Well you implied by stating that you are not support of a guaranteed contract for Mahinmi. Currently there is alot more value for a backup 7'0 center who can defend at an elite level at 4 million than just another guard.
OJ is interesting and he could develop a better game, but you still need a solid backup center and it takes a while for bigs to develop.
With that said, I'd like to devote the rest of my post to the OP. I didn't get to watch anything but most of the last quarter. When I tuned in, the score was 69-67 I think and Scola's steal and score was the first or second play I saw. So I didn't even witness our bad 2nd quarter, I got to watch straight Pacers dominance
I was incredibly surprised when they took Scola out with 6 mins to go because of how well he was playing nad how little he had actually played so far, but when I saw that West was rebounding well I understood it. West always seems to have "power" games against big opponents. Even if his shot is off that night, normally he rebounds well or plays exceptionally great defense. He's probably our 1 guy who has a switch that he can just turn on when we need him.
And though I'm not sure it would ever happen, I think it would be interesting to throw George Hill and Paul George out there with a three big lineup and have West and Scola control the offense out of the high post. If you try and help out of that offense, you're going to give one of of our best scorers a shot in his favorite spot. You would , however have to make sure there's 1 guy out there you can hide either West or Scola on defensively. But I think that offense would be incredibly difficult to stop.
It looks like Deng and Paul George neutralized each other tonight. Paul looked so happy when he got to isolate on Derrick Rose. And impressively, he blew right by him.
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Time for a new sig.
I agree completely. I think we will need him next year when we lose either Granger or Lance. He is still a bit too inconsistent right now to be a reliable scorer, but I think that could change if he focuses less on shooting. He is already good at getting to the line, which is why he has the third highest PPS on the team (1.421) only behind Sloan(1.5) and George(1.449) even though he has a lackluster eFG% (50%).
He is also a really good rebounder for his size, mostly because he puts more effort into it than most back-up SGs. At times he might try too hard, like last night when he tried to get a rebound over Hibbert. His defense also seems to be coming along quite well. Struggles a little getting around screens, but he is always putting in the necessary effort.
Yea, I really don't think he's a "troll." To me that suggests that he comes here just to irritate everyone. I think he comes here to "win."
I just think he can be annoying. And has a tendency to use strawman arguments.
So, this 5 game winning streak is not mythical like the one during Satan's reign?
5 game winning streak and no Odd Thoughts. Now we have an Odd Thoughts AND Vnzla has been banned. If we lose the next game it's gonna to be harder to figure out which thing threw Karma out of balance....
Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
I can't believe this thread. Vnzla a good poster on here, he keeps things lively and fresh. Many of you just can't stand to let somebody say something you don't agree with. You love to argue and be contentious just has much as him, then you wonder why he is so annoying to you. We got a handful of posters who literally have to respond to anything he says with condescending and dismissive remarks, egging him on and piling on your vitriol. Ridiculous over reach here. Alot of people have been plenty disrespectful to him over the same period of time and they're still posting.
I will support that Vnzla was right that he had been lobbying hard to get CJ Watson back in the 2011 FA. I was right there with him on that one. Watson had just got done helping to lead the Bulls to best record in the league that season with Rose missing so many games before his Injury in the Playoffs. I was plenty pissed when he signed with Brooklyn for less than a Million.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
I'm not sure what this part of the post was inferring, but I've met Vnzla before and I was in the Kelley School with Sollozzo (we actually had a class together though I'm not sure either of us knew at the time). I can say with some certainty they aren't the same person.
Time for a new sig.
To try to underail this thread, here's an amazing stat that shows how great the D is doing this year.
Good. God. Pacers allowing .71 PPP in the halfcourt, opponents shooting.... thirty-five percent.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) November 8, 2013
Players Paul George is defending are shooting a whopping 0% from 3. 0 for 12. 13 for 50 overall. PG is holding opponents to .57 PPP, Watson to 30% from the field and .67 PPP, and Hibbert to .25 PPP in the post.
To the topic at hand - I posted it in the other thread, but the point of the game where I really said, "wow!" was when Paul George was one on one with Rose at the elbow, and Paul literally just beat him off the dribble to the basket. No fancy crossover to step back move, no head fake, nothing. He just picked a point and beat his man there. And his man happened to be MVP and all-star Derrick Rose. Our 6'10" small forward blew past him.
Also, I cheered more for Scola hustling to get back on defense than for his great steal and layup. Gotta love his focus and awareness.
Once we beat the Bulls each time we play them this season, Peck will be able to come up with an even better thread title. May I suggest
The Ruining of the Bulls.