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****The Official 2015-16 NBA Thread****

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by TiP54, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

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    He's a free agent every year it seems.

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  2. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    The advert where chris paul walks in the bedroom and young kevin love slams the lap top closed is hilarious.

    Everyon knows you put your desk facing the door in case someone walks in.
     
  3. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    Booker singlehandedly stopped that from being a blowout.
     
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  4. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    3-for-6 last night. Is this the start????
     
  5. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    I liked how pretty much every Heat player that was on the floor at the end of the game, and even some of the ones that were on the bench, came over to Booker after the game ended to give him his due. That kid was incredible. He's such a good shooter. Another Klay Thompson?
     
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  6. ckparrothead

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    This is the XimoPierto highlight vid by the way:

    [video=youtube;U7JjTeLkjSY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7JjTeLkjSY[/video]

    I didn't get a chance to watch but happy with the way they played. It just seems like the offense has made sense since the All Star break and particularly since Joe Johnson came on.

    It's no wonder Dwyane Wade was so active in recruiting Johnson. Wade averaging 23.7 points, 6.7 assists in the three games he's played with Joe. And I don't think that's a coincidence, you can clearly see the chemistry between the two translating into Wade's production. It's not even that Wade is playing particularly well, like he was at the beginning of the season. Going from 45% to 50% on field goals, 18.9 points to 23.7 points, 4.7 assists to 6.7 assists, has looked like a literal incremental addition of opportunities provided by the chemistry between he and Johnson.

    Johnson seems to mesh particularly well with the effort to increase the pace.
     
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  7. ckparrothead

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    Hell Whiteside has an assist in two straight games. Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
     
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  8. ckparrothead

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    The interview of Wade after the game was fantastic. They're talking about Devin Booker and he looks straight at the cameraman and says, "You gotta get so close??"

    They were having fun with it afterwards, I guess Wade has a cold and he's worried he's got snot coming out of his nose and everything.

    https://youtu.be/O_CHzta8TNc?t=553
     
  9. sports24/7

    sports24/7 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    What blows my mind about those commercials is that DeAndre Jordan accepted the role of playing the mom. People already think he's a *****, and he's just perpetuating that reputation.
     
  10. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    If it is....look out. Bosh or no Bosh.
     
  11. Limbo

    Limbo Mad Stillz

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    It was good to see Booker get back on track. He had a really rough month coming into last night, had been pretty ineffective. He and Len are kinda the only two guys worth watching on that team. I just think this rookie class is such a good thing for the League.

    When Dragic gets going man he is so fun to watch.
     
  12. ckparrothead

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    I'm not holding my breath there on Dragic's threes.

    I'm more interested in the fact that Joe Johnson is 5 of 8 on three pointers since joining the Heat and that's a continuation of a hot streak he's been on since January. He's made 48 of his last 100 three pointers. And in Miami thus far his three point shots have not seemed forced at all, they seemed sustainably successful.

    I'm also interested in the rookie Josh Richardson's success from behind the arc. No doubt he started out the year terribly this way. He's a rookie after all. But since the All Star break he's 7 of 15 on threes.

    Tyler Johnson was shooting 38% this year before he got hurt and was particularly effective on "open" or "wide open" threes, making 26 of 62 of them. So when he gets back that's going to be another boost.

    I suppose we could see everyone's three point effectiveness rise on a global basis with the increased pace and the increased effectiveness owing to Joe Johnson's being such a good facilitator. On that basis you could make the case for Dragic's percentages to go back up.
     
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  14. ckparrothead

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    Heat go up for the back to back tonight in Philly.

    Heat have 13 games in March but only 3 of them are against teams with better win-percentage (Toronto, Cleveland, San Antonio).

    Celtics have 13 games in March but 6 of them against teams with better win-percentage (Cleveland, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Toronto, Toronto, Clippers).

    So the Heat have an opportunity to slip back into the #3 seed.
     
  15. ckparrothead

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    LeBron James Troll-Level: Expert

    [video=twitter;705849119403806720]https://twitter.com/nba/status/705849119403806720[/video]

    EDIT: Ah never mind I guess he's always worn #6 in practice for the Cavs. Which is odd.
     
  16. ckparrothead

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    Someone joked around about it on twitter but you get the feeling LeBron is finally going to pull out his full page ad in the Miami newspapers thanking the fans.
     
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  17. dolfan32323

    dolfan32323 ty xphinfanx

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    Just the thought of LeBron with whiteside wade and bosh makes me wonder what could have been
     
  18. ckparrothead

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    And Tyler Johnson. And we still could've gotten Amar'e and Joe Johnson. We'd obviously not have Winslow. Strangely enough we could have Josh Richardson because I thought we heard they were high on him as a 1st round possibility (obviously not as high as they took Winslow).
     
  19. BevoPhin

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    That whiteside screen for dragic to go left, dragic crossover to the right while whiteside set the second screen, was the nastiest thing ive seen from these 2 yet. And the kickout to GG for the 3.
     
  20. ckparrothead

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    Whiteside has to be exhausted. How long has he been in? Has he been out since he came in for a hurt Stoudemire? If not then he's on track for 44 minutes.
     
  21. ckparrothead

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    Ah OK 34 minutes. Still that's a lot for a big man, Deng and Dragic only ones that played that much.
     
  22. Mrtree

    Mrtree Juan Huron's agent Club Member

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    So I want to make sure I have this straight. We were ok with out best player but are sensational without him.

    And now Lebron wants to come back in the offseason but we are going to tell him FU and sign Durant leaving Lebron's career to atrophy in Cleveland. Is that about right?
     
  23. Silverphin

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    Glad to see that the 76ers showed up for their regularly scheduled behind-whoopin'.
     
  24. ckparrothead

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    And somehow we get to face them two games in a row. That's a confidence boost.
     
  25. MikeHoncho

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    That one makes no sense to me.
     
  26. ckparrothead

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    The scary thing about Whiteside's newfound success with free throws (he's made 28 of his last 30) is he's doing it by simulating jump shots at game speed. Which means he's that good of a shooter. Which means he is a truly effing incredible player.
     
  27. ckparrothead

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    Too bad the Celtics squeaked by the Knicks tonight. That would've been a nice bonus.
     
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  28. Muck

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    I give them credit. They're 7-54 and still hustled throughout. Even as we tried to bleed the final minute.

    Awful what management has done to that franchise.

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  29. Muck

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    Zaslow's crew was discussing who Heat fans would hypothetically choose this off-season, "LeBron or Durant". They universally proclaimed LeBron. I'd think it's the exact opposite. Why would we gleefully take back a declining LeBron over a prime Durant? Not to mention all of LeBron's baggage.

    The thought of Durant in this offense makes me drool. He fits better than LeBron, who's ball dominant and isn't exactly a great shooter right now.

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  30. Muck

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    "You know when it's a rainy day and you get hot chocolate and you put a nice woobie on you and tuck yourself in? That's how comfortable I feel at the free throw line." - Whiteside

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  31. Limbo

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    I'm not sure there's a huge difference between the 3rd and 4th seed. It's hard to tell which gives us the better matchups, actually.

    ATL is 5th at the moment...and we have owned them. CHA is 6th, and though they're not a scary team, they could give us a game with Al now healthy. IND is 7th, sliding having lost 3-straight to CHA, but I'd rather not have to go there in a must-win situation.

    Then you have the bigger deal: TOR is only 2 back of a CLE team that's 3-3 in its last 6. TOR owns the tiebreaker, and CLE has more road games left. If Lue rests LeBron down the stretch (which he should), the Raps could very well jump them. I'd like to avoid the Cavs, obviously; but less obviously for the fact that OH LOOK they FINALLY PUT LEBRON AT PF, and it's working. Who would've guessed that... Either way, I am happy we probably won't see BOS in the 2nd round; they're playing well, have an excellent coach, and I really don't like how we match up with them and their band of perimeter defenders.

    All this is to say that the 4th seed could be an easier road to the conference finals.
     
  32. Zanno

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    Hal Greer re-incarnated!
     
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  33. Vertical Limit

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    I say keep winning and let the seeds take care of itself.. Gotta show our incoming free agent that our team is a 50+ win team without them and they can only make us stronger and closer to a championship.
     
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  34. Mrtree

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    I hope he keeps playing like this after getting paid. Pretty obvious they are going to have to pony up for him now. He is killing it.
     
  35. Vertical Limit

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    Its too bad we dont have any picks, would love Denzel Valentine in a Heat uniform.
     
  36. Vertical Limit

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    Chris Bosh has started working out again.. Says he felt great. Good signs for a return..
     
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    The Godfather is always watching.
     
  39. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    The second comment down - "when God appears before you." Lmao.

    Wonder who that chick holding justise is.
     
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  40. BevoPhin

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    Cmon hassan, score 16 or more! Spo ****ing with my vacation fund!
     

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