Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Nov 16, 2006.
yea, kinda crazy that david lee is playing given what happened to him. no clue how he's doing it.
guess it makes sense that a guy named green is apparently his kryptonite. he needs to attack the rim or get something in transition instead of forcing these jumpers.
Spurs are out hustling the Warriors right now.
i suppose the spurs are now overwhelming favorites again. it's funny how in the playoffs the conversation so often changes 180 degrees from game to game.
i really don't know how Rose can sit on the bench and watch this Bulls team be this close to the Heat - without him, Deng and Hinrich, obviously outmanned and tired.
he doesn't need to come straight in, run the offense, and put up 25/8. even 15 minutes off the bench would help these guys, give Nate a rest, and provide some kind of decoy on offence. it's strange.
still proud of the team for matching this Heat squad who still need help from the officials to put us away. still, we let ourselves down with poor free throw shooting and letting Cole continue his hot streak (although that's been helped by a lack of Hinrich on defence).
also, Boozer's defence is just attrocious. if we could just merge Boozer and Gibson we'd have a hell of a player.
makes you look at Rose in a different light.
Hopefully the Grizz protect home court today.
a completely healthy bulls team would be the best bet to beat the heat i think. it's a shame we haven't gotten a chance to see that these last two years. to expect rose to come back in the playoffs, in the middle of this kind of a series, without having played at game speed in a year is a little unfair though.
not really. not everyone is kobe. the man is insane.
one thing you have to think about in this instance is what happens when someone comes back too soon. you have gilbert arenas again, and i don't think anyone wants rose to get hurt again. you also have to think about the mental side of things. if, as i personally suspect, he simply does not trust his knee yet, he's not going to be playing basketball, he's going to be thinking it. and his knee. he's going to avoid putting any kind of anything on his knee. he wouldn't be anywhere near as effective. just look at tom brady the year after he came back. he just wasn't quite right the first half of that season. or look at carson palmer the year after he came back from the 2005 injury. again, he wasn't right, and he wasn't ever close to the same player. you don't push your franchise players to come back before they're there mentally. you just don't.
oh, and not everyone heals at the same rate either. david lee wasn't even supposed to be walking yet. seriously, he should still be on crutches or in bed. he was supposed to be walking weeks from now. instead he was walking three days after the injury. people's bodies just respond to injuries differently. take brett favre, dude got hurt umpteen billion times, and a few of them should have put him down for months. yet because of whatever in his genetics he was able to come back and not only play, but play effectively a week later, or two if they happened to have a bi.
so no. it doesn't make me look at rose in a different light. he's not only trying to make sure he can BE derrick rose, he's not doing something that could put him in a situation that if he's thinking too much he could hurt his knee again because he's catering to it, or end up hurting his other knee because he's pushing that one too hard. when you get injured by doing something you've done, in his case, probably nearly a million times, it lurks back there until you've done it even more. and you wonder, could it happen again? i mean, he wasn't hit, his knee just blew out. same thing with whatever that college player's name was, when his leg just snapped in half. he was just jumping. that's going to be lurking back there for a long time. not everyone heals the same way, physically or mentally. to assume everyone should be able to do what lee, favre, or kobe can do is not even remotely fair.
i've lost all respect for Rose, but that's jmo.
as someone with a torn acl i'm afraid i can't share your sentiment at all.
i haven't lost respect for him, but i am frustrated given how close we could be to a championship with him on the floor.
Warriors tie the series up at two a piece.
Wow, they're on a roll right now. Take out that collapse in Game 1, and they'd be one win away from the Conf. Finals.
I agree they should be up 3-1. It's like a different guy steps up all the time for them.
What a mess this Kings talk has turned into.
eh, i already said it earlier in the thread but i hate this what if game. who's to say if the warriors hold on in game 1 the spurs don't come out with renewed intensity and a sense of desperation and take game 2. who's to say if the warriors don't blow game 1 that they don't have the toughness and resilience to somehow pull this one out. maybe the spurs are up 3-1 if the warriors hang on in game 1. not saying it's likely but who knows? in any case they're two closely matched teams and it's a great series. let's just enjoy it.
this is also why i hate, on deal or no deal, when someone makes the deal, they proceed to continue the game to see "what might have happened". YOU CANNOT REPLICATE THE SUBTLE INTRICACIES OF CAUSE AND EFFECT, DEAL OR NO DEAL PRODUCERS
But... isn't that the league's fault? The Maloof's had a signed contract with the Seattle group and the league's all "No, we want you to sell to the less competitive group because we would prefer to not move the team?"
Looks like we have the NBA All-Defensive Teams released today:
I agree with most of the selections, but I am absolutely puzzled how Tyson Chandler could tie in 1st team votes for center. He was DPOY last year and yet he only got All Defensive Second Team. And New York's defense is actually worse this year than last year, so this makes no sense whatsoever. Also, Chris Paul's defense is overrated. He seems to get First Team only because he leads the league in steals; Eric Bledsoe does most of the heavy lifting defensively at his position (in fact, I heard based on advanced stats that the Clippers' bench is far superior on defense than the starters, FWIW). And I think Roy Hibbert, cornerstone of the league's best defense, got totally shafted in not making either team. He should have made it over Noah, who missed 16 games this season; Hibbert missed only three (but I suppose Chicago needs a rep, and Noah is probably the team's best defender). Ideally, we'd get a tie between Hibbert and Noah rather than Noah and Chandler.
Second team looks solid, but I'd switch Mike Conley with Chris Paul on the First Team. Marc Gasol deserves to be on the second team, despite somehow winning DPOY; it wasn't a bad choice, but I think Hibbert, Paul George, or even LeBron James deserves DPOY over him. Avery Bradley's defense is also somewhat overrated, as he is actually behind Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in overall defensive ability this season. But Boston probably deserves a representative, so I won't argue against him. Thankfully, Kobe Bryant doesn't make either team for the first time since 2005, and rightfully so, since I don't remember him playing very good defense since 2010.
well... the heat/bulls series seems over.
Grizzlies with a great come from behind win tonight!
We could very well see a Grizzlies/Warriors WCF. Whodathunkit?
Who is this "we" you speak of?
Rhonda, have a good trip back in time:
Randolph's fadeaway shot toward the end is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.
Pau Gasol @paugasol
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The excitement/enthusiasm/support that Pau has for his brother is one of the best qualities that shines through his Twitter account (of course I follow him via Twitter. ). A possible Golden State/Memphis conference finals would be tremendously good for the league. Though I wouldn't have an inherent issue with either team making The Finals, I think Memphis would fare much better against Miami than Golden State.