NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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  1. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    another buss blunder
     


  2. bullethead

    bullethead Senior member

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    Buss is challenging Dolan as the league's least competent executive
     


  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He really should have hired Isaiah.

    and . . . before I forget.

    Undefeated!!!!!!!

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    Knicks, baby, Knicks!!!!!
     


  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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  5. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Lakers Baby Lakers
     


  6. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    What's up with this Jet? Is he giving too much power to his son? Kupchak always seemed to make great personnel moves.
     


  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Ugh, is a 4year contract the standard (minimum) for coaches?

    But you can see though that once Brown left and just let your talents play normal basketball, that everything seems so simple and that is w/o Nash on the court.

    I am a bit weary about D'Antonis run and gun type of plays with this old roster (Pau, Nash, Kobe and MWP are all in their 30s) but that should benefit Dwight to some extent Nash as well. D'Antoni did make Nash a 2-time back-to-back MVP so there is hope.
     


  8. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    i'm a phil boy, too. but i've always liked d'antoni. a couple things:
    1) phil is a big boy and he wanted a LOT, according to our guys. like, partial ownership (though why he doesn't just marry Jeannie and get it that way, i don't know).
    2) kobe is a big d'antoni fan. if phil wasn't coming, that was his choice.
    3) d'antoni ran run-n-gun with phoenix because that was the skill set he had. there wasn't a true center. i'm not sure he lasted long enough with the knicks to judge, but they did seem to run a more patterned set. though defense is obviously not his strong point.
    it's going to be interesting.
     


  9. 13k

    13k Senior member

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    3 years guaranteed, with 4th year team option. I agree, and I am weary with D'Antoni's style of basketball. I don't think he will utilize the Laker's greatest strength in having Pau, Dwight (and Kobe) in the post. That said, Nash will have a field day with pick and roll when he gets back. I just hope Nate McMillan will agree to be an assistant coach for defense, even if its just for one year.
     


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    NorCal Senior member

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    Not really, KObe already said he'd like Mike. He knew him growing up in Italy and has played for him in international ball.
    Phil wanted a SHIT load, including days off to let his assistants coach, ownership, total b-ball decision control, and to basically pick the next coach.
    Of course, in balance, outside of the ownership stake it would likely work out for the Laker's.
    But I can see both Buses not wanting to just roll over and take it in the ass from Phil.
     


  11. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Are you for real?
    Not even close. Brown hiring sucked, but they got Dwight and Nash and cut bait when they needed to. I'm most dubious of his purging of the management and scouting division.
     
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    From http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/51398/monday-bullets-255:

    "A much better measure of defense is per possession, and by that measure over the last nine years McMillan's teams in Seattle and Portland ranked 22nd, 14th, 13th, 10th, 20th, 28th, 27th, 27th and 15th in the NBA."

    So yeah, McMillan is not much better than D'Antoni in terms of defense.
     


  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    D'Antoni is a questionable decision at best, if the players (Kobe) like him then he is already ahead of Brown but nothing I've seen of D'Antoni tells me that he can coach this team succesfully. This team is much better suited to Phil's Triangle. That being said, they have enough talent where if he doesn't do anything too stupid they should win 55-60 games on autopilot. If he doesn't work out, there is always Larry Brown.


    Anyone see that Rudy Gay behind the back on Lebron dunk? :lol:

    Dopey, I;m a Knicks fan but in reality we are really 1-0, two games against Philly without Bynum and Iggy and one game against Mavs without Dirk and Marrion shouldn't really count :blush: When Wallace, Chandler, Brower, Novak and Pablo P. are on the floor, its like the game is being played in slow motion.
     


  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Like Bill Parcells liked to say, You are Your Record.

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    Undefeated!!!

    Knicks, baby, Knicks!!!!!
     


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    maybe jeanie.... :smarmy: :devil:

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