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Posted Oct 27, '12 at 12:14am

vinster132

vinster132

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I heard Stern was leaving. I like your idea. It gives the D-league players a chance to have fun and be in the national spotlight. But I don't see it happening unless if there's a sudden demand in it. About Stern, I always liked hearing the boos when I watch the draft. He walks out, "Booooooo!!!!"

 

Posted Oct 27, '12 at 12:58am

Sauron23

Sauron23

277 posts

Yes, the Lakers are doing awful in the preseason. They are 0-7 right now. The Celtics aren't doing well though. I want the Clippers to do a little better though. Go Jazz!

 

Posted Oct 27, '12 at 1:01pm

vinster132

vinster132

6,083 posts

Lakers are now 0-8 in preseason record. They're all pretty banged up. Celtics are saving up energy for the long season. Remember, bth Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are over 30 years old now. About the Jazz, they don't have the explosiveness. Jefferson and Millsap are still young and developing. But maybe in the next 5 years or so after they've understood the mechanics, and all the other stuff, the Jazz might be the team to beat. Adding Mo Williams is good too. I don't think this their year. Too many teams are better than them.

 

Posted Oct 27, '12 at 6:56pm

vinster132

vinster132

6,083 posts

Also, Lakers how Metta World Peace and his elbow. So when in doubt, elbow! *end fail joke*

 

Posted Oct 28, '12 at 1:21pm

1zth

1zth

193 posts

J-J-J-AMES HARDEN...*bursts into tears* WWHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

 

Posted Oct 28, '12 at 2:42pm

vinster132

vinster132

6,083 posts

I think it was a bad choice as well. James Harden was a perfect fit for the Thunder. But Linsanity has Harden now. It'll be a dynamic duo. And don't get your hopes down. Kevin Martin is a good player.

 

Posted Oct 28, '12 at 4:12pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

13,541 posts

Knight

You know what I want to see? The Harlem Globetrotters go against any team in the NBA. Now that's something I would pay to see.

 

Posted Oct 28, '12 at 4:21pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

Certainly didn't expect that. The Thunder, however, did get some good out of it with the two first round draft picks and Kevin Martin, who's a solid scorer. I do wonder about the Thunder's chemistry now though, since Martin isn't quite the playmaker that Harden is. It's also a bit of a risky investment on the Rocket's part, since they've yet to prove themselves. They're in a rebuilding phase right now, and if they can't immediately make some waves, they're going to be stuck in a rut for a little bit without the draft picks. It'll be interesting to see how the season plays out.

 

Posted Oct 30, '12 at 11:57pm

vinster132

vinster132

6,083 posts

I think it's a good take for both teams. Rockets have a pretty young team. James Harden is like 23 or 24. Lin is only 24 as well. They can build around them. And in the next few years, people will be looking at them as true superstars. Lin needs to withstand the long season and try to avoid injuries. As for the Thunder, Kmart (haha) and Jeremy Lamb are good scoring shooting guards.

 

Posted Oct 31, '12 at 6:03pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

James Harden is like 23 or 24. Lin is only 24 as well. They can build around them. And in the next few years, people will be looking at them as true superstars.


Let's not get carried away here. Harden is a great player but a borderline All-Star at best at the moment. Can he become a superstar? It's possible, but I doubt it. He worked well as a sixth man last year and was an integral part of the Thunder, but I've yet to see flashes of brilliance from him that'd indicate an ascension to superstar status. Lin while great during the "Linsanity" run cannot be ruled out as a one-hit wonder yet. The Heat, among others, showed that he can be shut down, so he's going to have to become a more versatile player if he wants to be any more than a serviceable point guard in the league. I'm not saying he's going to end up as a bench player, but I am skeptical of his (super)star status at the moment, present and future.

I'm looking at the Rockets' roster right now, and it's clear they need a ton of work. In particular, they don't have an offensively-minded big man for Lin to play the pick-and-roll game with. Trading away those draft picks could really come back to bite them in the ***.

That being said, for a number of reasons, I support Lin to the fullest and hope he and the Rockets prove me wrong.
 
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