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****The Official 2017-18 NBA Thread****

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Boik14, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn’t be a heat game without an elevated heart rate at the end of the game.
     
  2. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Show us what you got, Dan Craig.
     
  3. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

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    Riley has to nuke this team in the offseason.
     
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  4. biggiesmalls3k1

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    Gonna be difficult to do that. Who wants the Dion Waiters or the Tyler Johnson contracts?
     
  5. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    What? This season is entertaining, and if we keep the 7th seed we’ll face Boston first round without Kyrie.
     
  6. CaribPhin

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    What exactly do you want from this team? A second round exit? We're not guaranteed a series win against Boston even without Kyrie in the lineup. Miami has to get better and we cannot do that without deconstructing and reconstructing major aspects of the team. Miami is going to need to figure out some multi-team deals to offload some salary. If I were Riley, the only guys I'm trying to retain for sure are Richardson, Ellington, Wade, and Bam. Everyone else is fair game.
     
  7. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

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    This season has sucked.
     
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  8. CaribPhin

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    We got to see what this team could do over a full season and it turned out to be slightly over .500. I just wish we hadn't had to commit to so many years just to see what would happen. Miami is conceivably going to be this same team until 2022 unless trades and good drafting happen. We haven't seen much good in the draft outside of Richardson and Bam's potential. I'd gut this team to land Kawhi though. I wanted to gut it for Kyrie too.

    I'm actually happy Riley at least have the guys fair market value or above (*cough* Waiters *cough*) so it wouldn't come off as enticing guys to take less then trading them. If we can get people to bite on that thing we have TJ, then I'm thrilled.
     
  9. Vertical Limit

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    Zeke Upshaw’s death is so tragic and at the same time, it makes you take a step back and realize why it was important for the Heat to end Bosh’s career. Could have been him if we let his pride get in the way.
     
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  10. BevoPhin

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    For them to play entertaining ball and make the playoffs? We’ve been spoiled heat fans with 4 straight finals so I know just making the playoffs isn’t that exciting, but those finals were 4-8 years ago. Getting superstars isn’t easy to do.

    I remember taking the raptors to 7 and being a game away from the ECF. That was fun as hell, IMO, and I think we’re a better team now. Not contenders, but good enough to make it exciting. If Riley does blow it up, more reason to enjoy this season.
     
  11. sports24/7

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    LeBron wearing his "vice"-colored sneakers tonight. Next year he'll be able to wear the jersey, too. :smile:

    EDIT: It's funny how good this guy is at trolling.

     
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  12. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Those are fire. And either hes trolling or hes just wearing them because hes on south beach.
     
  13. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    We could do a lot worse than Jordan Mickey as a 3rd center.
     
  14. Vertical Limit

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    Ive only liked one design of Lebrons and thats the blue suede 11 ext..
     
  15. Not So Fast

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    Always good to see Lebron go home with a pouty face. Loves the tenacity on defense today. Need to keep playing like that.
     
  16. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Spo had everyone blocking the paint daring lebron to run over them for an offensive foul.
     
  17. CaribPhin

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    Dwyane Wade moved up to tie LeBron in the head-to-head match-up 15-15 last night. Hopefully that will finish in the positive.
     
  18. Not So Fast

    Not So Fast Well-Known Member

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    This lob to Bam:



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  19. Vertical Limit

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    Congrats to Ray allen, HOF!
     
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  20. Serpico Jones

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    Whiteside had a meltdown in the locker room after the game. Called his limited minutes “bull****” and said minutes have been an issue all year. Also questioned his future with the team.
     
  21. aesop

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    I've been having meltdowns in my living room calling his contract bull**** watching him all year.
     
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    We play better with either Olynyk or Bam on the floor. I'm a Whiteside fan, but we have two better 5's who move quicker and make better decisions.
     
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    It also puts Spo in a weird position, because what does he say? Hassan the reason your minutes are limited is because you're kinda dum..., stup..., slow to react on defense and we're giving up too many points because you can't process where to be quick enough."
     
  24. schmolioot

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    Considering the frickin Brooklyn Nets went to the rim at will and with no resistance in the 4th and OT last night I can’t blame Hassan too much.

    Caris LeVert looked like LeBron our there, abusing everybody.

    And it’s not like we played Bam or Olynyk either. We went super small.
     
  25. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    Time for one of my weekly trade Whiteside fantasies?
     
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  26. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

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    Whiteside was fined for conduct detrimental to the team.
     
  27. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member

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    Wow, I remember when people swore up and down that Whiteside was worth his extension! :/
     
  28. aesop

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    I thought he would live up to it. He proved me wrong. He's a solid starting center but not worth the cap space he is taking up.
     
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  29. Not So Fast

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    Finally clinched
     
  30. schmolioot

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    So is Heat Twitter still going to ***** about Whiteside tonight?

    The only thing more annoying than Hassan’s moodiness is the moralizers complaining about it.
     
  31. CaribPhin

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    I'm going to call Winslow as getting a two year deal to stay in Miami with an option in the second year. This team really has the pieces you need to win in the NBA outside of a superstar. If we can restructure parts of this team (add a superstar, moving Whiteside, TJ's contract, and add a solid backup PG) then this team will be in position to do something.

    I wonder when Durant is going to want to be the top guy again.
     
  32. Vertical Limit

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    kyrie officially out for season.... tanking to 7th seed sounds good..... but i think we want lebron vs wade to happen already
     
  33. CaribPhin

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    Kyrie out of the season and playoffs. That 7 seed is looking attractive all of a sudden.
     
  34. CaribPhin

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    I hope it's Philly in that 3 seed. Whiteside has clowned Embiid when they played for the most part. Winslow having an offensive game now means we can keep him in down the stretch and have some amazing defensive options with Richardson and him on the floor. Those two can switch on Simmons and still have a competent defender on Reddick or anyone else from the 4 down for that matter.

    I still don't trust a Brad Stevens team to just lay down. Boston's only win against Cleveland in last year's ECF was after Isaiah was out. We do have the wings to run with them defensively though and would almost certainly abuse them on the boards between Whiteside, Olynyk, and Bam. The East is officially wide-open. Am I to believe that Dwayne Casey figured out how to coach a contender? They set a franchise record for regular season wins every season these days.
     
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  35. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    The east really opened up. If only we had a healthy Bosh still.
     
  36. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    It must be embarrassing as hell to go on ESPN and talk all that trash about the Rockets....then proceed to lose all 4 games, lmao. Dame & CJ...


    Been laughing at the haters all season. Hurry up and start the damn playoffs.
     
  37. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    You know that was shabazz napier, not lillard, playing tonight for Portland?
     
  38. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    And? Harden missed game 2. Paul missed game 1. Portland was full strength during both...still lost. Dame and CJ wanted to trash talk on ESPN about the Rockets and proceeded to look foolish.

    Chris Paul has missed 21 games. Harden has missed 9. Eric Gordon has missed 11. Capela has missed 7. Don't expect me to feel sympathy.
     
  39. aesop

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    Must be disheartening having to brag about a regular season series knowing the perpetual disappointment Houston is in the playoffs.
     
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  40. CaribPhin

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    Lillard: 1; Houston: 0
     
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