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NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 4

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Post#1841 » by Meliorus » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:34 am

One thing's for sure, the Wizards defense will be at least better than the Warriors
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Post#1842 » by J-Ves » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:05 am

Irving dropping 50 in game number 1?
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Post#1843 » by J-Ves » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:43 am

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Post#1844 » by nate33 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:12 am

Brooklyn is absurdly deep. Their second unit is Dimwiddie, LeVert, Prince, J.Green and Allen. Everyone but Green could start on a bad team.
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Post#1845 » by FAH1223 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:54 am

nate33 wrote:Brooklyn is absurdly deep. Their second unit is Dimwiddie, LeVert, Prince, J.Green and Allen. Everyone but Green could start on a bad team.


That bench is a 7th seed starting unit!

And wow, Clippers just jumped on the Lakers big time early in this game.
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Post#1846 » by Ruzious » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:26 am

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nate33 wrote:Brooklyn is absurdly deep. Their second unit is Dimwiddie, LeVert, Prince, J.Green and Allen. Everyone but Green could start on a bad team.


That bench is a 7th seed starting unit!

And wow, Clippers just jumped on the Lakers big time early in this game.

George looked great and took over the game at the end of the 3rd quarter. I like the Clips center combo of Ibaka and Zubac. Harrell puts up numbers, but Ibaka provides much better defense. Obviously Lebron and Davis were not in mid-season form, but they'll get there. Same with Kawhi. Schroeder and Harrell played well off each other - but not off of Lebron and Davis. It'll be interesting to see how they all blend this season - is Harrell's presence playing inside getting in the way of what Lebron and Davis like to do? Gasol was completely ineffective. I could actually see Keiff getting a lot of minutes at center for them.
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Post#1847 » by Ruzious » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:13 pm

nate33 wrote:Brooklyn is absurdly deep. Their second unit is Dimwiddie, LeVert, Prince, J.Green and Allen. Everyone but Green could start on a bad team.

I think Dinwiddie starts, but I like the way you spelled his name. :wink:
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Post#1848 » by pcbothwel » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:49 pm

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nate33 wrote:Brooklyn is absurdly deep. Their second unit is Dimwiddie, LeVert, Prince, J.Green and Allen. Everyone but Green could start on a bad team.


That bench is a 7th seed starting unit!

And wow, Clippers just jumped on the Lakers big time early in this game.


Lol... No, its not.
Dinwiddie starts...
Levert is an overrated chucker who just shot 6/17 last night.
Prince was one of the worst players in basketball last year as a 25 y/o in his "Prime". He is worse than Jerome Robinson.
Jeff Green was a solid basketball player in his Prime. He's now 34 and closing in on 30k minutes
Allen is really solid, but I have a feeling this is flawed as I believe he plays starter minutes and Jordan is really the "Backup".

Sorry, but Ish, Brown, Deni/Bonga, Bertans are better than Shamet, Levert, Prince, Green.
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Post#1849 » by bsilver » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:13 pm

Paul George was amazing, but that won't happen every night. The Lakers are still the best, but I love to see them lose.

To beat Brooklyn we'll have to slow down Kyrie Irving. We couldn't stop him in pre-season, but that was with Irving shooting over an undersized Raul Neto. Westbrook is bigger and more physical. I wonder how he's done in the past defending Irving.
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Post#1850 » by TGW » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Meliorus wrote:One thing's for sure, the Wizards defense will be at least better than the Warriors


I doubt that in all honesty.
Some random troll wrote:Not to sound negative, but this team is owned by an arrogant cheapskate, managed by a moron and coached by an idiot. Recipe for disaster.
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Post#1851 » by FAH1223 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:37 pm

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Post#1852 » by Wizardspride » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:01 pm

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Post#1853 » by Kanyewest » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm

nate33 wrote:Brooklyn is absurdly deep. Their second unit is Dimwiddie, LeVert, Prince, J.Green and Allen. Everyone but Green could start on a bad team.


Obviously not optimal but Green could probably start for the Wizards with Rui out and if the Wizards still wanted to bring Bertans off the bench. In 2018 he started for the Cavs in game 7 with Kevin Love out against the Celtics.
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Post#1854 » by nate33 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:27 pm

Kanyewest wrote:
nate33 wrote:Brooklyn is absurdly deep. Their second unit is Dimwiddie, LeVert, Prince, J.Green and Allen. Everyone but Green could start on a bad team.


Obviously not optimal but Green could probably start for the Wizards with Rui out and if the Wizards still wanted to bring Bertans off the bench. In 2018 he started for the Cavs in game 7 with Kevin Love out against the Celtics.

I figure everyone in that second unit could start on at least 25% of the teams in the league except Jeff Green who could probably only start on 2 or 3 teams. Dinwiddie and Allen would start on probably 60% of teams.
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Post#1856 » by verbal8 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:00 pm

I think the NBA did a good job of creating compelling match-ups for the opening games.
The Warriors/Nets was the only predictable blow-out.
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Post#1857 » by closg00 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:28 pm

verbal8 wrote:I think the NBA did a good job of creating compelling match-ups for the opening games.
The Warriors/Nets was the only predictable blow-out.


This is great for the NBA, non-superstar teams are competitive now
The Wizards finally get a draft steal in Deni Avdija
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 4 

Post#1858 » by LyricalRico » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:44 pm

Wow, Miami's got a bench unit led by Dragic/Bradley/Iggy. :o
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Post#1859 » by Frichuela » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:55 pm

LyricalRico wrote:Wow, Miami's got a bench unit led by Dragic/Bradley/Iggy. :o

World class roster construction combined with a great coach. Prime example of a well run franchise
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Post#1860 » by closg00 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:56 pm

LyricalRico wrote:Wow, Miami's got a bench unit led by Dragic/Bradley/Iggy. :o


....and their good coaching is going to have them in the mix when they playoffs roll around
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