NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    The flops are simply hilarious in this series, I am surprised not more fines are given out.
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    Unless it was just a coincidental simultaneous flopasm, I have to give kudos to West for his quick reaction time in the first one, counteracting Lebron's lame flop with one of his own.
     
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  2. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Do you mean this post Ed?
    No, I never replied to it. Sorta renders the jabbering of others a bit useless. And you might owe me an apology.
    Looks like you may be wrong this time, my dear.
    I don't recall that, but I don't really rate him as highly as others do either. One guy that is definitely no longer a superstar is Wade, Wade.
     
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  3. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    lol. so a two-way player who gave his team 22/5/5/2/1 this year, shooting 52% and an efficiency rating of almost 22 isn't a superstar because he can't play well on a bad knee? I realize there's a SF meme about your fact allergies. but come on.

    that dual Lebron/West flop is hilarious. looked like one of those old war movies where someone throws a grenade into a squad of soldiers
     
  4. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Nothing to do with his knee.

    I had Wade on my fantasy team all season. He wasn't even in the top 100 the 1st month, and ever so slowly ticked up until he was in great form around March. He was pedestrian most of the season, so no, I don't consider Wade a superstar any longer when he can only sustain superstar level play for a month and a half. Spent force.

    Curry had better numbers than Wade and wasn't even an all star.
     
  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Your reply to HRoi's reply of my post:


    But whatever, I don't really care either way, I am a basketball fan and when my team is out of it (or even when they are in it), I try not to get caught up in the hype and look at matchups and things like defense, rebounding and benches which is why I knew Miami was not going to cruise past Indiana even though everyone had Miami winning the series in 4-5 games. Miami would have the same issues if they were playing the Knicks and will have the same issues if they beat Indiana and play the Spurs. I expect Miami to win tonight because in a game 7 at home, with the best player on either team in LeBron, it would take a career game from multiple Pacers to pull it off, but I do expect it to be close.

    This could be Miami's last chance for a chip with this cast. Assuming no major moves next year from any eastern conference team, I have Miami as second/third best team in the East next year, maybe forth best. And depending on how the West shakeouts with Howard, the West might have 2-3 teams better than Miami next year.
     
  6. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Fair enough, I didn't reply to your post.

    I'm surprised Indiana has done so well, but I'm glad they have. This has been a great series. I'd like to see a new team in the finals, and I really am tired of seeing Lebron's bitch face every time he gets called for a foul. It will be hard for Indiana to overcome home court and the leagues desire for Miami in the finals so lets hope we don't see the phantom calls.
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    As I believe I also said at some point in the MLB thread, any post about how good a professional athlete is or isn't that begins, "I had him on my fantasy team and . . . " is not worth reading, unless the question at hand is whether the player is worth owning in fantasy leagues.
     
  8. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Yeah. But you read it.
     
  9. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Not all of it, actually.
     
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    :nodding:
     
  11. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Wade averaged those numbers over 69 games. yeah, he probably didn't bring it every game, and yeah, it would have been great if he played 82. but I don't know where you get this "month and a half" idea. dude played more games than Tony Parker and Melo, and this was while being rested in the last couple of weeks

    I had Wade on my fantasy team and he was actually one of the more reliable performers. Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis were the players who sank me
     
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    I disagree. Having someone on your fantasy team makes you more likely to follow their season more closely than another fan would. So IMO it stands to reason that you would be more knowledgeable about evaluating them. You can't evaluate a player based solely on their statistics, but you can tell an awful lot from a box score and a gamecast, especially for baseball. Of course fantasy ownership often goes hand in hand with hysterics and/or biases in talking about individual players, but in my experience owning some guys on my fantasy teams has really helped me understand their games/sports better.
     
  13. lawyerdad

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    Fair point. If such posts ran, "Because I had him on three fantasy teams I watched him closely this year, and I observed . . ." they might have some value.
    In my experience, they never do. The assertion of ownership is almost always followed by some sort assumed equivalence between the player's impact on the speaker's fantasy team performance and his value as a member of a real world team.
    Not nitpicking, but genuinely curious about your meaning: are you saying that you can glean something from a box score that you can't glean from more aggregated statistics?
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    Even tho steve is a piece of shit and I posted a week ago I'd still rather have the spurs on their last leg win than the heat.
     

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