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Dec
02
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by karacha at 6:33 PM
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This could be in the NBA discussion forum, but we are going to discuss our playoff seed in the West and keep an eye on what other Western Conference teams are doing, so I think this is the right place for the topic. Adding a simple schedule here (Eastern times):

Some analysts thought that we were not a playoff-quality team this year. No young pieces that fit with Bron: read - shooters; Veterans that are simply not good (anymore): Rondo, McGee, Lance... Well, if you ask me, we are proving them wrong. Rondo is a tremendous leader on and off the court (and he will back very soon, since he has been cleared for some practice drills already) and McGee plays like an All-Star. OK, Lance is not amazing, but he does not hurt us in any way, IMO. We now have Chandler, who seems to be a perfect backup center for us.

Right now we are a playoff team, we have depth and are improving our defense. On top of that, if someone was doubting Bron before the...
Nov
08
by Khmrp at 10:55 AM
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for the college guys in the know, who would you target with our pick? I prefer prospect that has the modern day C potential, rebs/defends and an outside shot here and there. I know we got Moe on deck but we'll need another for sure as Mcgee/Chandler aren't going to be long term solutions (I doubt we can afford to reup Mcgee if he demands a boat load of $)
Nov
07
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by bfc1125roy at 1:00 AM
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I understand that we have struggled to play our small ball lineups properly. With Kuzma, LeBron, etc playing the 5 resulting in us giving up rebounds and easy baskets around the rim. The signing of Tyson Chandler was a sigh of relief to many fans, as now we will have somebody to give us minutes off the bench while McGee rests.

While this was a good move by the FO, I want to show why we don't have to abandon the small ball strategy just yet, but rather, we have not been executing properly. There are 3 things we can do better...

1) Transition

Let's look at a team that loves to play small ball -- Houston -- as they are coached by D'Antoni, one of the modern pioneers of this idea. In last year's playoffs they went up against Utah, who boasted the DPOY big man in Gobert. Normally, this would have spelled a death sentence for Houston in the same manner we have struggled, but we can learn from how they dealt with the mismatch and used it to their advantage....