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and like the current team's potential**
Not sure why it cut off my comment at the end.
Spurs: My mom's friend (Mike Wilks) won a title win the Spurs in 2005. I was at Game 7. I met Pop and the gang. (I was 8) They were really cool.
Rockets: Hometown (and obviously favorite) team. Olajuwon is my favorite player of all time. Wilks played for the Rockets the year before going to the Spurs.
Bulls: Jordan is my second favorite player of all time.
Pistons: The Bad Boys and I like the current team's potential.
Hornets: I love the color scheme (>.s potential.
Disappointing loss, hard to loose a game like that when Rondo had a good game and Dirk was shooting so well. Parsons had a shocker, Ellis was way too quiet. Tyson played good. We've got to continue to get Dwight in foul trouble if we want to compete in this series otherwise it's going to be a short one. Brewer was really good for them.
Due to my disappointed mood, my prediction for the series is unfortunately, 4-1 Houston. It's still early though, and i'll keep my faith, but we need to work on a lot of things if we want to win!
Hey bro, Sorry man been so busy lately, and working ridiculous hours.. WOW, you got to go to the games, thats awesome, i would love to do that! Was it as good as you imagined? Would have been unreal i bet, despite the losses it would have been awesome, but a win would have been insane!
You watching the game now? Rondo is playing great! I love the look of him, he's hungry and doing so much! Houston's defense falls apart when Howard is off, so if we can continue to get him in foul trouble i like our chances. Jason Terry is playing good! They are so good at getting into the paint, drawing in the anchor then popping it through to the open guy on the baseline, which is usually Josh Smith, thats killing us. Chandler and Dirk playing great too! Parsons sore knee is a real worry though, he looks to be in a lot of pain!
Yay, and the Wizards won game 1 in TOR, so we now have home court advantage!
It would be fine if Deng and Wade opt in and Dragic gets the max. The cap is rising next season so it would work out
I think we will draft Mario Hezonja and I also think Deng will opt into his deal.
The thing that annoys us all is, imagine if Rondo actually worked out?! Dallas would be a top 4 contending team in the NBA possibly, we would be extremely dangerous, it sucks how he's not fitting in, we are throwing away the potential. But you're right, he's been in Boston for 9 years, he's not going to adjust in the short span he has been here, but it needs to happen soon!
Yeah Crowder is no difference maker, but i would put his ceiling higher than Carrolls, these are his stats in his time in Boston; after all star he's averaging 14.5PPG, and 7 rebounds. For Feb he's averaging 11.5PPG and 6RPG.. These aren't mind blowing stats, but for a 2nd year player who didn't get a massive chance in Dallas it's interesting to see how well he's doing with a bigger role. I think he will be a good 3M per year player.
Yeah MIL has a solid lead on 7th spot, not sure if they will fall, but it'll be interesting, i see them not winning as many games as they did with Knight though..
Vonleh just gets no chance, and it's because of his injury he suffered prior to the season, he just never grasped a role in the team and Clifford doesn't seem to trust him yet. He's still incredibly raw, the whole Charlotte org believes in his potential, hopefully next season he gets a good role, it's tough though because they are trying to develop Cody at the same time.
Kanter has been a beast in OKC, i think Adams is better coming off the bench with a scoring big like Mith McGary, that way they have a good offense-defense punch wit Adams and McGary, like Kanter and Ibaka.
Man, that Rondo vs Carlisle argument was tough to see. I'm going to be honest, Rondo is not working out as we all had planned. Yes he has made us a better defensive team and yes he has the potential to take this team to a championship, but right now he's looking ugly, and he's not adapting to the new role of working with Ellis and our other dominant players. He's still a great player and i love his game, but right now it looks like we should have stuck it out with Crowder, B.Wright and Jameer, have you seen how good Crowder has been playing in Boston?! He's on fire! Plus if we had of waited, we could have grabbed Dragic, but none of us thought he'd be dealt!
Man that sucks that D-Rose is out yet again, and potentially for good! Chicago just can't catch a break, they were starting to click and looked like the darkhorse finals team in the East, but now without Rondo it will be extremely tough! I hope they sign Nate Robinson!
Yeah Milwaukee are ahead by 7 games or something in 5th spot, however now with Knight gone too i see them falling dramatically, but still 7 games is hard to gain! Plus i see Detroit and Indiana pushing into the top 8 also and knocking Miami and BK out.
Charlotte's future is bright still, Al Jefferson looks to have declined a bit this season, he's not as good as he was last season and we are really thin at forwards which is concerning. Noah Vonleh and Cody Zeller will hopefully pan out, MKG will, without him in the lineup we struggle, he's too good on defence and ofcourse we have Kemba. Hairston has potential too! I wish we had of signed Thomas Robinson though, i really am a big fan of his and he just needs a chance, plus he would have been good to pair with Cody to make it competitive with who gets the start, because Cody has been struggling lately! And not to mention how thin our PF is right now..
Thanks man. I have a lot of respect for the Mavs too. Dirk is great and so are most of the other guys who've been through that organization. Mark Cuban is the only one I question haha.
Na i did not see that quote from Jimmy Butler, but it's good to see that guys that have so much hype surrounding them can still admit that they are also part of the problem. He seems like a legit future piece to the Bulls franchise.
Apparently O'Neal is already in Dallas, he's got a house where he's currently working out constantly to get NBA fit, then once he is confident in himself he will join the team. Although i was also reading that Dallas is hot after Amare if he is brought out. Do we have a roster spot?
Yeah i have my fingers crossed that we can make fourth seed, it was such a good come back win against Portland the other night and put Dallas on notice, however we are still only 3-11 against the West top 4 teams, and that is not good enough, and it's giving everyone doubt to whether we are actually contenders or not. Harden is playing his best basketball yet at the moment, they are still playing so well without Howard and it's directly related to Hardens production.
Yeah Clippers are stuck in the mud at the moment, something isn't working there, and loosing Blake for atleast a few weeks is going to be huge. However i feel it's more their bench that is keeping them back, Glen Davis is washed up, Hedo is washed up, Austin Rivers is still raw, Hawes has been underachieving, Ekpe Udoh is average, Jamal Crawford is really the only consistent production they have coming off the bench. And to be honest, Barnes and Redick are good, but when you look at the other wings in the West, they would be one of the worst wing pairings in the top 10 in West;
Ellis and Parsons,
Harden and Ariza
Green and Leonard
Lee and Green
Wes and Batum - (even though Batum has been average this season)
Klay and Barnes
Durant and Roberson
Yeah Charlotte has now won something like 15 of last 20 which is nice, and considering Brian Roberts and our two best defenders in MKG and Bis have been out is more impressive! We're 7th right now, MIL ahead by about 6 or so games, i hope we can catch them or atleast finish the season with a record over .500.
Yes, i can not believe that ATL beat GSW, they are legit. ATL is a real threat now, i wonder what their odds were going in to the season? They're a team i don't mind seeing do well either.. And yeah Dennis has been a pivotal part of their success. Yeah Marcus Smart has horrible shooting percentages, but i do think once he gets a shot he will be very good.
Trade deadline next week!