Lowe: Winners and Losers (ESPN)

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  1. LifeOnaPlate

    LifeOnaPlate Well-Known Member

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    Which will be fine if Exum turns out to be the guy he was playing like in the weeks leading up to his injury. He was a really good player.
     
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  2. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I swear if an unhealthy connection to DedEx costs us a championship there needs to be rioting in the streets.
     
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  3. NAOS

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    Definitely an over-statement
     
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  4. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    It’s 18.25, not 19.
     
  5. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Like even if we sign Pachulia or Bogut as the 3rd center. Having a badass is almost imperative. Preferably at the 4 doe.

    Gotta hope da Rox completely tumble and start to sell off and we can snag Tucker.
     
  6. hgb

    hgb Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Good thing we'll never find out.
     
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  7. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Aside from games 1 & 2 this year it’s not. Also Harden, not the Rockets.
     
  8. jom2003

    jom2003 Well-Known Member

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    It's gonna happen. It will be the biggest “what if” in our franchise history. Bojangles gets murdered by Kawhi/PG in the playoff while Dante watching the game in his suit.
     
  9. The Thriller

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    We really need Brantley to emerge as one of the steals from the draft. We need him to have a paul millsap like rookie year.
     
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  10. NAOS

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    By that point, the history of basketball shows that the series was something like 85% in the bag for Houston.

    :fistbump:
     
  11. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Good thing I said Harden instead of Houston then huh.
     
  12. NAOS

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    Harden is Houston. That offense is more centralized in one person than any other offense in the NBA. So, yeah.

    But however you want to frame it, things seem pretty clear: it’s an over-statement to say we’ve done really well against Harden.
     
  13. Spinoza

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    I have to disagree. I feel that DM, Ingles, Royce, Ed Davis, and Gobert bring plenty of force.
     
  14. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    That’s speculation. You have no experience seeing whether this combination of players results in something more than the sum of its parts. This is a complicated game, with a complicated chemistry. You’ll have to wait to see if your speculations are good.

    The FO will have to wait, too.

    DL and Zanik certainly believe they have more work to do.
     
  15. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

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    Someone define "force" in the context being discussed in this thread.
     
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  16. NAOS

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    This is a word that Quin has used.

    I think he's referring to the ability of one player to impose his will against the player in front of him + his ability to make the right read after imposing his will.

    "Advantage Basketball" is what happens when a string of these impositions and reads produces a high-quality field-goal attempt.

    Obviously strength and athleticism is a part of this; and I think it's what Lowe finds us lacking when he considers matchups against the league's elite teams.
     
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  17. spycam1

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  18. spycam1

    spycam1 Well-Known Member

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    Why is Jeff Green being completely omitted from this athleticism/force discussion?

     
  19. LifeOnaPlate

    LifeOnaPlate Well-Known Member

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    There are complaints about him coasting, not having a motor.
     
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  20. DasJazz

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    #7 in real time was nasty!
     

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