On ESPN's front page right now there is a glorious headline that states the following: "Pelicans set to play in Smoothie King Center". Oddly fitting.
Yeah, that would be preserving the normal rotations that everybody in the building wants to see. I think that's a good thing. I'm just saying it doesn't mean star players are going to average 45 minutes a game.
you gotta throw Oden out for that
So it can't be what I'm suggesting unless we go further to the extreme with it?
No, not at all... But if you want to preserve the rotations, then the foul becomes less important that what it means currently... I simply think that it would be unwise to make a rule just to preserve rotations... I believe that it is an intregal part of the game to be able to adjust when foul trouble arises...
Let me ask why you think that the fouls are counted?? I believe that it to give more importance to the in game planning and helps to further provide a reason to not foul...
LeBron James must've missed the Super Bowl. "Better offense beats better defense any day," he said during a halftime interview.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) February 6, 2014
Don't tell me this isn't a shot at the Pacers...
There is no NBA player named Monte Ellis.
It's not about changing a rule for the sake of preserving rotations. That might be a side effect, though.
I believe fouls are counted to discourage too many fouls. I believe this could be done in better ways. Possibly by doing what I've suggested, possibly by doing something else.
What are your guys' thoughts on Anthony Bennett? He had a 14 point half earlier this week and a 14 pt game on 40% shooting tonight and now a lot of the riff raff here in cleveland are ready to remove the bust label. i still don't buy it.
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Hearing tonight that Paul George, John Wall and Terrence Ross could all wind up joining Damian Lillard in dunk contest at All-Star Weekend— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 6, 2014
that'd be a nice lineup
"It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."
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If anything I would like to see the charge call more narrow. For example if an offensive player is already in the air, he shouldn't be called for a charge. Also big guys who go towards the basket, and some small guard takes a "charge." Of course the small guard is always going to fall down.
So yeah...the Boogie Cousins vs Mike Dunleavy hatred is real lol.
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If it's purity of the game we want, keep the flagrant foul system, REDUCE fouls to 5 per game, and liberally begin calling flopping on reviews, only with a $25k fine. If that doesn't do it, begin assessing technical fouls for flopping.
The reason for the automatic points instead of free throws is due to the fact that dominant centers and forwards that are horrible at free throws would be getting hacked all game long. Who cares if you get a technical and they get free throws, if they are horrible at free throws and you can't foul out then you would just hack away.
As far as basketball is concerned, Lebron is kind of right. History shows time and time again that elite offense wins championships. Sure, having a great defense can get you far and most championship teams have great defenses, but history has shown time and time again that having a special elite offensive player is what leads to a trophy in June.
08: Pierce/Big 3
04: Glaring exception with the 2004 Pistons
91-93, 96-98: Jordan
Then you had the 80's Celtics with Bird and the 80's Lakers and Magic. I could go on and on. NBA championship history has been very consistent over the last three decades. Having an elite offensive player who cannot be guarded is what pushes teams over the top in June. Defense may win championships in football, but offense wins championships in the NBA. Most of the teams I listed were great defensive teams too, but the majority of teams who go far in the playoffs can play great defense since a lot about defense is effort. It's the offensive skill that makes the difference most of the time. You cannot effort your way into elite offense.
The Spurs teams, the Bulls teams with Jordan, and Hakeem's teams were also elite defensively too, though (edit, I see you mentioned that too).
I'd say you ought to be top 10 in both offense and defense, with a all-NBA level star to bail you out when needed.
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I'm (maybe) back after being repetedly banned, merely for supporting a different NFL team than do certain forum moderators.
I always say this. You have to be one of the top defensive teams. And you have to be able to get stops late in close games. You also have to be one of the better offensive teams, and you must without any doubt be able to score late in close playoff games.
But if someone put a gun to my head and said you could either have the top rated defensive team in the NBA and have lets say the 8th best offensive team, or you could have the 8th best defensive team and the best offensive team. If I had to choose one or the other - everything else being equal and not knowing other factors. I would take the top ranted defensive team. I think that would give you a better chance at winning a championship.
Beyond all that, I always figure the best player wins the championship most of the time. (it seems though that the best player is also on a good defensvie and offensive team, funny how that usually works)