NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    You also have to keep media markets in mind. A bad Knicks team is still going to draw more viewers than a great Suns team. Look at the ESPN lineup for the first half of the baseball season, it's all Sox, Yanks and Dodgers.
     


  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Probably the dunk, I never find it too impressive when a guard does anything to a big, short of dunking over them.
     


  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    JR Smith played well because he was wearing the Kobe 9s!


    It's got to be the shoes!!!!
     


  4. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Personally, I think its insane for the Suns to even think about tanking. For every star in the first round there are more washouts and role players. And at this point they are too far ahead to ever catch up in the tank-o-thon.
    More importantly the stench of losing has a way of hanging around. It is so often overlooked but chemistry, emotion, effort, and team culture are all things that really matter to the success of a franchise. Right now they have a ton of picks anyway, if they can add a decent piece with dead weight of an expiring contract, they should absolutely go for it. In two years
    Golden State went from a free agent wasteland to a destination where a legit star took less money to play.
    The Suns have a hot shit point guard in a point guard driven league, a good coach, money, and youth. If they can make noise in the playoffs things could turn around very quickly for them.
     


  5. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Utah aint dry no more. Curry gettin' wet.
     
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    good article on the would-have-been, CP3 to Lakers trade:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/s...join-lakers-as-part-of-3-team-deal.html?_r=2&

    I personally was shaky on the details so I never understood why stern, the commissioner vetoed the trade. but of course, the hornets were owned by the league at the time and as owner, stern rejected it soon after 3 teams came to agreement. some speculate stern vetoed CP3 trade to maximize team price come sale time

    in hindsight, the hornets would have received a lot of talent:

    Lamar Odom from the Lakers, and Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic from the Rockets

    Pau would have gone to the Rockets
     
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  7. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Pacers sign Bynum, presumably to keep him away from the bigless Heat.
     


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    Oden vs Bynum showdown in the eastern conference finals. Last man standing wins
     


  9. LawrenceMD

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    :fu:
     


  10. edmorel

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    Heat claimed they had absolutely no interest in him, which kinda makes sense, given Oden. Backup center is the Pacers biggest weakness (and backup 4). While Hibbert is a better defender than Bynum, a healthy Bynum is twice the offensive player Hibbert is. Hibbert is also very "lumbering", if a team turns a series against them into a race up and down the court, or has a big that Hibbert has to come out to the 3 point line to defend, Bynum would become a better option in that scenario. Or at least an option that can play 20 minutes in the game without downgrading the lineup.
     


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    Pacers are downright scary now. Bynum just needs to protect the rim, nothing else, for the 10 minutes Hibbert sits, and the signing is gold
     
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    Bit of Tony Parker there, he has that Rondo eurostep drive.
     


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    Maybe. But that guy has the ability to be a cancer in a locker room.
     


  14. RFX45

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    I think what most are saying that the locker room is a close knit of a family enough to withstand whatever is wrong with Bynum. David West and Stephenson will likely smack him around if he fucks up too much.


    Also, Clevelands locker rooms just seems like a huge mess right now and the GM is close to being fired because he just lets everything go and has no control, so maybe, just maybe not 100% of the fault is on Bynum? Maybe just 98%.
     


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    i'll just leave this here. Gasol's January: January splits for @paugasol: 20.8 ppg on 51% FG’s, 76.9% FT’s, 11.9 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.7 bpg:fu:. And, of course, he's out the next three games.
     


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