2015 NBA Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by benni..., Jun 17, 2015.

  1. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Slovenia
    But prior to this year, that squad has been relatively healthy. I think they're as good as GSW and Spurs. I do however have certain questions about Durant and how his injury will affect him.

    So Kyle Anderson was the MVP in the Summer League. The Spurs haven't lost any of their depth.
     
  2. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    In the playoffs they've all been healthy? I think someone has always been injured.
     
  3. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
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    Slovenia
    #1303 zohee, Jul 20, 2015
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    They lost Westbrook IIRC they year when they lost to Memphis. Also Ibaka was out in the Finals against the Spurs the year after. But anytime that team was healthy, they managed to reach the Finals.

    They did replace Brooks.
     
  4. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    They have no quality c though which hurts and ibaka can't score on the block as well as he can mid range. If they had a guy they could play 1 in and make ibaka a stretch they could be deadly
     
  5. MatthausSammer

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    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
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    Borussia Dortmund
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    Germany
    They could do that with Kanter on offence.
     
  6. El Washatero

    El Washatero Member+

    Nov 5, 2007
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    the rockets getting lawson for scraps was huge. dude has his problems but if he can get that sorted, its a huge upgrade.

    you go from a pg rotation of beverly/terry/prigioni to lawson/beverley/terry

    Anyone who saw how the team fell apart when harden sat should know how badly they needed a 2nd creator and lawson is among the best at creating for himself and others

    And now news that Lawson made his last yr on his contract non-guaranteed. wow. absolutely no risk involved in this move.
     
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  7. MatthausSammer

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    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
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    Borussia Dortmund
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    Germany
    Yeah, I feel like all the second-tier "almost there" contenders in the West all made a step up. We'll see how that plays out for each team, though.
     
  8. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Finally Houston get a PG.
     
  9. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Slovenia
  10. P to the Wee

    P to the Wee Red Card

    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  11. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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  12. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
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    Slovenia
  13. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
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    Corinthians Sao Paulo
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    Honduras
    Ofcourse he does. As does Kareem and Baylor. Lol
     
  14. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
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    Well if we look at their career acomplishments, there's no way Shaq is on that team. However, if we just look at the time each of this players spent just with the Lakers, Shaq does have a case.
     
  15. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    It's a tough call - Shaq was so devastatingly unstoppable for a while on offense but he couldn't hit free throws and it doesn't seem like he really got the most of his abilities. He was also part of a massive choke job in the Finals. Most think Kareem was a better player.

    What's interesting is - when have the Lakers had a premier power forward? I looked at a top 5 list and they had Gasol number 1 - didn't he play center for them most of the time? After that - guys like AC Green and Odom? Good players but not all timers.
     
  16. P to the Wee

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    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    Gasol was PF to Bynums C
     
  17. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    U could play shaq at c and Kareem at 4? But shaq is miles off him and wilt
     
  18. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
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    Dec 9, 2012
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    Germany
    I seriously doubt Shaq with the Lakers is "miles off" anyone.
     
  19. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
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    Slovenia
    Isn't Kareem in that picture at center? Anyway that leaves it with him and Wilt and from what I heard, Wilt wasn't that good while with the Lakers.

    I think Gasol is closer than most realize.
     
  20. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Maybe if he could shoot fts
     
  21. zohee

    zohee Member+

    May 28, 2011
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    Real Madrid
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    I mean if that's the case with Wilt, you could also count Malone and the rest of the stars that finished their career as a Laker, making the list even harder to decide.
     
  22. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    Lakers are stacked as ******** tbh though

    But u can never count Michael out of any game
     
  23. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    No way Jordan is losing by 50 anyway :) He'd be breaking folks legs before he'd let that happen.
     
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  24. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Cuban on DeAndre: "Makeup sex is always the best sex but after it's over you stare at that same face and realize the problems are the same."
     
  25. Playboy Red Devil

    May 3, 2010
    West Hollywood
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I am always inclined to include Wilt as a Lakers legend purely by the fact that he brought us the first title to LA (not counting Minn). His stats were not great because of injuries and having to share the offense with West and Baylor. later on, though, Wilt was more focused on defense and had actually had the best point percentage.

    Shaq, part of threepeat, finals MVP, definitely among the greats. One could argue if he was GOAT Lakers center, but that is a different discussion.

    Bynum on paper was center, that mutha******** was always ******* injured, which Pau had to take over that.

    I hate to say this and wish there was another real PF number 1, but I Pau is the best PF in Lakers history. Personally I love Horry.
     
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