Thread: NBA Playoffs

LeglizHemp - 4/16/2018 at 05:33 AM

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2018/04/15/doy el-once-left-dead-pacers-secret-no-more-nba-playoffs-2018/512764002/?from=n ew-cookie


jszfunk - 4/16/2018 at 11:14 AM

I hope the Pacers win this series, but it will be tough. Looked good in game one and taking one on the road is definitely a plus . They should only have one day off, stretching this out till Wednesday is a bit much in my opinion.


dadof2 - 4/16/2018 at 12:43 PM

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LeglizHemp - 4/16/2018 at 08:55 PM

I knew it was somewhere, thanks dad


Stephen - 11/16/2018 at 03:40 PM

just thought I'd segue here into the 2018-19 season -- Melo, holy heck -- great athlete, great player, a 6-9 scoring machine, likeable guy & can't find his place in the league

Melo's next stop ought 2 b NO -- mayb he could work w/AD to similar effect as DeM Cousins did -- or mayb Spurs, Aldridge could use scoring help

it's just amazing a player of his hi-profile caliber who's been a league leader etc mayb the game has passed Melo by, he was very good w/those Denver teams, I was on their bandwagon
well said, PCBob


[Edited on 11/16/2018 by Stephen]


porkchopbob - 11/16/2018 at 03:50 PM

Melo has had an odd career. He fit well in Denver for years, until George Karl left his usual dumpster fire. I get the allure of the Knicks and NYC (especially Melo being a Brooklyn-born guy), but no one will find success there until the ongoing disaster that is Jim Dolan is gone. Those were wasted basketball years. He's only 34, just a year older than Lebron, so hopefully he still has some great years left. Not surprised Houston didn't work out, between Harden and D'Antoni. He can still start, but maybe he's best as a role player. He'll find a home.


Stephen - 11/16/2018 at 03:59 PM

now it's the Big Three, in Phil-ee, not so fast tho -- it may not be as automatic as they think -- MN 2-0 so far w/Saric & Covington -- meantime what happens to Markelle's minutes -- a balance was upset by the arrival of a talented-but-tainted player, Jimmy, so school is out -- & yes they could pull away fast too

Crystal ball says LAL-GSW, & Celts-Bucks in conf finals -- the addition of Tyson Chandler I think will be big for Lakiz, altho Rondo now out w/hand injury -- Warriors are top dogs, What A Team (Green was a major no-show last night tho) -- they could morph from monsters to monstrous altogether as DeMarcus integrates into their scheme -- back the end of year Rob?

Long season, & that's where our depth will prove out -- Daniel Theis is just getting back, he & Aron Baynes are as key as Kyrie is -- fun season-long battle w/6iz & Tor, We Have An Awesome Team!


jszfunk - 11/17/2018 at 01:49 AM

quote:
just thought I'd segue here into the 2018-19 season -- Melo, holy heck -- great athlete, great player, a 6-9 scoring machine, likeable guy & can't find his place in the league

Melo's next stop ought 2 b NO -- mayb he could work w/AD to similar effect as DeM Cousins did -- or mayb Spurs, Aldridge could use scoring help

it's just amazing a player of his hi-profile caliber who's been a league leader etc mayb the game has passed Melo by, he was very good w/those Denver teams, I was on their bandwagon
well said, PCBob


[Edited on 11/16/2018 by Stephen]


HUh? I must have watched a different player. One dimensional, offense only not much of a team player. His offensive skills has slid and not much to offer more than that so no value there. Overrated as a great player. When I think of significant players in basketball they have more to contribute than what he did. Not trying to down play his ability to score, but that's all he had he had to offer, and it takes more than that to lead teams to championships.

[Edited on 11/17/2018 by jszfunk]


[Edited on 11/17/2018 by jszfunk]


Stephen - 11/17/2018 at 01:12 PM

all he's done is average better than 20 ppg up until 2 years ago -- his forte is scoring, that shouldn't make him crummy -- a 10-time All Star -- just the whole mystery of why he's anathema (?) to winning

would like to see him finish out in Brooklyn, they have no front-line 'big star' or whatever, they're not doing so well, he's from there & would help w/attendance etc -- if they said Melo, welcome home, you're our guy -- in that scenario he could return to his 20+ ppg average, whether Bklyn wins or loses -- no one would expect them to do much, but that's not really what it's about now for Melo anyway -- it's all good

Kyrie was simply from another planet last night -- an epic game by every account -- Tor is the real sh!t this year, & on the sheet too -- 6iz won debut of Jimmy Butler -- fun hoops this year, Celts & Paciz tied

[Edited on 11/24/2018 by Stephen]


Stephen - 11/24/2018 at 02:47 PM

of course not every game is like that, but really hope coach stays w/Gordon off the bench (22 minutes, 11 pts, 5 reb, 4 assists) & stays w/starting Aron (23 min. 16 pts, 9 reb) -- was real good to see Semi get good minutes -- he & Robert Williams IMO are starter-caliber players

What about forgotten NY Knicks hero Jeremy Lin -- 19 pts, 10 assists, 5 reb, 3 steals
we're far from outta the woods -- however, the problem to be solved continues to be pleasant

Phila Big 3, also Redick, had 22-24 pts last night -- they still lost at home to an easy opponent, Cleve -- just like we puked that one up to NY at home -- we gotta catch Philly -- let's go Celts

[Edited on 11/24/2018 by Stephen]


Stephen - 12/5/2018 at 05:10 PM

Last year's "scapular imbalance" has become this year's thoracic outlet syndrome for Markelle Fultz -- the same malady that shut down Tyler Thornburg for 1 1/2 years

Markelle's injuries are/have been non basketball related, except for the fact that his agent shut him down when McConnell started getting more minutes, & when Butler arrived

He's had every exam known to mankind -- article said he's been to 10 specialists for exams in recent weeks, & that his diagnosis "was not something the 76ers medical staff was able to identify" -- this was also the case with last year's scapular imbalance, & further the case when we traded out of the top pick, and, article says "the Celtics never identified a shoulder issue when they evaluated him"

Markelle has discovered he's not yet ready for pro ball, it's caused an internal panic & instilled doubt in his head -- his agent is looking desperately for a medical reason for this, but it's pretty obvious that this is another bad-luck pick for Phila, a la previous "process" picks Michael Carter Williams and Nerlens Noel

it's gotta be tough, going from being a great college player, to being unable to lift your arms over your head to shoot a jumper (according to article) -- this IMO could be Gehrig-esque in its implications & hopefully his treatments go well

they're playing well -- process picks Embiid & Simmons have proved out & it'll be all we can do to keep pace w/them & Tor -- we'll be on their heels by the All Star break -- let's go Celts


[Edited on 12/6/2018 by Stephen]


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