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Old 03-07-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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They definitely have the firepower to beat anybody.

They do have trouble with teams with long and athletic players, like the Bucks.

Their overall focus is also questionable.

James Harden is so hard to trust especially in the playoffs.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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James Harden is so hard to trust especially in the playoffs.
No argument from me.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I watched Jordan in his younger years and in his older years. Jordan didn't play against defenses as tough as you see at the top of the league today. He was one of the greatest players ever to play and built a legendary career. But he played in an era of weak defense and gimmick offense.
It was arguably harder for Jordan to score because spacing in the 80s was not what it is today. This article makes some great points about spacing in the modern era vs spacing in earlier eras as well as the differences in what's permitted in terms of ball handling.

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Of course, by this point in time, you could completely supinate your hand when dribbling, pause, and continue dribbling some more. As a result, quick guards were nearly impossible to contain when given space to attack. Before 1995, hand-checking was permitted above the free throw line, which could somewhat mitigate this effect, but the flood gates opened in the mid-’90s. The defensive counter to eliminating true hand-checking was to bump and arm bar players when they moved off the ball, which was then eliminated in 2005’s rule change emphasizing “freedom of movement.” All of this laid the foundation for today’s game.
A Visual History of NBA Spacing | Back Picks

Under the old rules, the best moves a lot of today's players possess would be taken away from them.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If9jW3G3Z38
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:23 PM
 
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It was arguably harder for Jordan to score because spacing in the 80s was not what it is today. This article makes some great points about spacing in the modern era vs spacing in earlier eras as well as the differences in what's permitted in terms of ball handling.

A Visual History of NBA Spacing | Back Picks

Under the old rules, the best moves a lot of today's players possess would be taken away from them.

Somebody should inform every defender on Curry that the hand check is prohibited on-ball and the arm-bar/grab is prohibited off-ball. Unenforced rules are not rules.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:51 PM
 
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He's gone end of this season.

Report: Some within Warriors ‘concerned’ Kevin Durant’s behavior indicates he’s leaving
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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Hes gotta get his momma's permission first.
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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That article is really vague, so doesn't make me feel any more certain about him leaving.
I think he'll leave but only if he can be sure that he'll be forming a superteam somewhere.
But I wonder if he's forgotten how hard basketball is, and that he'll never have it easier than he currently does.
I mean Golden State's style of play is surely more enjoyable than any other team he might go to.
He'll probably end up with as many rings as Jordan, if he plays his cards right.
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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GS is leaking this right as they round towards the postseason, they know Durant hates the media and leaking this story at this time is another nudge for him to stay with them. This isn't an accident...
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:58 PM
 
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The NBA regular season ends one month from today on April 10th.
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