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**The Official 2012-13 NBA Thread**

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Muck, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Since today is the day guys can actually sign, I figure it's as good a time as any to start the new thread.

    Your defending NBA champions, the MIAMI HEAT, will add Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis.

    Happy posting. :)
     
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  2. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    Davie
    We already won.
     
  3. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
    Houston has decided to use the amnesty provision on Luis Scola and will likely file with NBA on Friday, league sources tell Y! Sports.

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
    The Rockets will soon have the space to absorb Orlando's Dwight Howard, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, Chris Duhon and Epcot Center.

    You can have them all!
     
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  5. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Yeah, but not DISCOUNTED!!!
     
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  6. dolfan32323

    dolfan32323 ty xphinfanx

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    What kind of contract did Scola have? I think he's a decent player.
     
  7. Yellow Snowman

    Yellow Snowman New Member

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    Hope its true and an indication of things to come:


    I can't confirm as I dont care for twitter. But I heard "
    the Rockets' official Twitter just followed Dwight, Jason Richardson, Glen Davis and Duhon."


    I hope this means D12 is a Rocket.
     
  8. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Blake Griffin has a meniscus tear in his knee....not good.
     
  9. Yellow Snowman

    Yellow Snowman New Member

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    LA Times reporting he will have it repaired and be ready for the season.
     
  10. DonShula84

    DonShula84 Moderator Luxury Box

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    Signed 95 mill extension yesterday...Clips rebuilding would be over if it was more serious. Glad he'll be back for camp, but wish he could've done his thing in the Olympics.
     
  11. Clipse

    Clipse mediocrity sucks

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    Why would the Rockets even want all of that? To continue to be mediocre? Some dumb GM's in this league.
     
  12. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    A superstar is a superstar I guess.
     
  13. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Remember when Morey told Bosh that his projections showed a Big 3 Heat winning 45 games, but a Bosh-led Rockets winning 60+? :lol:

    Mediocre player misses time. Oh well.
     
  14. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    Are the Knicks going to do something smart, finally...by accident?

    They are reportedly going to offer Ronnie Brewer a contract.

    Brewer is a good rotation player. Can defend, and do the little things.
     
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  15. Firesole

    Firesole Season Ticket Holder

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    That's pretty far off base




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  16. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    lol @ EPCOT Center in the deal...
     
  17. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The "mediocre" part certainly isn't.

    If Blake Griffin couldn't dunk, no one would care.
     
  18. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    Not really, Blake Griffin is the most overrated player in the NBA.
     
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    Please don't tell me you think Griffin is mediocre.
     
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    He's the second best power forward in the NBA. That doesn't equal mediocre.
     
  21. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    False. He's properly rated.
     
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  22. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    *throws up on the heat*
     
  23. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Blake Griffin is like the Carmelo Anthony of PFs.

    Great potential, but will never be an elite player until he learns that you can't be a winner just by making plays offensively.
     
  24. Yellow Snowman

    Yellow Snowman New Member

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    2nd best? Before I comment I have to ask.....who is your first best?
     
  25. Mainge

    Mainge Season Ticket Holder

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    I don't agree he's second best.

    Guys who are better off the top of my head:

    Dirk
    Gasol
    Love
    Aldridge
    Duncan
    KG
    Bosh
    Smith

    Defense makes all of the difference here.

    I agree he's much better than mediocre though. 22 and 11 is far from mediocre.
     
  26. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Love.
     
  27. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    That's fair. Who do you think it is and where do you rank Griffin?
     
  28. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree that he's the Carmelo of PF's.

    Griffin is a great player, bottom line. No way is he mediocre.
     
  29. Yellow Snowman

    Yellow Snowman New Member

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    Glad you said that. Love is no doubt the best PF. Before we rank PFs we have to determine if Garnett, Bosh, and Duncan are PFs. I'd def put Dirk above Griffin and will get into others once we determine if the names above qualify.
     
  30. Mainge

    Mainge Season Ticket Holder

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    I edited my response to include who I have ahead.

    There are a lot of good 4s in this league.
     
  31. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    @YellowSnowman

    I considered Garnett, Bosh, Duncan and Dirk. However I ranked him ahead of them all. It was tough to put him ahead of Dirk but I think Dirk is nearing the end of his career and wasn't quite as productive as Griffin was last season. I think he officially passed Dirk.

    I left out Aldridge, though. I think a case could be made he's the second best.
     
  32. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    I have Love as the best. Aldridge I could see. I don't agree with the rest.

    You're right about defense, though. That's an area he needs to improve in. I don't think he's a finished product yet, though.
     
  33. Yellow Snowman

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    Blake is completely ineffective 5 feet or more away from the basket. He can't shoot, can't dribble, doesn't play defense, and his FTs are atrocious. If we're taking age out of it and considering just play then Garnett, Dirk, Bosh, and Aldridge are far better. They do more and far more versatile. They can carry a team, Blake cannot at this point.
     
  34. Mainge

    Mainge Season Ticket Holder

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    All of the rest do way more offensively and play much much better defense.
     
  35. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    He was more productive than all of them last season. He has the second highest PER. If you look at the past two seasons, he has at worst the third highest PER I believe.

    There are areas of his game he needs to improve, for sure. He's still young. But he's a great player. Not elite, but great.
     
  36. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    He's more productive than them. He had the second highest PER of all PF's last season.

    They are better defensively, I agree. But by how much?
     
  37. Mainge

    Mainge Season Ticket Holder

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    Enough to make up the small difference in an imperfect stat.
     
  38. Anonymous

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    Maybe. You could be right but I'm not so sure about that. Is Dirk's defense so much better than Griffin's that you rank him ahead?
     
  39. Clipse

    Clipse mediocrity sucks

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    Blake can't do anything but dunk and yet still averages 21/11 on 55% shooting. Let's not be ridiculous, he's far from mediocre.
     
  40. Anonymous

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    I agree, which was my original point not the rankings debate.
     

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