NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Wow, I guess he is never going to change. Sad, they should trip him off of that 6th man award.


    What was the post she was responding to?
     
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    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    The chick accused RiRi of being the reason he was playing so terribly the past few games. :marchal:
     
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    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    More from Jackson's book:


     
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  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Go Spurs Go.
     
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  5. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I don't think he will. Honestly I know you have not seen a ton of him play but he generally has been a real asset. He adds a ton on offense, being able to set up his own shot, play down low or mid-range and he can pass very, very well. He really helps take the pressure off the out side shooters and because he is always a threat to score he can pull a defender off of the perimeter and then pass out to the open man. Obviously he rebounds a ton too, and while they did rebound well without him in there for a short stretch, it's hard to say how much it effects the rest of the flow to have other guys being forced to fight for rebounds he would normally get.

    His defense is not amazing but it is not as total shit as people claim.

    I think he stays and they run Barnes at the 3. Maybe when his contract is up they move Barnes to the 4 but for now I think they're pretty set. They need more bench and for players to continue to develop. If Curry can stay on track and Barnes and Thomposn can find consistency I think they are pretty much golden.
     
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    Honestly, who do the Knicks really have that you want to form a core going forward? Melo and Chandler? A few role players like Shumpert?

    Melo and Chandler is not a terrible duo to build on but I'm not sure you can really win with Melo as your alpha and I don't see him taking a number two role.
    Maybe if you really built a team around Melo he could take you to the promised land but the Knicks have not come close to doing that and with the contracts they have, and the management, it does not seem like they really have the flexibility to retool in the off season.

    In other words, enjoy losing in the playoff's for the foreseeable future, Knicks fans.
     
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    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The tragedy for the Knicks is that they were never able to get anything out of the Amar'e, Melo, Chandler trio. On paper, that is a very formidable frontcourt. In practice it has been mostly non-existent (injuries) and for the few outings they had, ineffective. There is no reason to be sure the three won't play together next year and with Felton, Prigioni, Shumpert and Smith, they have a decent if not great backcourt. But for whatever reason, the trio has never shown it can be effective together. No doubt, that is a reflection of the players styles and personalities, but Woodson has also never shown that he is the kind of coach that knows how to lead his players. I have no idea what goes on in the locker room, but I don't think Knick fans have been given reason for any confidence.
     
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    This is as good as a block gets. Russell would be proud.
     
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    SA did the same thing against OKC in G1 last year. I don't suspect it will last, Memphis will make adjustments. Randolph was hopeless.
     
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    I do have a bit of faith in the Knicks winning the East if both Miami and Chicago ever have an off season. Melo did show some maturity this year for the first time. It could work... but the Knick's front office will likely find some way to screw any chance of the Knick's being competitive again. I'll never know how the Knick's make such poor decisions year after year, disappointing season, after season.
     
  13. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I need to PM you about the avy bet.

    Second game I watched all year....

    But they do have to do it for the whole series.

    TBT I've never thought about matchups w MIA...

    My initial idea would be to put Leonard on LBJ and make the rest of the team beat you.
     
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    Hey Steve, maybe you should IM him about the avy bet.:)

    You mean PM? :)
     
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    i think that's Stevie's subtle sense of humor, commenting on the way his Spurs were hitting their threes yesterday. :foo:
     
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