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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #405 on: December 29, 2012, 11:48:13 AM »

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"Andre has really been terrific for us," Frank said before Drummond had 10 points and 10 rebounds Friday night. "He's -- I said it the other day -- he's exceeded (our expectations) so far. He's obviously got a huge, huge ceiling to grow.

The thing that impresses me the most about him is that he's the most coachable guy we have on this team. He's been diligent with his routine and work ethic, and he has some athletic gifts we don't have on this team with his size and agility.

And Drummond has shown character, too.

"Without his character, that stuff -- size and agility -- wouldn't be as relevant," Frank said. "Having never coached the guy ... I had no idea how great a character he was and how strong a character he was. That makes all the difference. What really impresses us about Andre is just his makeup. From the skill-point level, he continues to make gains every game."

You gotta like hearing that -- Lawrence Frank raving about Drummond's work ethic and coach-ability.

That should put in good stead to become an elite NBA player down the road.

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« Reply #406 on: December 29, 2012, 11:49:50 AM »

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"Andre has really been terrific for us," Frank said before Drummond had 10 points and 10 rebounds Friday night. "He's -- I said it the other day -- he's exceeded (our expectations) so far. He's obviously got a huge, huge ceiling to grow.

The thing that impresses me the most about him is that he's the most coachable guy we have on this team. He's been diligent with his routine and work ethic, and he has some athletic gifts we don't have on this team with his size and agility.

You gotta like hearing that -- Lawrence Frank raving about Drummond's work ethic and coach-ability.

That should put in good stead to become an elite NBA player down the road.

Wow, he sounds like a young, raw Dwight Howard but with a much better work ethic/personality.

Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #407 on: December 29, 2012, 09:18:26 PM »

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37-36 Memphis over Denver at halftime. Interesting scoreline.

It looks like the Grizzlies struggling again with the Nuggets. Not scoring the ball well. Only 37 points at halftime. This could end up being one of those really awkward matchups for them come playoff time + good one for Denver. May help Denver get out of the first round.

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« Reply #408 on: December 29, 2012, 10:13:24 PM »

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Memphis have to do a better job of getting Zach Randolph the ball in the post against Kenneth Faried. I don't think there is any way Faried can stop Z-Bo once he makes the catch.

I do admire the job Faried is doing fronting the post and denying that entry pass. He is doing an excellent job of that.

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« Reply #409 on: December 29, 2012, 10:27:05 PM »

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Heat down by 9 to the Bucks and look to be struggling  ;D
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« Reply #410 on: December 29, 2012, 10:30:41 PM »

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Wow, that was a quick spin move by Larry Sanders for the lay in.

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« Reply #411 on: December 29, 2012, 10:31:38 PM »

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Sanders is killing the Heat

Solid bigs are Miamis dynamite, you hear that Danny?  Go get Cousins  8)
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« Reply #412 on: December 29, 2012, 10:34:36 PM »

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Chalmers getting his Wade on with an arm to the head of Jennings but pulled back
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« Reply #413 on: December 31, 2012, 07:29:47 PM »

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I like that pick and roll Miami between Wade and LeBron to force the switch and then go directly to LeBron in the low post against the smaller defender.

No way can Afflalo cover LeBron that close to the basket.

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« Reply #414 on: December 31, 2012, 07:33:55 PM »

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Haha, that is a hilariously bad call to gift Wade 2 FTs.

They weren't going to call anything but Wade missed the dunk so they made up a push. Afflalo just ran right by him. Didn't graze Wade.

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« Reply #415 on: December 31, 2012, 07:34:57 PM »

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JJ Redick doing a very nice job taking advantage of first Mike Miller's and second Ray Allen's slow feet. Back to back big baskets from Redick to give Orlando the lead back over Miami in overtime.

I think Miami needs to replace one of those slow footed wings with a quick wing who can play good defense. They get caught in bad matchups a little too often.

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« Reply #416 on: January 01, 2013, 07:59:21 PM »

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Amare Stoudemire is set to make his season debut tonight against Portland.

Very excited to see how Amare blends into this new-look Knicks team.

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« Reply #417 on: January 01, 2013, 09:47:16 PM »

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Amare was a non-factor tonight. Struggled to get his offense going and didn't contribute as a defender or rebounder. They played him mostly in the second unit and kept his minutes low (17) so there isn't much to draw on.

Probably have to wait 10-14 days before Amare gets his legs and they work him into the rotation more so before we start getting an idea what type of impact he'll make on the Knicks.

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« Reply #418 on: January 01, 2013, 09:54:32 PM »

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Brandon Knight's defense on Jimmer Fredette was exceptional on that defensive sequence. Completely locked him up. Jimmer couldn't get around him. Jimmer kept huffing and puffing but he couldn't get anywhere.

Tayshaun Prince with a nice block to end the defensive possession. He had a nice sweeping lefty drive going across the lane a few plays earlier. Winning plays down the stretch.

Will Bynum and Aaron Brooks have had a nice battle here in the fourth too. Blowing by one another on either end with regularity. A serious lack of shot-blocking and interior defense in there to dissuade them.

I like this Detroit team. They are a lot more fun to watch this year than last. The additions of Drummond and Singler, the growth of Knight and the subtraction of Ben Gordon has made them much more enjoyable to watch. I like these work in progress / up and coming type teams. I like seeing them grow individually and collectively.

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« Reply #419 on: January 01, 2013, 10:01:08 PM »

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Rookie Lillard with another clutch shot.

edit: dumb foul by Hickson. Fouling Melo from behind as he dunks the ball. Portland lead cut down to 3.

edit: Portland hang on to win 105-100
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