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Around The NBA - The Finals Countdown

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Raps In 4
4
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Raptors in 6
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Raptors in 7
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Warriors in 7
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Re: Around The NBA - The Finals Countdown 

Post#621 » by dakomish23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:39 pm

Context wrote:Without going into a long and drawn out detailed break down of this raptor team- just at a glance
this team doesn't just have a super star and depth...This core that won it all has an extensive amount of stripes
and experience consistently winning and competing at each level throughout their careers:

STARTERS
K. Leonard-(27) two way -Super star -Dpoy -champion
M. Gasol-(34) 3x all star-DPOY-
D. Green (31) all defense- 1 nba and ncaa championship
S. Ibaka (29) 3x all defense-2x block champ
K. Lowry-(33) 5x all star

N. Powell- (26) at the very least solid bench player who plays defense and hit the 3 at a 40% clip...
F. VanVleet- (25)d -league champion
P. Siakam -(25) d league champion and d league finals mvp- could be nba's most improved player

Kawhi was the glue that lead this team and brought the best out of all of these guys...HOWEVER, It takes much more than just putting top players
together to win it all...


It’s about defense and shooting.

It’s alway about defense and shooting.
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Post#622 » by EricAnderson » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:39 pm

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Context wrote:Without going into a long and drawn out detailed break down of this raptor team- just at a glance
this team doesn't just have a super star and depth...This core that won it all has an extensive amount of stripes
and experience consistently winning and competing at each level throughout their careers:

STARTERS
K. Leonard-(27) two way -Super star -Dpoy -champion
M. Gasol-(34) 3x all star-DPOY-
D. Green (31) all defense- 1 nba and ncaa championship
S. Ibaka (29) 3x all defense-2x block champ
K. Lowry-(33) 5x all star

N. Powell- (26) at the very least solid bench player who plays defense and hit the 3 at a 40% clip...
F. VanVleet- (25)d -league champion
P. Siakam -(25) d league champion and d league finals mvp- could be nba's most improved player

Kawhi was the glue that lead this team and brought the best out of all of these guys...HOWEVER, It takes much more than just putting top players
together to win it all...


+100000000000

But if you ask most people here, you should be only going for max superstars at each position, duh.

Some people here are either delusional or don't know basketball. It's not 3 stars and scrubs.


They also faced a team destroyed by injury. If the Warriors are healthy they win in 5.

If I even ignore that huge point just for sake of discussion then Toronto is still an outlier. Stars over depth has always won titles.

The Nba has always been about your few best players and then you hope you get contributions from a different role player throughout the playoffs because role players are always up and down
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Re: Around The NBA - The Finals Countdown 

Post#623 » by Stannis » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:44 pm

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Durant played in the playoffs at 80%. Now's he gonna red shirt us for a year. :D
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Post#624 » by Context » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:46 pm

br7knicks wrote:
Context wrote:Without going into a long and drawn out detailed break down of this raptor team- just at a glance
this team doesn't just have a super star and depth...This core that won it all has an extensive amount of stripes
and experience consistently winning and competing at each level throughout their careers:

STARTERS
K. Leonard-(27) two way -Super star -Dpoy -champion
M. Gasol-(34) 3x all star-DPOY-
D. Green (31) all defense- 1 nba and ncaa championship
S. Ibaka (29) 3x all defense-2x block champ
K. Lowry-(33) 5x all star

N. Powell- (26) at the very least solid bench player who plays defense and hit the 3 at a 40% clip...
F. VanVleet- (25)d -league champion
P. Siakam -(25) d league champion and d league finals mvp- could be nba's most improved player

Kawhi was the glue that lead this team and brought the best out of all of these guys...HOWEVER, It takes much more than just putting top players
together to win it all...


+100000000000

But if you ask most people here, you should be only going for max superstars at each position, duh.

Some people here are either delusional or don't know basketball. It's not 3 stars and scrubs.

It's funny because Masai's experience gave him the wisdom to know that if he got Kawhi, Green and was able to add a gasol-
they would have the right balance of pieces to win a title...Lets not forget about the "this guy is 30 plus
he's done" narratives, etc...3 guys 31-33 in age...

Thats why I am so happy that we are not wasting the resources on one player in AD...
“The kid can play,” Robinson said of Barrett“He goes at everybody strong. If he’s a rookie, and he’s doing that, I think he’ll have a great career ahead of him.”
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Post#625 » by Context » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:48 pm

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Knicks fan celebrate a guy who wouldn’t play in the playoffs at 80%

lets not forget he was injured and to play he would have risked further injury :lol: Ask Durant if
Lin made the correct decision...
“The kid can play,” Robinson said of Barrett“He goes at everybody strong. If he’s a rookie, and he’s doing that, I think he’ll have a great career ahead of him.”
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Re: Around The NBA - The Finals Countdown 

Post#626 » by Fury » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:49 pm

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Knicks fan celebrate a guy who wouldn’t play in the playoffs at 80%

lets not forget he was injury and to play he would have risked injury :lol: Ask Durant if
Lin made the correct decision...


dakomish must have been under a rock this past week
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Post#627 » by Context » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:50 pm

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br7knicks wrote:
Context wrote:Without going into a long and drawn out detailed break down of this raptor team- just at a glance
this team doesn't just have a super star and depth...This core that won it all has an extensive amount of stripes
and experience consistently winning and competing at each level throughout their careers:

STARTERS
K. Leonard-(27) two way -Super star -Dpoy -champion
M. Gasol-(34) 3x all star-DPOY-
D. Green (31) all defense- 1 nba and ncaa championship
S. Ibaka (29) 3x all defense-2x block champ
K. Lowry-(33) 5x all star

N. Powell- (26) at the very least solid bench player who plays defense and hit the 3 at a 40% clip...
F. VanVleet- (25)d -league champion
P. Siakam -(25) d league champion and d league finals mvp- could be nba's most improved player

Kawhi was the glue that lead this team and brought the best out of all of these guys...HOWEVER, It takes much more than just putting top players
together to win it all...


+100000000000

But if you ask most people here, you should be only going for max superstars at each position, duh.

Some people here are either delusional or don't know basketball. It's not 3 stars and scrubs.


They also faced a team destroyed by injury. If the Warriors are healthy they win in 5.

If I even ignore that huge point just for sake of discussion then Toronto is still an outlier. Stars over depth has always won titles.

The Nba has always been about your few best players and then you hope you get contributions from a different role player throughout the playoffs because role players are always up and down

toronto whipped gs during the regular season...just stop it and give the raptors credit...
“The kid can play,” Robinson said of Barrett“He goes at everybody strong. If he’s a rookie, and he’s doing that, I think he’ll have a great career ahead of him.”
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Post#628 » by dakomish23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:53 pm

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Context wrote:
dakomish23 wrote:
Knicks fan celebrate a guy who wouldn’t play in the playoffs at 80%

lets not forget he was injury and to play he would have risked injury :lol: Ask Durant if
Lin made the correct decision...


dakomish must have been under a rock this past week


He was 85% and he chose not to go.

There was no talk of a risk of reinjury.

Then he left after going back a 2nd time to get a deal we wouldn’t match.

But let’s celebrate him. Yay.




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Post#629 » by EricAnderson » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:55 pm

Context wrote:
EricAnderson wrote:
br7knicks wrote:
+100000000000

But if you ask most people here, you should be only going for max superstars at each position, duh.

Some people here are either delusional or don't know basketball. It's not 3 stars and scrubs.


They also faced a team destroyed by injury. If the Warriors are healthy they win in 5.

If I even ignore that huge point just for sake of discussion then Toronto is still an outlier. Stars over depth has always won titles.

The Nba has always been about your few best players and then you hope you get contributions from a different role player throughout the playoffs because role players are always up and down

toronto whipped gs during the regular season...just stop it and give the raptors credit...


the reg season means nothing for teams like GS :lol:

I hate the Warriors I was rooting hard for Toronto but let’s be honest they ain’t beating a healthy GS team
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Post#630 » by Context » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm

dakomish23 wrote:
Fury wrote:
Context wrote:lets not forget he was injury and to play he would have risked injury :lol: Ask Durant if
Lin made the correct decision...


dakomish must have been under a rock this past week


He was 85% and he chose not to go.

There was no talk of a risk of reinjury.

Then he left after going back a 2nd time to get a deal we wouldn’t match.

But let’s celebrate him. Yay.

im not celebrating Lin...im just correcting you...you dont know the extent of his injury...
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Post#631 » by djsunyc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm

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Stannis wrote:So... 76ers gave the cRaptors the toughest series... If Kawhi stays and 76ers keep all their guys, we could see a pretty good rivalry for the next 3-4 years.


PHI starting 5 in the playoffs

173 mins
113.4 ORTG
88.5 DRTG
24.9 NRTG

This is with Tobias Harris playing like Tobias Funke


alot of breaks have to go the right way for a team to win a title. the sixers series was tough for us b/c of their length and defense. it made us a better team. bucks and gsw couldn't pose the same physical imposing defense. embiid, imho, is the best defensive player in the league b/c he changes so much of what you want to do on offense. philly lost b/c simmons can't shoot and they don't have depth. bringing back that starting 5 will cost them alot of money and there's still no guarantee simmons will be able to shoot or if they can address their depth. embiid got humbled big time courtesy of gasol. he should come back a better player and he should cut out all that airplane nonsense.
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Post#632 » by dakomish23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:59 pm

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Context wrote:
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They also faced a team destroyed by injury. If the Warriors are healthy they win in 5.

If I even ignore that huge point just for sake of discussion then Toronto is still an outlier. Stars over depth has always won titles.

The Nba has always been about your few best players and then you hope you get contributions from a different role player throughout the playoffs because role players are always up and down

toronto whipped gs during the regular season...just stop it and give the raptors credit...


the reg season means nothing for teams like GS :lol:

I hate the Warriors I was rooting hard for Toronto but let’s be honest they ain’t beating a healthy GS team


With Klay for 5 games they push it to 7.

Then it’s a toss up.

Idk how they look against TOR if GSW has KD b/c everyone drops down a notch.




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Post#633 » by Capn'O » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 pm

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Knicks fan celebrate a guy who wouldn’t play in the playoffs at 80%

lets not forget he was injury and to play he would have risked injury :lol: Ask Durant if
Lin made the correct decision...



Yeah - the Lin/Melo thing is silly but that's the relevant point out of all of this. Lin was vilified for not risking his career over a few playoff games.
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Post#634 » by dakomish23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:05 pm

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He was 85% and he chose not to go.

There was no talk of a risk of reinjury.

Then he left after going back a 2nd time to get a deal we wouldn’t match.

But let’s celebrate him. Yay.

im not celebrating Lin...im just correcting you...you dont know the extent of his injury...


Correct me how? By saying a player will get reinjured?

Any player can get injured any time. They could also not get injured again. Assuming what happened to the GSW players would have definitely happened to Lin is far from a given.

Other players can risk it for the playoffs, yet this guy won’t go at 85% and gets worshipped for a small sample of good games and then leaving immediately.

Makes no sense and certainly wouldn’t happen for any other player.




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Post#635 » by Context » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Capn'O wrote:
Context wrote:
dakomish23 wrote:
Knicks fan celebrate a guy who wouldn’t play in the playoffs at 80%

lets not forget he was injury and to play he would have risked injury :lol: Ask Durant if
Lin made the correct decision...



Yeah - the Lin/Melo thing is silly but that's the relevant point out of all of this. Lin was vilified for not risking his career over a few playoff games.

pure comedy Cap...you cant make this sh*t up :lol:
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Post#636 » by Fury » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:09 pm

dakomish23 wrote:
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dakomish23 wrote:
He was 85% and he chose not to go.

There was no talk of a risk of reinjury.

Then he left after going back a 2nd time to get a deal we wouldn’t match.

But let’s celebrate him. Yay.

im not celebrating Lin...im just correcting you...you dont know the extent of his injury...


Correct me how? By saying a player will get reinjured?

Any player can get injured any time. They could also not get injured again. Assuming what happened to the GSW players would have definitely happened to Lin is far from a given.

Other players can risk it for the playoffs, yet this guy won’t go at 85% and gets worshipped for a small sample of good games and then leaving immediately.

Makes no sense and certainly wouldn’t happen for any other player.


No one is celebrating him, but if you think Durant's situation didn't prove anything, then you're in denial. Who the hell are we to judge a player's injury, pain threshold and probability of re-aggravating the injury?
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Post#637 » by Deeeez Knicks » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:16 pm

They took Lin's statement on the 80%-85% and made it a big deal. But he was never expected to be back that soon. Can't blame him for not playing.

We would not have won against the Heat anyway. Never made sense why people were angry about that.
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Post#638 » by Fury » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:18 pm

Deeeez Knicks wrote:They took Lin's statement on the 80%-85% and made it a big deal. But he was never expected to be back that soon. Can't blame him for not playing.

We would not have won against the Heat anyway. Never made sense why people were angry about that.


And stupid ass stephen a smith was the same dude leading a mob at Jeremy Lin just like he was pushing for Durant to play in this series

"I DON'T CARE IF HE'S ON ONE LEG 50%. IT'S STILL BETTER THAN *insert bench player* AT 100%"
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Post#639 » by Context » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:25 pm

Fury wrote:
dakomish23 wrote:
Context wrote:im not celebrating Lin...im just correcting you...you dont know the extent of his injury...


Correct me how? By saying a player will get reinjured?

Any player can get injured any time. They could also not get injured again. Assuming what happened to the GSW players would have definitely happened to Lin is far from a given.

Other players can risk it for the playoffs, yet this guy won’t go at 85% and gets worshipped for a small sample of good games and then leaving immediately.

Makes no sense and certainly wouldn’t happen for any other player.


No one is celebrating him, but if you think Durant's situation didn't prove anything, then you're in denial. Who the hell are we to judge a player's injury, pain threshold and probability of re-aggravating the injury?

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and it was also proven in the SAS-Kawhi situation...Kawhi chose NOT to play for almost an entire year and the following year won a chip :lol:
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Post#640 » by br7knicks » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:29 pm

Context wrote:
EricAnderson wrote:
br7knicks wrote:
+100000000000

But if you ask most people here, you should be only going for max superstars at each position, duh.

Some people here are either delusional or don't know basketball. It's not 3 stars and scrubs.


They also faced a team destroyed by injury. If the Warriors are healthy they win in 5.

If I even ignore that huge point just for sake of discussion then Toronto is still an outlier. Stars over depth has always won titles.

The Nba has always been about your few best players and then you hope you get contributions from a different role player throughout the playoffs because role players are always up and down

toronto whipped gs during the regular season...just stop it and give the raptors credit...


This series also shows just how stupid it is for people to want to go with trading away a core, and instead going with 3 Max superstars and scrubs.

One or two of those stars go down, you're done, especially when you're playing against a team that has one star (albeit the best player in the NBA) surrounded with guys who fit winning basketball.

I just don't get the mentalities of some people. It's like winning and longevity means nothing to them, as long as a sexy name is playing in NY. Worked out well the last decade :roll:
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