Anthony Davis Discussion: Cleared For On Court "Ramp Up"

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  1. LTLakerFan

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    A trend? It was a s*** happens injury. Leg planted and big guy bounces off LeBron and into AD's knee. A lot here seem to just lump that into being "injury prone". LeBron was rolling last year in peak health until another s*** happens injury with a big guy rolling onto his leg while going for a ball and causing the lengthy high ankle sprain injury. How about some common sense here? There were extenuating circumstances as well last year with the month off only after the title run and injuring his calf/achilles area at the end of that, and then playing real games so soon after again. Whatever, keep banging on the guy whoever thinks he should be impervious to this stuff.
     
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    Good job not getting into Shaq shape during this respite

     
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    Could have used him tonight for sure.
     
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    hes getting injured every way you can imagine and with ad, injuries linger n leads to another injury
     
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    How you say in French?

    Fra-gi-lé
     
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    yeah, he had a pretty major injury that he played through to deliver the title and that lingered over a very short offseason. then its lingering effects caught up to him in the playoffs that year.

    this year, a guy rolled into his knee.

    klay thompson just played his first game in two years, and i'm guessing everyone would trade AD for him right now, but that's just kind of the forum, i guess.
     
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    oooh, that trade option caused me pause

    does that make me a bad person?

    :Kareemlook:
     
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    While everyone is climaxing about how great the Warriors are a out to be again. Warriors are a facade. The cracks are starting to show.

    The Suns are the only team that has been consistent all year with deep playoff experience.

    Bulls are young, Heat have a shot. The Nets will be the IT TEAM if the league let's Kyrie play.
     
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    I worry more about AD's lack of enthusiasm than I do his injuries. I want to see at least some drive and desire when he returns.
     
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    no; it just makes you really bad at player evaluation?

    even if thompson comes back in peak form, he's three years older than AD and his injuries were more severe and of the non-contact variety.

    i just brought it up because i can't imagine how much s*** AD would be getting on this forum if he had just missed two full years.

    i don't think they're a facade, but they vastly outperformed the sum of their parts for the first half of the season. but for the second half, they got a pretty major part back. my guess is that despite his obvious value, it still takes time to re-integrate.

    i agree that the nets, if healthy, likely blow the doors off of everyone this year, including the theoretical peak of our team. it's sort of not fair that they got three allstars in their prime including a perennial mvp candidate. they're basically the 2012 heat right now.

    i think he showed inconsistent effort on d this year, which was disappointing but really just emblematic of how the whole team thought adding a third big name meant you can just play hard sometimes.
     
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    My concern for AD goes back to last season. To me he just seems to lack the drive. Been wrong before though. RW is a good case of that.
     
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    What I noticed and I attributed it to the weight gain(probably disinterest, or both) the lack of quickness to challenge at the rim. That was automatic pre 2020, now it’s just not there.
     
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    Dudz, Leave Dallas and come back.

    Bring Luka with you.

    Curious to see if AD finds a better balance or one that his body can handle.
     
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    At least AD has identified the problem with the unnecessary weight gain unlike a poster here ( who we will hide under the name @LTLakerFan) who thinks AD is ripped even though he can barely move like a bear ready for hibernation :Laugh:
     
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    Glad to hear he’s shedding weight; he can play 15mpg at c even at his previous weight, and bulking up did nothing for him.
     
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    I guess for your benefit the “(of ripped muscle which gave Vogel a ‘stiffy’)” needed the Metta gif with the wad in the side of his face to let you know it was tongue in cheek? :clap: :rock:
     
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    Why even come back?
     
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    Honestly, until somebody decides to play same damn defense on the perimeter it's pretty much a given they're going to lose whether A.D. is playing lights out or not... everything positive this team does on offense is entirely negated on the other end with wide open shooters teabagging the rim while gleefully rejoicing like scrubs.
     
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