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#1 BasketballIQ

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Game 1s in the book and as early as it is
1.Lebron
2.Kawhi
3.Lillard

Already making a case for MVP.

It'll be interesting to see Lebron this year.
I used to think he was Shaq/Wilt.
Now I'm thinking Duncan/Russell
I still don't see Mj/Kobe/Larry

#2 Tensai

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 01:23 AM

It would be sweet if Kawhi could come up with FMVP, MVP & DPotY. That would surely put him in All TIme Top 20? Top 15?


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Posted October 26, 2016 - 03:57 AM

I think in the end it comes down to Kawhi and Lebron.

 

AD, Boogie, Harden, Westbrook, Lillard and Towns wont rack up enough wins to be serious contenders.Could be fantasy League MVPs though. Curry and Durant (and Draymond) probably cancel each other out. Ditto for CP3 and Blake and i dont think Clippers will be as good as GS or SA anyway.

 

Kawhi and Lebron are far away the two best players on their teams and i think the Spurs and Cavs will have two of the top 3 records in the League (Warriors being the 3rd).

 

I do think Lebron wins it because the voters still will have his last playoff performance in mind, where he proved to the world that Steph, despite his historic season, simply isn't on his level.



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Posted October 26, 2016 - 04:40 AM

I highly doubt LeBron puts the pressure on himself to play that many games at that level to win the award. At his age, he's better off just letting Kyrie take over the show for most of the season. I don't think his numbers will be low, but I see him taking random weeks off as the season progresses and not caring so much if they drop some games.

Pop might do something similar with Kawhi. He's gonna be amazing, but his career high is at 35 for a reason. They take care of teams early and rest up their main guys. As seen by his comments before the game, Pop is extra competitive when it comes to Kerr and the Warriors so it kinda makes sense that they came out in mid season form.

I think Kawhi has a better chance than LeBron but there are guys out there who are gonna play around 40mpg and are just gonna have crazy stat lines. Harden, Lillard and Westbrook obviously, and I'm not counting out CP3 if he's healthy.

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 10:55 AM

What LeBron did to the Warriors last season was historic.

 

He's definitely for me in the same conversation as Jordan/Kareem/Kobe and Magic.

 

 

Rooting for Kawhi to win it this year. 

 

I expect to end up like this

 

Kawhi

LeBron

Westbrook

Curry

Durant



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Posted October 26, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Did Kawhi end up working out with Kobe in the Summer? Dude improved so much in such a short amount of time. Everything seems so much smoother with him. 



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Posted October 26, 2016 - 12:47 PM

My vote has been for LeBron re-capturing the MVP this year. Still not budging off of that.

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 01:52 PM

Most likely I think it's going to be LeBron but I can see a world where Kawhi makes his case since the team is his now.

 

Last night was phenomenal performances in their own right from both.



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Posted October 26, 2016 - 02:01 PM

My favorites are Kawhi and PG.  I think Lillard would be in the discussion but I don't think the Blazers will be good enough to finish with a top 2-3 seed.



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Posted October 26, 2016 - 02:30 PM

harden might have a chance if Rocket does well.  after all MDA is really good at making his guard look great.


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Posted October 26, 2016 - 03:45 PM

I think it will either be Lebron or Kawhi... I hope Kawhi takes it thought because he's one hell of a player.  With the way his offense looked last night, he may make a case for the best two way player in the league.

 

On a side-note, I made a bet with my cousin that Paul George will end up with more MVP votes than Blake Griffin, you guys like my chances???



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Posted October 26, 2016 - 04:04 PM

I think it will either be Lebron or Kawhi... I hope Kawhi takes it thought because he's one hell of a player. With the way his offense looked last night, he may make a case for the best two way player in the league.

On a side-note, I made a bet with my cousin that Paul George will end up with more MVP votes than Blake Griffin, you guys like my chances???


He's far and away the best two way player in the league already

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 10:28 PM

He's far and away the best two way player in the league already

lol there's that guy in Cleveland whose still kinda good

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 11:32 PM

He's far and away the best two way player in the league already

What?

No he's not. He's a great player in an incredible system.
He's the best defensive wing in the league, but offensively LeBron and KD both are superior.

He's not MJ. Or Hakeem. He doesn't have that offense on a string the way the GOATs and even the great point guards of today do.

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Posted October 27, 2016 - 07:27 AM

What?

No he's not. He's a great player in an incredible system.
He's the best defensive wing in the league, but offensively LeBron and KD both are superior.

He's not MJ. Or Hakeem. He doesn't have that offense on a string the way the GOATs and even the great point guards of today do.


That's not how I define two way player. He's the best defensive player in the league. He's a great offensive player. KD and LeBron aren't nearly the defensive players that he is. You can make the argument that he's not nearly the offensive player that they are, but I think he'll make that leap this year
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Posted October 27, 2016 - 09:13 PM

30 points 3 rebounds 5 assists 5 steals for Kawhi.

 

Averaging 32.5 / 4 / 4 / 5 for two games. 11 FTA per game.

 

Easily the biggest MVP candidate.


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Posted October 27, 2016 - 09:43 PM

30 points 3 rebounds 5 assists 5 steals for Kawhi.

Averaging 32.5 / 4 / 4 / 5 for two games. 11 FTA per game.

Easily the biggest MVP candidate.


I wonder how many times Pop's gonna play him 35 minutes against a team like the Kings though.

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Posted October 27, 2016 - 11:58 PM

I don't know how many minutes he will play, but he eats most of the time he is on the floor.


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Posted October 28, 2016 - 02:18 AM

30 points 3 rebounds 5 assists 5 steals for Kawhi.

 

Averaging 32.5 / 4 / 4 / 5 for two games. 11 FTA per game.

 

Easily the biggest MVP candidate.

 

He's the early favorite. I could see him putting up 25-7-4 with 3 steals and a block. With the Spurs likely ending up with a top 3 record and with his defensive ability i think he's going to be tough to beat.



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Posted October 28, 2016 - 08:37 AM

 

“[San Antonio Spurs] Kawhi Leonard is the first player to have 65 points & 10 steals in the first two games since 1979. (H/T @EliasSports)”

 

Maybe a bit of a cherry picked stat but still insane/impressive nonetheless.

 

 

So happy I took him in Fantasy. The rankings had Durant ahead of him. 






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