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NBA 2017/18

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by dmishra, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. dmishra

    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    Stacked draft coming up in 2018. Mavs will be getting a top 3 pick - one of Ayton, Porter, Doncic, Bagley, Bamba. Which should be a great piece to add next to Dennis Smith Jr and Barnes.

    Mavs should be back in the playoffs hunt by 2019-20.

    Similar trajectory hopefully for the Suns as well.
     
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    Duke is absolutely stacked this year. Marvin Bagley, Wendell Carter, Gary Trent Jr, Grayson Allen and Trevon Duval should ALL be first round picks in 2018. I can see at least 3 of them going in the lottery as well.

    Should be massive favourites for the college championship.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Administrator Administrator

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    I love your optimism mate ... :)
     
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    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    Celtics on an absolute roll. 14 wins on the trot, and just beat the Warriors today holding them to 88 points.

    Team defense is outstanding. Have to credit Brad Stevens - looks like he's a really special coach in the making.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Yeah, there seems to be a widespread acknowledgement that he's a great coach.
    The front office have to take some credit too - they hired him and were questioned for doing so. And right now trading the no.1 pick is looking very smart, as is the trade for Kyrie.

    Kyrie is a different player and seems to have really responded to Stevens.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Karl Hungus Making America Great Again. Member

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    finally westbrook got one over KD ... finally ... fucking hate KD ...
     
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    and LOVE Carmelo's reaction!
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Curry moves to 8th on the all time 3pts list

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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Damn he's played like half the games the others have.
     
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    Incredible, but different era - everyone chucks up 3s now. It's like comparing today's QB #s to those of the 80s and early 90s
     
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    Yeah, I think that entire top 10 might change in the next 5-6 years.
     
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    At the rate he's going he's gonna shatter Ray Allen's record.
     
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    The top two picks in the draft are not looking great right now.

    Fultz - shoulder injury / got the yips. No date for his return.

    Lonzo - 8.7 points a game. 50% from the free throw line, 31% FG% and 25% from 3. He's a bad shooter so far.

    Mitchell is looking like a steal at 13 right now and Tatum might have been the best player in the draft.
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Dikembe approves

     
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    Fucking Durant gets a triple-double last night with both Draymond and Curry out injured and of course the media is creaming themselves this morning talking about how this cements him as the best player in the league and blah blah blah.

    They failed to mention this spirited performance came against the sorry ass Hornets.

    Makes me sick.
     
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    It's way too early to say that. Plenty of draft picks have good first years, and then fall off the cliff. Michael Carter-Williams is a recent example. Several players don't come into their own till after about 3-4 years in the league. Giannis is a prime example.

    I like Mitchell, but he was a college sophomore, and is older than some of the players from even the 2015 draft. Not surprised that he's contributing off the bat. Physically, he's just far more ready for the NBA.

    Then there are the likes of Kuzma and Markannen who're doing really well at the moment. But I just don't see them as having very high ceilings.

    Tatum I agree is someone who looks very good, and will continue to get better. But there will be players like Fox and Jackson, who I expect will make significant strides over the next 2-3 years. Re: Ball, it's too early to write him off. That shot is obviously a concern, but it's fixable. And if he can shoot, then he suddenly becomes a very special talent - his passing and rebounding are crazy good.
     

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