drafts' worth of picks when Winslow fell to the Hornets, but MJ really wanted to grab Frank Kaminsky. And then the Heat picked him next.

    The roster still has a lot of uncertainty though. Wade is on the decline and is a FA. They have to re-sign Whiteside. No one knows what's going on with Bosh and if this thing is career and/or life threatening. Ideally the future will be built around Dragic, Winslow and Whiteside, but all the other pieces are important to keep together in the short term
     
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    I feel like Justise is going to be better than Stanley. Stanley might top out as Lance Stephenson.
     
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    Signing Whiteside is an Andrew Bynum type mistake. All of that guy's motivation will disappear once he gets his money. Albatrosssssss....
     
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