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    Default Random Thoughts NBA Edition Returns: 05-06 Thread

    I thought it was time this made a comeback:

    .....and ust like last year, I'll start out with my faovrite Random team: the Warriors. They draft all-stars, they trade all-stars, they let them walk in free agency. Which all-star will be traded in/out of Oakland this year? Who knows?

    With all the excitement over the Clippers, the Warriors are in a virtual tie with them in the division. Should be a heck of a race in the Pacific this year.

    Remember kids, there is only requirement: NOTHING RELATING TO THE INDIANA PACERS. We already have a whole forum for that, and this thread is about random BSing about basketball. I figure it might be nice to get people's minds off of your own team, which can be stressful at times.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Excellent - thanks for making this, Kstat. Last year, I found myself wanting to say something that didn't warrant it's own thread, but this was always nice to fall back on. I think it should be stickied

    Anyway, speaking of the Warriors - I absolutely love what I've seen of Ike Diogu thus far. He is an above average rebounder, and has a big body around the basket for clearing guys out. He can block shots with those long arms, and I've even seen him make a couple nice passes or two. He also has real good hands for a big guy. I'm definitely going to keep a close eye on him, and he's quickly becoming one of my favourite players outside of the Pacers of course.

    I think he's going to be a very good player in this league.

    P.S. - I don't know why, but I've definitely seen the Warriors on TV up here the most so far out of any other team outside of the Raptors...their games are being aired almost every night.

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    My Random thought for today 12/1/05:

    The New Orleans of Oklahoma City Hornets are 7-7! I'm sorry but there is no bigger surprise in the entire NBA right now.

    Of course, they haven't beat a team over .500 all season (Orlando is 7-7 right now) but still I thought they would be a doormat. Give Chris Paul, David West, PJ Brown, and Desmond Mason a lot of credit - they've been very good so far this season. It'll be interesting to see how they do when they play some more playoff contenders.

    Another strange thing about the Hornets is, despite a game with Miami (which they almost won BTW) how incredibly easy the first half of their season is. They don't play the Pacers or Pistons until 2006 (Detroit 1/10/06, Indiana 2/21/06). They don't play San Antonio until December 29th. I didn't know the NBA used the same type of criteria as the NFL for scheduling.
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    Here comes Kendrick Perkins....

    28 minutes, 12 points, 19 boards, 4 assists, 2 blocks as a starter on 11/30

    http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/Diff...r_Perkins.html

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    So far the irony awards go to...... drumroll


    Cavaliers desperate for a PG other than Snow. sign Damon Jones and now Snow is the starter...

    LA takes a chance on Kwame Brown.. and well he is still Kwame go figure no Irony there...

    Bucks in need of a Big Man draft Bogut.. then make the move to aquire Magloire as the starter and while Boguts develops. meanwhile Joe Smith returns..averages numbers just as good if not better but now could be out for 4-6 weeks after surgery ...

    Toronto trades Alston to Houston for Mike James who proceeds early on to be having a career year. While Alston injured or not looks like a shell of his former self....

    Shaq will return long enough to play 5-10 sub par games just in time to start for the East in the All- Star Game meanwhile ZO is having a turn back the clock season.

    JO is listed as a PF on the All-Star Ballot, but is playing Center and probably good have had a good run at starting....




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    Looks like George Karl is trying to Break Artest's Record for games suspended. Don't be surprised if he shows up next press conference "iced out" displaying the bling- bling if you will just to break the dress code policy.. he is on a roll...

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    Here comes Kendrick Perkins....

    28 minutes, 12 points, 19 boards, 4 assists, 2 blocks as a starter on 11/30

    http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/Diff...r_Perkins.html


    I've been saying this guy would be good for a long time.... I wish he were on our team..... as long as he isn't shooting freethrows.
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    And with Perkins development has also lead to a dissatisfied Mark Blount.

    I know there are some Blount fans around here....eh? Eh???

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    Speaking IU-Duke,

    That Marco Killingsworth dude is a hoss. Too bad he's not 6'10". He has an NBA future IMO. The guy has footwork and low post moves, which shows a good work ethic at his young age. It's been awhile since I've seen college guys post up with such authority and use drop steps, spin moves, head fakes, ball fakes, and such.

    Impressive.

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    Speaking IU-Duke,

    That Marco Killingsworth dude is a hoss. Too bad he's not 6'10". He has an NBA future IMO. The guy has footwork and low post moves, which shows a good work ethic at his young age. It's been awhile since I've seen college guys post up with such authority and use drop steps, spin moves, head fakes, ball fakes, and such.

    Impressive.
    He reminds me of David West a little. A smaller NBA PF body but a good post and face-up game. West is making a pretty good arguement for Most Improved Player in the earlier going for the Hornets.

    If Killingsworth continues his dominant play and has an All-American type season he'll definitely be a first round NBA player - probably lottery. Just look at Villanueva and Channing Frye.
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    Josh Howard is the most underrated player in the NBA.
    UncleBuck:

    "See how stupid those fans sound complaining about the officials. That is one reason why I hate when Pacers fans complain about the refs - does not come across well at all, no matter the merit. "

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    The Raptors win their 2nd!!! In a nail-biter against the HAWKS!

    Well, that was a fun game to watch..........................

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    ^ That game had the worst combined losing percentage between the two teams of any game ever. 10% I think.
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    Has any team ever played an easier schedule then the first month of the Pistons? My God. How many winning teams have they played? 2, maybe 3? The only truly "good" team they've played has been the Mavs and they were absolutely DESTROYED by them.
    I'm not sayng the Pistons are frauds, but I'll have to see them beat some actual teams before I label them the legitimate team to beat.

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    Seth, I'm starting to think you don't like the Pistons.
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    Seth, I'm starting to think you don't like the Pistons.
    You sir would be correct. I don't like any non-Pacers teams, but I borderline hate the Pistons. I like Billups as a person, but I despise the Wallaces and Rip. And worst of all, I despise their fans. I think IndyStar has turned me against anything Detroit-related, including the pathetic Lions. Now thats bad.

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    I wouldn't know who that is. he doesn't exist to me

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Kstat - I've been watching the Detroit broadcast of the Knicks/Pistons game and I constantly hear a guy in the crowd yell "You're overpaid!!!" - and it's coming in crystal clear.

    Who is he saying it to? Marbury? Larry Brown?

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    OH MY GOD.

    DUNK OF THE YEAR - ARIZA ON BEN WALLACE.

    DUNK OF THE YEAR - I DON'T NEED TO SEE THE REST.

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    Kstat - I've been watching the Detroit broadcast of the Knicks/Pistons game and I constantly hear a guy in the crowd yell "You're overpaid!!!" - and it's coming in crystal clear.

    Who is he saying it to? Marbury? Larry Brown?
    That's almost an impossible question when you're playing the Knicks.
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    "See how stupid those fans sound complaining about the officials. That is one reason why I hate when Pacers fans complain about the refs - does not come across well at all, no matter the merit. "

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    That's almost an impossible question when you're playing the Knicks.
    I knew that was coming.

    But I mentioned Larry or Marbury because I could hear the "ey" in his voice...he was just giving it to them, whoever it was.

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    OH MY GOD.

    DUNK OF THE YEAR - ARIZA ON BEN WALLACE.

    DUNK OF THE YEAR - I DON'T NEED TO SEE THE REST.

    I'm begging Flip Saunders to sit ben tomorrow. The guy is playing well on one good ankle, but not well enough to get off the ground. He got killed tonight by a mediocre Knicks frontline, on the glass and at the rim.

    The Ariza play was just sad. Ben didn't even leave the floor.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    The Ariza play was just sad. Ben didn't even leave the floor.
    Awww - come on now. Just admit it - he got owned on that play.

    Even Laimbeer was surprised - he was expecting Ben to swat that one, but Ariza cauched it back and just hammered it down on his face.

    If anyone can find video it would be much appreciated. I'm trying to collect some of my favourites this year - the only other dunk I have on file so far is Deron Williams over Ike Diogu (another good one).

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    Yeah, he did get owned.

    However, Lambs also wasn't watching when ben sprained his ankle.

    I'm just saying it was sad because Ben couldn't get off the floor to challenge it.

    I'd be hard pressed to find a knick that DIDNT score on ben tonight.

    It was a sweet dunk, though.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    I'll admit, I was a little surprised when Jackie Butler knocked Ben out of the way in the dying minutes as if he were a fly. Ben trying to draw the offensive foul in a position like that just didn't seem normal to me, so the fact that he was settling like that made me realize something was up.

    Hopefully it's nothing too severe.

    By the way, how good does Channing Frye look?

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    I hope Dale gets the start tomorrow in chicago, that would be great.

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