NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    lol Isaiah can't even stay employed at FIU of all places.

    i'm kind of tired of the regular season, let the playoffs start and the real smack talking begin :slayer:
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Spurs- 11 straight. Here comes another chip, although they usually get them in odd years. But this year they have an even team. :)
     
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  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    ^that's what your dumbass said the past two years


    nah i think it was edinatlanta or rambo or some such
     


  4. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    dopey is indeed a Knicks fan. I enjoyed teasing him for it, especially when Isaiah was their coach. IMO, they'll never win with 'Melo on the team either, but at least they're improving.
     
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  5. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    That's what you've said @ the lakers. I think that's just rooting for your team.

    I like the Lakers.

    Except for Bynum and Kobe.
     


  6. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I think the West comes down to SA or Lakers, I give the slight edge to SA due to maturity/experience/coaching but the Lakers are a better team on paper. In the East, not as clear cut as people seem to think. I would say Miami has the edge but its not unheard of for them to self destruct. Pacers are good but lack experience, Celtics are nice if old. I would love to pick my Knicks to come out on top but too much disarray/moving pieces/injuries for them to play cohesively enough deep into the playoffs.
     


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  8. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think some of you guys are underestimating OKC. No playoff experience? Not as much as the other teams but they've been in the thick of things for the past two seasons and have been very competitive. They gave the Lakers a problem (and a scare) 2 years ago and although they got whooped by Dallas last year, they did make it to the Western conference finals and they had a great run against Memphis.


    Keep in mind, this is a very short season and this team is very young. It favors them physically to be in this type of season compared to the old Spurs and Lakers (Kobe finally hurting enough to miss games?). OKC could use another scorer but really, their age, athleticism and talent are key to their success this season. They'll give any of teams a problem in the playoffs, I honestly can't see the Spurs beating them at all.
     


  9. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Article on ESPN the other day was pointing out that outside of Ginobli and Duncan, the Spurs are not old at all and they go pretty deep. The Heat are a "young" team but they're clearly fatigued recently.
     
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  10. RFX45

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    Yeah but those are their key players in the playoffs and Parker and Manu are both injury prone. Plus other than those 3 players, everyone else doesn't have much playoff experience. They're playing good right now but I just can't see a chip this season. Every year I am impressed at what Popovich could squeeze out of his team and they always go on these winning game runs but they have been falling short lately. I don't see this season any different. They're not really that deep, most credits go to Popovich on how to manage the team but they aren't as deep as some are saying.

    And have you seen the Heat play lately? They don't look that fatigued, they''re just losing games the same way the Bulls are losing. I don't really see fatigue as a reason, more like injuries. Wade seems to be hurting and damn Miller will never complete a season.
     
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  11. indesertum

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    yeah for sure. i think okc will win over spurs in conference finals. and imo spurs have the second deepest team after the bulls. their long running streak without ginobli, with an aging duncan, etc is good evidence
     
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  12. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Riley is making all the right moves, but they still can't make a decent roster move to save their lives. Mike Miller and Shane Battier were the absolute perfect need-based signings on paper, but both have absolutely sucked. then they got what seemed to be the steal of the draft at their second most critical position in Norris Cole. but....he sucks now. and still no center.

    the big three are still enough to make them the most talented team, but that isn't necessarily a recipe for championship success
     


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    Havent watched the heat, what happened?
     


  14. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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  15. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Had to happen sooner or later. 11-1.

    I think the Lakers, OKC, or the Spurs come out of the West.

    Chicago or Miami out of the East. Western team wins unless LeBron finally gets rid of his pacifier.
     


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