2005-2006 NBA thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Equint77, Oct 4, 2005.

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Of the Remaining teams, who will win the NBA TITLE?

  1. Mavericks

  2. Lakers

  3. Clippers

  4. Spurs

  5. Pistons

  6. Heat

  7. Nets

  8. Cavs

  9. Wizards

  10. Kings

  11. Suns

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  1. Equint77

    Equint77 MY NAME IS HOV

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    I figured it's about time we got a new NBA thread for all NBA news and discussions for the upcoming year.

    Training camp officially opened up today with most teams getting ready for the upcoming season.

    And of course the big news today is the Knicks getting Eddy Curry/Antonio Davis for Mike Sweetney/Tim Thomas/Jermaine Jackson and some picks.

    So basically the Knicks got Curry for Sweetney. Which I can deal with... the draft picks were a bit of a stretch but this upcoming draft doesn't seem deep so it's not much of a risk. Also losing Sweetney wasn't a huge loss... sure he was maybe gonna be the starting PF but he wasn't gonna make or break NY. Getting Curry, with his heart condition was a risk but he's been cleared by every doctor..except one, who felt a DNA test was due. The NY doctors are gonna do everything they can to make sure he's not gonna drop dead. I have a feeling Curry used the DNA thing as leverage for a trade..which is why Paxton was so irritated today in his PC.

    So the Knicks have now improved their backcourt, frontcourt while maintaining their core young players.... Lee, Frye, Nate, JC, QR, Ariza... and now add Curry.

    I'm happy with the direction.
     
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  2. Ultimate_Superman

    Ultimate_Superman Well-Known Member

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    I want to put everybody on notice and warn you to beware of the WIZARDS this year we are taking it all.
     
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  3. Doomed_hero

    Doomed_hero Well-Known Member

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    I am holding out a silm hope that my Lakers will be good this year. But it will most likely come down to Spurs and Heat imo.
     
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  4. Ultimate_Superman

    Ultimate_Superman Well-Known Member

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    Forget the Lakers till the make an statement telling Shaq how wrong they were for pretty much f***ing him in the ass and picking Kobe over him I will never support them again.
     
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    Doomed_hero Well-Known Member

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    shaq was eqaul in all that to. It is not like he was the blamless victim. But I am over that and ready to see the team move on.
     
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  6. MakeMineMarvel

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    Kind of ticked off that my Bulls got rid of a guy who's scoring average has only gone up every year. A guy who is one of maybe 6 or 7 true "5's" in the league. Sweetney better go to the stinkin' glass with TC, or else they will get rocked when it comes to rebounding. Our roster is now full of ones and threes, with a couple of fours mixed in.
     
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  7. Equinox

    Equinox Nerazzurri

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    The Bulls are going to the playoffs this year :up:
     
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  8. Equint77

    Equint77 MY NAME IS HOV

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    I like Mike and didn't want to see him since he was part of our core of young guys... he's a georgetown guy and proved it by his willingness to keep improving.

    Unfortunately he never got a chance to show his true skills in NY.. I wish him the best of luck and wouldn't be surprised to see him flourish in Chicago. Undersized or not he's got skill around the basket.
     
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  9. Equint77

    Equint77 MY NAME IS HOV

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    The Lakers are interesting cause I'm not sure what Phil is gonna do this season. You know he'll never fully respect Kobe.. and vice versa and they're a losing streak away from going at each other.

    I still go back to what I thought originally when Phil went back to LA.. he's gonna wait out his 3 years... marry Jeanie Buss and become either GM or Lakers President and ship Kobe as far away from LA as humanly possible.

    Either way.. Phil will outlast Kobe in LA IMO. And I really thought LA had a shot at Amare till yesterday.
     
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    Equint77 MY NAME IS HOV

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    Rafer Alston just got traded to Houston for Mike James...

    what the hell is Toronto thinking... and this puts Houston to top level WC team.

    Amazing what the Raptors Gm is thinking.
     
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  11. unknownuser

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    babcock is an idiot :mad: :down
    i think alston got traded because he didn't get along with the coach

    (i dont really follow basketball that much so pardon me if im mistaken :()
     
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  12. Equint77

    Equint77 MY NAME IS HOV

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    you're totally right Unknown.. he didn't get along with Sam Mitchell but that goes for about 70% of NBA players.. they hardly get along with their coaches but that doesn't mean you take an already flawed roster and make them even weaker.

    I would understand draft picks for the future but the Raptors got nothing except a back up (at best).. while Houston got what they needed to become an even stronger team in the west.. a starting PG to feed both Yao and Tmac.

    This was absolute rape on the part of the Houston GM....
     
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    Ultimate_Superman Well-Known Member

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    Well you got a point there. I still would like to see Phil mess Kobe over like how he did Shaq :mad:
     
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    Losssssss Angeeeeelllllllllllleeeeeesssssssssssssssss baybee! :cool:
     
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    Immortalfire The Iron Mod

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    My Hawks got Marvin Williams, hope he's as good pro as he was for N.C.
     
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    Only thing is that now we have a bunch of guys (Othella Harrington included) that played for a team that didn't make the playoffs last year. Oh well, I'll pray that Deng, Gordon, Nocioni, Heinrich, Duhon, and Chandler keep it alive.
     
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    He wasn't much for UNC........I'd be more interested in Josh Smith's development......he could be good.
     
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    GammaMike Well-Known Member

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    Our teams keep swapping guys that weren't able to get us over the top......
     
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  19. Whack Arnolds

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    NY is going to be damn fun to watch...
    Nate the Great... dude is 5'9 and can throw down like VC!!!
    JC, one of the sickest handles in the league...
    Starbury, always one of the premier pg's in the league..
    Q-Rich, hittin all them 3's. They are going to be a damn fun team to watch. I still want to see my Heat take it home w/ my guy D Wade and the new addittion of White Chocolate. Hopefully Antoine won't be a cancer like he is EVERYWHERE else.
     
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  20. Whack Arnolds

    Whack Arnolds Well-Known Member

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    He will be a better pro than he was in college. His athletic game will be more exposed and he can show case his strengths more in the NBA. Less confined... etc. :up:
     
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  21. Whack Arnolds

    Whack Arnolds Well-Known Member

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    Hell Pargo got game as well... atleast we ditched the contract of AD. Curry was a bust anyway, he basically told me when I talked to him back in early September that he was going to be on his way out. I mean, the Bulls couldn't rely on him with a bum ticker and all. :(
     
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    Houston on poise to make big improves in the West with Swift, Anderson and now Alston on the team. Word to the Avy son.Phoenix will take a small step back witht he loss of Joe Johnson but with Nash, Amare and Marion they'll still be there
    Obviously San Antonio still got it on lock though. On the East I'm sure bout Miami, Will J-Will,Walker and Payton comprimise with the team chemistry and will O'Neal stay healthy. Detroit is still there if they can keep it together. Cavs should make the playoffs and Indiana will probably take the conference barring Ron-Ron flipping out on cats again.
     
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    Holy sh1t, they picked up Skip? That is now my new fav. team in the west. Though Stromile is kind of overrated...he will add aggressivness that Yao lacks. Naturally PHO will drop off in wins (they took kats by suprise last year) but they are actually a better team. They added much needed size and defense, while keeping their 3 best players. Joe sat out the Dallas series when PHO murdered them...he won't be missed that much, and Jackson can fill Q-Rich's role quite nicely. The Pacers are a lock to be in the top 3 teams in the west...barring Ron-Ron from the BK doesn't flip out and go punch a fan like say Spike Lee during the games. :p
     
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    Ron-Ron from the QB not BK
     
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    I am a diehard Tim Duncan fan. Spurs all the way. Again.
     
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