NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Howard's agent now saying that Dwight will test free agency regardless of what team he gets traded to. What a dumbass. If you were insisting on becoming a free agent, why'd you sign that stupid extension with the Magic then demand a trade? Now he's hurting his trade value by waffling on signing extensions. Make up your damn mind about something.
     
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    it's hard to know what's going on, particularly in these days of instant media. funny line in our story this morning about the bynum situation ... turned out both he and his agent were fishing together, so whatever website popped up the speculation was basing it on .... a fishing expedition? that happens in a lot of media these days, but particularly sports. i think it's the jock radio mentality, you can say whatever you want, and the more outrageous the better, because nobody really takes it all that seriously anyway.
     
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    Knicks' Felton says he's better than Lin
    It's all worth reading, but here is my favorite - he's practically channeling edmorel:
     
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  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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  6. edmorel

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    Funny thing is, in a way he is right. On paper, the Knicks frontline should be enough to carry them to a conference final, even if the rest of the team consists of journeymen and past their prime veterans. Unfortunately, the game is not played on paper.

    ESPN.com has a good piece on the Jeremy Lin saga, six sides of the story, which shows you that if the Knicks have success, it will be in spite of themselves, not because of them.

    BTW, Felton's feelings are managements feelings. They looked at the success Lin had over 25 games running the team and decided it was too small a sample size to take on a contract that was a pittance by their standards. Yet, after a season that saw the team 2 games over 500 and get 1 (barely) playoff win, they feel that by adding Felton and a couple of pre-retirees, they are now contenders :confused:
     
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    I don't understand. Why wouldn't he want Lin back though? If it's for the betterment of the team, why keep him from staying?
     
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    Because its not for the betterment of Carmelo Anthony. The reality is, numbers wise, Felton and Kidd will equal or improve on Lin's output. And now he doesn't have to worry about any of the spotlight being taken off him.
     
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    If true, that sounds awfully short-sighted and downright selfish if you ask me. This is basketball, not tennis. The focus should be on the team and not the individual. :confused:

    Then again, maybe there are just some things we aren't privy to. Maybe there's a justifiable reason Melo doesn't like Lin. He might have hurt his feelings or a misunderstanding took place at practice idk. Either way, Melo's almost 30. Shunning someone on the team in order to get more attention just comes off very junior high bball.
     
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    Well, I think Lin's output with the Knicks would have been mediocre next year due to the team dynamics, I think Felton will not have the same output he had the first time around as he was not playing with Melo. The funny thing about JR now being Melo's boy is the Melo did not want JR on the Knicks. JR is talented, but he is a bench player, he is too erratic and likes to shoot too much to be a 30+ minute guy. Woodson though seems hell bent on playing him starters minutes. I think the next casualty of the Woodson/Melo/Dolan triumvirate will be Shumpert unfortunately. Its a hell of a time to be a Knicks fan when Melo is basically acting as the GM
     
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    How does he so much say to begin with? Is he in the same league as Iverson in 01'?
     
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    Melo has a huge EGO.
    The team wants to make him happy.
    He would likely prefer lose as the teams superstar at this point than win and let someone else lead the team.

    Pretty much answers all your question.
     
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    Melo ... Lulz. :lol:

    OK, going back to crying about the cRaptors now ... :(
     
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    The bolded parts sum up Carmelo Anthony's attitude very nicely.
     
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