U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-27-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Earth
3,653 posts, read 3,878,050 times
Reputation: 1802

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy View Post
I don't know how old Manu is but I know Tony Parker is going to be 30 soon along with the 35 year old Duncan. So it may take it's toll.
Manu is 33-34, but consider that Boston's trio of Ray Allen, Garnett and Pierce are going 36,35, and 34 respectively, and still pretty much in the thick of things. I think the key is to surround these aging stars with very competent role players who can help with the heavy lifting( at least in the regular season) so that the older stars can be fresh for the playoffs. I just think the Grizz are a very good match for the Spurs as they are presently constructed....

Frankly I'm not sure why Duncan has regressed this much. I always thought his game would have been built for longevity....perhaps the wear and tear from long playoff runs, but you'd think that would impact players moreso who employ a degree of athleticism in their games. Duncan's game has never been based on that, strictly skill, IQ and fundamentals.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-27-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: spring tx
7,912 posts, read 8,193,004 times
Reputation: 1982
Don't forget Kobe, pau, odom, fisher are all over 30 also.

Tony Parker is 28 yrs old. But Blair, hill, Anderson are all under 23. Splitter is 25, Neal is 26. The future of the spurs is in their youth. Something the celtics, lakers, mavs, and heat can't say. They are all older then the spurs.

As for Duncan, he isn't getting 20-10 but 14-9 plus his assists have gone up and his defense is as solid as anyone's. He needs to be robinson to splitters Duncan imo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2011, 11:14 AM
FBJ FBJ started this thread
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
39,615 posts, read 50,276,243 times
Reputation: 9451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg1977 View Post
Manu is 33-34, but consider that Boston's trio of Ray Allen, Garnett and Pierce are going 36,35, and 34 respectively, and still pretty much in the thick of things. I think the key is to surround these aging stars with very competent role players who can help with the heavy lifting( at least in the regular season) so that the older stars can be fresh for the playoffs. I just think the Grizz are a very good match for the Spurs as they are presently constructed....

Frankly I'm not sure why Duncan has regressed this much. I always thought his game would have been built for longevity....perhaps the wear and tear from long playoff runs, but you'd think that would impact players moreso who employ a degree of athleticism in their games. Duncan's game has never been based on that, strictly skill, IQ and fundamentals.

WOW had no idea Manu was that old-lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Earth
3,653 posts, read 3,878,050 times
Reputation: 1802
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy View Post
WOW had no idea Manu was that old-lol
Well he was a 25 year old rookie back in 2003, he was playing over in Europe right before joining the Spurs, so he was a pretty 'seasoned' rookie...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2011, 11:30 AM
FBJ FBJ started this thread
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
39,615 posts, read 50,276,243 times
Reputation: 9451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg1977 View Post
Well he was a 25 year old rookie back in 2003, he was playing over in Europe right before joining the Spurs, so he was a pretty 'seasoned' rookie...

Makes sense now. That's probably why Barkley was always screaming his name during the 2004 playoffs

GINOBLI!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top