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Post#1981 » by esqtvd » Tue Jul 6, 2021 3:59 am

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Post#1982 » by SK21209 » Tue Jul 6, 2021 4:44 pm

I doubt Giannis is back to full strength until the very end of the series at the earliest, so I think this is probably the Suns in 5 or 6. It's going to be so strange next season when the Suns are the champs and also maybe the 4th best team in the division.
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Post#1983 » by nickhx2 » Tue Jul 6, 2021 4:56 pm

yeah i expect suns to be pretty big favorites here.

and i thought exact same thing. championship or not, i think most people would slot them behind clippers, lakers, and possibly utah/denver at full strength next season.
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Post#1984 » by Quake Griffin » Wed Jul 7, 2021 8:29 pm

lol multiple blown double digit leads.

lol blown Game 7 on home floor.


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL it's T-Mac's, Boston Big 3's, Lob City, and now Philly's fault all these series leads/ advantages continue to get blown.
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Post#1985 » by esqtvd » Wed Jul 7, 2021 11:54 pm

lol is right

Games are won and lost by players. On the court.



https://www.inquirer.com/newsletters/sixers/sixers-looking-for-second-star-with-joel-embiid-damian-lillard-20210705.html


Playoffs again show that Sixers need a second star to go with Joel Embiid | Off the Dribble
NBA finalists Phoenix and Milwaukee have each benefited from three stars in the playoffs.


    It’s no revelation to suggest that the Sixers need a second star to go with Joel Embiid. For so long, it was thought that Ben Simmons was the player.

    The postseason, and not just this year, has shown that Simmons isn’t suited for that role. What Phoenix and Milwaukee have shown is that a team needs two definite stars and a near star as a third option.

    Phoenix has two definite superstars in the backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, while the third star is emerging center DeAndre Ayton.

    If the thinking that it may be too early to call Ayton a star, try these numbers this postseason: 16.2 ppg, 11.8 rpg and a .706 field goal percentage. We know he scores a lot on lobs, but Ayton has more than held up his role as a great No. 3.

    The Bucks have Antetokounmpo, with sidekick Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. The knock on Middleton before the postseason was that he wasn’t a true No. 2. This postseason he has played like a No. 1. In the final two games that Antetokounmpo missed against Atlanta, Middleton averaged 29 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists, while averaging 6.5 free throws and shooting 92.5% from the foul line.

    in those two games, Holiday averaged 26 points, 11 assists, 7.5 steals, and 2.5 steals.

    ...

    So that brings us back to the Sixers. Simmons is not a No. 2 and one could argue that Tobias Harris isn’t a true No. 3.

    Harris was an excellent No. 3 in the regular season but even he said that the regular season is misleading and described it as “fools gold.”

    In the playoffs Harris had his moments, but played poorly in Game 5 and 7 losses to Atlanta, when he shot 10-for-35, including 2-for-10 from three-point range.

    Still, Harris has a better shot at being a team’s No. 3 player than Simmons does at being No. 2...



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Post#1986 » by Quake Griffin » Thu Jul 8, 2021 1:54 am

Meh.

Fool me once...Shame on me.
Fool me with 4 franchises.....*Bush Fumblitis*....point is you can't fool me again.
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Post#1987 » by MartinToVaught » Fri Jul 9, 2021 3:55 am

esqtvd wrote:lol is right

Games are won and lost by players. On the court.

Weird how the players keep changing but the results stay the same with the same coach.
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Post#1988 » by esqtvd » Fri Jul 9, 2021 5:01 am

Quake Griffin wrote:Bud > Doc.


maybe maybe not

the scapegoating game is weak esp re coaches

CP + Devin Booker + Ayton + Crowder > Lob City

Booker: CP "the greatest leader ever"
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Post#1989 » by esqtvd » Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:41 am

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Post#1990 » by Quake Griffin » Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:03 pm

esqtvd wrote:
Quake Griffin wrote:Bud > Doc.


maybe maybe not

the scapegoating game is weak esp re coaches

CP + Devin Booker + Ayton + Crowder > Lob City

Booker: CP "the greatest leader ever"

He learned every ounce of that leadership the moment he left LAC and started playing for the Rockets.

It's like he had ZERO leadership skills and then at age 32, started gathering them.


The ignoring of consistent patterns of choking is weak.
Multiple Stars. Multiple Franchises. Blown leads and blown series.
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Post#1991 » by Quake Griffin » Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:22 pm

MartinToVaught wrote:
esqtvd wrote:lol is right

Games are won and lost by players. On the court.

Weird how the players keep changing but the results stay the same with the same coach.

It was the player's fault vs. the Nuggets according to some people btw.
The same players who showed grapefruits/stones against Utah.

Wonder what changed in between that time

:roll:
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Post#1992 » by esqtvd » Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:24 pm

Quake Griffin wrote:
esqtvd wrote:lol is right

Games are won and lost by players. On the court.

Weird how the players keep changing but the results stay the same with the same coach.

It was the player's fault vs. the Nuggets according to some people btw.
The same players who showed grapefruits/stones against Utah.

Wonder what changed in between that time

:roll:


asked and answered 100 times

PG and Kawhi had their heads up their asses

PRIVATE DRESSING ROOM? Garbage leadership, garbage play on the court. Total humiliation.


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This year, PG was totally dedicated and Kawhi was a much improved leader. A fraction of this year's PG instead of Pandemic P would have been the difference.
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Post#1993 » by Quake Griffin » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:40 pm

Things I never said when we were up 3-1 to the Nuggets and I was trolling MTV about how he should shutup cuz he's getting a ring out of all of this for $600, Alex.

RIP Mr. Trebek.
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Post#1994 » by MartinToVaught » Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:49 am

This guy's ego is absolutely out of control:

Read on Twitter


Like, seriously, this is one of the most entitled statements I've ever seen from an NBA player. And to think there were still some people lamenting that we let Trez go last offseason. You can't win with selfish players like him who are all about themselves, not the team.
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Post#1995 » by Quake Griffin » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:50 pm

MartinToVaught wrote:This guy's ego is absolutely out of control:

Read on Twitter


Like, seriously, this is one of the most entitled statements I've ever seen from an NBA player. And to think there were still some people lamenting that we let Trez go last offseason. You can't win with selfish players like him who are all about themselves, not the team.

He was gifted ridiculous minutes all 2020 postseason by Glenn. What's he supposed to think? He was playing poorly? He can't hang?

Can't fault him for being entitled. The chip on his shoulder was put there by one of the most overrated coaches of all time.
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Post#1996 » by MartinToVaught » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:06 pm

Doc enabled Trez for sure, but still, "matchups are just an excuse to bench me" is an absurd thing for any player to say, especially a mediocre NBA journeyman. It's like when he called himself "the modern-day Rodman" despite the fact that he sucks at rebounding.
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Post#1997 » by MartinToVaught » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:14 pm

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Post#1998 » by Quake Griffin » Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:43 pm

He filled in for Chauncey after Chauncey tore his achilles pretty well IIRC.
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Post#1999 » by Captain Ballmer » Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:04 pm

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Sam Cassell, Cuttino Mobley, Shaun Livingston, Corey Maggette, Chris Kaman.
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Post#2000 » by MartinToVaught » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:21 pm

Not on that contract, no thanks. Maybe if he gets bought out.
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