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Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2505 on: August 01, 2020, 09:09:33 AM »

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Man, Harden is about as unstoppable as I've ever seen. He's a more serious offensive force than anyone post-2000 IMO. 49 points with 9 assists, and just 1 turnover.

I reckon he'll finish #2 on the all-time 50 point games list. He's currently at 4, with 23, which is 2 behind Kobe and 8 behind MJ. With just 1 more 50 point, he'll have 2x as many as LBJ has, and 4x as many KD and Curry.
If he keeps this up in the playoffs I think he has a very good argument for being a top 5 offensive force post-2000 if not top 3. It's pretty difficult to beat out Curry/Nash/LeBron with Kobe/KD/Shaq behind them lol.
Yeah, for sure. His dominance seems a bit different at the moment. For me, he looks more focused on winning.

Like you said, if he can keep this up in the playoffs heís right up there. I also donít think I see him slowing down too much production-wise any time soon, barring injury
He seems to have more counters with improved passing (think his passing out of double teams and kickouts have gotten better) as well as a better midrange game with his floaters.

And yeah I've floated around the possibility of him being the Karl Malone of this era in terms of longevity, his game should age really well.
Yeah, that little wrong-footed left handed floater is a good weapon. I also like what Westbrook does for him.

Man, if he does his scoring numbers could be truly insane. Easily into 30k territory. Come a long way since OKC

The Rockets have a chance to be extremely dangerous in this format.  I've always felt that Harden wore himself out by the time the Conference Finals arrived.  The long layoff and no travel should allow him to get away with a super high usage rate.

Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2506 on: August 01, 2020, 03:44:52 PM »

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Bol Bol looking very impressive lately. If he keeps this up he adds a whole new dimension to the team and the Nuggets may be a legit threat in the postseason.

Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2507 on: August 01, 2020, 07:01:44 PM »

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Man, Harden is about as unstoppable as I've ever seen. He's a more serious offensive force than anyone post-2000 IMO. 49 points with 9 assists, and just 1 turnover.

I reckon he'll finish #2 on the all-time 50 point games list. He's currently at 4, with 23, which is 2 behind Kobe and 8 behind MJ. With just 1 more 50 point, he'll have 2x as many as LBJ has, and 4x as many KD and Curry.
If he keeps this up in the playoffs I think he has a very good argument for being a top 5 offensive force post-2000 if not top 3. It's pretty difficult to beat out Curry/Nash/LeBron with Kobe/KD/Shaq behind them lol.
Yeah, for sure. His dominance seems a bit different at the moment. For me, he looks more focused on winning.

Like you said, if he can keep this up in the playoffs heís right up there. I also donít think I see him slowing down too much production-wise any time soon, barring injury
He seems to have more counters with improved passing (think his passing out of double teams and kickouts have gotten better) as well as a better midrange game with his floaters.

And yeah I've floated around the possibility of him being the Karl Malone of this era in terms of longevity, his game should age really well.
Yeah, that little wrong-footed left handed floater is a good weapon. I also like what Westbrook does for him.

Man, if he does his scoring numbers could be truly insane. Easily into 30k territory. Come a long way since OKC

The Rockets have a chance to be extremely dangerous in this format.  I've always felt that Harden wore himself out by the time the Conference Finals arrived.  The long layoff and no travel should allow him to get away with a super high usage rate.
I agree. I think they pose a legit problem for the Lakers, especially with Harden playing like this. He hasnít had to do his usual carrying of a team for 82 games in the lead up, and he can defer to Westbrook

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« Reply #2508 on: August 01, 2020, 07:02:36 PM »

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Bol Bol looking very impressive lately. If he keeps this up he adds a whole new dimension to the team and the Nuggets may be a legit threat in the postseason.
Iím happy to be wrong on this one, but I have absolutely no faith in his body. Nor MPJ really

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« Reply #2509 on: August 01, 2020, 07:58:20 PM »

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Bol Bol looking very impressive lately. If he keeps this up he adds a whole new dimension to the team and the Nuggets may be a legit threat in the postseason.
Iím happy to be wrong on this one, but I have absolutely no faith in his body. Nor MPJ really

I'm optimistic. Modern day trainers and medical staff are doing a great job keeping players healthy for many years.

Lots of people on here were 100% convinced Embiid was going to fall apart after a full season and he's been going on strong for a while now.

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« Reply #2510 on: August 01, 2020, 08:21:14 PM »

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Bol Bol looking very impressive lately. If he keeps this up he adds a whole new dimension to the team and the Nuggets may be a legit threat in the postseason.
Iím happy to be wrong on this one, but I have absolutely no faith in his body. Nor MPJ really

I'm optimistic. Modern day trainers and medical staff are doing a great job keeping players healthy for many years.

Lots of people on here were 100% convinced Embiid was going to fall apart after a full season and he's been going on strong for a while now.
Has he? Heís never played more than 64 games in a regular season, has routinely had to have his loads managed, and this season has missed a considerable amount of games again (around 20). I get that thatís a lot better than guys like Oden, but itís only marginally better than Yao was. Embiid is 26 with 202 regular season games since being drafted in 2014. I get that he hasnít fallen apart, but heíll likely never play more than 70 games ever.

For Bol, I just feel like it will take just one bad landing to really do some serious damage. 

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« Reply #2511 on: August 01, 2020, 08:54:57 PM »

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Pulling for Lakers and Sixers tonight.

Awkward.

Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2512 on: August 01, 2020, 09:16:04 PM »

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Sixers players already arguing with each other out on the floor first game back from the layoff. I don't see these guys making it stuck with each other 24/7 in the bubble through the playoffs.


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Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2513 on: August 01, 2020, 09:29:11 PM »

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Pacers should win.

Thought Sixers would slide up to 5th seed.

Now not so sure. May be our destiny to face them first round.

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« Reply #2514 on: August 01, 2020, 09:30:28 PM »

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Pacers should win.

Thought Sixers would slide up to 5th seed.

Now not so sure. May be our destiny to face them first round.

TJ Warren really wants a piece of Jimmy Butler apparently, because he's gonna get them that 5th seed to finish what he started.  50 points, wow.

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« Reply #2515 on: August 01, 2020, 09:32:50 PM »

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Either Philly's press is awesome or Pacers have no capable ball handlers (or both maybe).

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« Reply #2516 on: August 01, 2020, 09:34:29 PM »

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53 points for tj warren

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« Reply #2517 on: August 01, 2020, 09:36:18 PM »

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53 points for tj warren
Love to see it. Loved him coming out of NC State, and wanted us to nab him. Now that his 3 is falling heís looking super good

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« Reply #2518 on: August 01, 2020, 09:37:09 PM »

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Gotta say, I know its early, but I love having the NBA back!

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« Reply #2519 on: August 01, 2020, 09:39:52 PM »

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Gotta say, I know its early, but I love having the NBA back!
Hear hear! Itís definitely welcome.

Makes this place more fun too