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Author:  Marshall Banana [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:43 am ]
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The Native wrote:
OKC fukt now they're without Andre Roberson? This causal says yes.


We'll ask Kahu for his thoughts:

Kahu wrote:
Roberson airballs 2 free throws in a row, he is the load that should have been swallowed. I hope the plum goes bankrupt after he leaves the league.


Stick to rugby you dumb cunt.

Author:  fonzeee [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:11 am ]
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:lol:

Your loyalty to Roberson is truly admirable.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:03 am ]
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fonzeee wrote:
:lol:

Your loyalty to Roberson is truly admirable.


Same draft class as Steve. I've watched every game he's ever played for the Thunder. I've often re-watched games just to watch him and Steve.

I know how vital he is to this team.

The evidence is overwhelming - Roberson's overall impact is a big positive, regardless of his offensive deficiencies.

I'm fed-up with ignorant plums that call him out for missed FTs, but every game we see defence like this from Russ:

http://giant.gfycat.com/AlarmingDeliriousCentipede.webm

Robes never quits on a play - he is relentless, and helps cover for bums like Russ + Melo.

It's a pity it took a catastrophic injury for people to actually start to appreciate him.

Author:  WoodlandsRFC [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:05 am ]
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fonzeee wrote:
:lol:

Your loyalty to Roberson is truly admirable.

Obsession is the appropriate word, crikey.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:13 am ]
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WoodlandsRFC wrote:
fonzeee wrote:
:lol:

Your loyalty to Roberson is truly admirable.

Obsession is the appropriate word, crikey.


He's one of my favourite athletes of the last 5 years.

His career could be over.

I'm gutted for him.

Author:  fonzeee [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:18 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
WoodlandsRFC wrote:
fonzeee wrote:
:lol:

Your loyalty to Roberson is truly admirable.

Obsession is the appropriate word, crikey.


He's one of my favourite athletes of the last 5 years.

His career could be over.

I'm gutted for him.


Fck me, really?

Still, heard some rumors that you guys are going after The Great Tony Allen, just released from Bulls post-Mirotic trade. Would be a very nice stopgap at the very least.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:06 am ]
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fonzeee wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:
WoodlandsRFC wrote:
fonzeee wrote:
:lol:

Your loyalty to Roberson is truly admirable.

Obsession is the appropriate word, crikey.


He's one of my favourite athletes of the last 5 years.

His career could be over.

I'm gutted for him.


Fck me, really?

Still, heard some rumors that you guys are going after The Great Tony Allen, just released from Bulls post-Mirotic trade. Would be a very nice stopgap at the very least.


Yeah - worst case is that he's done.

He tore his right patellar tendon down the middle. Conflicting reports that it took a chunk of the kneecap bone. :uhoh:

I'm hoping for the best - but history suggests we've seen the best of him.

TA? Not sure he's got much left in the tank to chase the nippier wings about... but he might tell Russ to stop being a lazy git on defence! I'd get him just for that! :lol:

Author:  fonzeee [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:09 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
fonzeee wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:
WoodlandsRFC wrote:
fonzeee wrote:
:lol:

Your loyalty to Roberson is truly admirable.

Obsession is the appropriate word, crikey.


He's one of my favourite athletes of the last 5 years.

His career could be over.

I'm gutted for him.


Fck me, really?

Still, heard some rumors that you guys are going after The Great Tony Allen, just released from Bulls post-Mirotic trade. Would be a very nice stopgap at the very least.


Yeah - worst case is that he's done.

He tore his right patellar tendon down the middle. Conflicting reports that it took a chunk of the kneecap bone. :uhoh:

I'm hoping for the best - but history suggests we've seen the best of him.

TA? Not sure he's got much left in the tank to chase the nippier wings about... but he might tell Russ to stop being a lazy git on defence! I'd get him just for that! :lol:


I’m sure he could still do a job in a good system on 20 minutes a night. He was All-Defense just last year.

Unfortunately though I may have imagined that the Bulls released him...

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:17 am ]
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Yeah - has just been confirmed as we're typing!

https://twitter.com/ChiSportUpdates/status/960378956842242048

Quote:
The Chicago Bulls are keeping the expiring contracts of both Tony Allen and Jameer Nelson in play as parts of potential larger packages. (Via @KCJHoop)


Ass.

Picking him up off waivers would have been nice.

Author:  fonzeee [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:21 am ]
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Oh wow.

They know some desperate team will try to make a move.

Author:  The Native [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:29 am ]
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So Roberson is out and the defense goes to shit.

Does that mean that OKC is a team that comprises of Westbrook, George and Anthony and the rest of the team plays around them and their games no matter what? I mean, if a defensive lynchpin like Roberson goes down and OKC starts shipping points and getting beaten then should those other players not change their style to compensate or pick up the slack?

Or they just take a "I'll do me" attitude and see the team turn to shit?

Author:  vintage_cox [ Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:23 am ]
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The Wizards have been playing incredibly well without Wall lately. They look like the Spurs of the past decade, ball flying everywhere and everyone getting great looks

5 wins on the trot without him. 8 guys scored double figures and 8 with multiple assists today


If JW's knee surgery recovery goes well they suddenly have a highly functional bench rotation come playoff time. Things are lookin up

Author:  goeagles [ Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:28 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:

I like Spencer, and was hoping the Thunder took a flyer on him in the '14 Draft. They didn't, and I've had to suffer through watching 3 bums instead. Thankfully only 1 remains...

I can understand the rationale in keeping him, tho - we haven't really seen him and Russell play together yet - a measly 50 minutes in total so far. Both guys can play off the ball.

However, what I'm really worried about is the fit in Atkinson's system - the Nets are second in 3PA, but are third to last in 3P%. Dinwiddie is currently at 33.4%, Russell is a 34.5% on his career, and RHJ is at 27.9% on the year. League average is 36.2%.

I'm confident that Russell can get his up, but can the Nets develop the other two? Maybe they don't need RHJ to...

I need to think on this more. The Nets are fascinating to me, and I want Marks to do well - so I take a keen interest in them.


3P% from season to season is notably volatile, though. It's so volatile that free throw percentage in college is actually a better predictor of NBA 3P% than college 3P% is. Dinwiddie is a 80% FT shooter so between that and his college stats (83% from the line, and also shot over 38% from deep), I'd expect his future 3P% to be significantly better than 33.4% over a larger sample size. Maybe a somewhat similar rationale for RHJ developing the range for a 3P shot eventually, too, although he's unlikely to ever be above average from deep.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:10 am ]
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The Cavs are imploding on and off the court.

Bron is as good as gone. I'm picking to the Rockets.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:36 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
The Cavs are imploding on and off the court.

Bron is as good as gone. I'm picking to the Rockets.


Celtics baby.

But yeah, the Rockets would be awesome.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:42 am ]
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goeagles wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:

I like Spencer, and was hoping the Thunder took a flyer on him in the '14 Draft. They didn't, and I've had to suffer through watching 3 bums instead. Thankfully only 1 remains...

I can understand the rationale in keeping him, tho - we haven't really seen him and Russell play together yet - a measly 50 minutes in total so far. Both guys can play off the ball.

However, what I'm really worried about is the fit in Atkinson's system - the Nets are second in 3PA, but are third to last in 3P%. Dinwiddie is currently at 33.4%, Russell is a 34.5% on his career, and RHJ is at 27.9% on the year. League average is 36.2%.

I'm confident that Russell can get his up, but can the Nets develop the other two? Maybe they don't need RHJ to...

I need to think on this more. The Nets are fascinating to me, and I want Marks to do well - so I take a keen interest in them.


3P% from season to season is notably volatile, though. It's so volatile that free throw percentage in college is actually a better predictor of NBA 3P% than college 3P% is. Dinwiddie is a 80% FT shooter so between that and his college stats (83% from the line, and also shot over 38% from deep), I'd expect his future 3P% to be significantly better than 33.4% over a larger sample size. Maybe a somewhat similar rationale for RHJ developing the range for a 3P shot eventually, too, although he's unlikely to ever be above average from deep.


Spencer is killing it today. His value will never be higher... :o

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/961060283941904386













It looks like they'll keep him - he is their best player after all... Woj says even if they got a 1st rounder for him, the likelihood of that player being better than Spencer are slim.

The Cavs could do with him - so maybe if they got their pick back... But it looks like the Cavs are hanging onto that for dear life right now.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:47 am ]
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:
The Cavs are imploding on and off the court.

Bron is as good as gone. I'm picking to the Rockets.


Celtics baby.

But yeah, the Rockets would be awesome.


Bron back with Kyrie? That would be hilarious... :lol:

I'm not sure how the Rockets could afford him - but Morey will find a way...

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:56 am ]
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I have given my brother 100/1 odds on a Thunder win today.

He has accepted.

I'm already dreaming up ways of spending that $1...

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:07 am ]
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The Native wrote:
So Roberson is out and the defense goes to shit.

Does that mean that OKC is a team that comprises of Westbrook, George and Anthony and the rest of the team plays around them and their games no matter what? I mean, if a defensive lynchpin like Roberson goes down and OKC starts shipping points and getting beaten then should those other players not change their style to compensate or pick up the slack?

Or they just take a "I'll do me" attitude and see the team turn to shit?


Roberson was their defensive system:

http://www.normantranscript.com/oklahoma/thunder-have-to-make-up-for-roberson-s-intangibles-after/article_d26c5ac2-04d3-11e8-8869-83d293c0e800.html

They can't play defence like they've been doing without him.

That said, they haven't had a chance to adjust - games have come too thick and fast. Hopefully they'll be able to tweak a few things over the All Star Break - ideally with a new starting SG on the books.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:52 am ]
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Patterson is so much better than Melo. :lol:

Play him more, Billy... damnit, man!

Thunder still drop this - but really encouraging half.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:09 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
I have given my brother 100/1 odds on a Thunder win today.

He has accepted.

I'm already dreaming up ways of spending that $1...


OR

I'm putting $100 towards his much needed new phone! :lol:

Great win.

Melo fucking sucks. We don't win this without him going down early...

Author:  CrazyIslander [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:19 am ]
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George showing why he's there.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:43 am ]
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Author:  The Native [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:49 am ]
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:lol:

Great to see OKC snapping the losing streak by humping the GSW.

If only they could do that against the teams they should actually beat...

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:09 am ]
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:lol:

Steve is such a goose...


In not so amusing news, Porzingis has done his ACL. :uhoh:

Sucks for the Knicks, and the league.

Knicks will embrace the tank hard now.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:13 am ]
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Marshall Banana wrote:
:lol:

Steve is such a goose...


In not so amusing news, Porzingis has done his ACL. :uhoh:

Sucks for the Knicks, and the league.

Knicks will embrace the tank hard now.


That really sucks.

Author:  Bowens [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:27 pm ]
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Porzingis probably out 10 months (ie start of next season too). Ouch.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2235 ... -porzingis

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:44 pm ]
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Reports that OKC may trade Patterson & a pick for Marcus Smart.

Smart is a pretty good replacement for Roberson, I guess. Good defender who can't shoot a lick - though he does improve the offence according to the stats.

Author:  TheBouncer [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:52 pm ]
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He's not just a bad shooter, he's totally inept offensively. Better than Roberson mind. Bradley is a much better option but obviously not possible.

Fingers crossed for some action tomorrow

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:55 pm ]
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TheBouncer wrote:
He's not just a bad shooter, he's totally inept offensively. Better than Roberson mind. Bradley is a much better option but obviously not possible.

Fingers crossed for some action tomorrow


I'm not sure he is better than Roberson - Dre is defnitely better at finishing around the rim off cuts etc.

Author:  Jay Cee Gee [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:13 pm ]
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And Lou Williams has apparently signed a 3 year extension with the Clips so he's off the trade market for now.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 pm ]
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Bradley is overrated.

Smart is a better defender than him and can switch through 1-3.

Beggars can't be choosers, tho. I'd take either of them - but I sure as hell wouldn't give up a 1st for Smart.

And I want to keep Patterson. He should be starting, and is on a good contract.

Author:  TheBouncer [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 pm ]
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Bradley is having a down year after a promising start but his D last year was exceptional and he is an amazing match-up for GS. Corner 3s and strong d is more than enough.

And my oh my PG13 what a player

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:02 am ]
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I wouldn't say no to Bradley by any means - but:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20319079/kevin-pelton-weekly-mailbag-including-avery-bradley-defense

Smart > Bradley.

Of course Smart won't be able to help himself and he'd chuck 5 3s a game - b/c that's who he is...

I don't think the Thunder have enough to get either of these guys anyway. I blame Melo for this.

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:07 am ]
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http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=22357728

Quote:
From #TheJump: Does it feel like injuries are up in the NBA? That's because they are - there's been a 31 PERCENT (31%!) increase in games lost to injury this year, and it's going to have trade deadline ramifications, starting in NYC.


Damn.

Author:  goeagles [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:48 am ]
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I'd be careful trading for or signing almost any player from Boston or San Antonio. Stevens and Pop are ridiculously good at getting the most out of players.

Author:  fonzeee [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:32 am ]
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goeagles wrote:
I'd be careful trading for or signing almost any player from Boston or San Antonio. Stevens and Pop are ridiculously good at getting the most out of players.


See: Crowder, Jae

Author:  fonzeee [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:33 am ]
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Meanwhile, we have a rain delay, yes, a rain delay, in New Orleans :lol:

Leak in the roof apparently

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:44 am ]
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Bron!

What a game in Cleveland. :lol:

Cavs win 140-138 over the Wolves, with Bron hitting the winner on a buzzer beater in the 1st OT.

The teams combined for 40 3s! Which is an NBA record. KAT alone was 6/6...

Defence wasn't the best - but some superb shot-making.

EDIT: Bron's winner over Jimmy - not an easy look! https://twitter.com/World_Wide_Wob/status/961445089477316609

Oh, and the possession before that... https://twitter.com/World_Wide_Wob/status/961444428668907521

Author:  Marshall Banana [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:25 am ]
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https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine

Quote:
The Spurs have emerged as a trade suitor for the Clippers' Avery Bradley, according to league sources

Quote:
The Clippers are seeking a first-round pick to surrender Avery Bradley, who just arrived in LA via last week's Blake Griffin blockbuster

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