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NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5

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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#41 » by nate33 » Sat Apr 3, 2021 12:43 am

The Raptors are currently leading the Warriors 101-51. Not a typo.

They're on a 74-24 run.
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#43 » by Ruzious » Sat Apr 3, 2021 11:14 am

Amazing performance by Giannis last night against 29-18 Portland: 18 of 18 from inside the 3 point line (0 for 3 outside it), 11 of 13 FT's, 47 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks in 33 minutes. And his defense was superlative.
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#44 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Sat Apr 3, 2021 11:58 am

Ruzious wrote:Amazing performance by Giannis last night against 29-18 Portland: 18 of 18 from inside the 3 point line (0 for 3 outside it), 11 of 13 FT's, 47 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks in 33 minutes. And his defense was superlative.


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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#45 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Sat Apr 3, 2021 11:58 am

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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#46 » by closg00 » Sat Apr 3, 2021 1:20 pm

nate33 wrote:The Raptors are currently leading the Warriors 101-51. Not a typo.

They're on a 74-24 run.


Brutalized without Curry

Side comment - Troy got a DNP last night
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#47 » by Dat2U » Sat Apr 3, 2021 1:44 pm

James Wiseman has looked awful, no aggression either. I don't think Golden State can put together an intriguing package anymore for Beal. Wiseman simply hasn't shown me enough. An athletic play here or there isn't going to cut it, Javale had flashes too.
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#48 » by nate33 » Sat Apr 3, 2021 1:48 pm

Dat2U wrote:James Wiseman has looked awful, no aggression either. I don't think Golden State can put together an intriguing package anymore for Beal. Wiseman simply hasn't shown me enough. An athletic play here or there isn't going to cut it, Javale had flashes too.

I think an up-and-coming team like Charlotte might be willing to give up value for him. Flip Wiseman to Charlotte for their #19-ish pick.
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#49 » by Dat2U » Sat Apr 3, 2021 1:57 pm

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Dat2U wrote:James Wiseman has looked awful, no aggression either. I don't think Golden State can put together an intriguing package anymore for Beal. Wiseman simply hasn't shown me enough. An athletic play here or there isn't going to cut it, Javale had flashes too.

I think an up-and-coming team like Charlotte might be willing to give up value for him. Flip Wiseman to Charlotte for their #19-ish pick.


That's a significant drop in value the last few months. I don't think Golden State has the assets to make that up.
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Post#50 » by Ruzious » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:04 pm

Wiseman's awful, but... he's still got significant trade value, because people will point to him just turning 20 3 days ago and averaging 19 and 9.5 per 36 minutes with the looks of a legit 3 point shot and frequent appearances of his blocks on Sports Center. You can see the reactions of NBA people in awe of his spectacular plays - even though he's not a good NBA player.
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Post#51 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:38 pm

closg00 wrote:
nate33 wrote:The Raptors are currently leading the Warriors 101-51. Not a typo.

They're on a 74-24 run.


Brutalized without Curry

Side comment - Troy got a DNP last night


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Post#52 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:41 pm

Ruzious wrote:Wiseman's awful, but... he's still got significant trade value, because people will point to him just turning 20 3 days ago and averaging 19 and 9.5 per 36 minutes with the looks of a legit 3 point shot and frequent appearances of his blocks on Sports Center. You can see the reactions of NBA people in awe of his spectacular plays - even though he's not a good NBA player.


Wiseman in some respects reminds me of Kwame brown. Kwame was more of a defensive player; but, similarly his size is what got him drafted number one. Brown had the agility and seemingly the whole package coming out of high school. However, he had faced virtually no top-flight competition. He, from what I remember, beat Tyson Chandler in pre-draft drills. That's all.

Fundamentals we saw in Wiseman at Memphis State -- he was the best thing on earth those few games. Even better (statistically) than Evan Mobley is looking right now, for a little while, in terms of big numbers. Well, maybe not better but James Wiseman at Memphis State looked to me like a sure fire number one overall pick.

Wiseman does look like a bust, unfortunately so far. Minnesota Timberwolves Green has definitely turned his game around after a very slow start. (I’m was watching the Final Four prior to editing)
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#53 » by tontoz » Sat Apr 3, 2021 10:27 pm

I've watched Zion a few times and I'm impressed. I knew he'd be good but he's better than I thought, at least offensively.

His ball handling is very good. With his athleticism he can blow by guys routinely.

Very disciplined player. When he gets a pass he either makes a move quickly or passes quickly. He doesn't hold the ball or dribble in place. Hardly ever takes a bad shot.

His rebounding and defense need to improve but he is an elite player already.
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#54 » by nate33 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 2:18 pm

Man, we gained no ground whatsoever in the Tankfest. Last night was an impressive display of shameless tanking across the board.

The Wizards lost by 22 to the Mavs
The Pistons lost by 44 to the Knicks :noway:
The Cavs lost by 14 to the Heat
The TWolves lost by 9 to the Sixers
The Magic lost by 46 to the Jazz :nonono:
The Thunder lost by 48 to the Blazers :eek1:

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Post#55 » by Illuminaire » Sun Apr 4, 2021 3:50 pm

tontoz wrote:I've watched Zion a few times and I'm impressed. I knew he'd be good but he's better than I thought, at least offensively.

His ball handling is very good. With his athleticism he can blow by guys routinely.

Very disciplined player. When he gets a pass he either makes a move quickly or passes quickly. He doesn't hold the ball or dribble in place. Hardly ever takes a bad shot.

His rebounding and defense need to improve but he is an elite player already.


He's incredible. He spins to the rim like a violent ballerina, and no one can stop him from crashing his way to a graceful layup. Denver tried to triple team him a couple games ago, and he just made instant smart passes to wide open shooters. When they merely doubled him, he still scored over/around/through them.

In March he averaged 28/7/4 on 68.2% true shooting. WTF is this.

His rebound is pretty OK. It's not consistent, but he's rebounding fine for a forward tweener. I'd like to see him grab one or two more, but that's icing on the cake. Defense is definitely a weakness. He's made some spectacular plays, but he doesn't have rotations down yet and good offenses will get him out of position pretty easily. He's also not very good at defending down low against taller players; he needs to use his strength to get them out of position *before* the ball arrives.
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Re: NBA Games Discussion Thread - Part 5 

Post#56 » by FAH1223 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:41 am

Lakers without AD and LeBron murking the Nets. Kyrie and Schroder ejected in 3rd quarter.

Durant is in his 2nd game back. Nets defense is atrocious though.
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Post#58 » by nate33 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:20 pm

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I thought that Edwards dunk was sure to be the dunk of the year, but this one tops it. It's the same level of violence, but over Clint Capela rather than a nobody rookie from Japan.
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Post#59 » by Dat2U » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:27 am

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