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After the latest rumors... It would be too good to have Aldridge :-)
How does this look like?
1) Harris / Felton / Barrea
2) Middleton (or Green or Matthews) / McDaniels
3) Parsons / Aminu / RJ or Crowder back
4) Aldridge / Dirk / Aminu
5) Chandler / Sarge / Powell or maybe STAT
Hawks-Wiz 2nd round. Tbh this is a difficult call. Wiz r a better team than the Nets, and if Brooklyn was able to keep every game close, Washington might be able to really beat Atlanta. Still see the ECF being Washington's ceiling, not bad tho, considering most people expected them to lose to the Raptors in the 1st round lol.
Anyway the Lakers will probably overpay for Rondo, and he'll be showered with boos once he returns to Dallas. And Dirk said he's be willing to be a 6th man next season, if the Mavs sign Aldridge. I think Dallas has a real shot cause LA is from Texas. Unfortunately, the Spurs r also after him, and they have a pretty enticing pitch themselves.
The playoffs hasn't been very good so far, with the exception of a few series like Warriors vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Spurs. But the second round will no doubt be the best one in recent history.
I've been good too. Still no Suns in the playoffs >:(
This playoffs is going so much better than expected! Raps fans were getting too cocky going into the series, I had a feeling it might bite 'em! Never expected to break out the brooms though!
I'm so proud of the way Otto's stepped up! DeRozan had no problems with Pierce, but Otto pretty much shut him down. That, the rebounding, the hustle, shot making (those two triples in G3 were clutch) He was even pounding his chest and trash talking a bit! I know I've complained about passing on Noel, but I'm happy Otto's shutting me up! haha.
I like the Grizzlies comparison. We can definitely play the slow game. The only difference is with Drew and Pierce at the 4, we can also get up more threes and run up the score. It's crazy but we have the highest offensive rating of any team in the first round (112) and the 2nd best defensive rating (95)!! I don't care who we played, that's impressive.
All this has me feeling optimistic about the next round, but as always I'm expecting a war. The Nets and Hawks are going at it, whoever makes it out will come ready to play. I hadn't even thought about home court, but that would be huge. I definitely think ECF is within reach and if we make it there all bets are off!
These later rounds are where Pierce's presence pays off even more. You know he'll be keeping everyone even keeled and focused. I really love the workman-like attitude this team has right now! Can't wait for the 2nd round to begin!
Turns out that trade hasn't been too bad, but yeah the Bucks are playing great right now :D
We're totally gonna win now!!!!!!!!! XD
How bout dem Wizards tho? A lock for the ECF now
Hey Corey, long time, no see
yes saw that you were acting also with your old account^^ stupid IT ;-)
Oh man, I´m so annoyed about the Rondo-thing. I wished that much that it works out... Really I love Rondo and I still believe that his public image is worse than he actually is. But the results for Mavs are obvious... And now aving lost the series against Houston, yes, could happen, but wasn´t necessary.
The main problem with Rondo wasn´t about the teaming it was about his incompatibility with Carlisle. and to be honest, Carlisle lost some credits for me.
However, let´s start fresh and talk about the offseason, I partially like your ideas. Or to be more concrete, I like the ideas you have about the new names, but I don´t agree to the Tyson Chandler thing...
I really can afford losing Ellis... But Chandler is more than his stats, he´s the heart & soul next to Nowitzki, bt more extroverted then Nowitzki and therefore leading also by voice. Dirk is just lading by behavior :-)
So question is, how much Chandler commands. If he commits to maybe 8 Mio a year, I´d give him a 5 year contract! That´s OK, even if he´s 32 already. But we need to get youth on other positions, I totally agree.
I like Knight and Jackson, but would prefer Jackson. Both decision are on "how much". Wouldn´t pay more then 9 mio a year... That applies for both cases. If we take Reggie, we need a 3&D at SG... If we´d take Knight, a slashing SG with some range (KJ McDaniels would be enough^^
McDaniels could be a bargain. I guess no team would pay him more than 3-4 Mio a year, but he has potential to perform like a 8-10 Mio player^^
However, it´s a question of the PG-situation and also about the comfort from Dallas investing in such a guy^^
A new name for PG: You heard about the Ty Lawson rumor??? I would even favor to have Lawson ahead of Jackson and Knight. He brings D, shooting touch and slashing even if he´s undersized^^
And Denver nees an identity and could rely on high-speed game like they did before. Having the Manimal and Ellis could be great! So why not Sign&Trade Ellis for Lawson?!?!? :-)
Aminu is a no-brainer for a re-sign, I love him!
I´d, also very comfortable about STAT.
Don´t like Kanter, no defense^^ And think, he isn´t committed to D and his B-IW isn´t very high...
So here is mine proposal:
PG) Lawson (S&T); Harris; Barrea (Vet-Min)
SG) D.Green or McDaniels
SF) Parsons / Aminu / Jefferson (Vet-Min)
PF) Dirk / Aminu / STAT
C) Chandler / and a younger guy with potential^^ Maybe Meyers Leonard or back again
So this isn´t a championship-winning team from beginning, but at least we´re competitive and hey, the chance of being a champion is 1/32... And some teams are always better staffed on paper. On the other hand, there were teams like the Lakers (Dwight; Kobe; Gasol and Nash), on paper unbeatable. Reality?!? -> you see what I mean.
So I´m comfortable with the team above^^ ;-)
Wahsingon was impressive so far... I really like what I´be seen from Wall :-)
But the east is still dind of weak^^
Whatever Hawks frontcourt>Wiz frontcourt
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Nenet u think? Idk why my comment got messed up. BR is glitching again :/