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I hate how the Cats got screwed in the draft lottery. -.-
Ah OK, no I understand your comment about Charlotte... And you can feel comfortable. They were on eloser of this year draft, so next year must be fine! *g*
The Name-Change will be a big Splash! Even if it is just a Name, but I remember the 90s when Charlotte had quite a very good Reputation. Also the Fans were amazed about their Hornets! :-)
To the draft and the lottery.... Your Wizards were a winner of the draft *g* And also in your theory a winner. because, I suggest they will be in Playoffs next year, so it is good, that they went up :-) What do you think? Otto Porter or Bennet (more uppside) for the Wizards? Or something different in mind
I wish you good luck for Adams! :-) I know, how proud you can be on a sexy Export (look at DIRK *g*)... btw. Dirk was 14 in his draft-year and Adams is actual ranked about 15/16^^
Portland would be the better fit, I guess. There he had to battle with Meyer Leonhard for minutes as I believe Hickson will leave for a higher paycheck... Hm, Boston, one of my favorite Teams and Doc Rivers is a great Coach. But I´m wondering if they dind´t get something out of Fab Melo (who was considered also as a raw Talent), will Adams get his fair share of minutes than?!?
/SIGNED for the idea of FA being before the draft ;-) That would be nice... So if we get Paul, than of course spending the 13th Pick on a talented backup is questionable... However, it is at it is and so I´d go for Schröder anyway. If the Mavs spend their FA-Money on Howard or Jefferson, than Schröder would be a very good pick^^ If Paul Comes, than he can learn. If they get something different like a Bledsoe-Trade or Evans-Signing, than this could be a complementary Piece.
For drafting a BIG, I´m not sure at the Moment... But if te Mavs drat big, than Len would be the best possible signing... Dieng would also fit very well to the Mavs, but I´m not sure if he is worth spending the 13th pick on him. Plumlee would also fit. Zeller and Olynek have more upside and a more finesse game but they would fit less, I guess...
I love the Matrix and also like Carter very much... The Matrix for everything he has done for the Mavs and he´s a cool guy, too :-) And Carter... You have to love for his Dunk over a Center!!! And for his cool nicknames (Vince, the Prince / Air Canada and so on). But serious, he gave the Mavy much last season and for 3,5 Mio he is very valueble for his contrubtion.
However, as Long as I like them both, I would also spend both for a roster-change, Independent for one of the reasons a) get more cap b) Sign&trade for a FA or c) just getting younger via Draft or normal trade
Yeah, I´m very proud for the Germans potential coming to the NBA :-) But as I said only Schröder is more or less fix and Harris could be a 2nd rounder. The rest... No ;-)
Now at the 4th spot, Charlotte should also consider trading further *g* If they can do a trade with the Wolves and get Derrick Williams... Perfect! :-) Minnesota Needs a shooter and they would like to have Oladipo or McLemore and one of them would be available at 4 for sure...
And Derrick can Play the 3 if MKG is on the bench or take main minutes form the 4. At the end of season, you could see what he is able to do with some minutes.
Haven´t seen so many games of Charlotte in full length. Was Mullens that bad?
I was thinking that he is a Stretch BIG, who just has to muscle up^^ Like Spencer Hawes, but that Level already...
Normally, sympathy Comes also along with the cities. And therefore I should have big sympathies for the Knicks and Nets, but actual Players like J.R. Smith and sometimes behaviour of Melo and so on it prevents me for cheering up for NY too much *g*
LeBron is great, of course. I like him also. i didn´t think "the decision" was a Thing you can blame him for. He never stated, that he stays in Cleveland for lifetime and took his Chance to go to a new employer, that´s OK.
2 things, I didn´t like. His Statements after the finals-lost to Mavs and that Dwade and him made jokes about the sick DIRK.
But all-in-all, I like him, but not the heat as a franchise^^ But actual, the Birdman is also a nice Addition...
Steven Admas: Hey! You saw the latest draft-comments after the Combine? He did pretty well and his stock has risen!
The Cats would get a better Chance for alnding Wiggins if they don´t get the Number one?
Wow, I wasn´t Aware of that. Can you explain the rule? I always thought it depends only how bas they made in reg.season...
However, Magic would be wise to trade down. They Need a PG and should try to get Burke with the 4th or 5th pick... They don´t Need Noels, even if I think Vucevic will only be "solid" centre. Most stats came out from being on a bad Team with no Chance to contend. I don´t believe he could beat the premier centres in the league in a contesting game-set.
But again to the Cats (or maybe uüpcoming Hornets *g*), next season they have only ONE Task -> TANK to get the No.1 spot ! Wow, a core of Noels/McLemore), MKG, Walker (maybe Henderson and Mullens), Biyombo and Wiggins would make good enough for deep Playoff run if they develop team-chemistry. Even if they get the2nd or 3rd pick next year, Randle or Parker would also bring them over the top...
And at this Point we haven´t spoken about FA-Adds :-)
my biggest Thing this year in draft is about Dennis Schröder (you may saw already my comments here and there on him :-)). Normal, as a german. But I honestly believe, he will be a very good NBA-Player. And I say it only about him, not the other Germans who will be in the draft. Are you Aware, that 5 Germans would be avalibale? Neumann, Radjesovic, Theis, Harris and Schröder?!? However, Schröder is the only one who will be picked up for sure. Elias Harris maybe late in the 2nd round. The rest will pobably deny again the draft or won´t be picked...
Ah, okay. Cool. Yeah, as a event-Management Student you have to know the Oktoberfest. For sure.
I only was there one time. I took a move 3 years ago and went from Düsseldorf to a town near Munich. So, yes and than I had to participate at the Oktoberfest... I was sceptic... But it was GREAT!!! Really, you just can imagine the Feeling, if you were there :-)
Hear you, Bro!
You have great insight and good opinions! LETS GO MAVS!
I don't know. If I am, it's because I'm viewed a threat to the evilness of the Stern-led NBA. >:3
Anywaaaayys, I doubt it. :o
But you never know with Cuban, the dude is one of the most entertaining owners in sports. And Texas is a nice state. I would be pissed off, but not surprised.
I want Dwight to stay, obviously. I want the whole FA sh*t to be over too. I'm looking forward to the offseason, and the draft. I hope the Lakers could trade up and draft Pierre Jackson, Archie Goodwin, or gnab Peyton Siva. This is Hector R by-the-way. I can't comment on the Hector R profile anymore, and it ticks me off.
Maybe you hate BK, because Deron Plays there and decided against the Mavs^^
I don´t like them also. Same for the Knicks. It´s funny, because NYK is the greatest town, I´v e ever been...
GSW are a defensive minded-team. The scores are that high, because they are playing so fast. Same like the Nuggets, just with different closing styles. the Nuggets run their offense to score in the paint and GSW by hitting Jump-Shots. Both are nice to watch :-)
Btw, nice to watch is Benzamore. Like his cheering for his teammates^^
About the playoffs, yeah, unfortunately I see no real opportunities besides the HEAT for Champion. And this is a Franchise I really don´t like!
Yeah, a finals between GSW and Pacers or the Grizzlies and the Pacers would be great! :-) But the Heat will make it...
Summer in New Zealand and Australia. Thats also a Problem for vacation planning. We can only take big vacations in our summer-time and that means winter at yours, I guess^^
Your New Zwaland draftee Adams gets great Feedback from Draft-Writers. They say, he is "raw" yet, but talented. Maybe Needs some years to develop^^ I don´t know him.
What do you think about the draft else?
Europe is great (depending on the Country and the cities)! I like it here very much. The US I like, but only for vacation and sports. Couldn´t live there.
You know the "Oktoberfest" here in Germany?
Ah, I forgot. It´s hard to see "Crash" these days. Can´t believ he is the same person^^
Until this Photo I wasn´t Aware that Emeka can look so smart and charismatic ;-)
Funny Story with selecting the Teams. The good thing is that if you are a NBA-Fan in General, you can enjoy also all other stuff around and you are not automatically in a hate or love-modus like many here^^ So it´s about me. I love just talking about different Scenarios and different Teams and I enjoy if teams make well. Of course I always wish the Mavs do better than the rest, but actual I can enjoy GSW very well and the Shooting of Curry and Thompson^^
From performing background, your friend chose the better teams. But you can argue him always with asking "And where is your ring?" *g*
About thw wizards: They will be exciting as Long as they stay healthy! Wall and Beal can be amazing. Nene is solid. Webster is a very good bench-player and in the next draft they can roster up. And of course they have the FA-possibilty. I said, I don´t want to have Smith in Dallas, but for Washington he could fit well...
The JET is great. No more to add. But Dirk is just DIRK! :-)
Yeah, time-zones always have their pro and cons, I guess. Sometimes the saturday or the first sunday games start about at noon in the US and that means 19:00 or 21:00 local time on Weekend which is very fine for me :-)
btw: My wife aways wants to see Australia, but we couldn´t manage vactaion planning as you Need for such a Long journey enough time there and therefor 4 weeks. I always tell her, but if we can manage the vacation one day, than we will split 2 weeks to New Zealand and 2 weeks Asutralia. I´d love to see New Zealand...
Playoffs, uff, difficult, but I think it goes like that:
Heat : Bulls 4 : 2
Knicks : Pacers 3 : 4
Heat : Pacers 4 : 3
OKC : Grizzlies 4 : 3
Spurs : GSW 4 : 2
OKC : Spurs 2 : 4
Heat : Spurs 4 : 2
But I´d like to see, the Bulls win against GSW :-) (but that won´t happen for sure)
What about you and your predictions?
Whats behind your Wizards and Cats fascination?