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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Hope it all works out, man.
     
  2. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    i'm thinking the lakers and knicks might have something up their sleeves.... maybe a sign and trade with principles Pau Gasol + lottery pick and future 1st round (involves doing a sign and trade with gasol) for Carmelo Anthony?

    lakers have things like xavier henry, and nick young to throw in the trade and the knicks have shumpert and hardaway too.

    its still going to be a shit show next year for both teams (maybe the lakers do nab a great draft pick though) so its just posturing (with the lakers loading up with kobe + carmelo) and knicks with gasol and something like nick young and keeping financially flexible).
     
  3. indesertum

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    dolan is never going to trade away melo

    i dont understand what kobe has against d'antoni. he's doing really well considering the frigging roster he has
     
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    Kobe to the Knicks!
     
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  5. foodguy

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    i don't think kobe has it in for mda nearly as much as he does for jimmy buss. they came close to making a great trade -- the paul deal -- but when that went away, it's like everything they've tried has blown up. mda's weakness, IMHO, is that a) he's inflexible -- he came into a team with the personnel to play one type of game and insisted that they play 7 seconds. now that they're all injured and we've basically got pau plus a d-league, it's working out, to an extent. the other thing is that he's inconsistent. the lakers have had something like 31 different lineups this year. to a large extent that's because of injuries, but mda also gets unnaturally high on certain players and then goes off of them and by all accounts, never communicates what's going on. so a player will be on the bench getting zero burn, suddenly become a starter and then just as suddenly go back to the bench.
     
  6. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Like Kaman. Dude never sees any minutes but then he plays and does so well then he cools off on him and benches him again. Dude would rather use Sacre?!?!?!?!?!?!


    Plus it's not just Kobe complaining about MDA, Pau has been against MDA for the longest because he doesn't him post up. Pau simply doesn't like to play his running game and MDA doesn't seem open to change or alter his plays.
     
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  7. foodguy

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    he came into a situation where the personnel had been built over years to run a set offense, a mobile offense, to be sure, but a set offense, and one that was rapidly aging out. rather than adapting his style to accommodate the personnel he had, mda insisted that they adapt to his system. his system might work really well with a lineup of very athetlic young players who can get up and down the floor in a hurry and pop and drive equally well. but not with a lineup that has kobe, nash, pau, howard and mwp. squandered opportunity.
     
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  8. indesertum

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    it's funny tho cuz when d'antoni first got hired people were predicting it would work well

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    and then it turned to

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think people thought MDA was going to work out because first he was re-uniting with Nash but Nash was never healthy enough to really be helpful. And secondly, Brown was so bad that anyone was an upgrade after him.
     
  10. Neo_Version 7

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    Noah making Howard his bitch rn
     
  11. foodguy

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    partly this, partly i think people (at least I) thought that mda would adapt his system to the personnel he had (and certainly nash would have been key to that). you could run a semi-break offense with that lineup, run when you get the chance, but spread the floor even in sets. but that is not the way he chose to go.
     
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    Lakers are gonna be horrible for years. When Shaq left they had a young Kobe. Things are different now. A decent draft, and top free agent will bring them back in a couple of years. Crazy to think how many championships the Spurs and Lakers won. End of an era. Trippy to be seeing those two warriors leaving soon.
     
  13. NorCal

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    Nobody with an once of basketball knowledge thought MDA would would work in LA. Check back in this thread, there was hope, sure, but pretty much all the issues that came to pass were apparent from the start, before he even coached a game.

    The Laker's problem is Jimmy Buss. Bad ownership is extremely difficult to overcome. Look at the Cavs, Raiders, 'Skins,, ect for proof of that. The Clippers have done, but nobody is really how that happened and it took decades. And they still have not really transcended their owner, they just don't suck.

    Buss had a chance to let good basketball people run things but stepped in. And more than jsut with the coach. Pretty sure he shitcanned his scouting department and hired his drinking buddy, which does nto bode well for the current hope that this draft will provide the answer.
     
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    did you see the videos i posted? he did a pretty good breakdown on how he thought d'antoni would work well with the lakers
     
  15. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Dudes like him make a living by pretending everything large market teams do matters. See Knicks: coverage of.
     
  16. indesertum

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    pretty much anybody writing or talking about sports make a living by pretending everything large market teams do matters
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    what i wish every post game interview was like
     
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    ^ what a nut. what's with crazy handshake? granted he's just having fun I suppose. "why did the losing streak end? because we won" LOL
     
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    I've seen that "Jax" guy roaming around the arena quite often. he seems like a douche
     

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