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Posted Dec 6, '12 at 10:34pm

vinster132

vinster132

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No I didn't know much about college basketball at all really. I only knew who Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes, Anthony Davis, Tyler Zeller, and Austin Rivers were. But about Damian Lillard, checking his stats, he's doing great for a rookie. In the next few years, we might look at him and say he's an elite point guard.

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 2:55am

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

The Knicks blew out the Heat without Melo.

**** is getting serious.

 

Posted Dec 10, '12 at 10:49pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

This might be a premature evaluation, but Jeremy Lin seems to be a lot better when he's the star of the show. Tonight, he helped the Rockets almost beat an impressive Spurs team by matching his career high in points with 38 and adding 7 assists on 2 turnovers. Based on these stats, this was his best game ever. And of course, Harden, for whatever reason, wasn't playing. As long as Harden is on the team, Lin will never be the go-to guy, but I can tell that he's an above average player. If he can be more aggressive and develop a stronger chemistry with Harden, he'll definitely start meeting some expectations.

 

Posted Dec 11, '12 at 6:18pm

vinster132

vinster132

6,093 posts

Anybody noticed that the Warriors are doing better than the Lakers. Even without Ellis and Bogut?

 

Posted Dec 11, '12 at 6:56pm

letsgome_gome

letsgome_gome

804 posts

yeah, the celtics stink and the Spurs are doing just as good as last year!!!

 

Posted Dec 11, '12 at 7:48pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

Yes. Most surprising teams of the season thus far: Warriors and Knicks, in a good way; Lakers, in a bad way.

Despite his past injuries, Stephen Curry seems to be flourishing into a legitimate star for the Warriors. He's play like a borderline All-Star, in my opinion. David Lee has always been a pretty good offensive big man, though I'm not quite sure if he's improved on defense. Klay Thompson is also doing some work, too, and Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack remain the solid roleplayers they've always been. Hard to say if the team's dynamic will change for the better as Bogut is slowly reincorporated. At one point, he was considered one of the best big men in the league, but injuries may preclude him from reaching his potential.

 

Posted Dec 11, '12 at 8:55pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

5,958 posts

I've never paid much attention to the NBA, basketball not being my favorite sport. But i've heard this. The lakers suck? :P

 

Posted Dec 15, '12 at 1:16pm

vinster132

vinster132

6,093 posts

Warriors lose against Orlando snapping their 5 game win streak on the road run. I also would've laughed if the Lakers lost to the Wizards. But Wizards kept close.

The lakers suck? :P

Right now yes.
 

Posted Dec 15, '12 at 1:33pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

5,895 posts

But they have stumbled in the first round many times

Not really.... they have only made it to the plays-offs two years, last year and the year before that. I wouldnt say 2 is "many times"

The Knicks blew out the Heat without Melo.

Yeah, but the Heat also lost to the Wizards, so it really isnt impressive anymore....
 

Posted Dec 17, '12 at 3:31am

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

Damian Lillard game winner. A three pointer off the dribble. Not only does this guy have the stats of a potential superstar, he's already playing with the swagger of one.

Yeah, but the Heat also lost to the Wizards, so it really isnt impressive anymore....


Knicks did it twice, and they're on top of the Eastern Conference right now. To go from barely making the playoffs to looking like a serious contender--that's pretty **** impressive to me.
 
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