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RhymesayersDU
10-27-2009, 06:21 AM
It's about that time, ladies and gentlemen.

The season officially tips off TONIGHT!

This should be a pretty interesting season. Lakers still the favorites, but will get some competition from the likes of Denver, San Antonio, Portland, etc.

The East should be good with Cleveland, Boston, and Orlando going at it.

Predictions? Thoughts? Hopes? Fears?

(Go Nuggets!)

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broncofan2438
10-27-2009, 07:31 AM
Go Nuggets!!!!!!

Good game against the Jazz tomorrow night

Inkana7
10-27-2009, 07:33 AM
Hear that, Boston?

It's time for Shaq-Fu!

Mr.Meanie
10-27-2009, 07:40 AM
About time! Baseball is finally over (thank god), Basketball is just starting, Football is in full swing... best time of the year!

But yeah, the Lakeshow is rolling again. The rest of the league is about to get lexed.

Garcia Bronco
10-27-2009, 07:50 AM
Did the Nugs get a big man that can play this off-season? Some one that can defend Gasol?

RhymesayersDU
10-27-2009, 08:21 AM
Did the Nugs get a big man that can play this off-season? Some one that can defend Gasol?

Not really, no.

With that said, I don't think Gasol is the problem. He's good, but he's made much better by the defense focusing and shifting around what Kobe does.

azbroncfan
10-27-2009, 08:25 AM
Go Jazz!

RhymesayersDU
10-27-2009, 10:09 AM
AZ how are you feeling about the Jazz? Carlos Boozer is being traded this season, yes or no?

bombay
10-27-2009, 10:14 AM
NBA sends the Nuggets to China, then on the road for 7 or their first 8 games, and suspends JR for 7.

I don't like that.

spdirty
10-27-2009, 10:24 AM
Did the Nugs get a big man that can play this off-season? Some one that can defend Gasol?

We got Malik Allen. Ive never heard of him.

Real interested to see how Afflalo does these first 7 games, he will get a ton of minutes starting out. Hopefully he can pick right up where Jones left off.

And God I hope Lawson gets more minutes than AC. Ive gotten to a point where I just cant stand Carter anymore. Hopefully this will be his last year with the Nugs as Lawson steps in and develops under Chauncey.

azbroncfan
10-27-2009, 10:27 AM
AZ how are you feeling about the Jazz? Carlos Boozer is being traded this season, yes or no?

Yeah he will be gone. He sucks in postseason once he runs into length in Gasol or Duncan. He would be gone now but he overvalues himself. I haven't really been paying much attention to hoops yet since it is middle of NFL season. Maynor has suposedly looked great as the rookie backup to Deron. That was a big dropoff last year when the 2nd team came in.

Rulon Velvet Jones
10-27-2009, 11:11 AM
Portland? Please. They already have injury and chemistry issues. Andre Miller is fat and won't accept anything less than a starting PG role.

I have doubts about a number of the Spurs holding up for the entire season, as well.

Man-Goblin
10-27-2009, 11:19 AM
Expect a slow start from the Nuggets, but I still expect them to land somewhere between 50-55 wins.

RhymesayersDU
10-27-2009, 06:09 PM
Expect a slow start from the Nuggets, but I still expect them to land somewhere between 50-55 wins.

We shall see. They have a long early road trip, but aren't facing any of the scary EC teams. But no JR for most of those. Yech.

lex
10-27-2009, 06:13 PM
It will be interesting to see how the Bulls do. I kind of wonder if Rose improved his defense at all. Something tells me he worked on his shooting more than his defense though. Im kind of interested to see how Noah will do coming off of a strong second half last year. And Johnson looks like he could be a player. I kind of wonder if Brad Miller is going to suck this year.

Man-Goblin
10-27-2009, 07:43 PM
I just threw up watching the ring ceremony.

Boobs McGee
10-27-2009, 07:51 PM
http://thelakersnation.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ring.jpg

Back to BACK , bitches.

I'm definitely thinking lakers/nuggz again in the WCF. You guys are gonna LOVE your new acquisition from UCLA. afflalo...he's a baller, extremely smart, tough defender. Great team player

I'm excited to see what'll happen with chauncey in the lineup the entire year.

As far as the lake show goes, Ron Ron is gonna be huge. There was an article in the times that illustrated a great point...Now Kobe isn't gonna have to lock on to the best defender for whichever team they happen to be playing that night. He can just sit back and orchestrate that offense. It's just incredible, thinkin about our starting five. Kobe, ron ron, fish, gasol, and bynum. With mr. kardashian comin off the bench.
Throw in the fact that the little girl cut his hair, and our second team looks better than ever.

Kobe is gonna have one of his best years yet, bynum breaks out, gasol (who just won in europe, and has been playin all summer) continues to be one of the best PF's in the league, and we roll.

HOORAY FOR THE REGULAR SEASON!

Time to put a beat down on the clip joint.

FINALLY, it's nba time.

Go lakers, go nuggz, eff teh celtics.

RhymesayersDU
10-27-2009, 08:29 PM
I can't believe the C's went into Cleveland and took the game tonight.

You know what's going to suck this year? EVERY single time the Cavaliers suffer a big loss (like tonight) you just KNOW the next day you'll hear something like this: "Man, the Cavs just can't get it together. LeBron is gone for sure next year."

I mean seriously, I love the NBA, I love talking about it, etc, but I can't handle another 8 months of "OMG where will LeBron go?!?!" talk.

ohiobronco2
10-27-2009, 08:39 PM
I can't believe the C's went into Cleveland and took the game tonight.

You know what's going to suck this year? EVERY single time the Cavaliers suffer a big loss (like tonight) you just KNOW the next day you'll hear something like this: "Man, the Cavs just can't get it together. LeBron is gone for sure next year."

I mean seriously, I love the NBA, I love talking about it, etc, but I can't handle another 8 months of "OMG where will LeBron go?!?!" talk.

Amen to that. Hopefully Lebron decides to announce he will remain a Cav in the near future. :)

RhymesayersDU
10-27-2009, 08:44 PM
I mean, I totally get that this summer can and will change the face of the NBA for years... And perhaps if my team was going to take a run at him I'd feel differently... But I just can't rehash this story anymore. It'll be interesting next summer when it actually happens, but until then, I just don't want to hear it.

ludo21
10-27-2009, 09:28 PM
Hear that, Boston?

It's time for Shaq-Fu!

Shaq is awful, I am so glad he is out of Phoenix.

Back to run and gun!!! Scoring 110 ppg is going to be fun. If this team gels a bit we will be back to the semi's with a rematch with the Lakers or Spurs again.

Cant wait for this season to officially begin tomorrow.

Also, the Clippers seem to have a solid roster when Blake gets back. Will they fight for that eighth spot with OKC and Rockets??

24champ
10-27-2009, 09:34 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d7/fullj.d0f22b40928e9f6e0a9cbdb93245db35/d0f22b40928e9f6e0a9cbdb93245db35-getty-90040594ab014_clips_lakrs.jpg

Jerry Curl
10-27-2009, 11:44 PM
No, the story is stupid. At least until the season ends. OMGZ biggest summer eva 2010!!11 gets a little old when they started covering it like a year ago.

Anyway Nugs/Lakers WCF, Celtics/Magic in ECF. Lakers/Celtics, Lakers win. But I see the west having another awesome regular season with what Portland, San Antonio, and Dallas did among the other already good teams like the Jazz(gtfo Booze, it's Milsap time). I think the East may be a bit closer this year but we'll see about that.

And my plan is to finally make a couple Nuggs games this year. I also hope Ty Lawson takes over most of AC's minutes, Chauncey/Ty will be sweet to watch.

Beantown Bronco
10-28-2009, 06:15 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d7/fullj.d0f22b40928e9f6e0a9cbdb93245db35/d0f22b40928e9f6e0a9cbdb93245db35-getty-90040594ab014_clips_lakrs.jpg

Ugly, ugly ring. I much prefer the NFL's SB winner rings.

24champ
10-28-2009, 08:53 AM
Ugly, ugly ring. I much prefer the NFL's SB winner rings.

We'll make a better ring next year.;D

worm
10-28-2009, 09:09 AM
If Kobe gets this team to 72 wins and another championship this year (5)...I think you have to start considering him in the same conversation as Jordan as BPOAT.

azbroncfan
10-28-2009, 09:34 AM
Jazz get off to another win against Denver. Deron plays Billups as well as anyone ever has, Smith is out(Jazz Killer) and Melo gets his normal but it isn't enough.

Man-Goblin
10-28-2009, 10:45 AM
If Kobe gets this team to 72 wins and another championship this year (5)...I think you have to start considering him in the same conversation as Jordan as BPOAT.

Blasphemy.

lex
10-28-2009, 02:13 PM
If Kobe gets this team to 72 wins and another championship this year (5)...I think you have to start considering him in the same conversation as Jordan as BPOAT.

Uh, no. Jordan was always Batman and never Robin.

worm
10-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Uh, no. Jordan was always Batman and never Robin.

uh no. Jordan wasn't Batman until he had a Robin.

Forgive me if I don't put a whole lot of credence in what you think about the Lakers, Kobe and the NBA in general.

Jordan has won 6. Kobe is working on #5. Like I said...if Bryant wins this year in a 72+ game win season....you HAVE to start talking about him in context of where he is in regards to GOAT. The gap is closing.

lex
10-28-2009, 03:13 PM
uh no. Jordan wasn't Batman until he had a Robin.

Forgive me if I don't put a whole lot of credence in what you think about the Lakers, Kobe and the NBA in general.

Jordan has won 6. Kobe is working on #5. Like I said...if Bryant wins this year in a 72+ game win season....you HAVE to start talking about him in context of where he is in regards to GOAT. The gap is closing.

Thats a silly reply considering being Batman means more than being Robin.

Comparing Kobe to Jordan at this point is a case of Kobe ending up on third base without having hit the triple.

In Kobe's era they made it easier to score because there were too many 72-74 games. In the Jordan era the league allowed the Pistons to redefine what a foul was after Jordan scored 59 points on the Pistons. This style of play led to the Pistons winning two championships (and it ultimately led to the rules changes in the Kobe era). Also, Jordan took two years off to play baseball and those two years were sandwiched in between 2 3 peats. Not only that, but Jordans resume is a series of heroic events. Jordan was at his best when it mattered most. You dont really find instances of him being apathetic in the 2nd half of a game 7. Instead, you see him stricken with the flu and still taking over games.

Sorry, Kobe still has a LONG way to go.

...not to mention the fact that even if the Lakers do win around 72 games, Kobe still may not even be the best Laker of all time, let alone the better than Jordan.

azbroncfan
10-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Uh, no. Jordan was always Batman and never Robin.

Yep.

DB-Freak
10-28-2009, 05:24 PM
While you could argue who was more important to the 3 championship with kobe and shaq(cough cough Shaq), you would never argue who was the clear cut number one in the bulls team.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 06:51 PM
A better picture of the Lakers' rings. I think it's basically the same as any of the NFL deals. But it is disgusting based on the fact that it is, you know, the Lakers.

http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nba_experts__37/ept_sports_nba_experts-542671266-1256752327.jpg?ymHjhHCDbaLLaPs4

Inkana7
10-28-2009, 06:55 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d7/fullj.d0f22b40928e9f6e0a9cbdb93245db35/d0f22b40928e9f6e0a9cbdb93245db35-getty-90040594ab014_clips_lakrs.jpg

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/37575/scalring_medium.jpg

Kinda cheapens the whole ring thing, doesn't it?

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Oh wow, the C's ring > The Lakers ring.

I feel dirty. To balance things out, **** Boston sports teams and their fans.

bombay
10-28-2009, 07:16 PM
That ****ing Blair is a big addition in San Antonio. How the hell did he last until the 2nd round.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Because of his knee issues, or maybe it was an ACL or something like that. He's had some injuries.

If he stays healthy, a huge steal. Hopefully he does. I hate the Spurs, but you hate to see guys get hurt.

bombay
10-28-2009, 07:42 PM
Utah center Okur charged with a foul on a driving Nene on the opening score of the game, limps into the dressing room.

lex
10-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Because of his knee issues, or maybe it was an ACL or something like that. He's had some injuries.

If he stays healthy, a huge steal. Hopefully he does. I hate the Spurs, but you hate to see guys get hurt.


Also, guys who are built like him have had mixed success. For example, does anyone remember Robert Traylor?

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 07:57 PM
I remember that the Mavericks drafted him and then traded him for Dirk... I think Milwaukee drafted Dirk? Anyways, one of the epic rapes in league history,

lex
10-28-2009, 08:06 PM
I remember that the Mavericks drafted him and then traded him for Dirk... I think Milwaukee drafted Dirk? Anyways, one of the epic rapes in league history,

Kudos. I didnt remember all that. I remember him playing in Milwaukee and being kind of meh. I also remember him breaking a backboard because of his tremendous girth.

But regarding Blair, I kind of wanted Chicago to draft him. They had two firsts and took Taj Gibson with the pick I wanted them to take either Blair or Sam Young with.

The NBA has a lot of long and lean guys...guys like Thabeet.

24champ
10-28-2009, 08:07 PM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/37575/scalring_medium.jpg

Kinda cheapens the whole ring thing, doesn't it?

Doesn't that one have a wheelchair emblem on it?

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 08:08 PM
Utah playing tough like they always do. Should be a great game.


Also, noticing Billups is now wearing #1. I wonder how much he paid JR Smith for it, and what number JR will be wearing in 6.5 games when he returns.

bombay
10-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Utah playing tough like they always do. Should be a great game.


Also, noticing Billups is now wearing #1. I wonder how much he paid JR Smith for it, and what number JR will be wearing in 6.5 games when he returns.

JR is wearing 5. Chauncey paid nothing.

lex
10-28-2009, 08:10 PM
Doesn't that one have a wheelchair emblem on it?


Doesnt the Lakers' ring have * on it? I also think I can see a little footnote that says something about "Kevin Garnett" and "injury absence" on it.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 08:15 PM
JR is wearing 5. Chauncey paid nothing.

Ah, didn't know that. To be honest I didn't even realize anything was wrong until I get a text from a buddy asking why CB wasn't wearing #7. So used to see him in Detroit with #1.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 08:18 PM
Ty Lawson can fly.

lex
10-28-2009, 08:20 PM
Ty Lawson can fly.

Do you not watch college basketball?

bombay
10-28-2009, 08:24 PM
Really like Nene's offensive aggressivesness. This is what the Nuggets need from him.

Broncosfreak_56
10-28-2009, 08:25 PM
lawson has been playing well.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 08:25 PM
Do you not watch college basketball?

Of course, but I don't follow it day-to-day like I do NBA. I knew he was good, I knew he led a championship squad, but I didn't know he had blazing speed.

lex
10-28-2009, 08:34 PM
Of course, but I don't follow it day-to-day like I do NBA. I knew he was good, I knew he led a championship squad, but I didn't know he had blazing speed.


Yeah, even when he was injured his ability to get up and down the floor was a huge difference maker for North Carolina last year. Lawson was the most important player for UNC last year and his speed was probably his biggest asset.

After watching the Lakers struggle against Aaron Brooks last year in the playoffs, it shouldnt be a surprise that the Nuggets would put a lot of value on Lawson.

Jason in LA
10-28-2009, 08:51 PM
I was at the Lakers game with my season pass. Being in the media has its perks!

The only team that really concerns me is the Celtics. It's going to be those two teams at the end, unless there are injuries that keeps one of them out.

enjolras
10-28-2009, 08:52 PM
lawson has been playing well.

He's an amazing pick-up. My jaw is still on the floor from when I saw that news break.

lex
10-28-2009, 08:56 PM
I was at the Lakers game with my season pass. Being in the media has its perks!

The only team that really concerns me is the Celtics. It's going to be those two teams at the end, unless there are injuries that keeps one of them out.

Do the Lakers have an answer for someone like Aaron Brooks now?

Rock Chalk
10-28-2009, 09:01 PM
Do you not watch college basketball?

That was my first thought.

Of all the gaurds coming out of college this last year. Ty Lawson had the most potential to make huge, immediate impact.

Jason in LA
10-28-2009, 09:02 PM
Do the Lakers have an answer for someone like Aaron Brooks now?

Probably not. But they won't need an answer for him. No Yao Ming or Ron Artest on that team. They are going to struggle a lot this year.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 09:03 PM
That was my first thought.

Of all the gaurds coming out of college this last year. Ty Lawson had the most potential to make huge, immediate impact.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the pick. A winner, big time hoops player, etc.

Just didn't know he was lightning. /orders TL jersey now

bombay
10-28-2009, 09:04 PM
George Karl playing a rookie.

It's obvious Lawson is special.

lex
10-28-2009, 09:06 PM
Probably not. But they won't need an answer for him. No Yao Ming or Ron Artest on that team. They are going to struggle a lot this year.

When the Nuggets got Ty Lawson, it kind of seemed like they were hoping he could present challenges similar to Aaron Brooks. Time will tell.

lex
10-28-2009, 09:06 PM
George Karl playing a rookie.

It's obvious Lawson is special.


It also probably doesnt hurt that both Karl and Lawson are Tar Heels.

bombay
10-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Get Anthony Carter off the court, karl. don't you wonder why Deron Williams has outscored your team in this quarter?

bombay
10-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Chauncey! from Lawson!

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 09:36 PM
Lawson will be a stud. His speed will wreak havoc. That move inside, made the defense collapse, and had a beautiful dish.

bombay
10-28-2009, 09:45 PM
Lawson.... wow.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 09:45 PM
OK... Lawson needs to start at the 2, at least until JR comes back. **** Anthony Carter.

Holy ****, this kid is good.

Broncosfreak_56
10-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Lawson is a fcking beast. ROY!

bombay
10-28-2009, 09:57 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....!

Carmelo's 30th point comes in..... spectacular fashion.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 09:58 PM
HOLY HELL @ that steal and dunk by Carmelo.

Nuggies had a poor first half but really started balling in the 2nd.

Broncosfreak_56
10-28-2009, 09:59 PM
WOW. One of the best dunks I have ever seen. Melo is having a hell of a game.

BroncoDoug
10-28-2009, 09:59 PM
OMG Carmelo just said

GET. IN. MY. POSTER.!!!

bombay
10-28-2009, 10:04 PM
The best off season acquisition in the West might be in Denver.

RhymesayersDU
10-28-2009, 10:06 PM
I mean... I know it's going to be real easy to jump on the Lawson bandwagon, so perhaps we should relax a bit... But what a debut by the young guy. At the very least, Nuggies made a real smart trade on draft day.

spdirty
10-28-2009, 10:15 PM
wow Ty Lawson is one hell of a player. Great start to the season for the Nugs.

azbroncfan
10-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Jazz puked. Shot a great percentage through three but couldn't play any D. Good win by nuggets getting hot at the end.

spdirty
10-28-2009, 10:17 PM
I mean... I know it's going to be real easy to jump on the Lawson bandwagon, so perhaps we should relax a bit... But what a debut by the young guy. At the very least, Nuggies made a real smart trade on draft day.

Hell with that, Ty Lawson is gonna put Carter where he belongs, on the BENCH!

Broncosfreak_56
10-28-2009, 10:18 PM
I mean... I know it's going to be real easy to jump on the Lawson bandwagon, so perhaps we should relax a bit... But what a debut by the young guy. At the very least, Nuggies made a real smart trade on draft day.

Hes tony parker 2.0.

bombay
10-28-2009, 10:20 PM
The lack of defensive intensity - particularly in the first half - will kill them against good teams. Got to pick that back up.

BroncoDoug
10-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Hell with that, Ty Lawson is gonna put Carter where he belongs, on the BENCH!

this. I've been praying for this day for a long long time!

lex
10-28-2009, 10:22 PM
Hes tony parker 2.0.


Wouldnt you be happy if he was like Aaron Brooks?

Broncosfreak_56
10-28-2009, 10:29 PM
Wouldnt you be happy if he was like Aaron Brooks?

I wouldn't mind either :D. I'm just glad we were able to steal him from the timberwolves.

broncofan2438
10-28-2009, 10:34 PM
Great win by the Nuggs. Lawson looks like he could be great down the stretch. Way to start the season

Bronco X
10-28-2009, 10:53 PM
Lawson maybe be the spark this team needs to keep up the pace from last year and beyond. The kid's a winner. Lawson and Billups could be a freakin GREAT 1-2 punch. Hopefully Karl gets over his inexplicable man crush on AC.

OBF1
10-28-2009, 11:17 PM
Time to get in my go Lakers, Bynum is looking real good this year. If he can stay healthy for the entire season, the Lakers will be hard to beat.

Broncosfreak_56
10-28-2009, 11:23 PM
Lawson maybe be the spark this team needs to keep up the pace from last year and beyond. The kid's a winner. Lawson and Billups could be a freakin GREAT 1-2 punch. Hopefully Karl gets over his inexplicable man crush on AC.

Him playing so much in his first career game, especially down the stretch, is a good sign. George likes his tarheels. I am so exited about him. !Booya!

Boobs McGee
10-29-2009, 07:31 AM
Didn't get to watch thegame, had to shovel snow at 4 this morning, so I went to bed early...

Glad to hear Lawson started of with such a bang, sounds like George might have found the missing piece of the Puzzle. Aside from having a legit/reliable big man that is....

how'd aflallo do?

Man-Goblin
10-29-2009, 07:59 AM
Didn't get to watch thegame, had to shovel snow at 4 this morning, so I went to bed early...

Glad to hear Lawson started of with such a bang, sounds like George might have found the missing piece of the Puzzle. Aside from having a legit/reliable big man that is....

how'd aflallo do?

He Aflallo'd all over his sneakers. Very disappointing, but it's just the first game. They desperately need him to find a niche.

Boobs McGee
10-29-2009, 11:04 AM
He Aflallo'd all over his sneakers. Very disappointing, but it's just the first game. They desperately need him to find a niche.
damn, that sucks. Well, give it some time, he's really quick defensively, great hands...hopefully he steps his game up! Hed be great comin off the bench to help on assignments. I personally think he'll see some major playing time eventually , maybe he's just having a rough time with the transition

Man-Goblin
10-29-2009, 11:14 AM
damn, that sucks. Well, give it some time, he's really quick defensively, great hands...hopefully he steps his game up! Hed be great comin off the bench to help on assignments. I personally think he'll see some major playing time eventually , maybe he's just having a rough time with the transition

I was hoping he could come in and take the Dante Jones "5-7 minutes at the start of each half, great defense, timely shooting" role. Maybe he still will, but it just wasn't there last night.

Anthony Carter starting over him would be telling as well, if we didn't know Carter has goat sex pictures of Karl.

Boobs McGee
10-29-2009, 12:34 PM
HAhaHaha

Bronco X
10-29-2009, 01:21 PM
damn, that sucks. Well, give it some time, he's really quick defensively, great hands...hopefully he steps his game up! Hed be great comin off the bench to help on assignments. I personally think he'll see some major playing time eventually , maybe he's just having a rough time with the transition

I didn't think Afflalo was terrible. He was the most effective defender on Deron Williams. His shot wasn't there but he does have a shot, he's already proven that in his career so there shouldn't be any worry that it's disappeared.

Seems like a lot of fans and media have been down on him for his first game with the Nugs. He's filling the Dahntay role and you could point to a couple of dozen games last season where Dahntay did nothing more than what Afflalo did last night. I'm not too worried.

BroncoDoug
10-29-2009, 01:36 PM
I didn't think Afflalo was terrible. He was the most effective defender on Deron Williams. His shot wasn't there but he does have a shot, he's already proven that in his career so there shouldn't be any worry that it's disappeared.

Seems like a lot of fans and media have been down on him for his first game with the Nugs. He's filling the Dahntay role and you could point to a couple of dozen games last season where Dahntay did nothing more than what Afflalo did last night. I'm not too worried.

yeah same here, I think when JR comes back Affallo should move right into that dhantay jones spot, and start the first 5-7 min. of the halves. JR is his best coming off the bench providing that spark

BroncoDoug
10-29-2009, 01:36 PM
also, I was trying to think of a better Posterize that Melo has ever had then the one last night? anyone have any better ones?

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 01:38 PM
http://i33.tinypic.com/10olbfn.gif

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 01:39 PM
I was hoping he could come in and take the Dante Jones "5-7 minutes at the start of each half, great defense, timely shooting" role. Maybe he still will, but it just wasn't there last night.

Anthony Carter starting over him would be telling as well, if we didn't know Carter has goat sex pictures of Karl.

I am not sure why you are so down on Afflalo. He shut down Deron Williams in the fourth quarter last night, which is why were able to open the lead we did.

RhymesayersDU
10-29-2009, 04:35 PM
also, I was trying to think of a better Posterize that Melo has ever had then the one last night? anyone have any better ones?

In terms of pure posterization, I don't know that Melo has had a better dunk.

However, he had this epic dunk, the Nuggies were down 1 I think against Portland, late in a game, and that basically won it. He just drove straight to the lane and would not be denied. I used to have a .gif of it but not anymore.

RhymesayersDU
10-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Playing tough @Portland through 1.

They need to keep Oden & Pryzbilla off the boards.

broncofan2438
10-29-2009, 09:07 PM
Cmon Nuggs, pull away in the second half here

spdirty
10-29-2009, 09:15 PM
Wow they said Portland has 24 more shots than us in a HALF and they are leading by 1? Thats fortunate, but we need to clean that shlt up.

lex
10-29-2009, 09:16 PM
Cmon Nuggs, pull away in the second half here

What channel are they on?

bombay
10-29-2009, 09:19 PM
Wow they said Portland has 24 more shots than us in a HALF and they are leading by 1? Thats fortunate, but we need to clean that shlt up.

Yeah. Portland had 12 offensive rebounds in the half.

Dutch
10-29-2009, 09:20 PM
what channel are they on?

tnt

Inkana7
10-29-2009, 09:22 PM
Playing tough @Portland through 1.

They need to keep Oden & Pryzbilla off the boards.

You can't stop Joel "The Vanilla Godzilla" Pryzbilla.

lex
10-29-2009, 09:24 PM
tnt

ty

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 09:50 PM
Nene= Terrible. We need a big guy who can score that doesn't play with tampons up his ass.

spdirty
10-29-2009, 10:26 PM
free throw shooting contest down the stretch.

bombay
10-29-2009, 10:27 PM
Win or lose, sensational performance by Carmelo Anthony. I think he has 19 in the last 8 minutes of the game.

bombay
10-29-2009, 10:28 PM
Silly midget fratello cheerleading Portland for some reason.

spdirty
10-29-2009, 10:29 PM
nene= terrible. We need a big guy who can score that doesn't play with tampons up his ass.

what was that?!?!?!?!?

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 10:30 PM
what was that?!?!?!?!?

Ha, I was just about to post: Wow. Nene, you have redeemed yourself. For now. :strong:

Props to him for that play just now. we need him to be like that consistently.

OABB
10-29-2009, 10:31 PM
Silly midget fratello cheerleading Portland for some reason.

ahhh...Bombay bitching about the refs.

takes me back.....


good times.

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 10:31 PM
These officals need to get fcked by a 15 inch aids dick. Pathetic.

lex
10-29-2009, 10:33 PM
These officals need to get fcked by a 15 inch aids dick. Pathetic.

Its a road game.

bombay
10-29-2009, 10:33 PM
I wonder why they can't figure out who he fouled.

spdirty
10-29-2009, 10:35 PM
damn Chauncey! That was wide open!

spdirty
10-29-2009, 10:37 PM
unbelievable. Wish we had scab refs.

lex
10-29-2009, 10:37 PM
damn Chauncey! That was wide open!

He looked like maybe he should have driven the lane.

DHallblows
10-29-2009, 10:37 PM
Games like these with all the fouls are why basketball isn't a sport.

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Man...make them melo.

spdirty
10-29-2009, 10:38 PM
hahahahahahahahahahahaha! What a choke!

lex
10-29-2009, 10:38 PM
LOL. These guys make all this money and are still THAT bad at free throws.

bombay
10-29-2009, 10:39 PM
**** you officials. You lose.

spdirty
10-29-2009, 10:39 PM
Melo just taught Oden a lesson in being clutch.

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 10:40 PM
Gotta defend the 3. Dont foul!

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 10:41 PM
Man. We played like crap and still pulled it out. Good job nuggs.

lex
10-29-2009, 10:41 PM
That was a nice win for the Nuggets. Portland has a nice squad.

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 10:42 PM
We definitely miss JR as that secondary scorer.

lex
10-29-2009, 10:43 PM
Yeah, even when he was injured his ability to get up and down the floor was a huge difference maker for North Carolina last year. Lawson was the most important player for UNC last year and his speed was probably his biggest asset.

After watching the Lakers struggle against Aaron Brooks last year in the playoffs, it shouldnt be a surprise that the Nuggets would put a lot of value on Lawson.

LOL. RMT has strong feelings about this post.

RhymesayersDU
10-29-2009, 10:45 PM
Really nice win by the Nuggies tonight. Melo came up big. Need JR back in the worst of ways.

spdirty
10-29-2009, 10:53 PM
Really cant believe the Blazers cant make a decision between Blake and Miller. JMO from what Ive seen, but Miller is quite a bit better than Blake.

Miller getting the majority of minutes with Blake as the backup should be what they do, but thats just me.

RhymesayersDU
10-29-2009, 10:57 PM
These officals need to get fcked by a 15 inch aids dick. Pathetic.

You know what's sad? That the silver lining tonight was that the horrible calls went both ways, at least. The Nuggies got their fair share of questionable calls too, IMO.

It was pretty bad, but I thought it was even. With that said, had we lost, I'd be pissed. So there's that.

Broncosfreak_56
10-29-2009, 11:00 PM
You know what's sad? That the silver lining tonight was that the horrible calls went both ways, at least. The Nuggies got their fair share of questionable calls too, IMO.

It was pretty bad, but I thought it was even. With that said, had we lost, I'd be pissed. So there's that.

Yep, both ways the officiating was terrible. I find it ironic though that a horrible call (kmarts "foul" on oden) helped us seal a win.

Fans want to see good basketball, not a free throw contest.

Bronco X
10-30-2009, 12:13 AM
I agree that the refs ruined this game... don't think they were trying to favor one side (though if Portland doesn't choke on their free throws they probably win)... but from an entertainment value perspective, when every possession in a tight game winds up on the free throw line, it's just not what sports should be about. Of course nothing will change while Stern coddles his officials and protects them from every well deserved criticism thrown at them.

All that aside a great win for the Nugs. Portland is picked by most to win the division this year, and they were rested and healthy, while the Nuggets were coming off a game the previous night and a rough night of travel in bad weather and missing a key player in JR. It wasn't long ago when this type of game was an automatic loss for the Nuggets, probably a blow out loss. That they pulled this one out is a great sign.

enjolras
10-30-2009, 01:00 AM
Really cant believe the Blazers cant make a decision between Blake and Miller. JMO from what Ive seen, but Miller is quite a bit better than Blake.

Miller getting the majority of minutes with Blake as the backup should be what they do, but thats just me.

Neither are very good really... Millers worst is FAR better than Blake's however. When Blake is bad... he's REALLY bad.

Breaker
10-30-2009, 03:59 AM
Did the Nugs get a big man that can play this off-season? Some one that can defend Gasol?

This is my Nuggets preview addressing areas of need

1) Point Guard #2: Anthony Carter flat out sucks. Ty Lawson will supplant him as the #2 point guard within a couple weeks of the season starting. He brings really good speed and vision to that back up spot and can run. Also can move Chauncy over to the Shooting Guard if needed.

2) Shooting Guard: I still say they need to go out and sign Wally Szczerbiak to be their starting Shooting Guard. He would provide a great outside scoring threat and an added foul shooter for the front line guys. You look at his career averages in those categories are far better than Kleiza and because he got cut and is unrestricted he would be relatively inexpensive, he would be a GREAT value. This would leave JR to come off the bench and provide that secondary scoring threat.

Wally Career Numbers

FG% 3pt% FT% PPG
48.5 40.6 86% 14


3) Center 2: Nene's backup is currently going to be Johan Petro and Chris Anderson, pardon me while I cringe at the thought of that. We need a true big man that is capable of defending, blocking a shot a game and scoring 6-8 pts every single night. Therefore I give you Jeff Foster of the Pacers. Foster is an ideal guy for the Nuggets for a lot of reasons.

1) Currently a backup to Roy Hibbert so you might be able to throw AC and Petro to the Pacers to get him.

2) His contract is 6 million so he is a tad pricey however if you send Anthony Carter and Johan Petro to the Pacers you probably have the deal done, and leave room to sign Wally in terms of a roster spot. That gets about 3 Million off the books and since Foster is running as the #3 in Indiana you could probably get him without a draft pick. The salaries dont match up exactly but we do have a 10 million dollar trade exemption that we could use, although we would try not too.

3) Foster is a banger with good size and aggressiveness on the boards. Career averages fall right in line with what the Nuggets need from a back up Center, those being:

RPG Pts Blcks

7.0 6.1 1

That would leave Bird to backup Kmart or Melo or even the centers if they get in foul trouble.

4) Trade Anthony Carter. I gotta admit I hate the guys game, he is short, makes bad decisions and could cost us a game or three this season easy. Ty Lawson is the better player, and you could get something for AC

My ideal lineup therefore reads as such:

Position Starter #2 #3

Point Guard: Chauncey Billups Ty Lawson
Shooting Guard: Wally Szczerbiak JR Smith Aaron Affalo
Small Forward: Carmelo Anthony Joey Graham
Power Forward: Kenyon Martin Chris Anderson Malik Allen
Center: Nene Hilario Jeff Foster Johan Petro

This is an actually a much better overall team from both an offensive and defensive position. Affalo can concentrate on being a stopper, we have an additional three point shooter in Wally and an additional talented big man in Jeff Foster and all done for pretty cheap. In fact you could even envision JR at point with Wally at Shooting Guard if you needed that outside scoring threat.

Master___Pain
10-30-2009, 10:04 AM
Just say no to Wally.

Egads.... His best days are way behind him and his best days were not all that good.

I like the idea of Foster though.

Breaker
10-30-2009, 11:27 AM
Just say no to Wally.

Egads.... His best days are way behind him and his best days were not all that good.

I like the idea of Foster though.

Wally is a tremendous offensive player, always has been. Dude can flat out shoot the ball, as long as you can live with his mediocre passing skills and his poor defense he is worth a look. We need a starting shooting guard that can actually shoot so that we can bring JR off the bench.

Master___Pain
10-30-2009, 01:04 PM
Wally is a tremendous offensive player, always has been. Dude can flat out shoot the ball, as long as you can live with his mediocre passing skills and his poor defense he is worth a look. We need a starting shooting guard that can actually shoot so that we can bring JR off the bench.

His terrible D outweighs anything he has left. There's a reason he's not on a roster right now.

And why should JR be coming off the bench?

bombay
10-30-2009, 01:09 PM
His terrible D outweighs anything he has left. There's a reason he's not on a roster right now.

And why should JR be coming off the bench?

I agree with this. If the Nuggets are to advance as far or further than they did last season, it will be a result of defensive intensity. Before the officiating took their defensive aggressiveness away against the Lakers, they were dominant in the playoffs.

Breaker
10-30-2009, 03:17 PM
His terrible D outweighs anything he has left. There's a reason he's not on a roster right now.

And why should JR be coming off the bench?

Two reasons. JR is more valuable as a bench scorer because he is a true threat to put up points with a second unit. If you start him you have Aaron Affalo, Ty Lawson, Bird, and Petro and Graham as your second unit, there is not a true scoring threat in that group. Secondly, you have enough scoring options from the starters as it is and limited numbers of shots. Melo, Chauncey, Nene and Martin are all scoring threats, you do not need to overload that group with JR. Plus as a third reason JR is more effective against the second unit of other teams. JR needs to come off the bench.

Wally is a bad defender, however Melo is locking down this year it seems, Martin is great, Chauncey is good, and Nene is at least average. You have a number of really solid defensive players on the front line. Besides if you advocate for JR to be a starter then you are not concerned about defense anyways, he a pretty bad defender himself, he has bad footwork, he cant go to his right and he is horrible at reading entry passes and cutting off the lane. Wally is too but at least Wally brings a major scoring threat from the outside.

lex
10-30-2009, 06:09 PM
Wow, the Bulls look really bad tonight.

And VC just went down.

BroncoDoug
10-30-2009, 07:38 PM
I like these jerseys the Mavs are wearing...

lex
10-30-2009, 10:16 PM
I like these jerseys the Mavs are wearing...


I do too. Kind of old school.

BTW, a number of posters are conspicuously absent from this thread.

spdirty
10-30-2009, 10:28 PM
Neither are very good really... Millers worst is FAR better than Blake's however. When Blake is bad... he's REALLY bad.

eh, I just remember them when they were here, and I thought from the Nugget years Miller was MUCH better. Actually really wished we would be able to get Miller back as Chaunceys backup but, drafting Ty Lawson I think is a much better move by this team.

I think we need to use that trade exception to get another big in here. Just do not trust Nene and KMart to stay healthy.

chickennob2
10-31-2009, 10:54 AM
Hey nuggs fans, ready to follow up the Broncos victory on Sunday with a blowout home loss? The Griz are back, baby! Marc Gasol will erase any doubt you still have over the Pau trade. Zbo put up 30 last night against a team coming off a victory over the Cavs. OJ and Rudy are both playing well within the offense. Oh, and AI will likely play his first game of the season. Calling it right now. Griz win.

Rulon Velvet Jones
10-31-2009, 10:57 AM
I do too. Kind of old school.

BTW, a number of posters are conspicuously absent from this thread.

It's still early.

RhymesayersDU
10-31-2009, 11:22 AM
hey nuggs fans, ready to follow up the broncos victory on sunday with a blowout home loss? The griz are back, baby! Marc gasol will erase any doubt you still have over the pau trade. Zbo put up 30 last night against a team coming off a victory over the cavs. Oj and rudy are both playing well within the offense. Oh, and ai will likely play his first game of the season. Calling it right now. Griz win.

lol.

bombay
11-01-2009, 07:26 PM
Nuggets are totally sleepwalking through a game against memphis.

120-113 with 3:30 left.

enjolras
11-01-2009, 07:40 PM
Nice win for the Nuggets, but they still need to ramp up the defensive intensity. I really don't like what I see in terms of losing Dante Jones.

strafen
11-01-2009, 07:49 PM
Quick question...Why is Chauncey Billups wearing jersey #1 as opposed to # 7 as he wore last year?
And is anybody wearing # 7 on the team this year?

spdirty
11-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Quick question...Why is Chauncey Billups wearing jersey #1 as opposed to # 7 as he wore last year?
And is anybody wearing # 7 on the team this year?

1 is his number. He wore 7 to honor the Duke last year. Now he's back to 1.

RhymesayersDU
11-01-2009, 07:56 PM
1 is his number. He wore 7 to honor the Duke last year. Now he's back to 1.

He also wore #7 last year because #1 was taken by JR Smith. JR will also have a new number when he returns from suspension.

strafen
11-01-2009, 08:09 PM
1 is his number. He wore 7 to honor the Duke last year. Now he's back to 1.

Thanks guys! :)

spdirty
11-01-2009, 08:11 PM
He also wore #7 last year because #1 was taken by JR Smith. JR will also have a new number when he returns from suspension.

I heard JR wasnt gonna change his number till Chauncey threatened to take his belt off.

Paladin
11-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Hey nuggs fans, ready to follow up the Broncos victory on Sunday with a blowout home loss? The Griz are back, baby! Marc Gasol will erase any doubt you still have over the Pau trade. Zbo put up 30 last night against a team coming off a victory over the Cavs. OJ and Rudy are both playing well within the offense. Oh, and AI will likely play his first game of the season. Calling it right now. Griz win.

You were saying?.......

Bronco X
11-02-2009, 05:22 AM
Nice win for the Nuggets, but they still need to ramp up the defensive intensity. I really don't like what I see in terms of losing Dante Jones.

Dahntay was an underrated player who rapidly became overrated after giving 5'11" Chris Paul problems in the playoffs. His defense was good but Bruce Bowen or Ron Artest he is not. AC is in his role as a starter now and so there's no length in the back court for defense now. Afflalo can be as good a defender as Dahntay with comparable length but he's not been given the chance to go out there and man up on top offensive players game in and game out like Dahntay did.

RhymesayersDU
11-05-2009, 06:10 AM
Nuggies having a real nice start, 5-0 now.

Man-Goblin
11-05-2009, 06:19 AM
Carmelo has considerably cooled, but they're still winning, on the road, without Smith.

Oh yeah, and Aflalo is the man!

spdirty
11-10-2009, 07:34 PM
Man I thought the screw job was in the works as long as long as they were lookin at the replay.

Boobs McGee
11-10-2009, 08:09 PM
****in a the west looks extremely tough this year. That 8 spot is gonna go down to the wire imo.

Another nuggs win, nice job guys! Just got home, didn't see the game. How did JR do tonight? How's my boy afflalo doin?

spdirty
11-10-2009, 08:22 PM
How did JR do tonight?


rusty.

How's my boy afflalo doin?

workin hard.

Game tonight had a crazy finish dude. 89-89 our ball chauncey drives gets fouled with 0.6 seconds left. Makes the first misses the second on purpose they get the rebound with 0.3 left. Brad Miller makes a crazy ass shot which sends the crowd into a frenzy, team is jumping around at halfcourt like they just made the final four. Then the refs looked at it for what seemed like 10 minutes before saying no basket. It was close but you could see it was on his fingertips when the light went on.

Man-Goblin
11-10-2009, 09:47 PM
****in a the west looks extremely tough this year. That 8 spot is gonna go down to the wire imo.

Another nuggs win, nice job guys! Just got home, didn't see the game. How did JR do tonight? How's my boy afflalo doin?

Afflalo has been great lately. Like, really, really good. He's better than Dahntay Jones. Lock down defender and a better offensive player. Props to the front office for replacing Jones and then some on the cheap.

I want to erase my posts after the first game.

Boobs McGee
11-10-2009, 10:38 PM
rusty.



workin hard.

Game tonight had a crazy finish dude. 89-89 our ball chauncey drives gets fouled with 0.6 seconds left. Makes the first misses the second on purpose they get the rebound with 0.3 left. Brad Miller makes a crazy ass shot which sends the crowd into a frenzy, team is jumping around at halfcourt like they just made the final four. Then the refs looked at it for what seemed like 10 minutes before saying no basket. It was close but you could see it was on his fingertips when the light went on.

WOW I might have to try and find it on sportscenter...sounds like a HELLUVA finish!!!!

Nuggies are lookin tough so far... Melo looks like a man possessed, really put in some work this offseason apparently. I was checkin scores on my phone, and they had afflalo listed as a starter over a.c., did that actually happen?

I'm sure J.r. will be back to regular season form soon enough, hopefully HE's figured out how to man up over the summer...the last thing you need right now is an unfocused smith (although with the way the rooks are shapin up, that might not be as serious of an issue as I'm making it). He seriously needs to listen to Mr. Big shot as much as humanly possible... Chauncey's the best thing that could've ever happened to Denver basketball.

edit: JUST saw the highlight on ESPN from the end of the game...WOW that was crazy. Miller's prayer was like a millisecond late haha

Boobs McGee
11-10-2009, 10:46 PM
Afflalo has been great lately. Like, really, really good. He's better than Dahntay Jones. Lock down defender and a better offensive player. Props to the front office for replacing Jones and then some on the cheap.

I want to erase my posts after the first game.

that's ****in AWESOME. I was almost positive his defensive skills were gonna make the transition from college to pros, but I was pretty worried about his shot. GREAT shooter when he has support, but not the best (at least in college) when he had to shoulder the load. If he really starts getting comfortable, he's lights out....very exciting to watch.

****! you guys drafted incredibly well. What happened to the days of pining for guys like darko LOL . Crazy to think that 11 years ago (edit, thought it was six. yes, i'm getting old) i went to a game that was one of 14 wins in a season hahaha.

It's gonna be you v us again this year in the wcf's

Bronco X
11-11-2009, 06:29 AM
rusty.


His shot wasn't falling but I think he did little things well... he wasn't taking bad shots, he was rotating well on D (great sign) and he was making plays (5 assists).

I agree Afflalo is good. I hope Karl keeps him as the starter and keeps reducing AC's minutes (AC got only 8 minutes last night... and he managed to meet his usual quota of awful looking turnovers in that span). Afflalo may not be as aggressive a defender as Dahntay but I think he's a smarter defender, and he's miles better offensively. The Nuggets have a hell of a backcourt rotation going (not long ago that was a glaring weakness). I hope they can shore up their front court depth though.

RhymesayersDU
11-11-2009, 07:25 AM
The West is going to be interestng for sure.

I know we are not even 10 games in, but the two darlings of the offseason (portland and san antonio) have struggled out of the gate. SA already has injury issues. I'm not saying those teams aren't good or that they won't be in the mix at the end, just that it is interesting.

Also, who saw PHX coming back to life? Not me.

Crazy game last night. Go Nuggets.

Boobs McGee
11-11-2009, 09:01 AM
The West is going to be interestng for sure.

I know we are not even 10 games in, but the two darlings of the offseason (portland and san antonio) have struggled out of the gate. SA already has injury issues. I'm not saying those teams aren't good or that they won't be in the mix at the end, just that it is interesting.

Also, who saw PHX coming back to life? Not me.

Crazy game last night. Go Nuggets.

I don't think anybody saw it coming.

The west is definitely gonna be crazy.

1.lakers
2.nuggs
3.pheonix
4.dallas
5.san anton
6.portland
7.houston
8.clip joint

That's how I see it panning out early, but hot damn there's really no way to tell from right now.

I think the clips are gonna sneak in (BIG gordon fan, kareem rush is gonna break out, then you've got baron, the cave man, telfair, and a certain #1 draft pick that's gonna exceed some expectations) but then you've got the jazz, sac town, n.o., oklahoma....it's ridiculous the amount of talent we have in this conference.

Gonna be a really competitive year.

TheManeMan
11-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Phoenix having a healthy Amare is key...I dont think it should surprise most...Tomorrow night is going to be a great game...Got my tix off ebay

BroncoDoug
11-13-2009, 10:09 PM
OMG LAWSON JUST OWNED THE LAKERS TONIGHT, ON ONE DUNK. that kid is amazing!!!!!!!

Broncosfreak_56
11-13-2009, 11:03 PM
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Ty Lawsome.

ZONA
11-13-2009, 11:15 PM
The Nugs look very good. I still think LA (with Pau) is the team to beat. That is one BIG team. They knocked around my Suns pretty good the other day but they also had 3 days rest at home and we were in back to back games. The Suns actually have a solid bench this year and they have played great. Amare is not quite all the way there yet but it's finally nice to see Richardson live up to his rep. He was pathetic last year. And since Dudley has been improving, who thinks Diaw for Richardson and Dudley was a bad deal for the Suns, not me. And we get our 7 footer back in about 3 more weeks. They've said Lopez had an amazing offseason and has improved alot so I look forward to seeing just how much.

One thing that has surprised me is Frye. Who in the hell knew he could stroke 3's like that? I sure as hell didn't.

Right now though I would have to say the Lakers, Nugs and Suns are playing the best in the West.

broncofan2438
11-13-2009, 11:39 PM
Go Nuggs baby!!! Dam that felt good

watermock
11-13-2009, 11:45 PM
Nuggets gave them a bloody nose tonight!

I think this the first time I haven't called them the Nuggies!

watermock
11-13-2009, 11:51 PM
IN YOU FACE!

Where did they get THIS guy?

watermock
11-13-2009, 11:52 PM
He'll be good to spell Chauncy.

Broncosfreak_56
11-13-2009, 11:58 PM
IN YOU FACE!

Where did they get THIS guy?

He was drafted by the Timberwolves number 18 overall this past draft, and the Nuggets traded a protected first for him.

Bronco X
11-14-2009, 12:11 AM
Let's not forget Afflalo's D on Kobe. The back to back was obviously a factor but it's not often you see a player bother Kobe that much. God knows Dahntay never did... I know a few were upset Dahntay wasn't resigned, but Afflalo is just better in every way.

watermock
11-14-2009, 12:15 AM
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kids got sick skills

Paladin
11-14-2009, 12:17 AM
Poor, poor Flakers. A back to back. WOW!!!! Screw that, the Nuggets had more than that on just the one 9 day road trip. I have no empathy for those guys.....

One big smackdown, and well deserved......

lex
11-14-2009, 06:42 AM
Let's not forget Afflalo's D on Kobe. The back to back was obviously a factor but it's not often you see a player bother Kobe that much. God knows Dahntay never did... I know a few were upset Dahntay wasn't resigned, but Afflalo is just better in every way.

Just face it. The Nuggets are good. Theyre very good. And theyre quite capable of going off like this. These guys play an 82 game season. The idea that back to back games puts them in shambles is laughable. The Lakers have a good team but the Nuggets are one team that is capable of going off like this.

Bronco X
11-14-2009, 07:00 AM
Just face it. The Nuggets are good. Theyre very good. And theyre quite capable of going off like this. These guys play an 82 game season. The idea that back to back games puts them in shambles is laughable. The Lakers have a good team but the Nuggets are one team that is capable of going off like this.

Chill out bud, I wasn't denying the Nugs any credit (I'm a genuine die hard Nuggets fan, was on board when they were winning 11 games a season, and I loathe the Lakers and everything about them). I was referring specifically to Afflalo's shutting down Kobe when pointing out the back to back was a factor. If Afflalo shuts down Kobe every time they play I'll be the first to eat tasty crow on it but for now I've got to see it a few more times.

lex
11-14-2009, 07:09 AM
Chill out bud, I wasn't denying the Nugs any credit (I'm a genuine die hard Nuggets fan, was on board when they were winning 11 games a season, and I loathe the Lakers and everything about them). I was referring specifically to Afflalo's shutting down Kobe when pointing out the back to back was a factor. If Afflalo shuts down Kobe every time they play I'll be the first to eat tasty crow on it but for now I've got a see it a few more times.

The Nuggets are an elite team. When they click, theyre perfectly capable of doing this. The Lakers, like every other team, play an 82 game season. Youre not on top of your game every night and when you run into a team as good of the Nuggets, who gets it going, you see games like this. More than back to back games, its a function of an 82 game season.

lex
11-14-2009, 07:11 AM
Did anyone see that Lebron is changing jersey #s out of respect for Jordan and that he thinks the league should retire the # leaguewide?

The league probably should do this.

Bronco X
11-14-2009, 07:20 AM
The Nuggets are an elite team. When they click, theyre perfectly capable of doing this. The Lakers, like every other team, play an 82 game season. Youre not on top of your game every night and when you run into a team as good of the Nuggets, who gets it going, you see games like this. More than back to back games, its a function of an 82 game season.

I agree the Nuggets are very good, better than last year (the additions of Lawson and Afflalo are huge... AC didn't play yesterday apparently because he was hurt but hopefully soon injury won't be the reason for DNPs). I doubt they are clicking enough everytime they play the Lakers to shut down Kobe each time. I hope I'm wrong because if I am they'll be on their way to an NBA Championship.

Still concerned about the big man depth. They're one Nene-Kmart-Birdman injury away from having to give big minutes to scrubs like Petro or Allen.

lex
11-14-2009, 07:28 AM
I agree the Nuggets are very good, better than last year (the additions of Lawson and Afflalo are huge... AC didn't play yesterday apparently because he was hurt but hopefully soon injury won't be the reason for DNPs). I doubt they are clicking enough everytime they play the Lakers to shut down Kobe each time. I hope I'm wrong because if I am they'll be on their way to an NBA Championship.

Still concerned about the big man depth. They're one Nene-Kmart-Birdman injury away from having to give big minutes to scrubs like Petro or Allen.

http://www.nba.com/games/20090525/LALDEN/boxscore.html

The Nuggets blew out the Lakers when Kobe scored 34 points and the Nuggets are probably better this year. Earl Smith is a huge factor for the Nuggets. Anthony is capable of scoring enough to offset Kobe's scoring but when the Nuggets get it Earl Smith going, it can be cancel christmas.

The Nuggets might be a sleeping giant. Dont get me wrong, the Lakers are tough but the Nuggets are up there with anyone.

spdirty
11-14-2009, 08:16 AM
Went to that game last night. 1st half was just pretty good up and down basketball. 3rd quarter was freakin fun and the 4th was about razzing Laker fans. I think this team should get back to the conference finals this year and give the Lakers another good series but unless Pau doesn't play in the playoffs we can't beat em till we use that trade exception and get another legit big in here. Sorry but I cant trust Nene and KMart to stay healthy for another year.

Karenin
11-14-2009, 08:32 AM
the trade exception expired. well, the big one at least.

spdirty
11-14-2009, 08:34 AM
the trade exception expired. well, the big one at least.

oh. Rats.

lex
11-14-2009, 08:41 AM
Went to that game last night. 1st half was just pretty good up and down basketball. 3rd quarter was freakin fun and the 4th was about razzing Laker fans. I think this team should get back to the conference finals this year and give the Lakers another good series but unless Pau doesn't play in the playoffs we can't beat em till we use that trade exception and get another legit big in here. Sorry but I cant trust Nene and KMart to stay healthy for another year.

You dont think Lawson presents a matchup problem for the Lakers? You dont think that if the Nuggets push tempo, it could be a problem for LA? Again, the Lakers have a nice team but they also have a lot of their quality concentrated in their bigs besides Kobe. The Nuggets have some nice versatility. With Anthony and Billups they have nice half court pieces and with Lawson and Smith they have nice pieces to push tempo.

Paladin
11-14-2009, 08:50 AM
I don't disagree about the "big man" issue. But my heckling of the Flakers was due to the "back to back" comment as an excuse for last night. In the 2 weeks of play to date, the Nuggets have had four back to back games plus a 9 day road trip.

Even if Pau was there, I think the game was still a Nuggetfest. Dear old Kobe didn't do much and it was as much due to Afflalo as the loss of Pau. If you tell me that Pau would have made Kobe a better payer, then you are saying that Kobe is not all world without some other dude there.

Which is it?

worm
11-14-2009, 09:55 AM
I don't disagree about the "big man" issue. But my heckling of the Flakers was due to the "back to back" comment as an excuse for last night. In the 2 weeks of play to date, the Nuggets have had four back to back games plus a 9 day road trip.

Even if Pau was there, I think the game was still a Nuggetfest. Dear old Kobe didn't do much and it was as much due to Afflalo as the loss of Pau. If you tell me that Pau would have made Kobe a better payer, then you are saying that Kobe is not all world without some other dude there.

Which is it?

LOL. Dude. Enjoy the game. It was a good win. At the end of the day though, this was just a game in early November. Not really a whole lot in the big scheme of things.

To try and discount Kobe and his greatness because of this game is the definition of myopic. Hate him all you want...but the dude is All World by any definition you want to dream up.

It was just a game for Christsake. If the Nuggs\Affalo can shut him down like that in a series in June...then your posts would make more sense than the clear hate they expose now.

I can get how people have an issue with Kobe the person. Especially if you are not a fan of the Lakers...but how can you deny his greatness if you follow basketball at all? He is constantly reinventing himself...take his low post play this year. He is the ultimate swiss army knife.

worm
11-14-2009, 10:01 AM
You dont think Lawson presents a matchup problem for the Lakers? You dont think that if the Nuggets push tempo, it could be a problem for LA? Again, the Lakers have a nice team but they also have a lot of their quality concentrated in their bigs besides Kobe. The Nuggets have some nice versatility. With Anthony and Billups they have nice half court pieces and with Lawson and Smith they have nice pieces to push tempo.

This is a reasonable post. I think the Nuggs have done a fantastic job over the last two years of changing the dynamics of the team. They have assets that they can certinaly play to. They will win a lot of game because of that.

Denver is definitely a team still on the rise. Compare what they have done in the last two years to what teams like the Hornets (who was in a much better position two years ago) have done and it is hard not to be excited if you are a Nug fan.

I think the gap is closing between them and the Lakers...but I still don't see this Nugget team winning a series against them......at least not this year.

Bronco X
11-14-2009, 10:08 AM
oh. Rats.

They still have a trade exception worth 3.7 million and another worth 3.2 million. I think if the right deal comes around they can at least get a competent big who can reduce minutes from Nene/Kmart/Birdman and step in if any of them are injured. Problem is the Nuggets have to pay double because they're over the cap threshold and Kroenke has become chintzy (in mega-billionaire terms).

Boobs McGee
11-14-2009, 11:47 AM
WOW you guys put a beat down on us last night!

Kudos to the nuggies...as painful as it was to watch in the second half (specifically the third quarter, holy **** balls), I couldn't turn away. J.r. was absolutely on FIRE last night, afflalo did a masterful job on kobe, and if Melo hadn't gotten into foul trouble early that could've been a LOT uglier.

Bynum and Kobe have been scorin a bunch of buckets in the paint, but the nuggs D really kept us from feeding it in as much as we would have liked, forced kobe into bad bad shots.

You guys came out fired up, and kicked our ass in that second half.

While I think having Pau back is obviously gonna change the dynamic of our team, I'm not using that as an excuse...we just flat out got outplayed. The post scoring that's been working so well thus far this year by kobe/bynum was almost nonexistant last night :(

I'm just stoked this is turning into such a good rivalry, ya know? There are going to be some HEATED games comin up this year, and the WCF's are gonna be rediculous.

Game one to the powder blue

24champ
11-14-2009, 01:56 PM
LOL. Dude. Enjoy the game. It was a good win. At the end of the day though, this was just a game in early November. Not really a whole lot in the big scheme of things.


Pretty much. In the grand scheme of things, last night's game meant nil. Just like the Lakers win over the Suns means nil. Look at it in historical context, Michael Jordan's Bulls got a smoked by the Knicks 17 years ago in November, yet the Bulls still defended their title.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199211280NYK.html

If Phil isn't worred, I am not worried. Phil knows the season starts in the playoffs. If Karl wants to show us his schemes in November and run up the score. Go ahead, it's not going to mean anything and it's why Karl is a great regular season coach but not a great playoff coach. I'm just glad Phil yanked everyone for the 4th quarter and we didn't suffer any injuries.

bombay
11-14-2009, 02:51 PM
WOW you guys put a beat down on us last night!

Kudos to the nuggies...as painful as it was to watch in the second half (specifically the third quarter, holy **** balls), I couldn't turn away. J.r. was absolutely on FIRE last night, afflalo did a masterful job on kobe, and if Melo hadn't gotten into foul trouble early that could've been a LOT uglier.

Bynum and Kobe have been scorin a bunch of buckets in the paint, but the nuggs D really kept us from feeding it in as much as we would have liked, forced kobe into bad bad shots.

You guys came out fired up, and kicked our ass in that second half.

While I think having Pau back is obviously gonna change the dynamic of our team, I'm not using that as an excuse...we just flat out got outplayed. The post scoring that's been working so well thus far this year by kobe/bynum was almost nonexistant last night :(

I'm just stoked this is turning into such a good rivalry, ya know? There are going to be some HEATED games comin up this year, and the WCF's are gonna be rediculous.

Game one to the powder blue

Rep. good post.

ZONA
11-14-2009, 10:42 PM
The Nuggets are an elite team. When they click, theyre perfectly capable of doing this. The Lakers, like every other team, play an 82 game season. Youre not on top of your game every night and when you run into a team as good of the Nuggets, who gets it going, you see games like this. More than back to back games, its a function of an 82 game season.

They've only played about 10 games so far so that throws out your 82 game function bit. Back to backs are brutal and even more so when you have to travel overnight and play the second game away. I saw a stat one time a few years ago and it was something like teams lose 65% of the time on a back to back when they travel away. Yes the Nugs are playing well but lets see how they fair when they play at home one game and then have to travel overnight and play the next day. It's harder then you think.

Moving on, is anybody surprised by how bad the Knicks are..............still. Good gawd that franchise has gone down the tubes and fast. I bet the NBA wishes it's #1 media market team would step it up some............hahahahaha that is funny. And the Spurs are looking like they got old all at once.


One last bit I need to rant. I cannot stand the lady refs in the NBA. Screw that crap. The WNBA can have all lady refs if they want but there is no room for chicks on the NBA floor. It's sad. Stupid ass Commish man. What a tool.

lex
11-14-2009, 10:52 PM
They've only played about 10 games so far so that throws out your 82 game function bit. Back to backs are brutal and even more so when you have to travel overnight and play the second game away. I saw a stat one time a few years ago and it was something like teams lose 65% of the time on a back to back when they travel away. Yes the Nugs are playing well but lets see how they fair when they play at home one game and then have to travel overnight and play the next day. It's harder then you think.

Moving on, is anybody surprised by how bad the Knicks are..............still. Good gawd that franchise has gone down the tubes and fast. I bet the NBA wishes it's #1 media market team would step it up some............hahahahaha that is funny. And the Spurs are looking like they got old all at once.


One last bit I need to rant. I cannot stand the lady refs in the NBA. Screw that crap. The WNBA can have all lady refs if they want but there is no room for chicks on the NBA floor. It's sad. Stupid ass Commish man. What a tool.

No it doesnt. At no point did I say its attributable to having played 82 games. Show me where I said that, smart guy.

ZONA
11-14-2009, 10:58 PM
No it doesnt. At no point did I say its attributable to having played 82 games. Show me where I said that, smart guy.

Calm down troll man. You said exactly this "its a function of an 82 game season".

lex
11-15-2009, 07:18 AM
Calm down troll man. You said exactly this "its a function of an 82 game season".

Once again, Ill refer back to my previous post.

RhymesayersDU
11-15-2009, 05:26 PM
I hadn't been able to access the board recently... Not sure if it was my internet, my browser, or both.

Anyways, great win on Friday, and I'm so glad somebody got the Lawson dunk on YouTube. At least the Nuggets are good! /sigh

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
11-15-2009, 06:45 PM
Pretty much. In the grand scheme of things, last night's game meant nil. Just like the Lakers win over the Suns means nil. Look at it in historical context, Michael Jordan's Bulls got a smoked by the Knicks 17 years ago in November, yet the Bulls still defended their title.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199211280NYK.html

If Phil isn't worred, I am not worried. Phil knows the season starts in the playoffs. If Karl wants to show us his schemes in November and run up the score. Go ahead, it's not going to mean anything and it's why Karl is a great regular season coach but not a great playoff coach. I'm just glad Phil yanked everyone for the 4th quarter and we didn't suffer any injuries.

Heh heh heh! :D

Same thing happened last year, i.e., Lakers laid an egg @Denver on the second night of a back-to-back and after arriving in Denver @ 4:00 a.m.

And, just like last year, the Thuggets' fans react like they just won a championship or something. Ha!

Wake me up when the Thuggets actually accomplish something in this league, e.g., when they can actually win a playoff series vs. the Lakers.

RhymesayersDU
11-16-2009, 07:47 PM
-Iverson and Grizzlies "mutually" decide that it isn't working out. He will be a free agent. Rumors already say Knicks. I would actually enjoy that because (1) I'm seeing the Nuggies play the Knicks next week and wouldn't mind seeing him on court once more and (2) With D'Antoni's offense they're going to hoist a million shots anyways, he might as well take them.

-The Bobcats sent shooting guard Raja Bell and forward Vladimir Radmanovic to the Warriors for Stephen Jackson and guard Acie Law.

ZONA
11-17-2009, 12:20 AM
How about them Hawks and Suns, leading the way at 9-2. Two teams that I'm sure alot of people over looked. Nice.

and on a side note...........shouldn't Kevin McHale be finished in MN? They have been horrible for so long. Does this guy know what he's doing up there?

watermock
11-17-2009, 12:39 AM
Heh heh heh! :D

Same thing happened last year, i.e., Lakers laid an egg @Denver on the second night of a back-to-back and after arriving in Denver @ 4:00 a.m.

And, just like last year, the Thuggets' fans react like they just won a championship or something. Ha!

Wake me up when the Thuggets actually accomplish something in this league, e.g., when they can actually win a playoff series vs. the Lakers.

Nuggets BLEW OUT the Fakers last week and got booed out of their house a few days ago AT HOME.

But a clue.

RhymesayersDU
11-17-2009, 06:19 AM
How about them Hawks and Suns, leading the way at 9-2. Two teams that I'm sure alot of people over looked. Nice.

and on a side note...........shouldn't Kevin McHale be finished in MN? They have been horrible for so long. Does this guy know what he's doing up there?

Hawks look legit out East. I knew they were a playoff team, but at this point they look elite, and will be trouble for somebody down the road.

PHX I never saw coming. They will certainly be a problem.

spdirty
11-17-2009, 07:33 AM
Hawks look legit out East. I knew they were a playoff team, but at this point they look elite, and will be trouble for somebody down the road.

PHX I never saw coming. They will certainly be a problem.

Do you by chance know what kind of minutes Nash is getting?

RhymesayersDU
11-17-2009, 09:59 AM
I have no idea on Nash, that will be a major issue come March.

sixtimeseight
11-17-2009, 12:40 PM
It would take about 5 seconds for either one of you to look up that information.

RhymesayersDU
11-17-2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the update, cheech.

spdirty
11-17-2009, 07:15 PM
It would take about 5 seconds for either one of you to look up that information.

I tried, and 5 seconds later I just decided that you were full of **** and it wasnt worth it to do the rest of the work to find out.

broncofan2438
11-17-2009, 08:39 PM
Nuggets slam Raptors 130-112. Lookn good with Smith Lawson and Melo

RhymesayersDU
11-17-2009, 08:40 PM
Didn't get to see the game, but glad we won.

Based on the boxscore, it looks like in the first half they played little defense, which is not good. Toronto is the worst defensive team in the league, so while the Nuggies won the shootout, you'd rather not get sucked into that kind of game.

Anyways, Melo put up like 30 points on 12-15 shooting. Insane.

spdirty
11-17-2009, 08:49 PM
good win. Now we have the exact same type of back 2 back the Lakers faced last week when they played phoenix then traveled overnight and played in denver. Be interesting to see how we do.

sixtimeseight
11-17-2009, 10:32 PM
I tried, and 5 seconds later I just decided that you were full of **** and it wasnt worth it to do the rest of the work to find out.

lol seriously? are you new to this whole internet thing? here's a quick lesson for the slow and old (i'm guessing you're both):

step 1: google "steve nash stats"
step 2: click first link
step 3: profit

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/n/nashst01.html

ZONA
11-17-2009, 10:38 PM
Nash played tonight more then usual but his minutes have been WAY down. Dragic and Barbosa getting a ton of minutes right now. In fact, most of the starters have alot less minutes then of years past. D'antoni loved playing his starters big minutes but Gentry doesn't like doing that, and it shows. I think even in a few games Nash didn't even play in the 4th quarter at all. They're are really playing good ball. Actually relying on their defense in the 4th quarter to win, holding opponents to like 38% FG shooting in the 4th qtr. And, of their 12 games so far, 8 have been on the road. Unlike the Lakeshow where they've only had 3 away games so far.

Nash getting 32 minutes per game right now. So basically 2.5 quarters of play and 1.5 quarters of rest. :egbgb:

spdirty
11-18-2009, 05:54 AM
lol seriously? are you new to this whole internet thing? here's a quick lesson for the slow and old (i'm guessing you're both):

step 1: google "steve nash stats"
step 2: click first link
step 3: profit

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/n/nashst01.html

or....

step 1: wait for someone to post an answer
step 2: tell sixtimeseight he's full of **** again about it taking 5 seconds
step 3: profit;)

broncofan2438
11-18-2009, 03:24 PM
Im heading to the Nuggets vs. Clippers game on Friday night. Anyone going??

Go Nuggets

ludo21
11-18-2009, 03:32 PM
Nash played tonight more then usual but his minutes have been WAY down. Dragic and Barbosa getting a ton of minutes right now. In fact, most of the starters have alot less minutes then of years past. D'antoni loved playing his starters big minutes but Gentry doesn't like doing that, and it shows. I think even in a few games Nash didn't even play in the 4th quarter at all. They're are really playing good ball. Actually relying on their defense in the 4th quarter to win, holding opponents to like 38% FG shooting in the 4th qtr. And, of their 12 games so far, 8 have been on the road. Unlike the Lakeshow where they've only had 3 away games so far.

Nash getting 32 minutes per game right now. So basically 2.5 quarters of play and 1.5 quarters of rest. :egbgb:


It has been a great start to the season :strong:

To think Lopez hasnt played yet and LB is still coming off his injury as well! Our bench is playing great, which is the real key. Gotta love the move to dump Shaq. I hated that turd and am excited to see that we are doing our best in years!

Cant wait til we show the new Hornets coach the door as well ;D

Man-Goblin
11-18-2009, 06:30 PM
Loving the Earl Boykins sighting on ESPN. So fun to watch (especially if you don't have to worry about him on the defensive end for YOUR team).

RhymesayersDU
11-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Im heading to the Nuggets vs. Clippers game on Friday night. Anyone going??

Go Nuggets

Hopefully Eric Gordon is still out. That dude can ball.

If the Clips can get everybody healthy and on the same page, they will start wrecking people.

ZONA
11-18-2009, 09:02 PM
It has been a great start to the season :strong:

To think Lopez hasnt played yet and LB is still coming off his injury as well! Our bench is playing great, which is the real key. Gotta love the move to dump Shaq. I hated that turd and am excited to see that we are doing our best in years!

Cant wait til we show the new Hornets coach the door as well ;D

I know, Shaq just got hurt too. And it's kinda funny that the Suns are MUCH better defensively without him. That's really no surprise because the best defense is TEAM defense, guy rotating to help out and then of course blocking out and rebounding. The Suns actually rank 10th in defense so far this year and that is leaps and bound ahead of what they used to be ranked under D'iantoni, they were almost dead last all the time. Gentry really has done a great job with keeping the up tempo style of play and making these guys believe that it's worth it to at least play good enough defense to take the pressure off of having to score 120 a game. It's working. They have been forced to win alot of these game with defense in the 4th quarter.

RhymesayersDU
11-22-2009, 09:29 AM
Nuggies play 3 stellar quarters (first quarter was really bad) on the way to routing the Bulls. Huge game from Melo 30/11/7.

OABB
11-22-2009, 09:32 AM
lex, you're still posting in this thread? you got canonballs.

lex
11-22-2009, 10:06 AM
lex, you're still posting in this thread? you got canonballs.

Why is that?

bombay
11-22-2009, 11:24 AM
Chris Anderson isn't providing quite the spark he did last year. Hope he can get back to his shotblocking, energetic ways.

RhymesayersDU
11-22-2009, 11:38 AM
I thought he played well last night.

ZONA
11-28-2009, 02:54 PM
Are the Lakers ever going to go on a long road trip? Geez, already had 11 home games and only 3 road games. I think Denver could over take 2nd place in the West once the Lakers have a nice long 5 game road trip through the east........lol. The Suns on the other hand are really dealing with alot of road games pretty well. Already 10 games on the road and the next 5 of 6 are on the road also, which will put them at 15 road games and only 4 home games. Who makes these schedules anyway. Geezus.


Phoenix 13 3 0.813 0.0 7-2 2-1 6-0 7-3 8-2

Lakers 11 3 0.786 1.0 7-3 2-0 9-2 2-1 8-2

Denver 12 4 0.750 1.0 5-1 3-0 7-0 5-4 7-3

Dallas 12 4 0.750 1.0 8-3 3-2 5-2 7-2 8-2

Portland 12 6 0.667 2.0 8-4 4-1 7-3 5-3 7-3

broncofan2438
11-28-2009, 04:24 PM
Go Nuggets!!!

ludo21
11-28-2009, 05:36 PM
Suns are awesome!!!

Cavs are suffering from the fat tub of lard being in the lane just as the Suns did. I cant wait til Wednesday(?) when the Suns go to Cleveland and run Shaq off the court.

13-3 (We have played 10 road games already) awesome

ZONA
11-28-2009, 10:05 PM
Suns are awesome!!!

Cavs are suffering from the fat tub of lard being in the lane just as the Suns did. I cant wait til Wednesday(?) when the Suns go to Cleveland and run Shaq off the court.

13-3 (We have played 10 road games already) awesome

Yeah, not having his big old slow butt out there has helped but there's just a number of things that are much improved over last year.

1) Gentry > Porter
2) Amare is healthy
3) Richardson playing 50 times better then he did at any point last year
4) 7 players shooting over 40% from 3 point line
5) Frye has been an amazing asset, on both offense and defense
6) Dragic has improved a ton, and is giving Nash alot more rest on the bench
7) Dudley, Dudley, Dudley
8) Grant Hill playing smarter, not forcing as many 3's and rebounding better
9) Team defense has been better and they actually have outrebounded most teams they have played so far
10) Much much much better half court team. Yes they score alot but don't confuse this team with the fast break teams Mike Di'Antoni had a few years back. This team is definitely a half court team who runs an offense.

RhymesayersDU
12-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Was in Denver over the weekend, had great seats for Carmelo's 50 point game, although that was a defensive abortion. But still, a special game for him personally.

Can't believe they dropped one to the Wolves. But they got back to winning tonight, which is good.

ZONA
12-01-2009, 10:04 PM
The Suns apparently took the night off against the Knicks. I hate when good teams do that. They sometimes can't get up for the bad teams and they come out and play like they don't even want to be out on the floor. I know it's a long season and those things happen but none the less it's still frustrating to watch as a fan.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
12-02-2009, 02:45 AM
Are the Lakers ever going to go on a long road trip?

There's a five game road trip coming up this month.

Also a pretty brutal 8 game trip in January.

http://www.nba.com/lakers/schedule/index.html

RhymesayersDU
12-05-2009, 10:28 AM
Kobe-****ing-Bryant.


I hate him with every fiber of my being. But I'll be damned if I don't respect him. Amazing shot last night. Was at the bar getting hammered, game was on, whole place went nuts when he dropped that.

24champ
12-05-2009, 11:56 PM
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z5/Laker_Dude_25/Kobe.gif



I'll be at Staples for the showdown with the Suns tomorrow.

RhymesayersDU
12-06-2009, 04:58 PM
Real nice win by the Nuggies last night at San Antonio.


I've watched the NBA far too long and know better than to count the Spurs out of anything, but yeah, they are not as good as advertised. I'm not saying they're out of contention or anything like that, still a LOT of basketball to play. but when they signed Richard Jefferson they were supposed to instantly be the #2 team in the West... Yeah, not so much.

broncos-rock
12-06-2009, 05:39 PM
Is anybody watching the 60 minutes interview with Donaghy? Pretty eye opening about bias of the refs!

Boobs McGee
12-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Is anybody watching the 60 minutes interview with Donaghy? Pretty eye opening about bias of the refs!

just got finished watching it...pretty incredible stuff.

There was a thread on here at one point (not sure who started it, I'll do some searching) discussing his book, and it had some excerpts that went into even GREATER detail about the other refs and their "friendly wagers" that would take place during games.

Really puts a pretty dark coating on a lot of games (playoffs especially) that I've watched growing up. It cheapens my outlook on NBA championships...

After watching that segment, I believe that what donaghy is throwing on the table is correct, and can see why Stern and the other refs want to discount him and his accusations. Pretty hard to argue with someone who won 80% of the time, ya know?

Boobs McGee
12-06-2009, 06:31 PM
here's the other thread:
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=86273&highlight=donaghy

it has one of the excerpts in the first post, but follow the link and prepare for lots of head shaking

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
12-06-2009, 08:42 PM
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I'll be at Staples for the showdown with the Suns tomorrow.

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Orange4Life
12-06-2009, 08:57 PM
I watched it. It was pretty damaging to NBA. When the FBI says they believe he is being truthful it makes it pretty hard for NBA to just sweep this whole story under the rug by saying he is bitter rouge referee.

He basically admits to what has long been rumored about the NBA. Favoring players, big market teams, and extending playoff series'. Wow!

ludo21
12-06-2009, 09:06 PM
Poor Iverson getting screwed over by the refs.

Suns got pwned tonight. Im not sure we have the answer for the two bigs of the Lakers this year.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
12-06-2009, 09:14 PM
I'll be at Staples for the showdown with the Suns tomorrow.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6607/finall.jpg

:~ohyah!: http://www.clublakers.com/images/smilies/ball1.gif

Maximus
12-06-2009, 10:05 PM
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z5/Laker_Dude_25/Kobe.gif



I'll be at Staples for the showdown with the Suns tomorrow.

Somebody bring back the thread where it was stated that Kobe Never hit a game winning shot... But Lebron has lol

spdirty
12-06-2009, 10:13 PM
I watched it. It was pretty damaging to NBA. When the FBI says they believe he is being truthful it makes it pretty hard for NBA to just sweep this whole story under the rug by saying he is bitter rouge referee.

He basically admits to what has long been rumored about the NBA. Favoring players, big market teams, and extending playoff series'. Wow!

Thats what Stern is going to do. Try to sweep this under the rug, call him a rouge ref, and hope it goes away. But it wont. And nothing will be done about it until Stern is gone. If the Nuggets werent so good I wouldnt watch another fcking game.

Paladin
12-06-2009, 10:18 PM
Did anyone else see the freaking screw jobs the REfs tried to pull in San Antonio? I don't understand how and why the Big Flopper gets to Flop all the time. Absoultely ludicrous.....

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
12-06-2009, 10:55 PM
Somebody bring back the thread where it was stated that Kobe Never hit a game winning shot... But Lebron has lol

Why bother?

Even after the moronic dink who originally made that claim was proven wrong, he still refused to admit he was wrong.

Gotta love the Internet. ;)

Boobs McGee
12-07-2009, 05:54 AM
Why bother?

Even after the moronic dink who originally made that claim was proven wrong, he still refused to admit he was wrong.

Gotta love the Internet. ;)

exactly. You could post thirty of those shots, but lex would refute the clips because they weren't shot in HD or something. He's not wrong, you know.