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JordansBulls
11-05-2012, 01:38 PM
Add 2007 KG on 07 Cavs, do they beat the Spurs?

Pavlovic
Hughes
LeBron
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Dade County
11-05-2012, 01:42 PM
YES... Why you ask, because of the refs.

Lbj just needed 1 star next to him, and the league would have made sure he won a title after Wade.

KnicksorBust
11-05-2012, 01:45 PM
It's a great question. A lot of people will knee-jerk and say of course but the Spurs DOMINATED that Cavs team. What you've done is merely levelled the playing field.

kdspurman
11-05-2012, 01:51 PM
Doesn't really do anything to contain TP & Manu, I think the guard play was more of an issue. If anything maybe he helps in regards to matching up with TD, but at that point I think they each get theirs which usually happens when they play

richiesaurus310
11-05-2012, 01:54 PM
Games 3 and 4 were only won by 1 and 3 points, so yes KG would have definitely changed that series.

tapajafri
11-05-2012, 02:01 PM
Oh course. Anything would have been an upgrade over the trash that littered Cleveland's roster other than James. James was simply a one-man team trying to beat the Spurs. Get him some help like an 07 KG, there's a good chance we're looking at a cleveland 2007 title.

Although that Pavlovic/Hughes/Snow backcourt rotation is still atrocious to look at considering that team was in the NBA finals. Shows how good Lebron was 5 years ago.

Baller1
11-05-2012, 02:03 PM
It would have gone to six games at the very least. I'm not so sure they beat the Spurs though.

Nick O
11-05-2012, 02:05 PM
what a random question?

theheatles
11-05-2012, 02:19 PM
It'd go 7

rockbottom2010
11-05-2012, 03:02 PM
they need a point guard....they have to cover parker

mightybosstone
11-05-2012, 03:13 PM
I think they could have. People forget how good KG was in his prime in Minnesota. He was a 22/13/4/2 player that season and was ridiculously efficient in his prime. You add that to a Cavs team who had no decent offensive No. 2 option and they would have eased through the Eastern Conference and put up a damn good fight against San Antonio.

But as others have said, their guards were atrocious that season and it's really shocking to look back on that team and realize that Lebron pushed that mediocre roster into the NBA Finals. While they lacked good guard play, their post defense was actually pretty solid with Gooden, Varejao and Big Z. Garnett would have helped that team defensively, but it would not have been a monumental improvement.

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-05-2012, 03:32 PM
they need a point guard....they have to cover parker

07 KG would cover TP on some possessions and elevate the team's defense overall.

kdspurman
11-05-2012, 03:37 PM
07 KG would cover TP on some possessions and elevate the team's defense overall.

:speechless:

I agree about elevating the team's defense. But covering TP? No way.. Not only was he not quick enough, but that leaves an even bigger mismatch for Timmy.

P Harvy
11-05-2012, 03:38 PM
I think they could have won that series with KG. You're talking about LeBron and KG together? Man that's scary.

P Harvy
11-05-2012, 03:38 PM
:speechless:

I agree about elevating the team's defense. But covering TP? No way.. Not only was he not quick enough, but that leaves an even bigger mismatch for Timmy.

He was being sarcastic. KB always trolling trying to be funny :rolleyes:

JasonJohnHorn
11-05-2012, 05:25 PM
I gotta say no. I mean, the Spurs DESTROYED that team... it was a sweep... adding Garnett would improve the team no doubt, but enough to overcome a 40 deficit? I don't think so.

Ducan and Garnett would have been a wash, then you have the rest of the Spurs roster against LBJ.... I can't see the Cavs winning that series even with Garnett. Duncan was on top of his $#!T that year!

StarvingKnick22
11-05-2012, 05:31 PM
No. Tim Duncan was not that old and he would have controlled KG. Tony Parker was always the key. Manu and Jackson were just the icings on the cake...

akia83
11-05-2012, 07:04 PM
Hell Yeah, a good question would be, would The Jazz, or the Wizards (or any random team) would have won it all in 2007 with Garnett?

But the cavs, I mean, they won the East!! They were at least a top 5 team in the league, if you add one of the best player in this team, they become far better than the Spurs.

Quinnsanity
11-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Why is this relevant? How was KG going to be on that Cavs team?

JNA17
11-05-2012, 08:47 PM
At most, 6 games, but the Spurs still win it.

People here once again underrating the Spurs and don't realize how dominate they were and still are. :facepalm:

LakersMaster24
11-05-2012, 08:53 PM
Classic JB thread.

dhopisthename
11-05-2012, 09:01 PM
I gotta say no. I mean, the Spurs DESTROYED that team... it was a sweep... adding Garnett would improve the team no doubt, but enough to overcome a 40 deficit? I don't think so.

Ducan and Garnett would have been a wash, then you have the rest of the Spurs roster against LBJ.... I can't see the Cavs winning that series even with Garnett. Duncan was on top of his $#!T that year!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_NBA_Finals
it was a sweep, and game 2 was a blowout, but the other 3 were are least semi close, and adding garnett would have meant that the spurs couldn't have focused on lebron as much. not saying the cavs would have won, but kg would have made it a series

b@llhog24
11-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Nah. Tp was on fiya.

kdspurman
11-05-2012, 09:18 PM
No. Tim Duncan was not that old and he would have controlled KG. Tony Parker was always the key. Manu and Jackson were just the icings on the cake...

Jack wasn't there was Brent Barry

Ebbs
11-05-2012, 10:02 PM
Would have been competitive could have gone either way

Swashcuff
11-05-2012, 10:50 PM
Even WITH KG the Cavs look so weak. Question though. Do these still have Varejao coming off the bench? The Cavs were the 4th best defensive team in the league that season added KG to that mix will only make them the best defensive team in the game IMO.

With KG they'd have an ELITE rim protector and individual defender making Tony Parker's and Tim Duncan's job even harder. He could have been the catalyst to the Cavs coming out on top in that series.