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#161 BasketballIQ

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 03:00 AM

The West is kinda weak though. MDA has a shot to sneak in the Finals. A shot. A trade for a bit more talent would help. But they obviously have to fit the system

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 05:11 AM

Midpoint of the season i really could flip a coin on RW/JH MVP battle.

 

But COTY i'd give to MDA right now.


Praying for  1. Youngsters Ballin (Didn't really happen on a consistent basis at all) 2. Miracle Trade (Also didn't happen. And we traded our best player for chump change) 3. Kick Ass Rooks (Zubac exceeded, Ingram tried but disappointed overall)

READY FOR SEASON TO BE OVER!!!

 

 


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 02:37 PM

San Antonio, Memphis and Golden State have been known to shut down the perimeter come playoffs. I don't see Houston getting very far without some sort of crazy injury to a top team and a Clippers/Utah/OKC/Portland matchup

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 08:30 PM

Dantoni has always succeeded with this weird formula of 1 star, 1 screen guy, and shooters
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Posted January 10, 2017 - 08:58 PM

Back to back 40 point triple doubles and in the midst of a 9 game winning streak for Harden.

Maybe averaging a 30+ point triple double not enough for Westbrook? Crazy

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 09:00 PM

Back to back 40 point triple doubles and in the midst of a 9 game winning streak, maybe averaging a 30+ point triple double not enough for Westbrook?

Did you meant to say Harden?



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Posted January 10, 2017 - 09:24 PM

Lol first part of my sentence was about Harden but it does look hella confusing, good catch.

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 09:26 PM

Basically I was tryna show how despite Westbrook's crazy numbers there might be another guy (Harden) who steals the hardware.

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 10:46 PM

Basically I was tryna show how despite Westbrook's crazy numbers there might be another guy (Harden) who steals the hardware.

And that's what makes Harden's season even more special to say the least.



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Posted January 11, 2017 - 07:47 AM

Never seen 3 players drafted by same organization dominate the league like these guys have for the last 3 years.

 

Can anyone remember anything like it?

(throw reggie jacksons last 2 years in as well, man they drafted well)


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Praying for  1. Youngsters Ballin (Didn't really happen on a consistent basis at all) 2. Miracle Trade (Also didn't happen. And we traded our best player for chump change) 3. Kick Ass Rooks (Zubac exceeded, Ingram tried but disappointed overall)

READY FOR SEASON TO BE OVER!!!

 

 


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Posted January 11, 2017 - 09:00 AM

Never seen 3 players drafted by same organization dominate the league like these guys have for the last 3 years.

Can anyone remember anything like it?
(throw reggie jacksons last 2 years in as well, man they drafted well)


True, but also take into account that they're 2nd, 3rd and 4th overall picks from their respective drafts. It's not like they pulled some [expletive] out of their ass and developed late first and second rounders into MVP candidates.

But I do believe that OKC and their culture when fhey had these guys definitely gave them the confidence to reach their full potential.

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 09:57 AM

Never seen 3 players drafted by same organization dominate the league like these guys have for the last 3 years.

 

Can anyone remember anything like it?

(throw reggie jacksons last 2 years in as well, man they drafted well)

And then got cheap and now will never win a championship.  

They had 

 

Kevin Durant
Russell Westbrook

James Harden
Serge Ibaka 
Jeff Green as 6th man 3 
Reggie Jackson as 6th man 1 


There's all their rings on the table.  They could have been what Golden State currently is, but they decided to be cheap. That's on them. 


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Posted January 11, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Nah, they weren't cheap. They just made a horrible call. They didn't believe Harden would be a good fit next to WB and Durant in the long run and thought Ibaka was on his way to being an all-time great defensive big man.

If they knew Harden would be as good as he is, they obviously would've done everything in their power to keep him. They didn't see a future star developing there with WB and Durant demanding so much of the ball. Remember, Harden was very accepting of his bench role at OKC - he actually preferred it. If they saw a future star in him, they would've paid him no problem. They scouted him well but unfortunate didn't realize his potential until he left.
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Posted January 11, 2017 - 04:02 PM

Clearly it wasn't the full reason, but it certainly didn't help Harden's case going into that offseason how horrendous a Finals he had against LeBron. He was the biggest and main reason they failed. They showed a bit of panic however and were not patient enough.

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Posted January 17, 2017 - 05:51 PM

Amazing that people still discuss that OKC trade.  There was no way all 3 of those guys would have been the same together.  Anybody here dumb enough to think Harden would have been cool being the 3rd fiddle on that team for 4 years?  

 

The problem was due to his young age he wasn't going to net them a star player ransom.  They made a trade to balance out the roster.  That trade did not hurt them.  The only thing people keep looking at is the fact Harden has become a superstar but never actually realize that he CANT become that player in Houston in OKC.  Sometimes less is more.  Russ and Harden function as the same player at their max capacity. 

 

OKC was a young super hungry talented team that took advantage of the best in the West getting old.  They had their run and bad injury timing hurt their run.  


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Posted January 17, 2017 - 05:59 PM

If Harden doesn't get traded and chemistry starts to become an issue then what?  The NBA is much more than Xs and Os.  KD was the clear franchise player, Russ and Harden were basically battling for 2nd.  In addition to that they also functioned the same on the floor.  OKC front office had foresight on this.  No team was giving up their best pieces for him.  If I recall the Wizards turned down trading Beal for him.  GS also turned down trading Klay for him.  Go back and google it.  

 

Getting a great shooter in Kevin Martin, lottery piece who looked damn good coming into the summer league in Lamb and Raptors pick (Adams) and I think Dallas pick that became Mitch McGary.  

 

They still had a chance to win a ring but injuries and GS becoming a thing cancelled that [expletive]


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Posted January 21, 2017 - 09:27 AM

Anyone think Isiah thomas and/or derozen might finish higher than LeBron in the voting this year?

 

I've got 

RW

Harden

KD

?

?


Edited by kball, January 21, 2017 - 02:11 PM.

Praying for  1. Youngsters Ballin (Didn't really happen on a consistent basis at all) 2. Miracle Trade (Also didn't happen. And we traded our best player for chump change) 3. Kick Ass Rooks (Zubac exceeded, Ingram tried but disappointed overall)

READY FOR SEASON TO BE OVER!!!

 

 


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Posted January 21, 2017 - 03:15 PM

Why does MDA suck ass with us and then do well with the Rockets of all teams... that too without Dwight. 



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Posted January 21, 2017 - 07:00 PM

Why does MDA suck ass with us and then do well with the Rockets of all teams... that too without Dwight. 

 

Because the Rockets are geared towards his style of play...

Dwight and MDA were a disaster in paradise haha



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Posted January 21, 2017 - 07:47 PM

Anyone think Isiah thomas and/or derozen might finish higher than LeBron in the voting this year?

I've got
RW
Harden
KD
?
?

gotta have Kawhi there, just notched his 7th straight 30+ point game and is still the best defender in the league. He's truly the only player in the league that can handle Bron one on one and the Spurs quietly have the second best record in the league.




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