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Old 06-25-2011, 12:46 PM   #1151 (permalink)
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That's what annoys me. This franchise seems to have some sort of problem with talented centers (Lee and Amare are not true centers) since Ewing left. I just don't get it, but apparently since it's a "guards league" now centers are out of style.
I agree. It's been a long time since we had a "true" center. I'm hopeful that we pick someone up before next season. He doesn't need to be a stud, just serviceable and I'd be happy.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:47 PM   #1152 (permalink)
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That is point of the draft.

I couldn't give a fuck about college basketball or college sports in general.
This happens every year with huge college players with questionable NBA talent. Eat a snickers.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:06 PM   #1153 (permalink)
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This happens every year with huge college players with questionable NBA talent. Eat a snickers.
It hasn't been this bad since Adam Morrison.

And fuck Snickers. Kit Kat is the way to go.

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I agree. It's been a long time since we had a "true" center. I'm hopeful that we pick someone up before next season. He doesn't need to be a stud, just serviceable and I'd be happy.
Agreed. He just needs to not be a Jarred Jeffries or Eddy Curry.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:04 AM   #1154 (permalink)
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Griffin will be included into the NBA history. he will become a great!
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:44 AM   #1155 (permalink)
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Glad to see the MB NBA thread guys again, I'm back from my month long stay in MB jail

The new CBA stuff looks really bad. I can honestly see no season happening next year. I'll be devastated if that happens, but the two sides are hundred of millions of dollars apart. I just can't see them closing the gap. The owners are gonna take a page out of the NHL's playbook where they locked out for an entire season and got the owners a great deal. Players have no leverage at all here and they are gonna have to really lower what they want if they wanna play next year. It's all a shame because this was the best NBA year in over a decade. The Decision really made the NBA must-watch TV even for non-NBA junkies.


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Thabeet, Rubio look like they might be major flops. And there just isn't any starpower there. Some guys will turn out to be decent players, but it seemed like for a while they were pumping out stars every year.
Just commenting on Rubio...I think he is really going to dissapoint everyone. The expectations are going to be way too high for him so I hope he cna handle the scrutiny he will get over here. Luckily it's Minnesota though, who is used to being terrible and don't expect to win. I really just don't think he's an NBA player.

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That's what annoys me. This franchise seems to have some sort of problem with talented centers (Lee and Amare are not true centers) since Ewing left. I just don't get it, but apparently since it's a "guards league" now centers are out of style.
I miss the centers of the league. Now it's all 7 footers who catch alley oops. Nobody has any offensive game anymore. You never see the ball go into the post like it used to. I think after years of getting owned by guys like Ewing and Shaq, teams figured out that it was easier to put the burden of defense on teams with the huge centers than trying to get beef inside to stop them. I'm talking about getting 7 footers who can shoot 3's. There's more than there have ever been, and the big old center prototype of the 90s can't guard out there. I miss the classic post-ups though.


This CBA could really hurt teams. I'm thinking a hard cap will be installed and teams are gonna have a hard time adding pieces for a few years. I think the Heat will benefit the most to be honest, because I don't think teams will be able to form these super squads after the new CBA. And for all the talk of teh heat needing to add guys, I think it's a load of shit. They got to game 6 of the Finals and probably could have swept the series if LBJ wouldn't have fell asleep and they could have closed out game 2. And they did it with the Big 3 and a group of guys they threw together.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #1156 (permalink)
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Bynum and Gasol have legit post games. Howard is coming along in that area too. Cousins is already better than 90% of centers in the post too.
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Bynum and Gasol have legit post games. Howard is coming along in that area too. Cousins is already better than 90% of centers in the post too.
Gasol has the best true post game in the league in my opinion. He's so skilled with both hands. I still think Bynum would be a 20+PPG guy on almost any other team in the league. I don't think he has great post moves, but his offensive game is good enough to get by considering his length. Nobody keeps the ball up better than he does. Howard has really improved. I say ditch the jump shot all together and just go to the jump hook/running hook every time.

I think one reason it's turned into a guards league is because of the way guys have figured out how to draw fouls. I mean, guys have always done it, but I'm seeing things now I haven't seen in the past. Like D-Wades transition cross step. Where his first step will be with his right foot across his body. It's a defensive foul every time. Offensive guys throw their bodies into defenders way more than I remember seeing in the 90s and they get the calls most the time too. So many guys make their living at the foul line.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:36 AM   #1158 (permalink)
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Yep, it all changed when they got rid of hand checking. Post guys still get mauled though.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:51 PM   #1159 (permalink)
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Shaq to TBS

I already loved Inside the NBA for Barkley, but this is going to be great.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:27 PM   #1160 (permalink)
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Shaq to TBS

I already loved Inside the NBA for Barkley, but this is going to be great.
With the hand checking, if you even touch a guy at all it's gonna be a foul.

I think defenses have gotten better at defending the low post too. There is a double team almost every time a skilled big man catches the ball on the block and you can't double team guards like you can bigs. It really forces the big men to be complete players and be able to pass.

When I heard Shaq to TBS I had to laugh. Between Barkley, Shaq, and Kenny Smith this might be the loudest show on television lol. Kenny Smith screams into the camera. I like the TBS crew though, probably more than the ESPN crew because Magic Johnson is a terrible analyst in my opinion. TBS doesn't analyze all that much but at least it's a good laugh and doesn't take itself real serious.
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