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 Post subject: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:07 am 
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An interesting story has been brewing in New York. I have been keeping tabs on the Knicks all year.

Last night in the 4th quarter fans at Madison Square Garden were chanting Por-zin-gis... Por-zin-gis. Amazing stuff considering the boos when he was drafted.

It has been impressive that right out of the gate Porzingis contributed to his team. He showed from the get go he was not a bust.

I have been surprised how comfortable he looks guarding point guards. I have been surprised at how comfortable he looks mixing it up inside.

This kid seems very likeable and has some charisma. It appears to be easy for his teammates to pull for him.

Five assists last night from Carmelo. He seems to have bought in to both Porzingis and what Jackson/Fisher want from him (Carmelo). It appears Carmelo's days of black hole ball stopper might (finally) be behind him.

Porzingis has shown a slick post up move. If he is ever going to be a dominant player, most likely his bread and butter is going to come from a post game of some stripe.

One negative... Porzingis needs to improve his shooting efficiency. He has not shot the ball well enough overall. A lot of that is due to shooting 34 3's at .265%.

Last night though he was a beast...

29 PTS 11 REB 10-17 FGA-M including 2-2 from 3 in 31 minutes.

... making him the youngest Knick ever to have a 25/10 game. Pretty amazing stuff in only his 12th game.


http://espn.go.com/blog/newyork/knicks/post/_/id/63541/melo-on-porzingis-big-night-this-will-be-the-first-of-many


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:15 pm 
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He's the real deal. To have that size and athleticism is scary, and he has range.

The Knicks may sneak into the playoffs and be dangerous too. Here is how I think the East will finish up the regular season.

1. Cavs
2. Hawks
3. Bulls
4. Heat
5.Hornets
6. Celtics
7. Raptors
8. Wizards

The West

1. Warriors (can they get to 72 wins?
2. Thunder
3. Spurs
4. Mavericks
5. Grizzlies
6. Clippers
7. Nuggets
8. Kings (I think they will make a run)


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:39 pm 
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Last go round for my Thunder, hope they can get it done....

Doesn't seem like anyone even talking about one of the most overrated athletes of my lifetime: Dwight Howard. The franchise killer has claimed Kevin McHale as another victim. What is McHale thinking to himself when he looks at Howard? I'm guessing "You fucking stiff, if I had your body I'd have averaged 50/20, why cant you play???" is about right......


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:25 pm 
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McHale firing is idiotic and I love his wife's reaction to it. The guy went to the fucking conference championship last year against maybe the toughest field ever.

Red Auerbach and Coach K and John Wooden combined couldn't coach any team plagued by both the Howard effect and the Kardashian effect.

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:49 pm 
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I think I was the only Knicks fan who didn't boo Porzingis. He was actually the guy I wanted them to draft.

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:37 pm 
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Much less likely you whiff on an international pick these days

NBA has figured out how to evaluate these dudes and the leagues they play in

Darko days are over


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:27 pm 
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Golden State may break the Bulls record of most wins.

I still have faith that a healthy Cavs team can beat em in a 7 game series. It would be a battle.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:49 pm 
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Porzingis blocked 7 shots last night.

24 Pts 14 REB 7 BLK

The last time a 20 yr old posted this stat line was in the 1992-93 season.

His shooting %'s were excellent...

8-12 FGM-A 2-3 3PM-A 6-6 FTM-A

He also had 2 assists.

Knicks are 8-6 and currently 8th in the east.


http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400828081


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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:09 pm 
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Health permitting, no one is going to touch Golden State this year. I watched the Suns game, last night, the Suns played well enough to beat 80 pct of the NBA and got blown out.

I have never seen anything like Curry. If you take away his three he shoots 67 percent in the paint.

The only thing the other team can do is rough him up and hope he gets hurt. He is unstoppable and the other team has no one near his skill level.

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 Post subject: Re: NBA 2015
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I refuse to believe they will continue to shoot this way as a team.

Healthy OKC can beat them, Cavs would have beaten them with either Love or Irving available


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