Around the NBA: 2018—19

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Post#21 » by slick_watts » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:53 am

bondom34 wrote:Feeling good about NOLA being my surprise team.

And glad Melo.


niko is one of my favorite players. they got a steal last year. and elf > rondo. health the big ? there.

i like to imagine that melo keeps a copy of a 2k game from 2009 and plays as himself.
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Post#22 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:55 am

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bondom34 wrote:Feeling good about NOLA being my surprise team.

And glad Melo.


niko is one of my favorite players. they got a steal last year. and elf > rondo. health the big ? there.

i like to imagine that melo keeps a copy of a 2k game from 2009 and plays as himself.

Same on Mirotic but I'm not nearly as bullish on Payton. Do like Randle though.

And Melo seems like an NBA Jam guy to me.
And just got a T lol
FoundANewSlant wrote:it's really fundamental defensive flaws exhibited here by Westbrook, PG, and Adams that put Melo into vulnerable positions here yet you can't recognize or explain it.

So Paul George is the reason Carmelo Anthony struggled on defense all these years...
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Post#23 » by slick_watts » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:02 am

mcw would have helped us last year, or even this year.
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Post#24 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:05 am

slick_watts wrote:mcw would have helped us last year, or even this year.

I'm not sure there's a single two guard in the league playing rotation minutes that wouldn't help us :-(
“If you're getting stops and you're making threes and the other team's not scoring, that's when you're going to see a huge point difference there,” coach Billy Donovan said.
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Post#25 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:06 am

Wonder how much losing Bdzelik hurts too.
FoundANewSlant wrote:it's really fundamental defensive flaws exhibited here by Westbrook, PG, and Adams that put Melo into vulnerable positions here yet you can't recognize or explain it.

So Paul George is the reason Carmelo Anthony struggled on defense all these years...
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Post#26 » by slick_watts » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:12 am

bondom34 wrote:Wonder how much losing Bdzelik hurts too.


houston media and the team put out a lot on their coaching strategy for replacing him including extensive bio on his replacement. i wish the thunder were this transparent, because i think losing adrian griffin could have a similar effect.
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Post#27 » by RalphSampsonJr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 am

Watching the Rox get dominated is always good.
Forgot how many pieces Pels got now. Love Randles game. Payton is a solid backup pg when you have a big like AD to work with.
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Post#28 » by Kizz Fastfists » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:02 am

RalphSampsonJr wrote:Watching the Rox get dominated is always good.
Forgot how many pieces Pels got now. Love Randles game. Payton is a solid backup pg when you have a big like AD to work with.


It is a shame the Pels blew their assets on Cousins. Imagine if they had gotten Butler or PG to go next to AD with Jrue and that supporting cast.
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Post#29 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 am

The Mavs are surprisingly bad at using screens off the ball, they don't squeeze down tight enough and then when they pop out they're so flat that there's very little passing Lane.
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Post#30 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:40 am

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FoundANewSlant wrote:it's really fundamental defensive flaws exhibited here by Westbrook, PG, and Adams that put Melo into vulnerable positions here yet you can't recognize or explain it.

So Paul George is the reason Carmelo Anthony struggled on defense all these years...
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Post#31 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:49 am

Ugh, one pick away from Devin Booker. This team would be knocking on the door.
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Post#32 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:50 am

DSJ's footwork is awful, on pull ups he basically looks like he's just jumping from wherever he's at when the urge hits him with no attempt At getting on balance. Missed the rim completely on at least two, maybe three. I'm really not sold on him, think he was overrated last year due to volume on a bad team.
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Post#33 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:53 am

FoundANewSlant wrote:it's really fundamental defensive flaws exhibited here by Westbrook, PG, and Adams that put Melo into vulnerable positions here yet you can't recognize or explain it.

So Paul George is the reason Carmelo Anthony struggled on defense all these years...
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Post#34 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:06 am

bondom34 wrote:https://stats.nba.com/game/0021800009/advanced/?sort=DEF_RATING&dir=1

Also Wes Matthews is awful

It's fun to get the kicks in, but the reality is Paul and harden were awful and that's what's going to really decide how successful Houston is with Melo on the court. Of course they'll be bad defensively, but that will even out against second units.

Half his shots were threes, although there was some unnecessary massaging on the one that went in. I think in terms of how he played it actually was fairly encouraging if you're Houston, obviously the results were not.
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Post#35 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:08 am

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bondom34 wrote:https://stats.nba.com/game/0021800009/advanced/?sort=DEF_RATING&dir=1

Also Wes Matthews is awful

It's fun to get the kicks in, but the reality is Paul and harden were awful and that's what's going to really decide how successful Houston is with Melo on the court. Of course they'll be bad defensively, but that will even out against second units.

Half his shots were threes, although there was some unnecessary massaging on the one that went in. I think in terms of how he played it actually was fairly encouraging if you're Houston, obviously the results were not.

Agree, just taking my shots in this thread while I can. I've said a bunch I think he'll be better there, but in the playoffs played off the court. It is funny to me they gave up more than any game last year though.

Also Capela was even bad.
FoundANewSlant wrote:it's really fundamental defensive flaws exhibited here by Westbrook, PG, and Adams that put Melo into vulnerable positions here yet you can't recognize or explain it.

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Post#36 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:09 am

Also, Houston makes us look deep. Their best bench player is a 6moy but after that you're looking at Melo and mcw as the only guys who are likely to be rotation caliber.
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Post#37 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 am

I think Capela is primed for a 'down' year. Similar to Adams '16-17 where you expect a leap to next level and he probably isn't ready to provide more yet.
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Post#38 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:15 am

Unrelated, but Kemba Walker.
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Post#39 » by spearsy23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:20 am

bondom34 wrote:Unrelated, but Kemba Walker.

He's the guy at the rec center that I would constantly swear isn't that good while he torches everyone in the gym. There are like ten guys in the gym that should be better than him but he keeps outplaying them all.
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Post#40 » by bondom34 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:24 am

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bondom34 wrote:Unrelated, but Kemba Walker.

He's the guy at the rec center that I would constantly swear isn't that good while he torches everyone in the gym. There are like ten guys in the gym that should be better than him but he keeps outplaying them all.

He's better than Irving and I won't be convinced otherwise.
FoundANewSlant wrote:it's really fundamental defensive flaws exhibited here by Westbrook, PG, and Adams that put Melo into vulnerable positions here yet you can't recognize or explain it.

So Paul George is the reason Carmelo Anthony struggled on defense all these years...

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