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Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:14 am
by Joseph17
1. Livingston's return
2. Kevin Martin's dominance
3. Brand as a Sixer
4. The rookies. I'm looking forward to watching Oden and Beasley.
5. The WCF playoff race.

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:51 am
by Clangus
Durant' improving
Westbrook playing
Lakers Big lineup
Celtics losing
Orlando having a great year!

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:20 pm
by szimab01
1. Dwight Howard improving his free throws and taking & making more shots from 10-15 feet with consistency
2. Chris Paul winning the MVP award ahead of LeBron and Kobe.
3. The rookie class
4. The inevitable Celtics v laker finals rematch
5. The Chicago Bulls & New York Knicks becoming more competitive. When the Lakers, celts, bulls and knicks do well so does the NBA.

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:13 pm
by Rallyks
1 - Bynum.
2 - calderon making the all star team
3 - rookies... oden, beasly, rose, mayo, fernandez
4 - rockets winning 60 games
5 - mavs failing to make the playoffs

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:23 pm
by Throwback24
I want to see Deron vs. CP3

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:03 pm
by Prolific Scorer
Storylines

1. Can Orlando improve from last year with an upgraded roster? Perhaps making it to the Conference Finals?

2. Can Boston repeat?

3. Who's going to get the 8 seed in each Conference ? Denver/Portland / Dallas / LAC - Chicago / Miami / ATL / Milwaukee / Indiana

4. WHO's winning ROY? Beasley? Oden? Mayo? Rose?

5. Coaching changes in PHX / NY / CHI / MIL / DAL (ESPECIALLY Phx, going to be intresting what that team looks like now that D'Antoni is gone)

Matchups

1. Portland / Orlando - Oden vs. Howard

2. Memphis / LAL - Mayo vs. Kobe

3. Beasley vs. The upper echelon of PFs.

4. Toronto vs. Orlando (with Toronto adding JO)

5. Houston vs. Portland (Oden vs. Yao)

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:28 pm
by KB20
Laker Related

1. The trip to the Championship
2. Bynum's return
3. Farmar's breakout year
4. Lamar as the 6th man
5. The Machine ripping other team's hearts

NBA Related

1. Tuesday 10/28/2008
2. Christmas Day
3. Suns vs. Spurs
4. Pistons with a competent coach
5. Old Faces, New Places

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:08 pm
by tsherkin
Team-related:

- JO's impact on Toronto's defense (and even offense)
- Jose Calderon as a full-time starter
- Jason Kapono in a slightly bigger scoring role?
- Jamario Moon, year 2
- Roko Ukic as a rookie

General:

- Ron Artest in Houston
- Andrew Bynum in L.A.
- Greg Oden in Portland
- Boston taking a shot at their first repeat in 4 decades
- Lebron and Mo Williams

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:16 pm
by kooldude
joeyyowee wrote:1. Livingston's return
2. Kevin Martin's dominance
3. Brand as a Sixer
4. The rookies. I'm looking forward to watching Oden and Beasley.
5. The WCF playoff race.


:lol:

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:29 pm
by keepthenetsinnj
1) December 19 - Jason Kidd returns to NJ as a Maverick.
2) All the new faces in new places (Brand, Davis, etc.)
3) One full year of Devin Harris in NJ, his development.
4) Kevin Martin (I have to agree with joeyyowee on this one).
5) Keeping an eye on the Spurs, it's an odd-numbered year remember?

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:59 pm
by cdubbz
NBA Related
1. all the superstar rookies playing
2. How Dwade comes back
3. I want to see how dominant the lakers will be.
4. if the rockets can finally put it all together.
5. Baroon Davis

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:54 pm
by Joseph17
kooldude wrote:
joeyyowee wrote:1. Livingston's return
2. Kevin Martin's dominance
3. Brand as a Sixer
4. The rookies. I'm looking forward to watching Oden and Beasley.
5. The WCF playoff race.


:lol:

You won't be laughing when he's averaging 30 a game.

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:19 pm
by CP3 4 MVP
joeyyowee wrote:
kooldude wrote:
joeyyowee wrote:1. Livingston's return
2. Kevin Martin's dominance
3. Brand as a Sixer
4. The rookies. I'm looking forward to watching Oden and Beasley.
5. The WCF playoff race.


:lol:

You won't be laughing when he's averaging 30 a game.


That's because he takes all the shots. Give me thirty shots a game, I guarantee to score ten baskets, and hit a few free throws. There you go. :D

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:42 am
by the7boss
1- Rookies: Oden, Beasley, Mayo, Fernandez above all.
2- Bynum-Gasol combo. Lakers winning it all.
3- Calderon going to the AllStar. JO-Bosh combo. Raptors getting past the first round.
4- The Blazers.
5- The Spurs finally not winning the championship in an odd year and maybe rebuilding.

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:06 am
by Bskey
Team:
1. Roy and Aldridge both improving
2. The Spanish connection (Sergio to Rudy)
3. Oden getting into game shape, and ending the year strong after a some what slow start.
4. Pryzbilla off the bench to make one of the best starter/reserve center duos in the NBA.
5. Making it to to play-offs. This should be number one but I'm happy as long as they show obvious improvement, even if they don't quite make it in the tough west this year.

Other:
1. Rookie / Soph game. The Rookies should have a good chance of stealing the game. Rose, Mayo, Oden, Love, Beasley and others are a nice looking rookie class.
2. R.O.Y. race. It's going to be intense and close.
3. Seeing how the big name trades/signings go.
4. Danny Granger and Kevin Martin both improving. They are two players I like that aren't on my team and hope they both get better.
5. Good basketball. The East is improved and it should make for some more competitive games to watch this year.

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:48 am
by vincecarter4pres
1. Watching the Nets young guys develop/ Watching the Nets make a playoff push
2. NJ vs. Portland
3. Christmas day games, all day
4. The entire rookie class this year
5. Watching Sheed getting T'd up

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:29 am
by tsherkin
Why is there so high a level of callous disregard for Kevin Martin?

OK yeah, 30 ppg is probably pushing it, but this guy is the most efficient wing scorer in the league and will almost certainly drop 27 ppg or thereabouts this coming season. His efficiency has actually INCREASED each year as his shooting volume has risen, which is absurd and ridiculous. He's an incredible shooter and an excellent slasher.

He definitely needs to catch some more respect.

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:03 am
by candy for lunch
* The Spanish Connection
* Tyrus breaking out because I got him with the last pick for my fantasy team
* Oden making NBA centers look ridiculous, along with drawing tons of fouls in the process
* Kevin Love achieving the highest QB rating due to his outlet passes
* Chris Paul pretending to be Basketball Jesus

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:47 am
by 3pt %

That's because he takes all the shots. Give me thirty shots a game, I guarantee to score ten baskets, and hit a few free throws. There you go. :D


in the NBA you wouldn't even get a shot off.

there ya go.

Re: 5 Things you cant wait for this season

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:32 pm
by otmshank1
Team:

1.) Trading Redd before the deadline
2.) Seeing skiles hit Bogut
3.) RJ demanding a trade
4.) CV crying
5.) The lottery