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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    What about Rondo for Lance Stephenson? Seems like they'd get a lot more in the deal, though Wright has been good in a limited role.
     
  2. diadem

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    Kemba Walker and Rondo on the same team? I don't think so...
     
  3. idfnl

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    Yeah, good point, you'd need a 3rd team.
     
  4. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    But what about Fat Felton?
     
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  5. Brothersport

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    what in the living world would charlotte do w/ rajon rondo. dude can't shoot, they have massive shooting problems, and no chance he would resign there.
     
  6. idfnl

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    Dallas has plenty of back court already too.
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Dallas' Backcourt sounds like the name of a porn parody.

    Defending the Post
    Crossover Skilz
    Driving The Lane
    Three-Pointers

     
  8. Brothersport

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    Sounds like rondo to Dallas is almost a done deal. I'm actually really excited to see how rondo does there. There's a huge gap btwn the avg perception of rondo (all-star level, best passer in the league, good defender) and what the stat heads say about him (horrendous shooter, literally downgrades an offense). I think the average respectable analyst also says he hasn't been a positive defender in a couple of years. I don't watch him enough to say.

    Elite analysis :facepalm:
     
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  9. idfnl

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    Your analysis is so insightful. You should watch him more so we can all know for sure.
     
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    Boston will send Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jamar Nelson, 2015 first-round and future second.
    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 18, 2014
    dang it still dont know how to embed tweets came here to specifically complain about the rondo trade honestly i'd rather have jameer nelson and brandon wright than rondo not to mention the draft picks. rondo's been pretty bad at defense the last 3 years never mind the health issues. although i am pretty curious as to how performs under carlisle i think the mavs gave up too much. i really really love what brandan wright brings to the game. extremely unique player and very undervalued
     
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  11. lawyerdad

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    You could read more sarcasm so you actually know how to use it.

    It's pretty funny. For all of your frequent protestations of indifference, you care so much about trying to seem clever that you went back and re-wrote your post because you thought you'd come up with a "funnier" way to present it. But it's no better and still sucks.
     
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    Prove it.
     
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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    anybody catch this last night?




    also this article on adrian wojnarowski was pretty entertaining with a clear bias. that last paragraph deserves a bit of a facepalm

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/...basketballs-reporting-machine-gets-his-scoops

    this gem of an anecdote



    the mavs story prolly broke just as the executives got off the phone call and before they even had a chance to tell their staff or inform their own players
     
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  15. Brothersport

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    Honestly I'm mostly annoyed about your relegation talk lol. But at least I'm not suggesting Charlotte should give up on the point guard they just extended weeks ago for a player who shoots even worse, who definitely would leave after 6 months. Plus what would boston want with lance, what does anyone want with lance??

    This is what a few people I trust are saying so far (haralabob, Nate duncan, Ethan Strauss [meh]). Obv rondo is better than Nelson but he dominates the ball; doesn't that go against the philosophy of your offense? Gonna hurt monta and parsons for sure.

    Plus maybe the bigger deal is that chandler is often injured and you gave up a great backup.

    Then again, maybe you make the upgrade no matter what cuz the team w/ Nelson wasn't going anywhere. Pretty exciting.
     
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    Relegation talk is hilarious.


    Don't know. He was born ready, though.
     
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    this rondo story is amazing, so many awesome anecdotes: http://www.si.com/vault/2013/02/25/106289695/rondo

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    that piece is freaking incredible, thanks so much for sharing it. woj is so woj, do you remember his articles about lebron even pre-decision?? they were basically slanderous attacks haha. btw today woj broke the imminent nature of the trade but marc stein actually beat him to the terms of the trade.
     
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  20. indesertum

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    yes. i thought there was something wrong with the dude, but now it kinda makes sense that was a great story. i loved reading the little anecdotes. my favorite part was the germaphobe part and the part where all the celtics order shirley temples because rondo orders them
    [VIDEO][/VIDEO] so thick that errybody else in the room is so uncomfortable
    the thing is rondo is really going to help mavs offense, but it's not like they needed help on offense. also monta ellis is not a great off ball shooter. he needs to be running high pick and rolls at full speed. they needed 3 and D perimeter guys more than anything, not another point guard. i do think rondo will be great with the mavs cuz they're so heavy on pick and roll. but im not sold that mavs as a whole will do better also i feel brandan wright was really good in the context of the mavs pick and roll heavy offense especially with the spacing nowitzki provided. not sure how good he'll be with the celtics
     
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