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Offline GataNats

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Re: Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #100: February 11, 2024, 11:55:56 PM »
Kyrie has gone almost a whole season with no crazy. Maybe he gets to the finish line this year. We all know what the playoffs will look like. Everyone watching Luka try to win every offensive possession, only it’s the playoffs so he doesn’t get the whistle. On defense, the combination of Kyrie and Luka on the floor at the same time doesn’t go as well as it did in the regular season now that teams care about scheming for every game.

Luka took a really untalented team to the WCF at 22.   At 24 he is now the best player in the league.  Roster is stacked.  They are right there

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« Reply #101: February 11, 2024, 11:57:02 PM »
Kyrie has gone almost a whole season with no crazy. Maybe he gets to the finish line this year. We all know what the playoffs will look like. Everyone watching Luka try to win every offensive possession, only it’s the playoffs so he doesn’t get the whistle. On defense, the combination of Kyrie and Luka on the floor at the same time doesn’t go as well as it did in the regular season now that teams care about scheming for every game.

You understand Luka’s playoff numbers are even better than his regular season numbers, right?

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« Reply #102: February 12, 2024, 08:00:57 AM »
Posted this as a follow on to discussion in the Wizards thread. 

https://www.nba.com/news/kia-mvp-ladder-feb-2-2024-edition

Jokic is the best player IMO.  Giannis and Embiid when healthy close.  SGA coming on strong. 

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #103: February 12, 2024, 08:27:23 AM »
This is an era when 5s and 4s masquerading as 5s can do things that they've never done before. And I'll never get used to all the 6' 10" + wings.

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« Reply #104: February 12, 2024, 11:34:11 PM »
Posted this as a follow on to discussion in the Wizards thread. 

https://www.nba.com/news/kia-mvp-ladder-feb-2-2024-edition

Jokic is the best player IMO.  Giannis and Embiid when healthy close.  SGA coming on strong.

Luka is the best player in the league.  And it isnt even close

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« Reply #105: February 12, 2024, 11:37:00 PM »
Deni trying to go past Luka and ending up on his back at the end tonight was something

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« Reply #106: February 13, 2024, 06:06:08 AM »
Luka is the best player in the league.  And it isnt even close

Giannis has a ring, jokic has a ring. Luka is a selfish player who puts up great regular seasons

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« Reply #107: February 13, 2024, 12:32:48 PM »
Luka took a really untalented team to the WCF at 22.   At 24 he is now the best player in the league.  Roster is stacked.  They are right there

They're a play in team with no draft capital left to upgrade the roster

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« Reply #108: February 15, 2024, 12:19:38 AM »
Giannis has a ring, jokic has a ring. Luka is a selfish player who puts up great regular seasons

How is a guy that averages more assists than both, way more than Giannis, selfish?   How old were they when they won their first title?


Mavs six in a row going to the break

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« Reply #109: February 15, 2024, 12:30:56 AM »
Giannis has a ring, jokic has a ring. Luka is a selfish player who puts up great regular seasons

His playoff numbers are better than his regular season numbers.  In fact, his playoff numbers are the best of all time.  33/9/9 in the playoffs

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Re: Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #110: February 15, 2024, 12:41:11 AM »
They're a play in team with no draft capital left to upgrade the roster

They are one of the youngest teams in the league.  Don’t need draft capital with the best player in the league at age 24.  Now, the Bucks?  That is a team that is screwed for the next 10 years

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« Reply #111: February 15, 2024, 06:23:35 AM »
How is a guy that averages more assists than both, way more than Giannis, selfish?   How old were they when they won their first title?


Mavs six in a row going to the break

Have you watched him? Every series goes through him. He spends most of the shot clock trying to score and then passes when he can’t

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« Reply #112: February 15, 2024, 06:23:58 AM »
His playoff numbers are better than his regular season numbers.  In fact, his playoff numbers are the best of all time.  33/9/9 in the playoffs

Except for the whole winning thing

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« Reply #113: February 15, 2024, 06:43:35 AM »
Luka is very good.  Doesn’t have the supporting cast yet.  Just not a top five yet.  Not a good defender.  But improved. 

https://www.mavsmoneyball.com/platform/2024/1/16/24039623/lowe-luka-doncic-defense-much-improved-dallas-mavericks-nba

Like any younger player he will have to learn to trust his teammates.  As of now they are in a playin spot.  West seems wide open but I would pick Denver again. 

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« Reply #114: February 15, 2024, 10:29:29 AM »
Luka is very good.  Doesn’t have the supporting cast yet.  Just not a top five yet.  Not a good defender.  But improved. 

https://www.mavsmoneyball.com/platform/2024/1/16/24039623/lowe-luka-doncic-defense-much-improved-dallas-mavericks-nba

Like any younger player he will have to learn to trust his teammates.  As of now they are in a playin spot.  West seems wide open but I would pick Denver again. 

Cuban is a low key cheap owner. Right now, the Mavericks don't really have to assets to dramatically improve thanks to botching Brunson's initial extension.

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« Reply #115: February 15, 2024, 10:37:12 AM »
Cuban is a low key cheap owner. Right now, the Mavericks don't really have to assets to dramatically improve thanks to botching Brunson's initial extension.
Isn’t he selling the team? But retaining control.  Or something like that.  He has his chip.  Doesn’t want to go crazy spending with no guarantee of a title. 

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« Reply #116: February 15, 2024, 10:39:41 AM »
Isn’t he selling the team? But retaining control.  Or something like that.  He has his chip.  Doesn’t want to go crazy spending with no guarantee of a title. 

Even those Dirk teams never went into the luxury tax.

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Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #117: February 23, 2024, 11:53:24 PM »
Mavs 7 in a row.   What Luka is doing is unprecedented

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« Reply #118: March 18, 2024, 01:35:41 PM »
Now this was funny.  Magic have now deleted it from they web site. 

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2024/3/18/24104721/anthony-black-gradey-dick-nba-jersey-swap-meme

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Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #119: March 18, 2024, 01:38:24 PM »
Mavs 7 in a row.   What Luka is doing is unprecedented
They need to win some more and get out of the playin games. No way the league will allow Steph AND Lebron to both not advance. 

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« Reply #120: March 19, 2024, 02:10:08 AM »
Just beat the best team in the league

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Re: NBA 2023-24
« Reply #121: March 19, 2024, 08:14:10 AM »
Just beat the best team in the league
wait -  the Celtics beat the Mavs earlier this month.

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« Reply #122: April 04, 2024, 06:26:51 PM »
Orlando Magic are in 4th place in the East. Just a game out of third and two games out of second. 

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« Reply #123: April 17, 2024, 09:49:51 PM »
Sixers tried to blow that at the end.  Amazing though how they let the Riley/Spoelstra teams to clutch and grab but then call fouls on the other team when they do the same thing. 

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« Reply #124: April 19, 2024, 10:01:07 PM »
Every time I watch D’aaron Fox I wonder why John Wall could not have improved his shooting like this kid has.