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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Miller4Prez64 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:18 pm

The worst 5 year stretch in Orlando Magic history, easy call...
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Swashy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:27 pm

Thank God... Hennigan was dealt a real shitty hand with the Dwight Howard fiasco but he only made things worse every year. Get him out of here. Blow the damn thing up and start over. Keep Vogel because we're not gonna find anyone better any time soon.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby NYBF » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:32 am

Hennigan sucked, but when you have an ownership group that is considering bringing in Grant Hill this ****ing problem will never be fixed until the team is sold.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Miller4Prez64 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:50 pm

NYBF wrote:Hennigan sucked, but when you have an ownership group that is considering bringing in Grant Hill this ****ing problem will never be fixed until the team is sold.


I agree, the organization is weird about who they hire and they have an odd obsession with hiring former players and coaches. My hope is that when Rich DeVos eventually passes (not wishing death on anyone, the man is 91) that his kids sell the team. Probably a longshot though.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby NYBF » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:27 pm

I have been a fan since before their first tip off (long story, completely unrelated to my Bucs fanhood). But if they bring back Grant Hill, **** this franchise. I'll happily move along and find someone new to root for.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Heisenberg » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:54 pm

Ownership is definitely the common denominater in all the problems..I like Vogel.. Hopefully we bring in a competent gm and ownership doesn't interfere too much.. Wishful thinking I know.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby PrimeMinister » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:10 pm

Can anyone stop Golden State?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Phantom Phenom » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:24 pm

PrimeMinister wrote:Can anyone stop Golden State?



Spurs
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby uscbucsfan » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:52 pm

Phantom Phenom wrote:
PrimeMinister wrote:Can anyone stop Golden State?



Spurs

I don't see it. If anyone will stop them it'll be the Rockets beating then with a lights out series behind the arc.

The Warriors should win it all.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby PrimeMinister » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:38 am

uscbucsfan wrote:
Phantom Phenom wrote:

Spurs

I don't see it. If anyone will stop them it'll be the Rockets beating then with a lights out series behind the arc.

The Warriors should win it all.


If the Warriors don't win it this season is an absolute failure.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby DreadNaught » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:39 am

Phantom Phenom wrote:
PrimeMinister wrote:Can anyone stop Golden State?

Spurs


I agree with this. The Spurs are the only team that 'can' grind GS down in a series imo. The Cavs have no chance until they start playing some effort on defense, as of right now they would get swept by GS imo. But the finals are long way off and the Cavs have 6 weeks to figure it out. I do think the Cavs can marginally improve through the eastern conference and beat the Pacers - Raptors/Bucks - Celtics.

GS just has too much offense. To beat them you have bring the intensity on defense every time down the floor in hopes of keeping them to a low shooting % while you're team shoots the lights out.

I'd let Draymond and Iggy take all the open 3's they want and live w/ the results. If those two guys are making shots you're fucked anyways, so make them be the ones that beat you and force/pressure the ball when Curry/Klay/KD touch it.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Phantom Phenom » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:21 am

Boston WTF? Down 0-2 to the 8th seed Bulls?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby uscbucsfan » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:39 am

Phantom Phenom wrote:Boston WTF? Down 0-2 to the 8th seed Bulls?


A lot of people picked the Bulls in this series. Boston is the worst 1 seed in the last 20 years statistically.

The east is a mess....still.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby DreadNaught » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:17 am

uscbucsfan wrote:
Phantom Phenom wrote:Boston WTF? Down 0-2 to the 8th seed Bulls?


A lot of people picked the Bulls in this series. Boston is the worst 1 seed in the last 20 years statistically.

The east is a mess....still.


Agreed, Boston is a very well coached team, but doesn't have the talent to raise their level of play in teh postseason over what we saw in the regular season. Despite being an 8th seed, the Bulls are arguably a more talented team and definitely have more star power and playoff experience w/ Rondo-Butler-Wade.

The weakness of the East will provide the Cavs a chance to get their **** together before facing off against GS/SA in the finals.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby DreadNaught » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:10 pm

Cavs come back from 25 at half. Largest 2nd half playoff comeback in 70yrs.

Lebron played the final 14 minutes with Kyrie and Love on the bench. He was in rare form in the 2nd half. When he plays that way he's literally unstoppable
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby PrimeMinister » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:22 pm

DreadNaught wrote:Cavs come back from 25 at half. Largest 2nd half playoff comeback in 70yrs.

Lebron played the final 14 minutes with Kyrie and Love on the bench. He was in rare form in the 2nd half. When he plays that way he's literally unstoppable


I knew the game was over when he was hitting 3s in the 3rd quarter. When Lebron hits 3s you can just pack it up and go home.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Phantom Phenom » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:26 pm

Go Bucks!
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Phantom Phenom » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:56 pm

**** warriors are loaded
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby PrimeMinister » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:45 am

Phantom Phenom wrote:**** warriors are loaded


You just realized they're going to walk away with the title?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Phantom Phenom » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:18 am

Can't wait for San Antonio/Memphis game tonight
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Swashy » Fri May 05, 2017 11:51 am

Starting to wonder if teams are gonna pass up Lonzo Ball so they don't have to deal with his father. The old man is starting to remind me of Miko
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby uscbucsfan » Tue May 09, 2017 9:59 pm

I know we always say "don't count out the Spurs", but the Warriors would much rather play them. Even after tonight's win, I am underwhelmed by them. They just aren't a great team this year, especially without Parker. I don't see a series going over 5 games if they make it to the next round.

The Rockets, when hot, are amazing and have won by 20+ in both of their wins against the Spurs. When they have their nights where they make 20+ 3 pointers at 40%+, they can beat anyone, but just like many predicted they would be in the playoffs. They are hot/cold.

Both of these teams are better than the Wizards and Celtics, but unless something crazy happens, it appears pretty obvious that we will get our Warriors/Cavs rematch.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Deuce » Wed May 10, 2017 10:48 am

uscbucsfan wrote:I know we always say "don't count out the Spurs", but the Warriors would much rather play them. Even after tonight's win, I am underwhelmed by them. They just aren't a great team this year, especially without Parker. I don't see a series going over 5 games if they make it to the next round.

The Rockets, when hot, are amazing and have won by 20+ in both of their wins against the Spurs. When they have their nights where they make 20+ 3 pointers at 40%+, they can beat anyone, but just like many predicted they would be in the playoffs. They are hot/cold.

Both of these teams are better than the Wizards and Celtics, but unless something crazy happens, it appears pretty obvious that we will get our Warriors/Cavs rematch.


I'm a Rockets fan and last night was the most frustrating game since Damian Lillard's buzzer beater. Harden and Eric Gordon, our primary ball handlers, both were terrible down the stretch and in OT. Mike D'Antoni went with a 7-man rotation, he needs to find one or two more guys to trust (Dekker and Harrell).

As a basketball fan, I'd much rather watch Rockets-Warriors than Spurs-Warriors. Rockets-Warriors would be a barrage of threes and fast paced. Rockets have had trouble with the Spurs size/post presence and the Warriors don't have/do much of that. Last year with Dwight and without Gordon, Williams, or Anderson we took 1 game from the dubs, I'd like to think we could get hot and take at least two.

Spurs-Warriors...I guess the Spurs would play Gasol and Aldridge together and try to pound them inside? I have a hard time believing they could even keep the game close with that strategy. The Warriors are basically the Rockets but much, much better (that's what happens when you have two MVP-caliber players and two more all-stars).
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby DreadNaught » Wed May 10, 2017 11:25 am

The team that shoots a better % from 3 wins it seems in most of these games.

SA is team that is an outlier to that. But think they'll gey blitzed by GS tbh. Houston can get hot and steal a few games atleast.

But it's going to be Cavs-Warriors III. Before the playoffs started I would've said GS in 5. But the Cavs are playing better on defense each game and have the ultimate X-factor in Lebron.

Still got GS in 6-7. But we'll see how the next round goes.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby PrimeMinister » Wed May 10, 2017 1:25 pm

If GS doesn't win the title it'll be as bigger choke than the Falcons blowing a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu May 11, 2017 7:13 pm

I don't know if I have ever seen a basketball playoff game with so few fans in the arena than this Spurs/Rockets game. It looks like 70% of the seats are open.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby Miller4Prez64 » Thu May 11, 2017 7:44 pm

PrimeMinister wrote:If GS doesn't win the title it'll be as bigger choke than the Falcons blowing a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl.


Idk, it may not even compare to them blowing a 3-1 Finals lead after going 73-9 last year.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby PrimeMinister » Thu May 11, 2017 8:02 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:I don't know if I have ever seen a basketball playoff game with so few fans in the arena than this Spurs/Rockets game. It looks like 70% of the seats are open.


You there?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby PrimeMinister » Thu May 11, 2017 8:03 pm

Miller4Prez64 wrote:
PrimeMinister wrote:If GS doesn't win the title it'll be as bigger choke than the Falcons blowing a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl.


Idk, it may not even compare to them blowing a 3-1 Finals lead after going 73-9 last year.


Great point. Would that make the GSW the biggest choke artists in sports?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL NBA 2016-2017 SEASON THREAD***

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu May 11, 2017 8:04 pm

PrimeMinister wrote:
Miller4Prez64 wrote:
Idk, it may not even compare to them blowing a 3-1 Finals lead after going 73-9 last year.


Great point. Would that make the GSW the biggest choke artists in sports?

The Capitols hold that title, but they would probably surpass them.
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