NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Watch and tell me what you think. I know what you mean about protecting against blocks but it seems like he is worried about more than blocks (and you need to protect against blocks more if you have a weak handle). He uses the left well for crossovers but on real drives, it looks weak. But I am no scout. I only thought of this because after watching the video, something seemed repetitive and I watched again and it was. It was almost all from one side.
     


  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    It's been posted but everyone has their weakness. He isn't very good on defense either but we got to give credit where it is due, he has faced good to elite PGs in the past 3 games (Wall, DWill & Harris (yeah Harris sucks now)). And in those 3 games, Amare & Melo weren't in two of them and they still won. Lin may not finish with his left (or choose not to) but his quick first step and dribbling skills has helped him get on the basket and his mediocre athleticism (mediocre in the NBA at least) has helped him finish. He is shooting close to 60% in the field in the past 3 games and I think more than half of those are around the rim. Left hand or not, he is finishing around the basket and executing the plays resulting in wins. His 15 minutes might be up soon with defense going after him but he proved that he can be a legit PG in the NBA. He won't average 20pts/10ast in his career but doing that 3 times in a row and result in a win for the crappy Knicks, got to give him credit for that.
     


  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    This is interesting. It's been reported that Pau, Rondo and Jennings didn't make the ASG. Reserves will be announced tonight. I really hope Nowitzki doesn't make it, it'll be stupid to pick him over Pau. I mean I think Aldridge & Love deserves to be there more than Pau but Pau is is doing much better than Dirk this year w/o a question.
     


  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    these are good points - his left hand is fairly useless. he also doesn't seem to have much explosiveness. everyone from now on is going to force him left.

    in fairness though, there's some good things to see here. he always seems to catch people off guard with that first step (which doesn't look particularly quick but very well timed), and with that hesitation dribble/drive. he's very crafty with his layups and dips the ball and protects it with his body (but of course people will start noticing that tendency and sending that shit into section 112), and he knows how to find the open man.

    so let's see how he does. he definitely has some skills but i have a feeling he's just catching people off guard at the moment.
     


  5. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    bah, this is pretty much what i was typing except 17 minutes earlier. i need to get Sprint 4G :lol:
     
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    foodguy Senior member

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    not to turn this into a laker thread, but the same kind of thing happened to jordan farmar. folks in the nba figure out how to exploit weaknesses pretty quickly
     


  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Fucking bullshit!!!

    Dirk made it? Seriosuly!?!?!?

    Also, Josh Smith > Deng, I think they just put Deng in there because the Bulls are doing so well.
     


  8. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Hibbert? i think i would've voted in Greg Monroe before him. or Tyson Chandler.
     
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  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Agreed, I would put Monroe there but they probably put him there since the Pacers are actually winning and since Granger is stinking it up, they picked him. I like Dwill but he shouldn't be there either this season but I guess there really isn't any other guard you can replace him with, if he were in the West maybe Monta.
     


  10. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    i'm good with the Deron selection. nearly 21/9 a night and he does know how to lead a team. but yeah, not a lot of competition...i really thought John Wall would blossom into an All Star this year but i guess i know shit

    oh yeah, and any one of Josh Smith, Amare Stoudemire or Greg Monroe for East F over Luol Deng:
     


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    he may surprise all of us but i could easily see him being a 10-11ppg/5-7apg guy long term which isn't bad at all imo
     


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    talk of d howard on knicks is retarded, he's a rich man's chandler. carmelo will undoubtedly ruin whatever progress the team and lin make. lin as a p'n'r pg with amare and chandler to cleanup/putbacks would be fun to watch.
     


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    watchin Lakes-Celts now...
     


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    Glad Nash made it in as an all-star! Deservedly so.
     


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    Wow... Lakers Celtics going down to the wire ...
     


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