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When did Trevor Ariza get so good?
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
When did Trevor Ariza get so good?

When nobody was guarding him in the playoffs.
Originally posted by pantstickle:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
When did Trevor Ariza get so good?

When nobody was guarding him in the playoffs.

+5!
Originally posted by pantstickle:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
When did Trevor Ariza get so good?

When nobody was guarding him in the playoffs.

I was thinking more about his defense.

OP asked who were the other 4-5 teams. I thought of Houston's strong run in the playoffs without Yao and Tmac. Most of their roster has remained intact. They have a good coach and they gained Ariza while they lost Artest. And there's the question of Tmac. If scores lights out; everyone will be open on the Rockets.

I defer to you NBA masters as I haven't been keeping up with the game this past decade. And I never said they were better than the Spurs. All I said was that the Spurs seemed kinda old and rusty and need Duncan to pull another strong year.
Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
I was thinking more about his defense.

OP asked who were the other 4-5 teams. I thought of Houston's strong run in the playoffs without Yao and Tmac. Most of their roster has remained intact. They have a good coach and they gained Ariza while they lost Artest. And there's the question of Tmac. If scores lights out; everyone will be open on the Rockets.

I defer to you NBA masters as I haven't been keeping up with the game this past decade. And I never said they were better than the Spurs. All I said was that the Spurs seemed kinda old and rusty and need Duncan to pull another strong year.

Fair enough, but Houston played all of 4 games without Yao, two of which the Lakers didn't even show up. T-Mac is out through the middle of the season, and Yao's probably out for all of it. I like the players that they have on their roster, but right now, their #1 offensive option is Luis Scola, & #2 is Aaron Brooks. And that's gonna be the case for at least half of the year, and T-Mac's abilities had greatly diminished last year, even when healthy. I don't think he's the same player that he once was.
I would only add Portland to that list, although to the bottom of it.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
I would only add Portland to that list, although to the bottom of it.

Good point. While they are young, they are very talented and upgraded a position of need with Andre Miller. They're a bit of a wild card, especially considering the difficulties that the Lakers have with them. While I don't think they have the experience to win it all, they do have the talent.
Originally posted by teeohh:
spurs will win it all or my name isn't diego montoya

Isn't he the bad guy in the Mask of Zorro?

Go Spurs Go
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by teeohh:
spurs will win it all or my name isn't diego montoya

Isn't he the bad guy in the Mask of Zorro?

Go Spurs Go

Youngone indeed.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by teeohh:
spurs will win it all or my name isn't diego montoya

Isn't he the bad guy in the Mask of Zorro?

Go Spurs Go

Youngone indeed.

ahhh crap....I was way off

[ Edited by Youngone on Aug 3, 2009 at 09:54:47 ]
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by teeohh:
spurs will win it all or my name isn't diego montoya

Isn't he the bad guy in the Mask of Zorro?

Go Spurs Go

this is diego montoya
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by teeohh:
spurs will win it all or my name isn't diego montoya

Isn't he the bad guy in the Mask of Zorro?

Go Spurs Go

Youngone indeed.

ahhh crap....I was way off

LOL, no worries, man.

The Princess Bride...one of my favorite movies. Worth checking out if you have a chance.
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It would not shock me if Houston doesn't make the playoffs.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by teeohh:
spurs will win it all or my name isn't diego montoya

Isn't he the bad guy in the Mask of Zorro?

Go Spurs Go

Youngone indeed.

ahhh crap....I was way off

LOL, no worries, man.

The Princess Bride...one of my favorite movies. Worth checking out if you have a chance.

Actually, you're both wrong.

*guess I'll be nice and tell you...
that my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

[ Edited by pantstickle on Aug 3, 2009 at 10:14:41 ]
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Princess Bride is a great movie.

Humperdink: "Surrender!"
Westley: "You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept."