2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby air gordon on Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:59 am

Maybe time to start a mvp thread?

Leonard has been beasting lately most notably against the rockets earlier this week

3 dog race IMO. Westy, harden, kawaii
Honorable mention James and IT
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:56 am

Lamrock wrote:So if Westbrook puts up 31/11/10, he's the MVP but if he puts up 31/11/9.8, he's not?


That's not actually what I was saying before, but if that were to happen, I could see it affecting his MVP bid. It's a bit unfair because the numbers would still be historically significant in their own right, but he would technically be falling short of the feat that's been accomplished only once before, and making that history kind of has been a big part of his case for MVP.

However, I think the bigger issue is going to be the fact that barring an incredible finish to the season, the Thunder aren't going to win 50+ games. It shouldn't disqualify him, because he's carrying the team as he posts historic numbers, and without him, they'd be absolutely sunk. According to all the things the MVP award stands for as an individual honour, he's a legitimate candidate. Even so, I could see the team's record counting against him when the votes are cast, unfair as that may be.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Phil89 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:59 pm

It's probably Harden's to lose right now. Honestly I'll just be happy if Curry and LeBron don't win it again.


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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:16 pm

He's got to be All-NBA First Team ahead of Curry.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Phil89 on Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:08 pm

He just tied Wilt on 31 triple-doubles with a 23p/13r/13a effort in a surprise win over San Antonio.

OKC now have a 25-6 record when Russ gets a triple-double this season.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:03 pm

"But he just gets stats, he's not helping the team win!"
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:37 pm

Timberwolves hold on to beat the Warriors, though Klay Thompson made a good play to force a jump ball at the end. Just not enough time on the clock to make a play. Warriors officially can't make it back-to-back 70 win seasons.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Stress Fracture on Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:32 pm

Man, I feel for the fans that bought tickets for this Spurs-Warriors game. Imagine their frustration and disappointment right now.
benji wrote:LeBron is such a choker. And people were talking about him as an all-time great. As having possibly surpassed Kobe. What a joke.

velvet bliss wrote:Andrew, you the real MVP.

Andrew wrote:He who flops and flails to the Finals and a title, flops and flails best.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:57 pm

Remember the days when players prided themselves on never missing a game? Granted, rest is sensible and has merit, and sports science/medicine has improved during the past couple of decades. But it's not as though stars of the past weren't banged up or at risk of injury from the physicality and nature of the sport, yet many of them played all 82 (or close to all 82) games in several seasons, even into their 30s. I've seen it suggested that it's necessary now because of changes to the game, but I'm not sure that I buy that.

Anyway, the Spurs had a bit more talent out there, and picked up the easy win. The Warriors therefore lose three straight for the first time since they blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Stress Fracture on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:13 pm

And this loss may cost the Warriors home court advantage throughout the playoffs.
benji wrote:LeBron is such a choker. And people were talking about him as an all-time great. As having possibly surpassed Kobe. What a joke.

velvet bliss wrote:Andrew, you the real MVP.

Andrew wrote:He who flops and flails to the Finals and a title, flops and flails best.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:28 pm

Yeah, that's going to be an interesting race the rest of the way now.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Phil89 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:36 pm

Westbrook is up to 32 triple-doubles now. OKC beat Utah again to keep the race for the fourth seed open.

It was good to see Dante Exum play well too. He scored a career-high 22 points (7/8 FG, 1/1 3pt, 7/9 FT) in just 26 minutes. It seems like he is finally finding his feet in the NBA after that ACL injury a couple of years ago.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:43 pm

LeBron James picked up his ninth triple-double on the season, which is the most he's had in any single year of his career to date. Any other season, that would probably be a much bigger deal and garner a lot of attention. It's still a feather in his cap regardless, but it's certainly overshadowed by what Westbrook is doing this season.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:49 pm

Ricky Rubio was one assist short of a 20-20 game today.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Lamrock on Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:28 am

Parsons done for season.

Man, I thought the Evan Turner signing was bad...
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:23 am

He's another guy who can't seem to catch a break, health-wise.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby air gordon on Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:10 am

Be nice to see the NBA get rid of draft pick protection... or at the least just leave the only option being lottery protected

Its sad to see the lakers blatant attempt at staying bottom 3 so they can keep the pick

Or the kings doing just enough to stay bottom 10
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:08 pm

Make it 35 triple-doubles for Russell Westbrook on the season, as he becomes the first to tally one without missing a field goal or free throw.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:43 am

Andrew wrote:Make it 35 triple-doubles for Russell Westbrook on the season, as he becomes the first to tally one without missing a field goal or free throw.


Truly historic seasons for Westbrook and Harden. We should take all of this in.. because we may not see numbers like these again any time soon.

Best thing about it? Both teams are winning as well. Its going to be epic seeing what they can do in the playoffs.
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Re: 2016/2017 Daily Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:43 am

It makes you wonder what other seemingly unattainable records and statistical marks might be matched or bested next. Could Wilt's 100 points some day fall?
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