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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:04 pm 
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Just looked at the standings...the Southwest Conference that put 4 teams in the playoffs and would have put 5 if OKC healthy, seems to have gone to hell save San Antonio.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:57 pm 
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Great article on what Curry is doing:

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/4/9 ... ael-jordan

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Quickest way to invalidate a statistic designed to imply you are a great scorer......reveal to me that artist gilmore, Tyson chandler, and Chris Wilcox are also in the club.......

Golden state will not get out of the West. Book it.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:01 am 
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No Irving yet, but Cavs vs OKC tonight should be a good one.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:15 pm 
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Cavs vs GS on XMas.

Can't wait to see SA vs. GS.

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:50 pm 
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
Cavs vs GS on XMas.


It will be interesting to see how that turns out.

Irving is still getting his feet wet coming off injury. He only played 18 minutes his first game back Sunday vs 76ers.

It's rs.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:40 pm 
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Great NBA season so far.....

I still think the Cavs win it all....


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:41 pm 
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There are only three teams that can win it all

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
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Cavs, especially Lebron, better start working on free throws.....

Oh, and Thompson better thank 23 daily for the support with management cause he blows.......


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:13 am 
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I expected the Warriors to be better this year due to young players getting better.

Curry took a bigger jump than anyone could have predicted but I still want to see if he can keep it up for an entire season. His numbers have come down since the article Dan referenced.

Curry is still on pace for the 50/40/90 club. This is historically great shooting. Noone could have predicted he would be averaging 30+ per game. We'll see if it's still above 30 at the end of the season.

I don't look at Curry as a point guard. I see him as a scorer which brings me to the player I probably enjoy watching most on that team...

Draymond Green. I sportslove his game. I liked him a lot last year but he too has taken a dramatic jump.

Curry is the superstar but Green might be the engine that makes it all work.

Green is 6th in the league in assists with 7.1 per game (more than Curry). Everyone in the league with more apg then Green are point guards.

Green is a wide, strong body who provides a physical presence on the court, part of the reason their "small" lineups work at the level they do.

Green is a box score stuffer with 9.0 TRB 7.1 AST 14.6 PTS. His shooting percentages across the board have improved from last year.

I still think the Warriors won the title one season too early. The Cavs in the finals needed another scorer along with Lebron. Irving probably would have been enough to put them over the hump, IMO.

Having said that, this Warriors team is a different animal compared to last year. Curry looks different walking down the hallway before games. He looks like he knows something. This team is still hungry and ferocous. I think they know they didn't get the usual respect a title winner receives due to all the injuries their opponents suffered in their championship run plus Curry did not get the finals mvp.

It's still all regular season though, so I'm not not crowning anyone yet. I expect the Cavs to be playing at a higher level come playoff time than they are right now. I don't know if the Warriors can play any better this season than they already have. The Spurs could be a factor and it's possible another team rises.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:50 pm 
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The Cavs couldn't hit wide open shots or free throws last night and still only lost by 6.

I know this team can beat the Warriors in a series if need be, it comes down to staying healthy.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:23 pm 
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LeBron's shooting in general is down from last year.

Yes, Cleveland has a chance but the rest of the team really has to step it up.

Green was awesome for GS, and BTW so was Shaun Livingston. They are only going to get better when Barnes gets back.

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Draymond Green recently posted his 3rd triple double in a row including one game with 16 assists. He leads the nba with 7.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:12 pm 
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Draymond Green is crazy good.

And what the fuck did Jimmy Butler eat this past summer?

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
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Spurs are 22-0 at home.

Spurs are two and a half games behind the Warriors for the best record in the league.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
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I've seen Tony Parker play twice this year. Guy has been in the league for 30 years and he hasn't lost a single aspect of his game.....it's unreal


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:55 pm 
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Blatt goes splat.

Thought that might happen after the Golden State debacle Monday.

Agree about Tony Parker...but the fans elect Kobe as starting AS guard.

Yet people are more upset about Will Stiff not getting an Oscar for a bad Nigerian accent.

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:44 pm 
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I retract previous Warriors opinion.....

I've watched them beat Spurs, Cavs, and OKC in past 3 weeks with no reason to believe any different would occur in the playoffs....

Still not sure why the hell they run doubles at Curry. Makes no sense at all. Play him straight up and go at him on the defensive end. But what the heck do I know......


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:36 am 
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At this point I think the only strategy is to come at Curry with a crowbar

Or draft Vontaze Burflict as a backup PG

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Last year in the Cavs thread I had stated that if Bosh's DVT was non traumatic that he was done playing in the NBA.

Apparently it was.

I can't believe someone with a license ever let him come off anticoagulation and play again.

He's lucky he didn't die.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:58 pm 
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In related news, Hillary's doctor reiterated that she is in excellent health. She supplements her three healthy salads a day and marathon training with two vitamin supplements called Armour Thyroid and Coumadin.

Damian Lillard showed last night how you deal with getting All Star snubbed by toasting the Warriors with 51.

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:47 am 
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Insane Curry stat as of today:

From 28 feet to 50 feet, he's 35-of-52 this season.

That better efficiency than making 100% of your 2s!

Bottom line...the only defensive strategy that makes sense against his is to guard heavily outside the line and make him shoot inside where he still makes 64%.

Oh and he had 51 pts in 34 minutes against O-Town including 10 3s.

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:54 pm 
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OKC had them beat last night but just couldn't put them away....

GS may only lose 1 or 2 games in the entire playoffs.

If you showed me as a coach my opponents shot chart prior to a game and it was Golden States I'd take it all day long, which is fine for any other team on earth, except Golden State. You can't account for the making of what are otherwise horrible shots.

Forget Bigs, forget trying to play him inside out or outside in.

I'd get 2 Patrick Beverly type quick, physical, annoying players and just rotate them in and out to faceguard Curry for 94 feet. It ends up being more of a mental thing than an actual physical defense if you have ever had it done to you. It just wears on you.

This is just a team and player to enjoy watching.....


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:26 pm 
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Yes this is in the category of thing we've never seen before.

A good as Kobe was in his prime, we saw it better with Jordan.

Dirk five years ago was a thing we've never seen before, a 7 footer who was an unstoppable jump shooter. Durant is probably now in that category. Olajuwon was at one point an unstoppable post shooter and so was Kareem with the skyhook. McHale was probably in this category even more than Bird with unstoppable post moves. Obviously no one conceived of a 6'9" PG until Magic.

A guy who makes an insane percentage of 30 footers with great athleticism really is something new.

Just enjoy it and watch it every chance you can, it's historic.

He's deceptively strong in the upper body. None of those shots even from half court are "heaves".

He and Iggy are out tonight against the Hawks.

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