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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#21 » by dirkforpres » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:50 am

Richardson looks like dogs*** tonight
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Post#22 » by Archx » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:03 am

Hardly anyone can hit a basket tonight and Luka also stopped passing the ball now. That's kinda concerning. But they are playing good defense again, so that's something.
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Post#23 » by fuller4379 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:03 am

Mavs need to wake up.
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Post#24 » by leolozon » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:04 am

Why did Luka wait until there was 6 seconds left? He should know they are going to double. Such bad clock management.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#25 » by ejs78 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:07 am

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guille_4 wrote:I feel bad for Melli, he's overthinking it and has no confidence shooting the ball.

Hope he gets through it, if he gets back to his former self, he'll be a plus for this Mavs team.


What former self? The sample size is way too small. He had two games shooting well, taking 4 shots per game.

People have gotten way ahead of themselves with the guy. He's been bad for two years, and some people seems to think he's the saviour.
Anyone new this fan base immediately over hypes. If JJ ever puts on the uniform look out!!!!

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Post#26 » by dirkules_41 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:07 am

This first half was definitely one to forget.
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Post#27 » by dirkforpres » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:08 am

Hard to believe this is the same team that beat the Jazz.

But then again, Silas is better than Carlisle
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Post#28 » by ejs78 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:22 am

Yeah that's it.
dirkforpres wrote:Hard to believe this is the same team that beat the Jazz.

But then again, Silas is better than Carlisle


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Post#29 » by dirkules_41 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:22 am

It really hurts us having 0 useable big men other than KP dressed today.
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Post#30 » by guille_4 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:24 am

ejs78 wrote:
leolozon wrote:
guille_4 wrote:I feel bad for Melli, he's overthinking it and has no confidence shooting the ball.

Hope he gets through it, if he gets back to his former self, he'll be a plus for this Mavs team.


What former self? The sample size is way too small. He had two games shooting well, taking 4 shots per game.

People have gotten way ahead of themselves with the guy. He's been bad for two years, and some people seems to think he's the saviour.
Anyone new this fan base immediately over hypes. If JJ ever puts on the uniform look out!!!!

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There's basketball outside of the NBA, guys. Melli had a very solid career in Europe, he came to the NBA after playing 8 seasons in Europe.

He's a career 37.4% 3PT shooter, 50.7% 2PT and 77% FT in Europe.
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Post#31 » by dirkules_41 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:25 am

dirkforpres wrote:Richardson looks like dogs*** tonight

Craptacular.

Hard to believe this is the same guy from the Jazz game.
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Post#32 » by leolozon » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:30 am

Archx wrote:Hardly anyone can hit a basket tonight and Luka also stopped passing the ball now. That's kinda concerning. But they are playing good defense again, so that's something.


I don't think Doncic's passing has been GREAT for a while. He was a special passer in the mold of the greatest passers and for the past few weeks he has looked... good. I really don't know what's up with that. It's not just his assists going down, his potential assists are going down too. I mean, you're not supposed to regress as a passer... so I don't know.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#33 » by ejs78 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:31 am

That's fine.

He WAS good. He's NOT good anymore.

He's on the wrong side of 30 who will on occasion do some really good stuff.
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leolozon wrote:
What former self? The sample size is way too small. He had two games shooting well, taking 4 shots per game.

People have gotten way ahead of themselves with the guy. He's been bad for two years, and some people seems to think he's the saviour.
Anyone new this fan base immediately over hypes. If JJ ever puts on the uniform look out!!!!

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There's basketball outside of the NBA, guys. Melli had a very solid career in Europe, he came to the NBA after playing 8 seasons in Europe.

He's a career 37.4% 3PT shooter, 50.7% 2PT and 77% FT in Europe.


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Post#34 » by dirkules_41 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:32 am

Horrific coaching by RC. And how Brunson just chose to let KP switch onto Wall was embarrasingly bad decision making.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#35 » by guille_4 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:33 am

leolozon wrote:
Archx wrote:Hardly anyone can hit a basket tonight and Luka also stopped passing the ball now. That's kinda concerning. But they are playing good defense again, so that's something.


I don't think Doncic's passing has been GREAT for a while. He was a special passer in the mold of the greatest passers and for the past few weeks he has looked good. I really don't know what's up with that. It's not just his assists going down, his potential assists are going down too. I mean, you're not supposed to regress as a passer... so I don't know.


I insist, he hasn't been good other than 3PT shooting over the past few weeks.

Assists are down, defense is come and go, TOs are up, FT has been pretty poor...
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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#36 » by dirkforpres » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:33 am

What an embarrassment losing to the worst team in the league. Rick Carlisle is such a hack.
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Post#37 » by leolozon » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:34 am

guille_4 wrote:
ejs78 wrote:
leolozon wrote:
What former self? The sample size is way too small. He had two games shooting well, taking 4 shots per game.

People have gotten way ahead of themselves with the guy. He's been bad for two years, and some people seems to think he's the saviour.
Anyone new this fan base immediately over hypes. If JJ ever puts on the uniform look out!!!!

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There's basketball outside of the NBA, guys. Melli had a very solid career in Europe, he came to the NBA after playing 8 seasons in Europe.

He's a career 37.4% 3PT shooter, 50.7% 2PT and 77% FT in Europe.


So you want him to get back to the player he was in another league 2 years ago? It wasn't clear to me.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#38 » by Archx » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:37 am

leolozon wrote:
Archx wrote:Hardly anyone can hit a basket tonight and Luka also stopped passing the ball now. That's kinda concerning. But they are playing good defense again, so that's something.


I don't think Doncic's passing has been GREAT for a while. He was a special passer in the mold of the greatest passers and for the past few weeks he has looked good. I really don't know what's up with that. It's not just his assists going down, his potential assists are going down too. I mean, you're not supposed to regress as a passer... so I don't know.



In the past 2 months Mavs are a top5 team in the NBA, offense and defense. Whatever Luka and Rick are doing, it was working. But it also true that Luka went balistic from the long range and carried a lot of games.

But issue is in the lineups. Luka is now often on the floor with guys like Burke, Powell, Green or even Melli who is a bad finisher. KP and WCS missing games also didn't help. Everything needs to be taken in to context.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#39 » by ejs78 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:40 am

No,

I want people to realize what he is. Dude is a backup role at best.
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ejs78 wrote:Anyone new this fan base immediately over hypes. If JJ ever puts on the uniform look out!!!!

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There's basketball outside of the NBA, guys. Melli had a very solid career in Europe, he came to the NBA after playing 8 seasons in Europe.

He's a career 37.4% 3PT shooter, 50.7% 2PT and 77% FT in Europe.


So you want him to get back to the player he was in another league 2 years ago? It wasn't clear to me.


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Re: RS 20/21 - Mavs @ Rockets (Wed. 8PM EST) 

Post#40 » by JD45 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:40 am

Melli is agile and seems to be trying to do the right things. But he just can't seem to complete the play. He is not an adequate NBA player right now. Maybe he can get better, but this has been a problem for him before the Mavs.

He is not the reason the Mavs are losing tonight. But if they are going to play a guy that gives them so little, I would rather Bey get those minutes.
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