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Offline BudweiserCeltic

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #780 on: February 01, 2013, 11:04:49 PM »
Love Rubio's vision and pin-point passing.

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #781 on: February 01, 2013, 11:38:52 PM »
lakers showing signs of their road woes yet again. keep it up minny. ;D

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #782 on: February 01, 2013, 11:54:27 PM »
Rubio is getting Rondo-like treatment from other teams. He is killing Minnesota's spacing on offense at the moment.
He is shooting 27% from the floor this season. I know he is recovering from injury but that's not the reason - he shoot only 35% last year. Rubio is getting a lot of love around the league because of his fancy passes but if he doesn't improve his shooting numbers Wolves will have a lot of problems in the future.

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #783 on: February 02, 2013, 12:39:05 AM »
The Raptors have a bunch of long wings. Haven't said this in a long time but the Raptors are looking to be a tough match up.

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #784 on: February 02, 2013, 03:18:34 AM »
Rubio is getting Rondo-like treatment from other teams. He is killing Minnesota's spacing on offense at the moment.
He is shooting 27% from the floor this season. I know he is recovering from injury but that's not the reason - he shoot only 35% last year. Rubio is getting a lot of love around the league because of his fancy passes but if he doesn't improve his shooting numbers Wolves will have a lot of problems in the future.
I'm really starting to question Rubio's scoring ability.  I mean I saw a game a few weeks ago where he straight up air-balled an open layup.  It didn't slip out of his hands, he didn't bobble the ball going up, he wasn't even really rushing the shot, nor did he look down at his hand afterwards like "why did you just do that?"  No remorse at all.

He obviously can't be that bad.  But he does have some pretty clear issues between the ears.  You have to have a pretty poor scoring mentality to put that little effort into a lay in.  You should be able to shoot more than 28% in your sleep.
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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #785 on: February 02, 2013, 03:21:21 AM »
Rubio is getting Rondo-like treatment from other teams. He is killing Minnesota's spacing on offense at the moment.
He is shooting 27% from the floor this season. I know he is recovering from injury but that's not the reason - he shoot only 35% last year. Rubio is getting a lot of love around the league because of his fancy passes but if he doesn't improve his shooting numbers Wolves will have a lot of problems in the future.
I'm really starting to question Rubio's scoring ability.  I mean I saw a game a few weeks ago where he straight up air-balled an open layup.  It didn't slip out of his hands, he didn't bobble the ball going up, he wasn't even really rushing the shot, nor did he look down at his hand afterwards like "why did you just do that?"  No remorse at all.

He obviously can't be that bad.  But he does have some pretty clear issues between the ears.  You have to have a pretty poor scoring mentality to put that little effort into a lay in.  You should be able to shoot more than 28% in your sleep.

Yeah, many of the questions that surrounded Rubio before he started playing in the league are starting to surface about him again.  Have to wonder if his ability to score early in his first season was just that teams hadn't played against him yet.
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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #786 on: February 02, 2013, 06:43:13 AM »
I cannot STAND the Lakers...always have always will.

I despise "Showtime" from the 80's...Magic with that smile of his as he carved up BOS in 87 with that hook over Chief and McHale...

Still can't stand them...that won't change, period.

BUT - Look at Kobe Bean Bryant...sharing the ROCK... :o :o

Strange times.

Mike D'Antoni deserves at least a mention of Coach of the Year for pulling THAT off...I'm sure Nash probably has something to do with it, too.

Never thought I'd see it.

Kudos to Kobe Bryant for changing his game for the sake of the team...he's one of the All-Time Greats..

Here's hoping that he regresses to his old ways come Feb 7..... ;D
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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #787 on: February 02, 2013, 10:23:24 AM »
The Raptors have a bunch of long wings. Haven't said this in a long time but the Raptors are looking to be a tough match up.
Yeah, I think the Raptors are really exciting now with Rudy Gay there.

I hope they don't put Bargnani back in the starting lineup if they don't manage to trade him. They have a really athletic and active starting five there.

PG: Lowry
SG: DeRozan
SF: Gay
PF: Amir
C:  Valanciounas

I think that unit will cause a lot of problems for teams with their size, length and high level athleticism. Pretty good defensive unit and rebounding unit. Offensively, not strong but enough of a threat.

Their bench is pretty good too. Except for PG.

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SG: Ross, A.Anderson
SF: Fields, Kleiza
PF: Bargnani, Acy
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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #788 on: February 02, 2013, 09:58:13 PM »
Kyrie just dropped a dagger right in Westbrook's disgusting face.  He destroyed the Thunder for 11 points in the fourth, 30 for the game.

Great game, and great win for Cleveland.  I wonder if Westbrook's outburst in the Memphis game had anything to do with the loss.

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #789 on: February 02, 2013, 10:01:28 PM »
A Kyrie-Lebron pairing would be unstoppable.  Man, that kid is clutch.

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #790 on: February 02, 2013, 10:29:49 PM »
A Kyrie-Lebron pairing would be unstoppable.  Man, that kid is clutch.

Stop pitchin' last year and start up Pick Dos already!

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #791 on: February 02, 2013, 10:33:39 PM »
MKG took a knee to the head and got carted off.  He wasn't moving and his eyes were closed.

I got flashbacks to Quisy.  Keep the guy in your prayers, he's a good kid.

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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #792 on: February 02, 2013, 10:40:24 PM »
MKG took a knee to the head and got carted off.  He wasn't moving and his eyes were closed.

I got flashbacks to Quisy.  Keep the guy in your prayers, he's a good kid.

I know.... now the star of my 2nd favorite team is gone.... plus he was such a gud prospect... Shabazz rumors anyone?
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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #793 on: February 03, 2013, 01:07:36 PM »
Calderon about to make his debut for Detroit vs the Lakers.

Very interested to see how this new-look Pistons team fares. How that new-look backcourt works out. How they combine with their young big men.

Also, I love Calderon's game. I hope this works out well for him there.



Edit: Nevermind. Calderon isn't playing. He is in a suit on the sidelines. He won't play.

Announcers said Jose might be ready to go tomorrow against the Knicks but it's not a sure thing. Darn it. I was looking forward to this game all morning. Ahh, Dwight Howard isn't playing either. So no Drummond vs Dwight matchup. This game stinks.
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Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
« Reply #794 on: February 03, 2013, 01:39:34 PM »
C:  Drummond
PF: Monroe
SF: Jerebko
SG: Singler
PG: W.Bynum

Huge Pistons lineup 2 through 5. Keying a Pistons run to open the 2nd period. Lots of size and length defensively and on the boards.

 

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