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    Mike Conley is really good at point. I think he is not getting credit from the media.

    It cannot be all zach randolph.

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    Mike Conley is really good at point. I think he is not getting credit from the media.

    It cannot be all zach randolph.
    Mike Conley is doing an OK job, the second best player in Memphis is Gasol.

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    Mike Conley is really good at point. I think he is not getting credit from the media.

    It cannot be all zach randolph.
    Conley is solid. Their depth is great too. But Marc Gasol is simply spectacular. It's like he stole Andrew Bogut's mojo. He's been every bit as good as Z-Bo in these playoffs.

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    I think I would throw up if this happened. Actually, I can taste it now just thinking about it.
    A 15th pick in this coming draft isn't worth s***, I am sorry but this comment sounds ignorant to me, go ahead and compare his numbers to those of Mayo for the same amount of minutes and they are pretty close, not only that but Vasquez is a rookie when Mayo is a 3 years veteran.

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    The Grizzlies are pretty amazing.

    Lionel Hollins is the real COY, IMO.
    COY is a regular season award. He is in no way shape or form the COY.

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    Gotta give credit where it is due to Zbo, I thought he was toast when he went to Memphis, instead he is playing like an absolute superstar and there's no telling how far the Grizzlies will make it this postseason.
    Already stoked for 2013-2014.

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    A 15th pick in this coming draft isn't worth s***, I am sorry but this comment sounds ignorant to me, go ahead and compare his numbers to those of Mayo for the same amount of minutes and they are pretty close, not only that but Vasquez is a rookie when Mayo is a 3 years veteran.
    Wow, I know you have a man-crush on him so there is no point in denying it. He may be a good player one day, but I will take my chances with a 1st round pick or Mayo instead.

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    COY is a regular season award. He is in no way shape or form the COY.
    ummm y?

    he lead his team to the playoffs after missing it fir a couple of years...and rudy gay was hurt for the last month.....10 games above .500....hes a perfect candidate.

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    ummm y?

    he lead his team to the playoffs after missing it fir a couple of years...and rudy gay was hurt for the last month.....10 games above .500....hes a perfect candidate.
    It is a regular season award. If COY is based on playoff performance of the team then Hollins deserves consideration. But COY is based on regular season performance of the team so Thibs deserves the award.

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    Sonics fans have to be sick to their stomach at the thought that this team will be contending for the Finals year after year for a looooooong time.
    The same was said of the Blazers a few years ago. They never made it. Cleveland looked that way too. Look at them now.

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    It is a regular season award. If COY is based on playoff performance of the team then Hollins deserves consideration. But COY is based on regular season performance of the team so Thibs deserves the award.
    Vogel got a vote for coach of the year.

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    Vogel got a vote for coach of the year.
    Well, he had a winning record in the regular season with 20-18, plus he made the Pacers advance to the playoffs after a long drought. That fact alone gives him some consideration for COY. Same is also true for Hollins.

    Not that I diminish Hollins' efforts to be considered a strong COY candidate, but Tom really deserved the award for vastly improving the Bulls record-wise in the regular season.

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    The same was said of the Blazers a few years ago. They never made it. Cleveland looked that way too. Look at them now.


    Well Cleveland flamed out because Lebron left. Durant and Westbrook aren't going anywhere. And Portland never had two players as talented as Durant and Westbrook.

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    Anybody think Z-Bo has the title for best PF in the game right now, at least for a little bit?

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    Everybody was talking about the Perkins trade @ the deadline nobody was mentioning the Batier deal. Batier w/ Tony Allen gives Memphis a great defensive tandom. Z Bo > JO in their prime. D Arthur has leaped in talent this year.

    O J Mayo can play. He would have helped the Pacers in the series against Chicago. Him and PG would have been fun to watch on the court. I think the deal is dead. We have already heard about it happening.

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    He's not even the best guard defender in Thunder starting lineup.
    Westbrook is very very average defensively. He has the body to be a great defender, but he's not.
    westbrook is going to cost okc the series with the way he plays, he thinks he is d rose, bad shot after bad shot

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    Many believe that small market teams cannot get good ratings especially if they are playing each other.

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2011...-for.html#more

    Earlier in the day, Game 1 between the Grizzlies and Thunder earned a 4.1 overnight rating, up 52% from last year (MIL/ATL G7: 2.7), and up 24% from 2009 (MIA/ATL G7: 3.3).

    Grizzlies/Thunder actually drew a higher overnight than Heat/76ers Game 4 in the same timeslot a week earlier (4.0).

    Keep in mind the Grizzlies/Thunder series features the second-and-third smallest TV markets in the NBA, Memphis (#48) and Oklahoma City (#45).

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    Memphis and OKC also makes everyone on here that says we can't compete in this NBA because of our city size look silly.

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    Memphis and OKC also makes everyone on here that says we can't compete in this NBA because of our city size look silly.
    Jumping the gun with Memphis. Let's see how they look not just in two weeks, but two years, before we declare them the next "See? Look at them!"

    As for OKC, it does not apply. Why? Two words: Kevin Durant. Unless Paul George becomes similarly talented, no one like that is walking through our doors.

    A few years ago, everyone was drooling over this super bright future Portland had, too.

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    A hyped star trumps market size, which is why teams that win the lottery (see: Cleveland) become relevant until something happens (see: The Decision).

    No one ever said market size was a buzzkill for any possible positive. The issue is that the only way a small market can compete or get attention is if they get the hype via a marquee player.
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    Jumping the gun with Memphis. Let's see how they look not just in two weeks, but two years, before we declare them the next "See? Look at them!"

    As for OKC, it does not apply. Why? Two words: Kevin Durant. Unless Paul George becomes similarly talented, no one like that is walking through our doors.

    A few years ago, everyone was drooling over this super bright future Portland had, too.
    Yeah damn Oklahoma City for drafting correctly...we could never do that.

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    Yeah damn Oklahoma City for drafting correctly...we could never do that.
    Yeah, because that's exactly what I meant.

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    Yeah damn Oklahoma City for drafting correctly...we could never do that.
    their 2 stars were top 5 picks they rebulit the right way. Unlike someone.

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    Memphis and OKC also makes everyone on here that says we can't compete in this NBA because of our city size look silly.
    Sure, we've competed before and it's likely that we'll compete again in the future.

    Doesn't mean that big markets don't have some very significant advantages over small markets though.

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    their 2 stars were top 5 picks they rebulit the right way. Unlike someone.
    How do you explain Memphis though? No one would have called their way of rebuilding "the right way" before this year.

    I could also come up with several counter examples where teams with several top 5 picks have failed.

    To be honest I think there's a lot of luck involved in building a team. Following the tried and true formula doesn't always give the expected result. But once in a while someone's mad experiment actually works. Heck, a couple of years back everyone thought Danny Ainge was crazy too.

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