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He's bad news.
The Raptors don't even have to make the playoffs for me to consider the season to be a success. All they have to do is look like a team that's competent.

 502 Nitramy, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 2:13:55 AM from Antipolo City, PH Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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[up] If they pull a Denver Nuggets (everyone chipping in despite no superstar player), I'd be glad to say that as well.
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 503 entropy 13, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 5:23:48 AM from Somewhere only we know. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
わからない
[up]Unless Bargnani misses half a season again...
I'm reading this because it's interesting. I think.
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, over.
 504 Kinkajou, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 9:25:18 PM from you're not your
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Raptors have a surprisingly decent defensive squad. Bargs looks like he cares about D nowadays, while Lowry/Fields/Valanciunas should shore up their defense.

Also: Spurs got Eddy Curry. cool
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 505 Nitramy, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 10:00:50 PM from Antipolo City, PH Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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[up] As if the Spurs' lineup couldn't get any older - I kid, I kid. Curry on board will mean a lot of mentoring for Tiago Splitter (Awesome McCoolname IMO).

Come to think of it, the Spurs should probably start getting younger guys and filling them in to keep their winning ways grin
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 506 Kinkajou, Wed, 3rd Oct '12 12:04:32 AM from you're not your
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Er, did you see how good Kawhi Leonard was last season? Even Pop called him a future star.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 507 Nitramy, Wed, 3rd Oct '12 1:04:25 AM from Antipolo City, PH Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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Oh right, I forgot about Kawaii Leonard. Guy's got potential. Danny Green as a small forward shows promise too.

Wonder who the Spurs can get on the point?
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 508 Kinkajou, Wed, 3rd Oct '12 5:27:34 AM from you're not your
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They have "led the entire Olympics in PPG" Patty Mills. cool Plus Manu's practically a PG in an SG frame at this point.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 509 Nitramy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 4:27:07 AM from Antipolo City, PH Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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Mills sounds like a good investment for the future.

Oh, and Manu should shave his head :p

Good news: Rasheed "Ball Don't Lie" Wallace unretired.

This season will be interesting.

edited 4th Oct '12 4:27:37 AM by Nitramy

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 510 Kinkajou, Thu, 4th Oct '12 5:28:33 AM from you're not your
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Knicks looking like the NBA's AARP team. Rivaling the Lakers in that regard (seriously, I think New York has only one player under 25 with a guaranteed contract).

Oh, and there was a Spurs open scrimmage earlier today. Manu led all scorers with 21 points. Leonard with 16 points/7 boards.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 511 Kinkajou, Sun, 7th Oct '12 11:54:32 PM from you're not your
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Lakers vs Warriors preseason game: Warriors go on 35-0 run through the second half. [lol]
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 512 Nitramy, Sat, 20th Oct '12 2:39:04 AM from Antipolo City, PH Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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[up] Speaking of the Lakers, why the hell is the "Kobe is a ball hog" meme so popular?
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 513 Kinkajou, Sat, 20th Oct '12 7:15:09 AM from you're not your
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Because he led the league in usage rate last season? Because his prime years had him average a preposterous amount of FG As? Sure he averages <5 apg, but that's not his strongest suit. He's an elite scorer and that's not bad.

And Lakers are 0-5 in the preseason after falling to the Kings.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
He's bad news.
Well, the Raptors blew out the Knicks in Montreal.

If Calderon, Lowry and Valancunias can keep playing like this in the regular season, I'll be a happy man.

 515 wanderlustwarrior, Sat, 20th Oct '12 10:10:13 AM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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I haven't heard of this Val-ociraptor guy before.

And where, pray tell, is this MON-tree-all?
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 516 Serocco, Sun, 21st Oct '12 11:06:15 PM from Miami, Florida
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The Celtics honestly look like they'll take the 1st seed and make it straight through the conference finals.
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 517 Kinkajou, Mon, 22nd Oct '12 7:36:16 AM from you're not your
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[up] Er, LeBron and the Heatles would like to have a word with you.

Lakers fall to 0-6 in the preseason despite Dwight Howard's debut after the Kings end the game with a 10-0 run.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 518 wanderlustwarrior, Mon, 22nd Oct '12 7:40:56 AM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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Ah ha. It's just the preseason, men.

edited 22nd Oct '12 7:41:15 AM by wanderlustwarrior

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 519 Serocco, Mon, 22nd Oct '12 6:13:03 PM from Miami, Florida
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The Heat has only won the 1st seed once - 1999, the first lockout season. Knicks knocked them out by one point.

San Antonio, the first seed, swept their first two opponents and took a 2-0 lead on OKC, before they dropped the next four games. Chicago, who had the best defense in the league, couldn't handle Miami's offense when Spoelstra put LeBron on Rose.

Never trust the 1st seed. In fact, the Heat won both titles as the 2nd seed.

edited 22nd Oct '12 6:20:24 PM by Serocco

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 520 Kinkajou, Thu, 25th Oct '12 3:30:05 AM from you're not your
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[up] No two 60 win teams (even when prorated for the lockout-shortened seasons) have faced each other in the Finals since 1998.

Since 1998 the West has been represented by a 60 win team four times (2000 Lakers, 2003 Spurs, 2006 Mavericks, 2009 Lakers) and the East has been represented by a 60 win team only ONCE since 1998 (2008 Celtics).
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 521 wanderlustwarrior, Sat, 27th Oct '12 9:43:17 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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Huh. Harden's been traded to the Rockets.

Maybe if Lin was actually as good as the hype, they'd be something to watch out for now.
Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 522 Nitramy, Sat, 27th Oct '12 9:45:31 PM from Antipolo City, PH Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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[up] I hope Kevin Martin does even a third as good as Harden does (read: is clutch).

And Lin had better step up. If he fizzles out, well, that's another bad Rockets investment.

Come to think of it, the Rockets could make some noise with Asik (TBH they should have just grabbed Boozer instead), Lin and Harden... but it all depends on how well they play this season.

edited 27th Oct '12 9:46:59 PM by Nitramy

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 523 Kinkajou, Sat, 27th Oct '12 10:47:40 PM from you're not your
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Well, the Spurs' championship window got wider. Harden killed them in the WCF.

[up] Boozer's not an FA and is on a bad contract. And why would you want to trade for a bad defensive big man unless it's a fantasy team?

edited 27th Oct '12 10:49:00 PM by Kinkajou

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 524 Nitramy, Sat, 27th Oct '12 11:40:34 PM from Antipolo City, PH Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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[up] The Bulls should dump Boozer as soon as possible.

And yeah, this is a good thing for the Spurs, unless Kevin Martin overachieves and kills them twice over in the WCF (if they meet).

Come to think of it, OKC needs a bangin' big man if they want to have a shot at the Finals.

I'm satisfied if either the Spurs or Thunder win the WCF... and any other team that's not the Heat win the East. My dream Finals next year would have to be Bulls vs. Spurs OR Thunder.

edited 27th Oct '12 11:41:51 PM by Nitramy

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 525 Kinkajou, Sun, 28th Oct '12 12:08:13 AM from you're not your
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Martin's nowhere the player Harden is right now. He's also on the wrong side of 30.

I heard the Bulls plan to amnesty Boozer next offseason so Taj Gibson's extension becomes viable.
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