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07-16-12, 9:07 PM

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And I'll begin with a breaking news: OJ Mayo is a Mav!!!

Starters:
From Haywood, Nowitzki, Marion, Carter, Kidd, Terry
to Kaman, Nowitzki, Marion, Mayo, Collison, Brand

They got younger, and better too. Not to mention the bench is still quite potent with Brand.
 
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07-16-12, 10:55 PM

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Hornets 2011-2012 starters to 2012-2013 starters:

Pg- Jack
Sg- Vasquez (Gordon with a strained vagina for 95% of the season)
Sf- Ariza
Pf- Landry
C- Kaman

to

Pg- Vasquez
Sg- Gordon
Sf- Aminu
Pf- Davis
C- Anderson
with Rivers off the bench spelling Pg/Sg. Hell of a difference a year makes. We will still be bad, but at least in the best way. Lots of excitement but also the possibility of a really high lottery pick again. 1-6 all under 24. Going to be a really young team.
 
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07-16-12, 11:08 PM

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07-16-12, 11:10 PM

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my wizards will finally be in playoff contention wahooooo
 
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07-16-12, 11:27 PM

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Ambalamps said:
Hornets 2011-2012 starters to 2012-2013 starters:

Pg- Jack
Sg- Vasquez (Gordon with a strained vagina for 95% of the season)
Sf- Ariza
Pf- Landry
C- Kaman

to

Pg- Vasquez
Sg- Gordon
Sf- Aminu
Pf- Davis
C- Anderson
with Rivers off the bench spelling Pg/Sg. Hell of a difference a year makes. We will still be bad, but at least in the best way. Lots of excitement but also the possibility of a really high lottery pick again. 1-6 all under 24. Going to be a really young team.

Hell yeah baby. Give us a year or two and we gunna start making some NOIIISEEE
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07-17-12, 2:19 AM

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I can see how Mayo going to the Mavs can work. Brings youth to the team.

From rumors that I heard, Knicks are eyeing on Grant Hill and Lakers eyeing on Antawn Jamison.
 
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07-17-12, 3:10 PM

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@entropy .. how are the Mavs with rookies? Asking because I think Jae Crowder is going to fit very well with that team coming off the bench. Was a hard worker at Marquette, a little undersized but he does everything.
 
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07-17-12, 6:27 PM

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baboon said:
@entropy .. how are the Mavs with rookies? Asking because I think Jae Crowder is going to fit very well with that team coming off the bench. Was a hard worker at Marquette, a little undersized but he does everything.

It's too bad they traded the rights to Darius Johnson-Odom (or the opposite) because they could have come off the bench as teammates in the NBA. That would have been cool to see because they both have talent but are undersized for their positions and that won't fly in the NBA too often as far as starting. I really, really liked Crowder. If he was a bit bigger he'd be like Royce White with less passing ability and a better rebounder.
 
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07-17-12, 7:08 PM

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baboon said:
@entropy .. how are the Mavs with rookies? Asking because I think Jae Crowder is going to fit very well with that team coming off the bench. Was a hard worker at Marquette, a little undersized but he does everything.


Crowder is the most promising among the rookies, James improved a bit, and Cunningham is yet to play.
 
07-17-12, 7:41 PM

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entropy13 said:
And I'll begin with a breaking news: OJ Mayo is a Mav!!!

Starters:
From Haywood, Nowitzki, Marion, Carter, Kidd, Terry
to Kaman, Nowitzki, Marion, Mayo, Collison, Brand

They got younger, and better too. Not to mention the bench is still quite potent with Brand.


They got younger, and better indeed, but they are still a 5th to 8th seed in the west from my point of view. As a Mav's fan I would say that ultimately this off season was still a failure. Regardless of the difficulty of being able to predict where a player will go (D. Will), when you set out with certain goals in mind and you don't reach those goals, it's a failure.

That being said, I do like the Mayo acquisition. Don't overrate him though. He's a great bench player and a decent mid-high level SG, but he's still very young and VERY inconsistent. It'll be interesting to see how he matures.

I like the team overall. If Collosin's last season was just a bump in the road (11.5 pts, 6 assist, 40% shooting @ 32 mpg), then he's a good NBA level PG. Kaman provides scoring from the center position, but he doesn't really have a lot of defensive tenacity, and tends to get pushed around a lot. Brand and Mayo have tremendous talent, as well as tremendous inconsistency. It will be interesting to see how it all works together.
 
07-18-12, 2:56 PM

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ESPN is saying Cavs are back int Howard to LA talks. Hope this shit just ends. Would be great if it happened today...since it's the anniversary of Shaq signing in LA.

Bucher said the trade could look like this

LA < Howard/Richardson
CLE < Bynum/Duhon
ORL < Varejao/multiple 1sts from CLE



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07-18-12, 4:17 PM

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Still can't believe they took Waiters. He's got terrible ball iq and is a poor decision maker. Robinson or Barnes would have been better.
 
07-18-12, 4:28 PM

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Is anyone else really depressed at what the NBA is starting to look like? 3-4 super power teams that are the only contenders, a bunch of mediocre teams, and a few terrible teams. Where it used to be that you only needed 1 superstar to be a contender, you now need 2 or 3.
 
07-18-12, 4:59 PM

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@Legendre

I agree. It started with Lebron and Wade teaming up and now everybody else is doing the same.. Btw its unfair that ray allen joined the heat they will be hard to beat!!
 
07-18-12, 5:47 PM

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@Legendre

I agree. It started with Lebron and Wade teaming up and now everybody else is doing the same.. Btw its unfair that ray allen joined the heat they will be hard to beat!!

It actually started with Boston if we want to get technical, although they did it through trades. It's still the same thing. And I still don't get all the fuss.They had the money and they spent it. If i'm a superstar and I want to win now that I'm a free agent, I'm going to a winner not a rebuilding team. They have that right and I see no problem with it. I won't have an issue when Anthony Davis more than likely leaves the Hornets in 6-7 years.
 
07-18-12, 6:44 PM

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Why won't you have an issue with that though? The issue isn't that Davis is going to leave. The issue is that every player after him will. As in, the Hornets as an organization, given the current nature of the league, will never win a championship. Teams are no longer "rebuilding", unless you want to justify that as a perpetual state. It's a cycle that many teams in the league are currently finding impossible to escape from.

Sure, there are rare situations where a team drafts ridiculously well, like OKC and SA, but how often is that going to happen? Ultimately it's the teams with the most assets that will continue to gain assets, and that's the problem I have with it. What is the whole point of a draft? To give the better players to the worse off teams, so that they can rebuild AROUND that player, not simply give that player up after five years.

There are always going to be winners and losers in sports. The problem I have with the NBA is that, unlike MLB, NFL, etc., there are literally only three of four teams each year that I can honestly say has a shot at the NBA championship. You know how easy it was to predict this years finals? Literally every person I talked to either said OKC v Heat, or OKC v Bulls. It's a joke.
 
07-18-12, 8:20 PM

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I don't have an issue with guys leaving to go where they want. I do have an issue with there only being a handful of teams though. Most major sports are the same way but basketball is much worse with so few guys on the court that they make such a big difference.

A lot of it has to do with horrible management in the past though. There used to be more teams but people are too impatient with coaches and young guys. Teams like Detroit, Washington, Sac are horrible now because they have some shitty people at the top running them into the ground. I think it just takes a few more really savvy, young gms to turn it around so long as they have the assets. Look at the Grizzlies and OKC. You have to be patient, smart, and lucky to get this right. Draft well and sign/let guys go intelligently. Sadly there aren't many guys like that currently. A lot of these teams just recycle the same bad management and coaches (see Doug Collins).

The League needs to get contracts under control as well. Fully guaranteed and all these mediocre players getting the max is killing the NBA. The lockout accomplished nothing. About the only thing they have right is the rookie contracts. The lottery is a horrible idea. Worst should be 1st.
 
07-18-12, 10:05 PM

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My favorite player of all time, Steve Nash, finally after wasting 2 years of his life on terrible teams has a legitimate shot at a title. Also, this is a temporary distraction from the fact that my Bulls are absolutely fucked for at least a year.
 
07-18-12, 11:40 PM

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LOL at Ambalamps, completely ignoring the only two teams that have made the playoffs in all of the seasons of the 21st Century thus far, and have actually become champions in that period too. And they're also both from the same state.
 
07-18-12, 11:59 PM

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entropy13 said:
LOL at Ambalamps, completely ignoring the only two teams that have made the playoffs in all of the seasons of the 21st Century thus far, and have actually become champions in that period too. And they're also both from the same state.


Neither of the 2 have anything to do with my point about teams that rebuilt through smart moves and the draft that were complete shit recently. They were both established last I checked. I think 7 (??) Finals appearances between the two would have made that obvious. They also had more than 1 established star and a superstar. So yes, LOL at me.
 
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