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#421 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:42 AM

Also the Bucks can 100% win the title. I’m not sold on it being GS vs the world.

Put another way. The ‘04 pistons kicked the shit out of the lakers. That would be a much bigger upset than Milwaukee beating GS this year

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:48 AM

For the first time in forever both conferences will offer great playoff matchups in the first round. The east is much maligned but right now the Celtics would play the Sixers in round one!


I think it's more likely that Indiana drops in the standings and Philly ends up in the top 4, then we get relatively easy chalk in the first round. Next two rounds should be great, though.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:13 AM

Also the Bucks can 100% win the title. I’m not sold on it being GS vs the world.

Put another way. The ‘04 pistons kicked the shit out of the lakers. That would be a much bigger upset than Milwaukee beating GS this year


If they didn't get Boogie, or if that experiment wasn't looking so positive for them, I'd say that the field would be the favorite. As it stands, they're a solid favorite to win it all, but I wouldn't be shocked if they lost.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:53 AM

Its still GS and everyone else....but teams are catching up.   The gap isn't as wide as it has been.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

Its still GS and everyone else....but teams are catching up. The gap isn't as wide as it has been.


The gap wasn't wide at all last year between 1 and 2, the difference this year is there are more teams that are close.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:41 AM

The gap wasn't wide at all last year between 1 and 2, the difference this year is there are more teams that are close.

There thing is, the gap is wider in the West than it has been.

 

They only have to play one of the teams in the East.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:41 AM

There thing is, the gap is wider in the West than it has been.

They only have to play one of the teams in the East.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:44 AM

BTW, hopefully none of those top 4 teams get upset and they can play each other in the East.

 

Shame Oladipo got hurt.  Playoffs would be that much better.

 

It is funny to me how Boston appears to be the 4th best team and its not really debatable right now.

 

That team needs to figure itself out but really, they just aren't quite as talented now.

 

All those assets and they make end up with nothing but picks.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 03:11 PM

SI: Which East Team Matches Up Best With the Warriors’ Infinity Gauntlet Lineup?
https://www.si.com/n...warriors-lineup



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:18 PM

9 straight triple doubles for Westbrook.

Likely to average a triple double for the third straight year. That’s insane.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:15 AM

The Ringer: The Five Biggest Questions We Have After the NBA Trade Deadline



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:15 PM

CBS Sports: NBA Power Rankings: Warriors still No. 1; new-look 76ers move up after gutsy trade deadline moves
https://www.cbssport...deadline-moves/



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:34 PM

2 true or false Giannis questions:

 

1) Giannis is a top 3 player in the game

 

2) You would take Giannis over any player in the world to start a franchise right now


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:35 PM

Probably true to both. The playoffs will be a big proving ground for him, though as teams hone in on his one big weakness.

The thing with the first question is there is quite a group of truly elite guys right now. Easily more than 3 guys routinely get called top 3 players and same if you move that number up to 5 and 10. The level of high end talent in the NBA now and really over the past couple seasons is arguably the best it's ever been. I think mid to late eighties could potentially challenge, at least at the very top, but not sure if the depth was as good.

As for the second question, it basically comes down to him vs Davis for me, but Giannis wins out in age and durability. Embiid is getting into the mix as confidence in his durability grows, but that still has to be a concern and he's not quite as good as the other two, at least not yet (he's still relatively inexperienced at basketball for a guy at this stage).

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:31 AM

Probably true to both. The playoffs will be a big proving ground for him, though as teams hone in on his one big weakness.

The thing with the first question is there is quite a group of truly elite guys right now. Easily more than 3 guys routinely get called top 3 players and same if you move that number up to 5 and 10. The level of high end talent in the NBA now and really over the past couple seasons is arguably the best it's ever been. I think mid to late eighties could potentially challenge, at least at the very top, but not sure if the depth was as good.

As for the second question, it basically comes down to him vs Davis for me, but Giannis wins out in age and durability. Embiid is getting into the mix as confidence in his durability grows, but that still has to be a concern and he's not quite as good as the other two, at least not yet (he's still relatively inexperienced at basketball for a guy at this stage).

Has anyone researched this?

 

I tend to think this is true as well.  

 

I recently saw something talking about current players that are likely HOFers and the list is pretty damn long right now.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

So the 86-87 season, which came to mind ti me as one that could compete at the highest level had the following 1st and 2nd team All-NBA:

1st: Magic, Bird, MJ, McHale, and Hakeem
2nd: Barkley, Fat Lever, Moses, Isiah, Nique

That's a tremendous first team, but that was only MJ and Hakeem's third year, so arguably prior to their peak (same with Chuck). Moses was a little past his prime. Then there's Fat Lever.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:11 PM

87-88 was better, IMO:

 

1st: Chuck, Larry, Magic, MJ, Hakeem

2nd: Drexler, Ewing, Malone, Stockton, Domonique



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:16 PM

87-88 was better, IMO:

1st: Chuck, Larry, Magic, MJ, Hakeem
2nd: Drexler, Ewing, Malone, Stockton, Domonique


That's certainly really strong. I think the current top 10 stacks up pretty well against them, though.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:16 PM

Well, the top 10 players don’t always end up on the 2 teams.

There was a team in 90s where Shaq was third team..you still probably put him amongst the top 10 guys.
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:29 PM

Well, the top 10 players don’t always end up on the 2 teams.

There was a team in 90s where Shaq was third team..you still probably put him amongst the top 10 guys.

 

Different era though. Much of the 90s were dominated by great centers....Shack, Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson, Mourning. Even though they added a 3rd All-NBA team by then, two of those guys still get left off every year. Point guard is more crowded now....Stockton and Payton are the only all-time greats from that era that come off the top of my head.






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