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Yeah Dallas was on a bad run there, but man that win against Portland was the perfect way to end that bad run and start getting some momentum back! That was such a solid game, Portland is always an exciting game!
Charlotte is playing the Grizzlies tonight, so hopefully Charlotte can get a step closer to .500 while also helping out the Mavs! Phoenix has been damn good, that win against OKC was impressive, i really don't know who will make it between Memphis and Phoenix, i think Dallas will make it though.
yeah Ridnour been playing, he's not as effective as what Sessions was, but he's still a solid back up, he's more of a facilitator, will just come on and run the offense and limit bad plays rather than scoring in bunches. Neal has been very solid though! So has Chris Douglas Roberts, even though he isn't that new, he has been great! Man Jeff Adrien has been good in Milwaukee, i really like him, he must be averaging around 8 rebounds there, he had a 20-10 night the other night.
Yeah i think Wall is one of the very few PG's i would take as my franchise guy. Wall is crazy because he is still so dominant, yet his FG% are pretty rubbish, once he gets that shot falling, he will be so good, i don't think people realize how good he will be! and he's one of the best distributors in the game! another aspect i don't think people realize. But yeah SF's are alot harder to come by rather than a PG, it seems like there aren't many bad PG's anymore..
Yep, i was another that didn't really think Giannis would live up to hype, i thought he would just fade away like that Lucas Nogueira.. But yeah i do believe in him, it's going to take a little bit more though un till i believe he is a super star caliber prospect like so many people are now saying..
Yeah Melo in the Bulls, also you guys will be getting a good pick also won't you? People are saying Melo to the Bulls is a long shot, but really, i can't see any other franchise that has a bigger possibility than Chicago getting Melo, maybe a rebuilding team like Philly or even Phoenix could go hard, but we will see.. Man Chicago is annoying me though! I want Washington to get that home court! haha but Bulls keep winning, i really like Chicago though, Noah has been balling lately! And yeah, Gibson has been on fire, he's really been making a case for 6th man lately! Him and Markeif Morris i think are the best deserving at this stage, i would love to see a big man reserve get 6th man!
Kent Bazemore been lighting it up in LAL!
Ridnour is not really a risk, as he is an expiring contract, but yeah, i don't know if he will be as big of an impact as what Sessions was.. Ridnour may not be that great on D, but think about Big Al in Charlotte, one of the worst defensive big men in the league, yet Charlotte has a top 3 defensive front court in the interior haha..
I'm confident to say that Neal will be a success in Charlotte.. Clifford has been stressing the importance of what spacing players bring to teams prior to us actually getting Neal.. I think Neal will get plenty of finishing plays drawn up for him, times when Big Al gets doubled on purpose then he can kick it out to Neal, also Kemba is a very good driver, so he will be able to kick it out to Neal.. Also with Ridnour, his best expertise is his pick and roll ability, so this could also make Zeller a better player, Zeller setting the screen, then Ridnour popping it back to the driving Zeller or the open jump shot.. haha this is all speculation, but i think they will both work out..
Chemistry is definitely the most important factor, no doubt about it.. And Cuban has the right to say that due to Dallas winning a championship from it. I think the Heat could also be used as an example of what chemistry can do to a team, i mean their first year together they were good, but then in the crunch situations they fell apart, in the following year they seemed so much more connected and happy together which ended in a championship, everybody knew their role even if it was a minor job.. So yeah i completely agree about the chemistry point and making teams a bit reluctant to make major changes to their roster.! But then, our guy Marion want's the cap to be unlimited! haha.. ironic.
Yeah top 3 guys to build around.. hmm yeah,
1, Anthony Davis hands down
2. Paul George
3. John Wall
I think having a established super star SF is more important than a PG, like a good example is the Heat again, they have a mediocre PG and a superstar SF, and they are winning championships, i think the PG is more limited to how he can benefit the team compared to a SF or PF,, i don't know, it's just a little theory of mine haha..
Hm the Greek Freak, i'm not completely sold on him yet, i feel like he is getting praised as the next best thing purely to his athleticism, i think he will be good, but i think other young guys will be better at this stage!
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Yeah the CBA has it benefits like what you mentioned, but at the same time it limits the chances of major trades haha..
I like the trades that both my teams made, i'm happy Charlotte got a 3P threat in Neal and i think he will flourish in Charlotte with a big role that i expect him to get.. Guttered we lost Sessions but Ridnour is really good too! and Sessions is expiring and will prob demand more than a reserve role next season.. Miller was a awesome piece too, he's the perfect guy we needed, someone who can actually run our second unit while giving some veteran-ship to the young guards we have.. And we pretty much gave up nothing for him..
I'm dissapointed Charlotte couldn't manage to deal Gordon, i wish we could have brought in someone like Afflalo, Bass or Humphries, but its all good because Gordon's massive expiring contract will give us plenty of options to choose from in FA, and i think many FA's will want to play here in Charlotte now after this year..
Surprised with the Turner trade, i feel Philly could have got a much better deal, and Indiana have now become even more dangerous. I wonder if Indiana got Turner to test out whether they will resign Stephenson or not, this way if Stephenson gets way overpaid and Indiana can't afford to bring him back they have a insurance type of option with Turner maybe?
I'm also surprised Jordan Hill didn't get dealt either.. But yeah was a alright trade deadline, nothing that exciting.. what do you think?
Yeah my teams are all looking really good lately! Charlotte is ranked top 6 among all defensive categories, they have won 7 of their last 10, and Big Al has scored 20+ in 17 of his last 20 outings! Can't complain! Washington is looking for home court and can easily get it, however Nene just sprained his knee, he better not be out for long.. and yeah he's so good Nene, kind of underrated, it's just his contract gives him a bad name.. Washington also has the easiest schedule remaining too..
Yeah Dallas has a great offensive system, it would have been nice for a trade to help build some defense here, but i believe in Carlisle and i think they will make top8.. Youth would have been nice, it would have given us way more options for the future, and it sucks we couldn't get anything out of Marion or Carter, but it is what it is i guess!! hah
Yeah, i'm not a big fan of ASG, i haven't been for the past few years, but i have never had any other guys except Dirk participating, so this year was cool to see Beal and Wall show brilliance in it! I didn't actually watch any of it live though, we had Eminem over here for his first ever show, so was a big weekend!
Even though we lost the Heat game, Dallas actually gave them a good battle, we just couldn't hold on at the end it looked.. Lebron coming out and saying Dallas is the reason he is who he is today, i take that as a compliment! I think that's cool that he says that, it pretty much says that Dallas is his biggest rival, and Dallas pushed him to the level he is at today.. He's going to go down as one of the best to ever play, possibly the greatest, so thats cool for Dallas IMO!
Geez, those times are really bad! Must be extremely difficult seeing any NBA game! Our's is bad, being 13.00 for Eastern and 16:30 for west coast games like LAL, Portland, LAC, GSW, SAC.. It's not ideal, but atleast after work/ uni i can see the end of games or watch them in the weekends and on lunch breaks..
yeah i seen Roddy Buckets not coming to Washington for a work out now, i'm actually pretty glad, while he had so much promise in Dallas, i want a established player that i know will give us something, someone like Beno, Ridnour or Miller..
Drummond is becoming one of my favorite players, watching him today against Charlotte, he is such a beast and he has insane potential, him and Davis are going to become the best at their positions..
Yeah Charlotte and Phoenix are expected to be the biggest buyers. From the past week, i have heard Charlotte has been interested in; Gary Neal, Evan Turner, Brandon Bass, Pau Gasol.. I would like anyone of those guys except Turner, just doesn't make sense.. Phoenix seem to be mainly related to Gasol, but i'm not sure whether or not thats going to happen..
Dallas supposedly interested in Kevin LOve, that would be awesome, but how many times has Dallas wanted a superstar like Love in the past few years.. I would have thought this year would be the year of a lot of trades, but so far not much seems to be happening..
What do you think?
Yeah, i'm looking forward to All star weekend, because i have quite a few players this year.. Beal only just lost the 3P challenge and Wall just won slam dunk! haha cool!
What time are the games on over there?
Yeah the win against the Pacers came as a shock, when i seen we had them after getting blown out by Charlotte i thought we had no chance, so that was a great moral win for Dallas.. Still, can't get too excited, the playoffs are a different scenario..
GIbson would be perfect in Charlotte, yeah, also Brandon Bass.. I don't get why Turner, our biggest issues are scoring and a constant 3P threat, and while Turner is a respectable scorer, he's not a pure scorer.. Apparently Charlotte are looking like the team that has the biggest chance to make a move, so hopefully something big happens..
Roddy Buckets working out for Washington too, they also looking at getting Beno Udrih and Luke Ridnour..
D' Antoni would be the perfect assistant coach to Thibs,, those two together would be really cool!
3. not sure.. Gary Neal?
Jet will always be my favorite, but he's not really that good anymore in BK, he has a weird role, he plays like 15mins and seems to be more of a distributer than shooter these days..
defensive players top 3?
The Mavs defense wasn't just bad, it was non- existent.. They really need to address this defensive problem we have otherwise we will never beat the top teams in the west.. Indiana as the second game in a back to back is not good either!
yeah, the Mav's can't afford to leave it all up to Dirk on a night to night basis, even though we have been winning games, Ellis needs to step up! Ha yeah West has got to be one of the most feared upon opponents im sure for any PF!
Yeah McRoberts set a career high for his assists, that was really weird! Charlotte set a record for the most assists the team had made in a game also, and they only won their 2nd ever game against the Mavs, last night was monumental for Charlotte!
Theres strong rumors that Charlotte is going to go hard after Turner, and the likliest trade piece will be Gordon, so it will be interesting to see how that pans out.. I don't really want Turner in Charlotte though, he doesn't full fill our needs..
Yeah i couldn't believe it, Kaman scored like 27 points or something? D'Antoni does a good job at running the offense alright, theres been quite a few players in LAL that have had massive offensive nights and seasons. I mean just look at Marshall and Young!
I still like Dwight, i was dissapointed that he didn't come to Dallas, but im over it now.. i think he's a good dude, and a real crowd favorite when he's on everybody's good side.
Hmm my top coaches, well right now Clifford is my favorite coach, and then Carlisle.. but apart from those two it would go;
I used to love Avery Johnson but he sort of fell off at the Nets..
I think Dallas will regret not doing a trade, it's a silly move not too when we should be unloading our expiring contracts rather than just letting them walk in FA..
Wow, the Bobcats absolutely shattered Dallas! Pretty much everything went right for Charlotte besides Kemba getting injured! Clifford is going to be a very, very good coach in years to come!