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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1001 » by ATTL » Tue Jan 1, 2013 3:29 am

gaspar wrote:20 pts and franchise record 29 rebounds for Vucevic :o



That's crazy. Almost upset the Heat too. He's 6 years younger than Gortat and putting up equal numbers this year.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1002 » by TASTIC » Tue Jan 1, 2013 7:38 am

Not saying I'd do any deals, but we can't trade for Gordon can we?

It's time to blow it up, the only thing worse than being terrible in the NBA is being mediocre.

We have loads of pieces that could help contenders, now they just have to take their time and get the right deal.

It makes me sick that we don't have a single piece that makes me have optimism for the future, and there's no stars out there that we've been linked to either through trades or FA...
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1003 » by ATTL » Tue Jan 1, 2013 1:58 pm

I think we can trade for Gordon after 1 year?

And yes, we should blow it up, this season is lost, no chance at playoffs, at best we get 11th in the west. It's looking very possible that we end up dead last at the end of the year now that Gordon is back.

Also, we are 2.5 games ahead of the Bobcats, and they lost 18 games in a row.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1004 » by 1UPZ » Wed Jan 2, 2013 12:47 am

Suns FO are pathetic that they want to salvage this season to sell tickets... This is my fear.
They will compromise getting real star pieces for the future to sell extra tickets...
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1005 » by GrantHill » Wed Jan 2, 2013 1:50 am

Remember how Hollinger predicted that Suns would be last in Western Conference? Well looking at how the Hornets play with Gordon in the lineup, I think he wasn't so wrong after all.
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Post#1006 » by ATTL » Wed Jan 2, 2013 1:51 am

Hickson with 16/8 at halftime against the Blazers. Dominating Amare too... we should go back in time to trade Amare to Cleveland for him.
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Post#1007 » by lilfishi22 » Wed Jan 2, 2013 2:08 am

1UPZ wrote:Suns FO are pathetic that they want to salvage this season to sell tickets... This is my fear.
They will compromise getting real star pieces for the future to sell extra tickets...


Should it surprise you? We kept Nash around instead of trading him when he was still an asset, so we can keep up our exciting "brand" of basketball. We delayed a proper retool to prioritize "competitiveness" for many years.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1008 » by GrantHill » Wed Jan 2, 2013 2:59 am

Lillard just killed the Knicks. What a shot.
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Post#1009 » by ATTL » Wed Jan 2, 2013 3:37 am

Lillard is an amazing player, very poised for a rookie and is cold blooded.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1010 » by GrantHill » Wed Jan 2, 2013 5:35 am

Nash already reached his playoff form on his complaining skill. 76ers up by 10 with 6 minutes to go.

EDIT: I want to marry Jrue Holiday. :lol:
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Post#1011 » by ATTL » Wed Jan 2, 2013 7:02 am

Lakers lose! :]
Equally important is the fact that POR, DAL, and DEN all won as well. They are in direct competition with the Lakers for the last couple playoff spots.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1012 » by Twuan89 » Wed Jan 2, 2013 9:03 am

Lakers Lose Again!

They play the Clippers next and the Lakers are heading into the tougher part of their schedule, that draft pick is starting to look better. Also believe it or not the Lakers are in trouble.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1013 » by gaspar » Wed Jan 2, 2013 9:27 am

Twuan89 wrote:Lakers Lose Again!

They play the Clippers next and the Lakers are heading into the tougher part of their schedule, that draft pick is starting to look better. Also believe it or not the Lakers are in trouble.

Yeah, their next 5 games: @Clippers, vs Nuggets, @Rockets, @Spurs, vs OKC. I'd say 1-4 at best.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1014 » by gaspar » Wed Jan 2, 2013 10:03 am

via GB:
cs hauser wrote:At the start of the New Year, January 1 2013:

The Top 8 seeds in the WC are a combined 75-28 vs the entire EC.
The Top 8 seeds in the EC are a combined 49-48 vs the entire WC. (barely above .500)

The Bottom 7 seeds in the WC are a combined 40-46 vs the entire EC.
The Bottom 7 seeds in the EC are a combined 26-66 vs the entire WC.

Number of EC teams with fewer than 4 losses to the WC = 1
Number of WC teams with fewer than 4 losses to the EC = 6

Excluding the Miami Heat, the other 7 EC "playoff teams" are a combined 38-45 vs the entire WC.
Excluding the Miami Heat, the bottom 7 WC "lottery teams" are a combined 40-46 vs the entire EC.

Excluding the Miami Heat, the rest of the EC have a combined 64-111 record over the WC.
Excluding the Miami Heat, the WC has a combined 111-64 record versus the rest of the EC.

Western Conference is unfair.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1015 » by GrantHill » Wed Jan 2, 2013 3:04 pm

ATTL wrote:Lakers lose! :]


Man Philly really tortured our former point guard on defense. they straight up isolated Holiday our directly went into the post when he was on Richardson. How are these guys going to defend a Westbrook-Martin-Durant trio?
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1016 » by gaspar » Wed Jan 2, 2013 5:21 pm

Last 10 games:

OJ Mayo 12.3 pts, 2.7 reb, 4.4 ast, 2.0 stl, 3.6 tov, .381 FG%, .263 3P%
Shannon Brown 13.5 pts, 3.7 reb, 2.9 ast, 1.1 stl, 1.5 tov, .452 FG%, .286 3P%

Just sayin'
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1017 » by lilfishi22 » Wed Jan 2, 2013 10:36 pm

ATTL wrote:Lillard is an amazing player, very poised for a rookie and is cold blooded.


Perfect description of Lillard.
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1018 » by LV-Suns » Thu Jan 3, 2013 3:20 am

"I think having a defensive coach for the first time in my career is going to help,'' Stoudemire said after practice in Greenburgh on Wednesday. "I've never been taught defense in my whole career. So to now have a coach who actually teaches defense and teaches strategies and knows positioning and posture and how to guard different plays, it's going to be helpful.''

Stoudemire vowed to improve his defense in his new bench capacity.

"I'm taking it as a challenge,'' he said. "I'm going to accept the challenge. And I'm going to try to improve as a player."
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1019 » by Frank Lee » Thu Jan 3, 2013 12:19 pm

gaspar wrote:Last 10 games:

OJ Mayo 12.3 pts, 2.7 reb, 4.4 ast, 2.0 stl, 3.6 tov, .381 FG%, .263 3P%
Shannon Brown 13.5 pts, 3.7 reb, 2.9 ast, 1.1 stl, 1.5 tov, .452 FG%, .286 3P%

Just sayin'


Thats a nice right-left combo you threw out there Gas.... it will go unnoticed by the judges though, except for the swelling.


This next month is make or break for the fLakes.* They dig too deep a hole, with their age and lack of bench, it will be a steep hill to climb to make the playoffs. Thank goodness Stern has his 'Clippers backup plan' firmly in place.


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Fri 4 @ L.A. Clippers
Sun 6 vs Denver
Tue 8 @ Houston
Wed 9 @ San Antonio
Fri 11 vs Oklahoma City
Sun 13 vs Cleveland
Tue 15 vs Milwaukee
Thu 17 vs Miami
Sun 20 @ Toronto
Mon 21 @ Chicago
Wed 23 @ Memphis
Fri 25 vs Utah
Sun 27 vs Oklahoma City
Tue 29 vs New Orleans
Wed 30 @ Phoenix

could very easily be a sub .500 Jan 8-)
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Re: Around the NBA 2012-2013 

Post#1020 » by GrantHill » Thu Jan 3, 2013 4:06 pm

Frank Lee wrote:Wed 30 @ Phoenix


Boy that game is going to be something to watch. We're even on national TV!
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