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***Thee Official 2019-2020 NBA Thread***

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by GARDENHEAD, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    It's all good. We'll take Zion from you guys in 4 years. You know you guys can't hold on to good players for long.:tongue2::2guns:
     
  2. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    That kinda comment no longer stings: in today's NBA, no team can hold onto good players for very long.

    Also, please tell me this: when was the last time the Houston Rockets landed a big-time free agent (if you say Eric Gordon, I will laugh at you)?
     
  3. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    (2017) Chris Paul was essentially a free agent coming to the Rockets. He was going to opt out of his final contract year with LA. He opted into his final contract year with the Clippers ONLY after the Harden recruited him. He had to fit under our cap space.

    But, if you don't like that answer...Dwight would be the last big free agent we signed. (2013)
     
  4. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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  5. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Okay, I'll grant you the CP3 one.
     
  6. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    I could see him leaving New Orleans regardless of how successful they are. New Orleans is awesome but a small city is going to have a hard time keeping a huge star that has his choice of any major city in America to play and live in.

    With that said l, I doubt he would go to Houston. It’s not necessarily an iconic city.
     
  7. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm not gonna get uptight about Zion's stay in New Orleans. I wasn't mad at AD (initially) for wanting to leave. Our front office was garbage. However, we now have a fantastic front office with EVP of Basketball David Griffin and GM Trajan Langdon. We also stole from Phoenix, Aaron Nelson, the preeminent sports medicine guy. We have pretty much all the Lakers' first round picks for the next few years. If they crash and burn (which I expect), those picks could be supremely valuable.

    The Pelicans are set up for long-term stability and success. If Zion wants to leave for a big market, that's his prerogative. But he'll be here for the next 5 years for sure, most likely 7. I'm good with that.
     
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  8. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Miami just went into Milwaukee and overcame a 21 point deficit to beat the top team in the east..without Jimmy Butler.
     
  9. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Pelicans almost beat the Rockets, on the road, with no Zion or Jrue. We’re 0-3, but I’m feeling good about this squad.

    And Brandon Ingram is way more of an alpha dog than AD ever will be.
     
  10. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    Both Harden and Gordon are shooting below 30% thru our 2 games. They are shooting below 20% from three. They have both been awful. These should've been 2 blowout wins by the Rockets if Harden and Gordon stop playing like bums.

    Shout out to Westbrook though. I cannot believe he has been our best player thru 2 games. He is carrying this team. Harden needs to get his s**t together. This is embarrassing having close games with the Pelicans.
     
  11. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn’t be that surprising that Westbrook is your best player through 2 games....since Westbrook IS your best player.

    He was the alpha over James in OKC, and he will be in Houston too.
     
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  12. Vertical Limit

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    Kendrick Nunn guys... how did he go undrafted?
     
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  13. AGuyNamedAlex

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    I'm liking our start but I need to see the team

    A: Not go down 21
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  14. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Going to the game tonight: Warriors at Pelicans. Hopefully yesterday's drubbing won't put some fire in their bellies. We need a win. I think we will win. Our second unit is really strong. Their second unit is guys none of us have even heard of!
     
  15. Vertical Limit

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    Something tells me some team is going to overpay dwight howard one last time next offseason.. hes having one hell of a season so far and looks like hes in excellent shape.. all this while on a prove it deal.. wont shock me if he gets 4 years 80 million after this season..
     
  16. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    You actually had me with this. When I hit the "clean the swimming pool" part, I thought wait a minute, could it possibly be the same dude, except he's just such a dumb-ss he forgot that he already gave me the same speech about quarterbacks? And then I got through the end and FINALLY my sarcasm radar went off. LOL.

    Very nice work.
     
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  17. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    I think I saw on reddit he had a DV case. I haven’t read any details though.
     
  18. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Bro I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that, especially the nude part lmao. Dude made a legendary copypasta.
     
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  19. phinswolverinesrockets

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    It's not pretty, but we're winning...lol.
     
  20. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    Honestly, it seems like PJ Tucker is the alpha, but I don't care who the alpha is as long as we win. Harden is still averaging 30+ ppg. Westbrook is still averaging a triple double. Hopefully, it continues to lead to winning.
     
  21. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    I just like seeing those 2 together again. The west is gonna be must watch in the playoffs.
     
  22. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    I love what Westbrook said after the game...Stevens is a real good friend, but on the court the only friend he has is Spalding.
     
  23. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The Dolphins went 0-7 to a the same night the Pelicans went 0-4. I'm lots of sad.
     
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  24. Vertical Limit

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    Tyler Herro needs to make his free throws.. he needs to be an 87% guy on the stripe.. them misses are brutal
     
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  25. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    He does have 24 points tho. This Heat team is nuts.
     
  26. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Hey remember when I said Tyler Herro was good around draft time when Heat fans were in a panic....you’re welcome.
     
  27. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    The Heat may wind up in ECF this year. So deep.
     
  28. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    The Hawks close out defense on the perimeter was quite pathetic tonight to say the least. So many shooting fouls behind the line. I wanted to see us play a full game against Trae to see how we fared. Looks like we arent going to see that on Thursday as Trae will be out with an ankle sprain for a few games
     
  29. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering when you were gonna hit us with that! Lol. I was one of those haters but then I went and watched his HS tape and fell in love with his game.
     
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  30. BevoPhin

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    Dragic is so important to this team, thank God that trade didn’t go through.

    We already know Herro is a HOF lock but I’m wondering how good Nunn can be. I’m thinking very.
     
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  31. Boik14

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    Lol probably won’t be the last time #SorryNotSorry :tongue2:

    He can shoot it and with good coaching he could be an all star eventually imo.
     
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  32. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    I'll take these early season wins.. If every superstar was injured before Heat games I'd be happy
     
  33. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    Nunn has a little bit of that Wade swagger.

    He can finish and he can shoot. Now he needs to be more careful with the ball and his intensity needs to pick up on defense. I saw him slacking a few times on defense and he also made a few lazy passes. Spo will beat that mentality in to him so I'm not worried.
     
  34. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    Imagine waking up today a Knicks or Bulls fan. Years of ineptitude and Miami pulls of someone like Nunn again and Herro looks like the real deal. It's almost comical.
     
  35. ckparrothead

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    I think it's impressive how Nunn never struggles for very long. Like he might have an off half but he's going to be hitting shots in the second half, and he's going to keep trying. It was that way in Summer League and Preseason as well.
     
  36. ckparrothead

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    I think he's especially good ball handling in the open, in transition, dealing with aggressive defenders.

    When he tries to penetrate the paint when it's full of bodies and arms, that's where he can get into trouble with turnovers. He needs to watch for that because he's just not very big.

    As for the passing thing, that seemed systemic as even guys like Butler and Dragic were struggling with it, while the Hawks had gone to trap defense. Basically it was the first time the Heat had seen that sort of defense this year, and they handled it very poorly all the way around. Let's see what happens after 30 more games, though.
     
  37. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    I'm glad to be watching the Heat again after laying off the last 4 or 5 years. This team reminds me a bit of the Wade rookie 2003 team.
     
  38. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    I’ts almost as if he isn’t a rookie. I’m never too nervous with him on the floor.

    You gotta also love what you’re seeing out of your boy Silva.
     
  39. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    I wish the Heat scouts could drive over to Davie and scout for the dolphins.
     
  40. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    LMAO.. Riley may have better results with the Dolphins than Grier :D
     

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