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Post#781 » by 76ciology » Wed Apr 7, 2021 5:59 pm

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:lol: :lol:

How fitting
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#782 » by zaz102 » Fri Apr 9, 2021 2:52 pm

Could Embiid still in the mix for MVP if he has a strong finish to the season?

https://www.nba.com/news/kia-mvp-ladder-april-9-edition
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#783 » by Negrodamus » Fri Apr 9, 2021 3:11 pm

zaz102 wrote:Could Embiid still in the mix for MVP if he has a strong finish to the season?

https://www.nba.com/news/kia-mvp-ladder-april-9-edition


I think he should be, but it's hard to argue against Jokic since he's been healthy and the Nuggets have been killing it recently.

The Nuggets are my favorite to come out of the West this year. Their team is probably the most well rounded and peaking at the right time.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#784 » by Sixersftw » Fri Apr 9, 2021 4:12 pm

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zaz102 wrote:Could Embiid still in the mix for MVP if he has a strong finish to the season?

https://www.nba.com/news/kia-mvp-ladder-april-9-edition


I think he should be, but it's hard to argue against Jokic since he's been healthy and the Nuggets have been killing it recently.

The Nuggets are my favorite to come out of the West this year. Their team is probably the most well rounded and peaking at the right time.

It would take a Jokic injury given that the Nuggets are on a tear and Jokic is the NBA blogger's golden boy.

I like Jo losing it here though. He seems to do very well when given some motivation
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#785 » by Cappy_Smurf » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:17 am

Negrodamus wrote:
The Nuggets are my favorite to come out of the West this year. Their team is probably the most well rounded and peaking at the right time.


I mean, if you completely ignore that defense is 50% of the game, then sure. Last years playoff run is pretty overrated IMO. They did a good job coming back from being down 3-1 twice, but great teams don't regularly get behind big and then have to dig out of the hole. Denver was a missed buzzer beater from getting bumped in the first round. That's basically a coin flip between WCF and first round out.
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Post#786 » by Negrodamus » Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:01 pm

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Negrodamus wrote:
The Nuggets are my favorite to come out of the West this year. Their team is probably the most well rounded and peaking at the right time.


I mean, if you completely ignore that defense is 50% of the game, then sure. Last years playoff run is pretty overrated IMO. They did a good job coming back from being down 3-1 twice, but great teams don't regularly get behind big and then have to dig out of the hole. Denver was a missed buzzer beater from getting bumped in the first round. That's basically a coin flip between WCF and first round out.


I agree with you that the comeback win against an overrated Jazz team, while fun, wasn't very impressive.

Luckily last year has no bearing on this year. I can definitely see parallels to 2013-2014 Warriors. Not everyone had blown up yet (Draymond, Harrison Barnes were just starting to show promise while Thompson was only a 18ppg scorer).

Now the Nuggets have an MVP candidate in Jokic, Murray's scoring has bloomed a bit, Porter is an excellent role playing scorer, and they added Gordon who has a reputation of being a very good defender. Also have solid guys like Monte Morris and PJ Dozier off the bench. They played pretty poorly early on this season, but it seems they are figuring it out now and will only get better as Gordon get acclimated with the system.
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Post#787 » by elchengue20 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:35 pm

Yep, Denver key players are still developing and getting better. Specially Jokic who is now an MVP calibeer player and Porter Jr who is now a reliable starter, wich allows them to bring Millsap off the bench, who was terrible last Playoffs. Also they added Gordon who i believe is a great fit and Campazzo/Morris are good bench players. Plus they didn't have Barton in the bubble.

I woudn't say they are the biggest candidate to come outta the West, that spot still belongs to the Lakers, but they are a serious threat for sure.
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Post#788 » by kriss73 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:56 am

This is by far the best endorsement/compliment Embiid has had all year long.

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Post#789 » by 76ciology » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:06 pm

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Just like what ive always dreamed embiid (or modern center) should play. Play like Durant.
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Post#790 » by elchengue20 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:49 pm

Unbeliavable talent.

It's a shame we are already waisting his prime without good fits around him.

We need to see him playing with an All-NBA perimeter player and form that old school 1-2 punch.
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Post#791 » by rzzzzz » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:24 pm

elchengue20 wrote:Unbeliavable talent.

It's a shame we are already waisting his prime without good fits around him.

We need to see him playing with an All-NBA perimeter player and form that old school 1-2 punch.


We’re already doing a better job fitting the talent around him. Danny and Seth make a lot of sense. Even though they talk about him with the 2nd unit, Hill is an actual, high functioning point guard. I wouldn’t be too surprised if he did figure out what to do with the big guy. (But, yes, we still need to have somebody stellar looking to come here to take another shot at the brass ring. If Embiid is at least really good in the playoffs, and he could potentially be dominant, I’m hoping Morey can close the deal on a good bite.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#792 » by elchengue20 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:16 pm

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elchengue20 wrote:Unbeliavable talent.

It's a shame we are already waisting his prime without good fits around him.

We need to see him playing with an All-NBA perimeter player and form that old school 1-2 punch.


We’re already doing a better job fitting the talent around him. Danny and Seth make a lot of sense. Even though they talk about him with the 2nd unit, Hill is an actual, high functioning point guard. I wouldn’t be too surprised if he did figure out what to do with the big guy. (But, yes, we still need to have somebody stellar looking to come here to take another shot at the brass ring. If Embiid is at least really good in the playoffs, and he could potentially be dominant, I’m hoping Morey can close the deal on a good bite.



Yep, Morey is for sure doing a way better job than the previous FO. We got championship calibeer role players that fit very well around Joel in Danny, Seth and maybe George Hill. Dwight is also a nice backup C.

We are still lacking a perimeter star. He tried with Harden, but Houston didn't want to trade him here.We need to get one the next offseason, we can't keep waisting Biid's prime.
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Post#793 » by 76ciology » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:01 pm

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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#794 » by eyeatoma » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:13 pm

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I’ve put it on the spotlight here before they’re now writing about it


Bro, everyone is very aware that Jo's midrange has been elite this year. Thanks for the article though!
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Post#796 » by Sixersftw » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:22 pm

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Serious f'd up series of stats. Even a little MP for our Denver friends. He's hitting MJ numbers. Not because of some quirk or a hot run but because he's just that good. He's GOATED.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#797 » by eyeatoma » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:04 pm

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Serious f'd up series of stats. Even a little MP for our Denver friends. He's hitting MJ numbers. Not because of some quirk or a hot run but because he's just that good. He's GOATED.
I shared that on the general board MVP thread and they all descended upon me like a bunch of rabid dogs.

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Post#798 » by rzzzzz » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:51 pm

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Serious f'd up series of stats. Even a little MP for our Denver friends. He's hitting MJ numbers. Not because of some quirk or a hot run but because he's just that good. He's GOATED.
I shared that on the general board MVP thread and they all descended upon me like a bunch of rabid dogs.

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No worry. Sam was right about Embiid. He’ll dominate the league if he can stay healthy. (Especially now that he’s got a coach who understands how to play to his strength.) What folks think now don’t mean much compared to what they think at the end of the season.
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Post#799 » by 76ciology » Yesterday 3:51 pm

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Biid is inspiring
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Post#800 » by Stanford » Yesterday 4:15 pm

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