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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    dlinfiniti wrote:
    shit, we just lost gilbert to a groin injury, one more cut left to go...
    Fuck it -- I still say cut Hinrich. That dude is a bum.

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    dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    lol, i have a feeling bruce bowen will be next

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    dlinfiniti wrote:
    lol, i have a feeling bruce bowen will be next
    I don't really like Bruce Bowen, but I still have to respect him for this:

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    Yes, that's Wally Szczerbiak, and yes, that's a foul.

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    dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    poor wally, first he has to play with an angry kg and now this, that guy never gets his comeuppance

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Wally is a pretty tough guy.

    I'm glad to have him on the C's.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Wally is a pretty tough guy.

    I'm glad to have him on the C's.
    When he gives someone a running jump kick to the face, get back at me.

    Until then, Bruce Bowen is crazy gully.

    And for the Record, Wally is a wack-ass, one-dimensional jump-shooter. The T-Wolves are better for being rid of him.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    But they had to pick up Mark Blount to get him.

    Therefore, they lose, big time.

    The only reason that Wally was one dimensional player in Minny is because he was playing with KG. Every possession is the same there, feed KG, let the shooter stand outside incase KG gets triple teamed. After he got here he gave an interview talking about how thrilled he was to be able to do something different.

    Yeah he makes more money than he should, but he's better than most people give him credit for.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    But they had to pick up Mark Blount to get him.

    Therefore, they lose, big time.

    The only reason that Wally was one dimensional player in Minny is because he was playing with KG. Every possession is the same there, feed KG, let the shooter stand outside incase KG gets triple teamed. After he got here he gave an interview talking about how thrilled he was to be able to do something different.
    Mark Blount sucks, we can all agree on that, but Ricky Davis>>>Wally. I don't care if Wally says he can do more than jumpshoot, I've watched him play and all he can do is jumpshoot.

    As a matter of fact, his ppg dropped from 20.1 to 17.5, in roughly the same number of games and the same mpg once he arrived in Boston. Just because a jock thinks he can do more than shoot jumpshots doesn't mean he can really do more than shoot jumpshots. That dude is the DEFINITION of one-dimensional, for real.

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    SheriffSheriff Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Lithuania was ranked fourth in FIBA's world rankings. Is the US team as good as advertised, or is Lithuania, well, not? Carmelo and Co. have looked pretty good so far, but I'm not convinced that the teams they've played so far have had everyone on the floor, and I think there was a good bit of sandbagging going on.

    I love K, but if there's one constant theme to his career, it's that he wins when he's not supposed to, and his teams fall short when they're the favorite and they have the horses to run teams off the floor. For reference, see the '91 and '01 Duke title teams, and the '98, '02, and '06 teams. I wouldn't go so far as to brand him as a choker, because I hate that term and I don't really think it fits, but I won't be shocked if some one surprises them in a semifinal or gold medal game between here and Beijing.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited August 2006
    I just switched to ESPN, USA is playing Korea, late in the 4th, and leading 107-56. Ouchy.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Bowen got cut. Team's all set now.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Bowen got cut. Team's all set now.
    BOO -- I wanted Hinrich's slow ass going home.

    Anyway, I bet the theory that Bowen was brought in and kept around largely to push guys in practice is a pretty accurate one. Hopefully losing his character and grit won't really show come tournament time.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    By "character" you mean "dirty play," right?

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Wait until about the 1:05 mark, then witness.

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    Warder45Warder45 Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    So where are people watching the games? It sounds like ESPN has been covering some of the USA Games. What about some of the other international games? Any online sites?

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Warriors fired Mike Montgomery (good -- took a while doing it) and hired Don Nelson.


    Uhhh ... that's all I'm going to say about it for now.

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    davdav55davdav55 Registered User new member
    edited August 2006
    I guess Don Nelson is another one of those types who just can't stop coaching. He hands over Dallas to Avery, then he turns around to coach Golden State. Montgomery was terrible though, so it is an upgrade. However, the Warriors are still lacking in talent, and they also lack a competent GM (See: Dunleavy Jr., Adonal Foyle's huge contract, and Derek Fisher, who had such a bad contract he was traded for other guys to get cap space more quickly) But I'm sure the money Don will be making will keep him warm at night.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited August 2006
    Anybody else watching USA-Germany? It's the middle of the second quarter, and the game is tied. Score and play-wise.

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    BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    davdav55 wrote:
    I guess Don Nelson is another one of those types who just can't stop coaching. He hands over Dallas to Avery, then he turns around to coach Golden State. Montgomery was terrible though, so it is an upgrade. However, the Warriors are still lacking in talent, and they also lack a competent GM (See: Dunleavy Jr., Adonal Foyle's huge contract, and Derek Fisher, who had such a bad contract he was traded for other guys to get cap space more quickly) But I'm sure the money Don will be making will keep him warm at night.

    They won't be lacking a competent GM if Mullin turns over just 51% of the player personnel control to Nelson.

    I think you're shortselling the GS roster a little - they're close enough in talent to the Lakers or Kings. Baron Davis is still a top-5 talent at the PG position, but needs to play harder and smarter. Dropping a few pounds would help those legs stay healthy too. J Rich is an emerging star. Pound for pound the Warriors backcourt is probably the most talented duo in the league.

    This is still a team that had people thinking playoffs going into last year. They just need to recapture some of that.

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    davdav55davdav55 Registered User new member
    edited August 2006
    Elkamil wrote:
    Anybody else watching USA-Germany? It's the middle of the second quarter, and the game is tied. Score and play-wise.

    I ended up watching most of the game. Final score was USA:85 Germany:65
    Germany played over their heads for most the game too. Despite the final score USA looked pretty bad there. I still feel good about their chances of winning the whole thing though. Spain or Argentina will be trouble though....

    BubbaT wrote:
    They won't be lacking a competent GM if Mullin turns over just 51% of the player personnel control to Nelson.

    I think you're shortselling the GS roster a little - they're close enough in talent to the Lakers or Kings. Baron Davis is still a top-5 talent at the PG position, but needs to play harder and smarter. Dropping a few pounds would help those legs stay healthy too. J Rich is an emerging star. Pound for pound the Warriors backcourt is probably the most talented duo in the league.
    This is still a team that had people thinking playoffs going into last year. They just need to recapture some of that.

    The thing about the warriors (and I live in the area, so I've seen plenty of warrior games. I'm a kings fan myself though) is that for years their roster has looked pretty good. Then the season starts and they can't even win 40 games. I think the proper term here is underachiever. Don is a good coach though, I think he can turn it around.
    The first thing he should do is stop Baron Davis from walking up the court and hoisting a three. Made me cringe every time. You're a point guard, initiate the damn offense! Don't be a Stephon Marbury.
    And I hope Don takes over GM duties, for the Warriors sake. Mullin gets credit for trading for Baron Davis, but Foyle gets 9-10 million for 4pts, 4rebs and maybe 2 blocks. Dunleavy Jr. should have been let go, he's not that good and he's certainly wildly overpaid. He's supposed to be the long range specialist but he shoots under 30% from 3.
    I like Troy Murphy, he's always good for 15 and 10. Richardson is an excellent player who doesn't get much play from the national scene. The bench is decent with Diogu and Biedrins in the frontcourt, not much backcourt help though unless Ellis develops.
    Anyway, the short version is I think they are still outside of the playoffs unless something is done about Dunleavy and Foyle.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    davdav55 wrote:
    The thing about the warriors (and I live in the area, so I've seen plenty of warrior games. I'm a kings fan myself though) is that for years their roster has looked pretty good. Then the season starts and they can't even win 40 games. I think the proper term here is underachiever. Don is a good coach though, I think he can turn it around.
    The first thing he should do is stop Baron Davis from walking up the court and hoisting a three. Made me cringe every time. You're a point guard, initiate the damn offense! Don't be a Stephon Marbury.
    And I hope Don takes over GM duties, for the Warriors sake. Mullin gets credit for trading for Baron Davis, but Foyle gets 9-10 million for 4pts, 4rebs and maybe 2 blocks. Dunleavy Jr. should have been let go, he's not that good and he's certainly wildly overpaid. He's supposed to be the long range specialist but he shoots under 30% from 3.
    I like Troy Murphy, he's always good for 15 and 10. Richardson is an excellent player who doesn't get much play from the national scene. The bench is decent with Diogu and Biedrins in the frontcourt, not much backcourt help though unless Ellis develops.
    Anyway, the short version is I think they are still outside of the playoffs unless something is done about Dunleavy and Foyle.
    Lies. All lies.

    First of all, Derek Fisher being overpaid is a GODDAMN MYTH. He made $5M last year -- $5M for the first guy off the bench, an intangible locker room leader, a big shot maker, a guy who can spell the one and the two, who put up something like 13 pts and close to 4 asts or something. $5M is a goddamn bargain. Anybody who says Fisher is overpaid is at best misinformed, and at worst just a plain ol' idiot.

    Second, Troy Murphy is perhaps a bigger detriment to this team than Mike Dunleavy, because his defense is among the worst in the NBA and we have a young Ike Diogu who will hopefully be eating considerably into his minutes soon, anyway. Trading Troy Murphy would be a god-send. Dunleavy -- meh, he's overpaid, but it's not a team-wrecker just yet.

    AND JESUS CHRIST DON NELSON IS NEVER ALLOWED TO SNIFF GM DUTIES IN GOLDEN STATE EVER AGAIN. EVER. NEVER EVER EVER. NEVER AGAIN. LIKE, NEVER EVER EVER EVER.

    Do you realize what our roster was last time Don Nelson was GM, right before he destroyed it, ripped it to pieces, and threw the franchise into the 12+ year funk that it's currently in? We had Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin, Chris Webber, Latrell Sprewell, and Billy Owens. Don Nelson fucking destroyed that. He is NEVER allowed to make personnel decisions for Golden State anymore. Never.

    One of the reasons his shit ceased to stink in Dallas is because Mark Cuban bank-rolled his eccentricities. I'm slowly becoming semi-okay with him behind the bench, but JESUS don't let him GM.

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    BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    celery77 wrote:
    AND JESUS CHRIST DON NELSON IS NEVER ALLOWED TO SNIFF GM DUTIES IN GOLDEN STATE EVER AGAIN. EVER. NEVER EVER EVER. NEVER AGAIN. LIKE, NEVER EVER EVER EVER.

    Do you realize what our roster was last time Don Nelson was GM, right before he destroyed it, ripped it to pieces, and threw the franchise into the 12+ year funk that it's currently in? We had Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin, Chris Webber, Latrell Sprewell, and Billy Owens. Don Nelson fucking destroyed that. He is NEVER allowed to make personnel decisions for Golden State anymore. Never.

    One of the reasons his shit ceased to stink in Dallas is because Mark Cuban bank-rolled his eccentricities. I'm slowly becoming semi-okay with him behind the bench, but JESUS don't let him GM.

    And who built that roster? Nelson brought every one of those players to Oakland except Mullin.

    In the 7 drafts Nelson oversaw as Warriors Executive VP/GM, the Warriors had 9 first round picks. 6 of those picks - Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Hill, Gatling, Sprewell, Penny Hardaway (Webber) - became NBA All Stars.

    In the 11 years since Nelson left the Warriors have had 11 first round picks. 1 of those - Carter (Jamison) - became an NBA All Star. They've also had 1 second round pick become an All Star in Arenas.

    The Warriors' record and number of playoff appearances under Nelson and after Nelson is similarly lopsided. I would think Warriors fans would be screaming for Nellie to take over.

    The year after Nelson left, the Warriors still had Sprewell, Hardaway, Mullin, BJ Armstrong, Rony Seikaly, Chris Gatling, Donyell Marshall, and had added Joe Smith. There was still plenty left on the cupboard. They still had talent equal or better than Philly, Detroit, or the LA Clippers.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Warriors have obviously fucked up post-Nelson. Everyone knows that. But Nelson began the slide and then left a sinking ship. I don't fucking care if he put Run-TMC together, he's NOT allowed to fucking GM in Oakland anymore.

    No.

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    BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    I think GS should follow Dallas' example. Let Nelson build up the team, then replace him before he has a chance to mess it up, or as soon as he shows the first hint of stalling or backsliding.

    Nelson's greatest weakness is his impatience - he's constantly tinkering. He took the Mavs to the Conference Finals one year and by the next he had completely changed the team, shipping out Van Exel and LaFrentz and bringing in Jamison and Walker. The team backslid a little, failed to make the Conference Finals, and that's when you started to see Avery Johnson really be groomed to take over the team.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    BubbaT wrote:
    I think GS should follow Dallas' example. Let Nelson build up the team, then replace him before he has a chance to mess it up, or as soon as he shows the first hint of stalling or backsliding.

    Nelson's greatest weakness is his impatience - he's constantly tinkering. He took the Mavs to the Conference Finals one year and by the next he had completely changed the team, shipping out Van Exel and LaFrentz and bringing in Jamison and Walker. The team backslid a little, failed to make the Conference Finals, and that's when you started to see Avery Johnson really be groomed to take over the team.
    The thing is he had Cuban to back all his madcap schemes. The Warriors can't do that. We can't take on Keith Van Horn to be a bench player. We can't hand out whatever god-awful contract Nelly handed out to Shawn Bradley. We can't just sign, extend, and burn through players at our whim.

    Nelson just shouldn't GM at ALL here, period. His coaching strategies might work with our roster, but his ego needs to stay the fuck in check. If he has a falling out with Baron, which is basically inevitable at this point, we better not just unload Baron. Nelly's going to have to learn to work with the talent he has and just stuff his fucking ego.

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    Ownage JonesOwnage Jones Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    I plan to watch Golden State games this year and laugh my ass off. 32-50.

    And talent along doesn't cut it, the Lakers have Kobe, who by himself can get get you 25-30 games. Cleveland has LeBron, 50 wins. You need the guy who's willing to say "Fuck it. I'm winning this goddamn game. Give me the rock and stay the hell out of my way."

    Quite a few teams don't have that, but Golden State has air, period. Them making anything other than a trip to the lottery is a lucid dream.

    The West Coast playoffs teams (barring injury, no order):

    Mavs
    Spurs
    Lakers
    Suns
    Rockets
    NO
    Kings
    Clippers

    Everyone else will be watching in HD.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Jazz have maybe the best front line in the NBA right now.

    They were playing awesome once they had all three guys playing last year. Barring injury, I don't see them missing the playoffs.

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    BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    I plan to watch Golden State games this year and laugh my ass off. 32-50.

    And talent along doesn't cut it, the Lakers have Kobe, who by himself can get get you 25-30 games. Cleveland has LeBron, 50 wins. You need the guy who's willing to say "Fuck it. I'm winning this goddamn game. Give me the rock and stay the hell out of my way."

    Quite a few teams don't have that, but Golden State has air, period. Them making anything other than a trip to the lottery is a lucid dream.

    The West Coast playoffs teams (barring injury, no order):

    Mavs
    Spurs
    Lakers
    Suns
    Rockets
    NO
    Kings
    Clippers

    Everyone else will be watching in HD.

    NO almost made a the playoffs last year despite being vastly under-talented. Golden State this year has more talent than NO did last year.

    For all the talent and takeover ability he has, Kobe was sitting home in May in between Phil Jackson tenures. GS has talent - now they've added a coach with an idea of how to exploit it. That doesn't make them favorites to finish 8th, but they have a better shot going into this year than NO or the Lakers did going into last year.

    "Barring injury" conveniently glosses over Tmac's chronic back problems. Sacramento has a good shot if you also include a "Barring insanity" clause to cover Ron Ron.

    There are 8 solid teams you listed there, but no one's running away with the 7 and 8 seeds in the West. Unless you think Denver, Memphis and Utah are all going to just roll over and die. You might even find KG's boys there with the additions of James and Foye.

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    Ownage JonesOwnage Jones Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    BubbaT wrote:
    I plan to watch Golden State games this year and laugh my ass off. 32-50.

    And talent along doesn't cut it, the Lakers have Kobe, who by himself can get get you 25-30 games. Cleveland has LeBron, 50 wins. You need the guy who's willing to say "Fuck it. I'm winning this goddamn game. Give me the rock and stay the hell out of my way."

    Quite a few teams don't have that, but Golden State has air, period. Them making anything other than a trip to the lottery is a lucid dream.

    The West Coast playoffs teams (barring injury, no order):

    Mavs
    Spurs
    Lakers
    Suns
    Rockets
    NO
    Kings
    Clippers

    Everyone else will be watching in HD.

    NO almost made a the playoffs last year despite being vastly under-talented. Golden State this year has more talent than NO did last year.

    For all the talent and takeover ability he has, Kobe was sitting home in May in between Phil Jackson tenures. GS has talent - now they've added a coach with an idea of how to exploit it. That doesn't make them favorites to finish 8th, but they have a better shot going into this year than NO or the Lakers did going into last year.

    "Barring injury" conveniently glosses over Tmac's chronic back problems. Sacramento has a good shot if you also include a "Barring insanity" clause to cover Ron Ron.

    There are 8 solid teams you listed there, but no one's running away with the 7 and 8 seeds in the West. Unless you think Denver, Memphis and Utah are all going to just roll over and die. You might even find KG's boys there with the additions of James and Foye.

    Actually, until Kobe got injured for 2 weeks, the Lakers were the 6th seed in 04-05.

    I'm saying don't get your hopes up. Golden State ain't doing shit.

    Kings are listed in there already. Memphis I could see, Denver? No idea. They're a wild card. Utah? Outside shot.

    Can't wait till the season starts...!

    And the US plays at 3:30am Eastern. So Midnightish for me. Down the road, Argentina looks good, but I have faith.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    BubbaT wrote:
    There are 8 solid teams you listed there, but no one's running away with the 7 and 8 seeds in the West. Unless you think Denver, Memphis and Utah are all going to just roll over and die. You might even find KG's boys there with the additions of James and Foye.
    Jesus -- I didn't even notice that he had left Denver off. Yeah, you're crazy for leaving Denver off. Denver is going.

    The West is so goddamned stacked, I doubt many people are going to be able to make the right prediction. Utah is good, and the Derek Fisher pick up really helps, espcially because it will take pressure off Deronn Williams and just let him play and develop. Minnesota has a shot. Mike James is a talented player, it's just a question whether he can actually fit his talents into an offense or not. Memphis is the easiest pick to miss, but I've heard some people say Rudy Gay is one of the best players from this draft. And really, GS's roster fits Nelly's style, if nothing else, so we shouldn't write them off just yet, especially with a young front-court that only stands to improve.

    The West is loaded.

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    gundam470gundam470 Drunk Gorilla CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Anybody watching the game?? Where's the motherfucking defense?


    D:

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2006
    It's too late for it now.

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    gundam470gundam470 Drunk Gorilla CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Elkamil wrote:
    It's too late for it now.

    what the fuck was that 'melo??

    this might stir up some controversy, but goddamn would Kobe have helped in a game like this

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    davdav55davdav55 Registered User new member
    edited September 2006
    Greece-USA? Ugh.
    You know what would have really helped? If anyone on Team USA knew how to defend a pick and roll. Or defend at all. Whatever. That's just terrible. Sheridan will have a field day with this.

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    Ownage JonesOwnage Jones Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Well, that didn't at all go as planned did it?

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    DynagripDynagrip Break me a million hearts HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2006
    I liked this headline


    Hellas good: Greeks score big fat upset of USA

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    SheriffSheriff Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Here's my argument against Americans giving a shit about international basketball. An analogy: Let's say I play Doyle Brunson heads-up in hold 'em. If we play ten games with a slow blind structure, he will win at least eight. He's that much better than me. He plays against the best players in the world on a daily basis, and a slow structure takes a lot of the luck out of the game. He can take a bad beat or make one bad play and still murder my ass.

    Now say we play the same ten games with a much faster blind structure. He will likely still beat me a majority of the games, but the blinds will make luck a much larger factor, which benefits the less-skilled player, namely me. I have a much better shot in this game. He isn't used to playing lesser players like me in an unfamiliar setup, and much of his skill and experience is negated.

    Let's change the game further. Say Dolly plays me one game with a fast blind structure. Instead of being positively mediocre, now I'm actually quite decent. He's still by far the better player, but given the constraints of the game, a one-and-done match where luck will play a huge role, is he really that much of a favorite?

    The NBA is where the best players in the world make their living. They play a 48-minute game nine months out of the year. The playoffs are best-of-seven affairs which allow for more play for the best team to prove itself. This is totally antithetical to the game FIBA plays. You spend a couple weeks in pool play, then brave the perils of the knockout round. The rules range from slightly to mildly to wildly different from the game we play at home.

    Is it any wonder the world has caught up to us? They play this game year round. At one time, we had so much more skill compared to the rest of the world that the rule and structure differences didn't matter as much. They've obviously gotten much better, and they're better suited to playing this different brand of basketball than the US is. Yes, you have Yao and Pau Gasol and Dirk, foreign players who have to make the same adjustment, but they've been playing FIBA ball their whole lives, not for two months at a time every other year.

    So yeah, I kinda called the US loss a page or two and a couple weeks ago, but I don't have any of the rage or shame that some of the pundits have expressed over the loss to the Greeks. It's still our game, but on the international stage it's almost as if we're playing it as relayed to us through an interpreter who is a bit hard of hearing.

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    BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    So Pau Gasol is slated to be out for 4 months because of the foot he fractured in the FIBA WCs. That translates to him returning around mid-late December at the earliest and basically eliminates the Grizzlies from the playoff chase. There's no way Memphis climbs out of a 30-40 game hole and still outpaces Utah, Houston, etc.

    I'm sure Mark Cuban is feeling vindicated right now at watching a franchise's season ruined due to international play in the off season. Memphis, meanwhile, has to worry about their franchise player's health, as he's suffered numerous foot injuries in his career.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    http://www.nba.com/hotzones/popup.html

    Awesome little application, you can see who can shoot from where.

    Check out how bad Wade sucks.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    http://www.nba.com/hotzones/popup.html

    Awesome little application, you can see who can shoot from where.

    Check out how bad Wade sucks.
    Wait, are you kidding? That proves what a great player Wade is, because he knows his limitations and chooses to only shoot from the areas where he has a high percentage.

    Check out Sam Cassell, notice that he shoots roughly 3x as many shots when going to his left hand.

    Check out Jason Richardson's 3FGs, notice he has two spots on either side of the basket he obviously favors.

    Look at Bruce Bowen, check out his absolute addiction to corner 3FGs.

    And on and on.

    Every player has their preferences. Wade is amazing because he knows to stick to his strengths and makes great decisions. Good players don't shoot from everywhere, they shoot from where they'll make it. The final FG% is all that really counts, and Wade easily has that.

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