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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #120 on: October 27, 2016, 03:22:29 AM »

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Boozer was a weird player. Wasn't he like essentially out of the league by 30?
Given that he averaged 16 and 10 for the Bulls at an age of 31 -- and then proceeded to play for two more seasons... No, he wasn't.
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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #121 on: October 27, 2016, 03:31:59 AM »

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Lakers looked like an elite team tonight. They're a dangerous team in the West now...watch out.

That Big 3 of Clarkson, Russell, and Randle is going to be tough to handle for many teams in that conference.

Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #122 on: October 27, 2016, 04:17:39 AM »

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Has Julius Randle leapfrogged Marcus Smart yet?

Nope, not at least until Randle learns to have a consistent shooting outside 5ft in the post. Randle is still one dimensional at this point while Smart is on his way for All-Defensive Team nomination.
One can't criticize randle's shot in a comparison to Marcus smart.  I have had Smart slightly ahead of randle, but that's mostly just me being a homer.  Randle might have surpassed him.

Why not? Randle can't hit anything consistently outside the post. Same problems Marcus Smart have.

Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #123 on: October 27, 2016, 06:16:06 AM »

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Lakers looked like an elite team tonight. They're a dangerous team in the West now...watch out.

That Big 3 of Clarkson, Russell, and Randle is going to be tough to handle for many teams in that conference.



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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #124 on: October 27, 2016, 10:29:39 AM »

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OKC is just not as good as we thought they'd be.


Yeah personally I have not thought all that much of them.  Definitely need to see it before I believe it.

Will be interesting to see how Westbrook does with the added pressure and attention on him now. He doesn't have KD drawing attention away from him anymore now.

To his credit I thought he was quite effcient.

I have been a hater on him of sorts because I thought he was arrogant, had bad shot selection, and wasn't really a PG.  His game has grown, even if I still had issues.  But this first game at least did impress me I have to say.

Still don't think that much of the rest of the team though.

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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #125 on: October 27, 2016, 10:31:51 AM »

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Oh the Lakers big three.  Hide your kids hide your wife!
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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #126 on: October 27, 2016, 10:49:23 AM »

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That is a fun looking Memphis team.

They are starting Andrew Harrison, James Ennis and JaMychal Green alongside Conley and Marc Gasol. I really like seeing JM Green in that starting lineup. His athleticism on defense will be a big asset next to a slow footed shot blocker like Marc Gasol. And Green provides shooting and speed on offense too. James Ennis is a nice sweet shooting SF to spread the floor. Then there is Harrison - good opportunity for the young combo guard.

Plus they have Wade Baldwin off the bench and Deyonta Davis got a few minutes as well.

Lots of young players alongside their core guys.

Z-Bo for 6th man of the year. Vince Carter as a backup SG/SF to help the young ones.

Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #127 on: October 27, 2016, 11:01:47 AM »

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What happened to all the Myles Turner detractors?

Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #128 on: October 27, 2016, 06:00:49 PM »

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I saw this on FB earlier and though it deserved a share here.

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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #129 on: October 27, 2016, 06:03:59 PM »

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Lakers looked like an elite team tonight. They're a dangerous team in the West now...watch out.

That Big 3 of Clarkson, Russell, and Randle is going to be tough to handle for many teams in that conference.

It almost looked like they were playing against a potentially historically bad defense.
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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #130 on: October 27, 2016, 07:07:01 PM »

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Boozer was a weird player. Wasn't he like essentially out of the league by 30?
Given that he averaged 16 and 10 for the Bulls at an age of 31 -- and then proceeded to play for two more seasons... No, he wasn't.

Your kind of splitting hairs here. He is 34 now, he wasn't in the league at all last year. The year before that was playing for a garbage rebuilding team and completely irrelevant. Could have said was last relevant when he was 31 instead of 30 to please you. My larger point was that for a guy that was averaging 15-20 points and 8-11 rebounds for a solid decade how quickly he fell out of grace was pretty quick(especially given that he was not super athletic to begin with and is still over playing in China while repeatedly expressing a desire to play in the NBA). By comparison Zach Randolph is 35 and still plugging away in the league. David west is still plugging along in a rotation for a contender at 36, Diaw was viewed as a solid signing at 34 etc... for a low athleticism power forward that could clean the glass and had a nice jump shot not being able to sign a contract for the minimum after 32 is a bit surprising.


Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #131 on: October 27, 2016, 07:26:14 PM »

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Lakers looked like an elite team tonight. They're a dangerous team in the West now...watch out.

That Big 3 of Clarkson, Russell, and Randle is going to be tough to handle for many teams in that conference.

Even I won't go anywhere near that. Houston's D was already bad with Harden...Now you add D'Antoni (or should I say, "Antoni")?

I think Ingram can be a very dangerous two-way player when he gets better. His length/wingspan really bothers guys. I'm also hoping his shot and aggressiveness come along. He and Russell are the players with the most potential on the team.

I also think that Clarkson is good, but his ceiling is limited. I don't think he can get much better.

I'm not that high on Randle. Hustle, rebounding, ball handling, scoring near the rim, etc. are important, which he can do, but he can be way too wild - turnovers, missed outside shots, ball dominance. Better defensive teams will make him look bad. Many Lakers fans like Nance over him, myself included.

Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #132 on: October 27, 2016, 11:36:55 PM »

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Sacramento up 11 on Spurs nearing halftime  :o
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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #133 on: October 28, 2016, 12:24:35 AM »

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Kawhi is going ham in Sacramento!
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Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Reply #134 on: October 28, 2016, 02:51:46 AM »

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Lakers looked like an elite team tonight. They're a dangerous team in the West now...watch out.

That Big 3 of Clarkson, Russell, and Randle is going to be tough to handle for many teams in that conference.

It almost looked like they were playing against a potentially historically bad defense.
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