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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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    i think they'll be smart enough not to make him a pivotal part of the offense and keep him as a part time defensive anchor. he'd be a huge upgrade if he could make a Tyson Chandler like contribution for 10 minutes a game. Chris Andersen is huge for the Heat second team and the Portland Oden brought everything he does, plus rebounding. so the two of them rotating in and out would give the Heat excellent depth.

    the only question in my mind is the Heat's best offense is with Bosh at the 5 - Lebron plus four shooters. that can be frustrating on the glass and defensively against big teams though, so i think Pat Riley's essentially signing Oden to battle the Knicks and the Pacers, but Spoelstra will still choose to go smallball whenever Hibbert or Chandler are off the floor
     
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    I was a little surprised that Andersen resigned with the Heat for as little as he did. 1 year, $1.7mil...seems like he could have gotten a lot more somewhere else. Guess a shot at another ring is really worth that much.


    Battier will appreciate not having to get beat to death under the boards quite as much.
     
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    I share that opinion. Picks are a big gamble. Even if it isn't a dood like Ammo/Kwame then you can always end up with guys who just can't stay healthy like Kwame Brown.
    Makes more sense for small markets though; not many big names wanna play in small town in the middle of cornfield/desert. Worked out for Thunder.


    I agree I doubt he will be a big factor because of that. But let's see how he will play this season. And if he can stay healthy..
     
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    is portland just unlikely with dudes like oden and roy getting injured or is there something else?
    I mean, if both were healthy, Oden/LMA/Roy would be nice to see

    And Oden going up against Hibbert/Nets front court is going to end his career
     
  6. HRoi

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    There was an article written by one of their ex medical consultants that basically said their training and medical staff was shit and too under pressure from management to properly look after the players' long term welfare. Oden, Roy, Przybilla and maybe a couple of other guys suffered multiple serious injuries from not being properly looked after and rushed back

    Dunno if it's someone with an ax to grind but it was an interesting read...
     
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    It's gonna be interesting season for sure
    I'm curious how Nets will play with KG Garnett and Terry
     
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    I honestly don't see Oden making as big an impact as everyone might suggest. Maybe a minor upgrade over The Warden.

    He's good for 10-15 minutes max and I highly doubt that he'll be able to play more than 30-40% of the games. It's been about 4 years since he's last played and I can see him struggling hard against physical teams such as the Pacers/Bulls/Nets, especially in the Playoffs. Don't expect him to see many, if any, minutes against small ball teams who like to push the tempo.
     
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    It's not like they're going to need him against small ball teams. Nobody is on the level of the Heat in small ball right now. Where they need help is against the physical teams, and they're taking a flier that he can come back. They saw him work out, we didn't. Other teams were pushing hard for him too, so it seems probably that he at least looks good. He got more interest than Bynum, although that probably says more about Bynum than Oden.
     
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    He can just follow Shaq's "play myself into shape for the playoffs" approach. That always worked out well.
     
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    Do they really need anything more than that from him? If they can get a good 10-15 minutes per game from him in those playoff series where they feel they need more of a post presence, I assume they'd be very happy.
     
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    Call me a pessimist but I'm being generous with 10-15 min a game, let alone playoffs. I actually expect him to get injured half way through the season and be out for the year.
     
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    that spallacamiccia quote is a gift that keeps on giving. i read it with fresh eyes every 6 months and i react to it just the same: wtf, lol?
     
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    lulz at Beasley's "legacy"
     
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    Lakers starting off 0-3
     
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    No one liked the mormons?
     
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    i remember the year Beasley was drafted. the Heat were really, really bad, and it was doubly disappointing because they had won the championship recently, had a disastrous roster reset and a 15-win season, Pat Riley had just quit the bench, but now we were in a position to grab Derrick Rose or Beasley - the two consensus best picks, and there was a lot of debate on who was better, but both were supposed to be locks in the league

    Beasley had amazing, unstoppable offensive numbers in college, but once Miami drew the second pick, there was a palpable reluctance to take Beasley. there were constant rumors that Riley was trying to trade up to #1, but reports had it that it was going to take the #2 plus Wade, and even that might not get it done. bottom line, they ended up drafting him because they seemed to be expected to, but they clearly didn't want to.

    i didn't get it at the time, i mean no one should be surprised at how Rose turned out, but it was clear really quickly how bad Beasley was. he had (and still has) all the tools to be one of the five best SF's in the league, but the only top 5 list he's ever making is the weed expenditure one
     
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