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kdspurman
10-27-2016, 04:18 PM
Thursday October 27th, 2016




Wizards @ Hawks
7:30PM


Celtics @ Bulls
8:00PM
TNT


Spurs @ Kings
10:30PM


Clippers @ Blazers
10:30PM
TNT

R!kSm!tz
10-27-2016, 05:14 PM
Hawks
Bulls
Spurs
Blazers

kdspurman
10-27-2016, 09:48 PM
Nice 4th by the Hawks. Dwight should be much happier there.

R!kSm!tz
10-27-2016, 10:50 PM
Dwyane Wade and Jimmy both hit 4 3s tonight. I've been trying to tell y'all Wade has been working on his 3. Wade with 8 huge 4th quarter points and a great win to start the season.

Stunner
10-27-2016, 11:04 PM
Wade :)

R!kSm!tz
10-27-2016, 11:32 PM
791840297353379841

I'm starting to think this is legit.

kdspurman
10-28-2016, 12:24 AM
Kawhi gonna mess around and be MVP & DPOY again if he keeps this up.

mngopher35
10-28-2016, 01:04 AM
Kawhi gonna mess around and be MVP & DPOY again if he keeps this up.

Yes! Helped me win my money back for my bet on the wolves lol

Wade n Fade
10-28-2016, 01:06 AM
Tony Oh Brothers has to be the worst NBA ref right now. How is a simple over the back a Flagrant 1?

SanAntonioSpurs23
10-28-2016, 01:12 AM
Nice win for the Spurs. In the small sample size I'm really liking the David Lee and Dewayne Dedmon signings.

Wade n Fade
10-28-2016, 01:13 AM
I spoke too soon. Tony Brothers and Friends continue to make absurd calls.

kdspurman
10-28-2016, 01:14 AM
Yes! Helped me win my money back for my bet on the wolves lol

Sweet lol I thought your wolves would pull it off

kdspurman
10-28-2016, 01:15 AM
Nice win for the Spurs. In the small sample size I'm really liking the David Lee and Dewayne Dedmon signings.

they're both going to be very helpful for us. They address lots of rebounding issues we had off the bench last year

warfelg
10-28-2016, 08:24 AM
Nice win for the Spurs. In the small sample size I'm really liking the David Lee and Dewayne Dedmon signings.

Dewayne Dedmon: Process era Sixer.

FlashBolt
10-28-2016, 10:43 AM
I hope Wade can find his three point shooting but I still don't believe it. It would be the greatest turnaround for someone who can't shoot to becoming a really great shooter.

warfelg
10-28-2016, 10:51 AM
I hope Wade can find his three point shooting but I still don't believe it. It would be the greatest turnaround for someone who can't shoot to becoming a really great shooter.

If he's still doing this say, by Christmas, I'll buy into him learning it or just using it.

But call me a skeptic.

R!kSm!tz
10-28-2016, 11:16 AM
I hope Wade can find his three point shooting but I still don't believe it. It would be the greatest turnaround for someone who can't shoot to becoming a really great shooter.

It looks legit. 23-45 is pretty damn good. He won't keep that up but it looks like he could shoot 38% on 3s.

R!kSm!tz
10-28-2016, 11:18 AM
He's hitting 3s multiple ways too. Off catch and shoot, dribble pull ups, and step backs. The 2 he missed looked good too. Both were just a little hard but on line to go in.

chi-townlove1
10-28-2016, 11:21 AM
So.. about that same old stupid rhetoric about the bulls can't hit threes. Especially "their starters" :laugh:

JB and Wade hit 8 last night.

FlashBolt
10-28-2016, 11:49 AM
So.. about that same old stupid rhetoric about the bulls can't hit threes. Especially "their starters" :laugh:

JB and Wade hit 8 last night.

By your logic, Anthony Davis will average 50/16/5/7/4 the entire year..

FlashBolt
10-28-2016, 12:05 PM
Watching the Bulls game made one thing clear: Miami fans at the arena during the games are absolute garbage. Wade said his chapter in Miami is finally closed after yesterday's game. Of course it is.. he realized just how great and appreciative fans in Chicago are. I've never seen Wade that hype in a game in a long time.

R!kSm!tz
10-28-2016, 12:12 PM
Wade was fired up after the terrible no calls on a shot or 2 of his late in the 4th so he did what he had to do lol.

R!kSm!tz
10-28-2016, 12:14 PM
The Roles of our main 3 guys are decided I think.

Wade:
1. Score
2.Playmake/defend

Butler:
1. Defend
2.Score/playmake

Rondo:
1.playmake
2.defend/score

R!kSm!tz
10-28-2016, 12:29 PM
To be a good shooter you have to be confident and you have to put in the reps.

It looks like our guys are doing both.

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 12:48 PM
Very happy for Wade

FlashBolt
10-28-2016, 03:43 PM
The Roles of our main 3 guys are decided I think.

Wade:
1. Score
2.Playmake/defend

Butler:
1. Defend
2.Score/playmake

Rondo:
1.playmake
2.defend/score

A legitimate frontcourt would make Bulls a better team. Someone like Whiteside.. ironically.

R!kSm!tz
10-28-2016, 04:25 PM
A legitimate frontcourt would make Bulls a better team. Someone like Whiteside.. ironically.

Yea would've been nice if he came with Wade. I like Lopez though and Gibson and Niko were both solid last night other than Nikos shot being off. It would be nice to get an all star level player down there though. We'll have enough for 2 max contracts this summer.

kdspurman
10-28-2016, 04:46 PM
Just going to roll with this thread for this weekends games since last nights only generated 2 pages worth of chatter.



Friday's Games:

Cavs @ Raptors
7:00PM
ESPN


Pacers @ Nets
7:30PM


Magic @ Pistons
7:30PM


Suns @ Thunder
8:00PM


Hornets @ Heat
8:00PM


Rockets @ Mavericks
8:30PM


Lakers @ Jazz
9:00PM


Warriors @ Pelicans
9:30PM
ESPN

Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 06:44 PM
Bulls are impressive. I'm lowkey hoping they shut up a lot of critics about floor spacing.

Cavs @ Raps tonight. Let's see how that point guard battle goes, folks. Let's hope Lowry doesn't get a scrape on his elbow.

zn23
10-28-2016, 07:27 PM
Bulls are impressive. I'm lowkey hoping they shut up a lot of critics about floor spacing..

It's a long season...

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 07:37 PM
Bulls are impressive. I'm lowkey hoping they shut up a lot of critics about floor spacing.

Cavs @ Raps tonight. Let's see how that point guard battle goes, folks. Let's hope Lowry doesn't get a scrape on his elbow.

I got Kyrie clearly above Lowry

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 07:40 PM
Kyrie will have a legit shot at leading the league in scoring this year. He will average more than Lebron this year. He has a green light on good shots and he will shoot more than Bron this year...based on what I'm seeing anyway.

Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 07:43 PM
I legit can't stand Hubie Brown. He's too obviously biased towards the underdog. JFC it's bad.

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 07:47 PM
Kyrie and Bron kinda looking to have a Stockton/Malone pick and roll going.

zn23
10-28-2016, 07:50 PM
Two wild bricks from Patterson, whose only job is to hit 3's... Carroll manages to bail him out, which is basically a fluke cause he can't shoot.

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 08:06 PM
Good to see the Cavs are starting where they left off from last season as far as ball movement, 3pt shooting, and team chemistry...all with minimal effort from Lebron. I can't see any team in the east stopping them from getting to the finals.

zn23
10-28-2016, 08:08 PM
The Raps are just not good enough. They make bad decisions and take bad shots. Their last 3 possessions have just been horrid.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 08:21 PM
tonight will tell you how much of a problem GSW have inside with how they have owned AD.

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 08:21 PM
The Raps are just not good enough. They make bad decisions and take bad shots. Their last 3 possessions have just been horrid.

And I got them as the second best team in the east this year.

Maybe the Bulls can step up and surprise people, they are a bit of an unknown.

The rest of the teams are pretty known..maybe Detroit can pose more of a matchup problem for the Cavs than anyone else, but I don't see them having any real shot at beating the Cavs either.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 08:23 PM
Good to see the Cavs are starting where they left off from last season as far as ball movement, 3pt shooting, and team chemistry...all with minimal effort from Lebron. I can't see any team in the east stopping them from getting to the finals.

yea... its honestly like lebron isnt even trying lol. I think its because we are fresh off the finals and its still stuck in my head how he performs but it feels like he is coasting.

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 08:33 PM
yea... its honestly like lebron isnt even trying lol. I think its because we are fresh off the finals and its still stuck in my head how he performs but it feels like he is coasting.


He's borderline playing uninspired basketball, and Kyrie is just money right now.

zn23
10-28-2016, 08:33 PM
And I got them as the second best team in the east this year.

Maybe the Bulls can step up and surprise people, they are a bit of an unknown.

The rest of the teams are pretty known..maybe Detroit can pose more of a matchup problem for the Cavs than anyone else, but I don't see them having any real shot at beating the Cavs either.

The Celtics and Pacers are better.

If Myles Turner keeps ballin like he did the other day, the Pacers are the 2nd best team. Followed by the Celtics, and Raps are 4th best. I'm a Raps fan, but I'm being realistic here.

IKnowHoops
10-28-2016, 08:33 PM
Love is doing well also.

zn23
10-28-2016, 08:44 PM
That was maddeningly dumb decision by Lowry. One on One with Tristan Thompson? Of course you're going to get blocked!

These are the bad decisions I'm talking about. They have a chance to close the gap and then Lowry does something like that and on other end Kevin Love hits a 3 and it's a 8 point game again.

Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 08:52 PM
LeBron having a crap game.

Where's Channing Frye? I see Lue is playing with different rotations with Dunleavy.

zn23
10-28-2016, 08:54 PM
LeBron having a crap game.

Where's Channing Frye? I see Lue is playing with different rotations with Dunleavy.

They mentioned his mom died and he's not with the team.

Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 08:56 PM
Derozan's got like 99% of his 26 points on contested mid-range jump shots.

Big props for having a big game so far... but that can't be what fuels the offense for Toronto or they'll never win a championship.

Valanciunas is one of the most underrated players. He's such a beast, man. Tristan has a lot of problems with him.

zn23
10-28-2016, 09:01 PM
Cory Joseph is THAT dude.

zn23
10-28-2016, 09:07 PM
Kyle Lowry is killing the Raptors. Get him out of the game!

zn23
10-28-2016, 09:28 PM
Valanciunas has to get those rebounds

AllBall
10-28-2016, 09:29 PM
DeRozan went straight face on TT, damn.

zn23
10-28-2016, 09:32 PM
Patterson is such a bum.... So many wide open looks from 3 and he bricked all of them except 1.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 09:32 PM
and you guys wonder why people have kyrie ranked outside of the top 20... Look at this game as an example.. he hit a big wide open 3 after missing several wipe open shots... he has been abused on the defensive end all game and takes 25 plus shots like its nothing and a ton are wide open shots and runs up the court with no ball movement and dribbles himself into a solo lower percentage shot... This is the parts of kyrie that keep him out of peoples top 20... he can score like theres no tomorrow but he is really limited outside of scoring and ball handling

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 09:35 PM
lmfao they are fixing this game lol. Watch this 3 go down

lol, please
10-28-2016, 09:35 PM
Nice win for the Spurs. In the small sample size I'm really liking the David Lee and Dewayne Dedmon signings.
Good to hear you guys are high on Lee :clap:

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lol, please
10-28-2016, 09:56 PM
Warriors :worthy:

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lol, please
10-28-2016, 10:00 PM
Awful start to the season for Green...

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lol, please
10-28-2016, 10:07 PM
King Klay.....then Durantula!!!

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Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 10:20 PM
and you guys wonder why people have kyrie ranked outside of the top 20... Look at this game as an example.. he hit a big wide open 3 after missing several wipe open shots... he has been abused on the defensive end all game and takes 25 plus shots like its nothing and a ton are wide open shots and runs up the court with no ball movement and dribbles himself into a solo lower percentage shot... This is the parts of kyrie that keep him out of peoples top 20... he can score like theres no tomorrow but he is really limited outside of scoring and ball handling

Abused on the defensive end by who????
Please tell me. Sounds like you didn't watch the game at all.

lol, please
10-28-2016, 10:28 PM
Just not sure how teams will handle this warriors team in the playoffs

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lol, please
10-28-2016, 10:39 PM
Green the machine!!

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ohreally
10-28-2016, 10:42 PM
Nets. Gave Boston a scare and beat the Pacers. Not so sad after all, eh?

Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 10:43 PM
Just not sure how teams will handle this warriors team in the playoffs

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Yah I agree man

Clint Olbrock
10-28-2016, 10:44 PM
Stuffing kids out here.

lol, please
10-28-2016, 10:48 PM
Dat Durantula dunk doe.

Still has me hard as a rock. I know Flashbolt is sharing my erection somewhere...

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Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 10:50 PM
Dat Durantula dunk doe.

Still has me hard as a rock. I know Flashbolt is sharing my election somewhere...

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:laugh:

Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 10:59 PM
I love AD but sometimes he takes some horrendous, off balanced shots that have no chance of converting.

Still, he's the only thing NO has. I hope he doesn't waste his career there. More than anything I'd like to see them put a better team around him.

lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:02 PM
Rare miss by Curry on the drive...

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lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:03 PM
I love AD but sometimes he takes some horrendous, off balanced shots that have no chance of converting.

Still, he's the only thing NO has. I hope he doesn't waste his career there. More than anything I'd like to see them put a better team around him.
Wouldn't you rather he become a warrior? 😊

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lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:05 PM
Clutch layup by King Klay!

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zn23
10-28-2016, 11:06 PM
Rockets kept a team under 100! That's a stunner.

lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:11 PM
Rockets kept a team under 100! That's a stunner.
Rockets are contenders, just like the Raptors, have some respect.

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kdspurman
10-28-2016, 11:12 PM
Geez, Westbrook was 17-44 tonight lol

Finished with 51/13/10

tredigs
10-28-2016, 11:14 PM
AD on the Pels reminds me of KG on Minnesota all over again. Different players, but it just strikes me through and through. They're missing Jrue Holiday still at least, who is by far their 2nd best player.

kdspurman
10-28-2016, 11:15 PM
Rockets kept a team under 100! That's a stunner.

Dirk was out that game :)

But yea def a bit of a surprise. Also shocked Houston didn't score more

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:16 PM
AD is beating the warriors as of right now

lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:19 PM
Curry is wet!!!

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More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:21 PM
When Nick Young is carrying your team... O.O

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:22 PM
i cant believe how little help AD is getting... Is this the norm?

lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:22 PM
the warriors are beating AD as of right now

Fixed.

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More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:24 PM
Fixed.

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lol yea it wasnt going to last. I expected the warriors to win by 30... They usually own AD.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:25 PM
Lol how is that not illegal? they keep playing music/sounds during play.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:27 PM
lol NO has no offense when AD sits.

lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:33 PM
Iggy with that elite defense

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lol, please
10-28-2016, 11:34 PM
lol yea it wasnt going to last. I expected the warriors to win by 30... They usually own AD.
Just close your eyes and imagine Klay in a Sixers jersey......KlayEmbiidDUO

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Vee-Rex
10-28-2016, 11:38 PM
Klay can't buy a 3 if his life depended on it

tredigs
10-28-2016, 11:38 PM
Warriors are just so much tougher with a player who gets to the line 8-14 times a game on average.

zn23
10-28-2016, 11:43 PM
This starting lineup for the Pelicans is disgraceful. If they somehow manage to make the playoffs, Anthony Davis should be the unanimous MVP.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:44 PM
This starting lineup for the Pelicans is disgraceful. If they somehow manage to make the playoffs, Anthony Davis should be the unanimous MVP.

lmfao this isnt even an understatement either... Its pretty sad.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:51 PM
lol how is this still a game... Its literally warriors vs AD.

More-Than-Most
10-28-2016, 11:51 PM
some cheap ****ing **** by durant. Not shocking though... the green effect

tredigs
10-28-2016, 11:57 PM
16 boards for KD dear lord. Has to approach a career high. 0 0reb's though so a little less impressive.

tredigs
10-28-2016, 11:59 PM
some cheap ****ing **** by durant. Not shocking though... the green effect

Or it's foremost name, the "favorite who we only watch other than our own team and hate-on effect".

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 12:01 AM
lmfao AD is insane

tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:02 AM
Poor AD.

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 12:02 AM
Lmfao Anthony ****ing Davis is abusing the warriors.

FlashBolt
10-29-2016, 12:04 AM
And this is why I said slow down on the KAT discussion. AD is still the best frontcourt player.

tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:05 AM
Lmfao Anthony ****ing Davis is abusing the warriors.

That would presume a player is winning the game versus the team they're abusing.

AD is going to put up MASSIVE numbers has a #1/2/3/4 for his team. And he's a beast.

Best game 1/2 of all-time in the modern-era though, that is a fact. I already had a case for his game #1 being the best stat-game in the modern-era (and it is close). AD when 100% is a force of nature. He'll miss ~15-25% of the season to be sure - because he is AD - but man what a beast when healthy.

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 12:06 AM
lmfao curry choking from the davis pressure

tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:06 AM
AD >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Embiid/Noel/Okafor.

; D

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 12:06 AM
Durant is a god

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 12:07 AM
AD >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Embiid/Noel/Okafor.

; D

AD------->Curry/Green/KLAY/Durant :shrug:

tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:08 AM
KD with the D. The unheralded and unrecognized dominance that he has. He was the best defensive player in the playoffs.

FlashBolt
10-29-2016, 12:08 AM
Did Davis just put up the most impressive first two games ever?

tp13baby
10-29-2016, 12:10 AM
Iknowhoops "Davis put up 50 against Denver that has no one"

AD goes off for 45 against a top defense team.

So much for knowing hoops haha

tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:11 AM
AD------->Curry/Green/KLAY/Durant :shrug:

At 100% health at home in game 2 of the reg season on a team where he has 70% USG pct%, you know, I think you might be right. In reality, a Dubs win. On to the next one. GL getting to 25 this year big time ; )

lol, please
10-29-2016, 12:13 AM
lmfao curry choking from the davis pressure
:facepalm:

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10-29-2016, 12:13 AM
Durant is a god
:clap:

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lol, please
10-29-2016, 12:13 AM
Iknowhoops "Davis put up 50 against Denver that has no one"

AD goes off for 45 against a top defense team.

So much for knowing hoops haha
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tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:15 AM
Iknowhoops "Davis put up 50 against Denver that has no one"

AD goes off for 45 against a top defense team.

So much for knowing hoops haha

He's an amazing player - AMAZING player - but let's not ignore the fact that he's taking 33 field goal attempts and 15 free throws a game.

It's not a normal situation. That said, he's doing well with his absurdly hilarious offensive usage. He's not a joke like old-man Kobe, that is for sure.

basch152
10-29-2016, 12:15 AM
Davis and westbrook are either going to put up two of the best seasons of all time(only statistically), or their bodies will break before the all star break.

tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:18 AM
Davis and westbrook are either going to put up two of the best seasons of all time(only statistically), or their bodies will break before the all star break.

Meanwhile, Harden will smoothly put up 30/10/7 on a high percentage and not get inured once.

basch152
10-29-2016, 12:31 AM
Meanwhile, Harden will smoothly put up 30/10/7 on a high percentage and not get inured once.

Yeah, he rests on defense so he wont get worn down.

tredigs
10-29-2016, 12:34 AM
Yeah, he rests on defense so he wont get worn down.

Taking cues from Westbrook then? Seems understandable enough. We all do know Westbrook is a **** defender, yes?

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10-29-2016, 12:36 AM
Yeah, he rests on defense so he wont get worn down.
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basch152
10-29-2016, 12:38 AM
Iknowhoops "Davis put up 50 against Denver that has no one"

AD goes off for 45 against a top defense team.

So much for knowing hoops haha

He is but i also havent personally seen him completely stop and watch a defender go by. I've seen harden do that more than once.

naps
10-29-2016, 12:57 AM
Anthony Davis is a MONSTER! When was the last time we saw a bigman putting up gigantic stats like this? Shaq in his heyday...

KD will average double figure rebounds. He is pretty much their bigman. He kinda has to by default.

Man I just went through a few pages here. Saw the pathetic downfall of a great poster (one of my fav one to read back when his team was not relevant) who's become more of a troll nowadays.

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 01:01 AM
KD with the D. The unheralded and unrecognized dominance that he has. He was the best defensive player in the playoffs.

You think he was better than LeBron defensively in the playoffs?

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 01:24 AM
Anthony Davis is a MONSTER! When was the last time we saw a bigman putting up gigantic stats like this? Shaq in his heyday...

KD will average double figure rebounds. He is pretty much their bigman. He kinda has to by default.

Man I just went through a few pages here. Saw the pathetic downfall of a great poster (one of my fav one to read back when his team was not relevant) who's become more of a troll nowadays.

Embiid in a few weeks yo

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 01:25 AM
You think he was better than LeBron defensively in the playoffs?

He wasnt... And not to mention Lebron guards all positions.

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 02:14 AM
For future reference, anyone know if Chronz likes his crow grilled or fried? Might be able to boil it too.

tp13baby
10-29-2016, 04:09 AM
High usage. One the only bigs that can play outside, inside, pick and roll. A joke against the dude that thinks AD putting up 50 against the Nuggets is easy.

tredigs
10-29-2016, 09:15 AM
You think he was better than LeBron defensively in the playoffs?
That would be tough actually, I didn't watch their non-Warriors playoffs close enough to say one way or another. Against the Warriors KD was the best though, I said as much at the time and we've talked about this after I think.

Watching him eat AD's lunch on an attempted three in the waning minute last night and then take it coast to coast brought back bad memories.

tredigs
10-29-2016, 09:20 AM
Westbrook shot 38% in his 50 point game last night. And they ended up winning. Dear Lord. Expect the most absurd box-score stats since Oscar.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 11:30 AM
Iknowhoops "Davis put up 50 against Denver that has no one"

AD goes off for 45 against a top defense team.

So much for knowing hoops haha

I reapeat...see me sig so that you can get a reference point as to what "no one" one means.

GS has no bigs either...for reference point look at my sig to see what an all-time big looks like.

If you have any more questions, and need me to teach you, just say my name again.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 11:32 AM
Iknowhoops "Davis put up 50 against Denver that has no one"

AD goes off for 45 against a top defense team.

So much for knowing hoops haha

GS has the worst defense in the entire NBA right now. Try again.

YAALREADYKNO
10-29-2016, 11:42 AM
and chris Broussard said towns was better than davis smh

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 11:46 AM
High usage. One the only bigs that can play outside, inside, pick and roll. A joke against the dude that thinks AD putting up 50 against the Nuggets is easy.

Dude you are so off. I never said it was easy. I love AD, but its not the same as doing it against Patrick, Dream, or Zo. If you think it is the same, then you are ignorant to 90's basketball.

lol, please
10-29-2016, 01:09 PM
GS has the worst defense in the entire NBA right now. Try again.

:facepalm:

warfelg
10-29-2016, 02:03 PM
Embiid has a beautiful pump on Milsap, blow by, split the D for the finger roll.

tp13baby
10-29-2016, 04:39 PM
I reapeat...see me sig so that you can get a reference point as to what "no one" one means.

GS has no bigs either...for reference point look at my sig to see what an all-time big looks like.

If you have any more questions, and need me to teach you, just say my name again.

I get what you are saying. It doesn't matter what big you throw against Davis, in this era with his skillset, throw any great you want at him he still is going to produce at a allstar rate.


GS has the worst defense in the entire NBA right now. Try again.

They are a good defensive team and will finish in the top 5 even with out Bogut.


Dude you are so off. I never said it was easy. I love AD, but its not the same as doing it against Patrick, Dream, or Zo. If you think it is the same, then you are ignorant to 90's basketball.

First comment. If you think any of those guys have the athleticism and ability to shut down a much more versatile Davis, thats your opinion. I don't think those guys limit Davis to a sub 20 point game. But thats my opinion.

FlashBolt
10-29-2016, 05:02 PM
Anthony Davis is a MONSTER! When was the last time we saw a bigman putting up gigantic stats like this? Shaq in his heyday...

KD will average double figure rebounds. He is pretty much their bigman. He kinda has to by default.

Man I just went through a few pages here. Saw the pathetic downfall of a great poster (one of my fav one to read back when his team was not relevant) who's become more of a troll nowadays.

I know who you're talking about. Dude used to actually be insightful and non-biased. Nowadays, it's just filled with nonsense that is pitiful. As for AD, it's just two games. We saw Curry go crazy the first five or six games so it'll eventually get back to what I think will be 26/12/3 in the season. He'll probably be injured and miss 15-20 games. As for Westbrook, I know people will talk about his FG% but quite frankly, we need Westbrook to be that player for us. When Oladipo is off, there's no one else on our team capable of scoring. Westbrook will be the leading scorer and can average a triple double IMO. I'm guessing 43% shooting, 33 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists.

lol, please
10-29-2016, 05:48 PM
Anthony Davis is a MONSTER! When was the last time we saw a bigman putting up gigantic stats like this? Shaq in his heyday...

KD will average double figure rebounds. He is pretty much their bigman. He kinda has to by default.

Man I just went through a few pages here. Saw the pathetic downfall of a great poster (one of my fav one to read back when his team was not relevant) who's become more of a troll nowadays.

It's not trolling if it's true.

Funny how that's always overlooked.

Just because you disagree with something, or something is far fetched as an opinion doesn't make it trolling.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 07:42 PM
I get what you are saying. It doesn't matter what big you throw against Davis, in this era with his skillset, throw any great you want at him he still is going to produce at a allstar rate.



They are a good defensive team and will finish in the top 5 even with out Bogut.



First comment. If you think any of those guys have the athleticism and ability to shut down a much more versatile Davis, thats your opinion. I don't think those guys limit Davis to a sub 20 point game. But thats my opinion.

I wasn't trying to bring down Anthony at all. Here is all I am saying. It would be harder for AD to score 50 points on Prime Hakeem, or Prime Drob, than it would for him to score 50 against this years nuggets. I think AD could drop 40 on anyone in history if he's having a great game. I could of listed multiple games of David dumping 40/15 on the Timberwolves or the Warriors, but I didn't because it means more to do it against the best ever.

ewing
10-29-2016, 07:43 PM
Embiid has a beautiful pump on Milsap, blow by, split the D for the finger roll.


his offensive game looks really diverse. he looks like he plays a little too lose though. still, even though i hate you guys i wish the best with him. he seems like a great talent

ewing
10-29-2016, 07:51 PM
remember when Vince Carter had no heart? Dude is 40

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 07:55 PM
It's not trolling if it's true.

Funny how that's always overlooked.

Just because you disagree with something, or something is far fetched as an opinion doesn't make it trolling.

LOL, hes not talking about you. You have always been considered a troll. :)

ewing
10-29-2016, 08:00 PM
I know MTM hates his D but Rose doesn't look bad on that end right now. Most guys who aren't good defenders are better in game 2 though.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 08:08 PM
Lebron has a nasty 2 handed jam on Vucevic I think. Extreme facial. J.R. has a sweet put back dunk.

More-Than-Most
10-29-2016, 08:14 PM
I know MTM hates his D but Rose doesn't look bad on that end right now. Most guys who aren't good defenders are better in game 2 though.

he was pretty bad last game... i havent watched tonight and you may be right... also right on it being game 2. The knicks are good for basketball and i hope they do well... i just dont think rose is/was/will be the answer.

ewing
10-29-2016, 08:17 PM
he was pretty bad last game... i havent watched tonight and you may be right... also right on it being game 2. The knicks are good for basketball and i hope they do well... i just dont think rose is/was/will be the answer.


i've never been a fan. Mainly b/c i don't feel like he is a very good point guard. even at his best his team were built on D. He is a hell of finisher though. tonight we've had a lot of high post offensive in the half court which takes the pressure off him making plays for others. I hopeful with him but like I said i was never a huge fan

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 08:17 PM
Cavs are up 18 on the Magic 2 min into the second quarter

warfelg
10-29-2016, 08:29 PM
his offensive game looks really diverse. he looks like he plays a little too lose though. still, even though i hate you guys i wish the best with him. he seems like a great talent

I really think they are letting him do whatever he wants in his limited time because we look to be running actual offense when we're in any lineup without him in. So I think that's playing a part into his game right now.

If they can build that threat of Embiid, watch out when Simmons comes back.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 08:32 PM
I also think Lebron his gonna have a legit shot to lead the league in assists.

ewing
10-29-2016, 08:33 PM
I really think they are letting him do whatever he wants in his limited time because we look to be running actual offense when we're in any lineup without him in. So I think that's playing a part into his game right now.

If they can build that threat of Embiid, watch out when Simmons comes back.

I don't know the offense like you but its not that uncommon for a real skilled young player to play to lose. It one of those things that to me you always assume will come with a little time but for some players it doesn't. Right he looks like he has so many skills he isn't quite sure ones to use. I think Cousin actually get caught in this situation. Your guys seems like a brighter basketball player though so he looks like a guy that can figure it out. He does did to rain in his handle a little.

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 08:42 PM
LeBron gets the 4-point play on a bank shot beyond the arc.

Cavs announcer: "LBJ gets the And-1! Convenient banking hours on a Saturday night!"

Ahahaha

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 08:45 PM
LeBron could win games with a bunch of 50 year olds if they could shoot.

His passing, while recognized and praised, is still probably underrated.

That's pretty incredible.

warfelg
10-29-2016, 08:51 PM
Can we laugh at the Nets for resting Brook Lopez over "excessive use concerns" already?

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 08:55 PM
Bulls looking good. Rhondo is surrounded by the perfect mix of players to be ran by him. He's making the game easier for a bunch of guys who can shoot three's and finish around the basket. I'm liking there team, and they just might be the second best team in the east. They are smoking the pacers by 20.

ewing
10-29-2016, 09:03 PM
if you look up fall back baby jumper on youtube you get no hits WTF

zn23
10-29-2016, 09:12 PM
The Knicks ball movement is atrocious.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 09:12 PM
I like what I have seen from love so far this season. Bron has finally learned how to lean on his teamates where even now I feel star players will be better with him.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 09:17 PM
Kyrie is a pure scorer. He and Bron have figured it out. Coach Lue is using them perfectly together, giving Kyrie great one on one/pic and roll scoring opportunities.

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 09:24 PM
I like what I have seen from love so far this season. Bron has finally learned how to lean on his teamates where even now I feel star players will be better with him.

The team is just better as a whole. Lots of cohesion. Love is in such great shape. Kyrie is looking like he is a legit #1 scoring option. Our roleplayers (JR, FRYE, RJ, TT) know where to be on both sides of the ball. They're truly great in their roles (which is what Bron preaches).

Bron may only avg 22-24ppg this year. His FGA look to be trending downward. But his game is still sharp. Anytime he wants he can go for 35+ 10/10... you can see it.

Come playoffs Bron will step it up and if we're healthy we should remain the best in the East.

ewing
10-29-2016, 09:25 PM
The Knicks ball movement is atrocious.

really? I'm not going look it up but the knicks have a lot of assist tonight

ewing
10-29-2016, 09:27 PM
anyone seen Kidd-Gilcrest I read an article that said he really improved his J in his off time.

warfelg
10-29-2016, 09:37 PM
really? I'm not going look it up but the knicks have a lot of assist tonight

21 team assists at the moment. It does feel like they are dependent on ISO to get the defense moving then get the assist.

ewing
10-29-2016, 09:40 PM
21 team assists at the moment. It does feel like they are dependent on ISO to get the defense moving then get the assist.


,lot of good high post offense tonight. Noah fouls have hurt b/c he has been there best play maker but they have moved the ball well. they also got next to no fastbreak points in the 3rd so you will see a little more iso but offensive they have been good. anytime you have 82 through 3 the offensive isn't the problem

zn23
10-29-2016, 09:45 PM
The Knicks are playing really bad basketball right now and the Grizzlies have cut the lead to 2.

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 09:48 PM
Cavs missed like our last 10 open 3s.

Dunleavy better start knocking em down or he'll find himself out of the rotation.

IKnowHoops
10-29-2016, 09:56 PM
Cavs missed like our last 10 open 3s.

Dunleavy better start knocking em down or he'll find himself out of the rotation.

Yeah I'm watching this.

On another note.

Cavs announcers had a funny exchange

Play by Play announcer: When Biombo was drafted by Michael Jordan, Jordan said he had a little Olajuwon in him.
Color commentator:ahahaha, yeah 2% ahahahahaha, like milk.

Jordan has to be the worst evaluator of talent ever.

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 10:00 PM
14 straight missed 3s before JR.

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 10:04 PM
I like how Payton complains about being hooked (yeah LeBron hooked him) after HE WAS ALREADY FOULING BRON IN THE POST

Vee-Rex
10-29-2016, 10:06 PM
Why is TT sitting? Ibaka is killing us.

DaBear
10-29-2016, 10:13 PM
Bulls rolling

NYKnickFanatic
10-29-2016, 10:36 PM
The Knicks ball movement is atrocious.

:laugh2:

FlashBolt
10-30-2016, 12:11 AM
1) Like I said on KAT.. he had a mature game already. Would not be surprised if you don't see much progression compared to last year. He's going to be elite but I don't think he's someone like an AD caliber who you can rely on to dominate at every facet of the game. He has to pick-and-choose his spots.
2) Lue's rotations with Tristan have been awful the past two games. He needs to have him on the court against starters at all times. Can't rely on Love or RJ to stop those guys.
3) I see Anthony Davis has slowed him or gotten tired from carrying his team last night.. dude needs some help. Playing him that many minutes while depending on him to do pretty much everything while knowing he has injury issues is not good.
4) Cavs aren't doing a great job of getting Dunleavy some shots. He's a very smart player who tries to make the right play 100% of the time. Seen him get some easy opportunities for himself but no one other than LeBron has looked to pass to him. I want to see Love+Dunleavy play more pick-and-roll. Kyrie gets his own but still needs to look for teammates... can't just have him playing 1-on-1 every possession.
5) Kawhi will be MVP. With the way LeBron is playing, I'm not seeing much urgency more-so him just trying to get through the game. Seems like he doesn't care about it so far. Kawhi on the other hand will 100% win DPOY and MVP IMO. They will win enough games and he's IMO, a top five player this season.
6) My Lord.. Westbrook will put up some of the craziest numbers we've ever seen. I hope to God we get enough wins so he can qualify for MVP because he's doing everything for us at this point. Haters complaining about his FG% should go eat dust... Outside of Oladipo (who has been terrible so far), we have ZERO options.

NYKnickFanatic
10-30-2016, 12:14 AM
https://media.giphy.com/media/egSkhetON6vrq/giphy.gif

tp13baby
10-30-2016, 12:34 AM
Denver absolutely blew it against Portland. I mean that was just sad/embarrassing.

ewing
10-30-2016, 01:15 AM
Kings are back

ewing
10-30-2016, 01:16 AM
The Knicks are playing really bad basketball right now and the Grizzlies have cut the lead to 2.

you seem like a hater

NYKnickFanatic
10-30-2016, 01:35 AM
you seem like a hater

Seems really salty. They had stretches where they slacked, but a lot of teams have those.

ewing
10-30-2016, 01:43 AM
Seems really salty. They had stretches where they slacked, but a lot of teams have those.


the offensive looked good. it was a wire to wire win :shrug:

FlashBolt
10-30-2016, 02:05 AM
Knicks would have done better if they didn't sign Noah.. looks like he will never be 100% + they signed him long-term. Just a terrible decision. Phil doesn't care about the Knicks -- couldn't refuse the money to just sit back and do whatever he wants.

lol, please
10-30-2016, 04:05 AM
LOL, hes not talking about you. You have always been considered a troll. :)

He's talking about tredigs, but it doesn't matter who, it's the point the word gets abused.

MJNetsIsles
10-30-2016, 06:44 AM
I'd like to thank Brook Lopez for sitting home on his couch to watch Star Wars.

Nets would have won with him but we lost 110-108 bc he was a no show to tonight's game and needed "rest"

third game of the season :bang:

MJNetsIsles
10-30-2016, 06:45 AM
Knicks would have done better if they didn't sign Noah.. looks like he will never be 100% + they signed him long-term. Just a terrible decision. Phil doesn't care about the Knicks -- couldn't refuse the money to just sit back and do whatever he wants.

I've been saying the same thing. Once this year ends those contracts get UGLY.

NYKnickFanatic
10-30-2016, 08:05 AM
Knicks would have done better if they didn't sign Noah.. looks like he will never be 100% + they signed him long-term. Just a terrible decision. Phil doesn't care about the Knicks -- couldn't refuse the money to just sit back and do whatever he wants.

Did you watch the game last night because he looked pretty damn good to me. Made a bunch of beautiful passes and key defensive stops. Got the crowd fired up a bunch of times as well.

warfelg
10-30-2016, 08:42 AM
Did you watch the game last night because he looked pretty damn good to me. Made a bunch of beautiful passes and key defensive stops. Got the crowd fired up a bunch of times as well.

Will be interesting to see how they manage him.

But the one that scares me more for you guys: Derek Rose. If he makes it the full season, you might be pressured to offer him a max. If he gets hurt or levels off as just ok, then I think you are better off. You have that space to sign someone else or to sign him for less and fill out some more depth on that team.

nycericanguy
10-30-2016, 09:10 AM
Knicks would have done better if they didn't sign Noah.. looks like he will never be 100% + they signed him long-term. Just a terrible decision. Phil doesn't care about the Knicks -- couldn't refuse the money to just sit back and do whatever he wants.

he was one of the best players on the court last night. 10 reb and 7 assists and a +16 highest on team in just 20 min. he's an amazing passer really. Seems they are being cautious with him like every team now and not playing him too many min right away... but he can still play. I do worry about the deal long term but I think he'll be fine this year at least.

nycericanguy
10-30-2016, 09:11 AM
Will be interesting to see how they manage him.

But the one that scares me more for you guys: Derek Rose. If he makes it the full season, you might be pressured to offer him a max. If he gets hurt or levels off as just ok, then I think you are better off. You have that space to sign someone else or to sign him for less and fill out some more depth on that team.

depth is fine already, and I'm not too worried about Rose getting hurt, its been a long time since he had any knee issues and he looks comfortable again. he may never be MVP rose but thats fine.

warfelg
10-30-2016, 09:31 AM
depth is fine already, and I'm not too worried about Rose getting hurt, its been a long time since he had any knee issues and he looks comfortable again. he may never be MVP rose but thats fine.

I'm just saying hurt in general. I think the thing that should worry you is he's said multiple times that the money means more to him than being good. So if he plays well, even at sub-all-star level, he's going to demand a max. And that should scare you. 28 with 3 major knee surgeries getting $130+ mil for 5 years? That's scary.

nycericanguy
10-30-2016, 09:40 AM
I'm just saying hurt in general. I think the thing that should worry you is he's said multiple times that the money means more to him than being good. So if he plays well, even at sub-all-star level, he's going to demand a max. And that should scare you. 28 with 3 major knee surgeries getting $130+ mil for 5 years? That's scary.

I dont take anything Rose says seriously, good or bad. He's just not very bright and says dumb things.

Honestly giving ANYONE a 5 year max is scary these days. These guys are getting hurt like never before and teams keep babying players more than ever. I miss the days of stars playing 40mpg and 82 games and none of this "Resting" nonsense.

But really if Rose is in position to command a 5 year max, it's because he had a great year and the knicks had a great year, so i'll take it. if not, there are other options on the PG FA market including CP3 who has always wanted to play with Melo. and that LA situation was getting pretty sticky last year so I'm keeping an eye on it.

Stunner
10-30-2016, 12:29 PM
Lol at the pacers , why they trade for Jeff Teague again ?


Jeff Teague has shot 7/35 (20.0%) from the field is 0/8 on 3-pointers (3 games). George Hill is averaging 21.0 points on 55.7 TS% (2 games)


Crazy the Bulls game was over in the 2nd quarter , no starters in the 4th .

Saddletramp
10-30-2016, 01:14 PM
I'm just saying hurt in general. I think the thing that should worry you is he's said multiple times that the money means more to him than being good. So if he plays well, even at sub-all-star level, he's going to demand a max. And that should scare you. 28 with 3 major knee surgeries getting $130+ mil for 5 years? That's scary.

Yeah, with everything we've heard from the guy, he's going to check out after he gets paid next year no matter if it's realistic short offer or if it's a lengthy max. Any team signing him to anywhere near the max will be really, really dumb.

nycericanguy
10-30-2016, 01:27 PM
Yeah, with everything we've heard from the guy, he's going to check out after he gets paid next year no matter if it's realistic short offer or if it's a lengthy max. Any team signing him to anywhere near the max will be really, really dumb.

nonsense, Derrick Rose lives and breathes basketball, just because he says dumb things and got injured doesn't mean he's all about the money. he's made well over 200m in his career, if all he cared about was money he would have checked out a long time ago instead of rehabbing through all those injuries.

effen5
10-30-2016, 01:59 PM
nonsense, Derrick Rose lives and breathes basketball, just because he says dumb things and got injured doesn't mean he's all about the money. he's made well over 200m in his career, if all he cared about was money he would have checked out a long time ago instead of rehabbing through all those injuries.

He has checked out long ago. Only reason for him to try this year is money. Even last off season with the Bulls he started talking about cash.

lol, please
10-30-2016, 07:38 PM
Durantula :worthy:

R!kSm!tz
10-30-2016, 08:14 PM
Lol at the pacers , why they trade for Jeff Teague again ?


Jeff Teague has shot 7/35 (20.0%) from the field is 0/8 on 3-pointers (3 games). George Hill is averaging 21.0 points on 55.7 TS% (2 games)


Crazy the Bulls game was over in the 2nd quarter , no starters in the 4th .

But we suck and can't score because we don't have shooters! We've best two of the top teams in the East already and of course we see no mention of it.

lol, please
10-30-2016, 08:15 PM
Suns are hanging in there but this was over before it started.

lol, please
10-30-2016, 08:16 PM
King Klay!!! a true floor general.

lol, please
10-30-2016, 08:16 PM
Iggy to the rim!!!!!

nycericanguy
10-30-2016, 08:25 PM
But we suck and can't score because we don't have shooters! We've best two of the top teams in the East already and of course we see no mention of it.

CHI? 2 home wins against two teams on 2nd nights of back to back, BOS missing Smart. Pacers 3rd game in 4 nights including an OT game.

I'd hold off a bit on the trash talking just a bit, CHI leading the league 44% from 3 wont last long and Wade shooting 67% from 3 wont last long.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
10-30-2016, 08:26 PM
Is it draft time yet?

lol, please
10-30-2016, 08:37 PM
Look at the Suns trying to foul at the end...just pathetic.

lol, please
10-30-2016, 08:50 PM
This warriors team....no, won't say it yet. Too early.

PurpleLynch
10-30-2016, 09:19 PM
Westbrook in his one man army version destroying my Lakers.

R!kSm!tz
10-30-2016, 10:46 PM
CHI? 2 home wins against two teams on 2nd nights of back to back, BOS missing Smart. Pacers 3rd game in 4 nights including an OT game.

I'd hold off a bit on the trash talking just a bit, CHI leading the league 44% from 3 wont last long and Wade shooting 67% from 3 wont last long.

There's always excuses. I thought they would start 0-2 since they played 2 of the top teams in the East and are top 3 in terms of roster turnover but I was completely wrong. The Bulls have shooters, they'll be just fine. They're lack of shooting is very overblown.

R!kSm!tz
10-30-2016, 10:48 PM
This warriors team....no, won't say it yet. Too early.

They barely beat arguably the worst team in the league lol. Durant is going to be their clear best player though and may have his best year ever when you factor in the rebounding and assists.

poleandreel
10-30-2016, 11:49 PM
So far for GS:

Blow out loss to Spurs
Barely beat Pelicans and were trailing in the game
Barely beat the Suns and got a lucky/b.s. clear path foul to give them a lead

They look like garbage so far

Tony_Starks
10-31-2016, 01:43 AM
I recall a lot of "experts" saying KD would have to sacrifice his game this year. That he would be basically just tagging along on a superteam.

So much for that notion, these are going to be the easiest 30+ point excursions of his career!

tredigs
10-31-2016, 04:40 AM
So far for GS:

Blow out loss to Spurs
Barely beat Pelicans and were trailing in the game
Barely beat the Suns and got a lucky/b.s. clear path foul to give them a lead

They look like garbage so far
IMO they should look to rebuild. Garbage squad, right?

nycericanguy
10-31-2016, 08:43 AM
There's always excuses. I thought they would start 0-2 since they played 2 of the top teams in the East and are top 3 in terms of roster turnover but I was completely wrong. The Bulls have shooters, they'll be just fine. They're lack of shooting is very overblown.

Pacers lost to BK already, and almost lost to the 0-3 Mavs, they needed OT to pull it out. They are not a good team right now.

i dont think its overblown, they dont have any shooters in the their starting 5.

warfelg
10-31-2016, 09:41 AM
Pacers lost to BK already, and almost lost to the 0-3 Mavs, they needed OT to pull it out. They are not a good team right now.

i dont think its overblown, they dont have any shooters in the their starting 5.

Is it also possible to say they overtweaked and the chemistry is going to take longer than anticipated?

nycericanguy
10-31-2016, 09:49 AM
Is it also possible to say they overtweaked and the chemistry is going to take longer than anticipated?

yup, Teague has been AWFUL, but i dont expect that to continue, he's a very good player.

R!kSm!tz
10-31-2016, 11:41 AM
Pacers lost to BK already, and almost lost to the 0-3 Mavs, they needed OT to pull it out. They are not a good team right now.

i dont think its overblown, they dont have any shooters in the their starting 5.

Can't call Wade a shooter just yet but he's 23-45 since the playoffs. Jimmy is shooting wel so far and shooting with confidence. I'm not here to say we're stacked with shooter although we have a fair amount, I'm just saying this whole lack of shooting talk is overblown. The Bulls also lead the league in offensive efficiency. It more than likely won't stay that way but I bet they finish in the top 10. They have a perfect mix of playmakers, slashers, and shooters on the team.

The ball is moving like crazy in this offense which is something we haven't seen in years since we've had Rose ball stopping taking terrible shots or turning it over.

Wrigheyes4MVP
10-31-2016, 02:30 PM
Kings @ Hawks tonight... It's still very early in the season so I wouldn't say it's a true measuring stick game, but still a game I'm interested in. The Kings brought in a lot of veterans who take pride in their defense and it is showing thus far. I still don't think they have enough offense if Cousins ever has to miss time, but as of right now they look more competitive and Cousins continues to improve his game. His outside shot is becoming scary good. I'm not predicting playoffs or anything, but a good start to the season could help change that in a Western Conference that is kind of wide open for the last 2-3 playoff spots.

Wrigheyes4MVP
10-31-2016, 02:36 PM
How good is Kawhi Leonard btw... I'm starting to think he might be the MVP favorite. Dude is so good on both ends of the floor.

tredigs
10-31-2016, 02:50 PM
How good is Kawhi Leonard btw... I'm starting to think he might be the MVP favorite. Dude is so good on both ends of the floor.

I actually don't think anybody else has much of a chance. My favorite sleeper pick was Harden because his stats would be through the roof, but Houston still has too many kinks to work out. At first I thought they had a chance to be a ~55 win team again (in which case he'd win it or come in 2nd), but closer to 45 is seeming to be the reality. Now that Kawhi has shown to be a 25-30 PPG scorer as the best perimeter defender in the NBA... for a top 3 team in the NBA? It's over (ridiculous to say I realize, but it's true). Kawhi is going to win MVP.