Outside of the Jason Kidd saga, the Nets experienced a relatively quiet offseason. Their lack of cap flexibility made it difficult for them to add any impactful players and even retain their own free agents. The loss of two key contributors and the injury-riddled histories of their star players could cause the Nets to struggle to make the 2015 Playoffs. Read More. Written by Benjamin Cantor on Sep 16, 2014
#639 Re: Around the NBA 3.0 Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:56 pm by Optms
Doormatt wrote:i think beal is pretty overrated, and lamb in my mind is clearly a better prospect. but he wont get the time buried on the okc bench.
I don't see it. Not the part of Beal being overrated, I'm neutral on peoples opinion on that, but than again I have to ask who's overrating him?
I think its pretty obvious its a hit or miss scenario with Lamb. I'm not sure what makes fans think he's a better prospect over Beal who is a lot more well rounded, younger and will have a much shorter learning curve than Lamb will whenever he sees any type of floor time.
I think Lamb is a terrific athlete and talent. So much so that I was really high on him and couldn't believe he wasn't a lock to go top 3. That was until I saw a couple of Huskie games a year ago. Reminded me of Nick Young coming out of school. Solid shooter, not great. Basketball IQ is was questionable. And for someone with his athletic abilities, I was unimpressed at how much time he spends around the perimeter.
Going by the scouting reports, not too surprised though. Apparently he couldn't finish at the rim. He's going to struggle now if he couldn't get his shot off against amateur big men inside. The talent is there but there is just too many holes in his game at this point to consider him the better prospect, IMO.
#645 Re: Around the NBA 3.0 Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:49 pm by Doormatt
i dont see any reason for him to leave cleveland at this point, they are at least trying to build a solid roster around him. plus im pretty sure he will be a restricted free agent which means the cavs can and will match anything.
Doormatt wrote:i dont see any reason for him to leave cleveland at this point, they are at least trying to build a solid roster around him. plus im pretty sure he will be a restricted free agent which means the cavs can and will match anything.
He will be indeed... I really like watching the kid play, but between Lakers games and other stuff I don't have time watching the Cavs play, was hoping to be able to kill two birds with one stone... Oh well...
#647 Re: Around the NBA 3.0 Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:20 am by Optms
Kyrie will be restricted. Which means Cleveland will match anything and everything he is offered. No shot at all he is leaving Cleveland. At least not in the foreseeable future. He'll be extended before that time comes anyway.
The Clippers are dismantling the Grizzlies without CP3. Memphis is playing without Rudy as well which IMO wouldn't make a difference....
This Clippers team is really damn good. 1-12 their solid and their team chemistry with one another is very championship like. Barring major injury to the main 8-10 players, I do not see any team beating them in 7 games.
The Heat and Thunder are their main threats but once you compare their benches the advantage goes heavily to the Clippers.
I have once stated that a fear of mines was to see a Clipper championship banner being raised next to our 16 Gold Banners. Ugggh... I'm starting to come to peace with this possible conclusion. The Clippers nation has gone to Hell and back and to Hell and back again. This is by far the greatest Clippers team ever and this could be the greatest Clippers season ever as well.
eablinksum wrote:I dont like the Clippers, but if i have to choose between the Heat and the clippers I would rather the Clippers win.
I don't know. I think I would almost rather see the Heat win. I never imagined the day that the Clippers would be contenders and now its happening. I don't like it one bit. After seeing Lebron win one ring I'm more open to seeing the Heat win another championship.