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Chronz
10-20-2012, 05:08 PM
What if they just went all in back in 2005 (?) I think it was, when they could have bought him out and brought him over. Would Scola have been the secondary big that they have been looking to partner with Duncan ever since?

Just to refresh your memory this is how they fared since then

2005: Title
2006: G7 loss to the Mavs
2007: Title
2008: 4-1 Loss to Lakers
2012: G6 Loss in the WCF

Do those immediate years go down differently? I didnt bring up the first round losses because its pretty clearly a big leap to make from R1 to the Chips, unless Scola being around means Manu and Duncan dont limp into the playoffs those years.

knicks=love
10-20-2012, 05:42 PM
the spurs lost in the ECF?! :speechless:

kobe4thewinbang
10-20-2012, 05:47 PM
I think Scola would've been great for SA. Too late now. Don't know why Phoenix picked him up for. He doesn't fit into their pass-pass-three pointer system.

mdm692
10-20-2012, 06:34 PM
I think Scola would've been great for SA. Too late now. Don't know why Phoenix picked him up for. He doesn't fit into their pass-pass-three pointer system.

Because we no longer run the SSOL offense. Yes we're fast paced and still want to outscore you but the new "corner offense" actually fits Scola like a glove on hand.

JasonJohnHorn
10-20-2012, 07:57 PM
I like Scola, but I don't think he would have made much of a difference for that roster to be honest.

Guppyfighter
10-20-2012, 08:41 PM
Because we no longer run the SSOL offense. Yes we're fast paced and still want to outscore you but the new "corner offense" actually fits Scola like a glove on hand.

Why would a team want to outscore anybody?

Hawkeye15
10-20-2012, 08:45 PM
He may have been enough of a difference maker in 2006. Remember, the Mavs were honestly the better team in the finals, but self imploded, after barely beating the Spurs in game 7.

mdm692
10-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Why would a team want to outscore anybody?

I hope you're being sarcastic.

Guppyfighter
10-20-2012, 09:18 PM
I hope you're being sarcastic.

I hope you get the joke.