Author Topic: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation  (Read 1521 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:54:12 PM »

Offline triboy16f

  • Johnny Most
  • ********************
  • Posts: 20557
  • Tommy Points: 519
http://www.tsn.ca/nba/video/melo-trade-puts-okc-in-superteam-conversation~1216235

Do you agree?

Is OKC a legit threat to the Spurs, Rockets and GSW in the west?

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 03:57:39 PM »

Offline manl_lui

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6338
  • Tommy Points: 393
I honestly feel Spurs is a yes

Rockets vs OKC is gonna be one hell of a series/rivalry

GSW - no, maybe in a theoretical series, I think OKC can take a game or two but I don't see 7 games

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 04:02:22 PM »

Offline Onslaught

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1764
  • Tommy Points: 156
A "super team?" No, I'm not sure I see that. One player probably has his mind on the Lakers. The two other players are probably only thinking about themselves. I don't see them winning the west.
Peace through Tyranny

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 04:03:27 PM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Tiny Archibald
  • *******
  • Posts: 7474
  • Tommy Points: 511
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 04:09:57 PM »

Offline Moranis

  • Global Moderator
  • Bill Sharman
  • *******************
  • Posts: 19188
  • Tommy Points: 907
Here is the roster (some of the deep bench players could rotate)

PG - Westbrook/Felton/Christon
SG - Roberson/Abrines/Ferguson
SF - George/Huestis/Singler
PF - Anthony/Patterson/Grant
C - Adams/Collison/Johnson

Very strong starting 5, but a very weak bench, and I worry about them defensively.  Roberson is an elite defender as is George, and Adams is very good against a traditional big, but Anthony and Westbrook will be problems on that end, and Adams is useless against a team like the Warriors (he can't guard Green at all).  So in a small ball situation, Patterson is probably in at center and he is a problem defensively as well.  Maybe they find something with Grant as a small ball center.

At the end of the day that is a great team, but they aren't all that close to the Warriors either.  Though, all it takes is one injury or one exploitable matchup, so they would certainly have about as good a chance as anyone.

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 04:10:55 PM »

Offline Onslaught

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1764
  • Tommy Points: 156
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years
So that team that won 4 years ago wasn't a threat? Or the team 5 years ago that went to 7 games?
Peace through Tyranny

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 04:11:16 PM »

Offline jpotter33

  • Bob Cousy
  • **************************
  • Posts: 26928
  • Tommy Points: 28
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years

They won a championship just three years ago and lost in game 7 of the Finals a year before that...
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 04:14:10 PM »

Offline Donoghus

  • Global Moderator
  • Kevin McHale
  • ************************
  • Posts: 24044
  • Tommy Points: 1054
  • What a Pub Should Be
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years

They won a championship just three years ago and lost in game 7 of the Finals a year before that...

Those don't count.


2010 CB Historical Draft - Best Overall Team

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 04:19:31 PM »

Offline Onslaught

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1764
  • Tommy Points: 156
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years

They won a championship just three years ago and lost in game 7 of the Finals a year before that...

Those don't count.
Must not. Perhaps they weren't "super team" material? Just boring championship team stuff.
Peace through Tyranny

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 04:22:13 PM »

Offline GratefulCs

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3105
  • Tommy Points: 486
  • Salmon and Mashed Potatoes
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years
#fakenews
I trust Danny Ainge

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 04:27:37 PM »

Offline Phantom255x

  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9745
  • Tommy Points: 719
  • On To Banner 18!
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years

2018 Mock Trade Deadline (New York Knicks)

Roster: Porzingis, Kanter, Hardaway Jr, Julius Randle, Schroder, Beasley, Alex Abrines, Jarrett Jack, Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas, Kyle Singler, Josh Huestis, Ron Baker, Trey Burke, Luke Kornet, Isaiah Hicks

Future Draft Picks: https://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Future/Knick

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2017, 04:29:50 PM »

Offline manl_lui

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6338
  • Tommy Points: 393
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years



he's kidding right? please tell me he is

6 years, 3 straight finals of GSW vs CLE, right before that was 2 straight finals appearance by the Spurs vs Heat with Spurs winning one of it

and last year they made ECF without their superstar

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2017, 04:35:23 PM »

Offline triboy16f

  • Johnny Most
  • ********************
  • Posts: 20557
  • Tommy Points: 519
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years



he's kidding right? please tell me he is

6 years, 3 straight finals of GSW vs CLE, right before that was 2 straight finals appearance by the Spurs vs Heat with Spurs winning one of it

and last year they made ECF without their superstar

lol I don't think he is

Spurs are still one of the top teams from the west.  A healthy Leonard and the Spurs win that game vs GSW....who knows what happens the rest of the series


Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 37030
  • Tommy Points: 1882
Only 1 super-team in the NBA = Golden State Warriors

OKC is on a par with SAS and HOU. OKC has a better starting group than either of those teams. The bench is a problem area though.

Re: Melo trade puts OKC in superteam conversation
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2017, 04:44:51 PM »

Offline ETNCeltics

  • NCE
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Posts: 892
  • Tommy Points: 101
The spurs aren't a threat and haven't been a threat for about 6 years

They won a title in 2014.....