The great big basketball thread
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:45 PM
On another note, the more I think about it, the more I'm liking the Dantoni hire for my Lakers. I really didn't want to see Nash morph into Fisher before my very eyes in the triangle offense (that transformation started in Brown's Princeton offense, another slowdownandmakecutsbasedonyourreads offense). I'm actually excited for geriatric showtime lol....
Initially, Dantoni was my last choice of the rumored choices, but Kobe and Nash love the guy, and they're the team leaders. In the Association that's half the battle.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:11 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:11 AM
And Metta is quietly reverting back to Ron. He's still dumb as a door knob, but he looks to be in fantastic shape.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:03 AM
I said earlier i really didn't like Houston's team. It was nice to get Harden and he's playing well. But having so much money tied up in Omar Asik and Jeremy Lin is just nuts. How are they going to move those guys. Those contracts are disasters already and it's 9 games into them. I still can't believe Harden would rather make more money to go 45-37 then potentially play on a dynasty and still be stinking rich
Things are starting to normalize a bit. The Lakers looking better, Memphis looks great with their better outside shooting and everyone starting the year healthy, San Antonio, OKC really doesn't look like they've missed a beat (i'll admit Westbrook hasn't looked that great early on and they are still 7-3 with Martin and Ibaka scoring well). Those teams look like they will be the class of the west.
In the east someone will just wake up Lebron from his nap come playoff time and they'll go Darryl Dawkins "Fo Fo Fo" on everyone. But it's really cute that the other teams are trying.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
What do you guys think of the Bucks? Great start to the season. They seem to rely a lot on Jennings and Ellis for scoring and then all their role players chip in for 5-10 a game and rebounding/defense. They have a lot of guys most fans will never have heard of, Tobias Harris, Larry Sanders, Ekpe Udoh, Dalembert, Ilyasova, Dunleavy, John Henson...The average fan maybe could name 2 guys on this team. They have 11 players averaging 5 points per game or more right now! I think they might surprise some people and potentially even win that division. Indiana is in trouble now with Granger out, who knows what Derrick Rose give to Chicago when he comes back. Elsewhere in the east Philly is struggling and again who knows what Bynum gives them when he comes back. I was never super high on Atlanta with their current roster. Even if they don't win the central they could snag a 5-6 seed i think. They actually look good, they can throw a lot of capable bodies out there up front who are active. They are probably a perfect place for a guy like JJ Redick aswell on the trade front. Interesting team to watch
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:26 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:09 AM
Rondo with another double digit assist game. He is a wizard with the ball.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:23 PM
QFT. The Pau trade felt more lopsided at the time, but history may prove Dwight for Bynum as an even better trade for the Lakers. Considering Dwight's "still out of shape," and he's playing on a team that's still trying to find its way, he's been great.
I know he acted like a little b***h in Orlando, but at least he brings it every night. As talented as he is, Bynum didn't. Plus he's injury prone, and bigs don't generally get healthier with age.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:43 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:45 AM
And CP3 with a dunk... Haven't seen that in a while.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:18 AM
Dwight was awesome everywhere except the ft line. Yuck. He needs to get his % to the low 60s or so.