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Old 11-23-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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Random thoughts on the NBA season, part 3:

- Brad Stevens for Coach of the Year.

- The Cavs have finally figured out that no matter how much of a liability he is on defense, Kevin Love should still be a go-to offensive player.

- DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis are both putting up numbers similar to what Shaq did in his prime. The Pelicans' problem/limitation: weak perimter game. They don't have strong outside shooting. And, uh, Jrue Holiday is their third best player ... To be fair, they appear to be the type of team with strengths that cater more to playoff-style basketball than regular season ball. I still think they could be dangerous in the long-term.

- I'm beginning to see how Chris Paul really could be the difference-maker in Houston, and make them seriously competitive for a title. He doesn't make the difference on a game-by-game basis necessarily; the Beard's offensive game is ferocious enough to slay opposing defenses without much help. It's more so a depth thing, having someone to take pressure off the Beard every once in a while. Because Houston fans have got to be sick and tired of Harden having MVP-caliber regular seasons only to crash early in the playoffs.

- I'm trying to come up with one good excuse for Washington to not be better than they are ... Nope, can't think of one ...

- I've previously said the Clippers would have a better regular-season record than the Lakers again this year. Clearly I was wrong.

- Kawhi? Where you at, bro? You gonna play this year or what? I'm not a fan of mysterious injuries on superstar players.

- The KD vs Westbrook War: the first season after they split KD got a ring, while Westbrook got an MVP and the triple-double record. They should both call it a draw and move on. Quit getting overly emotional about playing against each other ...

- My MVP Ballot so far: 5-Giannis, 4-Porzingis, 3-LeBron, 2-Kyrie, 1-Harden.

- Remember how everyone thought Kobe was invincible from a durability standpoint, then he had the Achilles injury at age 34 and was never a good player again? Everyone has a limit. So if I'm a Cavs fan, I'd start to take a look at LeBron's minutes and his mileage with serious scrutiny. I'll go ahead and give him the rest of this season, but after this I feel like -- in terms of athleticism -- he might give out at any moment. Seriously.

- Why does it seem like triple doubles come to players so much easier these days than they used to?
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:27 AM
 
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- The KD vs Westbrook War: the first season after they split KD got a ring, while Westbrook got an MVP and the triple-double record. They should both call it a draw and move on. Quit getting overly emotional about playing against each other ...
I think the media has a lot to do with it, with reporters and writers continuing to egg them on and press about their "friendship". It's obvious they don't much care for each other and probably never did, so enough already.

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- Why does it seem like triple doubles come to players so much easier these days than they used to?
Part of it, I believe, is stat-padding by certain players, and part of it is increased versatility with less defined roles by position than in the past.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:22 AM
 
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It would have been nice to have a NBA game last night on TNT like the old days.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Glass Rose.

Time to hang it up

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/report-...192108117.html
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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I wonder if Rose would have a ring by now if he never was never injured in Game 2 of the 2012 playoffs.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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Rose had an amazing MVP year in 2011, but at this point he looks like a hard sell for the Hall of Fame.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:41 PM
 
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I just witnessed the dumbest play call in the history of the NBA. The hornets was down 100-99 to the Cavs with 10 seconds and they come down to shoot a long three pointer?
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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It's not surprising to see the Celtics winning streak come to a end tonight because they had to come back in so many games. So the winning streak was misleading and the struggling was never talked about just the end result. The celtics had to come back against the Mavs and Hawks which are two of the worst teams in the league so I was never impressed.
They are now 17-3 while giving up a league best 95 ppg - impressive any way you slice it. Especially impressive with no Heyward and their only veteran “all star” leader being 31 yr old Horford. Kyrie, Brown, Tatum, Rozier and Smart are all 25 or younger.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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They are now 17-3 while giving up a league best 95 ppg - impressive any way you slice it. Especially impressive with no Heyward and their only veteran “all star” leader being 31 yr old Horford. Kyrie, Brown, Tatum, Rozier and Smart are all 25 or younger.
It was hard to take the streak seriously when they had to fight their way back against two of the worst teams in the NBA.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:30 PM
 
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It was hard to take the streak seriously when they had to fight their way back against two of the worst teams in the NBA.
No one should take "streaks" too seriously, only the solid gameplay it takes to create them. A comeback win is still a win, and shows fortitude and the ability to grind.
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