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2013-14 General NBA Discussion Thread

Major flop
Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by YungAce:

Wouldn't shock me if some ppl call it a flop.

It looked like he still tried to flop after

Floplife
Different opinions on who will be the best rookie next year...................

A veteran NBA exec on Wiggins:

"I think he can be a player that plays a lot like Paul George does. He's so smooth that at times it almost looks like he's coasting. But when you watch closer, you just see the game comes so easy to him…. I'm not sure how we could pass on him if we had the No. 1 pick. The other guys might be more ready right now, but in three years, I think he's the best player in this class."

A general manager on Randle:

"I think he's the surest thing in the draft. There's nothing he can't do and there just aren't that many bigs in the NBA with that set of skills. He's going to be a 10-time All-Star and will make a major impact on your team in Year One. Wiggins might have a little more upside and [Parker] is so attractive as well, but if you take someone else, you're really risking your job."

A different GM on Parker:

"I absolutely love him. I love guys who just know how to play. Very few players at Jabari's age are so sophisticated about the game. You see how he's reading the floor and how he's thinking the game and you can't help but get excited. I remember when some guys were wringing their hands about Kevin Durant. Does he play defense? Is he an elite athlete? I just saw a killer out there who would do anything to win. I see that in Jabari. Some will worship Wiggins' athleticism. Some will pray to the altar of 'big' with Randle. But Parker's my guy and I don't see that changing."

Another GM on Exum:

"Maybe I'm young and foolish, but I think Exum ends up being the guy everyone wishes they took in a few years. All of them are going to be great, but when you watch Exum, you see the ability to be a generational talent. My owner might kill me, but I think you take Exum, regardless of what the other guys do this year. Exum's already proved it to me."
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Different opinions on who will be the best rookie next year...................

A veteran NBA exec on Wiggins:

"I think he can be a player that plays a lot like Paul George does. He's so smooth that at times it almost looks like he's coasting. But when you watch closer, you just see the game comes so easy to him…. I'm not sure how we could pass on him if we had the No. 1 pick. The other guys might be more ready right now, but in three years, I think he's the best player in this class."

A general manager on Randle:

"I think he's the surest thing in the draft. There's nothing he can't do and there just aren't that many bigs in the NBA with that set of skills. He's going to be a 10-time All-Star and will make a major impact on your team in Year One. Wiggins might have a little more upside and [Parker] is so attractive as well, but if you take someone else, you're really risking your job."

A different GM on Parker:

"I absolutely love him. I love guys who just know how to play. Very few players at Jabari's age are so sophisticated about the game. You see how he's reading the floor and how he's thinking the game and you can't help but get excited. I remember when some guys were wringing their hands about Kevin Durant. Does he play defense? Is he an elite athlete? I just saw a killer out there who would do anything to win. I see that in Jabari. Some will worship Wiggins' athleticism. Some will pray to the altar of 'big' with Randle. But Parker's my guy and I don't see that changing."

Another GM on Exum:

"Maybe I'm young and foolish, but I think Exum ends up being the guy everyone wishes they took in a few years. All of them are going to be great, but when you watch Exum, you see the ability to be a generational talent. My owner might kill me, but I think you take Exum, regardless of what the other guys do this year. Exum's already proved it to me."

Jahii Carson
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Different opinions on who will be the best rookie next year...................

A veteran NBA exec on Wiggins:

"I think he can be a player that plays a lot like Paul George does. He's so smooth that at times it almost looks like he's coasting. But when you watch closer, you just see the game comes so easy to him…. I'm not sure how we could pass on him if we had the No. 1 pick. The other guys might be more ready right now, but in three years, I think he's the best player in this class."

A general manager on Randle:

"I think he's the surest thing in the draft. There's nothing he can't do and there just aren't that many bigs in the NBA with that set of skills. He's going to be a 10-time All-Star and will make a major impact on your team in Year One. Wiggins might have a little more upside and [Parker] is so attractive as well, but if you take someone else, you're really risking your job."

A different GM on Parker:

"I absolutely love him. I love guys who just know how to play. Very few players at Jabari's age are so sophisticated about the game. You see how he's reading the floor and how he's thinking the game and you can't help but get excited. I remember when some guys were wringing their hands about Kevin Durant. Does he play defense? Is he an elite athlete? I just saw a killer out there who would do anything to win. I see that in Jabari. Some will worship Wiggins' athleticism. Some will pray to the altar of 'big' with Randle. But Parker's my guy and I don't see that changing."

Another GM on Exum:

"Maybe I'm young and foolish, but I think Exum ends up being the guy everyone wishes they took in a few years. All of them are going to be great, but when you watch Exum, you see the ability to be a generational talent. My owner might kill me, but I think you take Exum, regardless of what the other guys do this year. Exum's already proved it to me."

Jahii Carson

Iooks like a mid to late rd pick in the first?
http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Jahii-Carson-6529/
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Iooks like a mid to late rd pick in the first?
http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Jahii-Carson-6529/

heh yeah, I was just joking. He will be on national TV tonight, ASU plays UNLV

He had to go back for his soph year to work on his jump shot
hmmm I like this lineup.
Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Chandler Parsons, Patrick Beverley, James Harden

About to be 4-0 with it
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
hmmm I like this lineup.
Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Chandler Parsons, Patrick Beverley, James Harden

About to be 4-0 with it

That's the lineup they should have been playing all along.
This draft looks flat out incredible. The guy that I'm really intrigued with is Joel Embiid, whose ceiling is as high as any of the others. A guy that size, that moves like that, with that passing ability? Holy crap.

Wiggins, Parker, Randle, Exum, Smart, Embiid, & Gordon have all had tremendous starts to this season.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
hmmm I like this lineup.
Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Chandler Parsons, Patrick Beverley, James Harden

About to be 4-0 with it

That's the lineup they should have been playing all along.

Yeah, there is a really detailed Grantland article on Houston

You will enjoy this:
"And James Harden … He has been a disaster on defense this season. There have been games in which he has barely bothered to try. He might be the first player in NBA history to become a mainstream (sports) Internet sensation because of his lazy, unfocused off-ball defense."

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9997968/the-rockets-approach-nba-finals-worthy

Asik trade will no doubt occur, I think he has good trade value, he is a good player.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
This draft looks flat out incredible. The guy that I'm really intrigued with is Joel Embiid, whose ceiling is as high as any of the others. A guy that size, that moves like that, with that passing ability? Holy crap.

Wiggins, Parker, Randle, Exum, Smart, Embiid, & Gordon have all had tremendous starts to this season.

such a great draft.
i think if i had to rank it, I'd go Jabari first. Randle or Wiggins next. Jabari's got that size and athleticism at the SF position, with great shooting touch.
Jabari is the most ready player. He can do everything on a floor. He reminds me of an Iggi but can shoot the ball.
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Heat win by 16 and then 28 on back to back nights WITHOUT Wade

this team is deep, especially if Lebron only dropped 13 in one of those games
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