The NBA Thread.

Discussion in 'Sports' started by GahLee, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Holy crap the Bobcats won. Now... who is the next to get their second victory... Cats or Panthers?
     
  2. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    Ewww..that's a toughie...do they play each other?
     
  3. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    Marquee may be a better word.
     
  4. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    If theylook like fossils now imagine what they will look like by the all-star game.
     
  5. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    Chris Paul's game is truly a thing of beauty.
     
  6. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    How good can this Clipper team be?

    They've got the best PG and great leader in Chris Paul, Griffin is a matchup nightmare and getting better defensively, a legit post presence in Jordan. Caron Butler still has a very good game. Instant offense in Crawford, that pesky shit of a player in Matt Barnes. Not sure what Odom gives them but Hill is still a solid player even at his age.

    They're a legit 10 deep team.
     
  7. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Just wish he wasn't on the Clippers
     
  8. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    I wouldn't call Griffin a matchup nightmare. I didn't watch tonight but unless something has drastically changed(i.e. he's knocking down midrange jumpers consistently), he's still very one dimensional.
     
  9. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    He's quick...can get to the basket or get to the free throw line. Still, if you can keep him in front of you, you don't have much to worry about.
     
  10. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    He can get by just about anyone that guards him. If he ever develops a decent 15 foot shot and just a few posts moves he will be nearly unstoppable.
     
  11. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    Huge if. Smart defender play off of him and make him shoot. If you try to body him 10 feet out your going to end up on a poster.
     
  12. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    No bigger than assuming he'll someday develop a mid-range jumper.
     
  13. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    I like it. I hated seeing him waste his career in New Orleans.
     
  14. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    True enough. It's a matter of him realizing that he'd be a true dominant force and dedicating himself to being that kind of player. He's young still.
     
  15. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    When I think matchup nightmare, I think LeBron/Durant/Shaq(in his prime). Someone who can easily go for 40 or 50 if they take over. I don't see Griffin doing that. As it is, Griffin is an explosive athlete whose skillset is very limited right now.
     
  16. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    Either way, he's such a great athlete that even if his basketball skill is limited, which it is, he can still get you 20 and 10 every single night. He's not "the guy" on the team, which is a great thing for his development.
     
  17. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    That's another thing, he had better be developing these post moves and jumpers soon. With the way his knees already are and the way the body ages, he probably won't have this kind of explosiveness for long. Being 6'10" combined with the jumping he does ain't easy on those knees.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  18. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    He played on teams in New Orleans that were far better than this Clippers crew.
     
  19. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    Far better is a stretch.
     
  20. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    This Clippers team is going to be one of the top two seeds in the West? If not, much better is exactly correct.
     

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